Thank you and congratulations newlyweds!

The last couples to be married today in City Hall are enjoying their reception and we are so grateful for everyone who participated today in celebrating the marriages of 138 couples!

To the families, friends, volunteers, judges, vendors, musicians and most especially to the newlyweds, thank you so much for sharing this special day and celebrating at City Hall.

A few highlights of the day are below, more to come tomorrow! Congratulations newlyweds!

And the brass band plays on

Now, in addition to the crowds of cheering people, signs, food trucks and well wishers, the brass band Orkestar Zirkonium greets newlyweds as they walk down the stairs. The celebration in the city hall plaza for couples is incredible and I have it on good authority the grilled cheese from Monte Cristo is as well.

Giant congrats to all the couples and a million thanks to the volunteers making this so special for everyone!

 

Online

Share Your Photos

140 weddings taking place at the same time are sure to generate some great pictures. Please share your photos with each other and us. Pictures of brides and grooms getting ready, family, dresses, suits etc are all welcome, as well as your great images from city hall. There are two ways to send us your photos.

Email your images to sharephotos@seattle.gov and we will post them to our blog and flickr account. Please include your names and stories if you’re ok with us sharing them!

  • by Flickr

We have also set up a Flickr group to capture wedding photos, at http://www.flickr.com/groups/marriedinseattle/
To share your photos, click “Join this Group” at the top of the page. Once you have joined, an “Add Photos” link will appear at the top of the page.

If you don’t already have a Flickr account, you can sign into flickr for free with an existing Yahoo, Google, or Facebook account. Watch Sunday’s Celebrations events online

Seattle Channel live streaming

You can follow the day’s progress by watching livestreams of City Hall lobby and of the procession of new married couples exiting City Hall towards the plaza.

Married in Seattle blog

We will collect stories and photos from the event and post them to our blog. Follow along to hear stories from happy couples and their family and friends.

News and Social Media

Sunday’s event is expected to draw an unusually high level of media attention. We’re going to collect reactions from across the Internet–from folks here in Seattle to those watching the historic day from afar.

Twitter

We have twitter feeds at the homepage of Married.Seattle.gov displaying tweets from the Seattle event and from elsewhere in the State. If you plan to tweet, be sure to use the hash tag “MEdayWA.”

In Person

City Hall Plaza

Join the celebration at City Hall Plaza, which is below the staircase on the Fourth Avenue side of City Hall. Newly married couples will be exiting the building into the plaza. Food truck vendors will be on hand and family, friends and supporters are encouraged to celebrate with us.

Seattle City Hall
10 AM – 5:30 PM, Sunday December 9
600 Fourth Ave 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104

Love Wins CelebrationLove Wins at the Paramount

After the wedding celebrations, join us at the Paramount for a wedding reception for all from 6–10 pm. There will be live entertainment, deserts and toasts!

Paramount Theatre
6 PM – 10 PM, Sunday December 9
901 Pine Street
Seattle, WA 98101