Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Going to the Chapel - Wedding at St. Paul's

"We can't thank you enough fo what you did. It was such a relief to have someone who knew what they were doing. The ceremony was amazing, as are you two. Best wishes for many years to come." ~ Sean and Jennifer

St. Paul's Chapel in Pt. Gamble was the perfect site to "tie the knot." Jennifer and Sean wanted to celebrate their wedding ceremony in a sacred space: one that is warm and welcoming, with a sense of history. The simplicity of the setting showcased the couple beautifully. Kent was smiling happily as the two sealed their marriage vows with their first kiss as a married couple.
After the ceremony is the perfect time to share a private moment or two. The "glow" that occurs after the exchange of vows is a very special time, one to be savored.

What can be better than giving yourself as the bride and groom some time to enjoy the experience. It will be a memory to treasure for a lifetime.

Any non-rainy wedding day in the Pacific Northwest is a gift. Sean and Jennifer were so lucky to even have some sun breaks in April, which is even more amazing. It allowed Tasha Owen to capture these outdoor images.
Tasha told us, "As always when either you or Kent are the officiant it is a beautiful ceremony. I told Kent how lovely I thought it was and he told me you had written it. Just beautiful. "

Love the dreaminess of the infrared.

Best wishes, Jennifer and Sean!!!

For more ideas on where to celebrate your wedding, check out the venues at http://www.aheavenlyceremony.com/.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Where Can I Find a Seattle Justice of the Peace?

Many brides and grooms want to have a simple or civil wedding ceremony and they often look for a Justice of the Peace or Notary.

In Washington State, only ministers/priests and judges may "solemnize a marriage." (RCW 26.04.050 defines who may solemnize a marriage: "Justices of the supreme court, judges of the court of appeals, judges of the superior courts, superior court commissioners, any regularly licensed or ordained minister or any priest of any church or religious denomination ...")

Judges or ministers may perform a civil ceremony, some may prefer not to. You need to ask.The exact wording of the ceremony is not defined by state statutes. You get to choose, depending on the person who is officiating.

We prefer to call ourselves "wedding ceremony officiants," letting couples know we enjoy all types of ceremonies: civil, spiritual, nondenominational, multicultural, multifaith and religious.

Your ceremony is a reflection of you. The wording of the ceremony should reflect you also!

Thanks to La Vie Photography!
To see how you can create the ceremony you want, check out our wedding ceremony services.