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.
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...]
Wendy E. Shepard, Officiant, is a playwright, journalist, and poet (Lucky to be Alive: A Love Story, a narrative poem). She guides people through the process of writing vows and ceremonies that fully express, in their own words, what their marriage means to them.
Steeped in world spiritual traditions, she can help to interweave inspiring readings from the wisdom of the ages into the wedding script. Whether or not she officiates, the writing services are available to those wanting to create their own ceremonies. [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
Glamping and weddings go together like s’mores and a campfire. Tell us about your special day and we’ll help you setup camp like you never thought possible. All of our glamping tents are available for delivery and setup throughout the San Juan Islands. [more...]
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...]
A touch of rejuvenation, presenting a unique Seaside Oasis embracing holistic mind and body treatments. Having given thousands of sessions, we look forward to facilitating and sharing an eclectic array of therapies. We offer: couples massage, hot stones, reflexology, cranial sacral, Balinese foot bath, injury treatments, medical/orthopedic massage, men's sport, Hawaiian Lomi, far infrared sauna, and harmonic sound therapies. We also offer Yoga, Qi Gong for adults and kids (private and classes). Walk-Ins are welcome! [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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]
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...]