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fantasy

All Carnival Photos by Anda Photography

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zazensalonspa.com Full Service cater ing let us take care of every detail event planning • service staff and bartending wedding and celebration cakes • floral design beverage service • event rentals and venue partners

On-the-gO cater ing convenient delivery or pick up meals for large groups • party platters box lunches • little bites

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classic

elegance

All classic Photos by courtney bowlden Photography

If the shimmer of crystal makes your eyes sparkle, a classic wedding will make your day come alive. For this bride, it is all in the details. Simply exquisite.

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When it comes to your style, go with your instincts. If your mother or maid of honor loves a theme that just doesn’t feel right, stay strong. Remember, this is your special day!

Special events catering customized for you! Since 1985! 360.384.1702

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bellingham wedding & Event Rentals BellinghamEventRentals.com

(360) 393.3654

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Art Pinney Photography

Art Pinney Photography

Melisa Draper Photography

If you’re happiest away from the city, a country themed wedding may be for you! Slip on your boots and dance the night away under the light of the stars.

chic

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As you look through Pacific Coast Weddings, make note of the images you especially like. All photographers featured on these pages

can be found in our resource directory beginning on page 52 and also at pacificcoastweddings.info.

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Let Mi Shoes walk you down the aisle....

Photo by Fleming Photography Studio

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Look your best!

Accessorize your special day! Lovely hair accessories • Jewelry Fascinators & Hats • Wigs

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indie

charm

courtney bowlden Photography Anda Photography

Melisa draper Photography

Melisa Draper Photography

If you like crafting, and have a flair for the creative, you’ll delight in finding hidden treasures. Indie style is, well ‌ just like you!

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Charlene Stam Photography

Seven Sister Designs

Perfect, fresh menus stylized to you! Luscious Design Delicious Food Specializing in Wedding Floral Design

VOTED BEST SKAGIT VALLEY

EVENT PLANNER

IN GREATER WESTERN WASHINGTON

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winter

wonderland

All winter photos by josh durias Photography

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast and enjoy the crunch of snow and a crispness in the air – followed by the warmth of a roaring fire – bundle up and head outside!

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What if the bride wants vanilla and the groom wants chocolate? With over 30 delicious flavors to choose from, we specialize in providing your wedding with a variety of flavors and decorations that ensure you’ll have something for everyone.

You can find us in Fairhaven or online at:

www.katiescupcake.com (360) 393-4632

S erve a Wine that

Everyone will Remember

CATERING Receptions Rehearsals Brunches & Teas Cocktail Parties Seated Dinners Buffets Bar Services A Whatcom/Skagit Tradition

Personalized Wines for Any Occasion

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nautical

escapade

All Nautical photos by anda Photography

If you yearn for the sound of waves, wind in your hair, and the smell of the salty sea, take your wedding to the water!

party

melisa draper Photography

courtney bowlden Photography

courtney bowlden Photography

If you love flowers and the light of the sun, step outside and connect with nature as you share your vows.

melisa draper Photography

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a special advertising section

Venue

the

finder wedding & reception venues

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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 deputyclerk@townoflaconner.org maplehall-laconner.com

Majestic Inn & Spa

Discover elegance and charm in our romantic inn and spa. You’ll find beautiful indoor and outdoor settings for your ceremony and reception, on-site catering, salon and spa, restaurant and lounge, and luxurious guest rooms. On your day ... think Majestic.

419 Commercial Avenue Anacortes, WA 360/299-1400 majesticinnandspa.com 18 pacificcoastweddings.info | The Venue Finder


Windows on the Bay Events

Amy parsons photography

Imagine your wedding at Bellingham Bay’s premier waterfront venue! Enjoy spectacular panoramic waterfront views of beautiful Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and gorgeous sunsets – the ceremony and reception of your dreams at Windows on the Bay Events. Complimentary event planning with our wedding specialist ensures that your day flows smoothly. Exquisite cuisine is prepared in our on-site kitchen by culinary trained chefs and served by our friendly and attentive professional staff. A variety of custom room configurations with dance floor, various table and linen selections and full bar service are available to reflect your individual style. Stunning floor to ceiling windows open onto a spacious deck over the water.

Bellingham Bay’s Premier Waterfront Venue 2625 South Harbor Loop Drive | Bellingham, WA 360/220-0731 | windowsonthebay.us

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Boxx Berry Farm Our gracious tented grounds with fields of flowers provide a gorgeous Northwest backdrop for your casual or formal wedding and reception. We also offer seasonal bridal bouquets and beautiful cut flowers to design your own arrangements.

6211 Northwest Road | Ferndale, WA 360/410-0403 boxxberryfarm.com

Farm-Fresh Bouquets!

Rosehill Community Center

Floor to ceiling windows offer sweeping views of Possession Sound, Whidbey Island, the historic lighthouse and the Mukilteo ferry. The large banquet room is ideal for weddings and receptions. The outdoor deck, plaza and lawn are perfect for ceremonies.

304 Lincoln Avenue | Mukilteo, WA 425/263-8180 | ci.mukilteo.wa.us 20 pacificcoastweddings.info | The Venue Finder


Best Western PLUS Lakeway Inn & Wedding Center Before, during and happily ever after … Grand weddings or intimate, the choice is yours. With a host of flexible seating options up to 500 guests, our fullservice event center designs your most memorable moments. We say “we do” as you say your “I do’s.” Distinctive food and drink paired to meet your taste and budget – exquisitely prepared and graciously served. Poppe’s 360, home to Bellingham’s only year-round covered patio, and Oboe Restaurant will host all your joyful gatherings, from bachelor(ette) parties to your rehearsal dinner or a delightful wedding brunch. Take a moment to rest and refresh in our elegant guest suites - with preferred rates. We extend package pricing with our local wedding partners such as entertainment, floral, officiants, transportation, and planners. 714 Lakeway Drive | Bellingham, WA 360/392-6530 | tina@bellingham-hotel.com thelakewayinn.com/weddings

Ask us about our “Ultimate Wedding Package” for 2013! The Venue Finder | pacificcoastweddings.info 21


Giuseppe’s Al-Porto

Your wedding, your way – let Giuseppe’s share your dream. Magnificent waterfront views and exceptional Italian cuisine, with uncompromised attention to detail, service and quality. Fun rehearsal dinners, intimate weddings, and receptions in a charming setting for 12 to 200 guests.

21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham Marina 360/714-8412 | giuseppesitalian.com

Fox Hall

Fox Hall 1661 W. Bakerview Road Bellingham, WA 360/676-7700 facebook.com/foxhallbham 22 pacificcoastweddings.info | The Venue Finder

Bottom photo by Radley Muller Photography

Fox Hall is the ideal venue for your wedding, reception, rehearsal dinner, and engagement party. It is affordable, customizable, and includes set up/tear down, making your day hassle-free! Call us today to book your event.


McIntyre Hall

white light Photography

Matthew Fordham

We customize every moment to make sure your wedding day is as special as you are. An excellent choice for private parties, rehearsal dinners, weddings, receptions and more, McIntyre Hall can handle groups as small as 75 or as large as 300 and offers several flexible spaces, including a theater, grand lobby and elegant conference room. Complete services are available from event planning to catering, with menus that offer variety, both in selections and in pricing, making it a perfect choice for any celebration. McIntyre Hall is conveniently located equidistant between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C. For overnight guests, a variety of comfortable lodging accommodations are available just minutes away.

Joe and Patience

2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 360/416-7622 | nida.tautvydas@skagit.edu | mcintyrehall.org

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MoonDance Inn

Envision your beautiful wedding and reception on the shores of Lake Whatcom at the charming MoonDance Inn. Conveniently located minutes from downtown Bellingham. Amid lush grounds and beautiful accommodations, you and your guests will forever cherish your special day.

4737 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 360/647-2997 or 360/927-2599 linda@bellinghambandb.com bellinghambandb.com

The perfect serene and intimate setting for the wedding of your dreams – five beautiful secluded acres with towering flowers and a bridge over cascading waterfalls make for a truly picturesque ceremony and reception.

17317 East Lake Goodwin Road Stanwood, WA | 360/654-0288 elaine.delack@gmail.com delackestateweddingvenue.com 24 pacificcoastweddings.info | The Venue Finder

All Delack Estate photos by Sparkling bliss Photography

DeLack Estate


Hotel Bellwether

AMY PARSONS PHOTOGRAPHY

Hotel Bellwether weddings and receptions are as one-of-a-kind as the couples they honor. When you choose to have your big day on an extraordinary Northwest waterfront with impeccable service that has no limits, wedding and honeymoon wishes are readily granted. From spa bridal showers and golf outings, a champagne reception on one of our chartered yachts through the San Juan Islands, to the wedding ceremony and an enchanting waterfront reception, we’ll make sure your wedding week generates wonderful lasting memories for your family and friends. There is nothing like a Hotel Bellwether wedding for an effortless event in an elegant atmosphere. We partner with local experts to ensure your wedding week is seamless in execution and flawless in detail. Our professionals will tailor your luxury wedding to your specifications so your special day will be everything you imagined and more. All you have to do is say “I do.”

One Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 360/392-3172 weddings@hotelbellwether.com hotelbellwether.com

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Port of Anacortes Choose between two magnificent waterfront venues – the historic Transit Shed (seats 350) with fantastic views of Guemes Channel or the more intimate Seafarers’ Memorial Park (seats 125) with views of Fidalgo Bay.

Two beautiful venues!

The Transit Shed Event Center 100 Commercial Avenue

Seafarers’ Memorial Park 600 Seafarers Way

Anacortes, WA | 360/293-3134 events@portofanacortes.com portofanacortes.com

NorthWood Hall

Enjoy your wedding in an elegant Northwest atmosphere – our large, open room with hardwood floors and beautiful windows is ideal for 50 to 300. We offer on-site custom catering and fully-licensed liquor service, along with complimentary event planning, room design and set up.

NorthWood Hall 3240 Northwest Avenue Bellingham, WA | 360/671-8311 shannon@northwoodhall.com northwoodhall.com 26 pacificcoastweddings.info | The Venue Finder


Deming Log Show Grounds

Art pinney Photography

Traditional or themed wedding – which would you prefer? Deming Log Show Grounds offers endless possibilities inside and out either for small, intimate weddings or large groups up to 350 guests. Dance the night away in a historical museum on a grand wood floor or enjoy a relaxing evening around an outdoor fire. Your wedding celebration can be whatever you want it to be – and you and your guests can celebrate all weekend long! There’s plenty of camping, outdoor shelters and barbeques, and indoor kitchens. Explore our year-round possibilities to create the wedding of your dreams.

ANDA Photography

Bellingham, WA | 360/592-3051 demingshow@yahoo.com demingloggingshow.com

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Medallion Hotel We take care of everything! An experience created just for you, with a venue that is designed to joyfully connect your family and friends. Enjoy the services of a professional bridal coordinator to create a perfectly planned occasion – from exquisite design to memorable banquet cuisine made from the freshest ingredients by our excellent chefs. A tantalizing variety of possibilities from specialty dishes to carefully chosen wine service for all types of weddings. With a host of party rooms designed specifically for extraordinary events, weddings at the Medallion Hotel range from elegant ballrooms to intimate gatherings. Rehearsal dinners in The Cellar Restaurant deliver beyond expectation, and your guests needn’t ever leave the comforts of the hotel! 16710 Smokey Point Blvd. | Arlington, WA 360/657- 0504 | cheryl@medallionhotel.net medallionhotel.net

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An Elegant Colonial Inn

Elegant Events in a Historic Location

Fidalgo Island, Anacortes

Weddings • Parties • Receptions

1300 Broadway • Bellingham, WA

360-733-1560 www.broadwayhall.com

(360) 333-5282 • nantucketinnanacortes.com

A variety of

Wedding Venues! Along the shore of beautiful lake Whatcom. Holds 20 – 300 people

Clubhouse at Shuksan

The

360.398.8888 • events@shuksanclubhouse.com

www.ShuksanClubhouse.com

Sudden Valley

Naturally!

(360) 360) 734-6430

www.suddenvalley.com

BED & BREAKFAST

C Weddings C Family Reunions C Family Friendly C Classic Limousine

Wedding Venue & Events

360.305.1405 selenehomestead.com facebook.com/selenehomestead

Service 2480 Canada View Drive • Blaine, WA 98230

360.332.1749

www.SmugglersInnBlaine.com

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Venue

the

finder

Whatcom Venue Contact

In/Outdoor Capacity

Best Western Lakeway Inn 360/392-6530 Indoor Bellingham thelakewayinn.com Boxx Berry Farm Ferndale

Catering

Bar

500 On-site On-site

360/410-0403 Outdoor 160 Open Open boxxberryfarm.com

Broadway Hall 360/733-1560 Indoor 175/250 Open Open Bellingham broadwayhall.com The Clubhouse at Shuksan 360/398-8888 Indoor/ Bellingham shuksanclubhouse.com Outdoor Deming Log Show Grounds Bellingham

360/592-3051 Indoor/ demingloggingshow.com Outdoor

250 On-site On-site 350/ 500 Open Open

Fox Hall at Hampton Inn 360/676-7700 Indoor Bellingham facebook.com/foxhallbham

250 Open Open

Giuseppe’s Al-Porto Bellingham

360/714-8412 Indoor/ giuseppesitalian.com Outdoor

235 On-site On-site

Hotel Bellwether Bellingham

360/392-3172 Indoor/ hotelbellwether.com Outdoor

250 On-site On-site

MoonDance Inn 360/647-2997 Outdoor 120 Open Open Bellingham bellinghambandb.com NorthWood Hall Bellingham Selene Homestead Blaine

360/671-8311 Indoor/ northwoodhall.com Outdoor 360/305-1405 Indoor/ selenehomestead.com Outdoor

Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa 866/383-0777 Indoor Ferndale silverreefcasino.com 30 pacificcoastweddings.info | The Venue Finder

300 On-site On-site 50/200 Preferred Preferred 650 On-site On-site


Venue Contact

In/Outdoor Capacity

Catering

Bar

Smuggler’s Inn Blaine

360/332-1749 Indoor/ 100/500 Open Open smugglersinnblaine.com Outdoor

Sudden Valley Bellingham

360/734-6430 Indoor/ 400/300 Open Open suddenvalley.com Outdoor

Windows on the Bay Bellingham

360/220-0731 Indoor/ windowsonthebay.us Outdoor

200 On-site

On-site

Skagit Majestic Inn Anacortes

360/299-1400 Indoor/ majesticinnandspa.com Outdoor

265 On-site On-site

Maple Hall La Conner

360/466-3125 Indoor maplehall-laconner.com

300 Open

McIntyre Hall Mount Vernon Nantucket Inn Anacortes Port of Anacortes Anacortes

Open

360/416-7622 Indoor mcintyrehall.org

75/300 On-site On-site

360/333-5282 Indoor/ nantucketinnanacortes.com Outdoor

250 On-site On-site

360/293-3134 Indoor/ 350 Open Open portofanacortes.com Outdoor

Skagit Valley Casino Resort 877/275-2448 Indoor Bow theskagit.com

300 On-site On-site

Snohomish DeLack Estate 360/654-0288 Outdoor 150/200 Open Open Stanwood delackestateweddingvenue.com Medallion Hotel 360/657-0504 Indoor Arlington medallionhotel.net

250 On-site On-site

Rosehill Community Center 425/263-8180 Indoor/ 400 Open Open Mukilteo ci.mukilteo.wa.us Outdoor Tulalip Resort Casino 360/716-6850 Indoor Tulalip tulalipresort.com

1,500 On-site On-site

On-site: Must use venue’s in-house catering. Preferred: Venue has list of preferred caterers. Open: Venue accepts any caterer. See Venue Finder advertisers on pages 17 - 28 and wedding venue advertisers on pages 66-73. The Venue Finder | pacificcoastweddings.info 31


floral

design

Bold and striking or soft and subtle? Whether your flowers complete your dress or make their own statement, they’re the ultimate accent, adding color, texture and personality to your special day.

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ALL PHOTOS ON THIS PAGE BY JOE AND PATIENCE


360.739.4326

melisadraper.com

...Romantic Enchantment...

Celtic Harp Music Kathie Hardy

360.319.7081 celticharp.info harp@celticharp.info

PHOTO: COURTNEY BOWLDEN

ABOVE PHOTOS, L. TO R., ART PINNEY PHOTOGRAPHY | JOE AND PATIENCE | ANDA PHOTOGRAPHY

Wine Service Craft Beers Portable Keg Set-Up

360-738-WINE (9463) 1106 Harris Ave. Finnegan’s Alley

Fairhaven District of Bellingham oldfairhavenwines.com pacificcoastweddings.info 33


What a difference a shade makes! Whether vibrant or subtle, the style of your bridesmaids’ dresses greatly impact the tone of your day. There are many options to consider such as fabric, length, and neckline.

Art Pinney photography

matt priestman photography

Geri dezarn photography

Melisa Draper Photography

Be sure to choose dresses that reflect your unique taste and that of your bridesmaids.

forward

COURTNEY BOWLDEN Photography

fashion

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joe and patience

Melisa Draper Photography

joe and patience

matt priestman photography

COURTNEY BOWLDEN Photography

Jenny GG Photography


debonnaire

attire

joe and patience

COURTNEY BOWLDEN photography

Joe and Patience

COURTNEY BOWLDEN photography

With a surprising array of fun and interesting choices, he can completely customize his look and really shine.

josh durias

Dashing and dapper. Striped tie, bow tie, suspenders, vest, cummerbund, cuff links, boutineer ... Coordinate your man’s style with the rest of the bridal party, or set him apart!

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Even if you have a specific idea of how your man will look on your wedding day, give him some room to show his own style –

crazy socks, comfortable shoes, or his favorite tie. After all, it’s his special day too, and he should feel like himself.

“Exceeding Your Expectations”

360-354-4776 888-545-4776 www.RPMLimo.com

360.303.0187 • www.ricktoddweddings.com

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sweet

treats

The icing on the (delicious) cake! Towering cakes, bitesized cupcakes, and so much more. Customize your dessert table with options ranging from fondant to buttercream ... and everything in between! ABOVE PHOTOS, L. TO R., JOE AND PATIENCE | Courtney Bowlden Photography

ABOVE PHOTOS, L. TO R., 2Twelve Design & Photo | Jenny GG PhotographY | Anda Photography

ABOVE PHOTOS, L. TO R., Josh Durias | Joe and Patience | Stephanie Stremler Photography


all about the

planning process

The best-laid plans of mice and men (and brides) often go awry, but that’s no reason to throw planning out the window. If you spend the time early on to lay out details and set up backup plans, when setbacks do occur, you’ll be able to take it in stride. In this section you’ll find checklists, a budget worksheet and suggested questions to ask prospective wedding vendors. This is your copy of Pacific Coast Weddings, so mark it up, take notes and scribble ideas in the margins. And remember that all of these worksheets are available at PacificCoastWeddings.info!

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Planning Checklist

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Budget Worksheet

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Bride’s Emergency Kit

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Questions for Venue

45

Questions for Caterer

46

Questions for Photographer

47

Questions for Officiant

48

Questions for Deejay/Band

49

Questions for Florist

50

Wedding Day Timeline

51

Après Wedding Checklist

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Gorgeous

Sexy, Sassy ...

on your wedding day!

divine hair fashions | reflective smooth skin beautiful nails | bridal upstyles | cosmetic artistry ladies day bridal packages | teas and wine

Pampered and beautiful, love the way you look!

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planning

checklist

6-12 months 2 Announce your engagement 2 Pick the date 2 Select a venue for the ceremony and reception 2 Develop a budget, taking into consideration family contributions 2 Start the guest list process 2 Create a wedding notebook 2 Plan on attending local wedding shows 2 Select your wedding party 2 Hire a wedding planner if desired 2 Book an officiant 2 Research and interview photographer, videographer and entertainment such as musicians and deejay 2 Research caterers and florists 2 Start shopping for a dress 2 Create a wedding website 2 ___________________________ ___________________________ 2 ___________________________ ___________________________

4-6 months

2 Determine what the groom and

groomsmen will wear 2 Discuss ceremony ideas and wording with officiant 2 Book honeymoon and make travel arrangements 2 Purchase wedding rings 2 Select baker and confirm wedding cake and decorations 2 Reserve rental equipment (tent, chairs, tables, etc.) 2 Schedule tastings menu with selected caterer 2 Finalize floral arrangements 2 Select playlist with your band or deejay 2 Arrange transportation 2 Order personalized napkins and wedding favors 2 ___________________________ 2 ___________________________ ___________________________

2-4 months 2 Finalize guest list 2 Invite friends and family to give toasts 2 Select hair stylist and makeup artist 2 Consider teeth whitening

2 Send save-the-date cards

2 Sign up for dance classes

2 Reserve a block of hotel rooms in varying

2 Finalize menu

price ranges for out-of-town guests 2 Choose a gift registry 2 Select the invitation style and determine the proper wording 2 Order gown and veil 2 Shop for bridesmaids’ dresses 40 pacificcoastweddings.info

2 Arrange rehearsal dinner 2 Mail invitations eight weeks prior to

the big day 2 Update your wedding website 2 ___________________________ ___________________________


One month 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 music list 2 Check wedding party members’ 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 Begin writing thank you notes for early wedding gifts 2 Write vows and toasts 2 Update your registry 2 ___________________________ ___________________________ 2 ___________________________ ___________________________

1-2 weeks 2 Confirm final guest count and wedding

day schedule with all vendors 2 Confirm all transportation arrangements 2 Confirm times and locations for photo sessions 2 Share wedding day schedule with attendants and family members 2 Book a spa treatment 2 Meet with stylist to confirm final day appointments

2 Organize wedding dress, shoes and all

accessories, including jewelry and bridal emergency kit 2 Pack for wedding night and honeymoon 2 ___________________________ 2 ___________________________ ___________________________

The day BEFORE 2 Prepare payment envelopes for vendors

and determine how they will be given out

2 Rehearse ceremony with officiant

and wedding party 2 ___________________________ 2 ___________________________ ___________________________

On your wedding day 2 Give yourself plenty of time to get ready 2 Eat a nutritious breakfast and drink

plenty of fluids 2 Have fun and enjoy the biggest celebration of your life! 2 ___________________________ 2 ___________________________ ___________________________

After your wedding 2 Write thank you cards promptly 2 Have your gown cleaned and preserved 2 Share your wedding stories and photos with Pacific Coast Weddings at facebook.com/pacificcoastweddings! pacificcoastweddings.info 41


budget

worksheet

Wedding Attire

Flowers

Budget Bridal Gown $ ____ Headpiece, Veil $ ____ Undergarments $ ____ Accessories $ ____ Shoes $ ____ Groom’s Apparel $ ____ Attendant’s Outfits $ ____ Wedding Rings $ ____ Subtotal $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____

Budget At Ceremony $ ____ Bridal Bouquet $ ____ Attendants $ ____ Parents $ ____ At Reception $ ____ Subtotal $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____

Photography

Stationery

Budget Invitations $ ____ Announcements $ ____ Reply Cards $ ____ Thank You Notes $ ____ Mailing Cost $ ____ Subtotal $ ____ Rehearsal Dinner

Budget $ ____

Actual $ ____

Reception

Budget Hall/Site Rental $ ____ Food $ ____ Beverages $ ____ Wedding Cake $ ____ Rentals $ ____ Gratuities $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____

Subtotal

$ ____

$ ____

Attendants’ Gifts

Budget $ ____

Actual $ ____

Transportation

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Actual $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____ $ ____

Music/Entertainment

Budget $ ____

Budget Wedding $ ____ Wedding Album $ ____ Subtotal $ ____

Actual $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____ $ ____

Videography

Budget $ ____

Actual $ ____

Hotel Accommodations

Budget $ ____

Actual $ ____

Ceremony Site

Budget Officiant Fee $ ____ Rental Fee $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____

Marriage License

Budget $ ____

Actual $ ____

Miscellaneous

Budget $ ____ $ ____

Actual $ ____ $ ____

Total

$ ____

$ ____


bride’s emergency

kit

Health/Medical

Hair

2 Antacids

2 Bobby pins

2 Band-Aids

2 Brush or comb

2 Breath mints

2 Curling and/or straightening iron

2 Eye drops

2 Hair spray

2 Pain reliever

2 ______________________

2 Spare contact lenses

2 ______________________

2 Feminine hygiene 2 Tissues 2 Toothbrush, paste and floss 2 Tweezers 2 ______________________ 2 ______________________

Beauty

Dress/Clothing 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 Compact mirror

2 Spare buttons for your dress

2 Deodorant

2 Spare cufflinks for groomsmen

2 Eye makeup remover

2 Stain-remover wipes or stick

2 Eyeliner

2 White chalk (to disguise dress stains)

2 Face powder

2 Instructions for tying a bow tie

2 Lipstick or gloss

2 ______________________

2 Nail file

2 ______________________

2 Nail polish and remover pads 2 Perfume 2 Q-tips 2 ______________________ 2 ______________________

Nutrition

Miscellaneous 2 Camera and extra batteries 2 Cash for emergency purchases 2 Cell phone and charger 2 Drinking straws (to avoid smudging lipstick) 2 Notebook and pens

2 Snacks

2 Super glue

2 Water

2 Umbrella (at least one)

2 ______________________

2 ______________________

2 ______________________

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questions to ask a prospective

venue

company: ....................................................... contact: ................................................... email: ................................................................ phone: .........................................................

What is the capacity of your facility? ......................................................................................................... Do you provide linens, tables, chairs, etc.? Is there an extra fee? ................................................................ Is there catering on-site? Are we required to use it? .................................................................................. Do you have a liquor license? Is there a surcharge for bringing in alcohol? ................................................ When will we have access to the room for setup? How long will we have it? ............................................. Will any other events be scheduled on the same day as ours?..................................................................... What is the backup location in case of inclement weather? ...................................................................... When is the final head count due? ............................................................................................................ What are the terms for a refund or cancellation? .......................................................................................

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What is the cost of the package we’ve discussed? Is a gratuity included in the price? ................................


questions to ask a prospective

caterer

company: ....................................................... contact: ................................................... email: ................................................................ phone: .........................................................

What kind of experience/background do you have? .................................................................................. Do you provide samples for tasting? .......................................................................................................... Will you replicate a cake from a photograph? ............................................................................................ Who will be setting up food service/serving food? What about cleanup? .................................................. ................................................................................................................................................................... Are there extra charges or deposits required for cake stands or serving dishes? ........................................ When is the final head count due? ............................................................................................................ How much is the deposit? ......................................................................................................................... What are the terms for a refund or cancellation? ....................................................................................... PHOTOS L. TO R., COURTNEY BOWLDEN | STEPHANIE STREMLER | STEPHANIE STREMLER

What is the cost of the package we’ve discussed? Are there any additional charges (i.e. travel, service)? .. ...................................................................................................................................................................

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questions to ask a prospective

photographer

company: ....................................................... contact: ................................................... email: ................................................................ phone: .........................................................

What is your background/experience in wedding photography? ............................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Will you provide us with prints, digital copies or an album? ....................................................................... How soon will we get the photos? ............................................................................................................. What rights do you retain to the photos from our wedding? ..................................................................... How long will you spend with us? Will you attend any other wedding-related events? ............................. Do you have an assistant or second photographer?..................................................................................... Do you carry backup equipment? .............................................................................................................. What are the terms for a refund or cancellation? .......................................................................................

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What is the cost of the package we’ve discussed? Any additional charges for travel or overtime? ..............


questions to ask a prospective

officiant

company: ....................................................... contact: ................................................... email: ................................................................ phone: .........................................................

What is your background/experience in conducting a wedding? ............................................................... Will you travel to our location? .................................................................................................................. Is there any reason you wouldn’t marry a couple (faith, same sex, history, concerns, etc.)? ......................... ................................................................................................................................................................... Will you allow us to customize the ceremony? Can we write our own vows? .............................................. ................................................................................................................................................................... Do you require any pre-marital counseling? .............................................................................................. Will you attend the rehearsal dinner, reception or other wedding-related events? .................................... When do we sign the marriage license? ....................................................................................................

PHOTOS L. TO R., JOE AND PATIENCE | STEPHANIE STREMLER | RADLEY MULLER

What are the terms for a refund or cancellation? ....................................................................................... What is the cost of the package we’ve discussed? ......................................................................................

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questions to ask a prospective

deejay/band

company: ....................................................... contact: ................................................... email: ................................................................ phone: .........................................................

What kind of experience/background do you have? .................................................................................. Do you take requests from guests? ............................................................................................................ When and where can we see you perform live? ......................................................................................... Will you also emcee the reception? ............................................................................................................ How much time will you need to set up? Do you check the electronics and the acoustics at the venue?..... ................................................................................................................................................................... Do you provide a wireless microphone for toasts? ..................................................................................... Do you have backup equipment?................................................................................................................ What are the terms for a refund or cancellation? ....................................................................................... What is the cost of the package we’ve discussed? Are there any additional charges not mentioned PHOTOS L. TO R., RADLEY MULLER | MATT PRIESTMAN | ANDA PHOTOGRAPHY

(ie. travel, overtime, etc.)? ..........................................................................................................................

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questions to ask a prospective

florist

company: ....................................................... contact: ................................................... email: ................................................................ phone: .........................................................

What kind of experience/background do you have? .................................................................................. Will you help design the overall style of the wedding? .............................................................................. What is your policy on substitutions if the items I want are unavailable? .................................................. Do you rent items such as arches or aisle runners? ..................................................................................... 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? .............................................................. How much is the deposit? ......................................................................................................................... What are the terms for a refund or cancellation? ....................................................................................... What is the cost of the package we’ve discussed? Are there any additional charges not mentioned (i.e. travel, setup, take down)? ....................................................................................................................

Find detailed worksheets, checklists, and more questions for prospective vendors on our website. All are available as PDFs – perfect for printing and putting in a binder. pacificCoastWEddings.info


wedding day

timeline

Your day is uniquely yours, so modify the timeline below so that it works for you! Indulge - 10:30 a.m. Enjoy your beauty appointments

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

Girl time - 12:30 p.m. Bride and bridesmaids get ready

Party Time - 5 to 8 p.m. Celebrate with friends and family

Guy time - 1 p.m. Groom and groomsmen get dressed

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

Photo op - 1:30 p.m. Take separate bridal party photos Take a break - 2:30 p.m. Enjoy a last quiet moment as a single woman

Say goodnight - 10 p.m. Head out for your honeymoon PHOTOS L. TO R., COURTNEY BOWLDEN | ANDA PHOTOGRAPHY | JOE AND PATIENCE

Get Hitched - 3 p.m. Head down the aisle!

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après wedding

checklist

Fun, fun fun!

Taking care of business.

2 Send out thank you notes within

2 Did you move? Send everyone your

two months.

2 Return unwanted and duplicate gifts.

new address.

Check your receipts – most companies have a 90-day return limit.

2 If your name or address changed, get a

new social security card and driver’s license. 2 Figure out your finances – apply for joint

2 Clean and store your dress.

2 Finalize your wedding album.

Pick your favorite photos and order prints for your album and your friends and family. 2 Share your photos with us at

facebook.com/PacificCoastWeddings! 2 Write a review of your wedding

PHOTOS L. TO R., PERFECTPARTYPHOTOBOOTH.com | MELISA DRAPER | MATT PRIESTMAN

vendors online.

accounts and meet with a financial planner.

2 Plan ahead for tax season – talk with

a tax accountant. 2 Review existing insurance plans and

change your beneficiary.

2 Create or update your will. 2 _________________________ 2 _________________________

2 _________________________

2 _________________________

2 _________________________

2 _________________________

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resource

directory

Accommodations............................................................... Page 52 Alterations............................................................................ Page 53 Apparel/Gowns & Dresses .............................................. Page 54 Beauty, Spa & Wellness ................................................... Page 55 Beer/Wine, Beverages & Bartending ......................... Page 55 Cakes & Desserts ................................................................ Page 56 Catering ................................................................................ Page 57 Consultants & Event Planners ....................................... Page 58 Dove Release ....................................................................... Page 58 Flowers .................................................................................. Page 58 Gown Preservation............................................................ Page 60 Internet Resources ............................................................ Page 60 Invitations & Stationery .................................................. Page 60

Accommodations BEST WESTERN LAKEWAY INN & wedding CENTER 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 360/392-6530 • thelakewayinn.com/weddings tina@bellingham-hotel.com The three-diamond, upscale inn 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. See ad on page 21. THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA 804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 888/808-0005 or 360/392-5558 thechrysalisinn.com • scarlett@thechrysalisinn.com Overlooking Bellingham Bay sits a spectacular inn and spa featuring 43 luxury view rooms and suites with cozy window seats, fireplaces, soaking or whirlpool tubs –perfect for the wedding and honeymoon, bridal party, family and friends. See ad on page 9. FAIRHAVEN VILLAGE INN 1200 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 877/733-1100 or 360/733-1311 fairhavenvillageinn.com guestservices@fairhavenvillageinn.com Enjoy the easy charm of historic Fairhaven all year round at our 22-room hotel featuring spacious rooms, fireplaces and elegant suites. Our service is dedicated to the comfort of our guests. 52 pacificcoastweddings.info

Jewelry................................................................................... Page 61 Limousines & Transportation ........................................ Page 61 Men Only .............................................................................. Page 61 Music, DJs & Entertainment .......................................... Page 61 Officiants .............................................................................. Page 62 Party Supply & Rentals .................................................... Page 62 Photo Booths ...................................................................... Page 63 Photographers ................................................................... Page 63 Real Estate & Home Loans ............................................. Page 66 Travel & Honeymoon ....................................................... Page 66 Wedding Venues ................................................................ Page 66 Videographers .................................................................... Page 73 Special Venue Finder advertisers

GUESTHOUSE INN 805 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 800/443-7777 or 360/671-9600 bellinghamguesthouseintl.com info@bellinghamguesthouseintl.com For a memorable stay let our helpful staff see to your comfort. We offer rooms and suites with fridges, microwaves and coffeemakers. Relax in our indoor jacuzzi and enjoy a complimentary breakfast. HAMPTON INN BELLINGHAM AIRPORT 3985 Bennett Drive, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/676-7700 bellinghamairport.hamptoninn.com bllwa_hampton@hilton.com Discount blocks available. Special online booking pages for your wedding block, track your block online or with an iPhone app. Customizable and hassle free. Call to book your block now! See ad on page 22. HOTEL BELLWETHER One Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/392-3172 hotelbellwether.com weddings@hotelbellwether.com Nestled in Bellingham Bay, Hotel Bellwether offers the subtle charm of an elegant European inn. It offers 66 spacious guestrooms with imported Italian furniture, a jetted bathtub, plush bathrobes and other luxurious comforts. See ad on page 25.


MEDALLION HOTEL 16710 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223 888/317-0499 or 360/657-0500 medallionhotel.net • bria@medallionhotel.net Your guests will relax in this three-star hotel that is cozy and modern, yet affordable and conveniently located. Complimentary parking, indoor pool, spa tub and fitness facility, hot breakfast buffet and 97 non-smoking guest rooms. See ad on page 28. MOONDANCE INN 4737 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229 360/647-2997 or 360/927-2599 bellinghambandb.com linda@bellinghambandb.com A picturesque setting with stunning mountain and lake views, delicious, healthy breakfasts, and beautifully appointed accommodations all create a memorable B&B experience. Canoe and kayak usage for guests. Minutes from downtown Bellingham. See ad on page 24. MT. BAKER LODGING 7463 Mt. Baker Highway, Maple Falls, WA 98266 800/709-7669 or 360/599-2453 mtbakerlodging.com reservations@mtbakerlodging.com Located just two hours north of Seattle, Mt. Baker Lodging is your source for private, self-catered vacation home rentals. Group bookings are our specialty. Mention ad #1522 for a special check-in gift.

SMUGGLER’S INN 2480 Canada View Drive, Blaine, WA 98230 360/332-1749 • smugglersinnblaine.com smugglers101@frontier.com Twenty acres in the U.S. with part of our yard in Canada. Eight themed rooms, rehearsal dinner room. Honeymoon suites available with fireplace, jacuzzi and deck views. Family friendly. See ad on page 29. TULALIP CASINO RESORT 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip, WA 98271 888/272-1111 or 360/716-6850 tulalipresort.com laurahutton@tulalipresort.com The only venue that combines the ease of planning with style and service to create a lifetime of memories. 370 luxurious guest rooms, a bridal lounge and Oasis Pool ceremony site. Over 30,000 sq. ft. of reception space. See ad on page 79.

ALTERATIONS SEW & SEW 1324 Commercial Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-5913 • cindymeche@netzero.com 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.

SILVER REEF HOTEL • CASINO • SPA 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248 866/383-0777 silverreefcasino.com • sales@silverreefcasino.com Offering views of the San Juan Islands and stunning Mt. Baker, you and your guests will enjoy our beautifully appointed rooms and spacious suites with oversized jetted tubs. A full-service spa, exciting gaming and several dining choices will make this the perfect wedding hotel. See ad on page 3 .

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SKAGIT VALLEY CASINO RESORT 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow, WA 98232 877/275-2448 or 360/724-0154 theskagit.com • sales@theskagit.com The Skagit offers two hotels, 16,000 sq. ft. of combined venue space, a full-service catering and banquet staff, plus the fun of a Las Vegas-style casino to create a unique, festive and memorable wedding celebration. See ad on page 80. pacificcoastweddings.info 53


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Apparel/gowns & dresses ALICIA’S BRIDAL SHOPPE 1400 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-2563 • aliciasbridal.com pamneedham@aliciasbridal.com Alicia’s carries one of the largest selections of wedding gowns, bridesmaids, mothers and prom dresses in the Northwest. Our handpicked selections from top designers and personal service will make your wedding unique. Bridal appointments recommended. See ad on page 2. ALICIA’S BRIDAL OUTLET 1416 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-2563 • aliciasbridal.com pamneedham@aliciasbridal.com Our bridal outlet features wedding dresses, bridesmaids, mothers, flower girl, prom, shoes, jewelry and veils all at 20% to 90% off original retail prices. Wedding gowns starting at just $49! Open Saturdays only. ARLENE’S ORIGINAL DESIGNS Bellingham, WA • 360/676-8730 arlenesoriginaldesigns.com etsy.com/shop/thefascinatormaven arlene@arlenesoriginaldesigns.com Beautiful hats, hairpieces and fascinators, individually designed and handmade in Bellingham. Completely unique headwear for the bride, bridesmaids and mother of the bride. Exquisitely handmade and hand-dyed to match your dress. See ad on page 13.

BELLE BRIDAL & FORMAL SHOPPE 201 W. Holly Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/734-1213 • bellebridalbellingham.com Unsurpassed service and selection of beautiful gowns, bridesmaid, flower girl and special occasion dresses. See our website for information on our great bridal package! Full service tuxedo rentals and sales. Find us on Facebook. MI SHOES 1315 Railroad Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/715-2046 • mymishoes.com mishoesbellingham@gmail.com Mi Shoes is every woman’s dream shoe closet! Shoes for every day ... or that special day. You’ll find it at Mi Shoes for a great price! See ad on page 11. SUEÑO CELEBRATIONS 305 Telegraph Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/392-0752 • suenocelebrations.com norma@suenocelebrations.com Sueño carries beautiful bridal gowns and Quinceañera dresses at affordable prices. We have hairpieces, necklaces and earrings for any bride and quinceañera. We also carry flower girl, prom, homecoming, graduation gowns and tuxes for ring bearers.

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Beauty, SPA & wellness THE CHRYSALIS INN & SPA 804 10th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 888/808-0005 or 360/392-5515 thechrysalisinn.com • scarlett@thechrysalisinn.com Relax at the luxurious spa at the Chrysalis. Enjoy massages, facials, body treatments, water treatments, manicures, pedicures and relaxing steam rooms. The spa can also accommodate group bookings for your wedding party or shower. See ad on page 9. ROBERT CHESTER, DDS 3400 Squalicum Parkway, Suite 201 Bellingham, WA 98225 • 360/374-0550 bellingham-dentist.com frontdesk@bellingham-dentist.com Wishing you the most beautiful smile on your wedding day! We offer complimentary teeth whitening with a new patient exam and x-rays. Check out our website and call us today to schedule an appointment. KUCUMBER SKIN LOUNGE 436 W. Bakerview, Suite 101 Bellingham, WA 98226 360/738-7197 • kucumberskinlounge.com info@kucumberskinlounge.com Lovers of skin deep and heartfelt beauty, to all those who celebrate aging gracefully, to everyone who believes that affordability does not take away from luxury, we will help you look and feel beautiful. LAVISH LASH Bellingham, WA 360/510-9765 • cwolpers@yahoo.com Facebook: Eyelash Extensions in Bellingham Eyes are the window to the soul, let us enhance your eyes when you say, “I do” to your soulmate. We are a mobile business offering eyelash extensions and spa services to pamper bridal parties. See ad on page 9. MAY DAY SPA-LON 127 W. Kellogg Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/676-6288 • maydayspalon.com maydaze2@comcast.net Stunning hair fashion cuts, with color and texture changes, divine bridal up-styles. Feel like an angel with reflective smooth skin facials and waxing treatments, Youngblood Mineral cosmetic bar, manicures and pedicures, while you and your party enjoy specialty teas and wine! See ad on page 39.

SUNSET BEAUTY SUPPLY 1225 E. Sunset Drive, #150, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/738-0359 • sunsetbeautysupply.com sunsetbeautysupply@live.com Top brand name products for your hair, skin care, nails and make-up. We have the largest selection of fashion hairpieces in the Northwest. Let us help you look radiant! See ad on page 11. T SPA AT TULALIP CASINO RESORT 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip, WA 98271 888/716- 8772 or 360/716-6850 tulalipresort.com/t-spa • tspa@tulalipresort.com Our bridal packages are designed to indulge the bride- or groom-to-be. Inquire about our bridal makeup services and let one of our resident artists create a look that is picture perfect for your wedding day. See ad on page 79. Zazen Salon Spa 11 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/715-1050 • zazensalonspa.com karen@zazensalonspa.com Let the relaxing environment and professional staff at Zazen help you and your entire bridal party look and feel their best on your wedding day. Visit our website for our extensive list of services available. See ad on page 7.

Beer/wine, beverages & Bartending OLD FAIRHAVEN WINES 1106 Harris Avenue, #104, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/738-9463 • oldfairhavenwines.com ofw@oldfairhavenwines.com Wine and craft beers from all over the world. Experienced staff can help you select, and even pour, the perfect choice for your wedding day or party. Case and keg discounts. See ad on page 33. Very Important Parties Espresso Catering & Bartending 1174 S. Burlington Blvd, Burlington, WA 98233 360/856-5793 • vipespresso.com marjorie@vipespresso.com We provide licensed and insured bartenders for professional bar service so you can relax and enjoy your Very Important Party. For a true Pacific Northwest experience V.I.P. espresso catering creates an on-site espresso bar.

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WHATCOM WINEMAKERS 130 E. Champion Street • Bellingham, WA 98225 360/527-1600 • whatcomwinemakers.com whatcomwinemakers@gmail.com Wine tasting and wine making at the shop in downtown Bellingham. Perfect for wedding gifts or to serve your guests. Custom-made labels also available to give your wine a personal touch. See ad on page 15.

Cakes & desserts Cakes by Felicitations 50-F Malcolm Street, #320, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360/317-5961 • cakesbyfelicitations.com felicitymilne@msn.com Custom wedding cakes from the beautiful San Juan Islands. Your destination wedding will be enhanced by a beautiful cake or dessert buffet. Everything baked from scratch with quality ingredients – and tastes as good as they look. CAROL’S CAKE DESIGNS 2016 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/778-2390 or 360/383-7639 carolscakedesigns.com carolscakedesigns@comcast.net From simple elegance to dramatically astonishing, I am inspired by your imagination to transform your wedding cake dreams into a beautiful reality. My passion is cake decorating – call today for a bridal consultation!

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CHOCOLATE NECESSITIES, Inc. 600 Guide Meridian #109, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/676-0589 CHOCOLATE NECESSITIES & GELATO 1426 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-6666 chocolatenecessities.com info@chocolatenecessities.com Exceptional Belgian chocolates made fresh for you by chocolatier Kevin G. Buck. CUPCAKES LIKE IT SWEET 103 E. Stuart Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/306-8333 • cupcakeslikeitsweet.com heather@cupcakeslikeitsweet.com Our cupcakes taste delicious because we bake them from scratch daily using fresh, quality ingredients. We know how important your wedding day is, and we want you to love your dessert! See ad on page 11. HAGGEN MARKET STREET CATERING Sehome Haggen NW Fresh 210 36th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 866/912-2233 or 360/647-4325 marketstreetcatering.com • catering@haggen.com Providing the ultimate in food quality and presentation, professional planning and service staff, our experts will take care of your food, specialty cakes, floral and décor and beverage needs. Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties. See ad on page 7.

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KATIE’S CUPCAKES 1005 Harris Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/393-4632 • katiescupcake.com katie@katiescupcake.com From red velvet to chocoholic, Katie’s Cupcakes offers baked-from-scratch cupcakes each morning made with only the finest organic ingredients. Let your guests choose from a variety of flavors while you customize the look and taste of each. See ad on page 15. Pure Bliss Desserts 1424 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/739-1612 • pureblissdesserts.com info@pureblissdesserts.com We provide a myriad of dessert options for you to choose from ... elegant custom cakes to delectable dessert bars. All desserts are made from scratch, using only all-natural ingredients and time-honored techniques to add a deliciously memorable touch to your special day! Gluten and dairy-free options available. XTRA SPECIAL CAKES 919 West Division Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360/428-4831 • xtraspecialcakes.com roxann@xtraspecialcakes.com We are a specialty shop located in the Skagit Valley. We specialize in one-of-a-kind cakes created with you in mind that will taste as good as they look. Call for your consultation today.

Catering AVENUE CATERING 676 S. Spruce Street, Burlington, WA 98233 360/755-5880 • cateringbyavenue.com info@cateringbyavenue.com Food is life and, for us, life is food. Avenue brings you the freshest, local foods available. From backyard BBQs to fine dining affairs and everything in between, Avenue Catering is your Avenue to perfection. See ad on page 13.

BEST WESTERN LAKEWAY INN & Wedding CENTER 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 360/392-6530 • thelakewayinn.com/wedding tina@bellingham-hotel.com Whether you want a champagne brunch, casual buffet or a formal sit-down dinner, our planning and catering staff can create a personalized menu, exquisitely prepared to please both the eye and the palate. See ad on page 21. GiuSEPPE’S AL-PORTO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/714-8412 • giuseppesitalian.com info@giuseppesitalian.com Dining excellence inside or out with Giuseppe’s Al-Porto. We are competitive in price but extraordinary in quality and service. From take-out to full service staffed events. See ad on page 22. HAGGEN MARKET STREET CATERING Sehome Haggen NW Fresh 210 36th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 866/912-2233 or 360/647-4325 marketstreetcatering.com • catering@haggen.com Providing the ultimate in food quality and presentation, professional planning and service staff, our experts will take care of your food, specialty cakes, floral and décor and beverage needs. Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties. See ad on page 7. HILLTOP CATERING 360/220-0731 • hilltopcooking.com catering@hilltopcooking.com 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. See ad on page 15. KELLY’S O’DELI 1554 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/384-1702 • kellysodelicatering.com caterforyou1@comcast.net We cater for you. Catering since 1985. Personalized menus. Full service. All occasions. See ad on page 9.

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ICING ON THE CAKE 314 W. Champion Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/441-9878 • realcupcakes.com icingonthecake@earthlink.net Select from a wide variety of creative flavors and moist cupcakes that taste as delectable as they look! Fresh baked gourmet cupcakes designed to complement any wedding theme; special 6-inch cake available for cakecutting ceremony.

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Catering (continued) MEMORABLE EVENTS AND CATERING 5510 Nielson Avenue, Suite B, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/441-7244 • memorableeventsandcatering.com memorableeventsandcatering@yahoo.com 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. REVERIE BBQ 1300 S. 2nd Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360/419-8227 • reveriebbq.com reveriebbq@hotmail.com We specialize in Texas-style BBQ beef, pork, chicken and ribs with wonderful homemade side items. We also offer a variety of non-BBQ entrees, so call for options!

Consultants & planners ADDED DETAILS 360/305-8583 • addeddetails.com danielder@addeddetails.com Added Details is dedicated to making your event special, memorable, and most of all, stress free! When you choose Added Details every aspect matters to us, from the decor to the clean-up. Because it’s all in the details! ALICE JOY WEDDINGS & EVENTS Whatcom County 360/318-9505 • alicejoyevents.com alicia@alicejoyevents.com Alice Joy specializes in designing and creating beautiful weddings that reflect your style and personality. From overall design to event coordination, let Alice Joy handle the details, so you can enjoy the celebration.

AVENUE CATERING 676 S. Spruce Street, Burlington, WA 98233 360/755-5880 • cateringbyavenue.com info@cateringbyavenue.com From choosing the perfect, freshest menu to stylizing to your unique design, we handle the tiniest of details. Your day will be easy breezy and designed with you in mind to create a joyful celebration with guests. See ad on page 13. EVER AFTER EVENTS 104 Ohio Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/220-0918 • everaftereventsllc.com zeina@everaftereventsllc.com Ever After Events is 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. See ad on page 37.

dove release FLIGHTS OF FANCY | White Dove Release Whatcom and Skagit Counties 360/380-2008 or 360/815-1278 flightsoffancy.info • flightsoffancy11@aol.com Make your wedding the most memorable event of the year by including a stunning white dove release in your ceremony. From simple to extraordinary, we have display cages and releases that will amaze your guests.

flowers ALICE JOY WEDDINGS & EVENTS Whatcom County 360/318-9505 • alicejoyevents.com tricia@alicejoyevents.com From natural simplicity to couture designs, Alice Joy works to create custom florals that reflect your style and personality. We specialize in unique bouquets and largescale event design. Please call for your free consultation.

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BOXX BERRY FARM 6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/410-0403 • boxxberryfarm.com mikeboxx1@gmail.com Offering pre-made seasonal bouquets or the opportunity to choose your own from our selection of farm fresh picked flowers grown on the premises.Wholesale or retail. See ad on page 20. 58 pacificcoastweddings.info


COLORFUL FLOWERS 1941 Lake Whatcom Boulevard, Suite B1 Bellingham, WA 98229 360/734-7673 or 360/734-ROSE colorfulflorist.com • colorfulflowers@ymail.com Colorful Flowers designs European-style floral art for your wedding, event, sympathy and everyday occasions. Our certified floral designers will assist you to make your day spectacular. We offer full-service wedding planning, design and rentals. EVER AFTER EVENTS 104 Ohio Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/220-0918 • everaftereventsllc.com zeina@everaftereventsllc.com Celebrating new beginnings, milestones and everything in between! We can help create your unique floral design, whether simple or large-scale, without breaking your budget. Let us handle the planning, so you can look gorgeous. See ad on page 37. FLORALESCENTS FLOWERS & GIFTS 2058 Main Street, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/510-8933 • floralescents.com floralescents@gmail.com Floralescents is passionate about your wedding day! Your flowers must be as exquisite as you are, lovely bride. Creating floral magic within your budget is easy with the floral design team at Floralescents. FLOWERS BY KAREN 16117 171st Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272 360/794-7110 • flowersbykarenonline.com flowersbykaren@frontier.com Flowers by Karen specializes in wedding and event decor, bringing brides the finest and freshest flowers their budgets allow. We use only the best flowers ordered locally for your wedding, with attention to the details that make everything exceptional.

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THE BACKYARD GARDENER Whatcom County 360/354-8293 • thebackyardgardener.net info@thebackyardgardener.net The Backyard Gardener designs flowers for weddings and special events. We take pride in creating custom designs with the personality and vision of each client in mind. We love modern, unique, elegant and rustic styles!

HAGGEN MARKET STREET CATERING Sehome Haggen NW Fresh 210 36th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 866/912-2233 or 360/647-4325 marketstreetcatering.com • catering@haggen.com Providing the ultimate in food quality and presentation, professional planning and service staff, our experts will take care of your food, specialty cakes, floral and décor and beverage needs. Whatcom, Skagit and Snohomish counties. See ad on page 7. IN BLOOM DESIGNS 360/483-6483 • inbloomdesigns.com kate@inbloomdesigns.com Our lush flowers, custom designs and timeless style reflect each client’s unique vision. Our attention to detail and commitment to our clients’ needs is unparalleled. For inspirational photos, details and complimentary consultations, visit our website or on Facebook. MEMARIES Private Label Bridal 7207 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203 206/890-7477 • memaries.com memaries@gmail.com Memaries is a full service floral and event company. We offer affordable floral arrangements, event design, decor, rentals and coordinating. Your creative vision comes to life with our amazing wedding flowers and decor. Free consultations. NEST 18 Haven Road, Eastsound, WA 98245 360/376-4580 • nestflowers.com cmorgan@rockisland.com Blossoms sourced from both locally and afar, allowing us to bring the beauty and spirit of flowers to your wedding day. Lush florals and wedding planning for intimate gatherings to large scale events. See ad on page 39. pacificcoastweddings.info 59


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SALAL FLORAL BOUTIQUE 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip, WA 98270 360/716-6847 • shopsalalfloral.com salalfloral@tulalipresort.com Our floral designers lend their remarkable talents to everything from boutonnieres to bouquets, wedding arrangements to centerpieces, embodying a philosophy of perfection. We take a classic floral design and elevate it to something magnificent. See ad on page 79. SEVEN SISTER DESIGNS AT VAN WINGERDEN GARDEN CENTER 8210 Portal Way, Blaine, WA 98230 360/366-3906, ext. 2 • vanwingerden.com/7-sisters sevensisterdesigns@hotmail.com Seven Sisters Designs will go the extra mile to make your day unforgettable. We have unique ideas that will enhance any bride’s vision, whether it be contemporary or traditional, with a fresh twist. Free consultations! See ad on page 13.

DUTCH CLEANERS 601 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264 360/354-3841 • twodeub@aol.com 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. See ad on page 11.

internet resources THE SIMPLY ORGANIZED BRIDE.COM 360/527-8542 • thesimplyorganizedbride.com deborah@thesimplyorganizedbride.com We connect brides with wedding vendors in the Pacific Northwest. Attend our bridal show in Ferndale. Visit our website for easy three-step wedding planning. Look for Organized Bride on Facebook and Twitter. See ad on page 66.

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ALICE JOY WEDDINGS & EVENTS Whatcom County • 360/318-9505 alicejoyevents.com • caitlin@alicejoyevents.com From modern to classic, let Alice Joy design the perfect invitation to set the tone for your celebration. Carry the design through to your programs, favor tags, thank you’s and more. Custom designs for every budget.

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SUNSET BEAUTY SUPPLY 1225 E. Sunset Drive, #150, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/738-0359 • sunsetbeautysupply.com sunsetbeautysupply@live.com We have a large selection of hair embellishments (jewels, pins, fascinators, etc.) along with fashion earrings, necklaces, bracelets and rings. Bling! Bling! Bling! Everything to complete your wedding attire. See ad on page 11.

Limousines & transportation BELLAIR CHARTERS 800/221-4548 • bellaircharters.com lisa@bellaircharters.com Bellair Charters – your transportation specialists! Offering you 36-56 passenger coaches, mini–buses and vans to fit any size group. More than 16 years of experience. Also, airport pickup available in Washington and British Columbia. RPM LIMOUSINES 888/545-4776 or 360/354-4776 rpmlimo.com • weddings@rpmlimo.com Your wedding is a moment you will never forget. At RPM Limousines, we are dedicated to making the most important day of your lives together even more unforgettable. It’s “an experience you will cherish forever.” See ad on page 37.

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SMUGGLER’S INN 2480 Canada View Drive, Blaine, WA 98230 360/332-1749 • smugglersinnblaine.com smugglers101@frontier.com Limousines and classic cars available through Smuggler’s Inn. Airport pickup from Vancouver, B.C., Blaine and Bellingham. Call well in advance for reservations. See ad on page 29.

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men only THE FORMAL HOUSE TUXEDOS 1400 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-2563 • formalhouse.com markneedham@formalhouse.com We have the area’s only fully stocked tuxedo warehouse. With over 4,000 tuxedos in store, you know it will fit right. Check out our suits for weddings as well! We offer the best prices and perfect fit guaranteed! See ad on page 2. V’S BARBERSHOP 414 W. Bakerview Road, Suite 107 Bakerview Square, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/656-6911 • vbarbershop.com/locations/ bellingham-bakerview-square It’s a guy thing – experience a fun and hip setting with old-fashioned charm! Treat your groom and groomsmen to a shampoo, haircut, shoeshine, straight razor shave and a complimentary cigar to set the mood.

Music, DJs, & ENtertainment KATHIE HARDY, CELTIC HARP P.O. Box 5732, Bellingham, WA 98227 360/319-7081 • celticharp.info harp@celticharp.info Strings and air resonate, pulling emotions from the heart. Enchanting harp music – an elegant mix of ancient and traditional tunes. Professional musicianship to set a mood of memorable romance on your wedding day. See ad on page 33. SUNRISE STRINGS Ferndale, WA • 360/380-4612 betteschwede@yahoo.com String trio, quartet or duo. Classical to rags, waltzes to popular music for your special occasion. We personalize the music when we meet. pacificcoastweddings.info 61


Music, DJs, & ENtertainment (continued) WHATCOM SOUND 5012 Samish Way, Suite #2 Bellingham, WA 98229 360/733-5516 whatcomsound.com info@whatcomsound.com 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 15 years of fabulous weddings! Packages for all budgets.

officiants BARBARA GILDAY UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST MINISTER Bellingham, WA • 360/676-0765 or 360/927-6627 barbaragilday.com • journeys@nas.com “It was so you,” is what your guests will say about your ceremony. We will reflect your beliefs, style and personalities, creating a loving, authentic experience for you and your guests. Simple ceremonies also available. I DO WEDDINGS 360/303-0187 • ricktoddweddings.com rickatodd@hotmail.com Make your wedding enjoyable and memorable with the personal touch of officiant Rick Todd. Rick’s goal is to have all your guests say, “That was the best wedding I’ve ever been to.” Optional premarital counseling available. See ad on page 37.

party supply & rentals BELLINGHAM WEDDING & EVENT RENTALS 4151 Meridian Street, Suite 116 Bellingham, WA 98226 • 360/393-3654 bellinghameventrentals.com info@bellinghameventrentals.com 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. See ad on page 9.

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DOUBLE R RENTAL & SALES 1751 NE Goldie Street #B1, Oak Harbor, WA 98277 360/679-2288 doublerrental.com • chelsea@doublerrental.com Contact Double R Rental’s helpful event specialists on Whidbey Island to help you design your wedding. We offer rentals of tents, tables, chairs, linens, arches, heating, lighting, china, glassware, flatware and so much more! EVER AFTER EVENTS 104 Ohio Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/220-0918 • everaftereventsllc.com zeina@everaftereventsllc.com Celebrating new beginnings, milestones and everything in between! We have everything you may need for your next event. Contact us today to see how we can help make your event a success. See ad on page 37. GRAND EVENT RENTALS 1606 130th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98005 425/462-7368 • grandeventrentalswa.com info@grandrents.com Grand Event Rentals makes your event our top priority.We are your full service Special Event and Party Rental provider start to finish. Our professional team will work with you to create your dream event! LAVISH CHAIR COVERS 360/676-7434 • lavishchaircovers.com info@lavishchaircovers.com Lavish is a local chair cover rental business for wedding and special events. White banquet and folding chair covers with any color sash. Includes free set-up. NORTHWEST SPECTACULAR EVENTS Lynnwood, WA 360/920-1096 • nwspectacularevents.com northwestspectacularevents@gmail.com We provide stylish and high quality chair covers for rent as low as $1 and sashes for only 40 cents. Specialty table linen rental in a wide assortment of colors for all occasions. PACIFIC BUILDING CENTER 2677 Bell Road, Blaine, WA 98230 360/332-5335 • pacificbuilding.com pbcrental@truevalue.net We rent tents, tables, chairs, chafing dishes and beverage dispensers. Check our rental availability online at pacificbuilding.com.


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PACIFIC PARTY CANOPIES 2007 N. State Street, Bellingham, WA 360/392-8720 455 Pease Road, Burlington, WA 360/707-2115 • pacificpartycanopies.com sales@pacificpartycanopies.com Stop by our showrooms to speak with a friendly event expert. With two decades’ experience and an extensive collection of tents, tables, chairs, dishes, linens and much more, we’ll help make your wedding day perfect.

photo booths OH SNAP! EVENT PHOTO BOOTH Lynden, WA 98264 • 360/441-8084 ohsnapphotobooth.weebly.com ohsnapeventphotobooth@gmail.com Bring fun and lots of laughs to your special day. Send your guests home with photo strips to remember your day by in color or black and white. We offer packages to fit any budget. PERFECT PARTY PHOTO BOOTH 10002 Aurora Ave N, Suite 36-183 Seattle, WA 98133 8825 34th Ave NE, Suite 388 Marysville, WA 98271 206/456-6171 • perfectpartyphotobooth.com info@perfectpartyphotobooth.com We are the “Perfect” photo booth rental company; we bring the “Party” to you! We provide an old school style photo booth with modern features that is guaranteed to be the life of any event.

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PORTRAITS A GOGO Bellingham, WA • 360/474-7820 www.portraitsagogo.com • www.lhenning.com info@portraitsagogo.com Capture the personality of your wedding with an unforgettable photo booth experience. We offer unique props and unlimited printing at an affordable rate. Combined photography and photo booth packages also available. See ad on page 11.

Photographers 2TWELVE DESIGN & PHOTO 2twelvedesign.com • 2twelvedesignblog.com info@2twelvedesign.com We are a husband and wife team who believes in capturing you, as you are.We tell your story through our lens and preserve moments in your life that you will never want to forget. ANDA PHOTOGRAPHY 4152 Meridian Street, Suite 105-154 Bellingham, WA 98226 • andaphotography.com karlyn@andaphotography.com With laughter, creativity and experienced skill, this husband and wife team helps you relax and enjoy your big day. Artistic and unique, they capture every moment and turn your story into a work of art. See ad on page 9. ART PINNEY PHOTOGRAPHY Ferndale, WA • 360/393-7082 artpinney.com • photos@artpinney.com International award-winning photographer. You should not have to spend your entire wedding day in front of your photographer. We specialize in capturing history, not setting it up. True photojournalism at its best. BRANDY KIGER PHOTOGRAPHY Bellingham, WA • 206/552-0413 brandykiger.com • brandykiger@gmail.com Life is beautiful. Remember it well. Brandy Kiger Photography specializes in photojournalistic wedding photography that captures every aspect of your day in an authentic way. Packages include wedding day timeline planning, DVD and online gallery. See ad on page 37. pacificcoastweddings.info 63


Photographers (continued) COURTNEY BOWLDEN PHOTOGRAPHY Bellingham, WA • 360/927-6545 courtneybowlden.com • cbowlden@gmail.com Clicking with my clients is just as important as clicking the shutter. Let me capture your special day with my unique and original styled photos so that you and generations to come can enjoy them forever. DEBBIE SCHWAB PHOTOGRAPHY 360/961-7597 debbieschwab.com • debbieschwabdivine.com debbie@debbieschwab.com Give the gift of you. What better way to say “I choose you forever” than with a glamour boudoir session and sexy little groom’s book for his coat pocket on your wedding day! See ad on page 39.

ELM & OLIVE 360/393-5183 • elmandolive.com hello@elmandolive.com Unique and timeless lifestyle photography. I capture your day with images that are romantic, artistic, and tell your love story. GERI DEZARN PHOTOGRAPHY Ferndale, WA 360/739-2865 • geridezarnphotography.com geridezarn@geridezarnphotography.com You are unique! Your wedding images should reflect that. Let me create images that capture the emotions and feelings from your special day that you will treasure for a lifetime. Complimentary engagement session included. JANELL SUMMER PHOTOGRAPHY Blaine, WA • 360/201-9667 janellsummer.com • janell@janellsummer.com Capture the joys of your special day with an experienced photojournalist and portrait photographer. Offering a unique perspective, Janell’s photographs will forever tell the story of your wedding.

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JEANNE M. HANSEN Photography 360/540-6354 • jeannemhansen.com jeanne@jeannemhansen.com From San Francisco to Bellingham Jeanne’s experience with the public is well rounded. A published documentary photographer with the experience and style to capture all your moments of “the day” for truly unforgettable visual memories.

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JENNY GG PHOTOGRAPHY 425/830-4421 • jennygg.com jennygg@mac.com My approach to photography is fun, playful and rarely posed. Authenticity is important – your photos are not about me or my art; your life is art, and I would like to be the one to capture it.

JOSH DURIAS PHOTOGRAPHY joshdurias.com • duriasblog.com josh@joshdurias.com While capturing moments is good – I love to tell stories. My aim is to tell your wedding story through photos, beautifully, while having some laughs along the way. LAURA NICHOLS PHOTOGRAPHY Mount Vernon, WA 425/530-3199 • lauranicholsphoto.com lauranicholsphoto@gmail.com Your story, your wedding day, your style. Each wedding is unique. Our goal is to creatively, artistically, and emotionally document your day while you enjoy every minute of it.

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JOE AND PATIENCE Ferndale, WA 360/621-5158 • joeandpatience.com info@joeandpatience.com You have been dreaming of this day and deserve to have it shown in timeless elegance. We would love to have you as our bride and meet with you to talk about photographing your special day.

MATT PRIESTMAN PHOTOGRAPHY 360/739-4566 • mpriestmanphotography.com info@mpriestmanphotography.com We think of ourselves as storytellers, only we don’t make up our stories, we tell yours. We do this in a unique and creative way that leaves you with memories for a lifetime. MELISA DRAPER PHOTOGRAPHY Bellingham, WA 360/739-4326 • melisadraper.com melisa@melisadraper.com My husband Chris and I work as a team creating modern, fun images. We strive to build lifelong relationships with our clients. All collections include an engagements session and USB drive with your images to remember for a lifetime. See ad on page 33.

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RADLEY MULLER PHOTOGRAPHY 360/362-0424 • radleymullerphoto.com radley@radleymullerphoto.com Capturing the art of life – local photographer, global reach. See ad on page 7. STEPHANIE STREMLER PHOTOGRAPHY Lynden, WA 360/410-7393 • stephaniestremler.com stephanie@stephaniestremler.com The ultimate experience in wedding photography from start to finish – stunning images, gorgeous wall art, timeless albums and a photographer who loves your love. Let your wedding photography be the best part of your big day!

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real estate & Home loans BECKY FARRAR, STERLING SAVINGS BANK 3111 New Market Street #101 Bellingham, WA 98226 360/220-2328 • beckyfarrar.net becky.farrar@bankwithsterling.com Looking to purchase a new home or refinance your current home? We have numerous loan options including SDA, VA, FHA and many more. Apply today on my website – beckyfarrar.net.

travel & honeymoon ALL ABOUT HONEYMOONS & DESTINATION WEDDINGS 819 Commercial Avenue, Suite D Anacortes, WA 98221 360/293-4856 • carla.allabouthoneymoons.com carla@allabouthoneymoons.com We specialize in creating custom and unique experiences for each couple. We will tailor your honeymoon, destination wedding or other special event so it is the memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience that you envision.

BELLINGHAM TRAVEL & CRUISE 200 W. Chestnut Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-1270 • bellinghamtravel.com travel@bellinghamtravel.com Let our experienced and knowledgeable travel counselors arrange a truly memorable honeymoon. Our years of expertise with travel destinations will enable you to enjoy a wonderful experience. We help plan it all – including individual and group weddings. DESTINY INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL 425/316-3283 • destinyinternationaltravel.com kim@destinyinternationaltravel.com Relax a little, romance a little! Let us show you how your honeymoon or destination wedding can be the trip of a lifetime. We’re the experts to make your dreams come true!

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ADMIRALTY HEAD LIGHTHOUSE 1280 Engle Road, Coupeville, WA 98239 360/240-5584 • admiraltyhead.wsu.edu admiraltyheadlighthouse@gmail.com Admiralty Head Lighthouse is an unforgettable setting for a small wedding or special ceremony. It is truly a memorable setting in which to exchange vows before family and friends for a lifetime of love.

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BAKER CREEK PLACE 1650 Baker Creek Place, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/671-4247 • bakercreekplace.com events@biawc.com 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.

BELLINGHAM YACHT CLUB: WINDOWS ON THE BAY EVENTS 2625 South Harbor Loop Drive Bellingham, WA 98225 360/220-0731 • windowsonthebay.us events@windowsonthebay.us 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. See ad on page 19. BEST WESTERN LAKEWAY INN & Wedding CENTER 714 Lakeway Drive, Bellingham, WA 98229 360/392-6530 • thelakewayinn.com/weddings tina@bellingham-hotel.com Whether you want an intimate wedding or a grand affair, you’ll find it here. A variety of event spaces and fullservice catering and planning team are at your disposal create the wedding of your dreams. See ad on page 21. BLANCHARD CHAPEL 3685 Legg Road, Blanchard-Bow, WA 98232 360/766-6944 • blanchardchapel.com blanchardchapel@gmail.com Our romantic and quaint wedding chapel offers a cathedral-ceiling sanctuary, both indoor and outdoor reception areas, creekside meadows and lovely gardens. Our church bells ring from the steeple as you walk down the aisle.

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BEAU LODGE 17581 Wood Road, Bow, WA 98232 360/724-7508 • beaulodge.com Celebrate your marriage on our 70 beautiful and secluded acres with a pond, meadows and gardens. Ideal for your indoor or outdoor event, the lodge boasts three bedrooms, a professional kitchen and a large covered deck.

BLUE BOY WEST GOLF COURSE 27927 Florence Acres Road, Monroe, WA 98272 800/833-6310 or 360/793-2378 blueboywest.com The historical 1900’s Blue Boy Horse Ranch changed into a golf course and multi-venue site in 1992. The treasured “Barn” is now a beautiful new clubhouse, which serves as a wedding and banquet facility. BOXX BERRY FARM 6211 Northwest Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/410-0403 • boxxberryfarm.com mikeboxx1@gmail.com A romantic outdoor venue is the perfect place to celebrate your Northwest wedding! Acres of flowers provide a lovely backdrop that make nearly any size wedding unforgettable. A full 100-acre berry farm offers a large, peaceful setting with tented grounds and magnificent mountain views. See ad on page 20. BROADWAY HALL 1300 Broadway, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-1560 • broadwayhall.com hall@broadwayhall.com This historic hall offers a unique ambiance for your wedding day. Hardwood floors, fireplace, kitchen, two separate levels available. No catering restrictions. All-day rentals. Have your wedding and reception in the same location! See ad on page 29.

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wedding venues (continued) The CLUBHOUSE at SHUKSAN 1500 E. Axton Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/398-8888 • shuksanclubhouse.com events@shuksan.com Breathtaking, stunning, spectacular ... these are just a few words that have been used to describe Shuksan Clubhouse. Let your forever start here. We help make your dream into a reality. Indoors or outdoors, accommodates 250. See ad on page 29. Comforts of Whidbey 4361 Witter Road, Langley, WA 98260 360/969-2961 • comfortsofwhidbey.com comfortsofwhidbey@gmail.com Privately situated on our 22 acre farm, the winery and venue are perched atop a high bluff with spectacular views of the Puget Sound and North Cascades. We offer our charming and relaxed location for your special event. Crystal Ballroom at The Leopold 1224 Cornwall Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/733-3500 • leopoldretirement.com elaine@leopoldretirement.com The Leopold’s beautiful Crystal Ballroom offers an elegant backdrop for your wedding celebration. With a stage, dance floor and sound system, we have everything you need to create a fairy tale wedding in this charming setting!

COUNTRYSIDE MEADOWS 21916 7th Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223 360/652-9032 • countrysidemeadows.com bjemery2@clearwire.net Picture your storybook arrival in our romantic horsedrawn carriage! Beautifully renovated historic barn on 40 peaceful acres with gorgeous lawns, gardens and gazebos for indoor and outdoor events. Just minutes from I-5; voted Best of Western Washington. delack ESTATE WEDDINGS 17317 East Lake Goodwin Road Stanwood, WA 98292 • 360/654-0288 delackestateweddingvenue.com elaine.delack@gmail.com Cascading waterfalls under a bridge surrounded by towering flowers make for a truly picturesque ceremony. Your reception with dining and dancing under a tent of twinkle lights and crystal chandeliers will be one to remember. See ad on page 24. DEMING LOG SHOW GROUNDS Bellingham, WA 360/592-3051 • demingloggingshow.com demingshow@yahoo.com Whether you envision an elegant wedding, or something “a little bit country,” the Log Show grounds is full of year-round possibilities! With a historical museum, BBQs, kitchens and campgrounds, this versatile venue can be as eclectic as you are! See ad on page 27.

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FERNDALE EVENTS CENTER 5715 Barrett Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/734-7832 • ferndaleeventscenter.com info@ferndaleeventscenter.com 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.

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FIDALGO BAY RESORT 4701 Fidalgo Bay Road, Anacortes, WA 98221 800/727-5478 or 360/293-5353 fidalgobay.com • reserve@fidalgobay.com Our new water view cabins make an ideal bridal or honeymoon suite. The Great Hall can accommodate small intimate gatherings or large groups up to 325. Call for appointment and tour.

EDMONDS CONFERENCE CENTER 201 Fourth Avenue N., Edmonds, WA 98020 425/640-1808 • edmondsconferencecenter.com diane.toney@edcc.edu Our stunning 3,400 sq. ft. Chrysanthemum Hall is located near the seashore in charming Edmonds. The light-flooded hall has vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and balcony. Rental includes on-site staff, tables, chairs and full service setting and cleaning. EVERETT YACHT CLUB 404 14th Street, Everett, WA, 98201 425/210-0830 • everettyachtclub.com events@everettyachtclub.com Rain or shine you will enjoy the breathtaking waterfront views from the comfort of the banquet room and expansive deck. No catering restrictions, accommodating 200 people with a fully stocked commercial kitchen.

FOUR SPRINGS HOUSE & LAKE PRESERVE 585 Lewis Lane, Camano Island, WA 98282 360/387-1418 • fourspringshouse.com fourspringshouse@frontier.com 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. FOX HALL AT HAMPTON INN 1661 W. Bakerview Road, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/676-7700 • facebook.com/foxhallbham bllwa_hampton@hilton.com The Fox Hall is an ideal affordable facility for your wedding and/or reception. It is customizable to your tastes and size. We also offer meeting spaces for rehearsal dinners. Call now to book your event. See ad on page 22.

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EVERGREEN GARDENS 698 West Pole Road, Ferndale, WA 98248 360/384-0739 or 360/303-3850 evergreengardensweddings.com info@evergreengardensweddings.com 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. pacificcoastweddings.info 69


wedding venues (continued) GIUSEPPE’S AL-PORTO RISTORANTE ITALIANO 21 Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/714-8412 • giuseppesitalian.com info@giuseppesitalian.com 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 15 to 200 guests. See ad on page 22. GLEN ECHO GARDEN 4390 “Y” Road, Bellingham, WA 98226 360/592-5380 • glenechogarden.com glenechogarden@yahoo.com Romantic, intimate and magical. The botanical garden is bursting with color and showcased in natural, wooded setting. Fountains, walkways and arches add charm. Up to 150 guests. Located six miles east of Bellingham. GREENBANK FARM 765 Wonn Road, Greenbank, WA 98253 360/678-7710 • greenbankfarm.com events@greenbankfarm.com The Greenbank Farm, located on beautiful Whidbey Island, is the perfect wedding destination. Pastoral outdoor venues with spectacular views or inside the historic 1904 Red Barn. Make plans for your wedding at Greenbank Farm.

The Grand Willow 17926 Dunbar Road • Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360/428-5071 • grandwillow.com connie@grandwillow.com 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, WA 98221 800/965-6643 or 360/293-6643 guemesislandresort.com reservations@guemesislandresort.com Our beachfront resort is the perfect setting for the wedding of your dreams. A wide variety of accommodations plus boats, massage, even a wood-fired sauna. Let your family and friends relax and enjoy your special day. HOTEL BELLWETHER One Bellwether Way, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/392-3172 • hotelbellwether.com weddings@hotelbellwether.com Noted as the most scenic wedding location in Bellingham, Hotel Bellwether provides stunning waterfront views. With the culinary artistry of our Lighthouse Bar & Grill, we will make your wedding an event to remember. See ad on page 25. MAJESTIC INN & SPA 419 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221 877/370-0100 or 360/299-1400 majesticinnandspa.com amanda@majesticinnandspa.com Beautifully restored to its original grandeur, the Majestic Inn and Spa offers an elegant indoor/outdoor setting for your ceremony and reception. Accommodating up to 200, we provide on-site gourmet catering, rejuvenating salon and spa, unique guest rooms, and restaurant/lounge. See ad on page 18.

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MAPLE HALL 104 Commercial Street, La Conner, WA 98257 360/466-3125 • maplehall-laconner.com deputyclerk@townoflaconner.org 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. See ad on page 18.

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MUKILTEO LIGHTHOUSE 609 Front Street, Mukilteo, WA 98275 425/263-8180 • ci.mukilteo.wa.us recreation@ci.mukilteo.wa.us The Historic Mukilteo Lighthouse grounds provides a beautiful backdrop for an outdoor wedding with views of Possession Sound and the ferries. The site is only available for wedding ceremonies. Includes access to the lighthouse. See ad on page 20.

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MYSTIC SEA CHARTERS 819 Commercial Avenue, Suite #E Anacortes, WA 98221 800/308-9387 or 360/588-8000 mysticseacharters.com • mystic@ncia.com Mystic Sea Charters owns and operates the 100-foot, 78-passenger M/V Mystic Sea. Our specialties are weddings, rehearsal dinners, reunions and private charters. Ports of call: Anacortes, Langley, San Juan Islands to Seattle. MCINTYRE HALL 2501 E. College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 360/416-7622 • mcintyrehall.org nida.tautvydas@skagit.edu McIntyre Hall is available for weddings and receptions for groups of 100 to 300, offering a beautiful setting, complete catering and bar services, event planning assistance, technical support, free parking and more. See ad on page 23.

NANTUCKET INN 3204 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221 360/333-5282 • nantucketinnanacortes.com info@nantucketinnanacortes.com Nantucket Inn is a historic mansion built in 1925 with eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a fully stocked kitchen for reunions, weddings and special events. Enjoy the cozy living room with a large fireplace and the elegant garden. See ad on page 29.

MEDALLION HOTEL 16710 Smokey Point Blvd, Arlington, WA 98223 888/317-0499 or 360/657-0500 medallionhotel.net • cheryl@medallionhotel.net We offer a professional bridal coordinator to create a perfectly planned occasion, memorable banquet cuisine made from the freshest ingredients by our excellent chefs, and wine service for all types of weddings. See ad on page 28.

NATURE’S CONNECTION PLACE 27225 71st Avenue NE, Arlington, WA 98223 425/308-2183 • naturesconnectionplace.com naturesconnection@gmail.com You and your guests will love this romantic setting with spacious grounds and gorgeous views in every direction! Located on five acres and surrounded by 15,000 acres of forestland with mountain views, gardens, trout ponds with waterfalls and manicured lawns.

MOONDANCE INN 4737 Cable Street, Bellingham, WA 98229 360/647-2997 or 360/927-2599 bellinghambandb.com linda@bellinghambandb.com Envision your magical wedding on the scenic shores of Lake Whatcom at the charming MoonDance Inn. Amid lush grounds and beautifully appointed accommodations, friends and family will forever cherish the experience of your special day. See ad on page 24.

North Cascades Institute 206/526-2565 ncascades.org/weddings andriana_fletcher@ncascades.org Get married in the heart of the North Cascades National Park! On the shores of Diablo Lake, our unique green venue offers lodging, catering and a spectacular view of mountain peaks on your special day.

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wedding venues (continued) NORTHWOOD HALL 3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/671-8311 • northwoodhall.com shannon@northwoodhall.com NorthWood Hall features an open, elegant Northwest atmosphere that provides a perfect venue for all your special occasions. Accommodates 50-300 with fully licensed custom catering service, so we can help you plan the perfect event within your budget. See ad on page 26. PELINDABA LAVENDER FARM 45 Hawthorne Lane, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 866/819-1911 or 360/378-4248 pelindabalavender.com • admin@pelindaba.com Pelindaba Lavender Farm, on beautiful San Juan Island, is a picturesque location with more than 25,000 lavender plants in bloom during the summer months and expansive pastoral, lake and wooded vistas. PORT OF ANACORTES 100 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221 360/293-3134 • portofanacortes.com events@portofanacortes.com Two fantastic waterfront venues to choose from! Seafarers’ Memorial Park Building offers an intimate space for 125 with Fidalgo Bay views. The historic Transit Shed offers views of the Guemes Channel with seating for 350. See ad on page 26. THE RESERVE RESTAURANT LOUNGE AT HOMESTEAD GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB 115 East Homestead Boulevard, Lynden, WA 98264 360/778-2849 • thereserverestaurantlounge.com thereserveweddings@hotmail.com Rejuvenated wedding amenities include a professional event coordinator, indoor and outdoor banquet facilities accommodating up to 250 guests and 135 acres of luscious greens resting in the forefront of snow-capped Mt. Baker. ROSEHILL COMMUNITY CENTER 304 Lincoln Avenue, Mukilteo, WA 98275 425/263-8180 • ci.mukilteo.wa.us recreation@ci.mukilteo.wa.us 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 rooms, stage and outside deck. See ad on page 20.

SANDCASTLE AT BIRCH BAY 7854 Birch Bay Drive, Birch Bay, WA 98230 360/371-4900 • sandcastleatbirchbay.com janderson@raintreeclub.com The Sandcastle at Birch Bay has event facilities perfect for an intimate wedding reception, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. Best for groups of 50 or less. Our Club Room has a cozy atmosphere and wonderful views of Birch Bay. SARATOGA INN 201 Cascade Avenue, Langley, WA 98260 866/749-5565 or 360/221-5801 saratogainnwhidbeyisland.com saratogainn@whidbey.com A romantic gathering place located within the seaside village of Langley. Water views of Saratoga Passage and Cascade Mountains. Reserve the entire inn and enjoy a full, complimentary breakfast and afternoon wine and appetizers. SELENE HOMESTEAD 7523 Kickerville Road, Blaine, WA 98230 360/305-1405 • selenehomestead.com debra@selenehomestead.com Surrounded by a charming country landscape, you’d never guess Selene Homestead is just a few miles from I-5 and Birch Bay. Majestic trees, Mt. Baker view with a historical barn for numerous photo opportunities. See ad on page 29. SILVER REEF HOTEL • CASINO • SPA 4876 Haxton Way, Ferndale, WA 98248 866/383-0777 or 360/383-0777 silverreefcasino.com • sales@silverreefcasino.com From ceremony and receptions to intimate rehearsal dinners or bridal showers, we offer elegant event spaces with exceptional food and beverages for your special day. Our experienced staff will truly make your wedding a day to remember. See ad on page 3. SKAGIT VALLEY CASINO RESORT 5984 N. Darrk Lane, Bow, WA 98232 877/275-2448 or 360/724-0154 theskagit.com • sales@theskagit.com The Skagit offers two hotels, 16,000 square feet of combined venue space, a full-service catering and banquet staff, plus the fun of a Las Vegas-style casino to create a unique, festive and memorable wedding celebration. See ad on page 80.


SUDDEN VALLEY COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION 4 Clubhouse Circle, Bellingham, WA 98229 360/734-6430 • suddenvalley.com ecmgr@suddenvalley.com Along the shore of Lake Whatcom and surrounded by a gorgeous golf course are three venues to choose from for your wedding and/or reception. Groups of 20 to 300 easily accommodated. See ad on page 29. SWINOMISH CASINO & LODGE 12885 Casino Drive, Anacortes, WA 98221 888/288-8883 • swinomishcasinoandlodge.com kmartin@swinomishcasino.com In the heart of beautiful Anacortes, Swinomish Casino and Lodge is the ideal location for your exciting wedding day. Providing excellent food and friendly service in a beautiful new venue. Accommodates 10 to 650 guests. TULALIP CASINO RESORT 10200 Quil Ceda Boulevard, Tulalip, WA 98271 888/272-1111 or 360/716-6850 tulalipresort.com • laurahutton@tulalipresort.com The only venue that combines the ease of planning with style and service to create a lifetime of memories. 370 luxurious guest rooms, a bridal lounge and Oasis Pool ceremony site. Over 30,000 sq. ft. of reception space. See ad on page 79.

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SMUGGLER’S INN 2480 Canada View Drive, Blaine, WA 98230 360/332-1749 • smugglersinnblaine.com smugglers101@frontier.com Twenty acres in the U.S. with part of our yard in Canada. Outdoor weddings for 500+ and inside receptions for 200+. Gazebo (1,100 sq. ft.), eight themed rooms, rehearsal dinner room. Honeymoon suites available with fireplace, jacuzzi and deck views. See ad on page 29.

Wandering Waters Maple Falls, WA 360/599-3425 • mtbakerweddings.com info@mtbakerweddings.com Check out our creekside venue. Secluded, with mountain views and spawning salmon in season, as well as a colorful garden to provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding day. Garden-to-plate catering available. THE WHATCOM MUSEUM 121 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360/778-8930 • whatcommuseum.org braney@cob.org 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. WINDOWS ON THE BAY EVENTS 2625 South Harbor Loop Dr., Bellingham, WA 98225 360/220-0731 • windowsonthebay.us events@windowsonthebay.us 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. See ad on page 19.

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videographers CURRENT MEDIA PRODUCTIONS 120 Prospect Street, Suite 2 Bellingham, WA 98225 888/354-3350 or 360/733-3350 currentmediaproductions.com info@currentmediaproductions.com Remember the whole day, not just isolated moments, in photographs. Current Media utilizes HD cameras and premier equipment, producing every moment of your day in crisp video quality for a lifetime. Competitive prices. pacificcoastweddings.info 73


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A Added Details ....................... 58 Admiralty Head Lighthouse ......................... 66 Alice Joy Weddings & Events ......................... 58, 60 Alicia’s Bridal Shoppe ........................... 2, 54 Alicia’s Bridal Outlet .............. 54 All About Honeymoons & Destination Weddings .... 66

C Cakes by Felicitations ........... 56 Carol’s Cake Designs .............. 56 Celtic Harp, Kathie Hardy ............. 33, 61 Chocolate Necessities ................ 56 The Chrysalis Inn & Spa ....................... 9, 52, 55 The Clubhouse at Shuksan ................. 29, 68

F Fairhaven Village Inn ............ 52 Ferndale Events Center ......... 69 Fidalgo Bay Resort ............... 69 Flights of Fancy White Dove Release ........... 58 Floralescents Flowers & Gifts ................................ 59 Flowers by Karen .................. 59 The Formal House Tuxedos ......................... 2, 61

Colorful Flowers ................... 59 Comforts of Whidbey ............ 68 Countryside Meadows .......... 68 Courtney Bowlden Photography ....................... 64 Crystal Ballroom at The Leopold ................... 68

Four Springs House & Lake Preserve .................. 69

B The Backyard Gardener ..........59 Baker Creek Place ..................67 Barbara Gilday, Officiant ........62 Beau Lodge ...........................67 Becky Farrar, Sterling Savings Bank .........66 Bellair Charters ......................61 Belle Bridal & Formal Shoppe ....................54 Bellingham Travel & Cruise ....66

Cupcakes Like it Sweet ............. 11, 56

Giuseppe’s Al Porto .................. 22, 57, 70

Current Media Productions ... 73

Glen Echo Garden ................. 70 Grand Event Rentals ............. 62 The Grand Willow ................. 70 Greenbank Farm ................... 70 Guemes Island Resort ........... 70 Guesthouse Inn .................... 52

Bellingham Wedding & Event Rentals ........... 9, 62 Bellingham Yacht Club .19, 67 Best Western Lakeway Inn & Wedding Center ............................ 21, 52, 57, 67

Destiny International Travel .. 66 Double R Rental & Sales ....... 62

Anda Photography ........ 9, 63 Arlene’s Original Designs ...................... 13, 54 Art Pinney Photography ....... 63 Avenue Catering .... 13, 57, 58

Blanchard Chapel ..................67 Blue Boy West Golf Course .....67 Boxx Berry Farm .... 20, 58, 67 Brandy Kiger Photography .............. 37, 63 Broadway Hall .............. 29, 67 76 pacificcoastweddings.info

D Debbie Schwab Photography ............. 39, 64 DeLack Estate Weddings ................... 24, 68 Deming Log Show Grounds ............ 27, 68

Dutch Cleaners ............ 11, 60 E Edmonds Conference Center .............. 69 Elm & Olive ........................... 64 Ever After Events ............. 37, 58, 59, 62 Everett Yacht Club ................. 69 Evergreen Gardens ............... 69

Fox Hall at Hampton Inn ......... 22, 69 G Geri DeZarn Photography ..... 64

H Haggen Market Street Catering .................. 7, 57, 59 Hampton Inn Bellingham Airport .. 22, 52 Hilltop Catering .......... 15, 57 Hotel Bellwether . . 25, 52, 70 I Icing on the Cake .................. 57 I Do Weddings ............. 37, 62 In Bloom Designs ................. 59 J Janell Summer Photography ....................... 64


Jeanne M. Hansen Photography ....................... 64 Jenny GG Photography ........ 65 Joe and Patience .................. 65 Josh Durias Photography ...... 65

Northwest Spectacular Events ................................. 62

Skagit Valley Casino Resort .................... 53, 72, 80

NorthWood Hall .......... 26, 72

Smuggler’s Inn .. 29, 53, 61, 73

North Cascades Institute ...... 71

K Katie’s Cupcakes .......... 15, 57 Kelly’s O’Deli ................... 9, 57

O Oh Snap! Event Photo Booth .............. 63

Stephanie Stremler Photography ....................... 65

KuCumber Skin Lounge ........ 55 L Laura Nichols Photography .. 65 Lavish Chair Covers ............... 62 Lavish Lash ..................... 9, 55 M Majestic Inn & Spa ...... 18, 70 Maple Hall .................... 18, 70 Matt Priestman Photography ....................... 65 May Day Spa-lon ......... 39, 55 McIntyre Hall ............... 23, 71 Medallion Hotel ..... 28, 53, 71 Melisa Draper Photography .............. 33, 65 Memaries ............................. 59 Memorable Events and Catering ...................... 58 Mi Shoes ....................... 11, 54 MoonDance Inn ...... 24, 53, 71

Old Fairhaven Wines .......................... 33, 55 P Pacific Building Center .......... 62 Pacific Party Canopies ........... 63 Pelindaba Lavender Farm ..... 72 Perfect Party Photo Booth .... 63

Swinomish Lodge Casino ...... 73

Pure Bliss Desserts ................ 57

2Twelve Design & Photo ....... 63

R Radley Muller Photography ................. 7, 65

V Very Important Parties ......... 55 V’s Barbershop ...................... 61

Reserve Restaurant Lounge ............. 72 Reverie BBQ .......................... 58 Robert D. Chester, DDS .......... 55

W Wandering Waters ................ 73 The Whatcom Museum ......... 73

Rosehill Community Center ......................... 20, 72 RPM Limousines .......... 37, 61

Whatcom Sound ................... 62

Nature’s Connection Place .... 71

Sew & Sew ........................... 53

Nest ............................... 39, 59

Silver Reef Hotel • Casino • Spa ............. 3, 53, 72

Mystic Sea Charters .............. 71

Sunset Beauty Supply .................... 11, 55, 61

Port of Anacortes ........ 26, 72 Portraits à GoGo .......... 11, 63

N Nantucket Inn ............. 29, 71

Mukilteo Lighthouse .. 20, 71

Sueño Celebrations ............... 54 Sunrise Strings ..................... 61

T T Spa at Tulalip Casino Resort ............. 55, 79 Tulalip Resort Casino .................... 53, 73, 79

S Salal Floral Boutique . 60, 79 Sandcastle at Birch Bay ........ 72 Saratoga Inn ......................... 72 Selene Homestead ..... 29, 72 Seven Sisters Designs ....................... 13, 60

Mt. Baker Lodging ................ 53

Sudden Valley .............. 29, 73

Whatcom Winemakers ............... 15, 56 Windows on the Bay Events ......................... 19, 73 X Xtra Special Cakes ................. 57 Z Zazen Salon Spa ............. 7, 55 Bold typeface indicates Display Advertisers

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Washington Northwest Bridal Showcase January 5 and 6 Tulalip Resort Casino, Tulalip nwbridalshowcase.com Bridal Inspirations Wedding Expo January 6 Best Western Lakeway Inn, Bellingham bridalinspirations.info Skagit Wedding Show January 20 Swinomish Casino & Lodge, Anacortes skagitweddingshow.com Everett-Lynnwood Wedding Expo January 26 and 27 Comcast Arena, Everett bridesclub.com/bridal-shows Whidbey Wedding Inspirations February 23 Best Western Harbor Plaza, Oak Harbor ohsalesadmin@hotelservicesgroup.com

British Columbia Cinderella Bridal Show January 6, Surrey • March 5, Langley April 21, Surrey • July 9, Fort Langley October 1, Langley cinderellabridalshow.ca

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Isle Be Wed March 9 San Juan Island Yacht Club, Friday Harbor Orcas Hotel, Orcas Village Outlook Inn, Eastsound islebewed.com Organized Bride Spring Bridal Show March 24 Ferndale Events Center, Ferndale thesimplyorganizedbride.com Everett-Lynnwood Spring Wedding Expo March 30 and 31 Comcast Arena, Everett bridesclub.com/bridal-shows Everett-Lynnwood Fall Wedding Expo September 21 and 22 Comcast Arena, Everett bridesclub.com/bridal-shows

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