Thursday, June 19, 2014

Investment in Planning a Personal Wedding Ceremony is Worth the Effort!

We love our ceremony ... and we really enjoyed putting it together.  I'm glad we took this time to really work on it and talk through it and use it to discuss our intentions for marriage, as well as for the rest of the wedding. 


Just received this email from Eddie and Nicole this afternoon. It was a pleasure to hear these words.

Kent and I truly would like the words we speak at a couple's wedding ceremony to be words that reflect them, that inspire, that offer hope, that celebrate their good fortune.  I'm smiling as I write this because a ceremony is such a special moment and it always makes us happy!

If you are planning your ceremony and would like to engage in a co-creative, thoughtful and meaningful process to arrive at wording that is just right for the two of you, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Private Wedding Ceremonies - Very Intimate, Very Personal

There are good reasons to have a private wedding ceremony - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Tonight I had the great good fortune to officiate for a couple at Green Lake (we are located just a few blocks away).  They invited their moms and sister and two friends.

We found the perfect place in front of a mock orange tree.  It was in full bloom:  both beautiful to look at and scrumptious to smell.

The two want to keep their wedding private because they will soon have a public ceremony.

So why have a private ceremony?

There are so many reasons, assuming the couple are truly in love and have seriously considered their decision.  (Kent always says that marriage is THE most important decision in life): 
  • If the bride or groom are in the military, it may be advantageous to be married in order to receive military housing or other benefits.
  • If either needs insurance coverage.
  • If they want a destination wedding with just the two of them in Seattle.
  • If they want a destination wedding in a foreign country and want to be sure their marriage is recognized in the United States.
  • If they are located far from family and friends.
  • If there are immigration concerns.
  • If one is seriously ill and the healthy spouse needs to be able to have access to the other spouse.
  • If the couple has financial concerns.
  • If there are children involved.
  • If the two are ready to be together and aren't ready to have it publicly known.
And there are so many more.

Remember, a private ceremony can be a very sweet and intimate experience, filled with loving emotion and hope.

Kent and I both enjoy officiating them.

If you are looking for an officiant for your private wedding ceremony, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website.