Monday, January 14, 2013

WeddingWire Bride's Choice Awards 2013 for Top Seattle Wedding Officiants

Weddings, Wedding VenuesA Heavenly Ceremony - Weddings As You Wish, Best Wedding Officiants in Seattle - 2013 Bride's Choice Award Winner

We are thrilled that A Heavenly Ceremony (Pat and Kent) was selected as a winner of the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards® 2013 for Seattle wedding officiants.  This is the fourth year we have won this award.  (Yes, we tend to be consistent.)

WeddingWire's annual awards program is designed to recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. (I think we are in good company!)

Many, many thanks to all of you who put in a good word for us!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Chris and Mandy are Engaged!!! Marriage at the Salish to Follow ...

Do they look happy or what?

Here's their story:

In 2011, Chris was living in San Diego.  He came home to Colorado to visit his family and friends for the holidays. It so happened that Mandy was one of those friends --albeit a sporadic and long-distance friend -- for nearly 10 years.  This year, there was magic in the air.  As they were cooking dinner together in Mandy's kitchen, they both had the realization that they could very easily fall in love.   (Sigh ... isn't that wonderful!)

Through a series of very unexpected and fortuitous events, a year later, maybe even to the day, Chris and Mandy found each other living in the same state and baking cookies in the very same kitchen. (Um... I'm thinking of right-out-of-the-oven-ready-to-eat chocolate chip cookies.)

Chris put his coat on Mandy's shoulders and said "I want to be there to keep you warm forever."   He then got down on his knee and proposed. (Ah still my heart.)

Needless to say, the cookies burned a bit that night.

The ring in the picture is actually a zip tie.  Mandy was insistent she did not want an engagement ring.  She is,, however, using her great grandmother's ring as a placeholder until their wedding day when they place the wedding bands on each others' fingers and promise to keep each other warm forever.  (What a great proposal story!)

The two plan to marry at the Salish Lodge and Spa in September!  (See you there!!!)

When you have found that someone you wish to keep warm forever and are ready to exchange wedding bands, give me a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website: so we can co-create a wedding ceremony for you that is just as heartwarming as you engagement. 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

'Tis the Season To Be Married!

Chris, Charlene and family pose at the Salish.
Chris and Charlene celebrated the holidays by getting together with family AND getting married.

Everyone looked quite festive in red.  It was the color of the season.

Plus the Salish Lodge was so beautifully decorated.  It all worked together very well.

Charlene brought photos of family members who couldn't be there.  It helped bring their spirit to the celebration.

The family bible held a place of honor at Chris & Charlene's wedding.She also brought the family bible.  It was a surprise for her mother, Deborah, who was a witness to the ceremony, and from the look on their faces, it was a very meaningful gesture for both of them.

Charlene treasures her family bible.A beautiful glass case held the rings.

And each of the young ladies had a bouquet that Deborah created.  

Chris's daughters and Charlene's niece were dressed for the occasion.  And Beauty had to be in the picture too!
The bridesmaids are wearing red dresses and red shoes.
Red hearts on the bottom of shoes signify love is present at this wedding

Charlene's nephew walked her into the room where the ceremony took place.  He along with the young ladies have a red heart on the bottom of his shoe.  Too cute!

There were two computers so relatives afar could witness the marriage via Skype.  Let's hear it for technology.
Distant relatives listened to Chris and Charlene's wedding via Skype 

It was a festive, lovely and long-awaited wedding.

 Chris and Charlene exchange their first kiss after their wedding ceremony
Wishing Charlene and Chris many, many more kisses and hugs and happiness in their every day life.

Planning an intimate wedding?  Give us a call at 206-789-9788 or contact us through our website