Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave

Humanist (non-religious) Weddings, Naming Ceremonies, Memorials, and other events. If you want a personal, spiritual, warm, and powerful ceremony without religion, please choose me to be your officiant. http://pastor-dave.org

Secular (non-religious) ceremonies and events throughout Puget Sound and beyond.

Pastor Dave is an ordained minister in the Church of Spiritual Humanism and the founder of The Humanist Assembly of Washington State http://HumanistAssembly.org He is working with members of his family to create memorable events for your family. Perfect for big formal weddings, Seattle area destination weddings, simple elopements, and other ceremonies and services, you will always be the center of attention and really feel married.

Dedicated to caring, personal, and professional service we offer a wide range options for your wedding, handfasting, or commitment ceremony.
* Personal, Professional, award winning service.
* Let us provide a location for your wedding, or we will come to you.
* Hire your own photographer, or use Cindy's Simple Snapshots.
* Custom and Personalized ceremonies at your request.

I know who's awesome! Do you know who's awesome? YOU are AWESOME!!!! And how do I know this? Because YOU do awesome things. Want proof? Here it is. With my most humble appreciation. Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award for 2017 for Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave!


Heh. Been there done that. I love including kids in weddings. May come from having them and having run an international adoption agency for 20 years. But parents should always be ready for the unexpected and have a back up plan for younger participants. Just remember, the worst thing that is likely to happen is that you will have an amusing anecdote, and at the end of the day you will still be married!


¡No más bodas!

Stephanie Walls Photography

Here is a post from one of our area's great photographers. It included your's truly. Stephanie was completely professional. We communicated well before the ceremony. As you can see, she got all of the shots you would expect at a wedding. Her skills at catching the moment, the light, the background are exceptional. She and her team were everywhere they needed to be, but always in the background. She contributed to and complimented a perfect day.

Chris and Ashley were/are a delight. You can see that they are deeply in love. They were loving and considerate to each other and those around them on a hot and (naturally) stressful day.

They also used a variety of our service options to get exactly what they wanted - Tie the Knot, Pick Your Spot, Internet Streaming/Video Recording of Your Ceremony, and Music and Amplification.

My Love Is As Deep as the Lake | Small Wedding Ceremony at Lake Margaret, Duvall, Wa
Venue: Grandfathers Lakeside Home Lake Margaret
Florist: Bouquets of Sunshine
Catering: Celebrate! Catering
Officiant: Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave
Cake: Karl's Bakery & Cafe
Dress: David's Bridal Galina Signature
Grooms Wear: Perry Ellis
Ring: Robin Brothers
Jewelry: Bracelet made by bride, Hair piece bought on Amazon, grandfather Gave her the pearls


End of year roundup! It has been an amazing year. It has been my great honor to have met so many wonderful people and officiated their weddings, commitment ceremonies, child namings, and memorial services. Your thanks, referrals, and positive reviews have led to a variety of awards, high rankings, and accomplishments.

December has been a busy month, with a surprising number of outdoor weddings. You have to love it when couples take a risk like iffy weather and just GOFORIT. Of course not all the risks pay off, as you will see below.

I also want to thank the Seattle Mennonite Church, my generous and understanding landlords. Renting their "Youth Room" for meetings with couples, their Ceremony Room for small ceremonies and elopements, and their gorgeous Sanctuary for big formal events.

Here are a few pictures that make my points!

How great is this?!  Officiating weddings in the Pacific Northwest is AWESOME.

How great is this?! Officiating weddings in the Pacific Northwest is AWESOME.

Don't be that guy Sacramento Wedding Videography


It has become more and more common for my couples to request a special announcement to their guests. They ask the guests to just enjoy the wedding and put down their cameras and cell phones. This short news story shows why . . . .


Sacramento Wedding Videography Don't be that guy is a weekly segment Sabrina Rodriguez produces at KTXL FOX40. It examines social pet peeves. I always thought…

Wedding guests sue groom after 'drone crashes into their faces while they dance''


Be careful out there . . . .


thesun.co.uk TWO women are suing a groom after they allege a photo drone hit them in the head as they danced in a tent. Kneena Ellis, of Seabrook, and Kelly Eaton of Peabody, Massachusetts, claim they they suff…

I would like to thank all of my couples again for their tremendous support, positive reviews, and simply choosing to Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave. Thanks to you I have been named one of the top Wedding Officiants in Seattle by Expertise.com.





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