321 Reviews for Seattle Wedding Officiants
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Wow! We are both 69, and we decided to get married with a two-week planning window. Elaine Way met with us right away, gave us her recommendations, and we set out to plan the day. She acted not only as our officiant but as our wedding coordinator, as well. With no rehearsal, she orchestrated the flow of the event and had all of us smiling and laughing instantly. As our photographer stated, the theme of the day was Love and Laughter.
I would not change a thing about the day. We held the ceremony in our living room with close friends and family. It was warm, intimate and so entertaining. Elaine really captured us completely. Her mastery at getting to the heart of us was astounding. She became a part of our community on the spot. Everyone told us how personable and charming she is.
I highly recommend Elaine Way to anyone who would like to have the best wedding ever. Thank you, Elaine, for being our officiant and our friend on such an extraordinary day.
Dearest Linda and Peter,
Truly, the honor was ALL mine! Peter and I have known each other for some time now and when I found out he was getting married, I was over the moon with excitement. Linda, I fell in love with you immediately when we met and I knew the three of us were going to put together something really wonderful. Your wedding was so full of love and joy. Your friends and family were thrilled for you and really pulled together to create a beautiful reception. Everything was perfect! I look forward to many more years of friendship with the two of you.
There for me every step of the way even though it was an elopement. Well....it soon turned into a small wedding and Elaine rolled right with it. She even found me the most wonderful photographer!
Elaine was absolutely amazing! We planned a very last minute wedding, and she was helpful every step of the way.
Elaine was absolutely amazing to work with!!!! She made our wedding absolutely perfect for us from beginning to end. We would HIGHLY recommend Seattle Wedding Officiants for any wedding!!!
We contacted Elaine for her availability to officiate a small intimate family wedding that was less than two weeks away. Luckily, Elaine was available for our date and what a pot-of-gold we hit when we found her. Elaine is warm and engaging and we fell in love with her calm soothing voice every time we spoke with her. She has a wealth of information organized for each step of the ceremony, there is literally something for everyone. On top of helping the bride and groom prepare their vows, she has top connections with photographers, bakers, caterers and knows all the great spots (for rent and absolutely free) to exchange vows. We did not meet Elaine face-to-face until she arrived at the ceremony and she calmly walked in and had a handle on how to get it done. Part of the ceremony include a symbolic "Warming of the Rings" -- it was so beautiful. Several people comment later that they had never seen that done before and thought it so personal and connected the guest to the couple in a tangible way. Her awards and accolades are well earned.
Dearest Trish, Josh and Andra,
It was entirely my pleasure to help you with not only the ceremony but also some recommendations for vendors that I have worked with. I love Beecher's Loft and it was so warm and cozy even with the cold dark night outside the windows. When I walked in, I felt like I had walked into a movie about a princess. That princess was Andra and Josh was her knight in shining armor. The ring warming ceremony was perfect for the intimate crowd we had. It's such an intimate way to include family and friends in the wedding ceremony. Thank you again for hiring me to be your officiant. Your happiness is truly my success!
Were so satisfied for your service Eleane...tnx..God bless you...
Elaine was the perfect officiants for us! She was genuine, friendly, kind, patient, professional, and affordable. We had a little ceremony at a friend's home with a few of our closest friends. She met with us to get acquainted and go over the options. She provided a large ceremony template guide with many options and different scenarios. She even files for the marriage certificates! She worked with us to refine our ceremony to be exactly what we wanted. The day before the ceremony, she let us reconfirmed the ceremony times and she arrived promptly as planned. Our ceremony couldn't have gone any better. We made our day extra special, treating us like long-time friends. After the ceremony, she walked us through the final marriage license, gave us congratulatory hugs and quietly departed. Her services were perfect! I hope to not need her services again (one marriage should be enough, right?), but I would totally use her services again. And I wholeheartedly recommend her services to anyone I know.
Maurice and Robert,
Thank you so much for your very kind review. I truly enjoyed meeting you both and working through the details of your wedding. It was small but it packed a punch with all your best people watching. You two are so special and I wish you happiness and peace for all the wonderful days of your life as married partners.
Elaine was amazing! We had someone lined up to perform our ceremony but they were not responding to my messages. I ended up going to meet the person in public and they informed me that they were moving across the country and wouldn't be back less than two months to our wedding date. I searched on Facebook for officiants in my area and Elaine's business was the first to come up. I checked out her website and liked what I saw, so I sent her an email. Elaine responded quickly (especially considering this was right at Labor Day weekend), and agreed to meet up with us to discuss things. My fiance was very impressed with how organized she was and all of the information she was able to give us. She also can take your marriage license application to the court for you and will turn it in after the wedding. This was wonderful, as it saved us both from having to take off work to get this done. What's wonderful about this also is that she only charges you an additional $67, which is the current cost of a marriage license in Washington state. There's no cost for her time to do this for you, which is very sweet. She helps you write your own ceremony so that it's customized to you. It was spectacular! I highly recommend Elaine if you are looking for an officiant.
Thank you Renee and Sean for your lovely review. I am glad that I was able to help. Your wedding was lovely and I enjoyed being your officiant. One correction, though. I do not charge anything additional to obtain your marriage license. The $67 you pay me is the fee for the license and goes to the King County Clerk to pay for your license, not to me. Either way, I am happy I could step in and take care of both that and your ceremony in such a short amount of time. Happy holidays to you both!
You were professional and personable.
She was such a great wedding officiant. She helped us create a beautiful, personalized wedding.
Elaine was absolutely wonderful. One thing that really stood out to me was that she goes to the courthouse for you to file your marriage license! I highly recommend her!
Elaine was great! She gave us the guidance and structure we needed and helped make our ceremony romantic and personal. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!!
Elaine was a pleasure to work with. She was organized and walked us through the process from beginning to end. She really knows her stuff. The ceremony itself was beautiful and exactly what we wanted-we received tons of compliments. We would highly recommend working with Elaine!
Elaine was an absolute blessing in disguise. Our friend had to back out of performing our ceremony a couple of months before our wedding and so we scrambled to try to find an officiant that was still available. Elaine was able to rearrange a previously scheduled rehearsal in order to make herself available for our Friday wedding. We were extremely lucky to get her on such short notice as she is highly regarded within the industry. She was very responsive, well organized, professional and just a pleasant person. She helped us customize a ceremony the suited us perfectly. We received such great feedback from our attendees. Though we were disappointed that our friend could not attend our wedding, we couldn't be more happy that it resulted in having Elaine being a part of our special day. She's the best!
-Jesse & Melissa
Dear Jesse and Melissa,
Thank you so very much for your lovely review. I am so glad I was available to help you with the most important day of your lives. It was a pleasure working with you -- you are both such kind and thoughtful people. I enjoyed meeting your friends and family as well. Best wishes for the rest of the summer--thank goodness the temperature went down a little-- and all the years to come as husband and wife.
It was such a pleasure working with Elaine for our wedding. We planned our wedding fairly quickly and she was happy to take us on with short notice. The ceremony we came up with together was beautiful and she delivered it eloquently. People commented on how beautiful the ceremony was and what a great job she did. You could tell she has been doing this a long time and that she loves what she does.
Elaine was absolutely wonderful at our wedding and a pleasure to work with. She is extremely professional and also very personable. It was so nice not having to worry about all of the nitty gritty details. Elaine was organized, timely and always prepared. She made our experience stress free! We loved the personal love story she created for our ceremony and we got a lot of positive feedback from our guests as well. It was a really nice way to connect everyone to our lives. Simply put, it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony!
Elaine was wonderful to work with. We eloped to Seattle from Indiana and the entire experience from the moment I contacted her till the day she married us was flawless. We were able to customize our ceremony, and pick out the little details that made the day all that more special.
Thank you Jody and Leon! I had so much fun working with you. Your wedding day was also a blast for me. The weather was beautiful, the spot for your wedding (Discovery Park Lighthouse) and just having fun watch you together while Rick took pictures was amazing. It was a really good day for me also. I can't wait to see the rest of the photos. From what I have seen so far I love them! Have a great rest of your summer.
Elaine did a wonderful job and I was very pleased with her service. My mother also commented on how eloquent her presentation was. She provided us with a lot of wonderful quotes to work into our ceremony and we actually went with one that she wrote personally. I would highly recommend her services for your wedding. - Michael
Elaine was the right choice to officiate our elopement style wedding. We booked her a year before the wedding and she communicated with us throughout the entire year to address questions and even a change in our wedding time. She assisted us with the wedding script/readings, marriage license, flowers, and helped us connect with a fantastic photographer. She went above and beyond to personalize our small rooftop wedding only blocks from the Space Needle.
Thanks Gina and Bill. You two were SO AWESOME! I'm glad I helped make your day special. Elaine
Elaine Way saved my day! The moment I finally met her in person (my wedding day) I knew I was in fantastic hands. She brought what I couldn't even dream of to light. My family and friends absolutely loved her! She gave great direction and had a tremendous about of patients.
Thank you for the lovely review Krystal and Nick. We pulled it all together and your wedding was beautiful.
Elaine was a wealth of knowledge and had so many great reconendations for our Elopement. My wife and I live out of town and Elaine really made the elopement ceremony planning easy and stress free. She was very professional and when all was said and done we were so happy with how our special day turned out.
So professional, compassionate and attentive to all our needs! Highly recommended.
Elaine was able to conform to the absolutely wild schedule that my now-wife ( :D ) and I had over the three days between obtaining a marriage license and having the small (two close friends and us three) wedding over looking the Puget Sound. Even though we showed up in bicycle gear, the wedding was incredibly romantic.
Thanks to you, Elaine!
Dear Alexander and Freya,
Thank you for your wonderful review. I do believe that in the hundreds and hundreds of weddings I have officiated, yours was the first one where the bride and groom rolled up on bikes to the ceremony. It was lovely meeting you both and your friends and I wish you much happiness in your new life in Germany.
Elaine Way was great. She basicall did exactly what we wanted and it couldn't have gone better. I will recommend her to anyone that I know that will be getting married in the future.
I called Elaine about a week out from the date that my husband and I wanted to elope. We'd only been to Seattle once, but knew we wanted to get married on a beach. Elaine led the way and helped us create our ceremony, find the perfect spot for our elopement, and working with all the obstacles along the way! She really spent time to get to know us and hear our story. She truly made our day perfect and we couldn't have done it without her! If you are deciding to have a last minute elopement, Elaine is your woman for sure!