Monday, December 31, 2012

The Ultimate Wedding - Andrew & Jillian Marry at The Canal

Jillian and Andrew pose with ultimate frisbees

Ready for Ultimate? 

Jillian (a National Ultimate Frisbee Champion) and Andrew say "yes" to marriage in September 2012.

Andrew and Jillian throw their frisbees 

Andrew's groomsmen wish him well 

The guys were happy for Andrew:  he was the man of the day!
Andrew is very happy on his wedding day! 

he ladies had their bouquets and their "oh so chic" sunglasses.

(Loved the aqua and orange color theme of the wedding.)
Bridesmaids with bouquets and Jillian, all with orange sunglasses
Her bridesmaids watch Jillian throw an Ultimate Frisbee

Jillian was in fine form!

Together, the team was good to go!

Alternating frisbees of orange and blue.

Andrew and Jillian's wedding ceremony on The Canal's patio

On to the ceremony ...
It was a beautiful day so it took place on the patio.  Jillian's twin nieces were the most adorable flower girls.
The flowergirls and Jillian checking out her bouquet.  Cute!

Two of the couple's friends - Leah and Lisa - shared a few memories about Jillian and Andrew's relationship.  They really added a personal touch to the ceremony.

Lisa and Leah present anecdotes of Andrew and Jillian at their ceremony

The wedding ceremony of Andrew and Jillian at The Canal  
Then, the bride and groom shared vows they wrote:  funny, touching, loving, memorable!  

Andrew and Jillian are married at The Canal

Mr. and Mrs. made their way to the entrance of The Canal and made their marriage legal.  Their sisters were the witnesses, which made it a special moment.

The two were pleased with their ceremony:
Thank you so much!  The ceremony was perfect - though it seemed to go by so quickly.  Andrew and I have only heard great things about you from our guests.  ~ Jillian and Andrew

Jillian and Andrew sit outside The Canal with their sisters, holding their marriage certificate

Jillian and Andrew pose with their wedding party.

Wishing Jillian and Andrew a world-class marriage, filled with all the delights and happiness of life and love.

And thanks to their team of wedding professionals:
The staff at The Canal
Photography by Richard Kent
Flowers by Kathy Krekow Moe
Cake by their friend, Megan

We love officiating for great couples like these two!  If you are planning a ceremony in 2013, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website:

Saturday, December 29, 2012

How to Get the Most From the Seattle Wedding Show

The winter holidays - yes, the time of bright lights and traditional foods and jewelry commercials - are the most popular time of the year to "pop the question."

And soon after, you will want to be planning your wedding.

You are so lucky because the Seattle Wedding Show, the largest wedding show on the West Coast, is taking place on January 12th and 13th at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center.  For more details, check out their website:
It is a great opportunity for you to meet a variety of wedding professionals, to glean ideas for your wedding, to enjoy the fashion show and to have an enjoyable day with your fiance and/or your ladies.  And, it all in one place.

Because the event is so large (more than 400 participants), it is best to be prepared in order to make the most of your day/days.

1.  Register for the show online.

2.  Read over the Frequently Asked Questions about the Seattle Wedding Show (FAQ).  

3.  Research the wedding professionals you are most interested.  This list will really help you out:
So will this floor plan:

4.  Look up when the fashion shows will take place and plan out your day around them. (Every year they are different and they are always fun to watch.)

5.  Walk down one side at a time of each aisle.  You don't want to miss something because there is so much to look at. 

6.  Bring something with wheels to put all the materials you gather.  You don't want to carry everything ... it gets really heavy.

7.  Print out labels with your name, your wedding email address (yes, create one just for the wedding), your wedding date, time and location.  This way you can easily enter the drawings you are interested in. 

8.  Socialize.  Vendors like to talk.  If you "click" with them, set up an appointment to meet.  The Show can be quite loud and busy and you'll want to get together to ask all the questions you have.

9.  Take breaks and eat something other than cake. OK, you wore comfortable yet stylish shoes, yet you've been on your feet a long time and there is so much to look at and take in.  Relax for a bit, have some protein and review your game plan.  Rome wasn't built in a day and your wedding plans won't be complete in a day either. 

Come early. Take your time. Make a day (or two) of it.  Have fun!!

If you are looking for a wedding officiant, be sure to stop by Booth 127 and introduce yourselves.  We look forward to meeting you.  You can also learn more about us at our website:  

See you at the Show!!