Rev. Janice Carter

Wedding Celebrant and Officiant in the Seattle area

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Dobish-Dawson Wedding

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Heather Dobish and Drew Dawson were married in a beautiful wedding on August 10th at the Novelty Hill – Januik Winery in Woodinville, Washington.  The ceremony site looked like a beautiful courtyard in Italy with wine barrels of flowers, a gravel path, and Italian lights draped from tree to tree.  The ceremony beautifully reflected the love and personalities of the couple.  The parents participated by reading a blessing for the bride and groom.  There was hardly a dry eye during the ceremony.   The reception afterwards was elegant with a live band, a sit-down dinner where each course was paired with the appropriate wine, dancing, and partying far into the night. Guests for the wedding and reception came from 17 different states to join the newlyweds in celebration.  They were surrounded by their sorority sisters, fraternity brothers, and family.  It was one of those weddings that will be remembered and talked about for years to come!  Congratulations to the newlyweds and best wishes for a long and loving life!


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Tang-Hu Wedding

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I had the honor of officiating at the wedding of Chen and Jack yesterday.  It was a beautiful ceremony at the columns on the University of Washington campus.  It was a gorgeous, hot summer day and the four, stately white columns added a wonderful backdrop to a beautiful wedding.  The bridesmaids wore hot pink dresses, which stood out like beautiful flowers against the green grass and trees of the location.   During the ceremony, a harpist played music.  Afterwards, a reception was held at the UW Club.  The club was beautifully decorated and had piano music playing during dinner.  The evening ended with the bridal couple changing into their going-away outfits and performing a tea ceremony.


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A Long Engagement

I have been  noticing a new pattern developing in terms of relationships.  We hear so much about couples breaking up after 20, 40, or 50 years of marriage.

At the same time, I have noticed an opposite pattern emerging.  I know of several couples in their forties or older who have been living together for several years and all of a sudden decide to get married.  I am curious why these couples decide to tie the knot after so many years of living together.

If you are such a couple, I would love to hear what made you change your mind about getting married.   We will look forward to your comments to this blog.