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!

From Utah to Seattle – A Sweet & Early Saturday Morning Elopement!

Posted on July 12, 2012 by Annemarie

Aaron and JeNeil got in their SUV and drove from Utah to Seattle in less than two days.

For personal reasons, they wanted to “elope” and be married in Seattle.  They made it and they did!

On Saturday morning, July 7th, with their darling son at their side, Aaron and JeNeil exchanged vows in a beautiful Seattle park, under a very old, huge and gorgeous tree. 

Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George captured the moment to the left as Aaron and JeNeil soaked in their first “we are so very married!” moment!

I love early morning weddings, especially for an elopement or tiny wedding ceremony.  In public places, there are few people around giving a couple extra privacy.  And the “feel” of a public place (park, beach, etc.,) is less crowded and frenetic.

Aaron and JeNeil – much, much happiness and joy to the two of you and your family!



Seattle’s Golden Gardens Park – Summer Time Tips For Your Intimate Ceremony

Posted on July 11, 2011 by Annemarie

Local couples love Golden Gardens park for a Summer wedding ceremony.  The park, grounds and the Bathhouse (reception building) all create a beautiful, fun and casual set-up for a wedding, small or large.

If you are thinking about Golden Gardens Park for your small and intimate ceremony this Summer, here are few tips to insure everything goes smoothly:

~ if you can, plan on getting hitched on Monday – Thursday.  The park is jammed on the weekends and parking is at a premium.  Weekdays are not as crazy and you have more privacy and less gawkers around.

~ if possible, get married before Noon in the Summer months.  The park is quieter at this time of day and you’ll have more opportunity to find a quiet spot for your ceremony.

~ you’ll need a permit for your ceremony (yes, you will!).  Contact the Seattle Parks Department and get legal!

Wonderful Photo at Golden