Weddings for LGBTQ+ Couples

After 24 years in a committed relationship, Dave and Wes were wed on the first day of Marriage Equality in Washington. (12/09/12)

Since December 9, 2012, Humanist Celebrant, Frank Harlan has had the honor to create and perform weddings with nearly 100 couples in the LGBTQ community -- many coming to Seattle from all over the United States.

Consider allowing Frank the opportunity to assist you in planning your wedding day celebration.

“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were."

~ SCOTUS Justice Anthony Kennedy~

Matthew Phelps and Ben Schock got engaged at the White House in December 2012
and were married in Seattle the following May! (5/25/13)

Hi Frank,
Thank you so much for the incredible ceremony!

All we can say is "wow"! EVERYONE we have spoken to (and that's a lot of people) said it was the best wedding they have ever been to. They also said how fantastic the ceremony itself was. "Who was that guy that did your ceremony? He was amazing!" People frequently said it was the most personal, meaningful and heartfelt wedding ceremony they've heard and that they all felt they knew us better afterward. The way you can take people from laughing to crying and back again was really amazing - and people loved it! (including me, though I had to think about math problems from a bad calculus test in college to keep from crying).

It's not very often that people say they like the ceremony as much or more than the reception -- but that's what we're hearing! I am so glad we didn't change anything you had planned.

Sean and Tom
(Married on their 16 Year Anniversary, with 160 guests at the Seattle Art Museum.)


Tom and Sean were married at the SAM.

After the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA) was found to be unconstitutional, I have had several couples, many seniors and others with two or more decades together, requesting a simple legally-binding wedding ceremony in the privacy of their home with a few close friends. If that is all you really want, I would be honored to perform a civil -- no bells and whistles -- wedding ceremony; marry you, complete and file all of your legal documents.


Miyuki and Margaret, together 28 years.

Like other couples, Cliff and James eloped in Seattle!

Stormi and Crystel - Seattle Pride Weekend.

Joe and Graham wed at the Monte Cristo Ballroom.

Tara and Briana eloped at the Seattle Arboretum.

Pam and Andrea were wed at Golden Gardens beach.

Harold and Peter tied the knot after 15 years.


"Frank's experience as an Officiant and event producer make him a great
for any brides or grooms planning their wedding day celebration in Seattle."

Brooks and Anna relaxing after their wedding ceremony at Urban Light Studios in Seattle, Washington.


The video clip below is a compilation of gay and lesbian couples that photographer Chris Sollart photographed of weddings I performed the first season of Marriage Equality in Washington! Circa 2012-13.


In light of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized marriage for all couples nationwide June 26, 2015, below is a list of 21 other countries where same-sex couples can marry and when it became legal (Mexico is not included because the country only allows same-sex marriage in certain jurisdictions):

The Netherlands (2000)
Belgium (2003)
Canada (2005)
Spain (2005)
South Africa (2006)
Norway (2009)
Sweden (2009)
Argentina (2010)
Iceland (2010)
Portugal (2010)
Denmark (2012)
Washington State, USA (Dec. 12, 2012)
Brazil (2013)
England and Wales (2013)
France (2013)
New Zealand (2013)
Uruguay (2013)
Luxembourg (2014)
Scotland (2014)
United States of America: (June 26, 2015)
Finland: (signed 2015, effective 2017)

for information about applying for a
Marriage License in Seattle, Washington.

Ye and Ma say, apply in person at
King County Administration Bldg.
500 4th Ave., Suite 430 Sea, WA 98104
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30A-4:30P

Kelly and Amanda were the first couple in line at the King County Admin. Bldg. to apply for their Marriage License on Dec 6, 2012. I Married them a week later on the beach at Golden Gardens Park.


Nathanael and James exchanges vows and rings at an intimate and emotional gathering of family and friends. Repeat after me, "James, I give this ring to you as a token of my love and devotion. With this ring I gladly marry you and join my life to yours."


Esther and Casey traveled from Las Vegas to Seattle and were married at the Parson's Rose Garden.- Dec 12, 2012.
"Ester and Casey, you may kiss your Bride!"

“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”
~ Thomas Paine, Humanist ~

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