I recently had the pleasure of performing my first “sunrise wedding” for Tyler and Apryl. They chose the Olympic Sculpture Park for their 5:30 a.m. nuptials. So I set my alarm for 4:15 a.m. that morning and was up and ready to go by 5. Unfortunately, there was cloud cover but it was still enchanting at the park that early in the morning with Puget Sound and the Olympic mountains as our background. Due to the early hour, the park was empty except for our small group that met under the “Eagle” at the sculpture park, including parents and the couple’s young son. But there was still a lot of excitement and anticipation in the air. Probably the most surprising and exciting part of the ceremony was just before we began and Tyler got down on one knee and “officially” proposed to Apryl. Everyone was surprised, especially the bride! The photographer: Jonathan Steinberg of JMS Weddings caught this great picture just as Tyler proposed to Apryl. So romantic!
I am happy to announce that you can now have a free consultation with me using video to video Skype! What this means for you is that if your sweetie is in the military and is deployed and you want him/her to be involved in the initial consultation, I can talk to both of you — assuming you have Skype 5.0 and a webcam. Or if one of you is in Seattle but the other is out of town and has access to Skype, we can all talk at the same time. Or if you both live out of state but want to have your nuptials in the beautiful state of Washington, we can chat live via Skype about your special day.
Just call me 206-406-7919 or e-mail me a good time to chat. I’ll confirm my availability and Voila! We’ll be able to meet “face to face”. My Skype link is available at the bottom of every page of my website.
I look forward to chatting soon!
I recently had the pleasure of doing a wedding for a couple who chose a very unique place to get married: The Mukilteo Lighthouse! Because the groom is in the coastguard the lighthouse was available to him and his bride at no charge! Imagine that — a free venue because you are in the coastguard and my 10% discount because you are in the military! This couple really saved and look at how beautiful their small, unique wedding was. Another example of how to have the wedding of your dreams without breaking the bank! Call me today for your free consultation: 206-406-7919.
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.