Thursday, October 29, 2009

King 5 Best Officiant of Western Washington

What can we say but thank you!

ent 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.

fficiating 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.

Thank you!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Jason & Heather - Wed on Whidbey

Just a ferry trip away from Seattle, Heather and Jason found the perfect setting for their intimate wedding -- the Morris Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast on Whidbey Island.

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.

Thanks for the wonderful job you did at our wedding! We have received countless complements about our ceremony! ... I highly recommend you to anyone looking for a personal, professional, and one-of-a-kind ceremony. Thanks again for making our special day even more wonderful and relaxed!!

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 - - or call us at (206)789-9788 to schedule a free consult!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Snoqualmie Point Park Hosts Mark and Alex's Ceremony

Some times there is rain, some times there is sun but the most dramatic times are the ones in between. It was an unbelievably dramatic sky on the afternoon of Alex and Mark's wedding.

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.

Sun dappled the mountain top as the ceremony commenced. A blessing by nature, to be sure.
When the nuptials were complete, the skies brightened even more. It was as if Nature herself was smiling on the bride and groom.
The guests set off to the Salish Lodge for cocktails and appetizers, while the family photographs were taken.

Mark and Alex took their times and enjoyed many romantic moments along the way.

Whenever the two were together, there was joy and happiness!

First day as a married couple ended well: with a kiss of course!

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

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Chris and Ashley Wed At Golden Gardens

Real love is like two strong trees standing side by side supporting and sheltering one another, with their branches and roots so entwined that, in the end, we find that they are one tree—not two—and it is inconceivable that they could ever part.

When you see Ashley and Chris together, it is inconceivable that they could ever part. They are a couple!

And where else would they wed than Golden Gardens: it was where they first met and where Chris proposed. The day was perfect. The site wonderfully prepared by Amy of Blue Ribbon Cooking School (where the reception took place).

Photos were taken before the ceremony at both the Ballard Locks and at the beach. Niki Desautels of NJD Photography made the most of the scenic nearby settings.

Ashley and Chris decided on very classic colors for their wedding. Nature contributed a blue sky, green grass and trees and sparkling water.

The wedding ceremony had a family feel. Ashley's brother, Jeff, walked her down the aisle.
Her grandfather, Tim, and Chris's parents, Frank and Kathy, each presented a heartfelt reading. Both sets of parents offered their blessings to the couple.

The vows touched everyone's heart and brought a tear to many an eye.
Mr. and Mrs. Marino set off in style!

Many happy sunrises and sunsets ... and many more happy moments at Golden Gardens.

For help finding just the right words for your ceremony, please contact us and enjoy looking at our idea-filled Resource Guide!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Planning a Wedding at the Woodland Park Rose Garden and Zoo

Kent and I live near the Woodland Park Rose Garden and Zoo so we are always delighted to officiate there. Last week the Assocoation of Bridal Consultants (an organization we belong to)meeting was hosted by the Zoo.

There was a tour of the numerous places to wed on the grounds. On course, there is the classic wedding in the Rose Garden with the magnificent grand entrance from the gate around the fountain to the Gazebo. And the intimate Butterflies and Blooms or Jaguar Cove celebrations.

The Beech Grove offers an expansive lawn shaded from beech trees. We've also officiated at the Taiga Viewing Shelter and near the eagles, as well.

We are looking forward to officiating at several of the other sites: the exotic African and Thai Villages, the serene Elk Overlook and the Tundra Center. For more specifics, check out or contact Katie and/or Carol at (206)548-2590. They are both wonderful to work with!

The ABC meeting was also an introduction to Lancer Catering, and we were so impressed. Such an improvement in food quality and service. It was a great evening!