There are so many places to elope in the Seattle and Puget Sound area.
Just like Jeb and Amanda, many couples choose a pretty place, close to downtown Seattle, because this offers the opportunity for one-stop shopping: a lovely hotel, great restaurants, entertainment, and pretty places for a venue/location.
And then, there are the couples who head outside of the central Seattle area – a ferry trip and wedding (onboard) en route Bainbridge Island, a bed and breakfast in Gig Harbor, a stay at The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie or the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, or perhaps even a snugglefest of a celebration at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland.
At the end of the day, an elopement, or small/intimate wedding ceremony and celebration, is about personal preference – doing it ‘your way’ and knowing that something small is really big.
On a sunny and gorgeous last day of August, we had the sweetest of wedding ceremonies at a hidden spot, overlooking the beautful Cascade mountain range in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Two of John and Katie’s friends, also flew in for this lifetime moment, and together, we shared in this couple’s loving relationship and got them all hitched up!
I love the happiness and intimacy of a tiny wedding ceremony. I appreciate it when a couple plans a wedding day that is truly about them, whether this is 2 guests or 200 people.
John and Katie, I hope you so enjoyed your honeymoon cruise to Alaska and I wish you much good fortune and love on your marriage adventure!
A dog adds so much joy to a wedding day! And wedding dog, Murphy, outdid himself.
His wonderful guardians, Zoe and Carson, were married at the lovely Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie, Washington…and during Zoe’s vows to Carson, Murphy plopped himself down on Zoe’s bridal train for a rest.!
The Salish Lodge is such a beautiful venue for an intimate and romantic wedding ceremony and celebration.
Like Zoe and Carson, many couples choose to be married here because it’s ‘one stop shopping’ for a wedding day. A beautiful Lodge, gorgeous nature and falls, exquisite accommodations and wonderful food.
Congratulations, Zoe and Carson…I wish you much joy on your marriage adventure!
When Jeb and Amanda pondered what they wanted for their wedding day, they found they desired to keep things intimate and true.
This meant surrounding themselves with friends who mean the world to them. This meant bringing their sweet pooch along for the festivities. And doing this outside in the chill and rain, because that’s often what Seattle is all about.
So, on a crisp and clear day, Jeb and Amanda led a parade down to the Seattle waterfront to say their ‘I Do’s.’ Their words were personal and their vows were sweet.
Simply, perfect in all ways.
One of the prettiest places in Seattle for an intimate and wonderful ceremony, no matter the season?
Volunteer Park! I love this park for many reasons.
It’s in a neighborhood and offers easy access and parking. It has so many layers and back drops for a tiny wedding: under trees, overlooking a reflection pond, the dahlia garden and more.
Brandon and Leeda, and 2 happy witnesses, were married at Volunteer Park this month. Easy, simple and no crazy! Much happiness to a very beautiful couple…
There are some moments in life that are extra special and precious.
It was my happiness to be with Andrew and A.J. as they exchanged beautiful vows before a small and intimate group of friends on a crisp Saturday afternoon last week in downtown Seattle.
This moment was a long time coming for these two loving men. We celebrated their path to their wedding day and the anticipation they have for their shared future.
Andrew and A.J., I wish you so much love, happiness and joy on your marriage adventure!
The Cedarbrook Lodge is one of my most favorite venues for an elopement in the Puget Sound area. Simply, it’s a perfect spot for an “I Do” for 2.
Located a few minutes from Sea-Tac airport, this gorgeous property is situated in a nearby neighborhood.
Surrounded by the most beautiful landscaping and gardens, couples enjoy the value they receive from booking an elopement package at Cedarbrook Lodge. And no, I don’t get a kick-back for all of this, just really happy guys and gals!
On one fine day last month, Darren and Carlene said “I Do” on a warm Friday evening, in the garden, with a champagne toast afterwards. And with great anticipation, they boarded a boat the following day to Alaska.
Simple, easy and no crazy. Perfect.
Jason + Tori.
It was important for these two darling people to celebrate their wedding day, complete with a sweet and romantic ceremony for ‘2’ at the lovely Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland, Washington.
Like Jason and Tori, many couples opt for a ‘big day’ or elopement in a small way.
There are many personal reasons for this. Simply, there is no right or wrong here…just the knowing about what is most important for such a lifetime moment.
I loved EVERYTHING about working with Lisa and Dave in the months before their beautiful and intimate wedding ceremony on July 17th at The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie…and EVERYTHING about their wedding day.
This sweet couple, who traveled from Canada to be married at The Salish Lodge, worked with me to craft a wedding ceremony that was personal, joyful and one that honored the beautiful people around them – Dave’s children and their partners.
There are couples I will remember forever. Dave and Lisa, thank you for your graciousness, kindness and grace – I wish you much love and good fortune on your wedding adventure!
This was just so much darn fun!
I met Cameron and Allison on a rainy Friday evening to get them beautifully married in the very happy presence of their parents.
Cameron and Allison chose Snoqualmie Point Park for the privacy and the beauty – the mountains are just gorgeous and the scenery is spectacular!
While it was raining as we all pulled into the parking lot, the sky cleared up and a bit of sunshine peaked through as we started their ceremony.
Much happiness to such a sweet couple!