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.

[02/25/17]   Here it is, the official unveiling of my new stoles, the Star Stole and the Planetary Stole. OK, it is one reversible stole, but you get the idea. They join the (newly renamed) Forest Stole. I have also been getting more requests for Suit and Stole, so you can see how that looks as well.

It is your wedding. You get to decide how everything looks. Even me.




You heard it here first! "Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave" has added a new feature. Every couple can now choose to Tie the Knot! Available as a complimentary option for any ceremony is a knot tying ritual. This will require more than a little editing to include it across the web page, but it is available now. You have but to ask to add this ritual to your ceremony.

"Since the earliest of days in cultures across the earth, the tying of knots has been a beautiful symbol of the joining of two hearts as one. It represents the unbreakable linking of two lives, two destinies and two families. Let us celebrate as (Groom's Name) and (Bride's Name) complete this ancient rite. [Couple ties the knot.] And so you are joined!"

A short .gif image/video has already been added to the web page (and to this post) that shows you exactly how the Knot is Tied. After the ceremony you will be able to keep the romantically colored Chord (yes, that's the correct spelling for this kind of thing) with your own Love Knot!



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[01/21/17]   Hello folks,

In the past few days I have been thanking you for your support and reviews, and I am now asking for your advice. A fellow officiant suggested that I introduce myself when I am making announcements at the beginning of a formal wedding. That was a new concept to me. After all, this is all about the couple. But it has been suggested that it is polite to tell people who is addressing them.

So what do you think of something like this? Good idea? Just not necessary? Kind of inappropriate?

"Good afternoon/evening. John and Mary thank you for coming. I am Pastor Dave Ptasnik, their officiant. We ask that you be seated and silence your cell phones. The ceremony will be starting shortly." (Plus any announcements about taking pictures, etc.)

Give it to me straight, I can take it!

Oops, you did it again! It is annual awards time. It may not be a Golden Globe, but because of YOUR support "Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave" has once again been named a Thumbtack Top Pro. That means that couples have regularly chosen me to be their officiant and left a review saying that I did a great job for them.

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Here is to another great year!

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





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