Isle Be Wed: bigger, better, on the road in 2013

Newlyweds Evan and Mandy celebrated their marriage with a kiss and

What do you do with a one-of-a-kind type of show following its successful debut?

Naturally, you head out on the road.

That’s precisely what the folks heading up the San Juans one-and-only wedding show, Isle Be Wed, have in store.

A year ago, a long list of San Juan Island-based wedding-related vendors joined forces to launch the inaugural Isle Be Wed, celebrating island wedding fare available to brides and grooms throughout the islands, and beyond.

This year, the show will take place at three different locations, simultaneously, on Orcas and San Juan islands. Isle Be Wed Coordinator Felicity Milne, of Cakes by Felicitations, is delighted by both the interest in the show and how it’s expanding.

“Because of the overwhelming growth of destination weddings in the San Juan Islands we literally ran out of room,” she said.

Mark Saturday, March 9, on your calendar. Isle Be Wed will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following venues: San Juan Island Yacht Club, in Friday Harbor, 273 Front Street (378-3434); the Orcas Hotel, in Orcas Village, 8 Orcas Hill Road (376-4300); the Outlook Inn, in Eastsound, Orcas, 171 Main Street (376-2200).

The show offers a forum wherein brides, grooms, planners, family and close friends can meet and interact with nearly 40 different vendors covering everything that a couple would need to make their destination wedding a dream come true, Milne says.

This year’s assembly of vendors includes a long list of local caterers, photographers, musicians, lodging establishments, wedding venues, transportation providers, equipment rental companies and more. Individual vendors are listed below. For more info, visit Isle Be Wed’s Facebook page at,, or,, or at Vendors:

Lodging: The Island Inn at 123 West, Wanderlust Hospitality, Lakedale Resort, Friday Harbor House, Longhouse B&B, West Beach Resort, Orcas Island Lodgings, Orcas Hotel and Outlook Inn

Venues: Pelindaba Lavender Farm, San Juan Vineyards, San Juan Island Yacht Club and Red Rabbit Farm

Photography: Tim Dustrude Photography, Satya Curcio Photography, Steve Horn Photography, Weddings San Juan Video

Catering: Cask and Schooner Restaurant, Happy Place Sushi, Deb Nolan Custom Catering, Deer Harbor Inn, Vinny’s Ristorante

Music: Mary WillAllen – harp, San Juan Jazz Quintet, A San Juan DJ

Transportation: Schooners North, Eclipse Charters, Orcas Island Classic Cars and Event Transportation

Everything Else: Archie Brooks, Orcas Event Rentals, San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce, Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce, Event Success