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The Anticipation Of A New Year: What I Know For Sure About The Crazy World of Weddings…

I don’t much see this work as a job.  It’s more a vocation to me. After more than a decade of wedding work, I sit here on this quiet Monday morning in early January. With a happy heart, I offer these random musings about ‘all things wedding.’ GET REAL.  The ‘poofiness’ of a contemporary wedding  Continue Reading »

Angela + Frank: A Holiday Wedding at Seattle’s Beautiful Arctic Club Hotel…

I appreciate a couple who has their priorities in order. I know, this sounds most likely a bit stuffy and boring and it’s true.  Especially when it comes to a wedding ceremony. It was happiness for me to join Frank and Angela for their wedding at Seattle’s Arctic Club Hotel on December 3rd. Working together,  Continue Reading »

Your Seattle Wedding Day: Create a Day Around What Is Truly Important…

I’m at home after a big Fourth of July wedding weekend. I’m tired and I’m happy.  Lovely couples were beautifully married and all went well. As I reflect on the weekend, I know one thing:  after so much anticipation to a wedding day, it’s important to remember what is important.  And what really doesn’t matter.  Continue Reading »

What Do I Remember From A Wedding Ceremony? You May Be Surprised To Learn This…

I always tell my couples the same thing, over and over again:  “Trust me on this, it will be amazing what you will remember from your wedding day…how little things will become the big things that stand out in beautiful ways.”   And so, as I look back on the past couple of weeks, I  Continue Reading »

“I Wish I Had Done This On My Wedding Day…”

A bride recently asked me, “what are some things couples do on their wedding day that you wish could have been done differently?” A loaded question.  So, I answered from the “wedding ceremony” perspective and it went something like this… Ditch The Aisle Runner on Hardwood or Grass.  Simply, ditch the aisle runner, especially on  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 »

“That Was So Much Fun!” That’s Right, Let’s Toss Out the Boring, “Blah, Blah, Blah” Seattle Wedding Ceremony…

I followed David and Britney back to the guest house at their venue, The Farm Kitchen, and as we sat down to sign marriage license documents on Saturday evening, Britney kept saying “gosh, that was so much fun!” And I couldn’t agree more.  The aspect of “fun” during a ceremony has less to do with  Continue Reading »

2 Beautiful Ladies. A Happy Officiant, an Awesome Photographer & Film Crew. Carla and Karen = You Are So Very Married!

Carla + Karen. These two women created and designed a wedding day, celebration and week in Seattle to celebrate their loving relationship and family. Traveling from Texas, Carla and Karen were married in the bright sunshine last Friday afternoon at Seattle’s Volunteer Park. It was a tiny affair.  Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George joined me (she is  Continue Reading »

Summertime Weddings Are Here. There. And Everywhere. What I Know For Sure…

What I know for sure? There is no right way to have a wedding. Or wrong way to have a wedding. As I’m fond of saying, “this is your wedding and what is right and true for the two of you.” So, today, on this festive last day of June, I celebrate some of my  Continue Reading »

Boom! 4 Ways to Blow up or Mess Up Your Seattle Wedding Ceremony…

It’s not every day that you plan a wedding ceremony in our beautiful city of Seattle and/or Puget Sound! If you are being married outside of an established religious or spiritual tradition, you will have even more flexibility on the “how, what and where” of your ceremony. A wedding day is perfect in it’s imperfections.  Continue Reading »

Seattle Area Wedding Chapels and Churches – 5 Best Venues For a Memorable Wedding Ceremony!

If you are looking for a beautiful non-denominational church or chapel for your wedding ceremony in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area, look no further! Happily, there are a number of sweet and elegant churches and chapels that welcome non-members and who allow an outside Officiant or Minister to officiate. Here are five of the best  Continue Reading »

2 Wedding Ceremonies On One Big Day For Alex and Christina!

An American wedding ceremony! A Korean wedding ceremony! It was such a pleasure for me to share in Alex and Christina’s wedding day with 2 beautiful and personalized wedding ceremonies at the Seattle Tennis Club on Saturday, November 30th. I was not only so very taken with this lovely and gracious couple but received such  Continue Reading »

Best Tips To Plan A Beautiful ‘Surprise’ For Your Sweetheart During Your Wedding Ceremony…

You’ve gotta love James!  To honor his bride, Mary, he worked to craft and deliver a profound and very moving “surprise” as part of their wedding ceremony at Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel. James is a military guy.  As a loving tribute to Mary, he invited six of his colleagues to create a “down the aisle” ceremony ritual  Continue Reading »

From Bermuda To Seattle With Love: Jamal & Eldrina’s Gorgeous Wedding Day at Woodland Park’s Rose Garden

A ceremony for 2. Only 2. Jamal + Eldrina. The set-up:  Gorgeous October day.  2 happy witnesses.  1 very happy officiant.  A gorgeous bride.  A proud groom.  A long trip made from Bermuda to Seattle! It was such a pleasure and delight to finally meet Jamal and Eldrina and give them both a big hug as  Continue Reading »

Way Too Cute! Sign Bearer “Drew” Made It Down The Aisle In Style To His Uncle Matt…

Here comes the Bride! Drew, you did great! With sign in hand , Drew made his way down the aisle at Woodinville’s DeLille Cellars on the evening of August 31st to where his Uncle Matt was standing, waiting for his beautiful bride, Danielle. I LOVE children and how they play out during a wedding ceremony.  Children are always  Continue Reading »

Sweet & Loving Couple – Gorgeous April Morning – Chickens! – 2 Fun Witnesses & Chocolate Cupcakes…

Topher and Theresa really made my morning on April 21, 2012 Deciding that a large 150-person wedding (they both have large families) wasn’t their preference, they opted for a sweet and intimate ceremony in Theresa’s backyard in Wallingford, accompanied by 2 friends as witnesses. After scouting the yard for a best location with friend/photographer, Josh, we  Continue Reading »

Best Tips For An Easy & Successful Home Wedding…

Maggie & Richard Green Richard and Maggie Green did their Seattle wedding right. A friend of Richard’s opened their home to Richard and Maggie for their wedding ceremony and celebration this past Saturday, March 3rd. Located near the Arboretum, this century-old home was a perfect setting to host 75+ family and friends for this couple’s easy and  Continue Reading »

A Best Kick-Off to 2012: Allan & Angela’s Tiny and Sweet Wedding Ceremony…

Angela and Allan are poster kids (literally!) for a sweet, intimate and tiny wedding. Angela and Allan met overseas and believe it or not, Angela continues to live in Saudi Arabia and Allan resides in Poulsbo, WA. But a distance of thousands of miles doesn’t deter these two love birds! Angela flew in from Saudi  Continue Reading »