Wednesday, July 31, 2013

What's the Best Way to Celebrate Your 17th Anniversary? Get Married, of course!

"Dear family and friends, we have gathered together to celebrate love.  It is with thoughtfulness and a deep realization of their commitment to each other that Kathy and Carin have chosen to stand before you today and make this declaration of love and loyalty on their 17th anniversary of their commitment to each other."
And so their wedding ceremony began.

I truly enjoyed meeting Carin and Kathy ... and their family and friends.

The two crafted beautiful wording and two of Carin's nieces, who traveled from California to be in Monroe, song a medley of four love songs.

Kathy and Carin exchanged their wedding vows at the home of Travis, a close mutual friend.  They are standing in front of some amazing 35-year-old blueberry bushes that would be the envy of any gardener.


And check out these cake toppers.  A relative of Carin's brought them from her native country, The Netherlands.  They are so cute!!!!

The "brides" are sitting atop an almond cake, another Netherlands tradition. 

Wishing the two another 17 sweet, sweet years together ... and then another .... and another!

If you've been together with your sweetheart for awhile and would love to exchange your vows, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website.

3 comments:

Carin Sweerman said...

Pat, thank you so very much! You are a huge reason our wonderful day was such a success! All the guests were very impressed with you - many thought we knew you for years. Your easy-going, graceful nature was a definite plus; your guidance in how the ceremony was to play out was fabulous. We cannot say enough about how we enjoyed having you officiate our special day! Too bad we can only get married once - maybe you'll hear from us for our 25th anniversary :)

Carin Sweerman said...

Pat, thank you so very much for your part in our special day! You were a huge reason our day was so successful. Your easy-going, graceful nature was instrumental in calming our nerves and delivering our ceremony so wonderfully. Many of our guests thought we've known you for years. Everyone was impressed with how you were able to convey who we are and what our union means to us. It's a pity we can get married only once; don't be surprised if you hear from us for renewing our vows for our 25th :)

Carin Sweerman said...

Pat, thank you so very much for your part in our special day! You were a huge reason our day was so successful. Your easy-going, graceful nature was instrumental in calming our nerves and delivering our ceremony so wonderfully. Many of our guests thought we've known you for years. Everyone was impressed with how you were able to convey who we are and what our union means to us. It's a pity we can get married only once; don't be surprised if you hear from us for renewing our vows for our 25th :)