Seattle Wedding Officiants is a wedding officiating company based in Seattle, Washington. Owner and officiant Elaine Way understands that each couple has a unique story and wants to help you tell that story on your special day. Whether you want a traditional or modern ceremony, an LGBTQ or intercultural wedding, or a religious or non-denominational ceremony, Seattle Wedding Officiants is ready to help you turn an ordinary wedding ceremony into an extraordinary one. No matter where you are hosting your ceremony, be it in a private home, on a beach, in a hotel, or atop a mountain, Elaine will help make your dream wedding a reality.
With more than 10 years of experience, Elaine likes to meet with couples face-to-face for an initial, free consultation so you can get to know each other better. She works with couples to write custom vows for their non-religious, single-religion, or interfaith ceremony; civil union; elopement; or vow renewal. She also conducts a rehearsal beforehand to make sure everyone is prepared. Seattle Wedding Officiants oversees ceremonies for couples of all faiths, including:
Recommended by 98% of couples
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Jordan Seegert · Getting married on 04/08/2021
So happy with Elaine!
Elaine was great from our first contact with her. She answered all our questions and communicated well. She provided us with a variety of examples of vows and ideas, and was supportive in helping us create a beautiful custom ceremony. At our wedding, she was professional, personable, and kind. We were so happy to have chosen Elaine to be our officiant and would highly recommend her.Sent on 10/04/2019
Seattle Wedding Officiants's reply:Thank you Jordan and Paul for the lovely review! I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you. I also loved the spot you chose for your elopement....one I had not been to before and will always be reminded of your lovely wedding with close friends and kiddos when I visit it again.
Mary Lou · Getting married on 03/04/2021
We all loved Elaine
Elaine was a joy to work with on our wedding ceremony, from the initial meeting to The Big Day. All of our guests also raved about how well Elaine conducted our ceremony, the wording of the vows, and her great interactions with a broad scope of ages and backgrounds among our family and friends. It was like we had known Elaine for years and years.Sent on 05/03/2019
Lee Ehrenkrantz · Getting married on 12/05/2020
Elaine is The Best! Dont Hesitate!
We had recently gotten engaged and already had a trip planned to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, we figured this was the ideal opportunity for an elopement and amazing ceremony in the woods! We found Elaine and from the very start she was amazing, super accommodating to our vision; right up until the day before, we really wanted the perfect natural location and were told about this amazing State Park that sounded perfect, we communicated with Elaine about the change of location, she contacted the photographers and 1-2-3 it was done, it was happening in our dream spot (and what a spot it was)! Needless to say it was magical and a memory we will never forget!! She guided and assisted with all the required paperwork, license, etc. Even advised us exactly where to get the license from so we could get it in the mail, didn't have to go to some license office somewhere! We couldn't recommend Elaine more; don't hesitate, shes the best! Thank you so Much Elaine!Sent on 06/06/2019
Lee & Connie, Miami
Seattle Wedding Officiants's reply:Oh my gosh! Thank you so much for your review, Lee and Connie. Your wedding was truly remarkable and I'm so grateful everything worked out with the change of location. It couldn't have been more beautiful. Your love, the river, the Pacific Northwest...everything was amazing. Please come back for a vow renewal!
There are many moving parts and unexpected changes that can arise in a ceremony (weather not cooperating, etc.) An officiant has to be able to go with the flow and take charge so that everything runs smoothly. Elaine is extremely organized, focused, professional and articulate. She is adept at coordinating all the parts of a ceremony so that everything runs without any hiccups. She was very cognizant of appropriate places to add music as a special touch for the couple. It was great to work with Elaine and I look forward to providing music at the next wedding she officiates!
Elaine creates beautiful ceremonies! I've attended at least 20 of her weddings (as a photographer, not a guest ;), and have always enjoyed her thoughtful and elegant guiding of the ceremony.
I can't say enough nice things about Elaine and how well she works with clients. I have had the pleasure of working with Elaine over the years and it feels like seeing an old friend each time we work at the same event. You can tell that her clients also feel an ease when getting ready for their big moment and Elaine leading the way. You can't go wrong with having Elaine as part of your special day!