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Destination Wedding Planning 2

So we got Diana and William booked into the Warwick Hotel on one of the new Executive floors (17th flr) for the duration of their stay but most importantly an unobstructed view of the Space Needle on New Year’s Eve when they will  blast off a bunch of fireworks!   What a celebration!!!

Just to let you know about what’s going on with this hotel…the Warwick Seattle just released four brand new floors to their property.  And they start at the 14th flr and go up to the 17th flr.  That’s where Diana and William are going to be.   It’s going to be divine!

Destination Wedding Planning

I got an inquiry from a woman in California the other day about her and her fiance William who wanted to come to Seattle to get married.  What began as a simple request has now turned into a really fun little event with some travel planning involved.  I am so excited to say that I was able to bring in my client and friend, Alisha Wilkerson (Events By Alisha) who is taking care of all the travel details (hotel, car, dinner reservations, car rental, etc.).  I am providing my officiating services, a clutch rose (pink) bouquet for the bride, and  my photographer, Peter.  Together, we are creating a destination wedding for Diana and William and I’m thrilled.

To be continued…

Hotel Suites for Ceremony

I would like to introduce a trend that I think is a great value for a small (10 or less) wedding ceremony and more…

I’m talking about renting a suite in a nice hotel in downtown Seattle for the night.  Have everyone gather at the suite for an intimate ceremony with a few refreshments in the room.  Then proceed to one of many restaurants nearby for your celebration.

Many of the hotels are offering great rates right now because this is the “slow” season.  Except for all the Christmas parties all over town this month rooms are generally not full.  A way to make up some of this is to offer a great rate on the suites.

So plan an evening with a few of your closest friends/family in a beautiful downtown Seattle hotel suite and celebrate with a meal afterwards at one of the many award-winning restuarants in this part of Seattle.

Check out the suite options at the Seattle Downtown Warwick Hotel by clicking on the link below:

Downtown Hotel Suite for Ceremony

Recently I married a couple that I worked with to help find just the right spot to have their small, intimate but very meaningful ceremony, with dinner to follow.  I suggested a few ideas but he was going a different direction but somehow we ended up at the same conclusion.  That conclusion was to rent a one-bedroom suite at the hotel where he had originally planned to have the dinner following the ceremony.  So that’s what he did.  He rented a nice one-bedroom suite at the downtown Seattle Warwick Hotel where I officiated his small wedding.  Although small, the bride’s father had flown from Japan to see his daughter get married.  I was honored to be a part of this special evening.  I’m going to blog about what a great idea this is for small groups in a future post.

I would like to invite you to take a look at the gallery taken with my Blackberry.

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Dr. Seuss-like Wedding Vows

I did a wedding last week that was so sweet.  It was last minute as the couple were going to different parts of the country in a few short days — military situation.  They made their ceremony so adorable though and I want to share it with you.


Officiant: Will you answer me right now these questions, as your wedding vow?

Bride & Groom Reply together: Yes, I will answer right now your questions as my wedding vow.

Officiant: Will you love all your life?

Both:  Yes, I’ll love her/him all my life.

Officiant: Will you have, and also hold just as you have at this time told?

Both: Yes, I will have, and I will hold, Just as I have at this time told, Yes, I will love her/him all my life

Officiant: Will you love through good and bad? Whether you’re happy or sad?

Both: Yes, I’ll love through good and bad, Whether we’re happy or sad, Yes, I will have and I will hold

Just as I have already told, Yes, I will love her/him all my life,

Officiant: Will you love your spouse if you’re rich? Or if you’re poor, and in a ditch?

Both: Yes, I’ll love her/him if we’re rich,

And I will love her/him in a ditch,

I’ll love her/him through good times and bad,

Whether we are happy or sad,

Yes, I will have, and I will hold

(I could have sworn this has been told!)

I promise to love all my life

Officiant: Will you love when you’re fit, And also when you’re feeling sick?

Both: Yes, I’ll love her/him when we’re fit,

And when we’re hurt, and when we’re sick,

And I will love her/him when we’re rich

And I will love her/him in a ditch

And I will love through good and bad,

And I will love when glad or sad,

And I will have, and I will hold

Ten years from now a thousand fold,

Yes, I will love for my whole life

Officiant: Will you love with all your heart? Will you love till death you part?

Both: Yes, I’ll love with all my heart From now until death do us part,

And I will love her/him when we’re rich, And when we’re broke and in a ditch,

And when we’re fit, and when we’re sick, (Oh, CAN’T we get this finished quick?)

And I will love through good and bad, And I will love when glad or sad,

And I will have, and I will hold, And if I might now be so bold,

I’ll love her/him my entire life,

Officiant: Then if you’ll love all your life,
And if you’ll have, and if you’ll hold,
From now until the stars grow cold,
And if you’ll love through good and bad,
And whether you’re happy or sad,
And love in sickness, and in health,
And when you’re poor, and when in wealth,
And if you’ll love with all your heart,
From now until death do you part,
Yes, if you’ll love her through and through,
Please answer with these words:

Bride and Groom: I DO!

Officiant: THEY DO! … YAHOO!

Spencer: To you my dear, I give this ring,

for it is special, not just bling,

wear it proud, as you have vowed,

for you are mine, till the end of time.

[put ring on brides finger]

Taylor: To you my love, I give this ring,

for it’s your sweet love, that makes me sing,

Now I give my heart, so true,

The rest of my life, to be with you

Officiant: By the authority vested in me by the State of Washington, and those in attendance, I now pronounce you Husband and Wife.

You’re married now! So kiss the bride, but please, do keep it dignified.