Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Intimate Wedding of Ari and Ben at Carkeek Park


We love this park ... and often walk the area or bicycle to it.  In fact, Ben and Ari are standing at one of our favorite spots!











The couple found a quiet place to exchange their vows.


Love brings happiness ... and it is irresistable.





This is a very, very happy couple!










Married!!!  And life is good.
 


Wishing Ari and Ben a most wonderful and long life together!!



 









Many thanks to  Erik and Marissa Ciccarelli of Ciccarelli Photography for their photographs.

Planning your elopement at a Seattle Park?  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.


Friday, February 13, 2015

Private Wedding Ceremony at the Rotunda in Olympia

Photo by Christina Salerno
Talk about the "Wow" factor!  This is certainly the place.

Kent and I didn't even know you could wed here ... but you can.  You apply for a permit and you have an hour to perform the ceremony and take photos.


So when Lin and Taofei contacted us about their ceremony, it was such a delightful surprise.

The bride and groom decided on a 7:00am ceremony so it wouldn't be very busy in the Rotunda.  (As you may know, Kent isn't a morning person but he was up at 4:30am and excited about the wedding ceremony.) Once Taofei and Lin arrived on site, there were a number of beautiful places to choose from.

Kent Buttars, A Heavenly Ceremony, officiated for Lin and Taofei at the Rotunda in Olympia
Kent with Taofei, Lin and their family
One of the things we love about intimate weddings is that they can be so very personal and unique.  There were words about how they met in undergrad school and their relationship developed to the point Lin and Taofei decided to wed.

Wishing the two a lifetime of happiness and prosperity in all things!

Thinking of an interesting place to wed?  Give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.  We appreciate new adventures!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Seattle - The BEST Place to Elope!



Barry and Robert elope to Seattle - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
What a wonderful experience!  Barry and Robert are a truly gracious couple from Florida.  They had heard so many good things about our fair Emerald City that they decided to wed here.

The two wanted a simple yet elegant ceremony and celebration.  We had communicated before they arrived and had prepared their ceremony via email and phone.  
Magenta orchid boutonnier and bowtie - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
Once in town (they stayed downtown), Robert and Barry became tourists with a purpose.  They began exploring where they wanted to wed.  The Olympic Sculpture Park had just the elan they were looking for.

The two decided on a common color scheme and ordered matching boutonni√®res.  Barry went with a long tie and Robert with a bow tie.  They looked quite dapper, don't you think!
Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant, celebrates Barry and Robert's wedding at the Olympic Sculpture Park 

We found a quiet, private place for the ceremony.



Barry and Robert hold hands at their ceremony - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant 




Vows were made and rings exchanged. 


Barry places wedding ring on Robert's hand - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant







 Barry and Robert wed at the Olympic Sculpture Park - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Ceremony
And, of course, there was a moment just to take in everything!


Barry and Robert at the Cloud Cover wall at the Olympic Sculpture Park - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant


Afterwards, photos.

The Sculpture Park offers so many options.   Here's one at The Cloud Cover wall.

A stop at the Wave Sculpture is a must!


Robert and Barry hold hands at the Wave Sculpture - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant





B
arry and Robert also shared some kind words about their ceremony experience.


"Pat was AMAZING! We had to plan everything from Florida via phone but she made it so easy. And the ceremony....could not have asked for anything better. She is professional, genuine, and I would highly recommend her services to anyone!"
Barry and Robert are wed at the Seattle Sculpture Park - Patricia Stimac, Seattle Wedding Officiant
 Wishing the two many fond memories of Seattle, the city where they wed, 
and a lifetime of happiness together!

Many thanks to Starr Samuelson of Starr Photography for the wonderful photos.

If you love Seattle as much as we do and want to wed here, 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.

Kent and I also appreciate the sweet nature of private wedding ceremonies.  This is one we will always remember!

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 touching 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.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Holiday Engagement? Ready to Elope?

The holidays were wonderful.  The proposal was made (and accepted, of course).  A private ceremony is planned!

There are so many reasons for an elopement -- as many as the couples who plan to wed in a simple, sweet way.

Brides and grooms often are looking for a wedding ceremony that is meaningful yet stress-free, reflective of who they are yet perhaps with some traditional elements, not in a church yet more "homey" than a courtroom.

We help you explore your choices:  both in terms of where you want to wed and what type of ceremony you would like to have.  And, we offer you the amount of guidance you want.

If wedding bells will soon be ringing for you, give us a call at 206.789.9788 or contact us through our website.