Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Love "Save The Date" Cards with Lots of Photos!

Save the Date Card with Lots of Photos - Posted by Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Just received this great "Save the Date" card from Jo and Neil.  Doesn't it capture who they are and make you want to be there when they tie the knot?

Love photo cards like this.  They go up on our refrigerator immediately.

What a great way to share the anticipation of the wedding day!   Let's hear it for "Save the Date" cards.

If you've "saved your date" and are ready to place a great wedding ceremony, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Celebration of Paul Schandel's Life

On May 20th, a celebration of life ceremony was held for Paul Schandel, son of Donald and Paula Schandel, brother of Leesa and Celeste, father of Devon and Cameron, beloved of many.  Uncles and aunts, as well as friends, traveled far to attend the service.

Rhonda Funk, Paul's cousin, began things by playing the keyboard and singing "You Are My Sunshine."    Leesa, Paul's sister, recalled her brother as a three-year-old strumming his toy ukulele while singing along to this song with his grandmother in her kitchen.

Family and friends gathered many, many photographs to create a remembrance table of Paul's life.


Other photos were strung in the trees and used as part of the centerpeices.


Besides being a passionate Harley rider, Paul loved the Boston Bruins.  His niece, Zoe, presented a reading of our dear her uncle was to her ... and family and friends shared their memories.

And Paul loved to BBQ  So that was the food of the evening.

Here is Leesa and her husband, Josh, enjoying the fine fare.  It was messy ... and yummy.  (I was honored to officiate at their wedding!)  So good to see happy couples years after their wedding day.

All were profoundly grateful that Paul touched their lives -- what better a tribute is there.  His memory will live on through each and every person there.

Kent and I are thankful to be a part of people's lives:  the happy moments (weddings and baby blessing) and the celebrations of life lived.  All touch us in unique ways.  I got to know Paul vicariously and am glad to have had the experience.  Prayers and blessings to his family and friends.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Paige and Charles Wed Aboard Argosy Cruise

Oh may, what a beautiful May we have had this year.  

Last night Kent officiated for Charles and Paige aboard the Argosy dinner cruise.

The weather was perfect, the company very gracious, the waterfront spectacular, the bride and groom so happy!

And Seattle was looking its very best!

More photos to come soon ... just couldn't resist sharing these tonight.

Wishing Charles and Paige the very best in their life together as husband and wife.

If you're planning a wedding at a spectacular venue, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website to help create a ceremony to match.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Original Wedding Gift for Couples Who Love Wine!

Officiated for Kholysoh "Kaleeska" and Bud this evening at the Seattle Design Center.  It was a wonderful experience.

When I walked past the gift table, I saw this!  What a creative and thoughtful gift.

There are five bottles of wine and a collection of stemless wine glasses to suit the wines.

Each wine was selected for a "first" in the couple's life together.  Although I'm not familiar with the wine qualities of "Snowflake," the name of it was a playful selection for a wine to celebrate Bud and Kholysoh's first Christmas Eve.

Each bottle had a poem or message attached to it
that was written especially for the bride and groom.

Ummm ... I have a few weddings coming up this summer.  

What a fun gift to create and give and receive.

Maybe this is a good gift for you to offer as well!

If you are a couple who will be receiving wedding gifts and would like a ceremony as creative and fun as this gift, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website.