Recent Elopement Weddings

An Elopement that grew into a family event.

Tiffany & Demarr, An Elopement that grew into a family event.

Tiffany & Demarr, Married Feb. 27, 2016

Their plans for a small elopement changed when the family heard about their wedding. She told me they would have it in the back yard…in February.  It all worked out…it became a bit more than an elopement, and they couldn’t have been happier!  Congratulations to them both!

 

 

 

 

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!

A place for proposals and promises

When Justin first laid his eyes upon Gina he knew there was something very special about her.  The conversations began and will continue between these two newlyweds  for the rest of their lives. 

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.

A Springtime wedding

A great wedding at Pioneer Park

David and Amanda, Newlyweds

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.

Love, it’s not just a feeling, it’s a force!

Tonight I performed a lovely wedding for Lucas and Janet at the Grand Holiday Ballroom in Olympia. It seems their love story was one of those wonderful “love at first sight” happenings.

Lucas, it seems, was a confirmed bachelor, according to his family and friends. But when Lucas and Janet met at a business conference, the force of love took over the agenda. And, because there was business to do, there was little time to become acquainted.

They parted the meeting and continued the conversation by way of texting, e-mailing and phone calls, since a mountain and many miles came between them.  In month two, they had their first date…in month two, marriage entered their conversation.  So now, almost a year later, this couple begins their life together.  Congratulations to Lucas and Janet…and happy honeymooning! 

It was a fun story to tell and I wish them both the best in their new life together. Happy honeymooning you two!

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!

Another great wedding in the works!

Last night I met with a lovely couple, Janet and Lucas,  whose wedding  is scheduled for early spring.  They are having their ceremony at  the Grand Holiday Ballroom in Olympia, one of my favorite venues.  I’m so happy that they have consented to filling out a questionnaire from which I will write their love story and include it in the ceremony.

Guests love to hear love stories!  It takes them to that place inside where they recall their own love stories.  Over the next month we will collaborate on creating the perfect ceremony for this charming couple.  It will be a great wedding!

If you are planning your wedding, I’d love to talk with you about being your Wedding Celebrant.  You may contact me at cynthia@ceremoniesbycynthia.com

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