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.
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...]
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...]
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...]
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.
The San Juan Jazz Quintet is a five-piece group consisting of keyboard, guitar, bass (acoustic), drums and saxophone. These talented musicians play a cross-section of jazz, standards, swing tunes, ballads, Latin jazz, jazz waltzes and some pop standards to please all your guests. [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]