Saturday, January 24, 2015

Ahoy mateys! Nuptials in the offing at the Center for Wooden Boats!!

The Center for Wooden Boats will host Ed and Shannons wedding - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Being people who favor the water ourselves (Kent an Aquarius, me a Cancer), we can't abide to live far from the sea ... well, at least that watery pond called Green Lake.

Shannon and Ed have set down anchor at the south end of Lake Union, a stone's throw from The Center for Wooden Boats.

So when that sea dog Ed reckoned it was time to get hitched and proposed to his buxom beauty, Shannon, they smartly decided to tie the knot at the Center.

Who knows what lies in store for all those landlubbers attending their wedding shindig?  Aye, it is sure to please, of that I'm certain.  And, I'm dee-lighted to be presiding as cap'tain of the official ceremony in August, the most fair of months in Seattle.

Three cheers for the couple and a long, lively sail through life with fair winds always at their stern.

Calculating it's about time to take the plunge yourselves, well me hearties, belay the chatter and handsomely call us at 206.789.9788 or if you rather, through our website.  Yo ho ho!

Friday, January 23, 2015

Fun Wedding Photo - Seattle Sunset, Striking Bride and Groom & Interesting Cyclist!

In November I had the pleasure of officiating for Stephanie and Patrick at the Lake Union Cafe.  Since their wedding took place at 7:00pm, there was time before the ceremony for a number of sunset photographs.

When I saw this one, I had to blog about it.  What is the chance of all these components coming together? Beautiful bride, striking groom, lovely sunset and eccentric bicycle rider (or perhaps just the bicycle).

More posts to come on Patrick and Stephanie's wedding day.

Kudos to Cory Parris for the wonderful photo!

If your planning an evening wedding in the Seattle area, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Destination Wedding: Alderbrook Resort!

Engagement of CJ and Renee who will wed at Alderbrook Lodge - Patricia Stimac, A Heavenly Ceremony
Look at these smiles!

To say that Renee and CJ are happy to be engaged and looking forward to their June wedding is an understatement.

It was a delight to meet with the two and share in their excitement.  Very much looking forward to co-creating a ceremony with them that is totally perfect for them.

Wishing the two a wonderful experience preparing for their wedding day!

Planning a destination wedding yourself, perhaps at Alderbrook Resort and Spa!  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Planning to Announce Your Wedding at Your Wedding? Surprise!

Surprise!  We're getting married at the Woodmark Hotel - Kent Buttars and Patricia Stimac Seattle Wedding Officiants

What a fun wedding celebration!

Elliott and Barb wanted to surprise everyone ... well, almost everyone  (their wedding party and parents were in the know) ... that they were getting married at the Woodmark Hotel.

Woodmark Hotel hosts Surprise wedding - Kent Buttars & Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiants

As guests arrived for the "party," they received a pretty blue envelope with a silver seal.  Inside was this card.
We're Getting Married at the Woodmark Hotel - Surprise!!  Kent Buttars and Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
The photographer, Brittany Weiss of B. Weiss Photography, was right there to capture the expressions of people as they read about the "Surprise."  It was pure  fun!

This type of wedding was perfect for Elliott and Barbara.  Wishing the two a life filled with wonderful surprises!

Planning your "surprise" wedding?  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

New Year's Eve, Space Needle Fireworks, Wedding!

Seattle Space Needle fireworks light up Jen and Brandon's wedding - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

As you may know, I love fireworks. On New Year's, though, it takes a bit to get me (and Kent) out of a comfy home and to the Seattle Space Needle.

This year, Brandon and Jen contacted us about officiating for them ... and pronouncing them husband and wife at as close to 12:01am in the new year as possible.

Jen and Brandon in Parsons Garden on New Year's Even - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

First, the five of us met at Parsons Garden.  Ben Lucas of NOMcreative had set up some lights and some photos were taken there.  Isn't this romantic?

I filled out the marriage documents by the light of my cell phone.  It was really dark!

New Year's Eve wedding at the Space Needle - Patricia Stimac, A Heavenly Ceremony  

Jen and Brandon had scouted the Queen Anne hill around the Space Needle, looking for a place where the fireworks would be visible yet it would be quite private.

They found the perfect place.

Brandon, Jen, Space Needle fireworks, wedding - Patricia Stimac, A Heavenly Ceremony 

Vows were read and heard.  It was truly a sweet moment. 

Jen reads her wedding vows to Brandon - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Space Needle firewords light up Jen and Brandon's wedding kiss - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
 And a kiss sealed the promises made.

Fireworks at the Space Needle light up Jen and Brandon's wedding night - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Then, it was time to just enjoy the show. It was pretty spectacular.

Brandon and Jen are all smiles, lit up by the Space Needle fireworks - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

What a magnificent beginning to the new year.  

Wishing Jen and Brandon a life together enough more awesome than the fireworks!

Thanks to Ben Lucas, NOMcreative, for capturing this very special time.  

Planning a wedding ceremony that involves fireworks and looking for an officiant?  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Nile Country Club Wedding For Nate and Molly

Fun wedding party photo - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding OfficiantWhoa!  Don't pull them apart.

Molly and Nate really do want to be together!!

The two decided to wed in August in an outdoor ceremony.  It was bright and sunny and just the perfect temperature.  
Mixed wedding party - groom's people - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
I really like the trend of people in the wedding party standing up with the one who is closest to them.  Sometimes there are women on the groom's side and men on the bride's side.
Here is Molly with her attendants and the flower girl.
Molly and her ladies in navy - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Molly's personal vows are wonderful - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding OfficiantMolly and Nate wrote their own vows.  Molly used a sports theme:

Teams don't always win every game, and that is certainly the case for us.  We have had many ups and downs in life during our relationship, but no matter what the score is, we learn from the plays we make and come out stronger in the end.

I never thought in a million years that I would find a teammate that would love and care me as much as you.  And I didn't know that I could love someone as deeply as I love.
Nate places Molly's wedding ring her hand - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Then the rings were exchanged as a token of their love and commitment.
Nate and Molly kiss to seal their vows - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

And, the kiss!
MARRIED - Molly & Nate at the Nile Country Club - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Everything turned so very well.
We had such a perfect wedding day ...
could not have asked for a better day!
Thank you so much for being part of it.
~ Molly and Nate
Nate & Molly's initials in golden glitter - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Wishing Mr. and Mrs. the very best in their life together.  A great team moving together and experiencing all of life!

Thanks to Holly Aprecio for all the images.  To the staff of the Nile Country Club, the wedding planner and florist, Jenni, the DJ, DJ100 Proof of Integral DJs.

Are you planning a wedding at a golf club and looking for a officiant for your ceremony?  Give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Love Dessert Tables at Weddings! Cake and more!!

Jessica and Easa cutting their wedding cake - Patriciat Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

So excited to receive photos of Easa and Jessica's wedding!  They married at the Woodland Park Zoo in October.  And you'll be seeing several upcoming blogs on their event.

First of all, the Zoo is amazing in October.  The trees around the Rainforest Pavilion are covered with bright lights ... making it a magical place to be.

Second, the couple decided on various desserts, rather than a traditional wedding cake.

Dessert table at Jessica and Easa's wedding - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

My husband, Kent, always loves a chocolate option so he was definitely happy.  Check out the other choices, including pies.

There was, of course, cake for the couple to cut.  Doesn't this look delicious!
Time to cut the wedding cake - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant

The kiss after cutting their wedding cake - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding CeremonyAnd this is one of the many kisses Jessica and Easa shared throughout the evening!

Wishing the two a very sweet and lasting life together.

Thanks to Ragamuffin Photography for these images.

Planning a wedding and looking for an officiant, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our website