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Seattle Weddings: Each Couple Has A Unique Story and Path to Marriage…

In this work that I do, I am intensely curiously about what brings two people together to marry. Over this past week, I married four beautiful, inspiring and very different couples, all setting out on the path to lifetime commitment. Niz and Emilia were married in an intimate ceremony for ‘2,’ with Niz’s sons in  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Seattle Wedding Planning: Crafting and Designing Your Memorable Northwest Wedding Day…

You are planning your 2016 Seattle wedding ceremony and celebration! As an excited and enthusiastic engaged couple, you have a big variety of choices and decisions to make around the size, design and scope of your wedding ceremony and celebration. If you are in the beginning stages of planning your wedding or have been in planning  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 »

Your Seattle Wedding: 5 Unique Ideas For Your Memorable Northwest Wedding Day…

You are planning your wedding in Seattle, Washington! As an excited and enthusiastic engaged couple, you have a big variety of choices and decisions to make around the size, design and scope of your wedding ceremony and celebration. Planning Your Wedding In Seattle, WA – 5 Big Planning Tips: 1) Consider Having Your Seattle Wedding In  Continue Reading »

August Is The “New June” For A Wedding in Seattle! Celebrating The Fierce Love Of Beautiful Couples…

Awhile back, June was “the month” for a bride and groom. Well, things have changed over these past years in Seattle.  My sense is August is the “new June,” as couples of all ages and stages get married in this last full month of Summer, hoping for great weather and so much more. Over the past  Continue Reading »

3 Beautiful Couples. 3 Inspiring Paths. 3 Very Different Ceremonies.

Over this past weekend, I had the happy pleasure of getting 3 beautiful couples so very hitched! As I ponder these past few days,  I honor the power of love and how it brings people together – often in ways and places that are unexpected and magical. Kapil and Sarah were married in an Inter-faith Hindu/Christian  Continue Reading »

What Really Matters on a Seattle Wedding Day? How About Getting Married and Doing It Your Way…

A wedding day is an important “defining moment” for a couple. It creates a moment in time to celebrate a loving partnership and to honor the promise of a fulfilling and joyful marriage. In this wedding work that I do, I sometimes hear the expression “a wedding doesn’t really matter, it’s the marriage that counts.”  Continue Reading »

Garrett + Lisa: They “Circled Each Other” For 10 Years and Finally Met…

You’ve got to LOVE a couple who CRACKLES!  Yes, this is what Garrett and Lisa playfully refer to as the passion, fun and joy that they have created in their loving relationship. This inspiring and very fun-loving couple was beautifully and elegantly married in the presence of their 3 children and very happy family and  Continue Reading »

Get Married in Seattle And Honeymoon on a Cruise To Alaska! Great Tips & Ideas…

You want to get married in Seattle before you board the ship for your cruise to Alaska! Each year, thousands of people board cruise boats in Seattle and take a beautiful one or two week voyage through Alaska’s inside package. And also each year, many couples get married in Seattle before they take their cruise.   Continue Reading »

From England With Love: Alain & Sara Get Married in Seattle at The Canal…

The only thing missing from Alain and Sara’s wedding was their beloved pooch, Nacho! Nacho was back in England, awaiting the return of his wonderful guardians. And when they return, they will be so very married! Alain and Sara were married on Friday, April 11th at The Canal in Ballard, surrounded by 100+ very happy  Continue Reading »

Sharing My Birthday Weekend With 3 Beautiful Couples…

Beautiful couples – 3 of ’em! And best of all, it was such a happy pleasure to share my birthday weekend with 3 couples – all very different in inspiring ways and with one common denominator:  fierce love, determination and devotion. Congratulations to David and Diana, Sean and Lindsey and Jim and Gail! In this  Continue Reading »

Your Seattle Wedding Rehearsal – Best Tips For A Fun & Easy Experience…

Are you days away from your wedding rehearsal? Perhaps your rehearsal is still weeks or months down the line.  As a Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant/Minister who has led hundreds of rehearsals for couples in all types of settings (church, chapel, park, waterside, side of mountain), I have had the remarkable experience to be “up front and  Continue Reading »

Getting Married At Home: Best Ideas & Easy Tips For Your Beautiful Seattle Wedding Day…

Home weddings are increasingly in favor with engaged couples all over the Puget Sound area. Getting married at home – or at a home of a friend or family member – is a marvelous way to create a casual and warm atmosphere, save money and have good control of your catering, venue/site and much more.  Continue Reading »

2 Great Guys. One Beautiful and Poignant Wedding Day at Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel…

Richard + David. Married on Valentine’s Day at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle. These two gentlemen have such a great and inspiring love story and it was an honor to be a part of their wedding day. Truly, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.  With personal vows, poignant words and a few  Continue Reading »

A Sweet & Perfect ‘Ceremony Kiss.’ A Few Fast Facts…

Alina + Ethan. This wonderful duo exchanged vows at The Canal in Seattle and as an “end of ceremony flourish,” shared the sweetest of kisses. Having been to a few weddings in my lifetime, I offer these fast tips for a sweet, pretty and romantic “kiss” at the end of a wedding ceremony: – Get Your Officiant  Continue Reading »

Pedal Fast, Jerry! Celebrating a Beautiful Love Story With The Gift of Marriage at the Seattle Aquarium…

He really did. Jerry “picked up” Jackie at the gym! One fine day, about 6 years ago, Jerry was at a local gym and spotted a beautiful lady on an stationary bike.  He started pedaling really fast and started to chat her up. In short order, Jerry had Jackie’s phone number and her commitment to volunteer  Continue Reading »