Getting Married on Whidbey Island: The Perfect Country Setting for Your DIY Wedding

Published: 28th April 2010
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Getting Married on Whidbey Island: The Perfect Country Setting for Your DIY Wedding

Imagine grassy green pastures, a light island breeze on a sunlit day, the sweet scent of apples and cherry blossoms floating through the air, lilacs in mason jars, and the love of your life waiting for you in his Sunday best surrounded by your closest friends and family. You've just pictured your farm wedding on Whidbey Island, WA-a simple, peaceful place with its own country cadence.

While farm weddings are becoming more popular, they're by no means a mainstream tradition, so you may find yourself a little lost when it comes to choosing that ideal location and making sure the day runs smoothly. This article will give you some handy tips and suggestions for planning your own DIY country-style bash.

Location, Location, Location

The success of a farm wedding, whether you're having it indoors, outdoors, or in a tent, is very dependent on the natural surroundings you choose. Look for a location that's well maintained, and offers the sprawling views you're looking for. We've chosen Whidbey Island as our recommended spot because it offers all of the above: vintage charm, natural beauty, and a laid back yet elegant atmosphere that strikes you the moment you cross one of its scenic bridges.

Keep a Roof Over Your (and Your Guests') Heads

One of the biggest, yet often overlooked, considerations when planning your DIY wedding is "where will everyone stay?" You'll also need to think about where you, your bridal party, the groom and groomsmen will get dressed before the ceremony. While many small farms boast a nice location, they don't always have the accommodation you need on hand.  Whidbey Island vacation rentals are available to house guests and wedding party members, and Wayfarer Farm is a great choice because the property has its very own bridal suite and guest cabins, allowing several guests to stay close to the action.

Look for Photo Ops

Your wedding photos will be one of your most cherished memories of the big day. Look for a location that has plenty of different backdrops to make your portraits and candid shots unique and chic with very little effort. Whidbey Wayfarer Farm, for example, has a beautiful old orchard full of apple, pear, cherry, and nut trees, plus lilacs and other eye-catching blooms to complement your style.

The character and charm of cabin and cottage vacation rentals and farm venues on Whidbey will have you falling in love all over again-with each other and with the setting. So many happy brides and groom have tied the knot on the island and continue to return for vacations and weekend getaways. For the perfect country wedding, you can't beat this captivating location.

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