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Ryan and Julie's COVID-19 Wedding Celebration had 250 Virtual Guests and a dozen more standing outside the fence. Photo: Valerie Blake Photography
As a Wedding Officiant Frank Harlan has worked with dozens of couples to script and preside over their wedding. And, even before the COVID-19 Pandemic showed up, he had been helping many of them bring their wedding ceremony to their family and friends in other states and countries who were unable to travel for various reasons.
Award-winning producer of television programming and children's education video, Frank approaches the concept of a Virtual Wedding differently. His Multi-camera productions allow guests to not just watch your wedding ceremony, but feel like they are seated in the front row.
2020 brought a new set of challenges as weddings were canceled or postponed until further notice, and Social Distancing became the new normal. However, couples have not stopped falling in love. So, for those couples who were willing to compromise -- take away some of the traditional bells and whistles -- a different kind of wedding day celebration naturally evolved.
"Virtual Guest Lists are Unlimited. And the savings on food and alcohol make adding this element to your Wedding Day very practical."
Couples have become so comfortable with the idea of inviting their family and friends to log on to witness, laugh and shed tears of joy from the comfort (and safety) of their home. Adding a Virtual element to your wedding day celebration is relatively inexpensive when compared to the cost of a Wedding Photographer or a Video recording of your wedding.
Evan and Anna's Virtual Wedding was attended by dozens of family and friends on the east cost and in the Midwest during the COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020.
If having the most important people in your life attend your wedding ceremony is your goal, then adding a virtual element to your wedding day will allow you to invite anyone from anywhere in the world.
Frank's multi-camera Zoom Wedding Productions will bring your virtual guests to the front row and can easily be recorded for future viewing.
Top 3 Questions About
Virtual Weddings in Washington State
Q: Can me and my partner be at different location than the officiant and/or our witnesses?
A: NO. A marriage cannot be legally solemnized in Washington through the internet. Marriage by Proxy is not legal in Washington State. The "Virtual" concept is how your guests will attend and view your wedding ceremony online.
"Although it is known as a virtual wedding, you are real. It's your guests who are attending virtually."
Q: What is required to have a legally binding Virtual Wedding Ceremony?
A: On the day of your wedding you will need a Valid WA State Marriage License. At minimum, the persons legally required to be present include an Officiant (Celebrant, Minister, Priest, Rabi) to perform the ceremony and sign off on your legal documents, and two witnesses.
Q: Our family lives in several different time zones, can we schedule an early morning or late-night ceremony?
A: Of course, that’s the best thing of having a Virtual Wedding, no one is left out.