Rev. Janice Carter

Wedding Celebrant and Officiant in the Seattle area


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Camm-Thompson Wedding at Pickering Barn

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Pickering Barn was the site for Megan’s and Adam’s mid-July wedding. The bridal party looked elegant and summery in their gray, white, and yellow outfits. Megan was gorgeous in her soft, white, flowing gown. Adam was handsome in his gray tux with a white shirt, yellow vest and bowtie. The bridesmaids wore gray strapless dresses and the groomsmen wore the same color combination as the groom. The flower girl was precious in her white rose dress with a yellow sash and cute little pigtails!

This was a special wedding that had been anticipated since last year not only by the families of the bride and groom, but also by the photographer, Barbara Roser, who is the godmother of the groom, and by the wedding officiant, Rev. Jan Carter, who is a business partner and long-time friend of the photographer. The celebration started the evening before the wedding with the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner hosted by Barbara in her beautiful gardens in Sammamish. It was a romantic setting that could have been a scene out of France or Italy. Everyone had the chance to enjoy each other and to dine on a gourmet Chinese buffet.

On the day of the wedding, the bridal party had fun wearing sunglasses and doing group jumps for the photographer before the ceremony. The men loved showing off their argyle socks for the cameras. The ceremony was held outside under a clear blue, sunny, Seattle sky. During the ceremony, both fathers bestowed their family wishes upon the couple and imparted their thoughts for Megan’s and Adam’s marriage. The marriage ceremony ended with a hands ceremony which started “These hands, that you are holding, are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years”. The ceremony ended with the following thoughts:

The love already shared by your hearts
Has been strengthened by the vows you have taken.
As your hands are held by the hands of your beloved,
So shall your lives be held by your love
From now until the end of your days.

We wish Megan and Adam a lifetime of love and happiness together as they start their life together in Spokane with their daughter.


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Jo Flies From Okinawa to Marry Her Bride

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Jo flew from Okinawa, where she was stationed with the Air Force, and landed at SeaTac airport just hours before her wedding Sunday afternoon. She was picked up at the airport by her bride, Edessa, and their close friends and witnesses, Carmen and Sabina, and was whisked away to the SimpliDone Gardens for the upcoming wedding. Jo and Edessa had not seen each other for several months and waited to see each other until Edessa walked down the aisle. Edessa was wearing a stunning white dress with floral heels and was carrying a bouquet of wild flowers. Jo was dressed all in black with a white bow tie. Rev. Jan gave a heartfelt wedding ceremony. Barbara Roser took many beautiful photos of the newly-wed couple during and after the ceremony in different parts of the gardens.

After the ceremony, Edessa revealed the secret her floral shoes were keeping. On the bottom of the shoes were the words “I Do”! After the ceremony and pictures, the bridal party of four departed for a special dinner at Palisade Restaurant to celebrate the joining of Jo and Edessa in marriage after a six year friendship and romance.

We wish them a long and happy life together, and hope they enjoy their month together before Jo reports to her next duty station.