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'I Loved It!' I Want To Hear These Words From You.
Simply, it is all about getting REAL with your contemporary wedding ceremony. Working together, let’s create an inspiring and memorable lifetime - sweetly personal, poignant and joyful with light-hearted and fun moments. If you are seeking an unstuffy, creative, inclusive, respectful and engaging Officiant & Non-denominational Minister for your wedding ceremony, I appreciate your consideration. Together, let’s put an end to your quest, whether you are being married next week, in a few months or next year. It will be my privilege and honor to welcome you “home.” By “home,” I mean working together in a way that is easy, comfortable and with no crazy! Serving Seattle/Eastside/Tacoma/Olympia/Snohomish. Phone/Text or FB Message: 425.922.1325 Email: [email protected]
Civil Union, Commitment Ceremony, Elopement, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-Religious Ceremony, Religious Ceremony, Same Sex Ceremony, Second Wedding , Vow Renewal Ceremony
Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Catholic, Anglican/Episcopal, Baptist, Congregationalist, Lutheran, Methodist, Nondenominational, Presbyterian, Protestant, Quaker, Christian, Hindu, Interfaith, Jewish, Pagan, Secular, Sikh, Spiritual, Unitarian
Premarital Counseling, Ceremony, Wedding
Best officiant & pre-marital coach ever!Reviewed on 11/19/2014 Devon M
My husband and I loved working with Annemarie as our wedding officiant! We interviewed a few others, but knew instantly when we met Annemarie that she was the one. She is so friendly, bubbly, confident, and reassuring. She's a true professional with many years of experience, and that shined through in her personal interactions with us and during our incredibly special ceremony. Several months before our wedding, we also did three private coaching sessions with Annemarie in our home that were so enriching and helpful. She posed questions to us that made us think about our future together, and prompted important discussions. We learned what each other really needs in a partner, and how we can be the best partners for each other. Even through we thought we were prepared for marriage prior to the sessions, our time with Annemarie made us feel even more confident. Annemarie got to know us very well through the sessions, and she was able to write a very personal ceremony for us. She sent us a draft well before our wedding day, and was very responsive and flexible as we worked together to finalize the ceremony to our liking. At the rehearsal, she took charge and gave everyone specific directions to make sure the ceremony went perfectly; again, that is where her experience with hundreds (maybe thousands?) of weddings really helped! The ceremony itself was the highlight of our wedding day. Just about all of our friends and family cried, as did both of us. I can't imagine having had anyone else to make our marriage official but Annemarie. Don't miss out on hiring her to make your big day even more special than you could hope!
If you are looking for a cream puff of an Officiant, look at someone else! Annemarie is as advertised and more. She worked with us to deliver a wedding ceremony that was REAL. The Knot talks about real weddings. Anne is generous, funny, professional and dedicated. She has a happiness and curiosity to her and you can tell she loves what she does. She didn't just book us and leave us wondering. She was with us every step of the way. We were married on August 14th. Our wedding day wasn't perfect (we didn't expect it to be) and we had a couple of bumps in the early afternoon. When Annemarie arrived, I heard from my Maid of Honor that she stepped into a situation that could have been a problem and with my parents, figured out a solution. She also made one important last minute change to our ceremony set-up that would be much better and at the end of the day, people loved our ceremony. Most of all, we LOVED our ceremony. It was touching, personal and so us. Our wedding day was just lovely overall and Annemarie was a big part of it. Thank you, Annemarie - we love you! Maria and Josh
There just aren't enough words to fully capture how wonderful and amazing Annemarie is! She came highly recommended by several of my vendors and we hired her with only one phone discussion and never having met! We finally met face to face the day of the rehearsal dinner. She is that good! Annemarie has this incredible way of putting you at ease and making the whole process easy and fun. She created a beautiful, emotional, funny, unique and touching ceremony for us, it was everything we wanted and more! She has the most creative ideas to incorporate to make your ceremony unique to you and your personality. The things she came up with were absolutely incredible! Our guests laughed with us, cried with us, and came up to us after the ceremony to tell us that it was one of the most inspiring and beautiful ceremonies that they had seen. She captured us as a couple, as parents (my husband had children), and as a family perfectly. He energy is infectious, her personality even comes through in her e-mails! Annemarie really loves what she does and it shows in what she puts together. I feel so blessed and lucky to have had her as our officiant!
Now that we've had a week to settle down and resume a normal pace of life again, we wanted to take a minute and thank you! Simply stated, you did an outstanding job on our wedding ceremony! We received so many wonderful compliments on the ceremony that you wrote and performed for us! We had multiple people tell us our ceremony was the most beautiful, personal and genuine wedding ceremony they've ever attended! In fact, my Uncle (74 years old) said he's been to a lot of weddings over the years and ours was second to none! You truly exceeded our expectations and provided a wedding ceremony that we'll cherish forever! Thank you so much for the time and effort you spent preparing our ceremony and also for presenting the ceremony in the most flawless and beautiful way possible! You're very talented and we're fortunate and thankful for your services!
Choosing Annemarie as our wedding officiant was one of the first big decisions my husband and I made during our planning process, and we could NOT be more thrilled with the result. Annemarie worked with us in such a friendly and personal manner. The style in which she works creates a special and intimate ceremony, so much so that it almost feels as if a close family friend or confidante is the person helping you marry your loved one. Annemarie made sure we were prepared beyond just the outline of the ceremony. She gave us clear expectations of what to expect at each step of the way. During the day of the wedding, she was cool as a cucumber (but also empathetic and totally ready to comfort one frazzled bride), and put real effort into making sure everything went off without a hitch. If you are looking for a run-of-the-mill officiant who can copy and paste words with little emotion or personality, Annemarie is not the choice for you. But if you want someone who is intelligent, kind, hilarious, and who truly cares about making sure your ceremony is perfect, then she is the perfect fit.
Annemarie immediately made us feel really comfortable and like she definitely understood what we were going for as far as the feelings we wanted to evoke. We were a little uncomfortable with the idea of talking about our love in front of so many people but the way she crafted our vows made it so beautiful. Besides all that, she is the most professional person I've ever met and really helped corral everyone and keep us focused on why we were all there. So glad she was part of our day!
It was such a pleasure to be able to have Annemarie officiate our wedding. Right off the bat, you will notice how friendly, warm, and nice she is! Her happy aura and smile are so contagious! She truly cares about her clients. She does an amazing job learning about the couple and create a ceremony that is special to you. It's been 6 months after our wedding and people are still talking about how amazing our ceremony was. We LOVED working with Annemarie and she is truly the best!
Annemarie was an outstanding officiant. She was present, enthusiastic, detail-oriented, authentic and beyond capable of holding a space for a meaningful and moving ceremony. Be warned, she's very thorough in her method of getting to know you. She asks A LOT of questions about who you are, who your partner is, who you are together. But goodness gracious, it's WORTH IT. Our ceremony was amazing. There wasn't a dry eye in the hall after we'd said our vows and walked back down the aisle. Everyone was moved by her understanding of who we are as people and who we are as a couple. Months later, we still have friends and family telling us how they were touched by "that amazing officiant's thoughtful ceremony." If you want someone who will take the time to truly get to know you and your partner and will do everything she can to give you exactly what you want for a ceremony, do yourself a favor and contact Annemarie.
Annemarie - We feel truly blessed to have had you marry us! We had many guests come up to us after our ceremony to comment on how heartfelt, authentic and original our ceremony was. They also mentioned what a wonderful presence you were and we couldn’t agree more. The selfie idea was a total hit. Thank you for being a part of our special day and helping us making it truly memorable!
Annemarie officiated our outdoor wedding on one of the hottest days in 2016. She is an expert in her field which was made evident when she kept us cool as cucumbers during our ceremony. The ceremony that she crafted for us was so beautiful and authentic. Annemarie’s process of developing our ceremony involved interviewing each of us separately and providing unique options for the final ceremony. To capture items that we may have missed about each other she reached out to our friends and family and included statements from them in the ceremony. Her craftsmanship of the ceremony was so fun - she not only took us on a journey to capture events from the day we met to the day we got married, but also brought our guests along on for the journey as well when she delivered the ceremony. She radiated warmth and genuine thoughts throughout the entire ceremony. Thank you Annemarie for helping us capture our love for each other in a unique and fun way that was totally us! --- Lacee and Bryce “BLT”
Annemarie really loves what she does, and her personality shines through! We actually had more feedback from our guests about how good our officiant and ceremony was than the food and party - when does that ever happen?! Annemarie made the ceremony fun but sweet, lighthearted but engaging. We couldn't have imagined a nicer ceremony, and she was so incredibly easy to work with.
Our Wedding in Volunteer Park in Seattle was PERFECT! Thank you Annemarie for adding such a personal touch with your warm words of love and encouragement to both of us. Trusting you to make our day special was the best decision we ever made. Thanks again sweet Annemarie for making us smile and may God continue to bestow His infinite blessings to you and your family. xoxo Carolyn & John
Annemarie is worth every penny and you will not be disappointed in her officiating your wedding. She is professional and she truly cares about helping to tailor an extraordinary ceremony that will make your special day even more amazing!
Annemarie wrote us a beautiful ceremony. She told us off the bat that she was a take charge officiant, and she was right! She made sure that everything ran smoothly at the rehearsal, and was professional from start to finish. We requested that the ceremony be light and cheerful, and she ensured that it was. While the ceremony wasn't flawless, she was dedicated to creating an amazing, unique ceremony, and put her heart into it every step of the way.
Annmarie was amazing! From the first time we met with her, we knew she was the right officiant for us. She completely understood our situation with our families' different religious beliefs and background. She is very responsive to emails and frequently responds the same day if not within the hour. We were very confident she would be able to handle any situation that came up. We could not have asked for a better officiant. Thank you so much for marrying us Annemarie!
Where to begin...From the first time I contacted Annemarie, she was incredibly warm and welcoming- and there was no doubt that she was passionate about her work! We were looking for an officiant that wasn't "by the book", same-o same-o, kind of ceremony and who didn't mind doing a non-traditional/non-religious ceremony and she fit the bill 110%. She took our questionnaire responses and crafted an amazing ceremony that had people laughing, crying, and smiling and feeling beyond welcomed. Our guests couldn't stop asking where we had found her and how much they loved the ceremony, and how they had never seen such a beautiful and well crafted/unique ceremony. She did a phenomenal job taking over when she arrived and everything went off so smoothly that you would never be able to tell that we hadn't had a real runthrough. If you're looking for an amazing officiant with a huge heart and a true love for crafting a handtailored wedding ceremony that is impossible to forget, Annemarie is the one to pick! We both wholeheartedly recommend her and are beyond thrilled with her role in our wedding day.
Annemarie, Thank you so very much for making our wedding day incredibly special. Though we only met you in person moments before the ceremony, you made us feel like we were old friends. You brought warmth and humor to our wedding with your special words and truly captured who we are as a couple. Scott and I will always be grateful for the amazing day you gave us. My advice to anyone getting married in the Seattle area is to put your trust in Annemarie. She will guide you through the process with an amazing attention to detail and is always there to respond quickly to any questions or concerns. I’m so happy we found Annemarie for our special day! - David and Scott
The biggest takeaway in planning a wedding and then living it out, is the emotional importance and connection to an officiant. For us, we were destined to be married by Annemarie. The ultimate professional, Annemarie also graced us with a steady demeanor that felt more like a "friend" rather than vendor. This was special to us as the theme to our wedding was comfort; our goal was life-long bonding. The details to our wedding was extremely important and while we got a lot of compliments on our details, we received most of our compliments around our ceremony and officiant. The best compliment was being told that it was clear to our guest that Annemarie knew us and didn't even need her notes. She was easily one of our most special memories throughout the entire process. We will cherish her spirt and service forever.
She misspelled the name on the marriage certificate and when we brought it to her attention, she said she couldn't do anything about it.
Annemarie was absolutely amazing! As others have said before me, words cannot describe how wonderful she is. Not just in her work but as a person too. Her personality shines above the rest which is why my (now) wife and I chose her and we are both glad we did. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to help us start the next chapter in our lives. Annemarie's work was brilliant, beautiful, and perfect. If you want someone who is excellent at what she does down to every detail, then Annemarie is for you. She is, in my opinion, the picasso of officiants. The ceremony she wrote and delivered was a work of art. We are proud and humbled to have chosen Annemarie, she is an amazing officiant and an even better person.
Truly a wonderful and genuine person, Annemarie is a perfect choice. She walked us through everything in a helpful and respectful way and was truly intuitive to our needs. You can get an officiant for cheaper, but you get what you pay for with Annemarie, she was energetic and funny and we could all tell she really loves what she does. I will recommend her to friends in a heart beat.
Annemarie officiated our elopement and we couldn't have been more pleased. Not only did she make our intimate ceremony fun she made sure it was personal and memorable. She was incredibly easy to work with and made us feel comfortable and at ease. She even took amazing photos of us following the ceremony. We have only great things to say about our experience and we highly recommend Annemarie! She will make your day extra special!
THE BEST EVERReviewed on 11/10/2015 Bonnie R
I cannot imagine what this ceremony would have been like without Annemarie. She was so down to earth and a take lead person it was perfect for what we wanted in our officiant. She checked in with us and got to know us to the point where people asked us how long we had known because when she read our vows it was like she had known us from day one of our relationship. She has a great sense of humor but yet knows when to be serious. She is well worth the money and so much more!! Thank you Annemarie for making our day so "Happily Ever After."
Annemarie was an amazing officiant for our wedding. Neither of us had an exact picture of what we wanted our ceremony to be like, other than some general ideas about how we wanted it to feel. Annemarie met with us, sent us very extensive paperwork with questions to help her get to know us better, and personalize our ceremony to fit our individual personalities. She sent us a bunch of potential variants and was very receptive to our feedback. She also has a very charming stage presence, which really works to put the wedding party and guests at ease and make the whole thing more fun and less nerve-wracking. She's not the cheapest officiant you can find by a long shot, but worth every penny if you are looking to add a more personalized touch to your ceremony. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without her!
We can not say enough about how wonderful Annemarie is! From the minute we met her, we knew she would be the perfect person to lead our wedding ceremony. She was a joy to work with; you can tell she takes her job very seriously. The time and effort she spend crafting a personalized ceremony is apparent. All evening guests were coming up and telling us that it was the best wedding ceremony they've been part of - and we agree 100%. We can not thank her enough! Hiring Annemarie to lead your wedding ceremony will be the best decision you make!
Meet The Owner
It is all about getting REAL with your contemporary wedding ceremony! Working together, let’s create an inspiring and memorable lifetime moment - sweetly personal, poignant and joyful with light-hearted and fun memories.. If you are seeking an unstuffy, creative, inclusive, respectful and engaging Officiant & Non-denominational Minister for your wedding ceremony, I appreciate your consideration. Together, let’s put an end to your quest, whether you are being married next week, in a few months or next year. Please call me at 425.922.1325 or email: [email protected]