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editor s note’

When it rains, it pours.

That proverb is no stranger to Pacific Northwest brides, past and present. And it goes for planning a wedding, too. Whether newly engaged or quickly getting closer to ‘I dos,’ you know that when it comes to wedding planning, once the ‘to-dos’ begin, they can seem to come all at once. The countless big decisions that go into planning such as picking the dress, the venue or the caterer can be tough, but you know it’s the details such as drafting your invitations, legalizing the marriage and asking the right questions that can become overwhelming. Pacific Coast Weddings understands the stress that goes into planning one of the biggest days of your life and we are here to help. In your goto guide, you’ll find a planning checklist that tells you when to finalize your playlist, update the registry and order the wedding favors as well as editorial to help with the details such as how to tie a bow tie and how to ask for help on your wedding day. We have included work from local, Northwest photographers so you can see real weddings and venues to give you inspiration. And to help you even further, our venue finder includes a variety of venues and their accommodations so you can find the place to best fit your needs. And Pacific Coast Weddings wants to assist you online, too. Our website offers posts with actual weddings to inspire you, craft tutorials and downloadable worksheets and checklists to keep you organized. Find us on Facebook to find upcoming wedding shows, events and learn more about what the area has to offer new brides-to-be. You might have a bit of rain, but we have the umbrella. Happy planning!


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Perfect pairing

Just engaged

Obtaining a marriage license

Hire a pro How to ask for help What you’ll remember Writing vows How to tie a bow tie Making memories Venues at a glance Venue Finder Checklists Questions Bride emergency kit Wedding timeline Wedding registry Resource directory Wedding shows

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Congratulations! ENGAGED!

There is a lot to do, but don’t think it all has to happen at once. You have some time to figure out the details. Here is what you should focus on right away.


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1. Enjoy the moment

4. Size it up

You just got engaged! Make sure not to obsess too much on the expenses, dates or getting everything done right now. Enjoy the moment you two are in, and the journey that awaits you. Chances are you’ve thought about your big day before. Discuss the wedding of your dreams and bask in how exciting it’ll all be.

The cost of your wedding mostly depends on the number of people who will see you walk down the aisle. Do you and your partner foresee an intimate wedding of close family and friends or a ballroom filled with everyone you know? Start by each making a list of who you absolutely must have, and then a bit more. Get an estimate – you can start scaling it down once you start looking at possible venues.

2. Start small Ok, now you can start crunching the numbers. What is that budget going to look like? Make a rough estimate of where you two want to go money-wise. What are the things you are willing to splurge on and areas where you could save?

3. Pick a season Decide when this grand event should take place. Do you want a summer wedding or a backdrop of amber and gold leaves? 6

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5. Think about engagement photos

Go ahead and schedule your engagement photo session. These photos are fun to post on social media and, of course, to use for save-the-dates. Many wedding photographers offer a package that include engagement photos. See our section on why we recommend hiring a professional on page 14.

Don’t… 1. Start out sprinting

Go ahead and start planning a little – it’s part of the fun! But don’t stress yourself by trying to get venues, photographers and vows right away. You want to take your time and make sure you see all the options out there. A speedy decision could mean missing out on a better option down the road.

2. Broadcast Staying tight lipped about your proposal isn’t going to be easy. But until the people closest to you get a visit or a phone call (don’t forget grandma!) the not-so-close friends on social media can wait.

3. Make promises It is easy to get caught up in everyone’s fantasy for your wedding. Your best friend might have the best idea for a col-

or scheme and your mom might know just where you should book the venue, but at the beginning, make sure you’re just listening instead of jumping into anything too soon.

4. Planning the party Don’t start sharing the big news and handing out titles for bridesmaids or maid of honor too soon. Talk to your spouse about who they are thinking of including, figure out numbers and take your time before handing anyone a bouquet.

5. Shop and stop The perfect wedding dress could be the first one you find, but unless you’re absolutely sure, be careful in writing that check too soon. Feel free to go shopping early on, but look at your options before deciding on the dress. Compare prices at different locations and shop around so you know you’ve found the perfect gown.



Both applicants must provide photo ID that proves they are at least 18 years of age, or provide the required consent forms (contact your county auditor for details). In Washington state, your marriage license is not valid until three days after you’ve signed the application and paid the license fee. The license is then valid for 60 days. Witnesses are not necessary to apply for a license.

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a marriage license

Island County

San Juan County

License fee: $57 Island County Auditor’s Office 1 NE 7th Street Coupeville, WA 98239 Phone: 360/240-5540 Website: Email: Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Online applications available at: License fee: $62 San Juan County Courthouse First Floor, 350 Court Street Friday Harbor, WA 98250 Phone: 360/378-2161 Website: Email: Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.


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Whatcom County

License fee: $62, cash only Skagit County Auditor’s Office Administration Building, Room 201 700 S. 2nd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Phone: 360/416-1704 Email: Website: Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Online applications available at: License fee: $60 Whatcom County Auditor’s Office Recording Division 311 Grand Avenue, Suite 103, Bellingham, WA 98225 Phone: 360/778-5100 Website: Email: Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Snohomish County

License fee: $68 Snohomish County Auditor’s Office 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, M/S 204 Everett, WA 98201 Phone: 425/388-3483 Website: Email: Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.

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perfect pairing The Venue Your wedding should reflect the union you and your partner are about to make. Make it a blend of both of your personalities, quirks, likes and dislikes – along with the story of how you fell in love. Here are some questions that will help you figure out many of the details of your wedding, so you and your fiancé can create the perfect event. 10

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• Where do you often travel to? • Where do most of your family live? Is each family willing/able to travel? • Where did you meet? • What was your first date? • Which time of year do you love the most? These ideas can go beyond venue. It could be answers to your rehearsal dinner, reception and the month in which you want to say I do.

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The Ceremony • What is your favorite flower? • What color pairings do you like? What matches your personalities? Bright and bold or more subdued tones? • Do you have a song? If not, which songs speak to you the most or remind you of one another? • Do you have ideas for who should be a ring bearer/flower girl? • What family member would you like to honor at your wedding? Is there a tradition you’d like to incorporate?

The Reception • What is your favorite cocktail? • What is your favorite food? Did you particularly enjoy the food at a past wedding you attended? • What desserts make your mouth water? • And back to those songs…will your first-dance be swaying to a classic or modern ballad? • Will your friends and family take advantage of an open mic-style toast?

The Details • What is your favorite photo together? • When was the moment you knew you were in love? • What was your first date like? • Describe one another in five words. • Whose marriage do you aspire to emulate and why? (Think family.) Details that are shared at the reception, whether in party favors or incorporated into place settings make the wedding unique to your relationship. Distant relatives might not know too much about your new spouse or how you met. Catch them up on everything they are celebrating!

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hire a pro W

hen coming up with a wedding budget, it might be tempting to take a few shortcuts. Whether it’s your cousin who wants to utilize their amateur piano skills at the ceremony, or the friend who offers to take your photos with their new camera, think twice before taking the easy route. Let your loved ones enjoy the day along with you and do what they are best at – laughing, crying and making memories – read why we think you should hire professionals instead.


You know what to expect.

They know what to expect.

With professionals, you have options, you can look through portfolios and read reviews, and you have the right to be picky. Their past work entitles you to expect excellence. This day is one you’ll always remember, after all, and so it is important that all the details, big and small, are exactly how you want them. You don’t want to be uncomfortable asking your friend to change something or, even worse, end up unhappy with the way things turn out.

You’re bound to have a million questions when planning an event this big and the professionals know how to answer them. Whether you are asking about something directly related to their expertise or not, they’ve spent enough time around weddings that they can offer some perspective and guide you through the process when the time comes. Let the professional ease your mind with their experience and direction.

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You’re protected. Most brides aren’t thinking of the worst case scenario, and rightly so. But if a mishap happens, you want to be covered. Hiring a professional includes a contract that protects you, whether it be your caterer showing up late or your photographer getting sick. Any such problems with a family member or friend and you are out of luck. Plus, professionals have insurance which means that most potential mistakes can be compensated.

Everyone can enjoy your day. Your family and friends have been waiting to see you walk down the aisle for months. Surprise them with your choices of entertainment and food and let them enjoy the day with

you. You worked hard to make everything just right, and the professionals you hired won’t need you to guide them along. Relax, enjoy the company of your loved ones and take comfort in the fact that the professionals will do the rest. There is no doubt that your loved ones still want to be involved in planning for such an exciting event. Have your mother and close friends look through photographer portfolios together and help pick the one that looks most like your style. They know you best, after all. From wedding dress shopping to manicures, they can still be there with you for the fun stuff along the way. But when it comes to the essential components of your wedding, it’s best to leave it to the professionals.

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How to

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The day has finally come! Everything is in place – the dress is waiting on its hanger, the bouquets bathing in water, and the ring is ready to head down the aisle. Although you are so excited, you are still allowed to be a bit anxious, too! It is going to be a busy day and you have a great big support team happy to help you. With all of the tasks ahead of you, don’t be afraid to delegate. Here is how to ask for help:

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Ask your… Mother: To greet and coordinate with caterers, photographers, the officiant and other hired personal as they arrive. And to void being the bossy bride, mom can also help coordinate bridesmaids, if need be. Maid of Honor: To text for you. This is not a day you need to deal with phone call interruptions, although they will likely happen. Ask your closest gal to manage your cell and text or answer phone calls for you throughout the day.

Trusted Bridesmaid: Remind you of the little things. Does your purse have all the emergency necessities? Have you eaten anything today? Making a check list for your bridesmaid can take some of the weight off and allow them to handle the details. Don’t be afraid to ask a bridesmaid to run a last minute errand of some kind, should you forget something at home or need an emergency item from the store.


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“My highlight was the ceremony, specifically the vows. I had read them a few times before but never said them out loud. Looking into his eyes and saying my vows was way more emotional and meaningful than I could have ever imagined. A funny thing was both of our rings barely fit and it was such a struggle putting them on each other's fingers. The whole crowd was laughing with us and it was some nice comic relief.” – Emily C. "My favorite memory of my wedding day is from the very end. Instead of dancing, which isn't really us, we had a bonfire at our small wedding. After the ceremony and the dinner were over, things settled down, and my husband and I sat snuggled up by the fire with our loved ones, listening to music and telling stories. It was a quiet moment in a whirlwind of a day, where I got to sit with the man I loved and really appreciate that we were officially in this life together forever." – Kara D.

After all the planning was said and done, brides reflected on their favorite moment from their big day. The moments that stuck out were simpler than expected, but filled with loved ones, gratitude and pure joy: Rising Heart Photography 18

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“I think for me the biggest thing was just stepping back and looking at everyone who came that day! Looking around the room at all of the people we love most in the same place made my heart swell! Taking a second to breathe during the craziness of the day and really take in the love and joy of everyone who came to celebrate me was one of the most incredible moments!” – Olivia F. “One of my favorite memories from our wedding was not something that I expected while we were planning our day. When my husband and I were announced into our reception and saw all of our friends and fam-

ily gathered to celebrate us, we were absolutely overwhelmed with love. I had tunnel vision during the ceremony, too excited to marry the love of my life, so once we got to see all of the people who had poured into our lives, we lost it! Our goal during planning was to throw a big party with all of our friends, which helped us not to get caught up in the small details. It was a day straight from our dreams.” – Breanna D. “My favorite moment was in between photos and the ceremony. Our photographer took us up Sunshine Canyon outside of Boulder, CO for some sunset photos. We parked his truck in a scenic spot, sat on the edge of the truck with a blanket, put on some Sorel boots and opened a bottle of cham-

pagne and toasted. The quiet moment at sunset was the perfect combination of beauty and remote scenery — the kind of spot that we seek in our every day. It calmed any nerves and allowed us a time alone to soak up the goodness of such a special day.” – Laura K. “One of my favorite memories from my wedding day was seeing my soonto-be husband’s face when we did our “first look.” When I finally got up to him, we lingered for what felt like an eternity to take a couple pictures before he turned to see me. As he turned, his face instantly lit up! His eyes got big and he got the biggest smile on his face! After that moment, all of my wedding jitters and anxiety melted away and I felt nothing but pure joy and excitement for the rest of the day.” – Katherine F.


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We’ve likely all struggled with writer’s block in the past, but combine the most important day of your life with a crowd of family and friends and you could definitely have trouble finding the right words to say at your wedding. Whether you choose to write your own vows for the ceremony or adapt from something you’ve discovered, we are here to help you get the words flowing. Start by asking yourself the following: 20

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1. How did you fall in love with your soon-tobe spouse? When did you know this was the person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with? 2. What qualities of theirs inspire you to be your best self? 3. How has your life changed since they entered it? 4. What does your future together look like? 5. What do you want to accomplish together? 6. What does marriage mean to you? 7. What promise can you make to your spouse? 8. How will you be there when times get tough?

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To help with structure, follow this format: You are my ______________ (best friend, true love, soul mate, etc.) Today, I choose you to be my _____ I love you because _____________ I promise you that I will be _______ I vow to ________ for________ (as long as we live, better or worse, until the end of time ….) Talk to your spouse about the tone you want — will it be humorous? Personal? Completely your own or more traditional? The two of you can write them together if you want them to be harmonious. If you want to go the traditional route and leave it to the officiant, you can still write personal vows to say to one another the morning of the ceremony or even your first morning as a married couple. Make sure to make copies and save the original. These are precious memories, and will be good reminders on anniversaries and the days to come.


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• Keep it short and sweet. Aim for two minutes or less. • Avoid clichés. • Practice, but not so too much that it seems rehearsed.

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How to tie a


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Hang one end 1.5 inches longer than the other.



Take longer end and cross over shorter end.

Some bow ties come with adjustable straps in the back. Tighten these last.





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Fold short end (a) in half to make the front loop of the bow. Then pull the loop parallel to neckline (image 5).


Drape long end over the front of the bow.

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Pass longer end up and under the neck loop. Put over shoulder until step 5.



Fold long end over with tail toward your chin. Then, leading with folded edge, pass loop between first bow and neck loop.



Pull on both ends of the bow to tighten and adjust.


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In this digital age, memories have become less fleeting. Especially with sacred wedding moments such as the first dance or that smile he wore when you walked down the aisle, preserving memories from your day means being able to reminisce for years to come.

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The playlist Music can take you back. It is likely that you’ll put a lot of thought into each tune played at your wedding – from the first dance to the song that will get your friends out of their seats. Don’t let the beat go forgotten. Burn a CD or keep a digital playlist online (whichever way you are less likely to lose it). However way you choose to store your songs – you won’t have to worry about the music you’ll play during your next anniversary.

The photos Digitally-produced photo albums have made it easier than ever to organize your snapshots. Pull the digital downloads from your photographer and load them up. Easy-to-use programs

let you convert to black and white, make collages, add quotes and more. When compiling your pictures, keep it semi-organized in the order of the day (getting ready first, reception last). Your album will tell a story from beginning to end. This is your personal book, so focus on using the pictures that are most likely to make you laugh, smile or cry in the years to come.

The people It can be especially rewarding to see an event through someone else’s eyes. There are plenty of ways to include your guests in the preservation process. You can have your loved ones sign a guest book of warm wishes and advice before they leave, take photos on disposable cameras, or write down a memory.


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ISLAND COUNTY Dancing Fish Vineyards Whidbey Island


Indoor/ 140 Open On-site Outdoor

Four Springs Lake Preserve Camano Island


Indoor/ Outdoor




Whidbey Golf Club Whidbey Island

360/675-5490 x1





Indoor/ Outdoor

200 Preferred On-site

Orcas Island Eclipse Charters 360/376-6566 Orcas Island



Rosario Resort Orcas Island

Indoor/ Outdoor

250 On-site On-Site

Whidbey Island Weddings 206/427-6109 Whidbey Island






360/724-7508 Indoor/ Outdoor




Chuckanut Gardens Bow

360/661-7260 Indoor/ 250 Open Open Outdoor

Eaglemont Golf Course Mount Vernon

360/428-2788 Indoor/ Outdoor

Glacier Peak Resort & Winery 360/873-2250 Indoor/ Rockport Outdoor

Guemes Island Resort 360/293-6643 Anacortes The Grand Willow Inn Mount Vernon

200 Preferred On-site

Outdoor 150 Open On-site

360/428-5071 Indoor/ 200 On-site On-site Outdoor

Lincoln Theatre 360/419-7129 x100 Mount Vernon Majestic Inn & Spa Anacortes

200 On-site On-site





360/299-1400 Indoor/ 265 On-site On-site Outdoor

Maple Hall 360/466-3125 La Conner





McIntyre Hall 360/416-7622 Indoor 300 On-site On-site Mount Vernon

Port of Anacortes Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building Indoor/ 350+ Open Open Anacortes 360/293-3134 Outdoor Port of Anacortes Transit Shed 360/293-3134 Indoor/ 130 Open Open Anacortes Outdoor






The Skagit Casino Resort 360/724-0154 Bow


300 On-site On-site

360/757-2740 Stepping Stones Garden Burlington





360/588-3705 Indoor/ 600 On-site On-site Swinomish Casino & Lodge Anacortes Outdoor

SNOHOMISH COUNTY Nature’s Connection Place 425/308-2183 Arlington

Outdoor 225 Open On-site

Rosehill Community Center Mukilteo

Indoor/ 400 Open Open Outdoor


WHATCOM COUNTY Baker Creek Place Bellingham

360/671-4247 Indoor/ 200 Open Open Outdoor

Barnstar Events Ferndale

360/961-1590 Indoor/ Outdoor




BelleWood Event Center 360/318-7720 Indoor/ 400 Open Open Lynden Outdoor Indoor/ 200 Open Open Bellingham Cruise Terminal 360/676-2500 Bellingham Outdoor Blaine Boating Center 360/676-2500 Indoor/ 60 Open Open Blaine Outdoor 360/733-1560 Broadway Hall Bellingham

Indoor 280 Open Open

360/752-9006 Carson Creek Estate Bellingham

Outdoor 150 Open Open

The Chrysalis Inn & Spa Bellingham

360/392-5558 Indoor/ Outdoor

56 On-site On-site

360/384-0739 Evergreen Gardens Ferndale


360/676-2500 Fairhaven Marine Park Bellingham

Outdoor 100 Open Open

360/734-7832 Ferndale Events Center Ferndale

Indoor 400 Open Open




On-site On-site Four Points by Sheraton 360/671-1011 Indoor 500 Bellingham Indoor 250 Open Open/ Fox Hall at Hotel Bellingham 360/676-7700 Bellingham On-site On-site: Must use venue’s in-house catering. Open: Venue accepts any caterer. Preferred: Venue has list of preferred caterers 28

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Giuseppe’s Al-Porto 360/714-8412 Indoor/ 100 On-site On-site Bellingham Outdoor Glen Echo Garden Bellingham


Hotel Bellwether Bellingham

360/392-3179 Indoor/ Outdoor

Lairmont Manor Bellingham

360/647-1444 Indoor/ 300 Preferred Open Outdoor

Indoor/ 150 Open Open Outdoor 250 On-site On-site

Leader Block Wine Company 360/306-8998 Ferndale


The Majestic Ballroom 360/676-0292 Bellingham

Indoor 350 Open Open

Misty River Weddings 360/826-2790 Deming

Outdoor 150 Open Open

North Bellingham Golf Course 360/398-8300 x8 Bellingham





Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center Lynden 360/354-4111

Indoor/ Outdoor







360/676-1400 Indoor 80 On-site On-site Oxford Suites Bellingham Pioneer Pavilion Ferndale

360/384-3042 Indoor/ 600 Open Open Outdoor

Samson Estates Winery Everson

360/966-7787 Indoor/ 300 Open On-site Outdoor

Settlemyer Hall at Bellingham Technical College Squalicum Boathouse Bellingham



360/676-2500 Indoor/ Outdoor

300 On-site On-site




Steakhouse9 at Homestead Golf & Country Club Lynden 360/739-7520

Indoor/ Outdoor

The Vault Wine Bar & Event Space 360/392-0955 Blaine

Indoor/ 200 On-site/ On-site/ Outdoor Open Open

Wandering Waters Farm Maple Falls


Outdoor 120 Open Open

Whatcom Museum Bellingham

360/778-8930 Indoor/ Outdoor

150 Preferrred Open

Windows on the Bay Bellingham

360/220-0731 Indoor/ Outdoor


175 On-site On-site



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Venue Finder This section will help you find your ideal wedding venue. Use our Venue Finder chart to compare venues at a glance with information on capacity, indoor and outdoor settings, on-site catering and more. These pages will help you get a glimpse of all the venues have to offer on your special day.


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The perfect venue is out there. Whether you are looking for an intimate mountainside setting or a grand hall for hundreds of guests, we’ve got the place for you.

Four Points by Sheraton Say “I do” in style!

Beautiful, convenient and the perfect location for your wedding. From intimate bridal shower brunches, to morning-after family gatherings, we offer a host of flexible seating options for any event. Our full-service event team attends to every detail so you can focus on what matters most. Your guests will enjoy distinctive food and drink paired to meet your taste and budget – exquisitely prepared and graciously served. We offer preferred room block rates for your entire wedding party and exclusive package pricing with our local wedding partners.

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714 Lakeway Drive • Bellingham, WA 360-671-1011


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V32 North Bellingham Golf Course With sweeping views of the greens, stunning sunsets, & views of Mt. Baker.


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North Bellingham Golf Course is the perfect choice for your special day. Our catering menu offers variety in both selection and pricing, providing you with options to make your day your own.

Windows on the Bay Events

Bellingham’s premier waterfront venue. A romantic backdrop for the ceremony and reception of your dreams.

Receptions • Rehearsals • Buffets Seated Dinners • Bar Services

A Whatcom/Skagit Tradition CATERING 360-220-0731

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Before doing anything else, count your guests. It is important to know how many people you’d like to have at your wedding before you start seriously looking at venues. Not only will a large head count eliminate most smaller venues, but a small venue in a large setting can leave a wedding looking empty.

V34 Northwest Washington Fair & Event Center A true Northwest landmark, the event center offers a myriad of choices and price points for special celebrations.

For weddings, banquets, shows and seminars, you’ll find the right space for your event.

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Mt. Baker Rotary Building Haggen Expo Building Peoples Place

1775 Front Street Lynden, WA 360/354-4111

Port of Anacortes

Two magnificent waterfront venues. Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building Mistr y & Scott Photography

601 Seafarers’ Way

Overlooking Fidalgo Bay the Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building is located beside Cap Sante Marina. It is ideal for wedding receptions.

Transit Shed Event Center 100 Commercial Avenue

Picture yourself strolling the historic dock overlooking Guemes Channel, greeting your guests, dancing to music and enjoying catered cuisine, with room enough for all of your family, friends, or business associates.

Anacortes, WA • 360-293-3134

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V36 Giuseppe’s Al Porto

Your wedding, your way! Let Giuseppe’s share your dream.

Magnificent waterfront views, exceptional Italian cuisine, and uncompromised attention to detail, service and quality. Private room available for rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings and receptions in a charming setting for 12 to 100.

21 Bellwether Way • Bellingham Marina • 360-714-8412

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The Chrysalis Inn & Spa

The perfect venue for intimate waterfront wedding ceremonies and receptions. Have your wedding on our terrace overlooking Bellingham Bay or in our cozy Living Room in front of the fireplace.

• Onsite catering by Keenan’s at the Pier, featuring fresh, local NW cuisine. • Warm, friendly staff create a memorable experience with exceptional service. • Full service spa and 43 water view rooms/suites. The perfect indulgent honeymoon location.

• Close proximity to Taylor Street Boardwalk, Boulevard Park, and Historic Fairhaven makes The Chrysalis Inn the perfect venue for any wedding!

Chris Simpson 360-392-5558 804-10th Street • Bellingham, WA

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Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering. – Nicole Krauss

Baker Creek Place At Baker Creek Place you can have your wedding your way for the most affordable price in Bellingham. From an intimate wedding to 200 guests, have your celebration in our beautifully secluded wooded setting, perfect for your “do it yourself ” wedding.

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1650 Baker Creek Pl, Bellingham 360-671-4247 •

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Affordable elegance customized just for you!

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Fox Hall

The ideal venue for your wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, and engagement party. It is affordable, customizable, and includes set up/tear down, and a new optional catering menu making your day hassle-free! Call us today to book your event.

Hotel BellingHam 1661 W. Bakerview Road Bellingham, WA 360/676-7700



Maple Hall

A beautiful, modern facility in the heart of historic La Conner.

Maple Hall is a perfect setting for your year-round wedding. This unique destination venue accommodates up to 300, and includes a full kitchen, meeting rooms and a patio with water views.

La Conner’s Maple Hall 104 Commercial Street, La Conner, WA 360-466-3125

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V40 Majestic Inn & Spa

Discover elegance and charm

in our romantic inn and spa. You’ll find beautiful indoor, outdoor and rooftop settings for your ceremony and reception, on-site catering and spa, restaurant and lounge, and luxurious guest rooms.

On your day ... think Majestic.

419 Commercial Ave. Anacortes, WA 360-299-1400

McIntyre Hall

McIntyre Hall is conveniently located equidistant between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. An elegant choice for weddings and receptions, private parties and rehearsal dinners. Serving groups as small as 75 or as large as 300, McIntyre Hall offers complete services from event planning to catering with a variety of menus. It’s the perfect choice for any celebration!

2501 E. College Way • Mount Vernon, WA 360-416-7622



Pioneer Pavilion

Located between Seattle and Vancouver BC in Historic Pioneer Park among rustic turn-of-the-century buildings, Ferndale’s Pioneer Pavilion is an excellent and convenient choice for a destination wedding. Have your ceremony in a quaint 1800’s church and your reception in our versatile, affordable space for up to 600 guests.

2007 Cherry Street Ferndale, WA 360.384.3042


V42 Rosehill Community Center Dramatic views of Possession Sound, Mukilteo ferry and historic lighthouse.

Beautiful modern building ideally designed for beautiful weddings. Outdoor ceremony venues feature picturesque sweeping views of Whidbey Island Ferry and Puget Sound.

304 Lincoln Avenue • Mukilteo, WA • 425-263-8180

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Establish the atmosphere you are looking for. How do you want your venue to feel – elegant and sophisticated, relaxed and rustic, vintage and glamorous? Your venue will go a long way when creating the look and feel you’re after.



One Bellwether Way Bellingham, WA 360-392-3179

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Noted as the most scenic wedding location in Bellingham, Hotel Bellwether is your premier waterfront venue.

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Make it personal! Your wedding should reflect you and your partner and little details such as handmade favors or baby photos of you two can help do just that.

Four unique event spaces with picturesque golf course and mountain views!

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The Pacific Northwest’s premier event venue

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Large Events & Weddings Half-Day: Starting at $500 Full-Day: Starting at $800 Small Events Monday - Thursday: $25 / Hour Friday - Sunday: $50 / Hour Reservations Include 200 Chairs 42 Round Tables 17 Banquet Tables Podium Bose Sound System Microphone Projection Screen Steinway Grand Piano Full use of kitchen Private rooms Weekly & Monthly Monday - Thursday: $25 / Hour Friday - Sunday: $50 / Hour

Your Country Venue unique, to complement your Love!



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POSSIBILITIES Book with us today for a fun & memorable wedding experience!

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If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the big list of to-do’s in front of you, set goals to get a few things done each day. It could be as simple as calling a vendor and setting up an appointment or picking out your color scheme. Before you know it, you’ll have everything checked off!

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lanning your big day will seem a bit daunting at first, but we are here to help simplify it.

With so many details to take care of, it’s normal to worry that you’ll forget something. With our detailed and scheduled checklist, you can cross that concern off your list. From questions to ask your caterer, to the time you should book that spa treatment, we will be with you all the way to the aisle. At that point, you’re on your own! In this section, you’ll find checklists, worksheets, to-do’s and suggested questions to ask prospective wedding vendors to stay organized from start to finish throughout the planning process.

This is your copy of Pacific Coast Weddings, so mark it up, take notes and add items as needed. All of these worksheets are available to download at

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Planning checklist ...................................................54 Budget worksheet ...................................................56 Officiant questions...................................................59 Venue questions ......................................................60 Wedding Planner questions...................................61 DJ/band questions ..................................................62 Photographer/videographer questions...............63 Caterer questions ....................................................64 Florist questions ......................................................65 Emergency Kit ..........................................................66 Wedding day timeline ............................................67 Registry checklist.....................................................68


What to do And When

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6–4 months

2 Announce your engagement 2 Pick the date 2 Start working on your guest list 2 Decide on and invite your wedding party 2 Develop a budget, taking into

2 Send save-the-date cards 2 Register for gifts 2 Select an invitation style and

consideration family contributions

2 Plan on attending local wedding shows 2 Research and visit wedding and reception

venues (page 30)

determine the proper wording

2 Shop for your bridesmaids’ dresses 2 Determine what the groom and groomsmen will wear

2 Discuss ceremony ideas and wording with your officiant

2 Create a wedding notebook to keep

2 Set up premarital counseling (some

yourself organized

officiants require this)

2 Create a wedding website (see our blog

2 Book honeymoon and make travel

arrangements 2 Purchase your wedding rings 2 Select a baker and confirm wedding cake and decorations 2 Reserve rental equipment (tent, chairs, tables, etc.) 2 Schedule tastings with your selected caterer 2 Finalize floral arrangements 2 Select a playlist with your band or DJ 2 Arrange transportation to and from your wedding 2 Order personalized wedding favors

for advice)

2 Select your wedding party 2 Book blocks of hotel rooms in varying

price ranges for out-of-town guests

2 Hire a wedding planner 2 Order your gown and veil 2 Book an officiant 2 Hire your photographer and videographer 2 Pick out your DJ or band 2 Research and book caterers and florists 2 Start shopping for a dress


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2 Finalize guest list 2 Invite friends and family to give toasts 2 Select a hair stylist and makeup artist 2 Consider teeth whitening 2 Sign up for dance classes 2 Finalize menu 2 Arrange rehearsal dinner 2 Mail invitations six weeks prior to the big day

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accessories, including jewelry and bridal emergency kit 2 Pack for wedding night and honeymoon 2 Decide who will take home your reception gifts 2 Assign people to do reception site cleanup

2 Organize RSVPs and contact guests

who haven’t responded 2 Get marriage license 2 Try on wedding dress with shoes for final fitting 2 Assign seating for reception 2 Finalize your playlist 2 Check bridal party attire 2 Practice your first dance 2 Find someone to watch your home or feed pets during honeymoon 2 Review “must have” shots with photographer and videographer 2 Meet with hair stylist and makeup artist for a test run 2 Begin writing thank you notes for early wedding gifts 2 Write vows and toasts 2 Update your registry

2–1 weeks 2 Confirm final guest count and wedding day schedule with all vendors

2 Confirm all transportation arrangements 2 Confirm times and locations for

wedding party and family members

2 Book a spa treatment 2 Organize wedding dress, shoes and all

One month

2 Share wedding day schedule with

photo sessions

The day before 2 Prepare payment envelopes for vendors

and determine how they will be delivered

2 Rehearse ceremony with officiant and

wedding party

On your wedding day 2 Give yourself plenty of time to

get ready

2 Take a quiet moment to yourself 2 Eat a nutritious breakfast and drink plenty

of fluids

2 Exchange gifts with your betrothed 2 Have fun and enjoy the biggest

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Wedding Attire

Bridal Gown Headpiece, Veil Undergarments Accessories Shoes Groom’s Apparel Attendants’ Outfits Wedding Rings

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Save the Dates Invitations Announcements Reply Cards Wedding Programs Thank You Notes Postage

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Rehearsal Dinner


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Hall/Site Rental Food Beverages Wedding Cake Rentals Decorations Gratuities

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Attendants’ Gifts

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Budget Actual At Ceremony $ _______ $ _______ Bridal Bouquet $ _______ $ _______ Groom’s Boutonnière $ _______ $ _______ Attendants $ _______ $ _______ Parents $ _______ $ _______ At Reception $ _______ $ _______ Subtotal

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Ceremony Site

Ceremony Reception

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Marriage License


Wedding Wedding Album Subtotal


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Hotel Accommodations

Officiant Fee Rental Fee

Budget Actual $ _______ $ _______


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Your Vend ors

ot every wedding vendor will fit into your glass slipper.

To choose the wedding vendors who best suit your needs, we have compiled a list of questions to ask each one – from the officiant to the DJ – so you make sure you get the best fit with your personality, goals and budget.


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• How long have you officiated weddings? Please describe your experience? • Are you licensed to perform a wedding in the state of Washington? • Will you travel to our location? • Is there any reason you wouldn’t marry a couple? • (If religious) Will you perform the ceremony somewhere other than a place of worship? • Will you allow us to customize the ceremony? Can we write our own vows? • Do you require any premarital counseling? • Will you attend the rehearsal dinner, reception or other wedding- related events? • What is your cancellation/refund policy? • How much do you charge for your services?


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• How many people can your facility accommodate? • What packages do you offer? • Do you have on-site catering? Can we choose to have an off-site caterer? • Do you have a liquor license? • Is there a surcharge for bringing in alcohol? Corkage fees? • Can you provide lighting? • Do you provide linens, tables, chairs, dinnerware, etc.? • Is there an extra fee for those items? • When will we have access to the room to setup? How long will we have it? • Can we hold our rehearsal dinner here? • Will any other events be scheduled on the same day as ours? • What are your policies should we need to cancel? • For outdoor venues: Is there a plan in the event of inclement weather? • Who is responsible for acquiring licenses and coordinating any facility rentals? • Are there any restrictions on entertainment, decorations, dress code or alcohol?


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wedding planner

• How long have you been in business? • Do you have a business license? • How many meetings do you expect we’ll have? • Will you come with us to meetings with other vendors? • How many other clients do you expect to have during the month of our wedding? • What happens if for some reason you become unable to be present at our wedding? • Do you have a minimum budget that you work with? • Are there any additional expenses on top of your base fee? • Do you have experience working with our chosen venue? • What parts of the planning will we be responsible for? • Can you provide a list of the services included in your fee?


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DJ/band ?

• How many weddings have you worked at? • Do you take requests from guests? • Can we see you perform live at any approaching event? • Will you also emcee the reception? • How much time will you need to set up? • Will you bring your own equipment? What about backup equipment? • Do you provide a microphone for toasts? • What is your cancellation/refund policy?


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photographer, videographer

• How many weddings have you shot to date? Independently? • Do you have a business license? • How would you describe your style? Traditional, photojournalistic, portraiture? • How independent or collaborative are you with couples? • What does a package include? Will we receive prints, digital copies or an album? • How long will it take us to get photos or video after the wedding? • What rights do you retain to photos or videos from our wedding? • How comfortable are you shooting in differently lighted areas? • How many hours will you be onsite for the wedding day? • Will you attend any other wedding-related events? • Does your package include engagement photos? • Do you have an assistant or second photographer/videographer? • Do you carry backup equipment? • What is your cancellation/refund policy?


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• Do you have a business license? • Is there anything you specialize in? What are your favorite menu items? • What was your favorite meal to cater? Why? • Do you provide samples/tasting? • Can you provide references? • Who will be setting up and serving the food? What about clean up? • Are extra charges or deposits required for cake stands or serving dishes? • When is the final head count due? • Is your quote inclusive or are there any additional charges (i.e. travel, service, etc.)? • Are you insured? • What is your cancellation/refund policy? • Do you bake wedding cakes? Do you have recommendations for a baker?


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• Can I see examples of your past work? • Can you help me determine what flowers would be most suitable for my wedding, and/or in season? • Will you work in coordination with the style of my wedding? • Do you rent items such as arches, aisle runners, vases and/or pedestals? • How much time do you need for setup and take down? • What is your delivery policy? • Can floral pieces from the ceremony be reused at the reception? • What is your cancellation/refund policy?


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2 Antacids 2 Band-Aids 2 Breath mints 2 Eye drops 2 Pain reliever 2 Spare contact lenses 2 Feminine hygiene 2 Tissues 2 Toothbrush, paste and floss 2 Tweezers


2 Compact mirror 2 Deodorant 2 Eye makeup remover 2 Eyeliner 2 Face powder/blotters 2 Lipstick or gloss 2 Nail file 2 Nail polish and remover pads 2 Perfume 2 Q-tips


2 Bobby pins 2 Brush or comb 2 Curling and/or straightening iron 2 Hair spray 66

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Nutrition 2 Snacks 2 Water


2 Comfortable flats 2 Extra earring backs 2 Extra panty hose 2 Medical tape (for torn seams) 2 Lint roller 2 Small sewing kit with safety pins 2 Spare buttons for your dress 2 Spare cufflinks 2 Stain-remover wipes or stick 2 White chalk (to disguise dress stains) 2 Instructions for tying a bow tie 2 Wooden hanger for dress photos


2 Camera 2 Extra batteries 2 Cash 2 Cell phone and charger 2 Drinking straws (to avoid smudging your lipstick)

2 Notebook and pens 2 Super glue 2 Umbrella (at least one)

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TIMELINE Get pampered - 10:30 a.m. Head to the salon for your hair and makeup appointments

Girl time - 12:30 p.m. Gather your bridesmaids and start getting ready

Guy time - 1 p.m. Groom and groomsmen get dressed Photo op - 1:30 p.m. Take separate bridal party photos

Time out - 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a last quiet moment as a single woman Get hitched - 3 p.m. It’s time to say, “I do!”

Smile - 3:30 to 5 p.m. Photos of the couple, bridal party and family

Party time - 5 to 8 p.m. Celebrate with friends and family at your reception 5 p.m. The couple arrives 5:45 p.m. Dinner is served 6:15 p.m. Enjoy the toasts 6:30 p.m. Cut the cake 7 p.m. First dance 7:15 p.m. Party the night away 8:30 p.m. Toss the garter/bouquet

Say goodnight - 10 p.m.


Head out for your honeymoon

Plan your cake cutting for early in the reception so older guests and those with children can cut out early without feeling guilty.



the basics

Starting a life together is going to require a few basics. That’s why registering for the right items is a key part of the wedding planning process. To help you list everything you will need, we’ve put together a set of basics for your registry. Customize it to meet your own needs!


2 Coffeemaker 2 Crock pot or slow cooker 2 Food processor 2 Cast iron Dutch oven 2 Toaster 2 Blender 2 Teapot 2 Stand mixer 2 Knife set 2 Silverware 2 Place settings (a set of eight is a common suggestion – it might be too many for now, but it won’t always be!) 2 Serving dishes 2 Pots and pans (skillet, stockpot, saucepan, multipurpose) 2 Measuring spoons and measuring cups 2 Baking items: Mixing bowl, cupcake tin, baking sheets, whisk, cake pan, pie pan 2 Oven mitts 2 Cutting board 2 Table decorations, such as candlesticks, table runners, linen napkins and place mats 2 Various types of glasses (wine, water, cocktail) 2 Mugs

Living Room

2 Art 2 Curtains 2 Decorative pillows and throws


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Living Room continued 2 Picture frames 2 Rugs 2 Vases, bowls and other decorative pieces (these are great as less expensive registry items)


2 Comforter/duvet 2 Humidifier/dehumidifier 2 Quality pillows 2 Blankets 2 Pillowcases 2 Bed skirt 2 Sheet sets (specify bed size)


2 Bathroom set (toothbrush holder, soap holder, etc.) 2 Full-length mirror 2 Shower curtain 2 Hand towels, bath towels, washcloths 2 Waste basket

For Cleaning

2 Bathroom set (toothbrush holder, soap holder, etc.)


2 Grill/Barbeque, tools 2 Patio furniture 2 Welcome mat

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Miscellaneous • Totes and other organizational supplies. Especially if you have a small home, you’re going to need some help making good use of your space and organizing all of your gifts.

• Supplies for your hobbies. Do you love camping? Include a tent or a camp stove. Are the two of you music dorks? Register for great vinyl or a set of quality speakers. This is your registry after all, and it’s there to set you up for your life together.

• Gift cards option. These are great contingency gifts. You’ll realize you forgot to register for something you need, or something will come up, and you’ll be prepared. This is even more crucial if you’re getting married far from your home, either at a destination wedding or close to your families; you won’t want to cart a bunch of gifts home on the plane.

• Donations. If you’ve already got most of what you need, asking for donations to your favorite charity is a generous way of spreading the joy.


Formal Gowns

For Every Occasion!


• Highest quality selection of Bridal, Mother of the Bride and Groom gowns, as well as Bridesmaids, Bat Mitzvah, Prom, and Special Occasion Dresses, all at affordable prices. • Largest selection of gowns from B.C. to Portland. • We do in-house alterations on gowns and formalwear. Step into Cinderella’s Secret world where fashion becomes personal and dreams do come true!

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ACCOMMODATIONS BEST WESTERN NAVIGATOR INN AND SUITES 10210 Evergreen Way, Everett 425/347-2555 A haven of comfort and convenience awaits, just 30 minutes outside of Seattle, surrounded by the vibrant sights of South Everett and the sublime beauty of Washington state. Homelike comforts ensure your visit is relaxing. THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA 804 10th Street, Bellingham 360/756-1005 Each of our guest rooms overlooks a spectacular Northwest seascape. Our spacious rooms feature fireplace, down comforters, luxury amenities and a two-person bath elegantly set in natural slate. Full bar, fine dining restaurant on-site. p. 37

FAIRHAVEN VILLAGE INN 1200 10th Street 877/733-1100 or 360/733-1311 Enjoy the easy charm of historic Fairhaven all year round at our 22-room hotel featuring spacious rooms, fireplaces and elegant suites. Cozy up with a cocktail or tasty bite at Galloway’s, the Inn’s deco-era bar. FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BELLINGHAM HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham 360/671-1011 The three-diamond, upscale hotel and conference center will greet you with elegantly designed guest rooms and suites, four-story atrium, cascading waterfall wall, relaxation areas, superb dining and courteous service to make your wedding a grand experience. p. 31 GUEMES ISLAND RESORT 4268 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes 360/293-6643 Your perfect Northwest wedding venue. We have it all! An old-timey beachfront resort, where the forest meets 72

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the sea. Complete with mountain and island views. Onsite accommodations, catering, wood-fired sauna and a saltwater hot tub.

HAMPTON INN AND SUITES 19324 Alderwood Mall Parkway, Lynnwood 425/771/1888 Hampton Inn & Suites offers an intimate haven for family vacations, corporate trips or whatever else brings you to the Pacific Northwest. Our doors are always open and our staff is ready and waiting to greet you with friendly hospitality. HOTEL BELLINGHAM, AIRPORT 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham 360/676-7700 Discount blocks are available for groups. Special online booking pages for your wedding block, track it online with an iPhone app, customizable and hassle free. Call to book your block now! p. 39 HOTEL BELLWETHER One Bellwether Way, Bellingham 360/392-3100 Hotel Bellwether overlooks Bellingham Bay offering luxurious accommodations and first class amenities styled after a fine European hotel. Our 66 spacious guesrooms are furnished with jetted bathtubs, cozy fireplaces, and private balconies or patios. p. 43 HOTEL NEXUS 2140 N. Northgate Way, Seattle 206/365-0700 Hotel Nexus Seattle is the epitome of comfortable accommodations with a retro flair. Offers easy access to I-5 and all points north and south with all of the amenities that you and your family need, including designated dog-friendly guestrooms (fee). MAJESTIC INN AND SPA 419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 360/299-1400 In the heart of historic Anacortes, the Majestic Inn & Spa will take your breath away with rooms that boast luxury and comfort. Let us make your visit a Majestic experience. p. 40

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY OXFORD SUITES BELLINGHAM 4051 Meridian Street, Bellingham 360/676-1400 Brand new beautiful hotel with a boutique touch! In the perfect location, we offer impeccable service, full onsite catering, and flexible space for your guests. Attractive wedding packages create a memorable experience for p. 49 every bride. THE SKAGIT CASINO RESORT 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow 877/275-2448 or 360/724-0154 The Skagit offers two hotels, 16,000 square feet of combined venue space, a full-service catering and banquet staff, plus a casino with the best slots and table games to create a fun and p. 47 memorable wedding celebration. SMUGGLER’S INN 2480 Canada View Drive, Blaine 360/332-1749 Victorian bed and breakfast in the U.S. with part of our yard in Canada. Eight themed rooms and honeymoon suites available with fireplace, Jacuzzi and deck views. Family friendly. SPRINGHILL SUITES BY MARIOTT 4040 Northwest Ave, Bellingham 360-714-9600 Located in the northwest corner of Washington, Bellingham is a city encompassed by gorgeous nature. From whale watching along the Pacific to hitting the slopes at Mt. Baker, our hotel provides great access to experience the best of the local area. STAYBRIDGE SUITES 9600 Harbour Place, Mukilteo 425/493/9500 Stay a while and get comfortable in the heart of Mukilteo, Washington, with accommodations tailored to fit your lifestyle. Located just minutes from the Whidbey Island Ferry, Boeing Tour Center and the Future of Flight Aviation Center.


SWINOMISH CASINO & LODGE 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes 360/588-3705 Ninety-eight luxurious guest rooms capture breathtaking views and the natural beauty of the Anacortes region. Local artwork, sumptuous bedding, stylish furnishings, glass-enclosed showers and complimentary Wi-Fi will ensure that your guests will be comfortable! p. 50 TOWNEPLACE SUITES BY MARRIOTT 4050 Northwest Ave, Bellingham 360/714-9700 Unwind in style in your spacious, smartly decorated hotel suite. Extra perks for your stay in Bellingham include a free hot breakfast buffet, a full fitness center, a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool.

ALTERATIONS & GOWN PRESERVATION CINDERELLA’S SECRET 221 S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon 360/755-3485 Specializing in wedding and formal gowns, our in-house alterations department is the place to have your gowns altered to fit you perfectly. Cinderella’s Secret is where fashion becomes personal and dreams do come true. p. 70 DUTCH CLEANERS 601 Front Street, Lynden 360/354-3841 Trust Dutch Cleaners to impeccably clean and professionally preserve your precious wedding gown. We are a full service dry cleaner, established in 1946, downtown Lynden, across from the post office. p. 19 MOT’S BRIDAL ALTERATIONS 703 N 8th Street Mount Vernon 360/853-5916 From custom creations to tailoring and alterations, we have over 30 years’ experience and offer exceptional quality, affordable prices and professional service. Measured to perfection and custom fit to size.


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RESOURCE DIRECTORY SEW & SEW 1324 Commercial Street, Bellingham 360/733-5913 We offer expert alterations in a comfortable, friendly and professional setting for all members of the bridal party. We can also help with your custom wedding gown and bridesmaids’ needs.

ASTROLOGY SKYWATCH ASTROLOGY A special day that gives us hope, joy—when things go as planned! Astrological timing can find this wedding day. Order a 2018 Skywatch Datebook ($25) to find your date at ​

BEAUTY, SPA AND WELLNESS BARE ADVANCED SPEED WAXING & SKINCARE 2506 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham 360/305-5396 A one-of-a-kind skincare studio that specializes in customized skincare, facials, aromatherapy, chemical peels, advanced level waxing, tinting and Reiki energy healing within a charming atmosphere. Gift certificates, bridal packages and free skin consultations available. BEYOND TAN TANNING SALON 1730 Labounty Dr., Ste. 7 Ferndale 360-380-1071 Bronze and glow on your wedding day! Schedule an air brush or tanning experience for your bridesmaids, and an anti-aging red light therapy for the mother-of-the-bride. Airbrush tanning will make your photo memories glow! Free consultations. THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA 804 10th Street, Bellingham   360/392-5515 Relax at the luxurious spa at The Chrysalis. Enjoy massages, facials, body treatments, hydrotherapy, manicures, pedicures and relaxing steam rooms. Bridal makeup sessions create the perfect look for your special day! p. 37

LETHAL LASH BEAUTY 1200 Old Fairhaven Parkway #103, Bellingham 360/972-0431 We provide premium eyelash extensions to prepare you for your big day! Whether you would like just a natural look or to be completely glamorous - we will have you leaving feeling fabulous. MAJESTIC INN AND SPA 419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 360/299-1400 In the heart of historic Anacortes, the Majestic Inn & Spa will take your breath away with rooms that boast luxury and comfort. Let us make your visit a Majestic experience. p. 40

CATERING & DESSERTS 9 RESTAURANT AT NORTH BELLINGHAM GOLF COURSE 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham 360/398-8300 9 Restaurant’s customizable catering menu features meals made from scratch, offering a variety of fresh options to fit any budget. Our outdoor venue accommodates up to 225 guests and our banquet room up to 60. p. 32 AVENUE CATERING 676 South Spruce Street, Burlington 360/755-5880 Weddings, corporate events, lunches, anniversaries and parties of all sizes. Plated or buffet, delivery and drop-off. A true custom catering service creating meals to compliment your budget, tastes and event. Rentals and decor available. BARB’S PIES & PASTRIES 5679 3rd Avenue, Ferndale 360/393-3780 Desserts as unique as you! From elegant cakes and gourmet pies to custom-catered dessert bars, Barb’s Pies & Pastries will make your event delicious!


RESOURCE DIRECTORY CRAVE CATERING 2701 E. Smith Road, Bellingham 360/223-4900 Personalized care for your catered affair...beautifully crafted cuisine designed for your tastes and budget. Quality ingredients, professional chefs and exceptional service. Weddings, corporate, social and nonprofit destination events grand and intimate. EVER AFTER EVENTS Bellingham 360/220-0918 We create extraordinary food. Our experienced staff picks the freshest local ingredients to create tantalizing, traditional, and/or innovative dishes. Everything is made fresh and from scratch in our kitchen or on site for any budget. p. 9 FLYERS RESTAURANT & BREWERY 32295 State Route 20, Oak Harbor Whidbey Island 360/675-5858 Whidbey Island’s award-winning restaurant offers specialized catering for events of all sizes. Large selection of fresh and local menu items, full bar, outdoor patio, banquet and corporate meeting rooms make for the perfect celebration. p. 11

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FLYERS RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSE 15426 Suite B Airport Drive, Burlington The Skagit Airport 360/899-1025 Located at The Skagit Regional Airport. Serving award-winning farm fresh menu items and brews with a view. Full bar, indoor banquet area and outdoor patio accommodates special events of any size and budget. p. 11


GIUSEPPE’S AL-PORTO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham 360/714-8412 Dining excellence inside or out with Giuseppe’s Al-Porto. Competitive in price but extraordinary in quality and service. From take-out to full-service staffed events. p. 36 Pacific Coast Weddings 2018

RESOURCE DIRECTORY GUSTO WOOD FIRED PIZZA 4324 Cordero Drive, Bellingham 360/255-1014 Gusto makes Neapolitan-style pizza in our mobile wood fired pizza oven using as many local, organic ingredients as possible. At 900 degrees your pizzas cook in 90 seconds! p. 15

HILLTOP CATERING 360/220-0731 Complimentary event planning. Great food. Full-service catering. Hilltop is the preferred caterer of many Whatcom and Skagit County event venues. Professional culinary and service staff. Menus and staffing for any size group, location or event. p. 33

HAGGEN MARKET STREET CAKES 210 36th Street, Bellingham 360/647-4325 Our cake designer Karen Dragutin has over 40 years’ experience, and she brings her creative talent to the table for every client. She has a passion for design, technique and making sure every wedding is a success. p. 3

MEMORABLE EVENTS AND CATERING 5510 Nielson Avenue, Suite B, Ferndale 360/441-7244 We delight in custom creating menus that your guests will remember and you will cherish. Delicious cuisine from scratch in a lovely presentation, suited to your taste and budget. Prequalified to cater Port of Bellingham venues.

HAGGEN MARKET STREET CATERING 210 36th Street, Bellingham 360/647-4325 We can do everything for your event, from creating the menu to serving your guests. We offer highly trained chefs and service staff to help ensure your event is successful. We are committed to using fresh and seasonal ingredients for a high-quality, innovative dining experience. Let us exceed your expectations! p. 3

PIZZA’ZZA MOBILE 1501 12th St., Bellingham 360/218-7012 (#4 for catering) From hand-tossed, New York style pizza prepared on-site to gorgeous appetizers to careful curation of wine and beer, we are dedicated to professional and service, local sourcing, and quality scratch cooking. Free quote, complementary tasting.


RESOURCE DIRECTORY RUSTICA CAFÉ & WINE BAR 670 SE Pioneer Way, Oak Harbor 360/675-4053 Farm-to-fork Italian comfort food. Fresh locally sourced ingredients. Let rustica create the perfect menu for your wedding and rehearsal dinner! Seating for 60 at rustica, 150+ at your venue! Full service bar, local wines, craft beer. p. 11 SHONUFF FOODS 360/471-7780 360/473-7399 Mobile caterers serving authentic Southern goodness. From award-winning BBQ to custom dishes, let us share our passion for food and create the perfect menu for your special event. Serving good people good food. p. 21 SWEET BELLINGHAM 1005 Harris Avenue 360/639-7933 Sweet treats for any occasion. Confections include cupcakes, cookies, candy apples, fondant-layered cakes and gluten free options. Special orders for weddings, birthdays. Offers cake-decorating classes, baking tools and supplies.

CONSULTANTS & WEDDING PLANNERS EVER AFTER EVENTS Bellingham 360/220-0918 We’re a full-service event production company. From start to finish, we handle everything you need for your wedding without breaking your budget. Let us handle the planning, so you can look gorgeous. p. 9 PACIFIC COAST BRIDE EVENTS 201 W Holly Street, Bellingham 360/303-5047 The wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford! We are a full service wedding event company. Services include wedding planning and coordination, photography, bartending and more. We can help create your dream wedding become a reality.

DRESSES AND APPAREL ALICIA’S BRIDAL 1400 N. State Street, Bellingham 360/733-2563 Dressing brides and wedding parties with exceptional styles for decades. Our knowledgable staff will provide a wonderful experience from the first visit to “I do!” Evening appointments available. Don’t take our word for it, check our online reviews! p. 2


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ALICIA’S BRIDAL OUTLET 1416 N. State Street, Bellingham 360/733-2563 Our bridal outlet features wedding gowns, bridesmaids, mothers, shoes, jewelry and veils all at 20% to 90% off of the original retail prices! Wedding gowns starting at just $49! Open Saturdays only from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. p. 2 BELLE BRIDAL 201 W. Holly Street, Bellingham   360/734-1213 The NEW Belle Bridal is a refreshing departure from big box bridal shops and over-priced boutiques, we provide a budget conscious, never pushy unique shopping experience in a friendly, intimate setting. Beautiful collections for the bride, groom and bridesmaids. p. 13

SUEÑO CELEBRATIONS 305 Telegraph Road, Bellingham 360/392-0752 Sueño carries beautiful bridal gowns and Quinceañera dresses at affordable prices from quality designers. Our hairpieces, necklaces and earrings will add the perfect touch. Dresses for prom, homecoming, graduation, flower girl and tuxes for ring bearers.

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CINDERELLA’S SECRET 221 S. 1st Street, Mount Vernon 360/755-3485 Gowns for any formal occasion from bridal, mother of the bride and groom, bridesmaid, prom, homecoming, quinceanera, to military ball gowns, plus first communion, baptism, etc. In-house alterations available. p.70


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FLOWERS BOTANIKAL Bellingham 360/820-2263 Unique flowers are hand-selected to create stylized bouquets that set your wedding apart and reflect your style. Botanikal aims to captivate with details that transform your vision into a memorable event. HAGGEN MARKET STREET CATERING 210 36th Street, Bellingham 360/647-4325 Let us help with all your wedding needs. We offer our clients catering, specialty cakes and floral design. And of course it all comes with Haggen legendary service. Our floral designer is ready to create a special look that will be all yours. p. 3 POZIE BY NATALIE Bellingham 360/927-1286 Voted Best Florist in the Northwest 2016 and 2017. Charming one-of-a-kind flowers for your special day. Committed to using sustainably grown local product whenever possible. Friendly, flexible and able to work within your budget. Consultations are always free. 80

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THE GREENHOUSE FLORIST AND NURSERY 555 NE 7th Avenue, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island 360/675-6668 Our floral designers (60+ years’ experience) are experts at creating wedding flowers to reflect your personality. At the planning stage or a last minute scramble, we make your dreams a reality. Family owned and operated since 1954.

FOR THE GUYS THE FORMAL HOUSE TUXEDOS 1400 N. State Street, Bellingham 360/733-2563 Northwest Washington’s only fully stocked tuxedo warehouse. Over 4,000 tuxedos/suits in the latest styles and colors, we ensure the perfect fit and best prices in the area! Purchase or rent from the formal wear experts! p. 2 V’S BARBERSHOP 414 W. Bakerview Road, Suite 107, Bakerview Square, Bellingham 360/656-6911 It’s a guy thing! A fun and hip setting with old-fashioned charm. Treat your groom and groomsmen to a big day package! Buy a beer, get a haircut and straight-razor shave and leave with a complimentary cigar.


JEWELRY ALLISONAMY JEWELRY 5675 Third Avenue, Suite 102, Ferndale 360/685-3344 Locally designed fashion jewelry encompassing a wide variety of styles for every age and budget. Choose bridesmaid and matching flower girl jewelry sets that flatter, and find that unique statement piece to wear on your special day. DAVID P. VIRTUE CO. 800/735-2058 For over 40 years, David has been making handcrafted jewelry in his New England studio. David’s jewelry is designed to express his customer’s lifestyle and passions. p. 19

MUSIC, DJS AND ENTERTAINMENT CAMEO STRING QUARTET Greater Puget Sound area 206/453-5969 Looking for uplifting wedding music? Our repertoire of both classical and popular works will satisfy your wish perfectly. We can also perform as a trio or duo. Something for every budget and need!

DJ COMPASS Greater Puget Sound area 360-798-6547 Have you ever attended a cookie-cutter, humdrum, run-of-the-mill wedding? Don’t let that be yours! DJ Compass provides music, entertainment, and MC services, all personalized to your unique needs and style. Upgraded lighting also available! Call or email for a complimentary consultation! EVERGREEN ENTERTAINMENT Bellingham 360/715-0800 From consultation through presentation Evergreen Entertainment communicates, cooperates and supports your wedding success every step of the way. We pride ourselves on quality care, service and reliability. Your music. Your way. Always. WHATCOM SOUND 5012 Samish Way, Ste. 2, Bellingham 360/733-5516 Looking for the perfect song for a first dance, father/ daughter, or mother/son dance? We can help you. Whatcom Sound was voted #1 DJ in western Washington, and has more than 17 years of fabulous weddings! Packages for all budgets. 4.5x2.4.indd 1


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OFFICIANTS CELEBRATIONS OF LIFE Snohomish 425/359-4906 Provides personalized wedding ceremony with couple approval of ceremony text, coordinates rehearsal, provides keepsake copy of ceremony text and emcees reception. Also files marriage license and offers four packages of services and pricing. Inclusively celebrating love! ORCAS ISLAND CHARTERS AND WHALE WATCHING TOURS 360/376-6566 56-foot motor yacht, seats 48 inside. Galley, large upper and lower viewing decks outside. Full service weddings, parties, activities, officiating and rehearsals located on Orcas Island. Available to surrounding areas. Whale watching since 1990. Memorable family bonding experience.

PARTY SUPPLY & RENTALS BELLINGHAM WEDDING & EVENT RENTALS 360/393-3654 1971 Midway Lane, Suite E, Bellingham We want to help make your wedding experience fun, easy and affordable. With a wide variety of style, design and color options, your wedding will be as unique as you are.

LAVISH CHAIR COVERS 360/393-6869 We add an elegant touch with affordable rentals for weddings and special events! We offer two pricing plans; one that anyone can afford, and a second package that includes all of the preparation and set-up! PACIFIC BUILDING CENTER 2677 Bell Road, Blaine 360/332-5335 We rent tents, tables, chairs, chafing dishes and beverage dispensers. Check our rental availability online at

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY PACIFIC PARTY CANOPIES 455 Pease Road, Burlington 360/707-2115 Stop by our showroom to speak with a friendly event expert. With almost 30 years of experience and an extensive collection of tents, tables, chairs, dishes, linens and more, we’re here to help make your wedding day perfect.

BELLA VITA CREATIVE 360/422-6024 Romantic, timeless and beautiful photography. Striving to provide exceptional customer service and to preserve a legacy that will be passed down to your children and grandchildren. Offering reception/wedding slideshows, movie posters and more!


BORDER UNION PHOTOGRAPHY 404/747-0455 Husband and wife photographers employing the use of film and digital technologies to capture your day in a classic, yet contemporary, documentary style.

OH SNAP! EVENT PHOTO BOOTH 774/295-4101 Oh Snap! Event Photo Booth brings the fun to every event. Offering open or enclosed booths, professional quality photos, fun props and over 20 backdrops to choose from. Text, e-mail and print your photos right away! p. 19

PHOTOGRAPHERS AUTUMN PINES PHOTOGRAPHY Intimate wedding photography with a passion for adventure. Our non-traditional style focuses on capturing honest and authentic love stories. Photographing locally and worldwide. p. 9

JMOST PHOTOGRAPHY 253/732-1196 Award-winning international wedding photographer. My style is adventure with high end artistic flare. p. 99 K HULETT PHOTOGRAPHY 360/451-7770 We are an award-winning husband and wife team established in 2005, who love helping our couples feel comfortable and exceptional in front of the camera. We delight in photographing both PNW and world-wide weddings.

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY MATT PRIESTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY 360/739-4566 I love weddings. I love the unscripted moments full of emotion. I love the challenge of not only capturing those moments but doing so in a unique and beautiful way. NICOLE SANDOVAL POSTMA PHOTOGRAPHY 509/494-4194 Nicole Sandoval Postma Photography provides professional wedding photography and videography services at affordable rates. We specialize in engagement, wedding and portrait photography. We also create beautiful lasting memories in the form of wedding highlight films.

PEARL PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELENA 360/389-6081 Award winning, destination wedding photographer based out of PNW. Specializing in creating one of a kind images that will leave long, lasting impressions. Passion and adventure are infused into everything I do! RISING HEART PHOTOGRAPHY Visual storytelling. Natural. Simple. TANYA A. PHOTOGRAPHY 360/305-9237 My goal is always to exceed your expectations and create for you wedding memories you’ll treasure for a lifetime. Telling stories through beautifully imaged photos is not only my passion, but it’s in my DNA. I capture life s most treasured moments through photos; always exceeding expectations in showcasing your lifetime memories.


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PACIFIC COAST BRIDE PHOTOGRAPHY 360/303-5047 Capturing your wedding day is more than another date on the calendar – it is the telling of a love story that is uniquely yours. Let us help tell your story through capturing unforgettable moments of your special day.

UNIQUE MOMENTS PHOTOGRAPHY 253/509-3808 ​ Capturing all the unique moments of your wedding day from getting ready to end of the reception with all-day coverage. We are honored to preserve once-in-a-lifetime moments for generations to come. “Let Us Tell Your Story!”




KATE FADDEN, BELLWETHER REAL ESTATE 360/483-6483 If you are dreaming of owning your first home but aren’t sure how to make it happen, let’s sit down and talk, it’s easier than you think! Say “I do” to becoming a home owner!

BELLAIR CHARTERS 800/221-4548 Bellair Charters, your transportation specialists! Offering you 47-56 passenger coaches, mini buses and vans to fit any size group. More than 20 years of experience. Airport pickup available in Washington and British Columbia.

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VENUES BAKER CREEK PLACE 1650 Baker Creek Place, Bellingham 360/671-4247 Centrally located beautiful new venue along Baker Creek offering a 3,000 sq. ft. banquet room and two meeting rooms. Outdoor patio, sound system, digital projector, catering kitchen, etc. for up to 200 guests. Tables and chairs included. p. 38 BARNSTAR EVENTS 5295 South Church Road, Ferndale 360/961-1590 Located on 120 private acres in south Ferndale, our big beautiful historic barn and surrounding gardens are perfect for “rustic elegant vintage” country weddings or other special social occasions. We also offer full wedding design and “day of” service. BEAU LODGE 17581 Wood Road, Bow 360/724-7508 Celebrate your marriage in the privacy of our beautiful secluded estate. The forest, salmon ladder and pond, meadows and gardens create a truly Pacific Northwest ambiance and memories that will last a lifetime.


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BELLEWOOD EVENT CENTER 6140 Guide Meridian, Lynden 360/318-7720 Consider BelleWood Acres for one stop wedding planning ease. Reserve your wedding under the gaze of Mt. Baker. With complete packages offering rehearsal distillery dinners, full service event coordination, comprehensive day of staffing and venue care, award winning bar services and delicious professional catering. Serving events intimate and grand. p. 46 BELLINGHAM CRUISE TERMINAL 355 Harris Avenue, Bellingham 360/676-2500 The stunning arc of the glass dome windows draws your guests to 360-degree views of Bellingham Bay, city lights and the North Cascade mountains. Unrivaled venue with close proximity to all that Fairhaven has to offer. BLAINE BOATING CENTER 235 Marine Drive, Blaine 360/676-2500 A beautiful party room with vaulted ceiling and French doors that open wide to an outdoor patio with fantastic views of Drayton Harbor and Semiahmoo.

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BROADWAY HALL 1300 Broadway, Bellingham 360/733-1560 Glowing chandeliers, hardwood floors, a romantic balcony and sandstone fireplace create unique ambience. 5,000 sq. ft. allows you to have your wedding and reception in one place. Your day will be remembered in this beautiful indoor venue. p. 49

CARSON CREEK ESTATE 63 Lake Samish Rd., Bellingham 360-752-9006 Carson Creek Estate features 20 beautiful acres with “The Secret Circle� featuring a canopy of trees overhead, breath taking landscape in the forest. Only minutes from I-5. Centrally located between Whatcom and Skagit.

CHUCKANUT GARDENS 3533 Chuckanut Drive, Bow 360/661-7260 2.4 acres of beautiful photo opportunities to make the perfect day. Featuring Japanese gardens with koi pond, waterfall, bamboo forest, a covered bar, entertaining patio, barn, old farmhouse, trees and railroad tracks. THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA 804 10th Street, Bellingham 360/392-5558 Celebrate your wedding, rehearsal dinner, engagement or special occasion in our living room/terrace with amazing views of the San Juan Islands. In-house catering features fresh, local cuisine and friendly staff to create a memorable experience with exceptional service. p. 37


RESOURCE DIRECTORY DANCING FISH VINEYARDS 1953 Newman Road, Freeland Whidbey Island 425/503-7655 The perfect Whidbey Island destination for your wedding or milestone event. A barn with vineyard views, vineyard house accommodations and tasting room complete your event experience. Open year round, the winery is beautiful all seasons. EAGLEMONT GOLF COURSE 4800 Eaglemont Drive, Mount Vernon 360/428-2788 Unbelievable views and centrally located between Vancouver, B.C. and Seattle, Eaglemont Golf Course offers a unique and beautiful setting for a one-of-a-kind wedding up to 200 guests. p. Back Cover

EVERGREEN GARDENS 698 West Pole Road, Ferndale 360/384-0739 or 360/303-3850 Your wedding will long be remembered for its natural charm celebrated among towering evergreens and picturesque flower gardens. A covered outdoor pavilion surrounded by spacious lawns allows you to enjoy the day in any weather.

FAIRHAVEN MARINE PARK 100 Harris Avenue, Bellingham 360/676-2500 An outdoor wedding venue at Fairhaven Marine Park, the most beautiful beachfront park in the county. FERNDALE EVENTS CENTER 5715 Barrett Road, Ferndale 360/734-7832 The Ferndale Events Center has more than 12,000 square feet of banquet space for your special day. Accommodating up to 400 people, the center has a bridal room with elegant furnishings and is centrally located with easy freeway access. FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON BELLINGHAM HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham 360/671-1011 Whether you want an intimate wedding or a grand affair, you’ll find it here. A variety of event spaces and full-service catering and planning team are at your disposal to create the wedding of your dreams. p. 31


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FOX HALL AT HOTEL BELLINGHAM 1661 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham 360/676-7700 The Fox Hall is a versatile, season-less venue for your big day. It accommodates large or small events which can be customized for any style. An affordable and convenient airport p. 39 location and ample parking for guests. GIUSEPPE’S AL-PORTO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham 360/714-8412 The signature charm of Italy makes Giuseppe’s Al Porto a uniquely romantic setting for your wedding, rehearsal dinner and reception. Giuseppe and his family offer delectable cuisine at a variety of prices to accommodate p. 36 12 to 100 guests. GLACIER PEAK RESORT & WINERY SR 20 58468 Clark Cabin Road, Rockport 360/873-2250 Nestled between the majestic peaks of the Cascade Ridge and the Skagit River, this winery is the ideal venue for a wedding or celebration. We specialize in handcrafted wines and world class selections such as our Pinot Noir. GLEN ECHO GARDEN 4390 Y Road, Bellingham 360/961-7486 or 360/592-5380 Romantic, intimate and magical. The botanical garden is bursting with color and showcased in a natural, wooded setting. Fountains, walkways and arches add charm. New event building/kitchen. Up to 150 guests. Located 6 miles east of Bellingham.

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FOUR SPRINGS HOUSE & LAKE PRESERVE 585 Lewis Lane, Camano Island 360/387-1418 Camano Island is a hidden jewel. The natural wooded venue offers a beautiful and versatile setting for the wedding of your dreams. Multiple spaces are available, offering many options for your indoor, garden or lakeside event.

THE GRAND WILLOW INN 17926 Dunbar Road, Mount Vernon 360/428-5071 Simple elegance and garden wonder surround you in a peaceful setting. Get married outdoors in the beautiful gazebo or inside the elegant grand room with 18-foot ceilings and six sets of double French doors. GUEMES ISLAND RESORT 4268 Guemes Island Road, Anacortes 360/293-6643 Your perfect Northwest wedding venue. We have it all! An old-timey beachfront resort, where the forest meets the sea. Complete with mountain and island views. Onsite accommodations, catering, wood-fired sauna and a saltwater hot tub.



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HOTEL BELLWETHER One Bellwether Way, Bellingham 360/392-3179 Noted as the most scenic wedding location in Bellingham, Hotel Bellwether is your premier waterfront destination p. 43 venue. LAIRMONT MANOR 405 Fieldston Road, Bellingham 360/647-1444 ​ Your estate for the day! Lairmont Manor is a family owned historic landmark estate with remarkable beauty in every direction. Dazzle guests with a celebration to remember at this awe-inspiring Pacific Northwest venue. p. 45 LEADER BLOCK WINE COMPANY 2026 Main Street, Ferndale 360/306-8998 We offer a historic Ferndale Landmark with Olde World Faire! With catering, event hosting and winemaking, we have a charming setting for hosting all types of wedding parties. You enjoy, and let us take care of the wining and dining! LINCOLN THEATRE 712 S 1st Street, Mount Vernon 360/419-7129 ext. 100 The Lincoln Theatre is a spectacular site for the wedding of your dreams. This historic gem has character, lots of room, a great location and that “certain something” that will make p. 48 your wedding special. THE MAJESTIC BALLROOM 1027 N Forest Street, Bellingham 360/676-0292 A historic downtown Bellingham landmark featuring beautiful architectural details for an elegant, affordable event accommodating up to 350 guests for dining and 450 people seated theater style – plenty of room for great music and dancing. p. 46


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MCINTYRE HALL 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon 360/416-7622 Available for weddings and receptions for groups of 75 to 300, offering a beautiful setting, complete catering and bar services, event planning assistance, technical support, free parking and more. p. 41

MAJESTIC INN & SPA 419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 360/299-1400 In the heart of historic Anacortes, the Majestic Inn & Spa will take your breath away with rooms that boast luxury and comfort. Let us make your visit a Majestic experience. p. 40

MAPLE HALL 104 Commercial Street, La Conner 360/466-3125 A beautiful facility in the heart of historic La Conner that accommodates up to 300 guests. Includes a full kitchen, meeting rooms and patio area with a water view. The perfect setting for your wedding and reception.

MISTY RIVER WEDDINGS 5690 North Fork Road, Deming 360/826-2790 Misty River Ranch is a private working ranch and open air event center. The setting is unique, peaceful and breathtaking. You won’t find a more beautiful, versatile venue for your one of a kind wedding. NATURE’S CONNECTION PLACE 27225 71st Avenue NE, Arlington 425/308-2183 Beautiful outdoor wedding venue in Arlington. Located on five acres with beautiful ponds, waterfalls, gardens and manicured lawns throughout. Just six minutes from I-5. ​

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RESOURCE DIRECTORY NORTH BELLINGHAM GOLF COURSE 205 W. Smith Road, Bellingham 360/398-8300 With views of the course and Mt. Baker, North Bellingham’s outdoor setting is the perfect Northwest venue for your wedding. Our unique menu offers variety, providing you with options to make your day your own. p. 32

NORTHWEST WASHINGTON FAIR AND EVENT CENTER 1775 Front Street, Lynden 360/354-4111 With over 25,000 square feet of event space, The Northwest Washington Fair and Event Center is sure to meet your needs. Rentals include kitchen use, tables and chairs, making us a flexible and affordable option. p. 34 ORCAS ISLAND ECLIPSE CHARTERS AND WHALE WATCHING TOURS 360/376-6566 56-foot motor yacht, seats 48 inside. Galley, large upper and lower viewing decks outside. Full service weddings, parties, activities, officiating, rehearsals, located on Orcas Island. Available to surrounding areas. Whale watching since 1990. Memorable family bonding experience.


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OXFORD SUITES BELLINGHAM 4051 Meridian Street, Bellingham 360/676-1400 Brand new beautiful hotel with a boutique touch! In the perfect location, we offer impeccable service, full onsite catering, and flexible space for your guests. Attractive wedding packages create a memorable experience for every p. 49 bride. ​ PIONEER PAVILION 2007 Cherry St, Ferndale 360/384-3042 Located between Seattle, WA and Vancouver BC, in Historic Pioneer Park among rustic turn of the century buildings, Ferndale’s Pioneer Pavilion is an excellent choice for a destination wedding. Have your ceremony in the quaint 1800s church and reception in our 6K sq. ft. of open space. p. 41

PORT OF ANACORTES TRANSIT SHED 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes 360/293-3134 Picture yourself strolling the historic dock overlooking Guemes Channel, greeting your guests, dancing to music and enjoying a catered cuisine, with room enough for all of your family, friends or business associates. p. 35

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PORT OF ANACORTES – SEAFARERS’ MEMORIAL PARK BUILDING 601 Seafarer’s Way, Anacortes 360/293-3134 Overlooking Fidalgo Bay the Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building is located beside Cap Sante Marina. It is ideal for wedding p. 35 receptions.

ROSARIO RESORT & SPA 1400 Rosario Road, Eastsound, Orcas Island 360/376-2152 Fax: 360/376-2289 Exchange vows outdoors on the Beachhouse Lawn, or indoors in the historic Moran Mansion Music Room. Comfortable rooms, creative local cuisine, attentive staff and the beauty of Orcas Island make this the perfect choice for your wedding.


RESOURCE DIRECTORY ROSEHILL COMMUNITY CENTER 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo 425/263-8180 The Point Elliot Room at the Rosehill Community Center has floor to ceiling windows providing stunning water and island views. Your rental includes tables, chairs, kitchen, dressing p. 42 rooms, stage and outside deck. SAMSON ESTATES WINERY 1861 Van Dyk Road, Everson 360/966-7787 Surrounded by breathtaking mountains, Samson Estates Winery is an unforgettable venue for weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers and bachelor parties. Richly designed facilities, gorgeous backdrops and fabulous regional wines satisfy p. 48 all the senses. SETTLEMYER HALL AT BELLINGHAM TECHNICAL COLLEGE 3028 Lindbergh Avenue, Bellingham 360/752-8303 Let Settlemyer Hall provide the perfect backdrop for your big day. The hall offers couples a wide-open space, with a clean, modern feel. BTC s chefs will put together a delicious menu to suit your event. THE SKAGIT CASINO RESORT 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow 877/275-2448 or 360/724-0154 The Skagit offers two hotels, 16,000 square feet of combined venue space, a full-service catering and banquet staff, plus a casino with the best slots and table games to create a fun and memorable wedding celebration. p. 47

STEAKHOUSE9 AT HOMESTEAD GOLF 115 E. Homestead Boulevard, Lynden 360/739-7520 Located on the gorgeous Homestead Golf Course with views of Mount Baker and the Canadian Cascades, Steakhouse9 has the perfect location for your special day. We offer exquisite catering and unparalleled service to make your wedding day dreams come true! p. 44 94

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STEPPING STONES GARDEN 17503 Cook Road, Burlington 360/757-2740 Tucked away in an enchanted setting, our French country gardens are full of color with lush lawns and babbling fountains that set the stage for a charming garden wedding. A pavilion with a romantic tent, flowing organza, twinkling lights, and a chic rustic barn offer space for up to 200. A charming B&B awaits! SWINOMISH CASINO & LODGE 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes 360/588-3705 In the heart of beautiful Anacortes, Swinomish Casino & Lodge is the ideal location for your exciting wedding day. Providing excellent food and friendly service in a beautiful p. 50 new venue. Accommodates 10-600. SQUALICUM BOATHOUSE 2600 S. Harbor Loop, Bellingham 360/676-2500 The views and waterfront location of this beautiful Northwest-style facility are unbeatable. High-beamed ceiling, water views from every window and a cozy fireplace complete the perfection. THE VAULT WINE BAR & EVENT SPACE 277 G Street, Blaine 360/392-0955 The Vault Wine Bar has you covered for all your special event needs. We offer seating for 30-200 with three space combinations available. On-site or open catering for ease p. 45 and convenience. WANDERING WATERS FARM Maple Falls 360/599-3425 Tucked within the scenic North Fork Nooksack River valley, Wandering Waters offers a secluded, natural setting for your special day. Dark, starry nights, mountain moonrises, a rough-sawn picnic shelter, and dahlia and pollinator gardens add to its rustic charm.

WHATCOM MUSEUM 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham 360/778-8930 The Whatcom Museum offers unique and memorable settings for weddings and receptions. Choose the traditional 1892 Old City Hall building or the contemporary Lightcatcher building and galleries for an art-filled backdrop on your special day. WHIDBEY GOLF CLUB 2430 SW Fairway Lane, Oak Harbor, Whidbey Island 360/675-5490 ext. 1 Island weddings with golf course ceremonies brought to life. A destination venue near Oak Harbor offering views of the Olympic peaks and a warm and relaxing atmosphere complementing any special event from black tie to modern casual.

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WHIDBEY ISLAND WEDDINGS Langley, Whidbey Island 206/427-6109 Whidbey Island Weddings is a collective of three historic farms, all located on beautiful Whidbey Island. The relaxed and unique atmosphere of each farm provides the ideal setting for your perfect Whidbey Island wedding. WINDOWS ON THE BAY EVENTS 2625 South Harbor Loop Drive, Bellingham   360/220-0731 Premier waterfront venue with views of Bellingham Bay and San Juan Islands. On-premise full-service catering. Complimentary event planning. Ceremonies and receptions. Seated dinners and buffets. Bar service and cocktail parties. Elegant décor. Exquisite cuisine. Exceptional service.   p. 33

VIDEOGRAPHERS BEST MADE VIDEOS 2850 SW Yancy Street #105, Seattle 425/785-0718 Tired of boring, clichéd wedding videos? So are we! No cheesy wedding videos here, let us give you a wedding video you can be proud of and cherish forever. It’s your voice and our video.



Pacific Coast Weddings 2018


W EDD IN G SHOWS PEARL Photography by Elena


Tacoma Wedding Expo January 6 & 7 Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall Everett Wedding Expo January 20 & 21 XfinityArena, Everett Skagit Wedding Show January 27 Skagit Center, Burlington Bellingham Wedding Show January 28 Holiday Inn & Suites

Rustic Bride NW Expo 2018 April 29 Stilly Brook Farm, Arlington

Everett Fall Wedding Expo September 15 & 16 XfinityArena, Everett

Northwest Bridal Showcase February 10 & 11 Lynnwood Convention Center

Port Susan Wedding Tour May 6 Camano Island Wedding Venues

Bellingham Wedding Show September 23 Holiday Inn & Suites

Camano Island Wedding & Event Expo February 24 Camano Center

Whatcom Wedding Tour May 6 Whatcom County Wedding Venues whatcomweddingprofessionals. com/tour

Skagit Wedding Tour September 30 Skagit County Wedding Venues

Tacoma Wedding Expo March 24 & 25 Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall

Snohomish Wedding Tour June 3 Snohomish County Wedding Venues

Lynden Bridal Fair April 21 Steakhouse9 Bistro, Lynden lynden-bridal-fair 98

Pacific Coast Weddings 2018

Tacoma Fall Wedding Expo September 8 & 9 Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, Tacoma

Bellevue Fall Wedding Expo October 7 Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue


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Eaglemont Golf Course 4800 Eaglemont Drive, Mount Vernon, Washington 98274 (360) 428-2788 w ww.


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