"Contemporary Non-Religious Wedding Ceremonies
for Straight, Gay and Lesbian couples."

Frank Harlan | Secular Officiant

Congratulations on Your Engagement!

Secular Wedding Officiant Frank Harlan creates and performs Non-religious wedding ceremonies for couples hosting their wedding celebrations in Seattle and surrounding communities. Frank is the preferred Officiant of brides and grooms who choose to put their faith in a partnership based in mutual love and devotion.

"The unique differences between persons who perform wedding ceremonies are their personality, experience, presentation style, and the content of the ceremonies they preside over."

When it comes to getting married in Washington, an Officiant, a Justice of the Peace, Minister, Priest, Rabbi, Celebrant, or Judge share one thing in common, they all can make your marriage legally-binding. After that, each of them is a lot different.



"Spend a few minutes surfing my website or just visit my Frequently Asked Questions page, it's a good way to get an idea of the kind of Officiant I am and answer a few preliminary questions about getting married in Washington State. After that, if you think I might be a good match for you and your partner, let's talk."

"Couples who work with me are usually looking
to have their wedding ceremony performed by
someone who relates to their truths and values."

Lots of couples I have worked with have ideas and concepts they would like to incorporate into their wedding -- Skyping the ceremony to relatives in other countries or states, updating their Facebook status as a Unity Ritual and gender-neutral scripts -- No matter what you want to do as a part of your wedding, let me know and I will assist you in seamlessly integrating it into your ceremony.

As your Wedding Officiant and ceremony director, I will assist you in creating a wedding ceremony that you will be proud to share with your family and friends."

< Daniel and Claire's First Kiss

Dan and Molly Exchanging Vows

"Email, Phone and Skype make it really easy to plan your wedding in Seattle with Frank."


What is the difference between a Non-religious and a Non-denominational Wedding Ceremony?

Often structured like a traditional wedding ceremony, a Non-religious, or Secular wedding ceremony celebrates the love between the couple without invoking any religious content or subject matter. A Non-religious ceremony may include cultural symbolism and rituals in it's content. However, the primary focus and narrative is on the couple's history, commitment and fidelity to each other, and their shared optimism for their future together.

A Non-denominational wedding ceremony is religion-based but not necessarily focused on a single religion’s belief system. It usually includes prayers, religious readings and elements of various religious practices. Meaning that, the content and symbolism incorporated into the ceremony reflects a general belief in a higher power, and how that belief system relates to the success of your relationship.

<<< Dawn and Barbara eloped in Seattle.

Ben and Matthew lovin' Frank. >>>

"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion."
~Thomas Paine, Humanist~

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