Tie the Knot with Pastor Dave

Seattle, WA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

You and your guests want and deserve a voice and a message that will make your ceremony stand out and be memorable. Take advantage of a master storyteller who will share the love you feel for each other with your guests. Finding an officiant who is warm, friendly, skilled, and who pays attention to your personal needs and preferences, will help make your entire wedding service easier and happier. And you can see and hear this for yourself! Please look at the many videos of actual ceremonies available through our web page. Read the reviews and you will know that you are getting the very best. A Thumbtack Gold, Top Pro, Best of in 2015 and 2016, and always at the top of the Seattle Wedding Officiant lists, you can be assured of the quality and professionalism of your choice. There are several things that really make my services different from those of most other wedding officiants. This includes my Spiritual Humanist belief system. I believe in you and Humanity, and that while we don't need superstition on our lives, that we all have a need to have our spirits fulfilled. Being married by an officiant who is sincere and shares your belief will be important to you as you look back on your special day. It will help you FEEL married. You are choosing a big guy with a big heart and a big voice. You will feel the warmth, professionalism, and power that I put into your vows. Whether you choose a simple, inexpensive elopement at our location, or a full formal wedding in a dream location, you and everyone in your party will know that I sincerely believe in marriage, that I have warm wishes for you and your lives as a married couple, and that everyone will be able to clearly hear your vows. Finally, you may choose from a complete suite of simple wedding services. Everything from a hall, to photography, to music and amplification, even internet streaming with mix and match services, to a private moment where we even provide witnesses. Because this is an effort of an entire family you will feel supported and cared for throughout your planning and during your wedding day. As much or as little as you want and need, you will receive flexible, financially reasonable, caring, professional, and calm assistance with any service you select.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

It is the people! Getting to know your story, learning how you came to be a couple, and really telling your guests why you are such a great couple. That is sooooo satisfying. It is all about building families and helping people. For 20 years my wife and I were directors of an international adoption agency. Every day we saw how the lives of children were destroyed without families, and how much they needed two parents in their lives. Marriage is important to our society and our children. Now that we have retired from adoption work we have decided help start families. You want an officiant who loves working with couples in love who want to join their lives, to hopefully find the same joy that we have found in our lives.
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Location

Seattle, WA 98125

Years in business

13

Number of employees

4

Times hired on Thumbtack

156

Reviews

63 Reviews
  • Crystal F. Jun 9, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was exactly what we were hoping for. A genuine, happy, and soulful officiant that expressed the beauty of the day with heartfelt enthusiasm and a booming clear voice. :)
  • Katie C. May 15, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    My wedding was very intimate with just family. My husband and I were best friends in high school. We recently reconnected and fell deeply in love. Being married to my husband mattered more than the wedding it's self...however, the wedding was perfect! Pastor Dave was a wonderful part of the overall experience. Now I get to spend my life with my best friend and husband. đź’ś Thank you Pastor Dave
  • Kar M. Apr 6, 2017
    Wedding Officiant
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    Amazing non-denominational ceremony!
    Love the service provided by Pastor Dave! We had a small, private and intimate ceremony (non-denominational) and Pastor Dave delivered it in such a heartwarming manner, all my guests said it was beautifully done. I will never forget my wedding day, thanks for helping us tie the knot (literally and figuratively), Pastor Dave!
  • Bethany W. Dec 17, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Good experience!
    Pastor Dave was pleasant to work with, was on time for my wedding and did a great job overall.
  • Tin N. Nov 16, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Quick ceremony
    Friendly and welcoming
  • Josh B. Oct 21, 2016
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
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    Secular/Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
    Pastor Dave was amazing! Not only are his prices reasonable, but he is very easy to work with. We were really happy with the vows and readings, and he delivered them with such perfect emotion. I was also happy to have someone who worked with secular vows and was able to easily make things either gender neutral, or same-sex, without sounding out of place. Our guests let us know that they really liked his enthusiasm and the flow of it all. 100% recommend.
  • Samantha M. Oct 5, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Awesome officiant for a secular wedding
    Pastor Dave was fantastic, did everything as we asked, though there was a slight hiccup, but everything worked out beautifully. We asked him to keep the ceremony secular, and he did a great job!
  • Andrea N. Oct 3, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended
    Dave was knowledgeable, flexible and easy-going to work with. We appreciated how responsive he was to our request. He showed up on time. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a fun, non-religious ceremony.
  • XIN S. Sep 22, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Professional and Responsive
    Pastor Dave is professional and responsive. He knows Chinese culture pretty well and we had a super good experience.
  • Jaime S. Sep 11, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave is awesome!
    Friendly, professional and responsive. Pastor Dave was completely comfortable in the chaotic pre-wedding minutes. He was great!
  • Amanda G. Sep 10, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very experienced.
    Pastor Dave was very knowledgeable in what he does. He made the process simple and laid back (even if I didn't know exactly what to expect and being a nervous bride). The whole process was easy and very upfront, laid out perfectly. So even without a lot of meetings, it went well, which worked better for us since we are pretty busy people. Punctual too, which definitely is important.
  • Joy P. Aug 10, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Gloria Z. Jul 22, 2016
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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  • Danahe F. May 1, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Better than we imagined,pasted Dave was amazing!
  • Jeremy S. Apr 20, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Ana F. Mar 27, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave officiated my wedding at the maple leaf park, he got there early , he is super friendly and professional he made sure that everything was ok, was perfect!!! ??
  • Abbey K. Mar 23, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Natalie W. Feb 8, 2016
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Very friendly, arrived early and it was a nice ceremony.
  • Lily W. Dec 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was great to work with. He was very organized, and did a great job walking us through the ceremony process. We opted for the package to have him personalize our ceremony script for us, and he NAILED it. Our guests LOVED the speech. Thank you for making our wedding memorable :) Lily & Augustine
  • Sarah P. Oct 11, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was amazing! He was patient and kind, he helped with every question, and was willing to change anything I wanted changed. He's warm and fuzzy, and makes everything fun. The things you would think may have been embarrassing he helped let it roll on by as a joke or something to see as silly. He was amazing. I will be calling him when we renew our vows someday
  • Julianne W. Oct 2, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Cheyenne P. Sep 23, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Jackie B. Sep 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave was great! He was able to pull together a last minute ceremony like we had planned it all year! Very professional, fun, and personalized! Thanks Pastor Dave! Jackie&Rick
  • Emina J. Sep 16, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave did an outstanding job at our wedding. He was very easy to work with, he has a lot of different options to choose from as far a vows go. He was very flexible with our ideas and had great suggestions. Thank you pastor Dave for making out special day as perfect as it could be.
  • Michael T. Sep 3, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave's website was very informative and made the process of determining the nature of the ceremony and drafting vows very efficient. The periodic reminder messages and license application information were very helpful. He arrived plenty early. The ceremony was flawlessly executed. We're dying to see the pics.
  • Jonathan A. Sep 1, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was everything we expected and more. Being this was the first time ever doing something like this pastor Dave was right there to make sure we weren't totally clueless. He had lots of info that he promptly sent our way to make sure we knew what kind of ceremony we wanted and what type of ceremonies he preformed. He arrived on time, was calm, prepared and ready with a plan. He helped us fill out documents afterwards so we weren't completely lost. It was an overall perfect experience with pastor Dave.
  • Michael K. Aug 26, 2015
    Non-Religious Wedding Officiant
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  • Yuhua C. Aug 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Jeddah W. Aug 23, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Brian P. Aug 14, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave was awesome. He was such a pleasure to work with. His personal touches to the custom ceremony we put together made it unforgettable. Would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a fun and professional officiant for their wedding. Thanks again Pastor Dave!
  • Leeza F. Jul 31, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave was great. He gave us the wedding we wanted and was very respectful of all we wanted included.
  • Elysia K. Jul 24, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Excellent, worked well with us even on short notice. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an outgoing, gregarious officiant for their ceremony!
  • Ondina S. Jul 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Steinmetz J. Jul 20, 2015
    Same-Sex Wedding Officiant
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    He was great. He was able to jump right in as we decided to jump right in and he helped us get the knot tied nice and tight. It was very happy - my mother has never smiled so much in her life that i can recall.
  • Eric W. Jul 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave did all that was asked of him, and his tall presence made for great photographs during the ceremony. He was flexible and responsive to our needs.
  • Catherine M. Jun 19, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Janna P. May 27, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave made things so easy for us every step of the way! It was so nice to work with him and have him a part of our day!!
  • Dawn A. May 18, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave exceeded our expectations, and made our special day truly special. We live streamed our ceremony for our overseas lives ones, and it went smoothly without any troubles. We highly recommend Pastor Dave!
  • Gita G. May 12, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Loved Pastor Dave! Highly recommend him! You will not be sorry you chose him. We had a last minute wedding and he worked with us to create the perfect ceremony. He was a little more expensive than some of the other quotes we got but so happy we chose him. He is worth every cent. He was fast to answer emails and phone calls and everything went smoothly. Couldn't have asked for a better day and Pastor Dave was the icing on the cake. Thanks Dave!
  • Jessie C. May 4, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was great! Very quick to respond to questions, and the ceremony was exactly what we wanted.
  • Zheng W. Mar 30, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave is very professional! We used his office for the ceremony, it is a nice lace. Highly recommended! Thanks!
  • Jason L. Jan 21, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Excellent officiant! David helped us a lot to get our ceremony prepared. Patient, warm, and effective. Thank you for your efforts!
  • Nik J. Jan 16, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave was great! He recommended an awesome spot for our vow renewal. He was patient and accommodating when we were a little late. He incorporated our kid into the ceremony nicely. The reading was beautiful and everything went smoothly without a hitch.
  • Shang G. Jan 15, 2015
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave is very professional! Highly recommended!
  • Damon G. Sep 23, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Misty S. Aug 24, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Katy S. Jun 15, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave was excellent. He had great communication with me, answered all the questions I had, arrived on time and made this process so smooth!
  • Stephanie B. Jun 11, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    So fast! Definitely made this experience extremely pleasurable! ♡♡♡
  • Diane J. May 29, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    He has experience and without many words spoken he understood my needs and desires for the ceremony we want. Fate .
  • James L. May 28, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    David was fantastic. He helped us personalized out wedding say and travelled 1 1/2 hours to perform the ceremony. It was a perfect day
  • Cindy J. May 28, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was awesome and from the first time we talked on the phone he was easy to work with. We had an unexpected medical emergency that changed all our plans and he was so flexible to accommodate our changes we needed. We wanted to have a unique ceremony as we had "married" before laws updated for us over 27 yrs ago. We, together created exactly what we were looking for - something informal, yet special and memorable. Thanks Pastor Dave and know that we will recommend you to all our friends for unique or traditional ceremonies!
  • Chris K. May 15, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was phenomenal. We had a small, quick wedding at Snoqualmie Falls and it was perfect. Dave kept in frequent contact before the ceremony and really made the entire process seem so easy. He definitely has a lot of experience doing this and I highly recommend him if you want a worry-free ceremony. Thanks again Dave!
  • Mariah S. May 13, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was very personable and we got exactly what we wanted.
  • Jason K. Apr 4, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Dylan C. Mar 9, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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  • Kapil S. Feb 16, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
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    Very very impressed with the service. I recommend my friends to visit him.
  • Lindsay H. Jan 25, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Did exactly what we asked for, quick and easy, friendly and able to provide witness if needed.
  • Rachel K. Jan 1, 2014
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    My husband and I found ourselves in the position of planning a last minute wedding to take place in Seattle. We live in St. Petersburg, FL. In our search for an officiant, Pastor Dave came forward early on offering his services. We found him to be accessible, reasonably priced, offering additional services which we appreciated, and always prompt with replies. The day of the ceremony, we had paid a little extra for additional photography. The photographer unfortunately arrived a bit late after getting turned around. However, Pastor Dave rectified this by providing a partial refund on the amount we paid for the photographer's time lost. The ceremony itself turned out lovely with vows that we were able to customize from several choices. After the ceremony, one neighbor who attended specifically remarked on how much she enjoyed Pastor Dave's oration. We are sincerely happy with everything and would recommend Pastor Dave to any couple looking for a meaningful way to celebrate their marriage.
  • Amy A. Nov 5, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave was always available, which was a huge plus since I was out of state. He remained in contact up to the night before. He arrived early and we all were happy with my choice. His personality fit well with my family. I am glad he is the one who married my love and I!
  • Maryam R. Aug 17, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave did a very great job He is just so professional and eeasy and fun for your great day .Thank you pastor Dave .we really appreciate your job .
  • Tamra R. May 5, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    Pastor Dave was super friendly, relaxed, and on time!! Perfect fpr us!!
  • Tiffany R. Mar 26, 2013
    Wedding Officiant
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    My husband and I were married 2/2/13 on top of the Space Needle. It was a short ceremony with wonderful vows written by Pastor Dave. Which were amazing!! He was so understanding and went out of his way to accommodate us. My husband is in the Navy, so our schedule was literally last minute. He did everything in his power to make our wedding day fun!! Wedding documents got lost in the mail, Pastor Dave was right there to help us get new ones. Even meet us half way to resign everything.
  • Roselind B. Oct 22, 2012
    Wedding Officiant
    Verified Review
    Pastor Dave did a great job, We could not have ask for someone more patient or professonal. The last days before a wedding can be hetic ,and caotic. Pastor Dave was a sea of calm. Always offering to help in any way. The day of the wedding he was on time dressed in his robe and stole lending a traditional and classic touch to the event .just as we wanted. The vows he spoke were beautiful, his voice powerful,yet there was joy letting all know what a wonderful event this was. When we spoke you could see he loved doing this uniting families We would recomend him to friends and family.

Q&A

What types of customers have you worked with?
Weddings and more than Weddings. Dedicated to caring, personal, and professional service we offer a wide range options for your wedding, handfasting, or commitment ceremony. * Choose pre-written vows, or write your own. * Let us provide a location for your wedding, or we will come to you. * Hire your own photographer, or use Cindy's Simple Snapshots. * Available microphones and speakers, and internet streaming of your event. Pastor Dave is there for you to provide spiritual services for memorials, naming ceremonies, adoption and family joining celebrations, and presentations about Humanism.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Spend some time chatting with the officiant to be sure that you are comfortable with their personality and temperament. Insist on sample videos so that you can really see and hear what your ceremony can be like. Be sure that you have a clear understanding of the services they provide and the fees they charge. This is your day and you want to be comfortable with every part of your wedding.