A Sweet and Intimate Wedding ceremony at Parsons Garden in Seattle

Posted on August 31, 2015 by Annemarie

Zach + Kim.  

To get a ticket to this intimate and romantic wedding ceremony at Parsons Garden on Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, was a major event!  KimZach

Joined by close friends, this beautiful couple exchanged vows and had their “first dance,” immediately after ceremony on Friday afternoon – to the delight of their guests!

And to my happiness, when I was at The Salish Lodge on Saturday evening, I ran into Zach and Kim, who were enjoying their honeymoon!

A Tiny Wedding Ceremony on a Hidden Beach in Seattle On One Very Bright July Day!

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Annemarie

Denver + Brynn.

Married on this Sunday afternoon at a sweet and hidden “neighborhood beach spot” in Seattle’s Magnolia neighborhood.

With a few special people at their side, this beautiful couple exchanged vows in the bright sunshine of this very hot Summer day.

Denver and Brynn, wishing you – a very devoted, adventurous and loving couple – much continued happiness!

An Early Morning Sunday Wedding at Seattle’s Discovery Park…

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Annemarie

Look at these happy faces!

Andrew and Kelsey took full advantage of warm weather on a May Sunday morning to get married waterside at Seattle’s Discovery Park.

With permit in hand, this couple and their two witnesses exchanged vows and captured the lifetime experience on video as well.

I love a tiny wedding.  I worked to create a sweet and intimate ceremony for this couple that celebrated their partnership and one that also allowed for personal moments.

Andrew and Kelsey – I wish you much happiness in the years ahead.  Andrew – may you be protected during your deployment and return safely to your beautiful Sweetheart.

Annemarie Juhlian – www.elopeseattlestyle.com

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 Gardenswww.jennygg.com

Elope Ferry Style! Getting Married On A Washington State Ferry…

Posted on March 6, 2011 by Annemarie

Sean & Alexa – WA State Ferry ’11

With happy family and friends looking on, Sean and Alexa took advantage of a “holiday weekday” to get married on a Washington State Ferry, enroute from Bremerton to Seattle!

As we finished up their ceremony on the deck of the boat (yes, it was a little cold!, we all turned around and were thrilled to see a beautiful and brilliant rainbow.
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If you’d like to be married on a Washington State Ferry, you must call the Ferry System and get permission.  There is no cost for this and eloping on a boat is a boatload of fun (sorry, couldn’t help myself!).
Kudos To Ferry Staff!
The staff on the Bremerton to Seattle run were wonderful around this wedding!  They made two announcements congratulating Sean and Alexa.  And a number of ferry passengers came up to say hello and walked away with one of Sean and Alexa’s delicious wedding cupcakes!

Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel – Ann & Robb (and 25 people) Elope In Style!

Posted on February 28, 2011 by Annemarie

Ann and Robb - Edgewater Hotel

Ann and Robb (and 25 of their family and friends) eloped to Seattle’s Edgewater Hotel in style!

I love The Edgewater Hotel for an intimate wedding ceremony and celebration.  Ann and Robb secured a private waterview suite next to the Hotel’s restaurant and were married on the suite’s veranda with a ferry and sunset in the background.

Kier Smith from Firstlight Photography captured this sweet photo of Ann and Robb on their wedding day.  Kier and his team love small and intimate ceremonies and if you need a first-class photo guy for your small ceremony/celebration, contact Kier at www.firstlight-photography.com


Including A Little Person In Your Elopement! Children Bring Such Joy To A Small & Intimate Wedding Ceremony…

Posted on January 18, 2011 by Annemarie

Children Bring Joy To An Intimate Ceremony!

Just look at this smile!  This little guy took center stage with his cuteness and good looks while his Mommy and Daddy were married at a sweet chapel in Port Gamble, Washington.

Eloping just isn’t about a couple.  It is often about their most immediate family.  For a couple with a child or children, it’s important that their elopement (a small and intimate wedding ceremony) include their children. 
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So, if you are planning a sweet ceremony and want to include a little person, let’s work together to not only celebrate your loving relationship but let’s incorporate the joy a child brings to a “let’s get married moment!”

How to Apply For A Marriage License in Seattle and Washington State ~ A Mini & Quick “How To” Guide!

Posted on January 10, 2011 by Annemarie

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.  You may do this by phone or check requirements on the web. 

2)  To secure your license, you will need to apply in person.  You may also apply for your license via phone and mail and arrange to pick-up your license.  License fees vary by County and average $60-66.  If applying for your license in-person, you both need to show up and be 18 years or older.  County requirements vary a bit if you are applying for a license long distance so please contact the County of your choice. No blood test required.

3)  Once you have your license in hand, it’s good for 60 days from the date it is issued. Also, please remember there is a 3-day waiting period from the date of issue – meaning, you have to wait 3 days to get hitched/married from the date the license is valid.

King County Marriage License:  http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/marriage.aspx

Snohomish County Marriage License: http://www1.co.snohomish.wa.us

Piece County Marriage License: http://www.piercecountywa.org

Elope Seattle/Tacoma Or Anywhere In Washington State ~ Why The Coast Is a Hot Spot For a Small/Intimate Ceremony…

Posted on January 3, 2011 by Annemarie

Mark & Juanita ~ Eloping To The Washington Coast!

The Washington Coast is a remarkable, brilliantly beautiful and “out-of-the-way” place for a small/intimate wedding ceremony or elopement!

Mark and Juanita flew in from Colorado and with their closest friends/family, we hiked down to the water’s edge on a chilly Monday morning.  The fog was rolling in, the air was crisp, every was dressed to kill ~ it was just a remarkable and memorable moment.
If you are seeking  a gorgeous place oceanside, check out Ruby Beach on the Washington Coast – it’s a spectacular and hidden location/venue!

Eloping To Seattle ~ Let Me Help You With Your Arrangements, i.e., I Know The Area!

Posted on December 22, 2010 by Annemarie

Claire & Dennis ~ JM Cellars, Woodinville

If you are coming to the Seattle area for your small and intimate wedding ceremony, let me help you with details that a “local would know!”

As you plan your wedding day, I am happy to provide referrals and recommendations for your ceremony site, hotel stay, activities and fun adventures, celebration meal(s) and even a fabulous make-up/hair person and florist!
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Each year, I work with couples who are planning their wedding ceremony and celebration from afar ~ and if you are, don’t be shy about asking me for my best resources and recommendations – budget thru the most lavish!