Home Brew: For Bitter or Worse

BitterWedding party favors have become increasingly more creative.  Recently Alan and Melissa did an impressive job of creating two craft beers for their guests.  As their wedding was scheduled for early Autumn, they designed their custom labels accordingly.  A local Edmonds home brew company was happy to help with the recipe, brewing process and bottling.  The result was a personal gift that represented their humor, big hearts and down to earth approach to life!  Here is the link to Gallaghers’ Home Brew!

My “A” Team!!!

myboysThese fellows had my back.  This team of Best Guys had a great time meeting, greeting, escorting and charming their way through the Big  Day at the Arctic Club Dome Room.  (Attempting to deliver 200 plus guests to their seats can be a daunting task.) Our groom, Hwan is on the far left front.  Flanked by his most cooperative buds, Max, Kevin, Andy, Jason, Wes, Mike, Khan, Jon and Will!  Thanks guys for the laughter and the team spirit.

R&R at Roche Harbor… ahhhh….

slippersMost of my co-workers and I agree – because we work such long hours in the summer season, we have to capture snippets of magic when they present themselves.  And perhaps by doing so – we appreciate the summer tastes, smells and laughter just a little bit more than others.  Well, that’s the rationale anyway!  Here is one of my favorite moments of the summer at Roche Harbor, relaxing in the middle of a busy wedding weekend.  (Beautiful slippers provided by dear friend Kathy.)

Two of My Favorite Couples

Two of my favorite couples were reunited  in August.  Such great fun to work with Christopher and Ryan (far right) for their wedding that played out so beautifully on June 13th at Golf Club at Newcastle.  When sister Stace was married to Alex at Januik Winery in Woodinville – my fellas were in the front row! Ah, what a  summer of LOVE for this family.

RCSA

Once the Mother of the Bride – Now it’s her Big Day!

jacqueWhen Jacque wrote to me about performing her wedding, I was enchanted.  We’ve seen each other many times over the years.  When her daughter Jessica was married to Kelly in 2006 and the two Baby Blessings since.  So another reunion – one that focused on Jacque – was a welcome event.  To Rick & Jacque – looking forward to many more family gatherings.  So happy for you both.

Colin Gordon’s Baby Blessing…

ColinIt is always a precious event when I am able to hold my client’s sweet baby – and this day was no exception.  It was great fun to catch up with Kirsty and Michael since I did their wedding in 2012.  Kirsty’s  parents came half way around the world to join us.  Colin’s namesake, Great Grandfather Gordon was married on Colin Gordon’s birthday in April.  Lot’s of sacred connections to the past.  Congratulations to Michael and Kirsty and thank you for sharing this beautiful Baby Colin with me!

So thrilled…

prtydrsIt was so much fun to get dressed up and enjoy a reunion like Seattle Bride Magazine hosted on Tuesday evening.  I am so grateful for my clients and colleagues that voted for me in the “Best Officiant” category.  Many thanks to the lovely Ali Brownrigg, Editor and the gracious Michelle DeRuen, Associate Publisher, for all of their hard work making this magical evening happen.  Great fun to see so many of my dear friends be recognized as finalists and winners in all fields.  To think that we are in service doing something for which we have great passion is truly a wonderful thing!  The powerful sense of camaraderie that has blossomed over the years makes life enriching and just plain FUN.