Monday, March 21, 2011

James and Mona - Love Blooms in Magnolia

The happy couple!
Persian New Year
   First Day of Spring
Ebrahim's Birthday (the bride's father) ...and a wedding!  
Talk about significance in the day!!  

Mona and James decided to wed in their home among family and the closest of friends.  Mona's parents traveled from Montana to witness the wedding ceremony.  
Basad, Ebrahim and Mona  - Family

It was fun taking photos. 
And sharing well wishes!

Mona, James and the wedding guests
It was great to Tyson and Anna (the couple on the left).  They are celebrating two years of marriage.  My husband, Kent, officiated for them and we met for premarital preparation sessions.  The two shared our names with James and Mona.  Thank you Anna!  Thank you Tyson!

The ceremony included one of my favorite sections from Gifts of the Sea about dancing together as a metaphor for love.

Both James and Mona were absolutely glowing.  Mona is a radiant bride.  She decided on orchids for her bouquet and often wears a single orchid in her hair.  This bridal bouquet was fashioned by Metropolitan Market.  Mona was delighted with it.

There's a phase in the I Ching that speaks of "words as sweet as the fragrance of orchids."  May Mona and James enjoy a relationship characterized by sweet words and sweet times together.

For a ceremony that speaks of your love and devotion, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or through our email

Monday, March 7, 2011

Candy and Gordon Elope to the Alexis Hotel in Seattle

Yes, Seattle is a wonderful destination for a wedding.  Candy called us the week of their wedding and things moved into place so very quickly!

Since we accept Paypal, we received their reservation fee instantly and immediately sent them a collection of sample wordings for their ceremony.  Gordon and Candy were drawn to one that suited them perfectly.

The two arrived in town on Friday night, then visited Pike Place Market on Saturday morning, prepared for their ceremony that afternoon and then enjoyed a night on the town.  A great wedding weekend.

They stayed at the Alexis Hotel and enjoyed complimentary champagne.  Russell, on staff at the hotel, volunteered to be a witness, along with my husband, Kent.

Candy and Gordon decided on a more religious ceremony which included the "cord of three strands" and a hand washing ritual as a way of preparing for their marriage.  It was a very touching and lovely ceremony.
And, of course, they sealed their vows with a kiss.

Wishing the two a lifetime of happiness!!!

"Thank you so much for all that you did to help with our ceremony. We are very grateful, we feel very blessed to have found you and your husband to be part of our very special day. "
~ Candy and Gordon
Kent and I enjoyed meeting Gordon and Candy ... and celebrating their wedding.  If you're planning a destination wedding, consider Seattle and consider us.  You can reach us at 206.789.9788 or through our website.