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Trafficpalooza. An Officiant Heart Attack Waiting To Happen…

Let me preface this by saying that in my years of doing this wonderful work, I have never been late to a wedding! Two weekends ago, I was in Snohomish.  I had 3.5 hours to get to downtown Seattle for my wonderful evening wedding in Pioneer Square.  I had two options:  drive around the lake or  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 »

Luther and Julie’s Beautiful Wedding Day at The Sanctuary At Admiral, West Seattle…

I love Luther’s big smile, his great devotion to Julie and the way he looked at his bride while they were exchanging vows.  I love Julie’s big heart, graciousness, courage and spunk.  I couldn’t help but get a kick out of her great joy and happiness as she married the love of her life in a sweet  Continue Reading »

Ben and Caitlin: A Sweet Ceremony & Celebration at Palisade Restaurant in Seattle…

Ben + Caitlin.  When I first met Ben and Caitlin, they were clear with me:  they wanted their wedding day to be “no crazy.”  It was their intention to create a day that was welcoming, easy-going, loving and gracious. On March 1st at Palisade Restaurant, under a very sunny and warm Seattle for winter time,  Continue Reading »

Unique & Memorable Wedding Ceremony Touches By Seattle Couples…

Yesterday, Jo and Tracy (featured in photo) were married at the Great Hall at Greenlake, surrounded by 100+ very happy family and friends. Over a number of months, we worked together to weave together personal elements and pieces into their ceremony so it was not only a celebration of their relationship but it was a  Continue Reading »

13 Flower Girls: A Pack of Petal Power at Ryan and Nina’s Wedding Ceremony…

13. Yes, 13 flower girls. And they had a coach! It was such happy and joy for me to watch Ryan’s face as a pretty pack of 13 dancing flower girls pranced down the aisle, before his bride, Nina, processed down the aisle, accompanied by her loving Dad, Gary.  All of this ‘happy” happened at The  Continue Reading »

Woof! Best Tips For Including Your Beloved Dog in Your Wedding Ceremony & Day!

Woof! If you are an engaged couple and totally adore your dog, chances are you would love to include your canine kid in your wedding ceremony. Having been to more than a few wedding ceremonies, I can tell you that including a beloved pooch in a wedding processional and/or wedding ceremony is something that creates sweet memories  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 »

Best Tips For Writing Your Wedding Vows: Elegant, Easy and “Yours…”

You’re getting married! AND it is time to design, craft and write your wedding vows. Writing your wedding vows gives you a remarkable opportunity to express your personality and devotion to the person standing with you on your wedding day. A beautiful wedding ceremony includes beautiful vows. Your wedding vows can be traditional, old-fashioned, original, unique, religious, funny,  Continue Reading »

A Romantic and Elegant Wedding Ceremony for Chris and Olesya at Port Ludlow Resort…

Chris + Olesya.  Chris thought he was solely meeting Olesya to discuss a medical situation, as a favor to two beautiful friends.  And the moment Chris laid eyes on Olesya, the last thing on his mind was medical advice!  On a beautiful, crisp and sunny Winter day, Chris married the love of his life, in an  Continue Reading »

A Perfect Wedding Ceremony Kiss: 4 Sweet Tips For An Outstanding & Memorable Smooch!

A wedding ceremony most often concludes 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  Continue Reading »

Quiet Time. Breathe, Enjoy, Remember…

After the hustle and bustle of a full and wonderful wedding year, I move into December in a quiet and reflective mode. As I sit here on this early Tuesday morning, I find I don’t have much to say or share.  So, I  look back on the many experiences of 2014 with great gratitude for my  Continue Reading »

I Want To Clone Steve: You’ve Gotta Love A Guy Who Adores His Gal…

Last Saturday evening at Canlis Restaurant in Seattle, a sweet guy surprised his beautiful gal with a renewal of marriage vows. In celebration of 20 beautiful years.  In honor of 3 amazing children.  In reverent jubilation of a shared journey filled with devotion, perseverance, lots of change, ups and downs, romance, house chores and so much love.  With  Continue Reading »

Wedding Ceremony Locations in Seattle: Fun Places For a Small and Intimate Wedding Ceremony!

Being married in Seattle, Washington? If your wedding is small and intimate in size, the greater Puget Sound area offers sweet and special locations and venues for such an affair.  Here are 6 little known and known venues and locations in Seattle and the Puget Sound area that are perfect for an intimate wedding ceremony. 1)  Continue Reading »

The 2014 Fall Wedding Season in Seattle: What I Know For Sure…

I love Fall.  It is my favorite season. As I look back over these first days of Fall, I celebrate: Aaron and Devon Mills – married at DeLille Cellars this past Friday afternoon, in the happy presence of their family and friends.  I loved getting to know Aaron and Devon and sharing in their day.  Side  Continue Reading »

In Celebration of The Tiny & Intimate Wedding Ceremony: John & Marnie’s Big Day At The Salish Lodge…

Just like couples, wedding ceremonies come in all shapes and sizes.  Truly, there is no right.  And there is no wrong. For most couples, deciding on the size, shape and color of a ceremony ritual is a hugely personal decision.  And over the years, I have been with couples of all paths and traditions –  Continue Reading »

Amelia’s Mommy & Daddy Get Married! A Lovely Wedding in Tacoma, Celebrating a Beautiful Family…

The sun came out for Amelia’s big day! Oh, it was Casey and Dayna’s big day, too!  It was happiness for me to road trip it to Tacoma on the morning of July 26th to celebrate Casey and Dayna and to share in their wedding ceremony at the Japanese Reconciliation Park on Ruston Way. Over  Continue Reading »

On Their 25th Anniversary and After a “Start Of Wedding Ceremony” Surprise, Cindy and Sandra Say “I Do!”

You’ve got to love two fabulous ladies who know how to truly have fun and a good time! In celebration of their 25 years together, Cindy and Sandra exchanged vows at Salty’s on Alki, in a sweet and personal wedding ceremony, surrounded by their best friends and people. To open their ceremony, and in a “planned surprise move,” Cindy  Continue Reading »

You Know What My Happiness Is? A Kind, Gracious and Appreciative Loving Couple. Truly.

My heart was in such a happy place as I made the drive to the Salish Lodge last Sunday to get Brian and Dayna so very married. This sweet couple lives by my favorite paradox:  ‘what is big, is really small.  what is small, is really big.” With 18 family members as their guests, Brian  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 »