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The Very Wonderful Donte + Sara: Joyfully Married Friday Evening At The Lake Union Cafe…

You’ve got to LOVE a couple who loves Star Wars and Harry Potter…and who takes great time and intention to incorporate joy and vibrant pieces of fun into their wedding ceremony and celebration. It was great happiness for me to join Donte and Sara for their wedding ceremony on Friday evening, March 10th, at The  Continue Reading »

Wedding Dog Buster: A Handsome Little Dude Who Sparkled Up Michael and Donna’s Wedding Ceremony…

I’m one of those “dog people.”  If I see a dog on the street or at a park, I have to admire it, talk to it, give it a rub or a hug or most likely chat up the Guardian.   So, when Michael and Donna told me that their beloved dog, Buster, would be the  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 »

Hally and Lou: Two Beautiful Ladies Marry at The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie…

I remember the first time I met Hally and Lou last year. These two young women were taking time and intention to create their wedding day and without question, I was delighted to be the lucky one to share in the ceremony of their wedding day.  In celebration of their Buddhist tradition, we celebrated two  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 »

Your Wedding “Smooch.” 4 Sweet Tips For an Outstanding and Memorable Ceremony Kiss!

Every wedding ceremony ends 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 personal to  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 »

Fred + Tracie. You’ve Got To Love A Beautiful Couple Who Does Everything Right…

And I don’t share this lightly! Everything about Fred and Tracie’s wedding day was beautiful.  Because it reflected the beauty, graciousness and heart of a couple who created a memorable celebration not only for themselves but for their children, family and friends. Surrounded by their 3 children (an inspiring blended family), Fred and Tracie exchanged  Continue Reading »

Elope in Seattle: 6 Popular Locations and Places For Your Small And Intimate Wedding Ceremony

You are getting married! And you want to elope to Seattle, Washington! Whether you live in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, are driving from another part of the State to Seattle or are flying in for your elopement, you’ll need a very memorable location and/or place for your small and intimate wedding ceremony.  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 »

Valentine’s Day 2014: Richard & David at the Mayflower Park and Don and Pam at The Willows Lodge. ..

Valentine’s Day 2014.  After I married the wonderful Richard and David at the beautiful Mayflower Park Hotel in downtown Seattle, I zipped across 520 to another one of my favorite venues, The Willows Lodge. Awaiting me at the Lodge ~ Pam and Don.  Pam had been planning their wedding for sometime and many of her  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 »

A Festive & Memorable “End of Ceremony Flourish.” A Page From Brad and Corrinne’s Wedding Ceremony…

  Brad + Corrinne. Pure fun.  Such love. And on a blustery and chilly Saturday evening at Seattle’s Lake Union Cafe, what a beautiful, elegant and fun-loving ceremony we crafted to celebrate such a loving relationship. Truth? A well-designed and well delivered ceremony goes by very fast. To “slow things down” and to create an  Continue Reading »

With 2 Pups of Honor, Brenda & Lisa Get Hitched After More Than 10 Years of Loving Relationship!

It isn’t every day that I giggle when I first meet a couple. And giggle I did!  You see, when the hotel door opened and I first met Brenda and Lisa, I also was introduced to their two sweet pups of honor – and I couldn’t stop smiling. Being such a dog lover myself, it brings me great  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 »

Anna and Lars: Celebrating 4 Beautiful Years of Love, Change and Adventure…

Such a touching and kind note from Anna and Lars, married 4 years ago at Robinswood House in Redmond.  Anna and Lars, thank you for reflecting back to me my love of this work that I do.  Much continued happiness and joy on your marriage adventure!  Love, Annemarie Hello Annemarie! I know you work with  Continue Reading »

It’s The Little Things Around A Wedding Ceremony That Are Truly The Very Big Things…

I live with this paradox: What is big is really small. What is small is really big. And at a wedding ceremony, I have found the little things ARE the big things. For instance, I arrived yesterday for Sara and Regan’s Noon wedding ceremony at The Salish Lodge.  Once I got over how fabulous Sara’s  Continue Reading »

“Let’s Just Do This!” Dan + Lan’s Elegant September Wedding at Seattle’s SODO Park!

Dan + Lan. When I arrived at Dan and Lan’s SODO PARK venue for their wedding ceremony on September 14th, I was thrilled to see one of my most favorite people – Videographer Mitch Mattraw. I was particularly delighted because, in Mitch’s capable hands, I knew that Dan and Lan would have magnificent video memories from  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 »

Brent & Jessica – Celebrating 10 Years of Loving Relationship & Family With A Beautiful Ceremony at Palisade…

Selfishly, I wish I lived next door to Brent and Jessica! It was such a happy pleasure for me to join in this couple on their wedding day this past Saturday, August 3rd at Palisade in Seattle. Joined by their 3 children and 50+ happy family and friends, we celebrated a decade of relationship and the  Continue Reading »