Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gary and Kristine Wed at the Salish Lodge

Photo by Chris Sollart

It was so interesting and engaging creating a ceremony with Kristine and Gary.   The bride graduated from Divinity School and had some wonderful ideas for the wording of the ceremony.  (Love when that happens.)

Photo by Chris Sollart

The ceremony took place at their suite.  The bride and groom brought their own table covering, chalice and other items for the ceremony.  It was a lovely occasion. 

Photo by Chris Sollart

The ladies (Sherri and LaRae) at the Salish Lodge were the witnesses.

Kristine and Gary loved their ceremony:

"Our wedding could not have been more perfect.  Thank you!"

Afterwards, there were photos to be taken.  Chris Sollart was the photographer. 
Photo by Chris Sollart
Photo by Chris Sollart

There are so many wonderful areas around the falls.  Kristine looked so good:  her veil was handcrafted by a professional veil maker and her dress was also specially designed.

Photo by Gary

Then, on to dinner ...

Photo by Kristine

The crowning of the day was a magnificent sunset  ...
Photo by Gary
Photo by Kristine

... and the glory of the next morning was a rainbow!  This marriage is certainly blessed!!

Wishing Gary and Kristine many, many years of happiness! 

Thanks for Chris Sollart for the photographs and to the staff at the Salish Lodge and Spa.

If you are planning an intimate ceremony at your favorite location, give us a call at 206.789-9788 or contact us through our website:  www.SeattleElope.com.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Todd and Camille Wed at Paradise!

This is such a great quote!

The morning was a bit overcast and I was concerned that we wouldn't be able to clearly see all of Mt. Rainier.  It is always such a treat to visit the mountain and take in its awesomeness.  To celebrate a wedding there makes it even more amazing!  So a clear day was definitely a plus.

Camille and Todd are from Houston.  They love visiting national parks and try to see at least two a year.  For 2012 the Olympic National Park and Mt. Rainier were their destinations. 

So the thought of actually getting married at Mt. Rainier delighted them.

Kent and I decided to make the trip together. As we traveled south, the clouds lifted revealing the mountain in its glory.  It remained so through most of the ceremony.  Good fortune. 

The rangers were quite eager to be witnesses.
They had something unique to report this day.
Camille and Todd had scouted out the area and found a perfect spot for their wedding.  On the way there, we met Kathryn and Rick, volunteer rangers at the Park.  It turns out that Rick is a Methodist pastor from Houston.  Can you believe the coincidence?

The bride and groom thought they would be just the right people to witness their wedding ceremony.  (We agreed.)

OK ... is there a better place in the whole world than this?

Personal vows are so special.
Words and sentiments to remember
for a lifetime.

The couple wrote their own vows.  I can tell you tears were shed!

Camille began with:  "Todd,you have captured  my heart by being exactly who you are:  the sweetest, most loving and compassionate person I have ever known."


Todd shared the feelings in his heart:  "Because of you I laugh, I smile, I dare to dream again ... I will make my home in your heart."

Rings were exchanged ...

... and then it was time to kiss!

Everyone was very, very happy!
The wedding party!
Aren't they are great couple?!

Wishing Todd and Camille the very best in their life together!!  Hope they visit every National Park in the the US and fall more deeply in love at each one they experience.

If you are planning an elopement at any of our incredible parks, please call us at 206-789-9788 or email us at www.SeattleElope.com.