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Real Seattle Weddings: Smart Ceremony Tips from Wonderful Couples

I’m often asked, ‘what do you most remember from a wedding ceremony?’ As I look back over the past couple of weeks, here you go!   ~ Tony & MarPhillia: I was so taken with MarPhillia’s wedding vows.  Her words were so gorgeously crafted and her delivery was one-of-a-kind.  Tony’s vows were a bit more  Continue Reading »

Mikey, Sam and Sally: The Sweetest Wedding At The Salish Lodge

There are moments around this wonderful and crazy work that I do that deeply touch my heart. There are moments that remind me why I do this work.   Yesterday, at the Salish Lodge, I had a great joy of officiating Mikey and Sam’s wedding ceremony. In attendance, as flower girl, ring bearer, wonder dog  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 »

Thinking About A Wedding Favor For Your Guests? Ponder This Street Smart View From Lots of Wedding…

Simply put, I have a love/hate relationship with wedding favors. As a Wedding Officiant, this really isn’t my business AND I am often asked by my couples, “what should be do about a favor?” So, with all that I have seen at a wedding, I guess I do come with some on-site perspective. In my “street  Continue Reading »

On the Edmonds Waterfront: Joy, Fabulous Donuts, Winter Coats And Two Women Meant For One Another…

I love this moment from Brandy and Jenee’s Saturday morning wedding ceremony, celebrating their wedding ceremony with a beautiful kiss. With their closest family and friends at their side, this inspiring couple with a boatload of beautiful and devoted history, exchanged vows on the Edmonds waterfront last Saturday – lots of joy, fabulous donuts, wind  Continue Reading »

Randy and LeighAnn: Taking A Tiny Ceremony & Celebration And Making It Big/Huge!

Trend alert! In this work that I do, I’ve noticed a sweet trend in the past year:  couples taking a tiny ceremony and celebration and making it BIG/HUGE. Meet Randy and Leigh Ann and a wedding day for 2.  Randy and Leigh pulled out all of their stops for their wedding day. They booked an  Continue Reading »

Aimie & Ted: A “Wedding Bike Ride” To And From The Willows Lodge!

You’ve gotta just love Aimie and Ted! I officiated their intimate evening wedding ceremony at The Willows Lodge this month.  I joined them on one fine weekday evening to learn that just a few hours before, they arrived at The Lodge on their bicycles! So, of course, Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George had to get this grand photo of them  Continue Reading »

“All About The Two Of You – Best Tips For A Sweet & Happy “Intimate Wedding Celebration..”

Truth?  I could care less about the size of a wedding guest list. For me, it’s all about a couple and creating a lifetime moment around a wedding ceremony – no matter if the guest list is 2 or 200 people. On a sunny day earlier this month, Dave and Heidi did their “tiny wedding”  Continue Reading »