NAMES Stacey Swanby and Teal Douville LIVE IN Queen Anne OCCUPATIONS She works in visitor services and events at Wing Luke Museum; he’s a sound engineer and music producer HOW THEY MET She noticed him during oceanography lab in college when he knocked over a large container of water FIRST DATE It was impromptu and lasted 14 hours WEDDING-DAY WEATHER Very sunny WEDDING TIME 4; low tide NUMBER OF GUESTS 130 FIRST VENDOR HIRED They talked to the venue the day after they got engaged; their family has a lot of history on Orcas Island, and they knew they wanted to get married there THEIR APPROACH TO WEDDING PLANNING Divide and conquer WEDDING THEME She liked thinking of it as modern bohemian RECEPTION MENU Selections of roasted and pickled vegetables, heirloom tomato and burrata platter, chilled cucumber gazpacho with Dungeness crab, grilled salmon, herbed chickpea crêpes with artichoke and goat cheese, baby romaine salad, risotto cakes with foraged mushrooms FAVORITE PART OF THE MENU Local strawberry, rosemary, and lavender lemonades FAVORS FOR GUESTS It was a weekend celebration, so friends and family arrived to gift baskets filled with snacks, lavender sachets, an illustration of the couple, and a note about how important it was that they had made the journey UNEXPECTED ELEMENT None of their family members were upset by how nontraditional it was IF THEY KNEW THEN WHAT THEY KNOW NOW She would have hired a day-of coordinator; she works in that capacity at her job, but it wasn’t possible to wear that hat on her wedding day THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Eclectic, fun, thoughtful HONEYMOON Belize

Teal composed a song for me to walk down the aisle to. Our ceremony music was a collection of his originals plus one Beatles song, all played by a string quartet on the beach.


Regional Vendor List

Ceremony, Reception, Catering, and Lodging for Guests Doe Bay Resort & Retreat

Photography Mastin Studio

Invitations House & Mill Press

Dessert Sugar Baby Specialty Cakes

Reception Music Song Sparrow Research

Hair Savoir Faire

Engagement Ring Alana Antique and Estate Jewelry

Formal Wear J. Crew, Banana Republic

Rentals Seattle Farm Tables

Registry Traveler’s Joy, REI

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