News From The Islands
Wedding Show for the San Juan Islands Announced
January 9, 2012 Friday Harbor, WA A collection of San Juan Island vendors have teamed up to launch the first annual Isle Be Wed wedding show, celebrating island wedding fare available to brides and grooms throughout the San Juan Islands. The show's coordinator, Felicity Milne, of Cakes by Felicitations, is thrilled with the level of participation and interest received thus far, saying "I am happy so many people are as excited about this event as I am. We want to showcase the many talents of our local vendors available for special events on our beautiful isle. The San Juan Islands are a truly special place to celebrate your most special day."
The event welcome reception will be on Friday, January 27th from 6pm - 8pm where attendees can chat with vendors and coordinators on the eve of the full show. The main event is Saturday, January 28th from 11am - 4pm and entry is free to brides, grooms and their entourage. Each of these events will be hosted by Friday Harbor's newest hotel, The Island Inn at 123 West. Scott Hale, the Inn's Chief Experience Officer, is excited about the event adding "We're flattered that Felicity chose our venue for the inaugural show and have had plenty of fun planning and working with all of our neighbors - we're ready for show time."
Brides, grooms, planners, and close friends and family will have the chance to interact with seventeen different vendors throughout the show covering everything a couple will need to make their destination wedding a dream come true. Confirmed vendors include:
Cakes: Cakes by Felicitations
Floral: Robins Nest
Planning: San Juan Island Weddings and Events Venues: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, Friends of Lime Kiln Lighthouse, San Juan Vineyards
Photography: Photography by Mark Gardner, Christopher Mundus Photography
Spa Services: Spa d' Bune
Officiate: Archie Brooks
Catering: Coho Restaurant, Cynthia's, of Course
Music: Sally Browne - cello, Amanda Brast - guita
Lodging: Roche Harbor Resort, The Island Inn at 123 West
Fun: Schooners North.
Brides and Grooms may learn more about the Isle be Wed wedding event by visiting the show's Facebook page at http://www.visitsanjuans.com/islebewed/. For additional information about the Island Inn at 123 West, visit www.123west.com or phone 1-877-512-9262.
Cakes by Felicitations: The premier wedding cake designer in the San Juan Islands. Your wedding day will be made that much more memorable with a custom cake, elaborate dessert buffet or beautiful cupcake display to add that sweet touch to your special day. We are located in Friday Harbor but serve all islands.
Pelindaba Lavender Farm: A premier outdoor wedding location with fields of fragrant blooming lavender, pastoral and lake vistas. In the language of flowers lavender represents devotion. What a perfect setting and symbol for the celebration of a wedding.
Lime Kiln Point Lighthouse: Perched on the picturesque shoreline of San Juan Island's West side, is a truly unique location to exchange vows. From the Lantern Room celebrate new horizons overlooking Haro Strait with the silhouette of Vancouver Island and maybe even a few orca whales as backdrop.
San Juan Vineyards: Grounds include a chapel, pavilion, and a tasting room surrounded by 6 acres of vineyard. Besides offering a breath-taking scenic experience, and our award winning wines, we can fine tune our offerings to ensure that your event is truly memorable.
Photography by Mark Gardner: Mark Gardner has been photographing in the San Juans for over 15 years, and particularly loves photographing weddings and portraits with the beauty of the islands as a backdrop. Call Mark if you want the best in creative photography and service for your wedding.
Mundus Photography:Christopher Mundus delivers modern style to the modern bride.
Spa d Bune: The Premier salon and day spa in Friday Harbor, offering full array of wonderful indulgences, welcoming your every need for your wedding day. Consider having a fun, pampering spa day with your friends and family a few days before your big day. Then on your wedding day relax while we take care of your every beauty needs. Beautiful makeup, hair to perfection, mimosas with your bridal party if you fancy.
Archie Brooks: Archie Brooks will help you achieve the wedding of your dreams. In the past 23 years he has married more than 800 couples and has become San Juan Island's most requested ordained officiate.
Coho Restaurant: Coho Restaurant serves Pacific Northwest cuisine with a Mediterranean flair. Coho showcases simple and artful fare using the bounty from Island producers. The freshest ingredients, day-of-event preparation and artistic presentation create a reputation for excellence for their catering services.
Cynthia's, of Course: Owner, Cynthia Burke, has 30+ years of hospitality experience along with a great crew helping to bring forth successful catering events of all styles, large or intimate. Whether you need event planning, rentals or creative menus using the freshest local products, Cynthia's professional approach will allow you to experience a relaxed & successful event.
Sally Browne: Sally Browne has a Master's of Music in Performance on Cello and has been playing weddings for many years, on San Juan Island and in the California Bay Area before moving to the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Classical music is a must for your special day. It sets the mood for a wonderful event in the lives of two people.360-378-4106.
Amanda Brast: Classical and Romantic Spanish Guitarist: The perfect accompaniment for YOUR special day
The Island Inn at 123 West -Our stylish Friday Harbor hotel is perfect for you, your fiancé and up to forty of the people you really want to invite with our spacious waterfront penthouses and streamline euro-style guest rooms. Over 1600 square feet of esthetic event space connects to an open patio with a view that makes the mainland shudder. Branching out is fun too; natural spots around San Juan Island to say you do abound. www.123west.com