A Wonderful Holiday Season of Beautiful & Intimate Weddings in Seattle!

Posted on January 2, 2015 by Annemarie

It was such happiness for me to be a part of wonderful and intimate weddings this holiday season in Seattle for very special couples.

Much happiness to Eric and Carrie (featured below), married at The Willows Lodge. 

And it was such a pleasure to join these loving couples for their holiday weddings:

Brandon and Christina, Allen and Teri, Jason and Shonna, Freddie and Mokie and Richard and Jane.

Happy 2015 everyone!

A Romantic & Sweet Elopement at The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie…

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Annemarie

Adam + Rebecca.

This beautiful couple “eloped” to Seattle from New Mexico and were married in a ceremony for “2” yesterday afternoon, following their hearts to create a very personal and intimate wedding day.

Joined by Mitzi and Kier of Firstlight Photography, Adam and Rebecca found a little spot near the Salish Lodge and with good weather, they shared in a ceremony with personal elements which included the sharing of wine, personal vows and in the Jewish tradition, the breaking of the glass.

Congratulations to such a beautiful couple!

Aaron and Jenny Married in Quiet Seattle Style at The Willows Lodge in Woodinville…

Posted on November 1, 2014 by Annemarie

Congratulations to Aaron and Jenny,  just married at The Willows Lodge.

Two loving people.  Two delighted witnesses.   All very private.

Easy.  No crazy. Perfect for loving people in love.

A tiny ceremony at such a fabulous Woodinville venue.  For more information on a simple, intimate and sweet ceremony and celebration:  www.elopeseattlestyle.com


How To Elope In Seattle, Washington!

Posted on October 15, 2014 by Annemarie

Congratulations! You want to get married and you are planning to elope to Washington State. As a Wedding Officiant and Minister in the Seattle/Tacoma area, let me give you some guidance on creating and planning your elopement – whether your guest list is for two or twenty!

1) Secure a valid Marriage License in Washington State. Contact the County Auditor in any County in Washington State. Your marriage license is valid for 60 days and there is a 3-day waiting period. You must present your marriage license to your Officiant or Minister before your ceremony.

2) Find an Officiant. There are many Officiants to select from, depending on your background and traditions and what you want/desire for your wedding ceremony.  Of course, I hope you’ll consider me!

3) Decide on a Location. There are many sweet places to be married in the Seattle/Tacoma area. Favorites of mine include Alki Beach, Magnolia Bluff, Palisade Restaurant, Salty’s on Alki, top of The Space Needle, to name a few. If being married at the foot of Mt. Rainier interests you, check out Alexander’s Country Inn. And if you’re in a mood for a ferry ride, getting married on Bainbridge Island, Vashon Island, Orcas Island or Whidbey Island is very fun.

4) Select A Date and Make Arrangements. Once you have a date, you can secure your “location” and Officiant. You will need two witnesses over the age of 18 if you don’t have anyone else with you. If you don’t have witnesses, most Officiants can assist with finding you a couple of people – really!

5) Enjoy! A wedding is a big life moment and a huge life transition. Mark the moment with love, appreciation and respect. Eloping takes the stress out of any wedding planning and is all about the two of you – your love story, your commitment.

Annemarie Juhlian is a Seattle/Tacoma based Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant & Minister. She can be reached at: http://www.marriedbyannemarie.com or 425.922.1325

John and Marnie Tie The Knot At The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Annemarie

John + Marnie.

In the presence of Marnie’s parents and two friends, John and Marnie exchanged beautiful vows and heartfelt words outside of the Salish Lodge this past Saturday afternoon.

I love The Salish Lodge for a tiny and intimate wedding ceremony.  For John and Marnie, it provided a beautiful backdrop for a reverent ceremony and an easy and elegant celebration.

If you are planning an elopement or small/intimate ceremony, take a peek at a venue such as the Salish Lodge, that offers indoor/outdoor options for ceremony as well as a celebration atmosphere for a terrific meal and cozy overnight stay.

John and Marnie – congratulations!

A Precious Couple Who Remind Me: “Love Is All There Is…”

Posted on September 7, 2014 by Annemarie

Earlier this summer, I had the honor of joining Bud and Mary together in marriage.

For precious reasons, this couple was married in the loving presence of their children and close family/friends on a Washington State ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.

They celebrated with a weekend on Bainbridge Island before traveling to their temporary home in Tacoma.

Each day, I think of Mary and hold her in my heart.  She is going through an extraordinary time in her life and her loving husband, Bud, is one of her great gifts.

Grace, healing and comfort to you, Mary, Bud and family.

Alise + Leann: Two Beautiful Ladies and One Inspiring Love Story…

Posted on August 25, 2014 by Annemarie

Two beautiful ladies from Texas.  One sweet and intimate elopement in Seattle. 

You’ve got to love Alise and Leann.  After many years together, these two women did things right and got so beautifully hitched on one Sunday August morning in our beautiful Seattle.

Under a canopy of trees at a neighborhood park, Alise and Leann exchanged vows, in the happy presence of their two witnesses.

It was such a happy pleasure for me to celebrate two women so fully in like and love…Seattle Style!

One Very Hot Day for One Very Hot Love! Austin and Andrea Get Hitched, Seattle Style!

Posted on August 16, 2014 by Annemarie

Austin + Andrea.

They eloped with their parents from the Idaho area and were married at high Noon this past Monday, on the warmest day of the year!

I so enjoy tiny weddings.  Easy.  Fun.  Memorable.  And for Austin and Andrea, celebrating their loving relationship in intimate fashion was “perfect” in all ways.

Congratulations to this young couple with a fierce love!

With Photographer the most wonderful Jenny GG – www.jennygg.com

A Beautiful Wedding for 2 Beautiful People At The Willows Lodge!

Posted on August 4, 2014 by Annemarie

Cori + Hasan. 

Married at The Willows Lodge this past Friday evening at sunset, surrounded by an intimate gathering of family and friends.

We had a lovely walk “down the aisle,” the exchange of beautiful words/vows with rings and small and sweet touches to create a beautiful lifetime moment.

Congratulations, Cori and Hasan – you did it your way!