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…
After almost 2 decades of loving relationship, two of the very best guys “eloped” to Seattle for their wedding ceremony on July 1st. As soon as I received David’s email inquiry, I knew I was going to love working with him and Scott. You’ve got to LOVE two men who take great care and time to coordinate all details of a small/intimate ceremony and evening celebration – done in all of the right ways.
Surrounded by a small group of their best people, David and Scott were married in a beautiful evening ceremony – we had reverence, great joy, laughter and a tear or two. And the next day, they left on a lifetime cruise to Alaska.David and Scott: you are such an inspiration to all of us!
While they could have technically and fully “eloped,” Jamie honored her parents request to be present at their wedding ceremony. So, yesterday, on the 4th of July – a day with great personal meaning ~ Jamie married the love of her life, Justin, in the backyard of her childhood home in Maple Valley.Surrounded by her parents, sister and a couple of close family members, Justin and Jamie exchanged vows and rings.And Justin and Jamie did things right. A beautiful dress. A handsome suit. Pretty flowers.And most of all, a wonderful photographer to capture all of this goodness Simple, easy and perfect.
It’s summertime in Seattle and a popular city for an elopement…not only for couples who live and love in the Pacific Northwest but for loving couples from all around the country. As we move into July and August, the best months for weather in Seattle, most couples opt to elope outdoors, choosing a park, waterside vista or even a boutique hotel or bed and breakfast.
To elope, you need the following:
- Your happy selves!
- 2 witnesses over the age of 18
- A valid Washington State Marriage License
- A lovely Officiant
For more information or to talk about possibilities, call Annemarie at 425 922 1325.
Photo: Jenny and Andrew on a Washington State Ferry! Photo: www.jennygg.com
Seattle is a great city for an elopement! If you and your Sweetheart would like to elope to Seattle and create a lovely “wedding day memory,” here is a “mini overview” to assist you in creating a fun elopement experience with a unique location or venue.Each year, hundreds of couples from all parts of the country elope to Seattle. In fact, because of the booming Summer cruise line industry, Seattle is popularity for elopements, particularly with couples who are eloping in the popular sunny Summertime months and often before taking an Alaska cruise.
No matter if you are “local,” from a neighboring city or town or are flying or driving into Seattle to get hitched, here are some pointers to consider as you plan your wedding escape!
Create a Fun Elopement in Seattle: Seattle is a fun and lively city and is very welcoming of couples of all faiths and traditions and their unique and fun ideas for a wedding ceremony.Do you want to be married on a popular and beautiful beach like Alki Beach in Hawaiian clothing, leis and in your bare feet?
Perhaps the thought of being married at the top of The Space Needle appeals to you? Or better yet, what about getting married on the Seattle Monorail, at the Seattle Aquarium, the Pike Place Market or on the downtown Seattle Street car? Some couples bring a beloved pet with them and get married at one of the local dog parks including Magnuson Park and Marymoor Park.
Where To Elope in Seattle ~ Your Location/Venue: If you are eloping, your wedding is all abut the two of you and having a little fun. If you are being married outside of a religious institution, you have incredible options for your elopement. In the city of Seattle and surrounding areas you have a lot of flexibility with regard to the location and/or venue for your elopement: amazing parks, gorgeous waterfront venues, downtown Seattle’s bustling waterfront area, sweet chapels, mountains, ferries and much more.As you consider “where” in Seattle to elope, you also need to factor in the weather. If you are being married in July and August, chances are you’ll have decent weather. If you are eloping during the other 10 months of the year, and knowing Seattle, weather is a wild card. So, if you are being married outside, also have “Plan B” in the event the weather turns. ‘Plan B” could be at your bed and breakfast, at your hotel or perhaps at a restaurant before your celebration meal.
Added Tips For Creating a Great “Seattle Elope” Memory: Visit Seattle’s Pike Place Market the day before or day of your wedding and purchase an inexpensive and fun bouquet and flowers for your elopement.Do a little digging and find a wedding photographer would be thrilled to join you for two hours of photos and capture your wedding moment. Seattle is home to some terrific cupcake shops and also has wonderful bakeries for a non-traditional wedding pie or tart.
Also, contact the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau for fun and unique places to stay – hotels, bed and breakfasts, charming inns, etc.
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Usually the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a little quiet for weddings.Well, not this year!So much happiness and congratulations to wonderful couples who tied the knot during the holiday season – the one thing they all had in common was a small/intimate ceremony and/or a wedding that was put together in little time! Congratulations to Trisha and Nancy (Beecher’s Loft), Jim and Sheryl (Bainbridge Island), Abdiel and Perla (West Seattle). Much happiness to: John and Ying (Ray’s Boathouse), Catrina and Patrick (Tibbetts Creek Manor), Trisha and Nancy (Beecher’s Loft), William and Pinga (Bellevue), Alex and Sarah (The Willows Lodge) and Chris and Asilinn (Palisade).
Photo: Sarah, Alex and their canine ring bearer “Patrone” at the Willows Lodge!
Emmy + Cody.
They traveled from Oregon to be married on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Seattle, choosing Alki Beach for their elopement.
Joined by two friends – or known formally for this wedding day as the “photographer” and “best man,” Cody and Emmy exchanged personal words and vows on an Alki dock and celebrated with a dinner at Salty’s on Alki.
I sense a trend in the air!
In the past year, the “guest list” for elopements has been slowly growing. It used to be 2-4 guests. Now, we’re averaging about 8-10 guests.
And to prove my point, let’s celebrate Sean and Johnna, married over this holiday weekend at The Salish Lodge, joined by 12 very happy family and friends for a special post-ceremony dinner.
And sharing this holiday weekend, congrats to Matt and Beth, married in a sweet and simple ceremony with 8 family members present.
Both perfect in all ways.
Small and intimate weddings often are so much fun.
Really! I know planning such a lifetime moment has ups and downs and at the end of the day, many of my couples walk into their wedding day with peace, calm and such anticipation.
Meet Sandra and Cindy – married at Salty’s on Alki one fine Monday evening surrounded by a small gathering of people they love most in this world.
Most of all, take a look at these smiles. This beautiful couple has been together for years and the love, joy and humor shared is such an inspiration to all of us!
As the weather turns from Summer to Fall in Seattle, all things outdoors become unpredictable.
So, a smart wedding cookie knows that an easy and elegant wedding day, no matter if your guest list is 2 or 200, includes an indoor option (Plan A) and outdoor option (Plan B).
Simple. Easy. And if the weather is fabulous for an outdoor ceremony, wonderful. If the weather turns, you’ve got a thoughtful indoor venue.