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Seattle Weddings 2019: Musings and Random Thoughts From The Wedding Road…

It’s near the end of August and I awoke this morning, here at our Wigglebutt Farm (a sanctuary for special needs and/or older dogs), and I could smell ‘Fall’ in the air. Given that Autumn is my favorite season, I’m elated! As I reflect back on the past month, I am grateful to have shared  Continue Reading »

Madison and Max, The Sweetest of ‘I Do’s,’ at Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum, June, 2019

Madison and Max have the sweetest story about how they met. Let me paint you a ‘word picture.’  Pink Camaro.  Car Wash.  California sunshine. Wonderful guy.  Wonderful gal. And poof!  Life is forever changed. It was my honor and privilege to be with Madison and Max, and their family and friends, as they took their  Continue Reading »

Real, Inspired and Modern Seattle Wedding Ceremony: What I ‘Remember’ From My Wonderful Couples, May Surprise You!

It’s been a lovely whirlwind of details, gentle chaos and inspiring couples over these past 2 months. After all of this time of doing this work, my grace is this:  I absolutely love this work that I do, and I am very grateful for how so many of my couples reflect back to me the  Continue Reading »

Hello, Annemarie? Remember me? It’s Nezam. A Sweet & Intimate Wedding at Seattle’s Space Needle…

Weddings come in all shapes and sizes. I was sitting at my desk one day last month, when I received a call from a long lost friend, whom I was just thrilled to hear from. Nezam was getting married, and he and his Sweetheart, Nellie, invited me to join them for their intimate wedding ceremony.  Continue Reading »

And So, This Is What Happens When An ‘Engagement Party’ Turns Into A Surprise Wedding Ceremony!

I love everything about Anthony and Christine. I left their wedding ceremony last night, at Tinte Cellars in Woodinville, with a little extra sparkle in my step. You see, their 100+ family and friends thought they were showing up for an engagement party.  When Anthony and Christine received a great number of RSVP’s to their  Continue Reading »

Raising the Joy Bar! Megan and Tiffany Wed at Matthews Winery in Woodinville, February 16th

It was a crazy week before Megan and Tiffany’s wedding day! Snow, ice. More snow and ice.  You know what I’m talking about… And with great joy and happiness, a proud group of family and friends gathered on a cold and rainy February Saturday evening (no snow!), to share in Megan and Tiffany’s wedding day.  Continue Reading »

Most Popular Questions from Couples When Considering Me As Their Wedding Officiant…

Good snowy morning from our Wigglebutt Farm! This is our Sanctuary of older and special needs dogs, who all are snuggled in on this chilly Thursday. Rosebud is obsessed with her snowy ball.  Buttercup is recovering from yesterday’s surgical procedure.  Lady Belle Marie is looking styling in her pink jacket.  Crazy Cosmo is loving the  Continue Reading »

Wedding Dog! Wedding Dog! The Power of “Woof!” and Unconditional Love to Sparkle Up Your Wedding Ceremony…

If you know me, I’m a crazy dog lady. My husband and I work with special needs and/or older dogs and have done so, together, for more than 15 years. When I am not engaged, in my happy place with my wedding work, my other happy place is our Wigglebutt Farm, a 5-acre sanctuary for  Continue Reading »

A Beautiful Fall Wedding at The Seattle Arboretum on Husky Game Day, With Details!

When I first met with the wonderful Jim and Stephanie, they did indeed tell me that the Huskies would be playing at UW on their wedding day, with kick-off near their wedding ceremony start time. So, knowing that their wedding was right next door, at the beautiful Graham Visitor’s Center at the Seattle Arboretum, had  Continue Reading »

2 Beautiful Women. An Extravagant and Opulent Garden. An Incredible Wedding Day at The Salish Lodge.

In this work that I do, I’ve been to a lot of places. On Saturday afternoon, Wedding Planner Alissa Lawton of Gather Events, and her team, went above and beyond to create one of the most magnificent ceremony spaces I have been seen.  Kudos to Thatch Seattle for installing the decor and flowers…seriously, such incredible  Continue Reading »

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 »

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 »

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 »

What I Remember From A Wedding…

It’s always curious to me what I remember from a wedding.  As I look back on the beautiful couples I have known and worked with in the past month or so, I’m going to take a mini-trip down memory lane… Robin and Pete did it ‘their way,’ getting married on an early Sunday morning at  Continue Reading »

Seattle Holiday Weddings 2015: What I Remember…

Traditionally, Christmas week is quiet for weddings in Seattle. In Seattle this year (I’ve heard this from wedding planners, too), there has been a tiny “gold rush” of weddings.   Congratulations to: John and Ying (Ray’s Boathouse), Catrina and Patrick (Tibbetts Creek Manor), Trisha and Nancy (Beecher’s Loft). Much happiness to: Jim and Sheryl (Bainbridge  Continue Reading »

Chris and Kelsey: Raindrops, Lake Union Vistas & Sweet Ceremony Moments on Seattle’s MV Skansonia…

I loved every moment of working with Chris and Kelsey.   This gracious, fun-loving and very devoted couple was married last month on the MV Skansonia, which is moored in Seattle at Lake Union. The Skansonia was a perfect venue for Chris and Kelsey, two love birds who designed a ceremony and celebration which not only  Continue Reading »

Darroch + Julia: I Have Known This Beautiful Bride Since She Was Knee High!

It is such extra happiness for me to share in the wedding day of someone I know well and/or have known since they were a child. On this past blustery and windy Saturday afternoon at Hidden Meadows in Snohomish, I had the honor and delight of joining Darroch and Julia in marriage.   I have known Julia’s  Continue Reading »

A Wedding Ceremony Celebrating Recovery? Yes, Two Beautiful Wedding Ceremonies Over a Seattle Weekend…

Yes, it may be unusual to recognize and/or celebrate recovery from an addiction during a wedding ceremony. Remarkably, this happened not only once but twice this past weekend.  Working to keep private, I am changing the names of these two couples to Andrew and Darcy and Matthew and Denise.  You see, these two precious couples  Continue Reading »

Beautiful Summer Weddings 2015. Inspiring and Devoted Couples Celebrating Fierce Love…

The crazy hot of this Seattle summer is something we all didn’t count on when planning an outdoor wedding this Summer! And over these past weeks, I smile as I look back on the wonderful couples who took the summer heat in stride and worked around the ups and downs of high temperatures, scorching sunshine  Continue Reading »

A Group Photo Immediately After A Wedding Ceremony – Just Do It!

Depending on the venue and couple, one of the most wonderful and immediate “after ceremony” treats is a group photo. On a wedding day, there isn’t a better time to gather family and friends for such a big moment than once the “I Do’s” are done.  Because once the reception begins, forget pulling everyone together  Continue Reading »