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.

Marriage Licenses

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.

Lopez Island
Colleen Carroll PhotographySee all information about this member
Lopez Island
(253) 278-2938
Colleen Carroll Photography - Weddings - Bride

Documentary photography for us, is about telling stories through candid interaction and genuine emotion. We'll spend a few hours at locations which are meaningful to you, and you'll have a chance to relax and enjoy the shoot. For weddings and events, we like to arrive early and stay late. We're always observers never art directors, and feel truly honored to capture moments which last a lifetime. [more...]

Orcas Island
Petals and Twist Wedding PlannersSee all information about this member
597 Lindsay Way
Eastsound
(360) 376-3737
Petals and Twist waterfront ceremony

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...]

San Juan Island
Afterglow Spa at Roche Harbor WeddingsSee all information about this member
232 Reuben Memorial Dr.
Roche Harbor
(360) 378-9888
Spa massage San Juan Island

Conveniently located in the heart of Roche Harbor village, on the main floor of the Quarryman Hall, the Afterglow spa is the perfect compliment to your experience at Roche Harbor. The spa provides a warm, personable and inviting atmosphere in a casually elegant environment. a variety of services are offered including couples spa treatments and men’s spa services. We have carefully selected our spa lines including Kerstin Florian, Pure Fiji and Jane Fredale for a quality spa experience. [more...]

San Juan Island
Archie BrooksSee all information about this member
7075 Airport Center
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-2789
(360) 317-6718
Wedding Ministers, Celebrants, Orcas, Lopez San Juan Islands

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...]

Lopez Island
Adam Nash PhotographySee all information about this member
3699 Fisherman Bay Rd.
Lopez Island
360-468-2817
Photographers, Wedding, Lopez Island

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.

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San Juan Island
The Market Chef CateringSee all information about this member
225 A St.
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-4546
The Market Chef Salmon

The Market Chef is an artisan deli, cafe and catering company utilizing island-grown and produced vegetables, fruits and meats. Cooking entirely from scratch, every day we offer unique sandwiches on baked-daily breads, organic salads and a constantly revolving deli case filled to the brim with eat-in or take-home entrees and side dishes. Fun, fast paced and colorful atmosphere with beer, wine and locally roasted coffees. [more...]

San Juan Island
Kathleen Ballard PhotographySee all information about this member
257 Neil Bay Rd.
Friday Harbor
(360) 317-7012
Photographers, Wedding, San Juan Island, Friday Harbor

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...]

Orcas Island
Studio Mierau & Co. WeddingsSee all information about this member
188 A St.
Eastsound
(360) 376-7667
Spa massage Orcas Island

Studio Mierau & Co. ... a place of beauty. We offer professional hair design, special occasion styling, make-up consultation and application as well as natural nail care, aromatherapy and reflexology. We also offer tanning in our HEX tri-filtered stand-up booth. There is a strong sense of family in our salon and we look forward to including you! Please make your appointment in advance to ensure availability.   [more...]

All San Juan Islands
Photography by Mark Gardner WeddingsSee all information about this member
144 Panorama Place
Friday Harbor
(360) 378-1371
Photography by Mark Gardner - Weddings Couple at Roche Harbor

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...]

All San Juan Islands
Didier Gincig, Wedding OfficiantSee all information about this member
135 Bonnie Brae Lane
Eastsound
360-376-6053
Didier Gincig - Ceremony at Rosario

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...]

All San Juan Islands
Wedding Floral - Whitney R. White Studio - Bride & Groom in Garden

The Whitney R. White Studio creates floral arrangements that reflect a deep appreciation of the natural world. For us, the islands are the best canvas to create and gather together in, a beautiful place to savor. By sourcing locally grown flowers and by hand-crafting vessels to house our designs, we style weddings and events that are completely unique, completely authentic, and completely your own. We believe in the warm glow of candle-light, a fun planning process, champagne toasts, and attention to detail. We will bring beauty to your celebration, and enrich your San Juan experience. [more...]

Orcas Island
Rosario Resort & Spa CateringSee all information about this member
1400 Rosario Rd.
Eastsound
(800) 562-8820
Rosario Resort & Spa/Moran Mansion

Rosario Resort has a long tradition of hosting memorable events in our spectacular location. The historic Moran Mansion and beautiful waterfront grounds are perfect for weddings, receptions, social events, concerts, and corporate events. [more...]

Lopez Island
Steve Horn PhotographySee all information about this member
182 Lopez Rd., Ste. D
Lopez
(800) 511-5338
(360) 468-2100
Steve Horn Photography

Steve Horn Photography...offering natural and spontaneous wedding and portrait photography. Over 15 years experience. Work on all islands welcome. [more...]

Lopez Island
The Bay CateringSee all information about this member
9 Old Post Rd.
Lopez
(360) 468-3700
Dining, Food, Casual, Fine, Lopez Island

The Bay offers unique and personalized catering services featuring locally grown ingredients.  We specialize in creating custom menus based on your tastes, budget and the seasonal items available.  Services range from drop off appetizers display to plated multi-course dinners at venues from personal residences to open fields.  [more...]

San Juan Island
Cynthia's Of CourseSee all information about this member
755 Argyle Ave.
Friday Harbor
(360) 317-7178
(360) 378-4727
Wedding Catering San Juan Island

Cynthia's Of Course, located in Friday Harbor in the beautiful San Juan Islands, offers a relaxed avenue for your catering needs. Whether you are planning a casual event, a formal wedding celebration or business gathering, Cynthia's professional approach to your catering needs will allow you to experience a relaxed and successful event. Owner Cynthia Burke, has been in the food and hospitality service for over 30 years. [more...]

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