Your Seattle Elopement! Planning for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021.

Posted on November 11, 2020 by Annemarie

Covid 19 suck. Love RULES.

If you want to be married in a small and intimate wedding ceremony during the Fall of 2020 or Winter, 2021, I can help you with this!

While there are issues of social distancing and guidelines that must be worked into a wedding day, you can have a sweet, beautiful and memorable ceremony within your wedding day, that will happily become a part of your lifetime story.

As you figure things out, I am here. If you’d like to chat about venues/locations, securing a marriage license, witnesses, photographer and more, give me a call or send a text to 425 922 1325.

xoxo

Annemarie

A Smaller Wedding in Seattle, Puget Sound & Washington State, During Covid-19, with Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

Posted on September 30, 2020 by Annemarie

Getting married during the time of Covid-19, in Seattle or surrounding Puget Sound areas, is crazy, for sure.

As I write this, on September 30, 2020, a couple can have up to 30 guests for a wedding ceremony in Washington State, and there are restrictions for a wedding party/reception.

As we move into the Fall 2020, weddings will move from outside to inside, following the social distancing requirements of the State of Washington.

And with all of this crazy, LOVE RULES.  Step by step, couples are figuring things out, and deciding what is right and true for them as they plan out a 2020 wedding day.

My couples are getting beautifully married, in small and intimate wedding ceremonies, at some really cool and fun places.  The heart of a wedding day, the ceremony, is a centerpiece for many of my couples, and we take the time to celebrate a love story and the elation to share in a lifetime partnership.

If you’d like to learn more about getting married, a small and intimate ceremony, or an elopement (there is a difference), I am here.

Annemarie

Elope Seattle. Getting Married During Summer 2020, With The Crazy Covid-19 & More…

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Annemarie

It’s super simple and super complicated at the same time.

You love each other so very much.  You desire to marry.

And you have to navigate the restrictions and Governor’s mandate for Covid-19, in the State of Washington.

If you are seeking to be married in a sweet and intimate wedding ceremony, during this summer of 2020, do it.

You will need a valid Washington State Marriage License, 2 witnesses over the age of 18, a lovely location/venue, and someone to marry you.

If you desire to elope, or seek to be married with a small guest list (adhering to guidelines), let’s talk.  I can help you with details, give you ideas and make all of this easy and fun.

xoxo

Annemarie

Photo:  Anita Nowacka

How To Get Married During Phase 2 (Snohomish, Pierce, Thurston Counties and More) and Phase 1.5 (King County)

Posted on June 8, 2020 by Annemarie

June 8, 2020

To you, a darling engaged couple…

So, you want to get married this week, this month or sometime soon?

Per the Governor’s Guidance for Phase 2 (Snohomish, Pierce and Thurston Counties, to name a few), and Phase 1.5 (King County), it’s a joy to welcome back the small wedding.

What does this mean?  For all of this goodness, here is what you’ll need to make all of this happen…

  • Valid Washington State Marriage License
  • 2 Witnesses over the age of 18
  • A lovely location (outside is the best!), a park, your backyard, etc
  • Someone lovely to marry you

COVID 19/Phase 2 and Phase 1.5 Requirements:  1) Masks required for Officiant and witnesses, 2) Social distancing of 6 feet for Officiant and witnesses, 3) Separate pens for witnesses and Officiant; 4) Max of 5 people for the wedding ceremony.  The goal is to follow the Governor’s/State guidelines to insure health and happiness all around!

If you have questions, if I can be helpful, I am here.

Annemarie

www.marriedbyannemarie.com

So You Want to Elope During Covid 19 in Seattle/Tacoma, Washington State? Take These Steps with Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Annemarie

I know this is a totally weird time.

And here you are, loving each other, and with the enormous intention and challenge to be married, to get married, during Covid 19.Beautiful Married Couple by Annemarie Juhlian

So, here’s the deal on how to do this, short and sweet, for you, in Washington State.

I am writing this UPDATE POST on May 14th, and we’re in the middle of Phase 1.

As a State, we need to get to Phase 2 in order to have a gathering of 5 people or less, which allows for a small and intimate wedding ceremony, with social distancing measures.  At least, this is what I am interpreting, with others in our wedding community, from the Governor’s Covid 19 directives.

In a perfect world, Phase 2 will commence on June 1st. Of course, the State may push this date back, depending on our numbers.

If you are planning a small ceremony for June, please consider securing a valid Washington State Marriage License NOW.  You are within the 60 day application window, and because Offices are not open to in-person visits, it takes extra time to get your marriage license documents, via on-line and snail mail.

For all of this you will need a valid Washington State Marriage License, 2 witnesses over the age of 18, a location/venue for your ceremony and someone lovely to marry you (hopefully me).

I am here for your thoughts, your email, your phone call.

Annemarie

www.marriedbyannemarie.com

425 922 1325

photo: www.jennygg.com

Want To Get Married in Washington State during Coronavirus, Covid 19? Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian Tells You What To Do…

Posted on April 19, 2020 by Annemarie

So, how do you get married during Covid 19, if you live in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Snohomish, any part of the Puget Sound or Washington State?

You don’t.

Under the Governor’s order in Washington State, ‘no weddings’ right now.

Yes, the Marriage License offices are issuing marriage licenses and they are recording them.  This is what they do.

The best guidance on what is allowed during the State’s shelter-in-place order (from the Governor’s Office and King County Executive’s office) is no weddings.

So, if the two of you desire to get all hitched up, and you live anywhere in Washington State, or want to travel here to do so, what do you do?

You wait until May 4th for updated guidance, when the Governor hopefully lifts the ‘no wedding order.’  My hope is that this ‘no wedding’ restriction will be lifted, allowing a roll-out of small weddings (5 people:  Officiant, Couple and 2 Witnesses).

And with this, if you don’t yet have a valid Washington State Marriage License, you can secure one from any County.  The offices aren’t open right now, so you have to do everything the old fashioned way.

If you have questions, if I can be helpful.  I am here.  Once the stay-at-home order is lifted, I am fully available to officiate for you…

Annemarie Juhlian

Scheduling Your Elopement, Your Sweet & Intimate Wedding Ceremony for Summer/Fall, 2020, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Washington Area…

Posted on March 27, 2020 by Annemarie

Note on March 27, 2020: This is a crazy time for sure.

My heart is with my couples who are re-scheduling their Springtime Seattle area elopements and tiny weddings for this Summer and Fall.

If you are seeking to elope and/or be married in a sweet and intimate ceremony with 10 guests or less, somewhere beautiful in the Puget Sound area, I look forward to your inquiry/note.

If I can be helpful in any way, I am here.

Annemarie, 425 922 1325

Elope! Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Washington! Your Options Are Fun & Endless…

Posted on February 3, 2020 by Annemarie

There is so much to love about an elopement in Seattle, Tacoma, Bellevue, Everett, Olympia, Washington or the Kitsap Peninsula, the San Juan Islands, Eastern Washington – you name it!

An elopement is most often a ‘tiny wedding for 2,‘ accompanied by 2 witnesses or a small group of best people.

It can be planned months in advance or days in advance.

For all of this you will need a valid Washington State Marriage License, 2 people over the age of 18 to be your witnesses, someone lovely to marry you and a location/venue.

For more information, I’m here!

Annemarie

Elope Seattle Style, with me, Wedding Officiant Annemarie Juhlian!

Posted on January 6, 2020 by Annemarie

You are engaged and you’re thinking of the wild side, a sweet Seattle/Tacoma (or Washington State!) elopement. I’m with you.

While I love weddings of all sizes and shapes, I feel so fortunate to be with a couple during the most cherished of moments, an intimate wedding ceremony for two…with perhaps a couple of witnesses or a small group.

As you plan to be married in 2020 in Washington State, I am here to be helpful to you.  I work with couples of all faiths and traditions and love an elopement that is truly about two beautiful people, doing it ‘their way.’

For more information, I invite you to my bigger website, www.marriedbyannemarie.com.

Or, pick up the phone and call me at 425 922 1325. E

Email is also good and I can be reached on this site via the Contact page.

Here is to the two of you, in 2020!

Annemarie

A Seattle Elopement. A Sweet & Intimate Ceremony With The Best Witnesses!

Posted on August 23, 2019 by Annemarie

There are some ceremonies you remember, forever, because of the joy and the kindness.

Here is a sweet story. Adam and Lacey ‘eloped’ to Seattle from Oklahoma. 

I met them at their Snoqualmie Park, elated to get these 2 lovebirds married.

Earlier, they posted on Reddit that they needed a second witness (their photographer, Anita Nowacka, was the other witness).

Miraculously, a witness showed up! 

Her name was Kelly, she was fabulous and even came with a gift. Kelly offered her time and heart for the pure joy of doing something kind.

Thank you, Kelly!

Photo:  Anita Nowacka