Ceremony 1You can approach your wedding day knowing you have a personalized ceremony centered around what’s important to you to celebrate your love on your wedding day.

Whether you will be married at any of the beautiful indoor venues or outdoor locations in the San Juans, I will do all I can to provide a meaningful and personal ceremony.

The wedding ceremony I offer is flexible and is not only intended for the couple who is being married–it is also intended for everyone who is present at your wedding. I like to gather information from you from conversations and e-mails about what you enjoy doing together and what you like about each other. Then I weave that into the ceremony so that it is personal. Couples are so pleased by the comfortable, personal, and meaningful ceremony that is exactly what they could have wished for!

You decide what parts you enjoy and what you would like to change or leave out. You can either see the completed version of the ceremony (as each ceremony is unique and personal), or you can be surprised on your wedding day, confident that we have connected your deep values and your most important wishes for the most important day of your life.

Some people choose to have a lot of input on the wedding ceremony, while others leave most of it to the officiant. I like to find out what is important to you, what your wishes are for your perfect wedding day; through phone calls, e-mails, FaceTime, and face-to-face, you, your guests, and your wedding party can feel confident and relaxed knowing the ceremony will be a success!

Whatever size or style of wedding you choose, it is the careful, thoughtful planning and the atmosphere makes it beautiful.

If you’re thinking of coming to the San Juans (or you are a local who already knows and loves this place), you will be so happy you came to these majestic islands.

I am pleased to offer helpful advice on your stay in the beautiful San Juan Islands. Orcas Island (and the surrounding San Juan Islands) is the ideal place to be married; by a waterfall, on top of Mt. Constitution, inside or outside at the Odd Fellows Hall, Outlook Inn, Rosario, the Orcas Hotel, the quaint Victorian Valley Chapel, or a number of outside locations. Roche Harbor, Friday Harbor, Lopez Island, the smaller islands–so many beautiful spots to be married! Having lived twenty-one years on Orcas Island, I know many of the beautiful spots throughout the San Juans that are terrific for a wedding.

The feedback I have received (on Wedding Wire, e-mails, and word of mouth) from couples and their guests is remarkably positive. Many times I have heard people tell me this is the best wedding ceremony they have ever seen.

Beyond providing a ceremony, I am available for help with logistics from how to obtain your marriage license to where to get flowers, as well as help with logistics such as lodging, transportation, best hikes, favorite places to eat, etc.

I am available for weddings on Orcas Island, any of the San Juan Islands, Anacortes, Mt. Vernon, La Conner, Burlington, and Seattle.

Perhaps you would like to take time to get to know each other while kayaking in fresh water mountain lakes or in epic saltwater beauty or a walk around Mountain Lake! We can meet for coffee or a meal and see if I can offer what you are looking for. After fifty-four successful weddings with such positive appreciation from couples and their guests, with such beautiful venues, and with a fantastic wedding industry here (amazing island-produced food catered to your liking, island-grown flowers, talented photographers and videographers, etc.), your wedding is sure to be a complete success!

Love comes in many forms. It is like the sun—it shines on all regardless of race, sexuality, gender, religion, or beliefs.

Let’s talk in person or by phone so you can be assured the ceremony will be exactly as you wish it to be. Call 360.298.0362 to arrange a free consultation.

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By the way, if you want to take a chance and try something completely different, perhaps you would like to try the “Reader’s Theater” wedding in which all of your guests have a line to say in the ceremony!

“Eric and I want to thank you so much for officiating our ceremony. We couldn’t have imagined a more perfect and relaxed day, and we received several compliments on your beautiful messages! It was truly a pleasure having you there to make our day that much more special. So we thank you!” Eric and Brianna

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