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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

Damn, We Are So Very, Very Married! Scott and Danielle Elope to Seattle, Washington!

Posted on July 13, 2019 by Annemarie

 

Elope Seattle Style!  Sometimes a tiny wedding is just the BEST.

It was so much fun to watch Scott and Danielle, and their joy immediately after they were pronounced husband and wife.

These two Sweethearts, in the presence of their witnesses, had an intimate and sweet ‘I Do for 2’ wedding ceremony, at a neighborhood park in Seattle, taking advantage of quiet on a weekday morning.

There is something so special about two people in love, who design their wedding day ‘their way,’  especially when it is all about ‘them,’ and their quest to honor and celebrate in a very intimate way.

With a wedding ceremony, there is no right or wrong.

For some couples, an intimate ceremony with a chosen few, or an elopement with witnesses, is truly the icing on the cake.

 

Kyle and Misa Elope at Volunteer Park, Seattle!

Posted on June 18, 2019 by Annemarie

One of my most favorite neighborhood parks, for an small/intimate wedding ceremony or elopement, is the lovely Volunteer Park.

Located in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Volunteer Park is an exquisite place in nature that fully embraces celebrations of all kinds, including a lovely wedding ceremony.

It was my happiness to join Kyle and Misa for their wedding ceremony at Volunteer Park, surrounded by Kyle’s Parents and Step-Mother.  Bride Kisa’s people were all in China, Kyle’s two delightful Moms stepped up to love on Misa.

For more information on eloping in Seattle or the desire to have a small/intimate wedding ceremony – at a park, overlooking the water, at a home or more, contact Annemarie.

Winter in Seattle, Tiny Weddings and Elopements…

Posted on March 17, 2019 by Annemarie

I love the quiet time of Winter.  Just before the upswing of Spring, Summer and Fall, with weddings of all shapes and sizes, the Winter offers me the opportunity to often be with couples who have ‘tiny wedding ceremonies.’

So, I guess a tiny wedding ceremony could quality as an elopement, yes?

Oftentimes, on a crisp/cold and sunny day in the Seattle area, a lovely couple will make their way to a park, a friend’s home, their home, a hotel and enjoy a ‘ceremony for 2,’ with a few guests.

Earlier this week, it was my happiness to get Jung and Debbie all hitched up at the beautiful Volunteer Park in Seattle.

And on the same day, a few miles down the road, I met Michael and Sami Jo at ‘their place,’ and with a few friends looking on, we had a beautiful and intimate exchange of vows.

Just the best.