Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Mary and Monica Wed Twice In Celebration of RF 74 in Washington State!

December 8 & 9, 2012 - The Seattle Yacht Club

It was with such great joy that I had two opportunities to marry Mary and Monica this month - at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 8th and then legally at 12:01 a.m., Sunday, December 9th.

Mary and Monica had been planning their big Saturday evening wedding bash for months.  Little did they know that with the passage of RF 74 in Seattle, they would be able to get legally married 7 hours later!

And marry well they did!  Both ceremonies were beautiful, elegant and so "Mary and Monica."  And these two beautiful women opened their door and hearts to local broadcast and print media to share their story and their history.

Mary and Monica - much love and happiness to both of you!

Beautiful Photo:  www.jennygg.com

Monday, November 19, 2012

Celebrating Marriage Equality in Washington State! Get Married Seattle Style Starting December 9, 2012

Time To Get Hitched!
Beginning December 9, 2012 - Washington State

With all of you, I celebrate Marriage Equality.

I will be in Seattle on Sunday, December 9th, beginning at 12:01 a.m. to marry wonderful couples. I will be available throughout this first day to couples of all paths, faiths and traditions – ceremonies big and small.

To get on my calendar, please give me a call at 425.922.1325.

For more information on securing a marriage license in King County, please go to: http://www.kingcounty.gov/courts/marriage.aspx

My sources at King County say they expect 600 – 1000 couples during the first three days that marriage licenses are available. The King County Marriage License office in downtown Seattle will be open for extended hours on December 6, 7 and 8, 2012.

How do I delicately put this…YEAH!!

More information:  www.marriedbyannemarie.com

Friday, November 02, 2012

From My Heart To Yours, Thank You...

It’s now November and I move into my two months of “quiet time.”

As I do this, I look back on an incredible 2012, so very grateful for the couples who trusted me with their wedding ceremonies, tiny or big, casual or formal.

For me, it is never about the size of a guest list. It is about the joy and satisfaction I feel to be a part of a lifetime moment and to share in something that is big/huge for a couple. It’s about love. Lots of love.

So, I say “thank you” to each couple who invited me into their personal space to share in their love story.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Bring On The Wedding Dogs! Truly Joy and Comfort On A Wedding Day...

Butters and Lennon - September 8, 2012

You've gotta love wedding dogs!

Butters, Lennon and their side-kick, Sunshine pranced down the aisle, celebrating the wedding of their beloved Guardians, Randy and Lauren, on Saturday, September 8th in Snohomish.

Lauren had wedding doggie wear custom designed for her 3-pack and the outfits were truly one-of-a kind and added so much joy to a beautiful wedding day

Wedding dogs truly cannot do anything wrong on a wedding day.  The energy of a dog lends so much comfort and joy to such an occasion and can be such a conversation starter among family and friends.

So, may I boldly say, bring on the wedding dogs!

Officiant: www.marriedbyannemarie.com

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Taking Advantage Of A "First Look" - Thomas & Latrena at Sanders Estate in Auburn...

Thomas and Latrena
August 25, 2012

You've gotta a guy who is totally nuts about his woman!

I took this "sneak peak" shot while Latrena was about to approach Thomas for their "first look," just before their wedding ceremony on Saturday, August 25th at Sanders Estate in Auburn.

And minutes later, with a happy wedding party all lined up and ready to go, Latrena walked down the aisle to her waiting groom, with the biggest smile on her face!

Many brides and grooms have taken to a "first look" before a ceremony - some minutes before, some hours before.

In this ceremony work that I do, I much prepare that a bride and groom see and interact with each other before a ceremony.  This creates a much more relaxed feel during a wedding ceremony.  Simply put, with a first look, there isn't as much "overwhelm" as there is when a couple "sees each other" for the very first time as the bride walks down the aisle.

Annemarie Juhlian - www.marriedbyannemarie.com

Monday, September 03, 2012

You've Just Gotta Love Jeremy and Nicole Sutton!

Jeremy and Nicole
Georgetown Ballroom - August 10, 2012

Photographer Jenny Goldberg-George and I are on the same wedding page when it comes to Jeremy and Nicole - we totally love this couple!

On a crazy hot afternoon - August 10, 2012 - at the historic and iconic Georgetown Ballroom, the room was packed with thrilled family and friends. 

Jeremy started the processional and what a parade is was!  Family, friends and wedding party all walked down the aisle, filling the ceremony space at the front - and all personally greeted by Jeremy.  AND the big moment was when the beautiful and vibrant Nicole made her way to Jeremy - with a smile so bright!

When it comes to a super-sized group of people walking down the aisle, etiquette comes into play as well as the flow/tone.  If you desire to have a "parade" of people (and more couples do these days), work with your Officiant to set things up so the process flows and sets a vibrant and upbeat tone for your ceremony!

Photo:  www.jennygg.com

Annemarie Juhlian, Seattle Wedding Officiant

Monday, August 06, 2012

Julie and Jordan: Celebrating A Truly "Meant To Be" Couple at Novelty Hill Januik Winery...

Jordan and Julie Shaw
July 2012 - Novelty Hill Januik Winery

Some things are truly meant to be. And sometimes a few words can say it all.

I love everything about Jordan and Julie as a couple.  I had the grand fortune to marry this couple last month at Novelty Hill Januik Winery.

Without saying much, look at this gorgeous photo.  Taken by the extraordinary Amelia Soper, this image was captured during a quiet and intimate wedding day moment.

What appears to be big is really small.  What appears to be small is really big.  Got it.

Jordan and Julie - so much happiness to both of you!

Love, Annemarie