Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Destination Wedding in the Works for Emma and Alex

We love destination weddings.  Just the fact that people are coming to the Puget Sound area and celebrating with the bride and groom over a period of a few days makes this type of wedding celebration very personal and special.

For Alex and Emma, they decided on the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA.  

As you can see, the two are pretty excited about sports and about their upcoming wedding.  It will be a pleasure to help them craft a ceremony that suits them as perfect as their location.

Congratulations!!!

Planning your wedding afar, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or through our website.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Marriage, Coffee Grinder and Wooden Egg

OK ... there is a story to this photo.

The coffee grinder was a present given to Kent's parents for their wedding in 1932.  It has been consistently used for decades.  When Kent inherited the grinder, he did a bit of refurbishing (he was an engineer in a former phase of life) and the grinder has continued to be of service for over another 40 years.  Can you believe we've been together that long?

The canning jar with the French Roast coffee (or Green Tea) was a wedding favor from Chris and Jenn, who wed this weekend at Wallace Falls Lodge.   It fit perfectly on the grinder (and French Roast is Kent's favorite).

Atop that is a wooden egg with the couple's name burned into it.  It now a home as part of the coffee grinder collection.  Both are welcome favors and much appreciated.  Many thanks to Jenn and Chris ... and happiness all their years together!

For wedding ceremonies as creative as your wedding favor, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Love Those Love Notes - 2015 Best Officiant My Wedding

We have been very blessed during our years of officiating ... and continue to be grateful as wonderful things make their way to us.

Many years ago we realized it is the people we officiate for and work with who are the gracious ones.  

Thank you for being part of our lives.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Joan and James to Wed at the Willows Lodge

Joan and James having fun at their home pool - Patricia Stimac, A Heavenly Ceremony
I was delighted to hear from James and Joan about officiating their wedding ceremony.  This lively,  fun couple lives in Texas (yes, that's them poolside) but they have family in Seattle and decided to marry at Willows Lodge.

Then, I learned that Joan's niece is Alaina Fox who does wedding photography.  Our paths have already crossed. 

Joan and James kissing at Pike Place Market - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Now not only do I get to work with Alaina, I also get to meet more of her family.  A pleasure!


When Joan and James visited Seattle, Alaina took their engagement pictures.  Of course, there had to be some photos at the iconic Pike Place Market.




Iconic fish stand engagement photo for Joan and James - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant


James and Joan with flowers at Pike Place Market - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant


So looking forward to Joan and James' wedding!  It's going to be an absolutely great day.

Thanks to Alaina Fox for sharing these lovely images taken at Pike Place Market.

If you are planning a ceremony from out of state, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.



Saturday, February 7, 2015

Whimsical Winter Wedding Cake

Cake made of snow, carrots and birdseed - Posted by Patricia Stimac and Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiants
Thanks to Family Fun Magazine
Wouldn't this be a fun addition to a winter wedding?

Being warm and cozy inside the reception hall and looking out at this delightful creation.

Plus, while your guests are enjoying delectable cake, wild creatures can be  nibbling on their own tidbits.  A win-win situation for all!

And, if you are looking for equally creative ways to make your ceremony your own, give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website.  Another win-win decision.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Nice Couple Creates "Nicer Foods"

Jesse & Kate with their daughter, Zannie - Ceremony officiated by Kent Buttars, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Kent had the honor of officiating for Jessie and Kate (seen here with their daughter Zannie) last year on Camano Island.

As we reach out to couples and their support for the Seattle Bride Magazine Best of 2015 poll, we often hear back what people are currently interested in and what the news is in their lives.  We love those emails!

Heard back from Kate and Jessie that they have been really, really busy starting a new business:  Nicer Foods, which specializes in protein bars for people with digestive issues like Crohns, colitis, etc.

Kate is a dietician and developed bars that are wheat free, dairy free, corn free, soy free plus are low in fermentable carbs called FODMAPS.  This is a wonderful combination.  The bars can be purchased online at Nicer Foods.

You or someone you know may find this of interest.  Please share.


And here's to hearing from couples and where life has taken them!

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Destination: The Quintessa on Whidbey Island Occasion: Alexi and Matt's Wedding

Matt proposed to Alexi at Christmas at the California beach cabin - Patricia Stimac, A Heavenly Ceremony
I'm so looking forward to this wedding!  

First the background.  Matt proposed to Alexi on Christmas Day at their cabin on California's Pacific Coast.  Sigh ... that sounds so romantic.

The two decided on a destination wedding for about 40 people at The Quintessa on Whidbey Island.  This is a vacation house just a bit from the Clinton Ferry.  It is huge - with nine bedrooms and a cottage - so everyone will be together yet will have some private space.

It will give people a chance to relax, get to know each other better and to celebrate this very important day in Alexi and Matt's life.

Wishing the lucky couple the best with their wedding plans!

If you were engaged over the holidays ... or perhaps anticipating a proposal on Valentine's Day and are looking for a wonderful officiant, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.