I love the beginning of the year for a wedding ceremony and celebration.

The pace of winter offers a couple more privacy in parks, a greater value at venues and a less busy ‘feel’ than the happy crush of the late Spring, Summer and early Fall.   A few beautiful couples…

Nathan and Laura were wed at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, on a sunny Saturday in February.

Surrounded by their best people and very happy family and friends, we all shared in a beautiful and intimate ceremony – with touches of fun and laughter.

It was a road trip up to the Mt. Rainier area to get Christian and Tammy married at the Little White Church in Elbe.  Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George and I shared in this most intimate of experiences, in a church a century old, on a wintery day with a most beautiful couple.

Jim and Nicole, what can I say?

Just so fun-loving in the best of ways.  Yes, we had the serious parts of a wedding ceremony AND between the two of these lovebirds, lots of smiles and laughter.

You could not have asked for a more beautiful sunny day in Winter for James and Lesley.

They were married at The Sorrento Hotel, in the company of their children and family/friends.  I greatly appreciated the intention these two put into having a ceremony that was beautiful, appropriate and easy, for not only the two of them but their children.

And then there is Brandon and Leeda – a sweet elopement at Volunteer Park!  Just the two of them, 2 witnesses and so much love.

What do these couples have in common?  A commitment to beautiful wedding ceremony that reflects their story.  A desire to be real.  A commitment to no crazy.

Photos:  www.jennygg.com and www.jennystorment.com