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Francis Lee is The Wedding Gentleman, Wedding Officiant for Greater Seattle

Seattle , WA
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Seattle, WA US 98011 (map)

PHONE

425-770-9243

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ABOUT US

Hi! I'm Francis Michael Lee, a Ceremonial Officiant and non-denominational Minister, and I'd love to help you celebrate your special day!

Prouldly serving LGBT couples and... Read more
Hi! I'm Francis Michael Lee, a Ceremonial Officiant and non-denominational Minister, and I'd love to help you celebrate your special day!

Prouldly serving LGBT couples and celebrating the approval of R74 in Washington!

Serving all equally and without judgement is my work--no matter your faith tradition or lack thereof, no matter your lifestyle choice, no matter your politics, no matter your color or ethnicity.

Allow me to serve you both by designing, writing, and delivering a beautiful, personalized ceremony that honors, celebrates, and reflects the spirit, character, and personality of your unique love story!

So, for your upcoming Wedding, Elopement, Vow Renewal, or Senior Bonding Ceremony, please feel free to contact me for a no-cost consultation, by email at francis@theweddinggentleman.com, on the web at: www.theweddinggentleman.com or by phone (425) 770-9243. Thank you! Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Agnostic, Baha'i Faith, Buddhist, Christian (no denomination), Hindu, Islam, Jainism, Jewish, Muslim, Shinto, Sikhism, Taoist
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
Yes
Are you willing to perform a ceremony at a non-religious site?
yes, of course, and I often do!
What is your attire for the ceremony?
Whatever you want me to wear that will complement your wedding. I've worn Renaissance Fair outfits, Tropical wear at a beach, etc.-whatever supports your theme to make your day just right. With all that said, generally a suit and tie. We talk about your color themes so I can pick the best suit.
Are you flexible in the wording used throughout the ceremony, including the vows?
ABSOLUTELY! It's your wedding, so however you want it said, that will be it. We'll collaborate until the written ceremony is EXACTLY the way you want it, and only your approved ceremony words will be spoken by me.
Do you allow the couple to write their own vows, if desired?
I encourage that! Of course I have many versions for you to consider too. Often couples create something unique from the material I've given them.
Do you have a list of readings pre-selected, from which the couple must choose?
There is no "must" involved. It's your ceremony! I offer a multitude of suggestions about vows, readings, rituals, ring ceremonies, and the rest. You choose which ones reflect your special relationship, your faith traditions-or lack thereof, and your vision for the ceremony.
How long are your ceremonies?
As long and as short as you want it. Short and sweet or long and elegant with multiple rituals and great fun!
Do you require that premarital counseling be done?
Not at this time.
Are you willing to perform pre-ceremony rehearsals?
Of course!
Do you supply a sound system?
The vast majority of weddings have a DJ and I work yours to make sure all goes well.

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Eric
Wedding:
7/29/2014
5.0/5.0
We are extremely happy with Francis as our officiant.

He did an excellent job at providing sample vows, etc for us to choose from, or would have been happy to have us write our own vows. Having already been together for over 9 years, and now taking advantage of same sex marriage in Washington, Francis provided wonderful opening remarks that were so spot on, it was as if he had known us for years. We did a very small and quick elopement ceremony at Seacrest Park in West Seattle with us, Francis and 2 witnesses. It was really wonderful.

Beyond that, having been around him for a few minutes, we felt as though we knew him for a long time. We invited him to our post ceremony celebration lunch and made a new friend.

We would highly recommend Francis for any type of wedding. He's great!

Eric Nelson and Craig Simms, Denver Colorado.
We are extremely happy with Francis as our officiant.

He did an excellent job at providing sample vows, etc for Read more...
We are extremely happy with Francis as our officiant.

He did an excellent job at providing sample vows, etc for us to choose from, or would have been happy to have us write our own vows. Having already been together for over 9 years, and now taking advantage of same sex marriage in Washington, Francis provided wonderful opening remarks that were so spot on, it was as if he had known us for years. We did a very small and quick elopement ceremony at Seacrest Park in West Seattle with us, Francis and 2 witnesses. It was really wonderful.

Beyond that, having been around him for a few minutes, we felt as though we knew him for a long time. We invited him to our post ceremony celebration lunch and made a new friend.

We would highly recommend Francis for any type of wedding. He's great!

Eric Nelson and Craig Simms, Denver Colorado. Read less
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Reilly
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I initially contacted Francis because of the reviews on this page, and I am so glad that I did. He walk us through planning the ceremony, gave us numerous ideas and options, and presented it all in a very professional manner. He gently reminded a busy bride, when things needed to be completed and didn't put any additional pressure if they were a few days late. He added the perfect amount of humor to our ceremony and delivered a simple quick ceremony, which is exactly what we asked for. We are very glad we hired Francis to be our officiate.

Mike and Reilly
I initially contacted Francis because of the reviews on this page, and I am so glad that I did. He walk us through Read more...
I initially contacted Francis because of the reviews on this page, and I am so glad that I did. He walk us through planning the ceremony, gave us numerous ideas and options, and presented it all in a very professional manner. He gently reminded a busy bride, when things needed to be completed and didn't put any additional pressure if they were a few days late. He added the perfect amount of humor to our ceremony and delivered a simple quick ceremony, which is exactly what we asked for. We are very glad we hired Francis to be our officiate.

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Mark
Wedding:
5/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Francis Michael exceeded our expectations in helping my husband and I to organize our wedding ceremony in Seattle on May 5, 2014. We came from North Carolina to get married in Seattle and Francis added so much to our special day. The tone, delivery, and support he provided was absolutely positive and professional every step of the way (prior to, during and after the ceremony). We highly recommend his services. Francis Michael will make your special day that much more memorable!
Francis Michael exceeded our expectations in helping my husband and I to organize our wedding ceremony in Seattle on May Read more...
Francis Michael exceeded our expectations in helping my husband and I to organize our wedding ceremony in Seattle on May 5, 2014. We came from North Carolina to get married in Seattle and Francis added so much to our special day. The tone, delivery, and support he provided was absolutely positive and professional every step of the way (prior to, during and after the ceremony). We highly recommend his services. Francis Michael will make your special day that much more memorable! Read less
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Kem
Wedding:
5/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Planning our wedding ceremony with Francis was easy and enjoyable. I always knew Francis had our happiness in mind and wanted our ceremony to be meaningful and memorable. I appreciate his attention to detail and his availability on our wedding day to spend some quality time with us after the ceremony.
Planning our wedding ceremony with Francis was easy and enjoyable. I always knew Francis had our happiness in mind and Read more...
Planning our wedding ceremony with Francis was easy and enjoyable. I always knew Francis had our happiness in mind and wanted our ceremony to be meaningful and memorable. I appreciate his attention to detail and his availability on our wedding day to spend some quality time with us after the ceremony. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
We are very happy we chose Mr. Francis Lee as our wedding officiant!
He was very friendly, he was professional and he was willing to work with us to make sure our ceremony was exactly the way we wanted it. He provided us with several different options for speeches and prayers that we were allowed to pick from to make our wedding meaningful and to express ourselves the way we wanted to. We were able to pick and choose the events from beginning to end, and he was willing to let us incorporate a tying of the knot ritual and read the reading we had given to him. He stayed in contact with us and had good communication. He answered all of our questions. After the wedding several people noted how much they enjoyed the officiant and how he added a little bit of humor into it, without being "cheesy". We would choose him all over again, we recommend him highly for any event you need an officiant for! Megan and Casey
We are very happy we chose Mr. Francis Lee as our wedding officiant!
He was very friendly, he was professional and he Read more...
We are very happy we chose Mr. Francis Lee as our wedding officiant!
He was very friendly, he was professional and he was willing to work with us to make sure our ceremony was exactly the way we wanted it. He provided us with several different options for speeches and prayers that we were allowed to pick from to make our wedding meaningful and to express ourselves the way we wanted to. We were able to pick and choose the events from beginning to end, and he was willing to let us incorporate a tying of the knot ritual and read the reading we had given to him. He stayed in contact with us and had good communication. He answered all of our questions. After the wedding several people noted how much they enjoyed the officiant and how he added a little bit of humor into it, without being "cheesy". We would choose him all over again, we recommend him highly for any event you need an officiant for! Megan and Casey Read less
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Gene
Wedding:
10/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We are so happy we found Francis to officiate our wedding! His professionalism eased our minds about doing the right things at the right time, and his obvious passion for his work made the whole process exciting and memorable. He took the time to know our history and future dreams, making the ceremony emotional, personable and tailored especially for us. He was particularly gracious in allowing us to add our canine ring bearer at the last minute. He made the day fun for us and our guests, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Gene & Steve
We are so happy we found Francis to officiate our wedding! His professionalism eased our minds about doing the right Read more...
We are so happy we found Francis to officiate our wedding! His professionalism eased our minds about doing the right things at the right time, and his obvious passion for his work made the whole process exciting and memorable. He took the time to know our history and future dreams, making the ceremony emotional, personable and tailored especially for us. He was particularly gracious in allowing us to add our canine ring bearer at the last minute. He made the day fun for us and our guests, and we couldn't be happier with the outcome. Gene & Steve Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Wedding date: August 24, 2013

Francis made our ceremony that much more special.
We got to customize everything that was said during the ceremony. Francis brought to the table different ways to make this OUR wedding. With every section of the ceremony, there were several choices that we chose from. And Francis said that if we didn't see something that we liked or just wasn't "us" that he had more. He had the most perfect poem that I got my sister to read during the ceremony. This turned out better than I thought it would!

Francis was GREAT at communicating with me in a timely manor. It was me who was delayed in responding!
His price is very fair. Especially considering the face that he is from Edmonds area and our wedding venue was in Mount Vernon.

He has a great personality, and we appreciated his "non-dullness". He added a few comments here and there during the ceremony, which we had already discussed that it would be perfectly fine to do. He asked us if he could do that!! For him to ask if that was okay to do, that's just so thoughtful! His flow of speaking and clarity we great. We appreciate all that he did in preparation for our wedding.
Wedding date: August 24, 2013

Francis made our ceremony that much more special.
We got to customize Read more...
Wedding date: August 24, 2013

Francis made our ceremony that much more special.
We got to customize everything that was said during the ceremony. Francis brought to the table different ways to make this OUR wedding. With every section of the ceremony, there were several choices that we chose from. And Francis said that if we didn't see something that we liked or just wasn't "us" that he had more. He had the most perfect poem that I got my sister to read during the ceremony. This turned out better than I thought it would!

Francis was GREAT at communicating with me in a timely manor. It was me who was delayed in responding!
His price is very fair. Especially considering the face that he is from Edmonds area and our wedding venue was in Mount Vernon.

He has a great personality, and we appreciated his "non-dullness". He added a few comments here and there during the ceremony, which we had already discussed that it would be perfectly fine to do. He asked us if he could do that!! For him to ask if that was okay to do, that's just so thoughtful! His flow of speaking and clarity we great. We appreciate all that he did in preparation for our wedding. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
8/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Francis amazing through our entire process. We got a lot of feedback from people that attended our ceremony and they said it was one if the best ceremonies that they have witnessed.
Francis amazing through our entire process. We got a lot of feedback from people that attended our ceremony and they said Read more...
Francis amazing through our entire process. We got a lot of feedback from people that attended our ceremony and they said it was one if the best ceremonies that they have witnessed. Read less
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Adele
Wedding:
7/26/2013
5.0/5.0
The wedding gentleman is amazing! He recently officiated our vow renewal and we couldn't be happier. From our first contact he put me at ease and was kind and thoughtful throughout the entire process. He helped us every step of the way- from location, to vows and ceremony options to restaurant recommendations. When it came to the actual ceremony Francis was even more wonderful. He again, put us both at ease right away and made our special moment together truly magical. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a kind, thoughtful and compassionate officiant for their wedding or vow renewal.
The wedding gentleman is amazing! He recently officiated our vow renewal and we couldn't be happier. From our first Read more...
The wedding gentleman is amazing! He recently officiated our vow renewal and we couldn't be happier. From our first contact he put me at ease and was kind and thoughtful throughout the entire process. He helped us every step of the way- from location, to vows and ceremony options to restaurant recommendations. When it came to the actual ceremony Francis was even more wonderful. He again, put us both at ease right away and made our special moment together truly magical. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a kind, thoughtful and compassionate officiant for their wedding or vow renewal. Read less
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Lacey
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Francis made a special moment even more wonderful by adding his sincere and sensitive inputs to the structure of our vows.
Francis made a special moment even more wonderful by adding his sincere and sensitive inputs to the structure of our vows. Read more...
Francis made a special moment even more wonderful by adding his sincere and sensitive inputs to the structure of our vows. Read less
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Jerry
Wedding:
7/19/2013
5.0/5.0
We can't say enough good things about Francis. We live in Texas and wanted to get married before going on a cruise to Alaska. So I did some research on line and found Francis. At first I was a little nervous about finding an officiant on line that would do an LGBT wedding. But as soon as we spoke with Francis, he put our minds at ease. We don't know much about the Seattle area and where we would want the ceremony to take place. He helped us pick Alkai beach and Salty's nearby for our dinner afterwards. The whole experience could not have been more perfect. Even with all that, what really made the experience exceptional was how he conducted the ceremony, the words he chose as he did his part and the respect he exhibited for us. Our close friends who served as witnesses for the ceremony were equally impressed and plan to ask Francis to do their wedding as well. We will always appreciate Francis for helping to make our wedding very special.
We can't say enough good things about Francis. We live in Texas and wanted to get married before going on a cruise to Read more...
We can't say enough good things about Francis. We live in Texas and wanted to get married before going on a cruise to Alaska. So I did some research on line and found Francis. At first I was a little nervous about finding an officiant on line that would do an LGBT wedding. But as soon as we spoke with Francis, he put our minds at ease. We don't know much about the Seattle area and where we would want the ceremony to take place. He helped us pick Alkai beach and Salty's nearby for our dinner afterwards. The whole experience could not have been more perfect. Even with all that, what really made the experience exceptional was how he conducted the ceremony, the words he chose as he did his part and the respect he exhibited for us. Our close friends who served as witnesses for the ceremony were equally impressed and plan to ask Francis to do their wedding as well. We will always appreciate Francis for helping to make our wedding very special. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
7/11/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I decided to fly to Washington from out of state to get married with only a week and a half to plan. We looked at several different LGBT-friendly officiates online, but we were drawn to The Wedding Gentleman from the first glance of his webpage. After speaking to Francis on the phone, we knew he was the right choice for our elopement ceremony. He is genuine and sincere, and knows just when to add a touch of humor. He has a way of making people feel calm and comfortable – it is obvious that he has a passion and a talent for what he does. He is very intuitive and understood exactly what we were looking for. He helped us select our vows and put together a very personal and lovely ceremony within a very short time frame. He and his partner, Barb, made a 3+ hour drive so that we could get married in our dream destination. They were both gracious and accommodating to every detail and went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding was absolutely perfect. Barb’s presence added a warmth that truly enhanced our ceremony. Our experience far exceeded our expectations and was made incredibly special by Francis Lee. He is an exceptionally kind and beautiful person, and has made a deep and lasting impression. We are grateful that we found him. I would highly, highly recommend him!
My wife and I decided to fly to Washington from out of state to get married with only a week and a half to plan. We looked Read more...
My wife and I decided to fly to Washington from out of state to get married with only a week and a half to plan. We looked at several different LGBT-friendly officiates online, but we were drawn to The Wedding Gentleman from the first glance of his webpage. After speaking to Francis on the phone, we knew he was the right choice for our elopement ceremony. He is genuine and sincere, and knows just when to add a touch of humor. He has a way of making people feel calm and comfortable – it is obvious that he has a passion and a talent for what he does. He is very intuitive and understood exactly what we were looking for. He helped us select our vows and put together a very personal and lovely ceremony within a very short time frame. He and his partner, Barb, made a 3+ hour drive so that we could get married in our dream destination. They were both gracious and accommodating to every detail and went above and beyond to make sure that our wedding was absolutely perfect. Barb’s presence added a warmth that truly enhanced our ceremony. Our experience far exceeded our expectations and was made incredibly special by Francis Lee. He is an exceptionally kind and beautiful person, and has made a deep and lasting impression. We are grateful that we found him. I would highly, highly recommend him! Read less
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S
Wedding:
6/7/2013
5.0/5.0
Francis was wonderful to work with during the entire process. From the moment we contacted him (with fairly short notice) through the ceremony he was respectful, communicative, thorough and accommodating.

He was able to personalize the ceremony to include our 3 children, and a few close friends that attended.

He was also very flexible which allowed for a great evening ceremony despite having to wait on various flight arrivals of grooms and guests.

We would highly recommend Francis to anyone wanting a personal and professional experience.
Francis was wonderful to work with during the entire process. From the moment we contacted him (with fairly short notice) Read more...
Francis was wonderful to work with during the entire process. From the moment we contacted him (with fairly short notice) through the ceremony he was respectful, communicative, thorough and accommodating.

He was able to personalize the ceremony to include our 3 children, and a few close friends that attended.

He was also very flexible which allowed for a great evening ceremony despite having to wait on various flight arrivals of grooms and guests.

We would highly recommend Francis to anyone wanting a personal and professional experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My partner of 28 years and I wanted a simple but meaningful ceremony to change our domestic partnership into a marriage. We weren't sure exactly how to accomplish this, but with the Wedding Gentleman's help, we scripted the perfect ceremony. It was personal, memorable and just right for us! There isn't anything we would have done differently! Thank you Francis for making the whole process so pleasant and personal. You are a true PROFESSIONAL!
My partner of 28 years and I wanted a simple but meaningful ceremony to change our domestic partnership into a marriage. Read more...
My partner of 28 years and I wanted a simple but meaningful ceremony to change our domestic partnership into a marriage. We weren't sure exactly how to accomplish this, but with the Wedding Gentleman's help, we scripted the perfect ceremony. It was personal, memorable and just right for us! There isn't anything we would have done differently! Thank you Francis for making the whole process so pleasant and personal. You are a true PROFESSIONAL! Read less
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Nicholas
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Francis was incredible, professional and extremely courteous. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
Francis was incredible, professional and extremely courteous. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
Francis was incredible, professional and extremely courteous. We would highly recommend him to anyone. Read less
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Shya
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Francis was outstaning! He added so much to our wedding and I would reccomend him to everyone. He took great care in personalizing our weddding and the message was very authentic and warm!
Francis was outstaning! He added so much to our wedding and I would reccomend him to everyone. He took great care in Read more...
Francis was outstaning! He added so much to our wedding and I would reccomend him to everyone. He took great care in personalizing our weddding and the message was very authentic and warm! Read less
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Ava
Wedding:
3/30/2013
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to have Francis as the celebrant for our wedding this year. From our first meeting I felt at ease and confident that Francis would help us to design a ceremony that was perfect for us. He asked great questions that helped us to shape the day to include elements that had lasting meaning to us and to our families. He sent great vow suggestions for us to pick from as well as ideas to include participation of our family and friends. His reminders and calls in the last few weeks helped us to stay on track and remember all the important details. On the day of out ceremony things did not go exactly as we planned and Francis helped us keep calm and carry on! His composed flexibility helped keep us on track and everything was wonderful! The entire event was fantastic. A special thank you to Francis for helping so much.
We were so lucky to have Francis as the celebrant for our wedding this year. From our first meeting I felt at ease and Read more...
We were so lucky to have Francis as the celebrant for our wedding this year. From our first meeting I felt at ease and confident that Francis would help us to design a ceremony that was perfect for us. He asked great questions that helped us to shape the day to include elements that had lasting meaning to us and to our families. He sent great vow suggestions for us to pick from as well as ideas to include participation of our family and friends. His reminders and calls in the last few weeks helped us to stay on track and remember all the important details. On the day of out ceremony things did not go exactly as we planned and Francis helped us keep calm and carry on! His composed flexibility helped keep us on track and everything was wonderful! The entire event was fantastic. A special thank you to Francis for helping so much. Read less
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markus
Wedding:
3/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Arranging a same sex wedding from another State may at first seem a bit daunting, however, with Francis, all our questions, concerns and needs were easily and professionally met with great flexibility and genuine compassion!! Both my spouse and I highly recommend the services of Francis Michael Lee, MA. We are confident that no matter how simple or complicated your needs may be, choosing Francis to help with your plans will be an outstanding choice!!

Sincerely,
Markus and Sebastiano
California
Arranging a same sex wedding from another State may at first seem a bit daunting, however, with Francis, all our Read more...
Arranging a same sex wedding from another State may at first seem a bit daunting, however, with Francis, all our questions, concerns and needs were easily and professionally met with great flexibility and genuine compassion!! Both my spouse and I highly recommend the services of Francis Michael Lee, MA. We are confident that no matter how simple or complicated your needs may be, choosing Francis to help with your plans will be an outstanding choice!!

Sincerely,
Markus and Sebastiano
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Cristin
Wedding:
1/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Where do we start? As a same-sex couple traveling to Seattle from out of state, we didn't want to take any chances so we went with the top rated officiant in the Seattle area, Francis. It proved to be one of our best decisions! Francis' attention to every detail, his care and concern, and his passion for what he does contributed to an amazing ceremony that surpassed our expectations. Francis was very sensitive to our situation and did an incredible job of making sure our wishes were met. We highly recommend Francis to officiate your wedding and assure you it will be one of the best decisions you can make for your special event!

C & K from Arizona
Where do we start? As a same-sex couple traveling to Seattle from out of state, we didn't want to take any chances so we Read more...
Where do we start? As a same-sex couple traveling to Seattle from out of state, we didn't want to take any chances so we went with the top rated officiant in the Seattle area, Francis. It proved to be one of our best decisions! Francis' attention to every detail, his care and concern, and his passion for what he does contributed to an amazing ceremony that surpassed our expectations. Francis was very sensitive to our situation and did an incredible job of making sure our wishes were met. We highly recommend Francis to officiate your wedding and assure you it will be one of the best decisions you can make for your special event!

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
What a wonderful ceremony Francis, THE WEDDING GENTLEMAN, provided for us. We were unsure what to expect, but could not have been more pleased. His words were focused on the particulars surrounding our long term engagement. He worked with us even though it was on short notice and kept us informed of everything up until the ceremony as well as what is required by state law. His words were moving and have created a loving memory we both shall reflect upon for the rest of our lives. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to get married, he truly cares about the participants (including our goldens) as well as the ceremony itself.

J & B
What a wonderful ceremony Francis, THE WEDDING GENTLEMAN, provided for us. We were unsure what to expect, but could not Read more...
What a wonderful ceremony Francis, THE WEDDING GENTLEMAN, provided for us. We were unsure what to expect, but could not have been more pleased. His words were focused on the particulars surrounding our long term engagement. He worked with us even though it was on short notice and kept us informed of everything up until the ceremony as well as what is required by state law. His words were moving and have created a loving memory we both shall reflect upon for the rest of our lives. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking to get married, he truly cares about the participants (including our goldens) as well as the ceremony itself.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Francis really took charge at the rehearsal and organized everybody and also provided valuable feedback regarding the ceremony room layout.
Francis really took charge at the rehearsal and organized everybody and also provided valuable feedback regarding the Read more...
Francis really took charge at the rehearsal and organized everybody and also provided valuable feedback regarding the ceremony room layout. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/9/2012
5.0/5.0
Francis is a true professional who listens to your ideas-however exact or obscure-and thoughtfully combines his experience with your vision. The result is a one of a kind "best ceremony I've ever been to" experience.
My husband and I immediately felt a connection to Francis that allowed us to dig deep into our spirituality to create a ceremony that reflected our eclectic backgrounds. Although unorthodox, Francis made us feel respected and accepted.
We loved his organization and structure. His step by step process turned the intimidating task of putting together a ceremony that would live up to our expectations into a simple to-the-point correspondence that ultimately produced our special ceremony.
I'd recommend Francis to any of my friends or family. He thinks of everything - speakers, mics, wardrobe - to create a successful wedding. His sense of humor keeps the audience engaged and his ability to roll with the punches is refreshing.
Two thumbs up :)
-Sarah and Dusty
Francis is a true professional who listens to your ideas-however exact or obscure-and thoughtfully combines his experience Read more...
Francis is a true professional who listens to your ideas-however exact or obscure-and thoughtfully combines his experience with your vision. The result is a one of a kind "best ceremony I've ever been to" experience.
My husband and I immediately felt a connection to Francis that allowed us to dig deep into our spirituality to create a ceremony that reflected our eclectic backgrounds. Although unorthodox, Francis made us feel respected and accepted.
We loved his organization and structure. His step by step process turned the intimidating task of putting together a ceremony that would live up to our expectations into a simple to-the-point correspondence that ultimately produced our special ceremony.
I'd recommend Francis to any of my friends or family. He thinks of everything - speakers, mics, wardrobe - to create a successful wedding. His sense of humor keeps the audience engaged and his ability to roll with the punches is refreshing.
Two thumbs up :)
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Francis was amazing! We just googled and found him and he was a very very reasonable price and he responded very quickly to all of my emails and phone calls. He even helped us pick the place since I live in Alaska and my husband is in the military. We had a GORGEOUS spot on the water over looking Seattle and he wrote and performed a very heartfelt, personal, and amazing ceremony. He didn't have any problem with the changes I kept making and he is very flexible to your needs and wants. After the ceremony he signed our paperwork and he sent it right off! He was very professional and such a joy to work with. For any other ceremonies I ever need I will definitely come back to Francis and I would recommend him to anyone!
Francis was amazing! We just googled and found him and he was a very very reasonable price and he responded very quickly Read more...
Francis was amazing! We just googled and found him and he was a very very reasonable price and he responded very quickly to all of my emails and phone calls. He even helped us pick the place since I live in Alaska and my husband is in the military. We had a GORGEOUS spot on the water over looking Seattle and he wrote and performed a very heartfelt, personal, and amazing ceremony. He didn't have any problem with the changes I kept making and he is very flexible to your needs and wants. After the ceremony he signed our paperwork and he sent it right off! He was very professional and such a joy to work with. For any other ceremonies I ever need I will definitely come back to Francis and I would recommend him to anyone! Read less
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noellani
Wedding:
8/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Dear Francis,
Thank you so much for making our day so special. You had made our day memorable, with such kind and wonderful words. I had so many friends and family comment on how they enjoyed the ceremony. You truly were on top of making sure we were comfortable with what you put forth, and had a lot of communication before the big day. Thank you again so much, and for the future brides out there i highly recommend this great man!
Dear Francis,
Thank you so much for making our day so special. You had made our day memorable, with such kind and Read more...
Dear Francis,
Thank you so much for making our day so special. You had made our day memorable, with such kind and wonderful words. I had so many friends and family comment on how they enjoyed the ceremony. You truly were on top of making sure we were comfortable with what you put forth, and had a lot of communication before the big day. Thank you again so much, and for the future brides out there i highly recommend this great man! Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
8/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Hello Francis!

We absolutely loved the job that you did for our Engagement Party turned “Surprise Wedding” on August 17, 2012! We received a ton of feedback from our "surprised" guest that felt you were great! You can know for sure that we will refer your services to any family and friends that may need them. And in the future when we may need your services again, we won't hesitate to call!!

Take good care!

David & Amy
Hello Francis!

We absolutely loved the job that you did for our Engagement Party turned “Surprise Wedding” on Read more...
Hello Francis!

We absolutely loved the job that you did for our Engagement Party turned “Surprise Wedding” on August 17, 2012! We received a ton of feedback from our "surprised" guest that felt you were great! You can know for sure that we will refer your services to any family and friends that may need them. And in the future when we may need your services again, we won't hesitate to call!!

Take good care!

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Evonne
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
He did a great job!! reasonably priced and very professional.
He did a great job!! reasonably priced and very professional.
He did a great job!! reasonably priced and very professional. Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
7/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Francis- You are so wonderful! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special and memorable! We loved that our ceremony was personalized to what we wanted and needed, and you took the time to get to know us, and it was genuine! You made our ceremony so light hearted and fun, that we were comfortable standing in front of 230 people. You were so flexible to our needs, reliable, organized, kind and easy going! We look forward to working with you again in our future! Thank you for perfecting our wedding <3 Julia & Casey Martin (7-27-12)
Francis- You are so wonderful! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special and memorable! We loved that our Read more...
Francis- You are so wonderful! Thank you so much for making our wedding so special and memorable! We loved that our ceremony was personalized to what we wanted and needed, and you took the time to get to know us, and it was genuine! You made our ceremony so light hearted and fun, that we were comfortable standing in front of 230 people. You were so flexible to our needs, reliable, organized, kind and easy going! We look forward to working with you again in our future! Thank you for perfecting our wedding <3 Julia & Casey Martin (7-27-12) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Francis was the officiant at our wedding and we really enjoyed working with him. We began working with him less than 60 days before the wedding and really appreciated how responsive he was. He was also very flexible and made sure that we were 100% happy with our ceremony and that it meant something to us as a couple. During the rehearsal and wedding day, he made sure everything went smoothly. We're very happy with our choice to work with him and recommend him to other couples!
Francis was the officiant at our wedding and we really enjoyed working with him. We began working with him less than 60 Read more...
Francis was the officiant at our wedding and we really enjoyed working with him. We began working with him less than 60 days before the wedding and really appreciated how responsive he was. He was also very flexible and made sure that we were 100% happy with our ceremony and that it meant something to us as a couple. During the rehearsal and wedding day, he made sure everything went smoothly. We're very happy with our choice to work with him and recommend him to other couples! Read less
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Vanessa
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Amazing! is the word I would use to describe the services(officiant) provided by Francis. He was so accommodating to our needs for our wedding. He gave us some really great suggestions and helped us by giving us suggestions and ideas. He came to our wedding early and even gave us suggestions on how to do our processional. Our entire family came up and asked us where we knew him from and stated how great he did, they all told us he did such an amazing job, and he did. We are so thankful that we found Francis through a website. Thank you Francis I would suggest you to anyone and everyone. If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding... or for anything else, I would seriously suggest at LEAST you meet with him, he will make you feel comfortable and make sure your day is perfect!
Amazing! is the word I would use to describe the services(officiant) provided by Francis. He was so accommodating to our Read more...
Amazing! is the word I would use to describe the services(officiant) provided by Francis. He was so accommodating to our needs for our wedding. He gave us some really great suggestions and helped us by giving us suggestions and ideas. He came to our wedding early and even gave us suggestions on how to do our processional. Our entire family came up and asked us where we knew him from and stated how great he did, they all told us he did such an amazing job, and he did. We are so thankful that we found Francis through a website. Thank you Francis I would suggest you to anyone and everyone. If you are looking for an officiant for your wedding... or for anything else, I would seriously suggest at LEAST you meet with him, he will make you feel comfortable and make sure your day is perfect! Read less
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Jill Gulbranson
Wedding:
11/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We wanted a simple elegant ceremony and Francis did an excellent job providing us with exactly what we wanted. From the day we met him to the day we got married he was helpful, responsive, creative and accomodating. He was flexible with our short notice schedule, fit perfectly into our budget and spoke beautifully at our ceremony. We would recommend him to anyone. There are plenty of things to stress about when you're planning a wedding, with Francis the delivery of your ceremony is one worry you can cross off the list.
We wanted a simple elegant ceremony and Francis did an excellent job providing us with exactly what we wanted. From the Read more...
We wanted a simple elegant ceremony and Francis did an excellent job providing us with exactly what we wanted. From the day we met him to the day we got married he was helpful, responsive, creative and accomodating. He was flexible with our short notice schedule, fit perfectly into our budget and spoke beautifully at our ceremony. We would recommend him to anyone. There are plenty of things to stress about when you're planning a wedding, with Francis the delivery of your ceremony is one worry you can cross off the list. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
Francis was extremely professional and helped us to create a ceremony that best reflects us as a couple and our love for each other.
Francis was extremely professional and helped us to create a ceremony that best reflects us as a couple and our love for Read more...
Francis was extremely professional and helped us to create a ceremony that best reflects us as a couple and our love for each other. Read less
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Jo
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
Francis was great! He kept us informed through the whole process and was very flexible with meetings. He really tailored our event to make it the most memorable experience for us. I would highly recommend Francis to my closest friends. Thanks again for a beautiful evening!
Francis was great! He kept us informed through the whole process and was very flexible with meetings. He really tailored Read more...
Francis was great! He kept us informed through the whole process and was very flexible with meetings. He really tailored our event to make it the most memorable experience for us. I would highly recommend Francis to my closest friends. Thanks again for a beautiful evening! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.9/5.0
After our friend got intimidated and backed out of officiating our wedding ceremony, I contacted Francis and we were able to put together a beautiful ceremony in only one week. My husband and I made a few modifications to personalize the ceremony and Francis was able to accommodate this and make the whole thing flow together. We heard many compliments on the ceremony from our guests.
After our friend got intimidated and backed out of officiating our wedding ceremony, I contacted Francis and we were able Read more...
After our friend got intimidated and backed out of officiating our wedding ceremony, I contacted Francis and we were able to put together a beautiful ceremony in only one week. My husband and I made a few modifications to personalize the ceremony and Francis was able to accommodate this and make the whole thing flow together. We heard many compliments on the ceremony from our guests. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Francis was helpful, responsive, and professional throughout the planning process, up until the wedding. Finding an officiant that you are not familiar with, sight unseen can be unnerving, but Francis is a great choice. We couldn't have asked for any better.
Francis was helpful, responsive, and professional throughout the planning process, up until the wedding. Finding an Read more...
Francis was helpful, responsive, and professional throughout the planning process, up until the wedding. Finding an officiant that you are not familiar with, sight unseen can be unnerving, but Francis is a great choice. We couldn't have asked for any better. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
It's been nearly a week since Francis The Wedding Gentleman officiated our wedding. Francis is a true pro and his experience really came through. After months of email exchanges, different drafts, changing locations (Down to the last minute) Francis hung in there and rolled with it. He knew what questions to ask, and knew what points to emphasize, not just in his readings at the wedding, but also in the preparation. His experience was especially valuable to us as we did not employ a wedding planner, so his knowledge of how thing should work helped a ton. He kept things light hearted and fun at the ceremony which is exactly what we wanted and all of our guests enjoyed his style.

Now happily married, Ben and Olivia Watts
It's been nearly a week since Francis The Wedding Gentleman officiated our wedding. Francis is a true pro and his Read more...
It's been nearly a week since Francis The Wedding Gentleman officiated our wedding. Francis is a true pro and his experience really came through. After months of email exchanges, different drafts, changing locations (Down to the last minute) Francis hung in there and rolled with it. He knew what questions to ask, and knew what points to emphasize, not just in his readings at the wedding, but also in the preparation. His experience was especially valuable to us as we did not employ a wedding planner, so his knowledge of how thing should work helped a ton. He kept things light hearted and fun at the ceremony which is exactly what we wanted and all of our guests enjoyed his style.

Now happily married, Ben and Olivia Watts Read less
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TWandell
Wedding:
12/12/2010
4.9/5.0
We had a excellent wedding and couldn't ask for any better.
We had a excellent wedding and couldn't ask for any better.
We had a excellent wedding and couldn't ask for any better. Read less
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Gabriele
Wedding:
6/29/2013
4.8/5.0
We found the Wedding Gentleman on Wedding Wire.
Both my fiancee and I clicked with Francis at the first meeting and we decided to hire him as our officiant. He is very professional with a great sense of humor without being too "over the top". We were looking for someone who is genuine and sincere and not "cheesy". Francis fulfilled all of these qualities.

The process of working on our ceremony over the course of the next few weeks and months was very easy and Francis gave us clear instructions and guidance. He had questionaires to learn who we are and what we want from our ceremony. He provided us with lot of material to consider - anything from traditional vows and elements to beautiful readings and poems I had never heard before.
He gave us many good tips to consider (i.e. think of the music you choose and the feelings it will create for your guests.)
After he had drafted the initial ceremony we communicated by e-mail and revisions were sent back and forth as needed.

Fast forward to wedding day. Port Gamble the weekend before the 4th of July can be difficult due to ferry backups. Francis was prepared and arrived early.
He performed a beautiful ceremony and thinking back, he helped us to create EXACTLY the ceremony we had envisioned and we achieved every single point we had wanted for this most important part of our wedding day. We had envisioned a ceremony radiating love and commitment, faith without going down the path of any specific religion, including our family and friends, remembering relatives no longer with us - all infused with unique touches, sincerity, very little formality and a healthy dose of wit and humor, without trying to be comedians.

The only suggestion: It would have been nice to have a keepsake copy of the service. To have the actual print that was used in the ceremony would have been special.

But with his preparation and communication Francis helped us to create exactly what we had envisioned. Thank you Francis!
We found the Wedding Gentleman on Wedding Wire.
Both my fiancee and I clicked with Francis at the first meeting and Read more...
We found the Wedding Gentleman on Wedding Wire.
Both my fiancee and I clicked with Francis at the first meeting and we decided to hire him as our officiant. He is very professional with a great sense of humor without being too "over the top". We were looking for someone who is genuine and sincere and not "cheesy". Francis fulfilled all of these qualities.

The process of working on our ceremony over the course of the next few weeks and months was very easy and Francis gave us clear instructions and guidance. He had questionaires to learn who we are and what we want from our ceremony. He provided us with lot of material to consider - anything from traditional vows and elements to beautiful readings and poems I had never heard before.
He gave us many good tips to consider (i.e. think of the music you choose and the feelings it will create for your guests.)
After he had drafted the initial ceremony we communicated by e-mail and revisions were sent back and forth as needed.

Fast forward to wedding day. Port Gamble the weekend before the 4th of July can be difficult due to ferry backups. Francis was prepared and arrived early.
He performed a beautiful ceremony and thinking back, he helped us to create EXACTLY the ceremony we had envisioned and we achieved every single point we had wanted for this most important part of our wedding day. We had envisioned a ceremony radiating love and commitment, faith without going down the path of any specific religion, including our family and friends, remembering relatives no longer with us - all infused with unique touches, sincerity, very little formality and a healthy dose of wit and humor, without trying to be comedians.

The only suggestion: It would have been nice to have a keepsake copy of the service. To have the actual print that was used in the ceremony would have been special.

But with his preparation and communication Francis helped us to create exactly what we had envisioned. Thank you Francis! Read less
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HeatherJo
Wedding:
9/3/2011
4.8/5.0
The Wedding Gentlemen will make you feel comfortable and keeps you smiling. He will make your ceremony a lasting memory! Thank you Francis! You did the best work I have ever seen!
The Wedding Gentlemen will make you feel comfortable and keeps you smiling. He will make your ceremony a lasting memory! Read more...
The Wedding Gentlemen will make you feel comfortable and keeps you smiling. He will make your ceremony a lasting memory! Thank you Francis! You did the best work I have ever seen! Read less
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PJ
Wedding:
1/12/2013
4.7/5.0
My partner and I were finally able after 20 years to make it "legal". Francis was a pleasure to work with and share who we are with him. He provided the ceremony with humor (which we wanted) and understanding of the long road we have taken to this moment. We did not want just anyone performing this very meaningful ceremony so we searched and landed a gem. He made it personal, provided ideas for the ceremony that made it wonderful evening for all. Thank you Francis!
PJ & Lynn
My partner and I were finally able after 20 years to make it "legal". Francis was a pleasure to work with and share who we Read more...
My partner and I were finally able after 20 years to make it "legal". Francis was a pleasure to work with and share who we are with him. He provided the ceremony with humor (which we wanted) and understanding of the long road we have taken to this moment. We did not want just anyone performing this very meaningful ceremony so we searched and landed a gem. He made it personal, provided ideas for the ceremony that made it wonderful evening for all. Thank you Francis!
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Mrs.
Wedding:
8/11/2012
4.7/5.0
Francis IS the Wedding Gentleman! He was able to capture our personalities and let that show throughout the ceremony. We loved his light-hearted delivery of sections of our ceremony and the seriousness he presented at the appropriate times. He had a way of connecting with ourselves and the audience to make everyone feel like we’ve been with him for years.
Francis was very fast on the turn-around for the ceremony drafts and made sure we stayed on schedule during the very hectic time leading up to the wedding. Francis was flexible with the time of the rehearsal and the separate legal ceremony (read: the marriage license didn’t make it to the wedding so we had to meet on Monday to “really” get hitched).
He is charming and provided us with a lovely service that we received A LOT of wonderful compliments on from our guests. Overall, Francis was a wonderful Officiant and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone!
Francis IS the Wedding Gentleman! He was able to capture our personalities and let that show throughout the ceremony. We Read more...
Francis IS the Wedding Gentleman! He was able to capture our personalities and let that show throughout the ceremony. We loved his light-hearted delivery of sections of our ceremony and the seriousness he presented at the appropriate times. He had a way of connecting with ourselves and the audience to make everyone feel like we’ve been with him for years.
Francis was very fast on the turn-around for the ceremony drafts and made sure we stayed on schedule during the very hectic time leading up to the wedding. Francis was flexible with the time of the rehearsal and the separate legal ceremony (read: the marriage license didn’t make it to the wedding so we had to meet on Monday to “really” get hitched).
He is charming and provided us with a lovely service that we received A LOT of wonderful compliments on from our guests. Overall, Francis was a wonderful Officiant and I would absolutely recommend him to anyone! Read less
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Sean
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.6/5.0
Francis Lee was very responsive to our needs. We went through 4 iterations and made sure that all the details were perfect for our wedding. During the rehearsal Francis Lee made sure everyone and everything was in order and covered details we had not thought of. He made sure things were ready and in order and at no time did he feel pushy or demanding. Francis Lee allowed us to direct the ceremony at our own pace while ensuring it continuously moved forward. His professionalism and experience ensured and allowed us to have a successful and wonderful experience on our wedding day.
Francis Lee was very responsive to our needs. We went through 4 iterations and made sure that all the details were perfect Read more...
Francis Lee was very responsive to our needs. We went through 4 iterations and made sure that all the details were perfect for our wedding. During the rehearsal Francis Lee made sure everyone and everything was in order and covered details we had not thought of. He made sure things were ready and in order and at no time did he feel pushy or demanding. Francis Lee allowed us to direct the ceremony at our own pace while ensuring it continuously moved forward. His professionalism and experience ensured and allowed us to have a successful and wonderful experience on our wedding day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
Francis was a good officiant, I would recommend him too future brides.
Francis was a good officiant, I would recommend him too future brides.
Francis was a good officiant, I would recommend him too future brides. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.9/5.0
Francis helped us create a very memorable ceremony.
Francis helped us create a very memorable ceremony.
Francis helped us create a very memorable ceremony. Read less
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