Don't let COVID-19 stop you from getting married.
With two witnesses (or more), the couple, and myself (the officiant) we can have a virtual wedding that is heartfelt, personal, and certainly memorable! I can help you with the legal details and provide a wonderful ceremony using Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype.
"Under the circumstances, yes, I would consider that to be a legitimate wedding. The requirements are that the witnesses observe the couple signing the marriage certificate, and that they sign the certificate saying that they did so. That means that the witnesses must observe – potentially, electronically – the couple signing; and that the certificate would need to be mailed to the witnesses and/or officiant, whoever is participating in a location other than where the couple are, for signing. The fully signed certificate would then have to come back to the Auditor’s Office for recording." San Juan County Auditor
"We are so grateful for your willing spirit and adventurous attitude in officiating our zoom wedding yesterday. The result was an unforgettable beginning to our life together!"---content bride
"Didier is very professional and provided a touching ceremony that was extremely personalized. He knows what he is doing and is very easy to work with! I'd certainly recommend him for your wedding officiate!"
"Thank you for putting together such a meaningful and special ceremony for us. We will always be grateful for the wisdom and care that you put into officiating our wedding day. Everything was absolutely perfect."
Couples elope to focus on each other, cut costs, minimize logistics, and because they are inspired to have an elopement wedding in the San Juan Islands! Eloping helps people splurge on their honeymoon, which can begin right away in one of the most beautiful places in the world!
Logistical support for your destination elopement: lodging, transportation, and tips for hiking, kayaking, local culture.
Witnesses: Two people sign the documents ($50 each optional)
They can take photos with your phone during the ceremony.
Elopement Wedding, Orcas Island
While it is alluring to focus on each other and have a romantic elopement, there is the consideration that your friends and family will be missing out. Here's a suggestion: hire a videographer (perhaps along with a photographer) so you can show the elopement ceremony at your elopement wedding party with family and friends upon your return! I can suggest the perfect videographers with whom I love to work with because they are gentle about their approach so as to not take attention from your focus on the ceremony and each other. They are also available before and after the ceremony if that is of interest to you. Feel free to call me and we can talk about it.
“It was more than we imagined! Much, much more!”