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.
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.
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.
It was my happiness to be with Kecia and Alice, on Thursday morning, as they celebrated their loving relationship, and said ‘I Do,’ in a ceremony that celebrated their spiritual beliefs, and one that honored their courage, heart and spunk.
This loving duo, eloped to Seattle from the East Coast, and found a waterview bed and breakfast in Burien.
The lovely Innkeeper,Penny, served as a Witnesss. Their photographer (and 2nd witness!), Tom Ellis, captured the moment perfectly.
I cherish a loving couple who plans a ceremony for ‘2,’ just for them.
Like Kecia and Alice, ponder the possibility of creating a wedding day – with a few guests or more, that truly honors your loving relationship and preferences.
For more information on venues, locations and more, I’m a phone call, text or call away!
Photo: Tom Ellis Photography
There are so many places to elope in the Seattle and Puget Sound area.
Just like Jeb and Amanda, many couples choose a pretty place, close to downtown Seattle, because this offers the opportunity for one-stop shopping: a lovely hotel, great restaurants, entertainment, and pretty places for a venue/location.
And then, there are the couples who head outside of the central Seattle area – a ferry trip and wedding (onboard) en route Bainbridge Island, a bed and breakfast in Gig Harbor, a stay at The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie or the Willows Lodge in Woodinville, or perhaps even a snugglefest of a celebration at the Woodmark Hotel in Kirkland.
At the end of the day, an elopement, or small/intimate wedding ceremony and celebration, is about personal preference – doing it ‘your way’ and knowing that something small is really big.
On a sunny and gorgeous last day of August, we had the sweetest of wedding ceremonies at a hidden spot, overlooking the beautful Cascade mountain range in Snoqualmie, Washington.
Two of John and Katie’s friends, also flew in for this lifetime moment, and together, we shared in this couple’s loving relationship and got them all hitched up!
I love the happiness and intimacy of a tiny wedding ceremony. I appreciate it when a couple plans a wedding day that is truly about them, whether this is 2 guests or 200 people.
John and Katie, I hope you so enjoyed your honeymoon cruise to Alaska and I wish you much good fortune and love on your marriage adventure!
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