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Do you need help planning your wedding?

Do you have your officiant all picked out but you still don’t have the DJ lined up?  Check out the Seattle Wedding Show at the Convention Center in January.  If you get buy your ticket on line now, you get VIP status, which allows you to bypass all the lines, and there are lines galore!

Please check out the link below to find out about the show and all the vendors that will be there:

http://www.weddingshow.com/

Another beautiful hike

Last Sunday I did another hike with a couple for their wedding ceremony.  They chose a favorite destination of theirs — Lake 22 in the Mt. Baker National Forest — and brought along some family members and friends to share their very special day.  Unfortunately, it was quite rainy and we only went half way, but I can’t wait to do this hike again in the Summer.  As you can see by the pictures below, it is absolutely beautiful.  My dog Oliver and I took off ahead of everyone else and enjoyed many little streams, waterfalls and rustic bridges along the way.  We all met up at spot the couple had chosen and enjoyed the smells, sounds and beauty of the forest while I married a very happy couple!

I invite you to take a look at our hike to Lake 22 below!

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Lake Washington Park for your Summer Wedding

I did an outdoor wedding last Summer at Colman Park on Lake Washington.  The couple paid $200 to the Seattle Parks Department to reserve this beautiful spot on the shores of Lake Washington for their event.  This picture doesn’t do the spot justice — couldn’t get it any bigger — but you can see they have set up chairs and a runner for the wedding party to walk down.   If you are looking for an outdoor park to have your wedding at, this one can’t be beat!

I invite you to click on the link below to learn more about Colman Park.

http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/park_detail.asp?ID=405

Ballard Locks Wedding

Who says weddings have to be expensive?    You can have a Ballard Locks wedding in a beautiful garden and view of Puget Sound without breaking the bank.  The Ballard Locks offer four different areas for your wedding ceremony and are available for you to reserve for a small donation.

These beautiful botanical gardens are a tribute to the devotion of horticulturist, Carl S. English, Jr.  During the 43 years working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Carl transformed the barren lawn, left after the construction of the locks, into a garden worthy of serious study.  These lovely grounds are a masterpiece of horticultural splendor, combining the elegant lines and vistas of the romantic English landscape style with the original character of more than 570 species and 1,500 varieties from around the world.  One of Seattle’s best kept secrets is yours to enjoy.  The garden offers color fragrance, and open spaces to awaken your senses all year long.  I have officiated dozens of weddings in the formal garden and rose garden which is reserved for groups of 10 or less (section A).  The other three areas (sections B, C & D) can accommodate up to 50 guests each.

Consider this — my fee to marry you in the gardens is $295, and the space is available for a small donation.  If you want to do a picnic after your ceremony you can keep it as simple as fish ‘n chips at the nearby Lockspot Cafe, or somewhere with a view of Puget Sound and a fantastic menu like Ray’s Boathouse.  One note of interest: the Ballard Locks does not allow loud music or alcohol on the grounds.

Call me to help you reserve a garden at the exciting Ballard Locks and Carl S. English Botanical Garden for your Ballard Locks wedding.  Please enjoy the following pictures of the rose garden (section A) for your Fall, Winter, Spring or Summer Ballard Locks wedding.  Read more about small, Elope or Last Minute Weddings.

Seattle Wedding Officiants, Elaine Way, Ballard Locks Wedding, Carl S. English Botanical Garden wedding, Seattle Wedding, Garden Wedding Small Wedding, Last Minute Wedding, Elope Wedding

Seattle Wedding Officiants, Elaine Way, Ballard Locks Wedding, Carl S. English Botanical Garden wedding, Seattle Wedding, Garden Wedding Small Wedding, Last Minute Wedding, Elope Wedding

Seattle Wedding Officiants, Elaine Way, Ballard Locks Wedding, Carl S. English Botanical Garden wedding, Seattle Wedding, Garden Wedding Small Wedding, Last Minute Wedding, Elope Wedding

Seattle Wedding Officiants, Elaine Way, Ballard Locks Wedding, Carl S. English Botanical Garden wedding, Seattle Wedding, Garden Wedding Small Wedding, Last Minute Wedding, Elope Wedding