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Annemarie’s Seattle Area Wedding Ceremonies, Summer 2017: Inspiring Moments From The Wedding Road…

Whoosh! July and August 2017. As I sit here in my home office, I’m looking at my wall calendar for the past two months and my heart is bursting with gratitude for wedding weeks well done. Not easy in many ways.  And so good.  Most of all, I’m grateful for easy traffic, no crazy and  Continue Reading »

What I Remember From A Wedding…

It’s always curious to me what I remember from a wedding.  As I look back on the beautiful couples I have known and worked with in the past month or so, I’m going to take a mini-trip down memory lane… Robin and Pete did it ‘their way,’ getting married on an early Sunday morning at  Continue Reading »

Seattle Holiday Weddings 2015: What I Remember…

Traditionally, Christmas week is quiet for weddings in Seattle. In Seattle this year (I’ve heard this from wedding planners, too), there has been a tiny “gold rush” of weddings.   Congratulations to: John and Ying (Ray’s Boathouse), Catrina and Patrick (Tibbetts Creek Manor), Trisha and Nancy (Beecher’s Loft). Much happiness to: Jim and Sheryl (Bainbridge  Continue Reading »

Chris and Kelsey: Raindrops, Lake Union Vistas & Sweet Ceremony Moments on Seattle’s MV Skansonia…

I loved every moment of working with Chris and Kelsey.   This gracious, fun-loving and very devoted couple was married last month on the MV Skansonia, which is moored in Seattle at Lake Union. The Skansonia was a perfect venue for Chris and Kelsey, two love birds who designed a ceremony and celebration which not only  Continue Reading »

Darroch + Julia: I Have Known This Beautiful Bride Since She Was Knee High!

It is such extra happiness for me to share in the wedding day of someone I know well and/or have known since they were a child. On this past blustery and windy Saturday afternoon at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish, I had the honor and delight of joining Darroch and Julia in marriage.   I have known Julia’s  Continue Reading »

A Wedding Ceremony Celebrating Recovery? Yes, Two Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies Over a Seattle Weekend…

Yes, it may be unusual to recognize and/or celebrate recovery from an addiction during a wedding ceremony. Remarkably, this happened not only once but twice this past weekend.  Working to keep private, I am changing the names of these two couples to Andrew and Darcy and Matthew and Denise.  You see, these two precious couples  Continue Reading »

Beautiful Summer Weddings 2015. Inspiring and Devoted Couples Celebrating Fierce Love…

The crazy hot of this Seattle summer is something we all didn’t count on when planning an outdoor wedding this Summer! And over these past weeks, I smile as I look back on the wonderful couples who took the summer heat in stride and worked around the ups and downs of high temperatures, scorching sunshine  Continue Reading »

A Group Photo Immediately After A Wedding Ceremony – Just Do It!

Depending on the venue and couple, one of the most wonderful and immediate “after ceremony” treats is a group photo. On a wedding day, there isn’t a better time to gather family and friends for such a big moment than once the “I Do’s” are done.  Because once the reception begins, forget pulling everyone together  Continue Reading »

Trafficpalooza. An Officiant Heart Attack Waiting To Happen…

Let me preface this by saying that in my years of doing this wonderful work, I have never been late to a wedding! Two weekends ago, I was in Snohomish.  I had 3.5 hours to get to downtown Seattle for my wonderful evening wedding in Pioneer Square.  I had two options:  drive around the lake or  Continue Reading »

Wedding Rockstar! Willie’s Big Surprise For Tracie…a Surprise Wedding!

When I got a call from Willie, I immediately liked him.  You’ve got to like and admire a romantic and loving guy who has one thing in mind:  to create, plan and pull off a surprise wedding ceremony and celebration for the love of his life, Tracie. And Willie did just this and more.  To Tracie’s big  Continue Reading »

Luther and Julie’s Beautiful Wedding Day at The Sanctuary At Admiral, West Seattle…

I love Luther’s big smile, his great devotion to Julie and the way he looked at his bride while they were exchanging vows.  I love Julie’s big heart, graciousness, courage and spunk.  I couldn’t help but get a kick out of her great joy and happiness as she married the love of her life in a sweet  Continue Reading »

Ben and Caitlin: A Sweet Ceremony & Celebration at Palisade Restaurant in Seattle…

Ben + Caitlin.  When I first met Ben and Caitlin, they were clear with me:  they wanted their wedding day to be “no crazy.”  It was their intention to create a day that was welcoming, easy-going, loving and gracious. On March 1st at Palisade Restaurant, under a very sunny and warm Seattle for winter time,  Continue Reading »

Unique & Memorable Wedding Ceremony Touches By Seattle Couples…

Yesterday, Jo and Tracy (featured in photo) were married at the Great Hall at Greenlake, surrounded by 100+ very happy family and friends. Over a number of months, we worked together to weave together personal elements and pieces into their ceremony so it was not only a celebration of their relationship but it was a  Continue Reading »

13 Flower Girls: A Pack of Petal Power at Ryan and Nina’s Wedding Ceremony…

13. Yes, 13 flower girls. And they had a coach! It was such happy and joy for me to watch Ryan’s face as a pretty pack of 13 dancing flower girls pranced down the aisle, before his bride, Nina, processed down the aisle, accompanied by her loving Dad, Gary.  All of this ‘happy” happened at The  Continue Reading »

Woof! Best Tips For Including Your Beloved Dog in Your Wedding Ceremony & Day!

Woof! If you are an engaged couple and totally adore your dog, chances are you would love to include your canine kid in your wedding ceremony. Having been to more than a few wedding ceremonies, I can tell you that including a beloved pooch in a wedding processional and/or wedding ceremony is something that creates sweet memories  Continue Reading »

A Very Fun, Elegant and “We’re Doing It Our Way” Wedding Day for Don and Kristen in West Seattle…

Don + Kristen. They were married in an easy, elegant and reverent ceremony on one very windy February Saturday afternoon at one of Seattle’s hidden gems of a neighborhood park:  Dakota Place Park in West Seattle.  When I first met Don and Kristen, I liked them immediately.  What I appreciated is that they had definite  Continue Reading »

Best Tips For Writing Your Wedding Vows: Elegant, Easy and “Yours…”

You’re getting married! AND it is time to design, craft and write your wedding vows. Writing your wedding vows gives you a remarkable opportunity to express your personality and devotion to the person standing with you on your wedding day. A beautiful wedding ceremony includes beautiful vows. Your wedding vows can be traditional, old-fashioned, original, unique, religious, funny,  Continue Reading »

A Romantic and Elegant Wedding Ceremony for Chris and Olesya at Port Ludlow Resort…

Chris + Olesya.  Chris thought he was solely meeting Olesya to discuss a medical situation, as a favor to two beautiful friends.  And the moment Chris laid eyes on Olesya, the last thing on his mind was medical advice!  On a beautiful, crisp and sunny Winter day, Chris married the love of his life, in an  Continue Reading »

A Perfect Wedding Ceremony Kiss: 4 Sweet Tips For An Outstanding & Memorable Smooch!

A wedding ceremony most often concludes with a sweet kiss! A fantastic and memorable kiss to top off a sweet and loving wedding ceremony is a beautiful forever memory for a couple. Some kisses are better than others. That’s just life.  It might seem elementary to talk about “kissing”. However, having been up close and  Continue Reading »

Quiet Time. Breathe, Enjoy, Remember…

After the hustle and bustle of a full and wonderful wedding year, I move into December in a quiet and reflective mode. As I sit here on this early Tuesday morning, I find I don’t have much to say or share.  So, I  look back on the many experiences of 2014 with great gratitude for my  Continue Reading »