Planning Your Wedding
With dozens of wedding professionals here in the islands, you can do as much—or as little—planning as you wish, from working with a professional wedding planner, consulting a knowledgeable caterer for advice, or handling the arrangements yourself. Choose from a full range of services: planners and officiates, caterers, chefs and bakers who use island-grown ingredients, and florists who create beautiful bouquets from locally-grown flowers.
You’ll also find musicians who play everything from big band to blues, photographers who capture unforgettable moments, hair and makeup artists, and quality tent and chair rental companies. Everyone is ready to help make your special day effortless. If you are looking for a rehearsal dinner location, check out our website's Dining section.
You can obtain a marriage license from the San Juan County Auditor's office by calling (360) 378-2161. A three-day waiting period is required. Any license obtained in the State of Washington is valid for marriage in San Juan County. There are many friendly officiates in the islands, including ministers, priests and judges who can preside over weddings.
Experience The Spa at Earthbox. Let our soothing ambience and the indulgence of Comfort Zone, a line of high-quality products from Italy, work their magic. Our commitment to you is absolute: renew and rediscover. Spa services Include massage, including therapeutic, relaxation and hot stone; luxurious body and face treatments, and signature nail care. [more...]
Coho Restaurant provides on-and off-premise catering services throughout the San Juan Islands including a full bar with beer, wine and spirits. We offer plated, family-style, or buffet service. Our nearby Inns, Tucker House and Harrison House, are just a few blocks from the restaurant in Friday Harbor, and are the perfect setting for al fresco dining for groups under 60. [more...]
Photography for me, is about telling stories through candid interaction and genuine emotion. During portrait sessions we'll spend a couple hours at locations which are meaningful to you, and you'll have a chance to relax and enjoy the shoot. For weddings and events, I'm always an observer never an art director, and feel truly honored to capture moments which last a lifetime. [more...]
I am a professional photographer specializing in weddings, family gatherings and portraits of children of all ages. My career spans 45 years from staff photographer for the Los Angeles Times for 10 years to owning my own business in the San Juan Islands for the past 35 years. My work has appeared in Sunset Magazine and in island galleries. [more...]
A Georgia native has moved his family from Bellingham to the magical island of Lopez. He brings a classically trained background to the fresh modern documentary style reportage. This leaves the client with a timeless work of art. Additionally, he is one of only a handful of Videographers in the world who capture weddings on Super8. See examples of this along with galleries of kids, engagements and commercial projects at www.adamnash.us.
Personal, meaningful, and legal ceremonies for ALL couples.
Sandy Playa, a non-denominational minister, delights in creating a ceremony, written with your input, that fits your personalities and beliefs. Her specialty is weaving together traditional rituals and your individual beliefs into heartwarming and meaningful wedding and vow renewal ceremonies. Your ceremony should reflect both of you, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you'd like. [more...]
Congratulations on your engagement. You are beginning an extraordinary journey and we are very excited for you. You have chosen one of the most beautiful places in America to hold your wedding; paradise in a little corner of the world, rich in color and texture – a place where magic happens.
Though these islands seem very far away and therefore can make you feel a bit daunted with your destination wedding plans, our extensive experience will bring the islands closer to you and make it so much easier than you ever expected. [more...]
Let your imagination and our professional local team custom design and implement the destination event of your lifetime. For “Wedding Planning”, "Day of" coordination and “Event Services”, we work with a dedicated group of professionals that provide you with invaluable support from beginning to end. [more...]
Didier Gincig is available to officiate your wedding ceremony in the San Juan Islands, centered around your specific wishes, based on your beliefs and individual spirituality, your style and personality. Approach your wedding day knowing you have a wonderful ceremony, capturing your love and your own unique story in a comfortable atmosphere to help create the magic that is your wedding day. Includes Lopez, San Juan, and Orcas, Waldron, Shaw. [more...]
Congratulations! You have chosen one of the most beautiful places in America to hold your wedding. This little corner of the world is a rich wonderland of color and texture – it is a place where magic can happen. At Petals and Twist we know how important it is to you include this special landscape in the celebration of your marriage. We are able to do this in many different ways, creating affairs that are as distinctive as the people who are getting married. [more...]
Archie Brooks will help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. In the past 25 years he has married more than 1100 couples and has become one of San Juan Island's most requested ordained officiate. Archie is renowned for his outstanding performance, professional appearance, considerate nature and desire to please the most discerning bride and groom. He prides himself on making sure the whole wedding party has a great time. He directs the rehearsal ceremony making it a fun and enjoyable experience and keeps it to a timely fashion. [more...]
From Weddings, Corporate Retreats, Anniversary and Birthday parties to Family Reunions, my business has been built, one happy customer at a time. I specialize in listening to my clients and designing menus to meet their needs. I love what I do and believe it is reflected in my food that is prepared fresh using the best seasonal and local ingredients. I have catered on yachts, local homes, county parks and remote island locations and am a preferred caterer at Lakedale Resort. [more...]
Overlooking the Orcas Island ferry landing, the historic 1904 Orcas Hotel is an ideal spot for destination weddings.The Hotel's restaurant, cafe, and lobby areas can accommodate up to 180 guests, or you can enjoy your event under our large tent on the lawns. Ceremonies can take place on the porch, lawn or deck. The restaurant can take care of all your catering needs, and personalize a menu just for you. Please call or email for the current event menu.
The Orcas Hotel is pleased to offer: [more...]
Inter-faith Weddings in the Beautiful San Juan Islands. Your officiate, Rev. Richard Hooper, was formerly a Lutheran pastor, is now an Inter-faith minister, and was recently a resident chaplain at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. He is the author of six books on religion and spirituality, including his popular, Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tzu; the Parallel Sayings. [more...]