Seattle Municipal Courthouse Wedding // Chelsea + Samrat


We’re very excited to share Chelsea and Samrat’s intimate Seattle Municipal Courthouse Wedding!

Interestingly, the Seattle Municipal Courthouse can perform weddings every weekday at 4:30pm. Specifically, there are no wedding services available on weekends or on holidays. Also, the wedding party is limited to eight total individuals. Of note, that number includes the couple. In total, there can be just six guests there to witness a courthouse wedding. Finally, a Seattle courthouse wedding can only be requested within eight weeks of the ceremony. 

First off, Chelsea and Samrat arrived at the courthouse in their wedding attire. Specifically, Chelsea wore a floor-length white wedding dress with straps that crossed in the back. Additionally, her dress had a slit on the side and she wore strappy white sandals. Finally, Chelsea completed her look with a pearl and rhinestone headband. Samrat wore a navy suit with dark brown brogues. Correspondingly, his red tie and rose boutonniere matched the splash of red roses in Chelsea’s bridal bouquet. 

Next, Chelsea and Samrat went onto the terrace of the Seattle Courthouse to be married by a judge. Behind them was a view of the Seattle city skyline and the Puget Sound waterfront. During the ceremony they said “I do,” exchanged rings, and shared their first kiss as husband and wife. Later on, they moved inside with the judge and signed their wedding certificate with their witnesses. Their joyous occasion was shared with four other loved ones.    

Throughout their ceremony, we took many photos of Chelsea and Samrat. On the terrace we captured the glow of golden light shining down on the newlyweds. Our team at Sound Originals loved being there to capture Chelsea & Samrat’s wedding day. Please enjoy their photos!

Seattle Municipal Courthouse Wedding Photos

King County Courthouse Wedding

Altogether, the King County Courthouse has seven judges who can perform marriage ceremonies. Moreover, if you are ready to request your courthouse wedding date, you can submit this online form. In detail, there is a page of frequently asked questions about a King County courthouse wedding. It is worth mentioning that you will need to obtain your marriage license from the King County Recorder’s office, because the courthouse does not supply these. Also, the courthouse does not handle changing names. That is also handled by the King County Recorder’s office. 

Another interesting fact is that each judge sets their own fee for the wedding ceremony. However, some judge’s offer this service for free! For example, Judge Catherine Moore does not charge a fee for a courthouse ceremony

Courthouse Wedding Snohomish County

Further away, in Snohomish County, couples can have a courthouse wedding. In this case, Snohomish is only about thirty minutes northeast of Seattle. After a couple has set their wedding date, they can apply for their marriage license in Snohomish County. Ideally, the marriage license is issued at least three days prior to the ceremony and is used within the proceeding sixty days. Furthermore, Snohomish County has a great frequently asked questions guide to help couples navigate the process. 

Considering how picturesque the Snohomish County Courthouse is, it is no wonder that couples want to get married here! Historically, this Spanish mission style building was originally built in 1897. Today the Snohomish County Courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places. 

Seattle Wedding Photographers

Sound Originals is a top-rated team of Seattle wedding photographers. Our team has photographed hundreds of engagements, elopements, and weddings, elopements throughout the Pacific Northwest. We capture magical moments in venues of all sizes.  If you are ready to book a photographer, we are here to help you plan the perfect wedding photos. We offer two distinct styles of photography; named our Classic and Rustic collections. These photo collections can be viewed here


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