A Sweet Wedding Under The ‘Big Tree’ at Seattle’s Volunteer Park

Posted on July 22, 2013 by Annemarie

Sean and Joanna “eloped” to Seattle and got married this past Friday at one of my favorite places in nature in Seattle – under the ‘big tree’ behind the Asian Art Museum in Volunteer Park.

Joined by their parents, we shared in a sweet and intimate ceremony for two and with the people who love them most in this world.

A wedding.  Big or small.  When a couple follows their heart and values, it is always right.

Much happiness to you, Sean and Joanna!

Jon & Malori’s Intimate Ceremony For “2” At Iron Springs Resort

Posted on January 30, 2013 by Annemarie

And off to the Washington Coast they went!

Jon and Malori fell in love at the ocean and they returned to the ocean to share in a very sweet, romantic and intimate wedding ceremony.

Joined by Jon’s parents, I officiated Jon and Malori’s thoughtful and inspiring ceremony on Sunday, January 27th, at a beautiful cabin overlooking the ocean at Iron Springs Resort, Copalis, Washington.

This tiny wedding, while technically an “elopement” was so much more – it was conscious, intentional and personally crafted.  It was truly designed to celebrate Jon and Malori’s beautiful partnership in a very intimate way.  Call it a turbo-charged elopement!

Jon and Malori – much happiness to you!

Hamilton Viewpoint Park – A Hidden “Gem” For A Seattle Elopement!

Posted on August 7, 2012 by Annemarie

When Becky and Albert first called me, they weren’t sure where they wanted to “elope” in Seattle.

After listening a bit, I suggested one of my favorite neighborhood parks for a sweet and intimate ceremony – Hamilton Viewpoint Park in West Seattle.

I love this park.  It has a magnificent view of the downtown Seattle skyline.  And it is a quiet city park and for friends, it is an easy drive and very easy to locate in West Seattle.

On a fine and sunny week-day, Becky and Albert exchanged vows surrounded by their close family and a few friends.

Congratulations to you, Becky and Albert! 


A Very Sweet & Memorable Ceremony for Kimberly and Eric at The Willows Lodge…

Posted on June 6, 2012 by Annemarie

Kimberly + Eric = Beautiful and intimate ceremony at Woodinville’s Willows Lodge.

I loved the way that Eric looked at Kimberly during their ceremony, surrounded by a few close family and friends, and most importantly, their own son (in the coolest hat!)

Eric and Kimberly made the most out of their lifetime moment.  They lightly personalized their ceremony to reflect their loving commitment and their devotion to their son.  They made a day and night of it at The Willows Lodge with those who meant most to them in the world.  And Kimberly looked so very beautiful in her gown and accessories.

I love a tiny wedding.  Paradox:  what is big is really small.  what is small is really big.  really.

A Sweet Elopement For A Lovely Couple At The Kingston, WA Waterfront!

Posted on May 14, 2012 by Annemarie

Look at these faces!

I had the grand good fortune to marry Jake and Christina yesterday along the Kingston, WA waterfront.  Jake and Christina live on Whidbey Island and made the trek to Kingston to exchange vows.  They brought with them two lovely land happy ladies as witnesses.

With the Kingston Farmer’s Market in the background, music playing from the main stage, and lots of sunshine, Jake and Christina exchanged vows and rings in a morning ceremony that was all about them.

Jake and Christina – much, much happiness to you on your marriage adventure!