A June 9th Wedding for Komikka and Yasin

 

Smiling after becoming man and wife!

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.

A great looking family with sons, Gary and Jaylen

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!

Wedding celebration for Laura and Ivan

Their vowel renewal at the Grand Holiday Ballroom

At last, they share their wedding day!

For nearly two years this couple have endured being apart as Ivan finished his tour of duty in the military.  They finally celebrated their wedding, a renewal of vows,  with close friends and family at the Grand Holiday Ballroom in Olympia.

They were happy to include as their ringbear, their son Matt…and 7 month old Bella made her presence known throughout the ceremony creating smiles and giggles. 

The ceremony was special as it included their love story and blessings for the children.Bella stold the show...such a cutie!

Guests flew in from all over the country, including Hawaii, Texas, Maryland and other states.  This couple looks forward to a bright future and wish to set a good example for their children.  Ivan has his eyes set on politics…so, maybe we’ll all be seeing move of him later on.  Best wishes to this happy couple!

Simple and intimate wedding

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.

A happy new couple

Weddings with children…two this weekend!

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!