Saturday, October 24, 2015

Bonnie and Manson Exhange Personal Vows at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant, celebrates Manson and Bonnie's weddingWow! What a gorgeous setting for a wedding!!

The Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum offered so many photogenic spots, as you will see in this post.

Let's start with the ceremony.  Isn't this dramatic?
Kent Buttars officiating at he chihuly Garden and Glass Museum for Bonnie and Manson

Bonnie was dazzling in white ... so was Manson in his white morning coat.

The glasswork is impressive.  Susan Haas provided lovely harp music, including Manson's entry song - Sugar by Levine.

The bride and groom cuddle in the Chihuly Garden - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Here are some photos from various places around the museum.
First dance of Bonnie and Manson at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Night time at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant celebrated Manson and Bonnie's wedding ceremony
White on white - Bonnie and Manson's wedding photo at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant

White on white - so elegant, so simple, so beautiful. 

Wishing Manson and Bonnie decades of health and happiness together. 

Thanks to all the wedding team members whho helped make the couple's dream a realitiy. 

Rick Takagi Photography
Susan Haas, Harpist
Alexis Tayler, Videography
and the staff at the Chihuly Garden and Glass Museum

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Anchored To You - Colin and Anastasia Wed at Rosehill Community Center

Colin and Anastasia's wedding was published in The Inspired Bride.
The bride and groom love hanging out at the beach so much that they decided to have a nautical themed wedding. For a pop of color, they incorporated navy blue, white and orange on their special day. Anastasia also wanted a vintage glam for their wedding, that explained some of the non-nautical decors you see. The weather was beautiful, it went well for the day. I love the cute orange lanterns along the ceremony aisle, a perfect combination with the grass and rose petals. See more photos below. And scroll down to read the details of their wedding from the bride herself.

Our Story:My husband, Colin, and I met through mutual friends from college. It was definitely a case of opposites attract.

We Are A Perfect Match:
hereas I’m a planner who focuses on long-term goals, Colin is great at not taking things too seriously and making me laugh! We found that our differences complemented each other. We’re both also very close to our families and spend every Saturday and Sunday at family dinner.

The Proposal:
olin proposed while we were collecting sea glass on the Washington coast. He pretended to bend down to collect a piece of sea glass and instead pulled out a gorgeous vintage ring. The moment was wonderful and of course I said yes.

Colin and Anastasia's wedding rings on sea glass - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

The Theme:
autical Vintage/Glam

The Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects:
did a few DIY projects but my favorite the arch for the ceremony -a pair or vintage french doors decorated with sea glass that Colin and I had collected. I bought the doors off of Craigslist, had help from Colin’s dad refinishing them, and then used glue and resin to create a stained glass design with the sea glass.

Wedding Decor Inspiration:
was inspired by Colin’s proposal and wanted to incorporate the Washington Coast into our wedding. At the same time, I’m drawn to classic/vintage weddings so from there the Vintage/Glam/Nautical theme was born.

Wedding Day Outfit Inspiration:
I'm guilty…I love wedding dresses and have watched almost every season of Say yes to The Dress so picking out my wedding dress was fun for me. I gravitated toward a classic/minimalist aesthetic in my everyday life and wanted to stay true to that on my wedding day. I fell in love with an Amy Kuschel sample gown I found at a small local boutique. I accessorized with a horsehair ribbon trimmed veil for a classic but modern look. A My bridesmaids all wore navy dresses that captured the vintage nautical feel. The groomsmen wore grey tuxedos with matching argyle socks.

Colin and Anastasia with weddidng party at the Mukilteo Lighthouse - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

The Planning Process:
e took 14 months to plan the wedding that gave me a good amount of time to accomplish everything without stressing out. What was the best advice you received when you were planning your wedding? All of the advice on A Practical Wedding! Focusing on how you want the wedding to feel for you, your partner, and your guests.

Tips And Tricks For Future Bride:
o what feels right for you and toss everything else.

The Challenges We Faced:
anaging budget vs. Expectations were the hardest part. We set ourselves up for success early by choosing a venue that allowed me to select my vendors, leaving room to spend more/less depending on how important each aspect of the wedding was to us,

Money Matters:

The venue we choose was reasonably priced because it is owned by the City of Mukilteo. At the same time, there was high demand for the venue, and we got lucky because their reservation process involves a lottery.

Catering/Food was the biggest expense.
Sweetheart wedding table for Colin and Anastasia - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

The Guest List:
120, final count 115. We didn’t have to narrow down the list too much because out venue could accommodate up to 250 guests.

The Songs:
e had a three piece guitar band play during the ceremony.

Our Honeymoon:
ruise around the Mediterranean

Excited About:
uilding a life and home together with my husband. Also, using all my wedding knowledge to help my friends plan! (I love weddings)

Planning Advice For Couples:
igure out what feels right for you in terms of lifestyle and budget and then don’t stress out too much about the details! Also pick vendors that you like and trust.

Colin and Anastasia's wedding guest favors - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Favorite Part Of The Day:
We took the time to get to know out officiant, Pat Stimac, and then with her help worked on crafting a ceremony that felt true to us. We chose to honor our families by giving roses to our moms and we asked Colin’s sisters to do readings. Making the ceremony special to use helped our guests to know us better as a couple and set a wonderful, loving atmosphere for the rest of the day.

The Highlights From The Ceremony And Reception:
eremony highlights was listening to the vows that Colin wrote. The reception was fun all around. I was so happy we pulled off our first dance without a hitch and I also enjoyed dancing the hora with all of our guests. Also our photographer, Jenny GG was awesome! She made us laugh so many times and kept the whole day really upbeat.

Most Memorable Moment:
e wrote our own vows. I had several guests come up to me afterwards saying they really enjoyed getting to know us better as a couple.

Colin and Anastasia wed at Rosehill Community Center - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant


Photographer: Jenny GG Photography
Officiant: A Heavenly Ceremony
Dress Designer: Amy Kuschel
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Event Planner: Blush Celebrations
Ceremony and Reception Location: City of Mukilteo – Rosehill Community Center
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Hair and Makeup Artist: Pacific Brides
Dress Store: Something Blue Bridal Boutique

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Jason and Corbett to Wed at Robinswood House

Corbett and Jason - aren't they adorable? - are pretty excited to be getting married! And Kent is very excited to be officiating for them.

Here's a bit of their love story:

We met working at Target in downtown Seattle.  I (Corbett) had just moved to Seattle from California in March 2013 and started working at Target, while Jason transferred into my store when he moved here from Vegas in July of 2013.  We have been together since November 2013 and got engaged after a very quiet, but surprise, proposal in our home in March 2014.  We will be getting married at Robinswood House in April and are so excited to have Pat and Kent's help in creating our ceremony and officiating on our wedding day!

So happy for the bride and groom.  There is nothing better than finding that "Person" to share life with.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Celebration of Life Ceremony for Feraidoon Farhang

Over the weekend, I officiated at Mr. Farhang's celebration of life ceremony at Sunset Hills Memorial Park and Funeral Home.

We met about seven years ago at the marriage of Faye, Feraidoon's daughter, and Cory.  It was a wonderful occasion and I had a chance to get to know the family.  So it was a mix of emotions to receive the call from Faye:  sadness, of course; delight to hear of Cory and Faye's son; anticipation about seeing everyone.

It was a dramatic day:  winds blowing, rain dumping, cold and chilly.  And it was a dramatic time:  a time to reflect and remember, to rejoice in the life we have, to recall our purpose on Earth.

Sending love and prayers and all good things to the Farhang and Hutsell families and friends.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Texans Get Hitched in Classic Style at Willows Lodge

Just received this video from James and Joan.  The two wed in a fairy-tale atmosphere at Willows Lodge this summer.  Love is amazing.  It can find us at any time, any age, any place ... and it is miraculous in each case. 

Thanks to Melissa Williams for the video.

Wishing Joan and James "double happiness" in their life together!

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Canal Hosts Jon and Juanita's Wedding

Juanita and Jon exchange their vows at The Canal - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Kent and I love hearing from the couples we officiate for.  

Yesterday, we received an email from Juanita and Jon, along with these photos and some very kind words.

The bride and groom wed at The Canal.  It was a beautiful day.
Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant, celebrating Juanita and Jon's wedding
We just celebrated our one-year anniversary last week and we were talking about how wonderful you both were and how many compliments we got on the ceremony! It was such a happy day for both of us and it wouldn't have been the same without you guys. Thank you so much for everything! 

~ Juanita and Jon 
Loving looks between Juanita and Jon at the wedding ceremony at The Canal - Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Wishing Jon and Juanita continued happiness, health and success in all things!

Many thanks to Chantal Andrea for the lovely photos.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

No Place Like Home For A Wedding!

Wedding party watches the bride and groom - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Absolutely love this photo!  Ladies above, guys to the side, cute looks on the bride and groom.  The bride, groom and wedding party are ready to go.

The wedding was celebrated at Abbey's folks home in Skagit County.
Something old - Abbey's mother's wedding veil - Patricia Stimac Seatle Wedding Officiant 

Abbey wore the wedding veil that he mother wore on her wedding day.  It was beautiful and completemented her dress perfectly. 

Adam and Abbey seal their wedding vows with a kiss - Patricia Stimac Seattle Wedding Officiant

One of the bridesmaid's and her husband created the arbor which framed the ceremony.  It was a sweet and simple event with personal vows.  Just what the couple wanted.

Abbey and Adam and their guests - Patricia Stimac Seattle Wedding Officiant 

Really like the idea of group photos.  Here we all are.
Wishing Adam and Abbey the very best in their life together!! 

Thanks to Jenny Jimenez for the photos.  I'm sure there will be more to come.

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