Friday, December 25, 2009
We had a wonderful time and are so grateful that you could share the night with us.
Thank you for your time and dedication to our ceremony. We feel fortunate to have met you! ~Christy & Ryan
Guests traveled from across the country to gather and celebrate the wedding of two people who are deeply in love.
The venue is truly beautiful: The Admiral at Sanctuary is a designated Historical Landmark. Built in 1929 as a church, it served that purpose for decades. When the congregation merged with another church and closed its doors, it was purchased by Dehli Bennett, the current owner. The building itself is built for celebration and perfect for weddings.
Christy and Ryan wanted a meaningful ceremony that balanced humor with the seriousness of their commitment, as well as acknowledging the importance of Ryan's two daughters in their lives.
Tables were beautifully set and FOODZ Catering offered a tasty buffet dinner.
The room was abuzz with laughter and joy and people learning about each other and everyone sharing their delight about Ryan and Christy's good fortune to have found one another.
It is always good to hear back from the couple about other wedding providers. Here are just some of Christy and Ryan's reflections:
Lea Czyzewski of Florarama Modern
Design was terrific to work with and I thought the flowers were beautiful.
Sharon’s Catering and Cakes. Wasn’t the cake delicious!?!? The best wedding cake we have ever tasted!
And thanks to I Heart Wedd for these images. Jose did well in capturing the essence of the night.
We wish Ryan and Christy the best in their married life!!!!
For ideas in creating a wedding ceremony just for you, please contact us at wed@aheavenlyceremony or (206)789-9788. And learn more about us at our website: www.aheavenlyceremony.com.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Kevin's father, Pat, has a deep, rich voice. He has sung at each of his children's weddings. It was very important for Kevin to have his father sing at his wedding as well. The experience meant a lot to Kevin!
Family is very important to the couple. Both the elders and the youngsters had a place in their wedding ceremony.
The couple decided on a candle ceremony and asked six family members to light one candle each, symbolizing the principles Kevin and Diane wanted their marriage to rest upon: unity, self-determination, mutual responsibility, connection, purpose and creativity.
Then, Diane and Kevin lit the last candle to signify their faith: a faith in themselves and their relationship, a faith that brought them to wed and will see them through all that is to come.
Thanks to Kelly and Robert of Gash Photography.
If you would like some help in finding words which express your unique song, please check out our website: www.aheavenlyceremony.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a free consult.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Weddings are happy occasions: everyone dressed in their party best, gathered in a great setting (in this case, the Skansonia Ferry), good food, good music, good company ... and two people totally in love. No wonder everyone is in a good mood!
The weather was perfect on Sally and Monty's wedding day! A gentle breeze, sunshine aplenty, water all around and Seattle downtown as the backdrop. (Kent and I lived aboard a sailboat for a number of years ... and love being around water.)
When Sally and Monty exchanged their vows and their rings, all eyes and ears were attuned to them.
The happy couple exited to the cheers of their guests.
From there they made their way to the second floor of the ferry where they had a moment to take in all their emotions. (This is such a good thing to do -- to just decompress and be together for a bit of time after your ceremony.)
And when it was time to "shove off," Sally and Monty headed off in style!
Thanks to Sheila Addleman for capturing the day.
We wish Monty and Sally the best in the life together as husband and wife!!!
For ideas on how to create a ceremony unique to the two of you, please check out our website - www.aheavenlyceremony.com - or call us at 206.789.9788.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
When it was time, Calico and her father entered. She was striking in a Chinese-influenced red dress - the color of happiness.
Making their way.to the front row, their parents stood on either side of the couple so the bride and groom could receive their blessings before they exchanged their marriage vows.
Calico and Solomon wanted a very personal ceremony. They decided on the Passing of Peace and reading of one of their favorite poems, "Song of the Open Road" by Walt Whitman. We had worked together on what marriage meant to them -- their thoughts and words engaged everyone.
Solomon and Calico wrote their own vows, then lit a unity candle.
The candle itself was a work of art, crafted with love. Friends and family members gathered to create it. Friends and family members got together to create it, each person adding tokens of well wishes to this truly unique candle.
A delighted couple stepped forward in life, to the cheers of everyone present.
Delicious food followed at the reception ... and then the dance began Solomon is a musician and Calico is a dancer. Solomon's friends and fellow band members (the Solomon Douglas Swingtet) played music while guests danced the night away. The music brought out the Lindy in everyone.
Creative or traditional -- enjoy a ceremony that is truly you! For more information, check out our website: www.aheavenlyceremony.com.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
May is Seattle can be a great time of the year to wed. The flowers are abloom and there are some amazing, beautiful days.
Ashley and Andy were lucky -- not only in love -- their wedding day was spectacular! So they could be outdoors and John Chin, their photographer, was able to capture some great photos.
The columns at the entrance of Bastyr Chapel were just the right place to exchange a kiss.
Andy and Ashley enjoyed the ceremony ceremony process:
"It has been the most enriching part of the wedding planning so far, because it is like a sense of calm in the midst of all of the chaos. Both of you are so relaxing to be around, and it was one of the smoothest parts of our wedding planning.
When I re-read the ceremony recently, it just brought me back to the reason we are doing all of this planning and it kept me focused on the reason for our wedding day. It is nice to reflect on that!"
The ceremony did turn out very well ... and, of course, the chapel itself is dramatic. After the wedding party entered, the oversized chapel doors closed, the bride's music began and Ashley and her father, Bill, processed down the aisle.
Unity candle lighting was made for Bastyr Chapel. The altar is impressive and the candles are assured to remain lit -- a good omen of a healthy and happy union.
The altar is also a great place to sign the marriage license.
Mr. and Mrs. have a good start to their new life together!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Kent and I love to officiate for couples who appreciate the value of a well crafted ceremony. A ceremony that is genuine and meaningful, that engages the guests, that honors their family and friends, that reflects the personalities of the bride and groom, that celebrates the love two people share.
Officiating positively influences on us on so many levels. In the moment of the ceremony, of course. And personally, as well. We speak about love and connection and relationship and appreciation often ... and believe doing so has changed us and our relationship for the better.
Our hearts are filled with gratitude.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The bride is a natural beauty.
The dramatic nature scenes reflected the deep love the couple share.
Mannfried Funk on cello provided heavenly sounds for the ceremony. What else would you expect from a bride and groom who live in Paradise ... California, that is! The vows brought a tear to the eye and joy to the heart.
Family was the theme of the day... and children a joy to be thankful for. Ally and Trinity were gifted with necklaces as symbols of family unity. Micah was his adorable self.
And everyone was over-the-top delighted with the nuptuals!
Jason is a professional brew master and his passion and vocation were evident in the groom's cake.
And our thanks to Marv Heston for his dramatic images and willingness to share them.
It is obvious Heather and Jason look forward to many days filled with love.
For help in creating your memorable ceremony, possibly one that includes children, please check out our website - http://www.aheavenlyceremony.com/ - or call us at (206)789-9788 to schedule a free consult!
Monday, October 12, 2009
They selected the fairly new Snoqualmie Point Park as the site of their vow exchange. The view is breath taking: an unobstructed view of Mt. Si. Arriving guests meandered up the gentle curving path to the ceremony site where they were greeted by the sweet notes of harpist, Susi Hussong.
Alex arrived by limosine and took the steeper climb to the site, escorted by her brother, Xavier. They did so to keep the tradition of the "first look" when the bride walked down the aisle.
The images are Karen Wolfe's work. See more at her blog.
Yes, of course, you can experience a ceremony that sets your hearts aflutter! Please learn more at www.aheavenlyceremony.com.