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The Curse Of The Wedding Aisle Runner:  Burn it, Don’t Buy It…Don’t Consider It! Reasons Why…

There are many decorative elements I LOVE for a wedding ceremony. Gorgeous décor at the front of a ceremony space to frame a couple. Pretty and sparkly flowers. Beautiful candles in appropriate places.  Excellent lighting.  An ceremony aisle that is wide enough. AND there is one thing I’m absolutely NOT crazy about at a wedding.  Continue Reading »

Some Of The Best Money You Can Spend On A Wedding Day? A Full Service or Day Of Coordinator…

Some couples are super duper planners and get the rhythm of all things ‘wedding. ”  These smart cookies just understand how plan out and prepare for a wedding day, formal or casual, big or small. After doing this work for awhile, I’ve come to the conclusion (my personal opinion, of course), that most couples would  Continue Reading »

June Seattle Weddings 2017: Unique Love Stories. Different & Inspired Paths to the Big Day…

I just looked at my calendar for the past couple of weeks. And I smile. Am I a lucky gal or what? It’s my privilege to be with a couple when they say ‘I Do.” After all of the years of doing this work, I hold a couple’s trust close to my heart. So, let’s  Continue Reading »

Seattle Weddings 2017 – Celebrating Love, Honoring The Different Paths To Love…

As I sit here at my desk in my office, I’m about to get all packed up and ready for what I affectionately call ‘a weekend of love.’ Mostly, I look back on the past few weeks with a full heart, grateful for the trust my couples put in me to officiate their wedding ceremonies.  Continue Reading »

Michael and Martina: A Most Beautiful Couple Married at Newcastle Golf Club On A Glorious May Day…

I thrive when a couple reminds me how honored I am to do this work. Immediately after Michael and Martina were wed on May 5th at Newcastle Golf Club, I immediately found them in an adjoining ballroom, waiting to sign their marriage license documents. Sitting side by side, and looking so happy and content, I  Continue Reading »

Wishing Stephen and Madeline Much “Aloha!” A Beautiful April Wedding at Cedarbrook Lodge…

You’ve got to LOVE a couple who starts dating in high school and throughout all of the ups, downs and changes of college and early careers, is stronger than ever. Congratulations to Stephen and Madeline, married on April 8th at the lovely Cedarbrook Lodge in SeaTac. Over a number of months, we worked together to  Continue Reading »

Jeff + Cindy: An Early Spring Wedding at Red Barn Studios In Chehalis…

We may have had crazy wind and no power at Red Barn Studios for rehearsal, but on the next day – Jeff and Cindy’s wedding day – the sun broke out and we had a gorgeous, crisp and partly sunny afternoon.  It was happiness for me to travel to Chehalis to marry this beautiful  and  Continue Reading »

Not Your Mother’s Marriage Advice! A Great Piece That Makes You Think and Go “Hmmm…”

There are a zillion articles out there offering marriage wisdom and counsel. This article is good. It’s from the Huffington Post. It offers a bit of marriage guidance that most assuredly most Mothers WOULD NOT offer on a wedding day! http://tinyurl.com/za5jhqo

Julie + Briana: We Raised The Roof Off AXIS in Seattle’s Pioneer Square With One of the Best Ceremony Toasts, Ever!

Julie + Briana, sweetly married at AXIS in Pioneer Square on January 14th. I love this photo, taken in flight, on their way to a much anticipated honeymoon in Iceland! What I appreciate so much about Julie and Briana… Julie and Briana had a vision for their ceremony and what was vital to them. Including  Continue Reading »

Chris + Brandie: A Great Wedding Kick-off For a Wonderful Couple at Cedarbrook Lodge…

Could Saturday evening have been any better? Two loving people, with a fabulous football themed wedding, were beautifully married and The Seahawks won! Chris and Brandie, in the presence of 100+ family and friends, shared vows at the lovely Cedarbrook Lodge on Saturday evening. Fast forward through much shared life experience, history and love shared, these  Continue Reading »

So Grateful To Have Been Home With April Rose This Weekend…

I didn’t have a wedding this past weekend. And the timing could not have been better.   You see, Greg and I are dog lovers.  Our purpose as a couple, besides loving and caring for each other, is to rescue and care take dogs who have been neglected and abused. One of our sweet ones  Continue Reading »

Joanna + Mark: Just The Most Beautiful Lifetime Moment at Hilltop on Bainbridge Island…

There are moments in life where you stop, look and say to yourself, ‘I want to take all of this in.” I had one of these moments when I arrived for Mark and Joanna’s Friday morning wedding ceremony in August, at Hilltop, in the Grand Forest of Bainbridge Island.  A wonderful group of family and  Continue Reading »

Wedding Dog, Odin, Did Good! Celebrating Daniel and Rachel at The Salish Lodge…

Moments before Rachel walked down the aisle, she was with her wedding party and family. And I found her holding onto her exuberant dog, Odin.  At rehearsal, Odin was very high energy and all dog. The next day, on his people’s wedding day, this wonderful dog easily and gracefully walked down the aisle and took  Continue Reading »

John + Jaime: A Glorious Day at Kiana Lodge, Celebrating Two Loving People Who Really Get It…

Marriage is a crazy affair.  It’s over-the-top joy.  It’s chaotic and messy.  It’s about learning, growth, stretching and finding the depths of compassion and resilience.  It’s about friendship.  It’s about endurance and nurturing stamina and curiosity in the midst of upset and change. It’s about truly celebrating the ordinary moments and the extraordinary ones. John  Continue Reading »

Nicole + Kimball: Two Loving and Inspiring Sweethearts With The Most Fabulous Wedding Party!

I’ve been around a lot of wedding parties ~ some big, some small. Some traditional and  quiet.  And some loud, feisty and with a bit of rock ‘n roll. I could go on and on as wedding parties are just that…all different. As I reflect on Nicole and Kimball’s beautiful wedding ceremony and wedding day at  Continue Reading »

Diana + Tim at The Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett: With Some of the Happiest Family and Friends Ever…

Most often before I begin a wedding ceremony, I walk to the front of the room.  I thank family and friends for attending and give them direction on what to do during ceremony (if anything) and what’s happening after the bride and groom walk down the aisle. This is an opportunity for me to also  Continue Reading »

Lacee + Bryce: Just the Best Couple, A Very Warm Wedding Day = LOVE.

I drove away from Lacee and Bryce’s wedding ceremony, on a very hot day in August, thinking to myself, “this beautiful couple has staying power; this couple has what it takes to hugely create, nurture and sustain a lifetime relationship.”   This marriage thing isn’t for the faint hearted. For those of us in long-term  Continue Reading »

Clint and Josalyn at Seattle’s Melrose Market: A Loving Stairwell Moment and So Much More…

I have this really sweet memory of Clint and Josalyn’s Seattle wedding day. Because of special logistics at their venue, Melrose Market, we signed marriage license documents on a cocktail style table, at the top of a stairwell, with beautiful light streaming in. It was the two of us, witnesses and their photographer. I watched Josalyn lovingly  Continue Reading »

Jason + Laura at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park: Lots of Personal and Sweet Touches…

As I was writing Jason and Laura’s wedding ceremony, I was touched by the amount of personal time and energy they were putting into small and big touches on their wedding day.  For instance, the Chuppah under which they held their marriage ceremony, was hand-crafted by Jason and Laura’s Father, Rik.  As Laura shared with  Continue Reading »

Sweetly Married at the Lovely DeLille Cellars in Woodinville: David and Misao

Kindness. When it comes to a wedding day, such a lifetime experience is made that much sweeter when there is great kindness and graciousness woven into the day.  This is what I remember most about Misao and David’s wedding day. Married at the end of July at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, it was happiness for  Continue Reading »