Category Archives: Behind The Scenes

Brian and Joe – Seattle Bound!

JoeBrnThese two are traveling all the way from Wray, Colorado for their destination wedding in July.  We are planning on a small, intimate gathering at the Alexis Hotel.  It will be a warm reunion and joy is on the menu.  Brian and Joe have waited 19 years for their big day and we will celebrate the miracles of the season… not the least of which is their long-term dedication.  So thrilled to be a part of my fellas journey!


Brianne and Erik – It’s been a year!

BriErkI first met Brianne one year ago.  Erik was still in the military but she wanted to get the wedding organized early.  It was great fun to finally meet Erik when they joined me for dinner recently.  We have much to celebrate – their new life TOGETHER and lots of wonderful family joining us for their well-planned wedding in April.  It will be one of those “at last” moments when we all take a deep breathe and say, “finally.”

As right as rain…

KtiBriKatie and Brian  embrace the adage that less truly is MORE.  Their wedding day will be one of intentional ease and play-fulness sprinkled with comfort.  Our venue is the Salish Lodge where eleven us will gather soon.  We enjoyed a meal of comfort as well and discussed an updated version of their plan.  And even though it may be raining this weekend – I can’t imagine it will have an impact on their relaxed spirits.  It was fun to hear how they met five years ago playing kick ball.  Their story seems to go with how they journey through their life – no stress.  Just right.

Across the miles…

CliZkCali and Zak traveled all the way from New York to have dinner with me.  Truth be told, they may have been here to see relatives and get some wedding business done as well.  It was fun to reconnect and chat about their wedding coming up in July.  It will be great fun to be at Newcastle with Wendy Wojckik (Weddings with Wendy)!

Emmett and Andjela…

EmAndTennis can be romantic – really!  Emmett and Andjela met because they are both members of the University of Washington’s Tennis Team.  We enjoyed a healthy, home-cooked meal recently to discuss the nuances of their wedding that will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel.  It will be great fun to meet their loving and supportive families.

Dana + Kris for Winter Dinner

DnaKrsdinThere is something organically cozy when kindred spirits share  warm comfort food on a cold evening.  I have worked with Dana for many years and it was such an honor when she asked me to officiate at her wedding.  These two are keeping the festivities intimate and balanced.  Good food, great wine and their nearest and dearest.  It is a sweet scheme.

It’s all about the socks…

socksThe socks are getting wild and it is just so whimsical and fun!  Here are Robert and Thomas sharing a silly moment before their wedding ceremony. If you look closely, you will see the black dots on the bright orange fabric.  So perfect as we were days away from Halloween!  These two took great delight in the fine-tuned details of the day.  From their letter-press fall themed invitations, to their custom fall leaf cake (with tiny sculpted pumpkins) they oversaw that the best was selected for their guests.  Regardless of the work they put into their day, their humor was their ballast as it all played out seamlessly.