Fun Ideas & Considerations for Your Wedding day.
Whether you are planning a true elopement with witnesses, or a small and intimate wedding ceremony with a bit more planning and a few more guests, here are some fun ideas and guidance to help you make the best choices for your wedding day.
Your Reason to Elope, to Be Married in a Small Wedding Ceremony, Is Deeply Personal…
You have decided to elope or be married in a small wedding ceremony. I am here to support, enact and celebrate your decision, making your ceremony all that you wish it to be.
Couples also share with me that they do not want to juggle months of wedding planning, and all the choices and decisions that come with a ‘wedding day.'
Whatever the situation, your decision to ‘elope’ is personal. There is no right or wrong here – it is all about what is best for the two of you.
- Alexander’s Country Inn or Parade at Mount Rainier Park.
- Alki Beach, Seattle
- The Woodmark Hotel, Kirkland.
- Top of the Seattle Space Needle
- The Salish Lodge, Snoqualmie
- Ruston Way, Tacoma
- Willows Lodge, Woodinville
- Salty’s on Alki or Palisade Restaurant (with brunch afterward)
- Bacon Mansion, Seattle
- Hot Air Balloon, Woodinville
- Bainbridge Island, WA (take a ferry ride!)
- Point Defiance Park, Seattle
- Priest Point Park, Olympia
- Heritage Hall, Kirkland
- Snoqualmie Point Park (a personal favorite)
- …to name a few!
Note: Let’s talk about your wishes and decide on the most fun and elegant place/venue for your elopement.
Fabulous Celebration Restaurants
There are so many fabulous restaurants in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area for a celebration meal. Some of my favorites….
I know and work with some of the best and affordable wedding vendors in the Pacific Northwest. Whether you seek a wonderful photographer, a simple bouquet, a few cupcakes or cake, fun outfits, or a great hotel or rental for an overnight stay, I am your resource for affordable products and services. I do not get a financial kick-back, only happy couples. Visit my vendor pick list.
Marriage License Info
See below to find out more about securing a valid Washington State marriage license, from these 4 popular Counties:
- King County:
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Do you desire a true elopement with 2 witnesses? A small and intimate ceremony, with a little more planning, and perhaps up to 15 guests? Or something bigger, with more formal planning and touches?
Many of my couples opt for a true elopement or small wedding ceremony because they want full control over all aspects of their wedding day. They want things easy, fun, and memorable, with little or no formal touches. This is just personal preference. There is no right or wrong here. Only what is right for you as a couple.
Your witnesses must be 18 years of age, or older. If you need witnesses, let’s talk. If you are booked at a hotel, bed and breakfast or rental property, some venues may happily supply witnesses.
Oh, Yes! Your Vows!
You decide. Sweet and simple. In the form of a love letter. Long and robust. Above all, let your vows be heartfelt, real, and sincere.
I can offer you vow samples for inspiration and/or assist you in writing or editing your own personal words.