Elopements

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Wedding flowers for Annemarie Juhlian, Seattle Wedding Officiant and Celebrant

Elope Seattle Style. Today, Next Week, Next Month…

Your Elopement! Fun, Easy & No Crazy...

Spontaneous? Secret? Soon?  Whatever describes your decision to elope, let me help you make it happen.

I love marrying couples of all beliefs and traditions, in tiny ceremonies that most often includes 2 to 15 guests. My style is unstuffy and fun. Whether you want to be married overlooking the water, at a chapel, at a friend’s home, at the base of a mountain, or at the corner of Walk and Don’t Walk, let’s share in a sweet and easy ceremony. 

I invite you to learn more about my professional background and personal life by going to About.

Fee for Services

My fee varies depending on what you want for your elopement ceremony. I am a bit untraditional in that I will request a little information in advance; this helps me to lightly personalize your ceremony and to bring us together as new friends, not total strangers.

On average, my fee for elopement services ranges from $250 to $650. 

This includes travel to/from the location of your wedding ceremony within the Seattle area. I do request a travel fee outside of the central Seattle area, which is quoted on an individual basis.  Once I know exactly what you want for your ceremony, I can offer a full quote for services.

Special Note: If you are traveling into the Seattle area and don’t have a location selected yet for your wedding ceremony, I can be of assistance with that, as well as other pre-wedding details/arrangements, including witnesses.

To Schedule a Complimentary Meeting

To inquire about my availability for your wedding day, please email me or complete this easy form.  If you prefer, give me a call or text at 425.922.1325.

Wedding Flowers for Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

Your Wedding Ceremony.  Cherished for a Lifetime.

I seek a fun and inspiring couple who trusts me with their personal story. Lovebirds who desire to co-create a fun-loving, reverent, and timeless moment, as they choose to elope, and get married ‘their way', often for reasons that are personal and private. An eloping couple I would love to know better as friends, for a moment or possibly for life.

Photo Credit: jennygg.com

Two great guys loving each other after their ceremony

Your Wedding Ceremony.  Cherished for a Lifetime.

I seek a fun and inspiring couple who trusts me with their personal story. Lovebirds who desire to co-create a fun-loving, reverent, and timeless moment, as they choose to elope, and get married ‘their way', often for reasons that are personal and private. An eloping couple I would love to know better as friends, for a moment or possibly for life.

Photo Credit: jennygg.com

Laughing Asian couple happily married in Seattle
Laughing couple Selfie happily married in Seattle
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Your Elopement:  5 Easy Steps.

  • 1 Secure a valid Marriage License in Washington State. Contact the County Auditor in any County in Washington State. Your marriage license is valid for 60 days and there is a 3-day waiting period. You must present your marriage license to your Officiant before your ceremony.
  • 2 Select A Date and Time. Once you have a wedding date, confirm a start time for your ceremony.
  • 3 Find an Officiant and Secure 2 Witnesses. Consider a Photographer. In addition to an Officiant, you will need 2 witnesses over 18 years of age. Some hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in the Puget Sound will supply witnesses for you. If you do not have 2 witnesses, I can help you with this. There is no greater remembrance of your wedding day then the feelings, moments, and photos. If budget allows, hire a professional photographer. I have some favorites that are fun, self-directed, and affordable. I do not get a kick-back, only great photos and happy couples.
  • 4 Decide on a Location/Venue. There are many great places to be married in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Local favorites include Alki Beach, Magnolia Bluff, Palisade Restaurant, Salty’s on Alki, and the top of The Space Needle, to name a few. If being married at the foot of Mt. Rainier interests you, check out Alexander’s Country Inn. If you are in a mood for a ferry ride, getting married on the way to – or on – Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Orcas Island or Whidbey Island is incredibly fun.
  • 5 Enjoy! A wedding of any size is a big life moment and a huge life transition. Mark the moment with love, appreciation, and respect. An elopement is all about the two of you – your love story and your commitment to your partnership and your future.
Two happily married ladies holding each other
Groom kissing the Bride with Champagne
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Elopement Locations & Ideas

  • Alki Beach, West Seattle
  • Willows Lodge, Woodinville
  • The Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie
  • The Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland
  • Alexander’s Country Inn at the Base of Mount Rainier
  • Top of the Seattle Space Needle
  • Ruston Way, Tacoma
  • Salty’s on Alki or Palisade Restaurant
  • Bacon Mansion, Seattle
  • Hot Air Balloon, Woodinville
  • Bainbridge Island, WA (take a ferry ride!)
  • On a Washington State Ferry
  • Volunteer Park

-to name a few