We look forward to helping you plan your special day. Your wedding day is a day you will always remember...where you will be surrounded by all your friends and family and we hope you will consider us friends by the time we perform your wedding ceremony. So.....here is a little bit about us.
Jeff and I have known each other since we were in high school on Whidbey Island, Wash. We attended college in Seattle, dated and became engaged but didn't end up getting married. We both went on to other marriages and had families but kept in touch through reunions and friends. We reconnected in 2002 through his 30th reunion, began dating and where married in 2004.
Over the years I have planned many weddings and receptions and found one of the hardest parts was finding the perfect person to conduct the ceremony. If you don't belong to a church most ministers won't even talk to you (some are downright rude). So you find a local officiant but some don't want to travel far, they have a lot of rules, many seem kind of stuffy, they may require premarital counseling, most don't take much time going over the details, they won't allow customized vows and most have only a few sample ceremonies to choose from.
My husband and I wanted something extra that we could do together that would incorporate my love of weddings, event planning and some travel. We decided to become ordained ministers/officiants through the Universal Life Church so we could help couples get married the way they want too. We wanted to offer services that we found lacking in most other officiants we had talked too.
We started our business in 2006 and planned on doing 'maybe' 12-15 weddings a year for fun.....we did over 60 and turned away over 200 our first year!! We were nominated in 'The Best of Western Washington' poll for best wedding coordinators in Seattle our 1st year and came in 7th!! Since then we have done over 4000 weddings.
In the spring of 2009, we found out our daughter was going to have a baby!! Since she lived in Houston we packed up and moved to Texas!
We are now the proud grandparents to Aubrey and in 2013 added her brother Gavin to the family!! My son and his wife still live in the Seattle area and have carried on our business up there plus have given us two more wonderful grandsons, Jack and Ben. Life is good!!
~ What We Do
Once you book us, we start helping you design your ceremony. We give you over 50 ceremony samples and unique ideas to look over. Half of our couples find their perfect ceremony amongst our samples, the other half get creative, cut and paste, add and subtract and rearrange our samples then I put their ideas together to come up with the perfect ceremony.
I work with you to find exactly the words you want to say to each other and your guests. You can add just about anything to your ceremony including personal vows, readings, poems or prayers. There are unity candle and sand ceremonies plus hand fasting, wine, tree planting, unity cross, love letter, knot tying ceremonies and many, many more. We have ceremonies that can include your children or other family members plus we can add special religious or ethnic traditions to your ceremony. Your ceremony can be made as religious or nonreligious as you wish and be as long or as short as you want.
We can attend your rehearsal, choreograph your processional, give you ideas for music and make sure all the wedding party knows what to do. We want your ceremony to be perfect.
I'm always available by text or email anytime you have a question or need help. We will gladly meet with you a few weeks before your wedding to go over all the details of your ceremony and answer all your last-minute questions.
Please read our reviews on both Wedding Wire and the Knot.