Spring 2021 Is Almost Here. Seattle Wedding, Wedding, Wedding…What?

It's been such a topsy turvy time for an engaged couple during this crazy pandemic. I spent a ...
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The Seattle & Puget Sound Wedding World, 2021. Welcome to Love, Welcome to Crazy…

I am so, so happy to welcome 2021. Welcome, Darlings!  If you are one of my couples during ...
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Covid-19 Sucks, Love RULES! Looking Ahead To Seattle Area Weddings, 2021: What To Know, What To Ponder.

As I sit here at my desk, and probably much like you, I feel uncertain about 2021. Most ...
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A Story of Seattle Weddings, In The Time Of Covid-19

Weird. Weird. Weird. And LOVE Wins! A Story of Seattle Weddings, In The Time Of Covid-19, With Seattle Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

Mask up, Washington! Mask up, Weddings! There is no wedding playbook for this time, 2020. I spent the ...
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So Seattle Wedding Weird, So Wedding Covid-19 Crazy. Getting Beyond a Wedding Postponement or Cancellation…

I've spent a lot of my time, over the past 4 months, working with couples to postpone their ...
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Annie and Pups after being married by Seattle Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

How to Get Married & Plan An Intimate Wedding Ceremony, During Phase 2, in Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston, Kitsap Counties and Phase 1.5, King County…

June 8, 2020 Okay, Darlings! Per the Governor's Guidance for Phase 2 (Snohomish, Pierce and Thurston Counties, to ...
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How To Get Married in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington State, during Covid 19, Coronavirus, with Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

Okay, here's the deal on how to get married during this time of Covid 19 in Seattle, Tacoma, ...
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Getting Married in Seattle During Coronavirus (Covid 19). What You Need To Know, How to Plan Your For Your Wedding…

Darlings, There is a crazy time, for sure.  It's now April 19th and we've been in this unprecedented ...
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A Personal Note, Covid 19 and Seattle Area Weddings, from Officiant Annemarie Juhlian…

Darling Couple, This is indeed crazy time. My heart is with my couples who are either cancelling their ...
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Laughter. So Good, So Right and When Well Done, It Creates Good Feels and Memories…

I love laughter within a wedding ceremony.  Not weird laughter.  Not laughter that comes from, 'what the hell ...
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My Beautiful Couples for 2020. As a Wedding Officiant, Here Is What I Know For Sure…

This Seattle/Tacoma Wedding Officiant thing is a glorious endeavor. I'm the lucky gal who gets to work with ...
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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 ...
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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.'  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Your Wedding Ceremony in 2019: Keeping it Fun, Keeping is Real.

We are sitting at the beginning of a new year.  Welcome to 2019! If you are reading this, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Weddings, Weddings, Weddings! Ramblings and Musing from ‘The Street…”

Darlings, I'm deep in it!  The ups and downs of all things weddings this summer season.  Gratefully, a ...
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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. ...
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The Joy of a Seattle Winter Wedding Ceremony & Celebration: Reflections and Ponderings…

I love the beginning of the year for a wedding ceremony and celebration. The pace of winter offers ...
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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 ...
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The Curse Of The Wedding Aisle Runner:  Burn it, Don’t Buy It…Don’t Consider It! Reasons Why…

There are many decorative elements I LOVE for a wedding ceremony. Gorgeous décor at the front of a ...
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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 ...
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Some Of The Best Money You Can Spend On A Wedding Day? A Full Service or Day Of Coordinator…

Some couples are super duper planners and get the rhythm of all things 'wedding. "  These smart cookies ...
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June Seattle Weddings 2017: Unique Love Stories. Different & Inspired Paths to the Big Day…

I just looked at my calendar for the past couple of weeks. And I smile. Am I a ...
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Seattle Weddings 2017 – Celebrating Love, Honoring The Different Paths To Love…

As I sit here at my desk in my office, I'm about to get all packed up and ...
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Michael and Martina: A Most Beautiful Couple Married at Newcastle Golf Club On A Glorious May Day…

I thrive when a couple reminds me how honored I am to do this work. Immediately after Michael ...
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Wishing Stephen and Madeline Much “Aloha!” A Beautiful April Wedding at Cedarbrook Lodge…

You've got to LOVE a couple who starts dating in high school and throughout all of the ups, ...
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Jeff + Cindy: An Early Spring Wedding at Red Barn Studios In Chehalis…

We may have had crazy wind and no power at Red Barn Studios for rehearsal, but on the ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Snow, Wind, Rain and Cold. 3 Seattle Winter Weddings…Beautiful Couples, All With Different Stories…

Nothing was going to keep me from getting three beautiful couples married this weekend, including yesterday - an ...
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Not Your Mother’s Marriage Advice! A Great Piece That Makes You Think and Go “Hmmm…”

There are a zillion articles out there offering marriage wisdom and counsel. This article is good. It's from ...
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Julie + Briana: We Raised The Roof Off AXIS in Seattle’s Pioneer Square With One of the Best Ceremony Toasts, Ever!

Julie + Briana, sweetly married at AXIS in Pioneer Square on January 14th. I love this photo, taken ...
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Chris + Brandie: A Great Wedding Kick-off For a Wonderful Couple at Cedarbrook Lodge…

Could Saturday evening have been any better? Two loving people, with a fabulous football themed wedding, were beautifully ...
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Angela + Frank: A Holiday Wedding at Seattle’s Beautiful Arctic Club Hotel…

I appreciate a couple who has their priorities in order. I know, this sounds most likely a bit ...
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So Grateful To Have Been Home With April Rose This Weekend…

I didn't have a wedding this past weekend. And the timing could not have been better.   You ...
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Joanna + Mark: Just The Most Beautiful Lifetime Moment at Hilltop on Bainbridge Island…

There are moments in life where you stop, look and say to yourself, 'I want to take all ...
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Wedding Dog, Odin, Did Good! Celebrating Daniel and Rachel at The Salish Lodge…

Moments before Rachel walked down the aisle, she was with her wedding party and family. And I found ...
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John + Jaime: A Glorious Day at Kiana Lodge, Celebrating Two Loving People Who Really Get It…

Marriage is a crazy affair.  It's over-the-top joy.  It's chaotic and messy.  It's about learning, growth, stretching and ...
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John + Elizabeth: On To Their Honeymoon After Hosting A Lovely Wedding At Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel…

In the moments before they walked down the aisle together at the Mayflower Hotel in downtown Seattle, I ...
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Nicole + Kimball: Two Loving and Inspiring Sweethearts With The Most Fabulous Wedding Party!

I've been around a lot of wedding parties ~ some big, some small. Some traditional and  quiet.  And ...
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Diana + Tim at The Monte Cristo Ballroom in Everett: With Some of the Happiest Family and Friends Ever…

Most often before I begin a wedding ceremony, I walk to the front of the room.  I thank ...
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Lacee + Bryce: Just the Best Couple, A Very Warm Wedding Day = LOVE.

I drove away from Lacee and Bryce's wedding ceremony, on a very hot day in August, thinking to ...
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Clint and Josalyn at Seattle’s Melrose Market: A Loving Stairwell Moment and So Much More…

I have this really sweet memory of Clint and Josalyn's Seattle wedding day. Because of special logistics at their ...
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They Did What We Did! Much Happiness to Carolyn and John, Married at Seattle’s Volunteer Park…

  Years ago, my husband, Greg and I, were married in a tiny ceremony for "2" at his ...
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Jason + Laura at Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park: Lots of Personal and Sweet Touches…

As I was writing Jason and Laura's wedding ceremony, I was touched by the amount of personal time ...
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Sweetly Married at the Lovely DeLille Cellars in Woodinville: David and Misao

Kindness. When it comes to a wedding day, such a lifetime experience is made that much sweeter when ...
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Sam and David: Married on the 4th of July at the Glorious Kiana Lodge…

If there ever was a couple meant to love and marry, it's Sam and David. And it was ...
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Tidbits of Wisdom and Memories from Wonderful Summer 2016 Weddings…

My husband and I love dogs.  Cancel that.  We adore dogs. In our time together, we have rescued ...
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GREAT JOY! Helen + Martin Marry At The Lovely Alderbrook Resort…

When I received this marvelous photo from Photographer Jennygg, I just smiled.  BIG! It was happiness for me ...
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Daniel + Zoe: A Field Of Lavender and a Beautiful Wedding Day!

There is a hidden gem in Woodinville, a field of abundant lavender that is hidden from the eye ...
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From Iceland To Seattle With Love! Celebrating Elizabeth and Gerald at Lord Hill Farms…

Elizabeth + Gerald. From different States, they unexpectedly met in Iceland while on separate adventure trips.    After ...
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A Group Photo for a Fabulous Couple and Their Family and Friends…

I love everything about Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo for a wedding. Everything.   And life is always better ...
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Blake + Anastasia: A Country Wedding at the Lovely Pine River Ranch in Leavenworth…

Sometimes a girl just needs a mid-summer wedding road trip! My excuse was Blake and Anastasia's wedding at ...
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Russell + Nicole: Sweetly Married At Roche Harbor…

It was happiness for me to take a Kenmore Air seaplane out of Lake Union on July 9th ...
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Your Seattle Wedding Day: Create a Day Around What Is Truly Important…

I'm at home after a big Fourth of July wedding weekend. I'm tired and I'm happy.  Lovely couples ...
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The Beautiful Wedding of Chad + Alex: Sweetly Married At The Woodmark Hotel In Kirkland…

It was great happiness for me to be a part of Chad and Alex’s wedding ceremony on May ...
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When It Is Killer Hot Outside For A Seattle Wedding Ceremony, Let’s Talk About Shade…

As I write this, it's warm outside on this Tuesday morning here in Seattle. And over this past ...
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Brenda and Cosdyn’s Wedding Day At The Salish Lodge…

I was with Brenda and her lovely ladies just before she walked down the aisle to marry her ...
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A Seattle Home Wedding: A Happy Trend For Couples…

Susan and Richard totally got things right on their wedding day. They were married at their home in ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Your Seattle Summer Wedding: Tips To Avoid Puget Sound Traffic & Timing Wedding Day Snafus!

If you are planning a summer wedding in Seattle, be "traffic savvy" to avoid traffic and/or timing issues ...
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The Freaked Out Bride: Navigating A Tsunami of Life Change with Smarts and Grace..

Freaked out. This is how a bride of any age may feel on the way to a wedding ...
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Mark and Jereme Wed At The Salish Lodge…the Best Dove Release Ever!

Look at these wonderful faces!  Two very loving, gracious and inspiring men, were married at The Salish Lodge ...
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Seattle Wedding Planning: Crafting and Designing Your Memorable Northwest Wedding Day…

You are planning your 2016 Seattle wedding ceremony and celebration! As an excited and enthusiastic engaged couple, you have ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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A Beautiful Fall Wedding for Chad and Amanda at Everett’s Monte Cristo Ballroom

When I arrived last night to officiate Chad and Amanda's wedding ceremony, I was first so very taken ...
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An Officiant’s Reflection on a Seattle Wedding. In Jail.

I received the most precious thank you note.  From a bride named Andrea.  Months ago, she was married ...
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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 ...
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Wedding Cancelled: “Annemarie, The Wedding Is Off…”

I was in the Bainbridge Island ferry line last week on my way to rehearsal for Steve and ...
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“I Wish I Had Done This On My Wedding Day…”

A bride recently asked me, "what are some things couples do on their wedding day that you wish ...
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Windpalooza 2015: A Crazy and Memorable Wedding Weekend…

The 29th has always been my favorite number.  And August 29th and August 30th didn't disappoint as two ...
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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, ...
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A Glorious Summer Ferry Wedding from Seattle to Bainbridge Island for Mark and Lorena…

During this time of year, I invest a lot of heart and energy into very personal and robust ...
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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 ...
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Crazy Roads. Summer Traffic. Road & Bridge Closures = Serious Wedding Day Timeline

It has already started. The closures on I-90.  The bridge closures on 520.  The closures of the Viaduct ...
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What Is Big Is Really Small. What Is Small Is Really Big.

Jeremy + Chontelle. On Saturday evening, after months of planning from Illinois, this beautiful and very sweet couple ...
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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 ...
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Dee Dee and Jim’s Elegant Wedding Day At Swiftwater Cellars in Cle Elum…

Look at this gorgeous smile!  Look at this beautiful lady! I snapped this photo of Dee Dee just ...
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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 ...
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The Half-Hour Effect: Building In “Fudge Time” For An Elegant Start To Your Wedding Ceremony…

I am one of those people who is almost always on time, if not early. AND when it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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+ ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Happy Memories From This Holiday Season of Tiny and Last Minute Weddings in Seattle…

Happy New Year!  It has been a happy pleasure for me to share in tiny weddings and "last minute ...
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Holiday Weddings 2014: Tie A Bow Around It By Getting So Very Married!

Each year, just before Christmas day, it is always fun to share in a wedding that is extra ...
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Quiet Time. Breathe, Enjoy, Remember…

After the hustle and bustle of a full and wonderful wedding year, I move into December in a ...
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Married! Christopher and Jeff at Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel: Some Things Are Meant To Be…

Christopher + Jeff.  2 guys truly meant to be.  Christopher and Jeff met in 7th grade. In their ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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! ...
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Steve + Leesa: Years In The Making and “Finally” So Elegantly Hitched at Alderbrook Resort.

Steve + Leesa. Simply put, so much darn fun! This beautiful couple traveled up from Oregon with Leesa's ...
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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 ...
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“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 ...
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Your Seattle Wedding: 5 Unique Ideas For Your Memorable Northwest Wedding Day…

You are planning your wedding in Seattle, Washington! As an excited and enthusiastic engaged couple, you have a ...
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August Is The “New June” For A Wedding in Seattle! Celebrating The Fierce Love Of Beautiful Couples…

Awhile back, June was "the month" for a bride and groom. Well, things have changed over these past ...
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Becca + George: A Beautiful, Poignant and Fun-Loving Celebration at The Foundry in Seattle…

Becca + George. I remember when Becca first called me last December to discuss the possibility of officiating her ...
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Casey + Dayna + Sweet Amelia. A Beautiful Wedding Ceremony in Tacoma For a Beautiful Couple and Their Family…

Casey + Dayna.  Last Saturday at high Noon, this beautiful couple exchanged vows in the beautiful Pagoda at one ...
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A Tapestry of Love: On The Beach – Hindu & Interfaith – Overlooking Hood Canal – Lakeside – and An Elopement!

The Summer of 2014. As I look back over the last week, I marvel at the diverse couples ...
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2 Beautiful Ladies. A Happy Officiant, an Awesome Photographer & Film Crew. Carla and Karen = You Are So Very Married!

Carla + Karen. These two women created and designed a wedding day, celebration and week in Seattle to ...
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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 ...
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Summertime Weddings Are Here. There. And Everywhere. What I Know For Sure…

What I know for sure? There is no right way to have a wedding. Or wrong way to ...
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How to Apply and Obtain A Valid Marriage License from Seattle, King County…

To be married in Washington State, you need a valid Washington State marriage license. Whether you are being married in ...
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Seattle Wedding Ceremony Locations: Waterfront/Views For Your Happy Wedding Day!

There isn't a more beautiful city for a waterfront or waterside wedding ceremony than Seattle, Washington. If you ...
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3 Beautiful Couples. 3 Inspiring Paths. 3 Very Different Ceremonies.

Over this past weekend, I had the happy pleasure of getting 3 beautiful couples so very hitched! As ...
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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 ...
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18 Fabulous & Affordable Seattle Wedding Ceremony Locations, Places & Venues

You are being married in Seattle, Washington! Here is a short list of 18 fun and memorable locations ...
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A Surprise Pre-Wedding Visit at Home From Vice-President Joe Biden for Steve and Jane!

You've got to love a Groom-to-Be who gets the surprise of his life, a few days before his ...
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Boom! 4 Ways to Blow up or Mess Up Your Seattle Wedding Ceremony…

It's not every day that you plan a wedding ceremony in our beautiful city of Seattle and/or Puget ...
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Garrett + Lisa: They “Circled Each Other” For 10 Years and Finally Met…

You've got to LOVE a couple who CRACKLES!  Yes, this is what Garrett and Lisa playfully refer to ...
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Get Married in Seattle And Honeymoon on a Cruise To Alaska! Great Tips & Ideas…

You want to get married in Seattle before you board the ship for your cruise to Alaska! Each ...
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Celebrating Dan & Kim’s Love Story and Their Beautiful Wedding Day at Farestart in Downtown Seattle…

Dan + Kim.  This couple met at mid-life, thrown together by two friends at the annual Beat the ...
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Seattle Area Wedding Chapels and Churches – 5 Best Venues For a Memorable Wedding Ceremony!

If you are looking for a beautiful non-denominational church or chapel for your wedding ceremony in the greater ...
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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 ...
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Your Wedding Ceremony “Smoochie!” Go For a Sweet & Perfect “We Are So Married” Kiss!

Every wedding ceremony ends with a sweet kiss! A fantastic and memorable kiss to top off a sweet ...
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From England With Love: Alain & Sara Get Married in Seattle at The Canal…

The only thing missing from Alain and Sara's wedding was their beloved pooch, Nacho! Nacho was back in ...
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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 ...
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Sharing My Birthday Weekend With 3 Beautiful Couples…

Beautiful couples - 3 of 'em! And best of all, it was such a happy pleasure to share ...
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A Seattle Wedding Ceremony Processional – 4 Tips For a Flawless and Memorable Walk Down the Aisle!

Just call me the Rehearsal Queen!  Here you go... 1) Put Someone In Charge Or Your Processional: In ...
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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 ...
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Getting Married At Home: Best Ideas & Easy Tips For Your Beautiful Seattle Wedding Day…

Home weddings are increasingly in favor with engaged couples all over the Puget Sound area. Getting married at ...
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2 Great Guys. One Beautiful and Poignant Wedding Day at Seattle’s Mayflower Park Hotel…

Richard + David. Married on Valentine's Day at the Mayflower Park Hotel in Seattle. These two gentlemen have ...
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Wedding Dog Bella Says “4 Paws Up!” Her Guardians, Nathan and Rosanna, Are So Very Married…

Nathan + Rosanna. Married last night at Seattle's Sorrento Hotel, surrounded by 100+ family and friends and the ...
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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 ...
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Who Gets So Very Married on Super Bowl Sunday in Seattle? Well, Let’s Just Ask Brian and Shawna!

Brian + Shawna. When Brian and Shawna started to plan their '14 wedding last year, they didn't take ...
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Weddings on Woodinville 2014 – Couples, Wedding Pros & More…

Weddings in Woodinville 2014. I was part of the team at Willows Lodge for this sold-out "traveling wedding ...
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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," ...
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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 ...
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Forget Your Wedding For Awhile, Let’s Talk About Your Marriage…

I did a happy dance when Seattle Bride Magazine recognized me for the work that I  do. Over ...
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Good Morning 2014! A Very Sparkly and Elegant New Year’s Eve Wedding for Brian and Tiffany…

Brian+ Tiffany.  Married on New Year's Eve, December 31, 2013, aboard Seattle's vintage and historic Skansonia Ferry Boat. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Little Man Huxley Cruised Down The Aisle in His Big Airplane to Celebrate Mommy and Daddy!

It was a sweet and poignant moment during John and Theresa's wedding ceremony on Saturday afternoon at Bastyr ...
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Grace, Kindness & Fun! Jeff and Laura’s Beautiful Wedding Day and Weekend At Alderbrook Resort.

I love so much about Jeff and Laura. Married in September at Alderbrook Resort, Jeff and Laura could write a ...
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What I Know For Sure: Looking Back On An Enormously Beautiful & Profound 2013 “Wedding Year”

I finished up my 2013 "Wedding Year" on October 20th. I have engagements in Nov & Dec and I ...
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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 ...
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A Parade of Nieces and Nephews Escorted Bride Kami Beautifully Down the Aisle at The Salish Lodge!

Kami adores her nieces and nephews. So, it was hugely important to her that on her wedding day, all ...
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In His 89th Year Of Life, Mark’s Dream to Marry The Love Of His Life Came True…

In all of his 89 years of life, Mark never thought he would ever marry the love of ...
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“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 ...
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Tristan and Rachel’s Magnificent Wedding Day at Bella Luna Farms in Snohomish

Meet Tristan and Rachel. This dynamic duo met in a beer line at an Oregon festival!   And with ...
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Kat and Rhiana’s Spectacular Wedding Day & Celebration On Board Seattle’s Skansonia Ferry Boat…

Meet Rhiana and Kat. Meet Memphis Red, one of the best canine ring bearers ever! All came beautifully ...
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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 ...
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Ashlie & Drake’s Magical Wedding Ceremony on Bainbridge Island: A Singing Goddess, Delightful Dancers and World Class Musicians!

Drake + Ashlie. You know you've got an extraordinary wedding ceremony to look forward to when you receive ...
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Pure Joy. Fierce Love. Celebrating Iris and Jill’s 20 Year Love Story With A Gorgeous Wedding Ceremony…

Truly, a profound moment.  A profound experience. Yesterday, it was such a privilege for me to celebrate Iris ...
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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 ...
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J’aime – From the Beautiful Pont Des Arts Bridge in Paris to the Woodland Park Rose Garden…

The paradox I live with:  what is small is really big - what is big is really small. ...
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A 1000 Person Flash Mob Wedding Proposal – A Sweet & Public Wedding for Tim and Emily at Westlake Park

You've gotta love a couple who lives by the motto "go BIG or go HOME!" Meet Tim and ...
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In The Presence of Profound & Authentic Love: Bobby and Hilary Get Married At The Salish Lodge

I marry couples of all shapes, ages and sizes. And on occasion, I get a young couple who ...
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Road Trip to Kalaloch Lodge! From Ohio to The Washington Coast With Love…

It takes a lot to get me in a car for a 4-hour road trip to a wedding ...
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Court and Kristine: A Beautiful Wedding Day With a Lovely Twist at The Willows Lodge

It was such a happy joy for me to share in Court and Kristine's wedding day at The ...
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Celebrating A Profound Relationship Journey: Paul & Melissa’s Wedding Ceremony at St. Paul’s Chapel, Port Gamble

I totally love this photo of Paul and Melissa! I took it from the side as Photographer Brad ...
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Claire and Chuck: You’ve Gotta Love A Couple With Serious Spunk!

If you know Seattle weddings, you know Lisa Chambers.  She is one the most fabulous women I know and an ...
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Row, Row, Row Your Boat! Lindsey & JoyLynn Celebrate A Long Journey With A Beautiful Ceremony On The Water…

How fun is this photo?! Lindsey + JoyLynn.  Married aboard a boat docked in Eagle Harbor at Bainbridge Island ...
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What Is Small Is Really BIG. What Is Big Is Really SMALL.

Jeremiah + Brittany. Married on April 27th at DeLille Cellars in Woodinville, Washington. I live with and appreciate this ...
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50 Shades of LOVE! John and Heather Marry At The Beautiful Willows Lodge in Woodinville, WA…

When Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George posted this photo to her blog of John and Heather, my first thought was, ...
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Profound Love. Celebrating Robert & Dennis And Their Momentous Day, April 21, 2013

Robert + Dennis. From the moment I first met this dynamic duo, I loved everything about these wonderful men. ...
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To Seattle from Bulgaria With Lots of Love! Nik & Jasmina Married at Alderbrook Resort

Nik + Jasmina!   They grew up in Bulgaria.  One moved to Canada.  The other moved to Washington State.  ...
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So Loving Bob & Jim! My “Guys” and Neighbors from Issaquah Highlands Years Ago!

When Jim opened the door to his hotel suite at the Hotel Vintage Park this past Saturday night, ...
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Joe & Debbie: From Whidbey Island and Vancouver, B.C., With LOVE!

Joe + Debbie. A beautiful couple with huge and compassionate hearts.   A beautiful gal from British Columbia and ...
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After15 Years Of Loving Relationship, A Sweet & Intimate Ceremony at Seattle’s Pike Place Market!

February 20, 2013 at Pike Place Market. Mary-Ann + Dan. 2 teary witnesses. One happy Officiant. A celebration ...
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I Invite You To Meet “Stab” – Steve and Shab’s Most Excellent Wedding Adventure In Downtown Seattle!

Meet "Stab." Otherwise known as Shab and Steve!  "Stab" is a compilation of their names - every couple ...
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Marina and Andrew’s Wedding Day: Glorious Sunshine, Love & Joy on March 3rd at The Woodmark Hotel

Before Marina and Andrew's wedding ceremony, I went to the front of the room to welcome family and friends and ...
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Jennifer & Corey: A Thoughtful and Inspiring Ceremony For A Loving Couple & Their Children…

Corey and Jennifer were very clear with me about their expectations for their wedding ceremony on one fine ...
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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 ...
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Shawn + Sasha: A Best Tip For An Easy, Crazy-Free and Memorable Wedding Day…

Shawn and Sasha are poster kids for doing a wedding with heart and with a quest for "all ...
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My Excuse For A Wedding Road Trip To Copalis Beach!

You've gotta love Jon and Malori! This sweet couple fell in love on the Washington Coast and it ...
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Best Tips To Plan A Beautiful ‘Surprise’ For Your Sweetheart During Your Wedding Ceremony…

You've gotta love James!  To honor his bride, Mary, he worked to craft and deliver a profound and ...
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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 ...
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Holiday Season 2012 – It’s Funny What I Remember…

Jen Wade, Jenny Goldberg George and daughter, Lily The month of December 2012 was BIG/HUGE. It started with ...
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History Made! Mary and Monica – Married at 12:01 a.m., December 9, 2012, The Seattle Yacht Club…

Sometimes you don't know how big something is until it is over. I had the honor of marrying ...
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A Very Big Wedding Week For Same Sex Couples In Washington State! Celebrating Monica & Mary…

Such an exciting week for LOVE in Washington State, with marriage licenses available starting this Thursday, 12/6, and ...
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Celebrating Marriage Equality! Referendum 74 Passes In The State of Washington…

I am thrilled with the passage of Referendum 74 in the beautiful State of Washington. With all of ...
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Gone To the Dogs! A Wedding Celebration with Sunshine, Butters and Lennon! Oh, People, too!

Randy and Lauren are a most gracious, loving and compassionate couple. And when you add in their "pack of 3" ...
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Loving Richard and Pam – A True “Aloha” Wedding in the Heart of Woodinville Wine Country…

Pam + Richard. Gracious.  Inspiring.  Totally cool.  Fun-loving. Inclusive. I could go on and on. It was such ...
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From Bermuda To Seattle With Love: Jamal & Eldrina’s Gorgeous Wedding Day at Woodland Park’s Rose Garden

A ceremony for 2. Only 2. Jamal + Eldrina. The set-up:  Gorgeous October day.  2 happy witnesses.  1 ...
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Celebrating Jessie’s Life: I Won’t Be So Flippant When I Say These Words Again…

"No matter what, I will be at your wedding." Our beloved cocker spaniel, Jessie, passed away on Friday, ...
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From England With Love. A Seattle Love Story That Started With A Bus Ride – Truly!

Marina + Danny. From the moment I met Marina and Danny more than a year before their wedding ...
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What Happened In Vegas DID NOT Stay In Vegas! 2 Beautiful People Truly Meant For One Another…

When I first met Thomas and Lady Ivory on a dark week night in Kirkland, I walked away ...
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Lane + Kim + 2 Wedding Dogs = A Wonderful & Heart-Warming Ceremony At Hollywood School House…

As one of "those" animal lovers, I jump at each and every opportunity to include a couple's "best ...
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Way Too Cute! Sign Bearer “Drew” Made It Down The Aisle In Style To His Uncle Matt…

Here comes the Bride! Drew, you did great! With sign in hand , Drew made his way down ...
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Bryce & Anne: Falling In Love Is Like Loving a Dog!

Taylor Mali's poem, "Falling In Love Is Like Loving A Dog," deliciously sums up Bryce and Anne's inspiring and loving relationship ...
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A Sweet & Effective Guest “Prompt” To Turn Off Cell Phones Before A Wedding Ceremony!

Subtle! And effective. At some weddings, especially the ones with a larger guest list, I frequently to go ...
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In The 11th hour, The Sun Came Out Over University Place For Terry And Traci’s Waterview Ceremony…

Terry + Traci. They were high school sweethearts.  As young adults, they went their separate ways and enjoyed full ...
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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.  ...
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From Arizona to Seattle With Love: Doug and Candice At Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel

Doug + Candice. What do I remember about their waterside wedding ceremony on the sunny and warm evening of July ...
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The Little Golf Cart That Wouldn’t…Patrick and Rhonda’s Beautiful Wedding Celebration At Echo Falls Golf Club

I smile when I think back on the very beginning of Patrick and Rhonda's wedding ceremony on a very ...
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Getting Married “Washington State Ferry Style!” Andrew & Jenny’s Sweet Seattle Elopement…

Andrew + Jenny. Within a short week's time, this loving and dynamic duo from Massachusetts made plans to hop ...
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Rob & Dawn Hanson: Almost Three Years “After,” A Beautiful And Unexpected “Hello!”

Two of the things I love about this work are synchronicity and unexpected surprises (good ones!) Last Thursday, ...
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Steve and Jeanette Anderson – No Crazy, All Love…

Everything about Steve and Jeanette is about love.  And kindness, graciousness and generosity. Some couples make my day.  ...
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The “New” Religious Ceremony Seattle Style: Contemporary, Inclusive, Sacred And Joyful…

At a sweet church in Kirkland, WA on a sunny May Saturday, Rodney and Karen, were formally joined in ...
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About Seattle Wedding Officiants – All Sizes, Personalities & Approaches. A Few Things To Know…

Engaged couples are often all over the map when it comes to their ceremonies. Some want it simple. ...
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Tonya and Harold – A Sweet & Intimate Ceremony At One of My Favorite Venues, Woodinville’s Willows Lodge…

I sent an email to Tonya the other day saying, "May I please clone you and Harold?!" Sometimes ...
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Chase and Christina Perrin – April 28, 2012

“Easy and Awesome!” Chase and Christina – You Lived Up To Your Motto And So Much More…

Chase and Christina Perrin - April 28, 2012 There are some couples who touch my heart in an ...
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Sweet & Loving Couple – Gorgeous April Morning – Chickens! – 2 Fun Witnesses & Chocolate Cupcakes…

Topher and Theresa really made my morning on April 21, 2012 Deciding that a large 150-person wedding (they both ...
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One Of Those Very Fun (and Sacred) Ceremonies I Live For – Marques & Christy Johnson!

Christy & Marques Johnson Okay, how much fun can I truly have with one couple? Some couples are ...
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Matt and Kelly Get Married! A Beautiful Ceremony & Celebration on St. Patrick’s Day…

Kelly & Matt DeanSometimes a photo takes your breath away. Matt &  Kelly Dean.   Extraordinary couple.    ...
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Trending Up! The Extravagant, Joyful & Tiny Wedding Ceremony & Celebration…

Angela and Alan illustrate a sweet new trend with contemporary couples - the extravagant, joyful and tiny wedding ...
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Alec and Ashley: “Yes, Annemarie, We Do Want You To Move Around!”

"Yes, Annemarie ~ we do want you to move around during our ceremony!" In many of my ceremonies, ...
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“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 ...
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When All Hell Breaks Loose During A Wedding Week: Wacky Weather!

Remember the snow in January?  Beautiful.  Idyllic.  Crazy time! For couples who were married on the weekend of ...
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Best Tips For An Easy & Successful Home Wedding…

Maggie & Richard GreenRichard and Maggie Green did their Seattle wedding right. A friend of Richard's opened their home ...
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Bernel and Gloria’s Inter-faith Ceremony: Persian and Jewish Traditions & Rituals…And Lots Of Joy!

It's sometimes funny to me what I remember from a wedding ceremony. Minutes before Bernel and Gloria's inter-faith ...
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A Best Kick-Off to 2012: Allan & Angela’s Tiny and Sweet Wedding Ceremony…

Angela and Allan are poster kids (literally!) for a sweet, intimate and tiny wedding. Angela and Allan met ...
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A Very Touching Email Note: Adam & Marcy, June 2005

I received an email from one of my couples from years past and it made my day. In ...
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The “Kiss” – Tell Your Officiant to Get Outta The Photo!

Okay, I admit it.  I like to watch crazy wedding shows on television - they are like "eye ...
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Jeri & Amy Andrews: Featured in Seattle Metropolitan Bride & Groom Winter 2012 Issue!

Jeri & Amy Andrews - The Corson BuildingI had the profound privilege of sharing in Jeri and Amy's ...
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A Winter Wedding Ceremony In Seattle: Three Must-Consider Tips For A Well-Planned Wedding Day…

Joel and Nicole Knechtel were married in a cold and blustery December evening at Woodinville's Hollywood Schoolhouse. Joel ...
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Zak & Nicole Malbin 2011

Whew! A new website!

After several months of writing, crafting, deliberating and a bit of creative angst, here it is. I am ...
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