A big Thank You to all of our Veterans and our Active Duty Military. I often perform wedding ceremonies for Military Couples. Many times, these weddings occur in my home as couples need to move fast in order to accommodate deployment orders and lack a location to have their ceremony. Other times, we may meet along the waterfront on Ruston Way or at Pioneer Park in Steilacoom, weather permitting. I offer a discount to my Military Couples and often do these ceremonies on very short notice. If you have the need to get married on very short notice, please give me a call to see if I am available. I try to be as flexible as possible to accommodate your needs. Feel free to call me at 206-290-1345 or use my Contact Page to send me an e-mail.
Writing your own wedding vows…when I mention that to couples, some jump in enthusiastically, while others absolutley freeze up! Actually, the process of writing your own vows give you a lot to think about and really, should be done over time and not rushed. It is a deepening process…why are you marrying this wonderful man or woman? What are the qualities in your sweetheart that you adore? How has your life changed since you have each other as part of it…how would your life be without each other ?
One really good resource I discovered was The Ultimate Wedding Vow Toolkit. At first, it seems pretty commercial…a tool kit? But, I decided to order one for myself and I have to say it is impressive when you read through it. It is thourough, organized and has built-in templates to help you put just the right thoughts in just the right places. I do give my couples vow options from which to choose…I invite them to edit as they please, but I have to say, the couples who do take on the challenge of writing their own vows give each other the most precious gift…one that money really can’t buy. You might give it a try…they guarantee your satisfaction and think of the satisfaction you will give your sweetheart by taking the time and effort to create your own, original vows.
Looking for someone to perform your wedding? I am a Tacoma, Seattle Wedding Officiant and Minister and would be honored to perform your wedding, large or small. And, if you want, you can have your small wedding (under 6 guests) in my home if you lack a place. I am flexible and easy to work with…I’ll get you married! Please feel free to give me a call at 206-290-1345 and check out my website at www.ceremoniesbycynthia.com
As a Tacoma Wedding Officiant, I was able to accommodate their wishes…a call in the morning and a wedding later that day was do-able!
They also needed to have a quiet place for their ceremony and they asked if they could have their ceremony in my home. I was happy to oblige as I often do, for small, elopement weddings.
Check out my website at www.ceremoniesbycynthia.com for more information for small, but very sweet weddings. Your site or mine, you’d be surprised how nice a small wedding can be. You can be married today! just give me a call at 206-290-1345 and we’ll see what we can arrange.
Sometimes couples just need to get married in a hurry…especially military couples. Rather than heading down to the courthouse for a wedding by a Justice of the Peace, consider contacting me for a quiet, small ceremony in my home. I’ve performed many, many weddings in my home, in front of my fireplace with lit candles and soft background music.
Even though it is a quiet, quick and small ceremony…it is your wedding ceremony, and it counts! Couples share they are very happy with the surroundings and the ceremony that is not too long, but not cut and dry either. Please give me a call to arrange your elopement wedding. My fees are quite reasonable for these ceremonies and if needed, I can provide witnesses for a small fee for each of them.
Komikka & Yasin were all smiles as they took their vows on June 9, 2010.
This couple decided on a small, intimate wedding in my home where they shared the day with their sons, Gary and Jaylen, along with a few friends and family.
Even though the ceremony was small, Komikka made her entrance with music and glowed as she was met with loving eyes by Yasin. As part of the ceremony, we blessed their marriage along with prayers for their family and took a quiet moment to remember her mother, who recently passed. Komikka assembeled a small altar to place her mother’s ashes and photos. We acknowledged the importance of this…and smiled as I introduced her to the urn that contained my own mother’s ashes. Mother’s always want to be invited to these important moments in life, and it is comforting to include those who are now in Spirit, but who are forever in our hearts.
Komikka and Yasin, it was an honor to perform your wedding. You are truly surrounded by a lot of love with your family and friends and your happiness was absolutely contagious. Congratulations!
Justin and Gina decided on a small, intimate wedding in a very special place. This site was off of Five Mile Drive in Point Defiance…and was also the place where Justin asked Gina to marry him…a great place for proposals and promises.
The rain took a well timed break during this very wet month in May. A huge hawk flew by to greet us as we walked the path to the clearing under the trees, overlooking Dalco Passage. The setting was peaceful and serene…and was the perfect place for Justin and Gina to become husband and wife. Justin and Gina wrote their own beautiful vows and as they gazed into each other’s eyes, spoke them heartfully as happy tears were shed.
Justin and Gina, both University Professors, look forward to a rich and rewarding life in which they are best friends, lovers and companions, and where the love between them is easy to see. I wish them the very best and thank them for the honor of performing their ceremony.
Today I performed a very sweet wedding for Dustin and Christina. Dustin and Christina met on-line…but, it wasn’t a dating site…it was World of Warcraft! Now, that was a first for me. Dustin and Christina celebrate not only their wedding, they are celebrating the merging of families…Dustin’s children and the child that Dustin and Christina have together.
The wedding took place at Kubota Gardens in Seattle…and it was a wonderful setting…and, the sun came out for the ceremony. Dustin and Christina chose live music for their small ceremony…and it was just right for this occasion.
It was my honor and privilege to perform the wedding for Amanda and David. It was a beautiful spring day at Pioneer Park and this couple seemed very happy with their new union. Congratulations to this new couple!
Like many couples, Amanda and David had a very short window in which to plan their wedding as David is in active duty. We were able to plan their small ceremony with ease and it was in such a beautiful setting. Pioneer Park in Steilacoom, Washington, has a gorgeous view of Puget Sound.
Tomorrow I will be performing Jamila and August’s wedding. It will be an intimate ceremony in my home and their children are included in the ceremony. It’s always fun to watch the children’s faces when they see Mommy and Daddy saying special words to each other…and feeling important too, as they are part of the ceremony. Sometimes children are part of the introduction, sometimes, the children give the mother to the father…sometimes the children hold the rings, and sometimes vows to the children are made as well.
This Sunday, I will be in Gig Harbor performing the wedding for Rebecca and Brandon. Rebecca and Brandon will be creating a new blended family with their new 8-week old daughter and both the bride and groom will be bringing a child of their own, two boys, into the marriage. It was fun to hear the excitement in Brandon’s voice as he made the arrangements for this last-minute wedding…he’s waited a long time but because of various life turns, never got the big wedding off the ground. I didn’t hear a drop of disappointment in that…only happiness as they will finally have the ceremony they have waited for. Another lovely weekend in the life of a Celebrant!