West Seattle weddings: Congratulations, David and Jim!

October 8, 2013 at 10:30 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle weddings | 18 Comments

Congratulations to David Clarke and Jim Ryburn, announcing their wedding:

My partner and I were married on August 17th, 2013, on an absolutely perfect West Seattle evening! After almost twenty years together, we were thrilled to finally be able to make it official. I’m truly the luckiest guy in the world and I look forward to many more happy years of marriage to a wonderful man.

We were honored to have our ceremony officiated by one of our very dearest friends, Sharon Tucker, who flew all the way up from Dallas with her partner Tina to be with us. A big thanks to our good friend, MIcheline Sierer,who did a fantastic job reading the wedding poem adding just the perfect touch to the ceremony. We wanted to also give a special thanks to our friend Jeannie Warner for recording the ceremony so we could send it to Jim’s parents in Texas who could not make it up here for the wedding. Also, thanks to our friend Julie Hooker for doing a great job managing the music!

We’d like to also thank the creative and energetic folks at Prop Gallery – especially Andrew! – for helping us to create a beautiful setting on the rooftop deck of our condo building for the evening. In addition, the wonderful people at Tuxedos and Tennis Shoes Catering did a fabulous job with the food and bartending, and Donna and her amazing staff at Stuffed Cakes here in West Seattle made the coolest wedding cake ever. Finally, thanks to all of our friends and family who celebrated with us and made this the most special evening ever!

Wedding to announce? Text/photo, editor@westseattleblog.com


  1. Congratulations!
    love your polka dot ties.
    Im dying to know if that little guy is a photo bomber, or perhaps your cake topper?

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 1:37 am October 9, 2013 #

  2. Aw, big congratulations! I love the coordinating ties also. I love seeing the wedding announcements lately – ESPECIALLY for those of us who haven’t had the right to marry for very long. :)

    Comment by AG — 7:32 am October 9, 2013 #

  3. tiki — I wonder if CJB had a hand in getting the little guy in the pic …
    Congratulations! Best wishes for many more happy years together.

    Comment by metrognome — 8:00 am October 9, 2013 #

  4. Oh my goodness! What a cute couple. I love the matching ties/shirt combo!!

    Comment by Katie — 8:24 am October 9, 2013 #

  5. Congrats and I wish you many many many happy years to come!

    Comment by Jennifer — 9:24 am October 9, 2013 #

  6. What a handsome couple. Congrats and best wishes for many more happy years together.

    Comment by Lindsey — 9:35 am October 9, 2013 #

  7. Congratulations and like others, kudos on the ties. And on the cake — good choice! : )

    Comment by MTHS — 9:52 am October 9, 2013 #

  8. Congratulations! Wishing you the very best for years to come!

    Comment by enviromaven — 10:08 am October 9, 2013 #

  9. Congrats! You look so happy :)

    Comment by Shannon — 10:14 am October 9, 2013 #

  10. I am so so happy that congress has pulled it out and now wonderful committed couples like you can be united as a married couple.

    Love the cake topper!! Clink here’s to you both!!

    Comment by Silly Goose — 10:17 am October 9, 2013 #

  11. Congratulations on the marriage! What a lovely couple.

    I love seeing these- keep them coming, WSB!

    Comment by Catherine — 10:20 am October 9, 2013 #

  12. If we get them, we’ll publish them. We offer wedding announcements and obituaries for free, by request, since we believe they are news and shouldn’t be charged for … TR

    Comment by WSB — 10:22 am October 9, 2013 #

  13. Congratulations on 20 years together and on your long-overdue right to be legally married. What a happy photo that is. Love it!

    Comment by WSFoodie — 10:46 am October 9, 2013 #

  14. Congratulations! Here’s to a long and happy life together.

    Comment by Uncle Joe — 11:48 am October 9, 2013 #

  15. Blessings to you both! Miss seeing you guys in the elevator! Just wanted to wish you nothing but the best…you are both so deserving. Cheers, Nancy!

    Comment by Nanzo — 12:20 pm October 9, 2013 #

  16. Congrats from Rob and Sue! It is a special day you will remember for the rest of you life!

    Comment by susan — 2:21 pm October 9, 2013 #

  17. Congratulations, David & Jim!

    Comment by West Seattle Since 1979 — 2:24 pm October 9, 2013 #

  18. Congratulations!

    Comment by KAW — 4:25 pm October 9, 2013 #

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