Small, Elope or Last Minute Wedding

Your wedding shouldn’t be any less special because it’s a small wedding or a last minute wedding or you are eloping.  I have helped lots of couples in unique circumstances plan a beautiful ceremony — with just the right venue and the people they most wanted to be a part of their special day.

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Is this you?:

  • You want a small, intimate wedding with just close friends and familyElaine Way, Seattle wedding officiants, elopement, elope Seattle, Jeanne Phinney Photography, small wedding, Last Minute wedding
  • One or both of you have been called on military deployment
  • You want a perfectly planned, short-notice destination wedding in Seattle
  • You want something more personal than going to the courthouse
  • You pulled everything together at the last minute but you forgot to hire an officiant!
  • Or…you prefer to hire a professional rather than ask a friend or relative
  • Please note: fee is for 20 people or less. Click here for all other weddings

Small, Elope or Last Minute Wedding Officiant Fee: $295

Services include the following:

  • A free one-hour, no obligation consultation
  • Skip the courthouse!   I am a licensed notary and will take care of all the paperwork and the running around that goes with it.  (Please note: there is a $66 additional fee for the marriage license that goes to the county auditor.)
  • Unlimited communication before, during and after your wedding
  • Sample ceremonies for you to choose from, which will be our starting point for your personalized ceremony
  • A guide to writing your own vows
  • A draft of your ceremony for review
  • My services to officiate your ceremony at your location
  • Afterwards, filing paperwork with the county courthouse
  • Please note: Travel restrictions apply
  • Click Here to Read About Elopement Concierge!

Would you like to add 1-2 hours (or more) of photography to your special day?

Who doesn’t want to preserve memories on their wedding day?  Sure you can invite a friend or relative to bring along a digital camera, but what if you could have a professional photographer capture some really unique and beautiful shots of you and your sweetie saying your “I do’s?”   Seattle Wedding Officiants is proud to have a team of professional Seattle based wedding photographers that love small, last minute, and elopement weddings. Based on their availability, I will connect you with the best photographer that fits your needs and style.

Once I refer you to one of the photographers on my team you can expect:

  • One hour of professional photography
  • Email consultation with photographer to communicate photography plan.
  • Two-week turnaround to receive the high resolution, edited pictures on USB with print release.
  • Upon request, photographer can provide recommended places to print products – enlargements, print on canvas, and create a photo book.
  • Thirty-day online gallery with print ordering and downloading capabilities to share with friends.
  • Expect approximately 50-75 final images per *hour of coverage (raw images are not available for purchase)
  • Travel fees may apply

Click here to read about the many elopements we have done for couples just like you!

How about a bouquet for the bride and a boutonniere for the groom?  (Bouquet with matching boutonniere price starts at $128.00)

I work exclusively with Metropolitan Market Uptown who have been making bouquets with matching boutonnieres for me for years.  Together, we have created four seasonal bouquets (spring, summer, fall and winter—see attached photos).  Each bouquet can be customized, i.e. if you like the winter white bouquet but you would like to switch out the white roses for lavender we can do that.  You can also request your favorite flowers and if they are in season we can do that too.  Just remember that if you were to request a bouquet made up entirely of lilies, or flowers that are not in season, the price may increase.  All photos courtesy of Jeanne Phinney Photography

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Spring bouquet with matching boutonniere


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Summer bouquet with matching boutonniere


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Fall bouquet with matching boutonniere

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Winter bouquet with matching boutonniere

I’ll help you plan your perfect day with a wedding ceremony that won’t feel rushed or impersonal.  As a Puget Sound native, I also know of lots of lovely options for venues.  Did you know that Seattle has many restaurants and venues with private dining rooms that are empty during the week?  Call me and I will give you some great ideas for mid-week options.  For last minute outdoor wedding ideas, click on any of the pictures below to be taken to the corresponding website for more information.

Olympic Sculpture Park

Gasworks Park

Kerry Park

There are unlimited options in the summertime due to our lovely parks and beaches, but what about the wintertime? Check out these ideas:

Washington State Ferry

Space Needle

Pike Place Market

Kobe Peace Bell Seattle Center

Whether it’s in a spacious hotel suite in downtown Seattle, the top of the Space Needle, your own backyard or somewhere completely different — I can assist you with locating the perfect spot for your wedding!  The Ballard Locks is one of my favorite spots in Seattle to have your last minute wedding — and each of their four spots are free with a reservation — read my blog posts “Last minute wedding – I can do it!” and  “Ballard Locks for your Last Minute Wedding” to find out more!

See what others are saying about my services by reading my reviews at Wedding Wire!

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To Reserve Your Date for the Ceremony:

Your date and time are not reserved until I receive your $295.00 non-refundable payment.  I accept cash, credit cards and checks.  If you wish to use a credit card, I am happy to invoice you through my online accounting program.   NOTE:  If you have to cancel your wedding date due to unforeseen circumstances, I am happy to reschedule for another mutually agreeable date.  This offer expires two months from your original wedding date.

I will help you craft a perfect ceremony and assist with the details so you can focus on the joy and happiness on your special day. Call me at 206-406-7919 or use this easy contact form. I now also offer free video to video SKYPE consultations.