John and Marnie Tie The Knot At The Salish Lodge in Snoqualmie!

Posted on September 29, 2014 by Annemarie

John + Marnie.

In the presence of Marnie’s parents and two friends, John and Marnie exchanged beautiful vows and heartfelt words outside of the Salish Lodge this past Saturday afternoon.

I love The Salish Lodge for a tiny and intimate wedding ceremony.  For John and Marnie, it provided a beautiful backdrop for a reverent ceremony and an easy and elegant celebration.

If you are planning an elopement or small/intimate ceremony, take a peek at a venue such as the Salish Lodge, that offers indoor/outdoor options for ceremony as well as a celebration atmosphere for a terrific meal and cozy overnight stay.

John and Marnie – congratulations!

Your Seattle Elopement: 6 Very Cool and Fun Locations/Places To Get Hitched!

Posted on April 7, 2014 by Annemarie

You are getting married! And you want to elope to Seattle, Washington!

Whether you live in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, are driving from another part of the State to Seattle or are flying in for your elopement, you’ll need a very memorable location and/or place for your small and intimate wedding ceremony.

So, you’ve got some decisions to make. Do you want something formal and traditional? Would you like to exchange vows waterside with your witnesses? Or perhaps you’d like to get married at the top of Seattle’s very popular Space Needle?

No matter what your faith and tradition or style, Seattle has some of the most amazing and fun locations/places for your elopement

Top Of Seattle’s Space Needle – There is so very fun! You’ll need to come up with the $18 per person ticket price to take the ride up the Space Needle and once there, you can exchange vows while taking advantage of spectacular views of Seattle and the Puget Sound.  And make a reservation for lunch or dinner and ride up for free.

Snoqualmie Falls – It’s worth the 30-minute ride to the tiny town of Snoqualmie to exchange your vows at the base of Snoqualmie Falls. This is a popular elopement site and many couples often celebrate their marriage with a celebration meal afterwards at the nearby Salish Lodge, which overlooks the Falls.

The Magnolia Bluff – This is an amazing bluff in the Seattle neighborhood of Magnolia which overlooks the Puget Sound. The views are free and your wedding photos will be amazing!

Century Link Field – There is nothing like getting married at home plate! If you are a baseball fan or sports fanatic, you may want to get hitched inside of Century Link Field. Contact the corporate office of the Seattle Mariner’s Baseball team to make arrangements and for more information.

The Willows Lodge – If you want a one-stop shopping venue for your elopement and overnight stay, consider the very popular Willows Lodge located in Woodinville, WA, a short drive from downtown Seattle. Willows Lodge is a beautiful property with indoor and outdoor options for your small wedding ceremony. And if you stay the night, the staff will provide two witnesses for free!

Vashon Island – Hop a ferry from Seattle’s Fauntleroy dock and take a short ferry ride to quaint and picturesque Vashon Island, a small neighboring Puget Sound Island of 6,000 residents. Vashon Island offers many beachside locations for your ceremony as well as intimate neighborhood dining options if you want to stay a bit afterwards before heading back to Seattle.

For more information on eloping to Seattle, visit  ~ Annemarie Juhlian is a Non-Denominational Wedding Officiant & Minister and loves to work with a couple to create a meaningful and fun elopement experience!  Excerpt from previously written article.


What Do You Do After 30 Years Of Loving Partnership? Honey, You Get Hitched!

Posted on December 15, 2013 by Annemarie

It was such a happy pleasure for me to marry two fabulous guys on a festive December Friday at The Willows Lodge.

Flying in from Arizona, Craig and Steve enjoyed a week in Seattle and were married at The Willows Lodge in Woodinville after – get this, more than 30 years of loving relationship!

Much continued happiness to you, Craig and Steve!

From Ilinois to Seattle with Love. Jeff and Ruth Get Hitched ‘Ferry Style!’

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Annemarie

It was a blustery November Sunday and with great style and panache, Ruth Ann and Jeff weathered the outdoor elements and got hitched, ferry style!

This sweet couple flew in from Illinois and with quintessential style, exchanged vows and precious words on the afternoon sailing today from Seattle to Bainbridge Island.

Jeff and Ruth Ann took advantage of one of Seattle’s best kept wedding secrets:  with permission, the Washington State Ferry System allows loving couples to get married on board a ferry sailing, depending on date and time of day.

So, if you want a sweet, elegant and very fun-loving wedding experience, consider a ferry wedding.  Jeff and Ruth Ann – much happiness to you!

David & Midge: A Sweet & Intimate Ceremony at Seattle’s Parsons Garden

Posted on August 25, 2013 by Annemarie

David + Midge. Polka dots everywhere!

With sweet intention and words, David married Midge.  And Midge married David.

Just the two of them.  On one fine weekday morning. At one of the most beautiful gardens at the top of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle – Parsons Garden.

Congratulations to two beautiful people sharing a profound love!



Luis + Kylie: A Sweet & Intimate Wedding at Snoqualmie Falls

Posted on August 12, 2013 by Annemarie

Luis + Kylie.

Joined by their son, Saige, this gracious and young couple was graced with a gloriously sunny day, August 11, 2013, for their “elopement” at Snoqualmie Falls.

With two close friends as witnesses, we found a private place under trees and had a sweet and intimate ceremony for two loving and devoted people.

What is small is really big.  What is big is really small.  This ceremony lives this paradox!


From Seattle to Florida With Great Love and Joy! Celebrating Dan and Jorge

Posted on August 6, 2013 by Annemarie

Dan + Jorge.

Two wonderful men and one beautiful and inspiring loving relationship!

Surrounded by an intimate gathering of family and friends at Canlis in Seattle this past Friday evening, August 2nd, Dan and Jorge exchanged beautiful vows and words as a tribute to their loving relationship of almost 7 years and to many years to come!

There is just something about two people in love for all of the right reasons that brings me such joy.  Dan and Jorge – thank you for the honor of sharing in your wedding day!

Jason and Monica’s Intimate Ceremony at Snoqualmie Point Park

Posted on July 9, 2013 by Annemarie

For me, a wedding ceremony is not about the size of a guest list.

A wedding ceremony is a celebration of courage, perseverance, great love and devotion, anticipation, acceptance and so much more.

Jason and Monica traveled from Texas to stay at The Salish Lodge and to be married at Snoqualmie Peak Park.  It was a picturesque evening and I love this moment captured by Photographer Jenny Goldberg – sometimes there are just no words.



Clayton and Michelle: An Intimate Celebration For 2 At The Willows Lodge

Posted on June 25, 2013 by Annemarie

I love a wedding ceremony and celebration for 2.

And while I love the hoopla, joy and delight of a wedding day with lots of family and friends and activity, I appreciate a couple who says “this is what works for us, this is what we want to do to celebrate us.”

Clayton and Michelle exchanged their vows at The Willows Lodge on June 21st, to the delight of their 2 witnesses.  For this sweet couple, their ceremony moments and evening celebration was just perfect.

Clayton and Michelle – must happiness on your honeymoon to British Columbia!

Kevin and Drew: You Are So Very Married!

Posted on June 10, 2013 by Annemarie

You’ve gotta love two great guys who adore their dogs!

Meet Kevin and Drew – married at The Willows Lodge in Woodinville, in celebration of many loving and devoted years together.

It is such a joy for me to celebrate LOVE.  In all ways.

Kevin and Drew – much love, adventure and happiness to both of you!  And WOOF!