Cameron and Alison Married At Snoqualmie Point Park!

Posted on May 17, 2017 by Annemarie

We had sunshine, we had wind, we had rain – and we had a lot of LOVE!

On Friday evening, May 12th, the sweetest couple exchanged the sweetest vows at one of my most favorite parks, Snoqualmie Point Park in Snoqualmie, WA.

In the presence of their parents, Cameron and Alison, who have known each other since Kindergarten, exchanged vows and rings…in an intimate and personal lifetime moment. Such happiness!

A Seattle Elopement! Easy, No Crazy and Beautiful at The Willows Lodge…

Posted on April 24, 2017 by Annemarie

One of the best ‘deals’ for an elopement in the Seattle area is The Willows Lodge in Woodinville.

Many of my couples love the ease of the “I Do for 2” package which includes a wonderful room/overnight, lovely amenities and if you need it, 2 witnesses (which is a big deal for some couples).

Benjamin and Rebecca took advantage of all of this goodness and were sweetly married at The Willows Lodge on April 19th, surrounded by 6 people who mean the most to them.  Happily, the rain held off and we had their ceremony at the little waterfall grotto, which is a favorite among couples.  And what a happy, happy ending and kiss!

Lovely photo:  www.jennygg.com

2 Beautiful People Get Beautifully Married on Seattle’s “Snow Day 2017” at Salty’s on Alki…

Posted on February 7, 2017 by Annemarie

What a crazy weather weekend in Seattle!

Rain, wind, ice, snow and cold…and nothing was going to keep me from getting Justin and Caroline from being beautifully married yesterday, Seattle’s official ‘Snow Day 2017!”

Happily, the love people at Salty’s on Alki Restaurant kept their promise to host Justin and Caroline’s intimate ceremony and wedding reception.

With the restaurant all to ourselves, we got Justin and Caroline beautifully married, surrounded by Justin’s parents and family from Texas and New Mexico and Caroline’s Mother and and family from France.

Love!  Beautiful photo: www.jennygg.com

Jim and Diane: Married Sweetly At Home In Woodinville…

Posted on December 14, 2016 by Annemarie

This holiday time of year, weddings at home are big.

Rather than venturing out to a venue, bed and breakfast or boutique hotel, many couples opt to invite a few close family and friends to their home for an intimate ceremony and celebration during the holiday season.

Diane and Jim were married at their home in Woodinville.

Surrounded by very happy family and friends and their two dogs, these two lovebirds did things their way, easy and fun.

Believe it or not, it’s amazing how many couples get married at the end of the year.  There must be something about the twinkling lights and egg nog!

Brian + Jamie: A Sweet & Intimate Wedding Ceremony at Seattle’s Gasworks Park…

Posted on October 24, 2016 by Annemarie

Brian Jamie1There are precious moments in life that that are just truly wonderful. This past Saturday, I had the happiness of joining Brian and Jamie for their intimate ceremony at Gasworks Park in Seattle, surrounded by their family…and four fur kids!With a permit in hand for a beautiful space on the water at Gasworks, we gathered for a beautiful and intimate exchange of personal vows and the sharing of a sweet lovely story.
And after a week of crazy weather, the sunshine and warmth on Saturday afternoon was icing on the cake.
Brian and Jamie – wishing you great happiness on your marriage adventure!

A Lovely Ceremony For 2: Justin and Jamie

Posted on July 5, 2016 by Annemarie

jamie and JustinWhile they could have technically and fully “eloped,” Jamie honored her parents request to be present at their wedding ceremony. So, yesterday, on the 4th of July – a day with great personal meaning ~ Jamie married the love of her life, Justin, in the backyard of her childhood home in Maple Valley.Surrounded by her parents, sister and a couple of close family members, Justin and Jamie exchanged vows and rings.And Justin and Jamie did things right.  A beautiful dress.  A handsome suit.  Pretty flowers.And most of all, a wonderful photographer to capture all of this goodness Simple, easy and perfect.  
Photo:  www.jennygg.com 

Tips, Best Advice and a Checklist to Elope to Seattle, Washington!

Posted on June 20, 2016 by Annemarie

jenny andrew photoIt’s summertime in Seattle and a popular city for an elopement…not only for couples who live and love in the Pacific Northwest but for loving couples from all around the country. As we move into July and August, the best months for weather in Seattle, most couples opt to elope outdoors, choosing a park, waterside vista or even a boutique hotel or bed and breakfast.
To elope, you need the following:

  • Your happy selves!
  • 2 witnesses over the age of 18
  • A valid Washington State Marriage License
  • A lovely Officiant

For more information or to talk about possibilities, call Annemarie at 425 922 1325.
Photo:  Jenny and Andrew on a Washington State Ferry!    Photo: www.jennygg.com

A Sweet & Intimate Saturday Morning in Auburn, Washington…

Posted on April 25, 2016 by Annemarie

NorichikaCynthiaCynthia + Nori.  Married at their home in Auburn on a crisp April Saturday morning, with Cynthia’s parents as witnesses.  When I arrived, Nori was looking handsome in his suit.  And Cynthia was absolutely gorgeous in her gown and accessories.We took time to sweetly celebrate their loving relationship and the anticipation they both share for the future.  And I loved how Nori had to say a few beautiful words of appreciation to Cynthia just before they sealed their wedding ceremony with a kiss! Again, what is big is really small.  What is small is really big.

Mikey, Sam and Sally Elope To The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, Washington!

Posted on March 14, 2016 by Annemarie

MikeSamSallyIt was a crazy weather day yesterday, Sunday, March 13th!At The Salish Lodge, overlooking the roaring Snoqualmie Falls, it was truly nutty weather! Tucked inside the Lodge, in the warm and lovely Cliffside room overlooking the Falls, Mikey and Sam exchanged beautiful personal vows and embarked on their marriage adventure. What made this moment all the sweeter was their best lady, flower girl, ring bearer and wonder dog, Sally.  As the guest of honor, Mikey and Sam’s beloved 16 and-a-year-old pooch did her Momma and Papa proud!
Photo:  www.jennygg.com

Your Seattle Elopement! How to Have Fun, Select a Unique Location and Create a Great Memory…

Posted on January 13, 2016 by Annemarie

Seattle is a great city for an elopement! If you and your Sweetheart would like to elope to Seattle and create a lovely “wedding day memory,” here is a “mini overview” to assist you in creating a fun elopement experience with a unique location or venue.Each year, hundreds of couples from all parts of the country elope to Seattle. In fact, because of the booming Summer cruise line industry, Seattle is popularity for elopements, particularly with couples who are eloping in the popular sunny Summertime months and often before taking an Alaska cruise.
No matter if you are “local,” from a neighboring city or town or are flying or driving into Seattle to get hitched, here are some pointers to consider as you plan your wedding escape!
Create a Fun Elopement in Seattle: Seattle is a fun and lively city and is very welcoming of couples of all faiths and traditions and their unique and fun ideas for a wedding ceremony.Do you want to be married on a popular and beautiful beach like Alki Beach in Hawaiian clothing, leis and in your bare feet?
Perhaps the thought of being married at the top of The Space Needle appeals to you? Or better yet, what about getting married on the Seattle Monorail, at the Seattle Aquarium, the Pike Place Market or on the downtown Seattle Street car? Some couples bring a beloved pet with them and get married at one of the local dog parks including Magnuson Park and Marymoor Park.
Where To Elope in Seattle ~ Your Location/Venue: If you are eloping, your wedding is all abut the two of you and having a little fun. If you are being married outside of a religious institution, you have incredible options for your elopement. In the city of Seattle and surrounding areas you have a lot of flexibility with regard to the location and/or venue for your elopement: amazing parks, gorgeous waterfront venues, downtown Seattle’s bustling waterfront area, sweet chapels, mountains, ferries and much more.As you consider “where” in Seattle to elope, you also need to factor in the weather. If you are being married in July and August, chances are you’ll have decent weather. If you are eloping during the other 10 months of the year, and knowing Seattle, weather is a wild card. So, if you are being married outside, also have “Plan B” in the event the weather turns. ‘Plan B” could be at your bed and breakfast, at your hotel or perhaps at a restaurant before your celebration meal.
Added Tips For Creating a Great “Seattle Elope” Memory: Visit Seattle’s Pike Place Market the day before or day of your wedding and purchase an inexpensive and fun bouquet and flowers for your elopement.Do a little digging and find a wedding photographer would be thrilled to join you for two hours of photos and capture your wedding moment. Seattle is home to some terrific cupcake shops and also has wonderful bakeries for a non-traditional wedding pie or tart.
Also, contact the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau for fun and unique places to stay – hotels, bed and breakfasts, charming inns, etc.
Annemarie Juhlian is a Wedding Officiant, Minister & Celebrant in Seattle, Washington. A peak:  http://www.marriedbyannemarie.com or call 425.922.1325.