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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.
From your first step over our threshold into our earthy, sensual environment, you will feel comfortable exactly as you are. Like our island home, our warm, accessible ambiance invites visitors to reconnect with the beauty and wisdom within. [more...]
Vinny's Ristorante is a casual, elegant restaurant offering gourmet Pacific Northwest seafood and steak along with Italian specialties. All of our food is prepared with only freshest ingredients by our chefs. Our menu features crisp salads, fresh seafood, tender lamb, steak, chicken and so much more, and we will create a customized menu for your special event. We also have the right wine or cocktail to make your rehearsal or wedding dinner unforgettable. [more...]
The Kitchen caters delicious, organic meals using locally grown produce, meats and seafood. Weddings and other occasions can be catered to your specifications, from birthday luncheons, and small family-style rehearsal dinners, to wedding banquets for up to 150 guest. [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...]
"Felicitations" means congratulations - what better name for an extraordinary cake business! We create custom designed wedding cakes, grooms cakes, party favors, dessert buffets and cakes for all occasions. Our cakes are baked fresh, made-to-order using fresh, local ingredients. Felicity's 33-year career in the food and hospitality industry has earned her a stellar reputation for her quality and professionalism. Her passion and dedication to baking, will ensure you and your guests will remember the cake long after the event. [more...]
Nest is a lovely floral and gift boutique located in the heart of Eastsound. Unique treasures with a focus on Island and Washington State artists as well as fresh flowers sourced both locally and from afar. We provide anything from simply a single flower to brighten someone's day, to arrangements delivered to your home, to weddings and events of all sizes. All arrangements are made with your specifications in mind. Take a moment to come in and smell the flowers while wandering through the shop. [more...]
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...]
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...]
I specialize in photographing weddings in the San Juan Islands - on yachts drifting in the Strait, at the Orcas Hotel, in the gardens at Roche Harbor, at Lakedale, at South Beach or just about anywhere else in the Islands. I've been photographing in the San Juans for over 20 years, and can incorporate the beauty of the islands into your images. [more...]