Your Wedding Ceremony
Personal. Custom. Surprisingly Unique.
As we share in your wedding day, I will craft, write and deliver your ceremony in a loving presentation at a location of your choice.
In so many ways, your wedding ceremony is a personal and intimate celebration of your loving partnership and love story. It is a distinctive statement shared with family and friends - a joyful and defining moment which marks the formal beginning of your new life together.
Whether your ceremony is non-denominational, spiritual, religious, inter-faith or civil/secular, I will work to reflect your uniqueness as a couple, respecting your spirituality and values. Each couple I work with is precious to me and it is my privilege to design, craft and officiate a custom-design wedding ceremony for you - whether a small/intimate affair or a plush and more formal evening event.
"Annemarie, thank you so much for everything you have done -
you gave such a heartfelt, warm and funny ceremony! Everything turned out even better than we could have ever imagined!"
Brian and Keri Newton, Private Residence, Des Moines
My Personal Promise To You:
You Will Be Proud And Comfortable During Your Wedding Ceremony
"Thank you so much for the beautiful ceremony, Annemarie! Our ceremony was beautiful and everything fell into place for me when I saw my brother start to cry. Craig and I feel truly blessed that you were the person to help us start "growing old" together!"
Craig and Mary Ann Smith
With great heart and enthusiasm, I invest dedicated time and energy into the design of your custom ceremony, insuring that the beautiful words and rituals on your wedding day truly reflect your unique and loving partnership. Once I gather everything I need, I sit down and craft/write a wedding ceremony that authentically celebrates your story as a couple - your mission/purpose, values, interests, sentimental/loving stories, hopes and intention - all designed to produce a cherished memory for a lifetime.
How do I do all of this? In my process of getting to know you as a couple, I collect the pieces of your relationship and build a very loving and romantic wedding ceremony. These pieces may include your definition of religion or spirituality, your path to coming together and how you met, your values, beliefs and shared interests, personalized wedding vows and rituals, "take-home mementos," and much more.
As I put the finishing touches on your ceremony, I insure that all aspects that are important to you are woven into your ceremony. This may include honoring children, family and friends within your ceremony. If you like, you can work with me to include traditional and contemporary elements with a special twist - possibly including the exchange of roses and love letters, unique surprises, a special honoring of parents, a dog as "wedding dog." or perhaps "10 cards" for extra fun! And this is just the tip of what is in my wedding design tool box! Click here for more unique ideas for your wedding ceremony.
"Thank you so much for officiating the best wedding ever! It was perfect, meaningful and truly unforgettable in every way. Your style was a first for us and will stay with us forever."
Ryan and Christina Hutto
Port Gamble Church
For Your Money and Time: A Remarkable Ceremony
I’m not the cheapest Officiant on the block and for the time invested, I believe my fees offer great value. I’m not a "cookie cutter" operation and running around Seattle doing the "same ‘ol ceremony" lacks definite appeal. Selfishly, I want the time to invest in knowing a couple and creating a beautiful presentation of their story - whether traditional, contemporary or unique. I provide a full draft of your wedding ceremony for edits/review and approval and offer email and phone access before your wedding day.
Using what I know from my "former life" in special events planning and production, I will work with both of you to choreograph and orchestrate your wedding ceremony at rehearsal and on your wedding day. In many ways, having me there early on your wedding day to serve as "ceremony planner" insures an elegant start to your ceremony and is like having a "wedding planner" for the wedding ceremony portion of your wedding day. Bottom line to you? Peace of mind. Comfort. Pride.
"Annemarie - thank you so much! We could not have done this without you - you made the day perfect for us and we could not have asked for more!"