Elope in Tacoma, WA?
Just look at this smile! This little guy took center stage with his cuteness and good looks while his Mommy and Daddy were married at a sweet chapel in Port Gamble, Washington.
Here is your mini and quick “how to” guide to obtaining your marriage license – this applies to Seattle or any County in Washington State.
1) Contact the Marriage License Bureau or Department of any County in Washington State. You may do this by phone or check requirements on the web.
2) To secure your license, you will need to apply in person. You may also apply for your license via phone and mail and arrange to pick-up your license. License fees vary by County and average $60-66. If applying for your license in-person, you both need to show up and be 18 years or older. County requirements vary a bit if you are applying for a license long distance so please contact the County of your choice. No blood test required.
3) Once you have your license in hand, it’s good for 60 days from the date it is issued. Also, please remember there is a 3-day waiting period from the date of issue – meaning, you have to wait 3 days to get hitched/married from the date the license is valid.
King County Marriage License: http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/marriage.aspx
Snohomish County Marriage License: http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us
Piece County Marriage License: http://www.piercecountywa.org
The Washington Coast is a remarkable, brilliantly beautiful and “out-of-the-way” place for a small/intimate wedding ceremony or elopement!
If you are coming to the Seattle area for your small and intimate wedding ceremony, let me help you with details that a “local would know!”
Chris and Stephanie were married near the water at Seattle’s Gasworks Park, surrounded by an intimate group of family and friends.
Matt and Leesa flew into Seattle and were married at The Salish Lodge overlooking Snoqualmie Falls with two close friends at their side.
Seattle’s Volunteer Park is a beautiful spot for a sweet and intimate ceremony.
Bryce and Irene were married under a very old and huge tree in the back of the Park’s Seattle Asian Art Museum ~ surrounded by a few close family and friends.
I love small wedding ceremonies. Don’t get me wrong ~ the “big ones” are super fun, amazing and often, over-the-top.
And eloping – getting hitched – getting it done – just doing it – in a magical place with 2 people or 20 folks is what resonates with many loving couples.
So, if you’re in Seattle and searching for a place for a ceremony or are driving/flying in to “elope,” check out Volunteer Park. It’s one of my most favorite parks in Seattle to get hitched!
Robb and Ann traveled from California to Seattle’s Alaskan Way to be married waterside at one of the Northwest’s iconic landmark hotels – The Edgewater!
A small and mighty group of family and friends traveled in from different parts to join this wonderful couple for their early Friday evening ceremony. As the sun began to set over the sound, Robb and Ann exchanged beautiful and personal vows – with a Seattle – Bainbridge Island ferry in the background.
Robb and Ann ~ thank you for giving me the marvelous opportunity to “get you hitched” and to be a part of your wedding day!
Kier Smith at First Light Photography is solely and personally responsible for the gorgeous photo at the right! www.firstlight-weddings.com
Andy and Abby got married to a big round of applause by dozens of happy Mariners Fans on a sunny day outside of SAFECO Field in front of the “Glove.”
I met Andy and Abby across the street in the lobby of the Silver Cloud Hotel and we walked to the Glove and in the craziness of a baseball loving crowd, we got this sweet couple married!
Andy and Abby ~ I wish you much happiness and many baseball games, together! ~ Annemarie