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.

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
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
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
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
Petals and Twist Floral & Event StylingSee all information about this member
597 Lindsay Way
Eastsound
(360) 376-3737
Petals and Twist waterfront ceremony

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...]

Orcas Island
NestSee all information about this member
18 Haven Rd.
Eastsound
(360) 376-4580
Floral Shopping Weddings Orcas Island

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...]

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...]

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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All San Juan Islands
Wedding Ministers, Celebrants, Orcas, Lopez San Juan Islands

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...]

San Juan Island
The Spa at Earthbox WeddingsSee all information about this member
440 Spring St.
Friday Harbor
(800) 793-4756
(360) 378-3383
Spas Massage San Juan Island

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

San Juan Island
Cakes By FelicitationsSee all information about this member
50-F Malcom St., Unit #320
Friday Harbor
(360) 317-5961
Cakes By Felicitations

"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...]

Orcas Island
Orcas Events Rentals & PlanningSee all information about this member
434 Prune Alley
Eastsound
(360) 376-8376
Wedding, Event, Rentals Orcas Island

Your island-owned one-stop shop for anything event"!  Superbly maintained rental items including tents, tables, chairs, dance floors, dishware, heating, lighting, decoration and much more… 

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