jamie and Justin

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,…

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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…

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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…

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I loved everything about working with Regine and Francisca. This sweet couple “eloped” to Seattle to be married on the 11:25 a.m. run from Seattle to Bainbridge Island on December 12th. Accompanied by Regine’s sister and Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George, Regine and Francisca exchanged heartfelt words and vows on a blustery and beautiful Seattle morning. Regine…

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There is nothing like a morning wedding ceremony – especially for an elopement! Picture this.  John and Kara.  15 family and friends.  All flew in to Seattle for this sweet ceremony and celebration.  Tulio Restaurant, downtown Seattle – Saturday, 10:30 a.m. – ceremony, brunch, festivities – and the rest of the day to explore, enjoy…

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You’re getting married in Seattle, Washington or elsewhere in Washington State and need a valid marriage license. 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. …

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