The serene—and scenic—San Juan Islands rank among the Pacific Northwest’s most beloved wedding locales, so when it came time for Sally Spicer and Ariana Terrence to choose a spot for their September 2017 nuptials, there was obviously no place like home. The couple, who met 11 years earlier at a dance party in San Francisco, operate a farm in the village of Olga on Orcas Island called, where Sally specializes in gardening and Ariana makes cheese. Wanting to infuse local roots throughout their celebration, the fruit orchard and barn on their farm served as a backdrop for the homestead-inspired seafood boil rehearsal dinner, while Orcas Farm hosted the locavore-laced main event (table decorations, signs, and invitations were created by noted local artist Brook Meinhardt, jars of heritage fruit preserves from acclaimed Girl Meets Dirt acted as table favors, and even the ethereally rustic wedding altar was built by a neighbor). Here, 125 guests sat in the pasture and watched Sally and Ariana exchange vows. For dinner, Knut Christiansen of Paellaworks cooked up a Spanish-style feast, and Ariana made sangria from local berries and apples from their orchards. Guests also enjoyed wines curated by John Trumbull, owner of another of the island’s star restaurants, Roses Bakery Cafe, which also produced the stately four-tier chocolate wedding cake with white frosting. “It was a true local affair,” says their photographer, Satya Curcio.

Ceremony & Reception: Orcas Farm
Catering: Paellaworks
Rentals: Orcas Rentals
Wedding Planning & Paper Goods: Brook Meinhardt
Photography: Satya Curcio Photography
Flowers: Dogwood Flower Design
Cake: Dante Miller
Sally’s Ring: Made locally at Sea Starling Fine Metal Work
Ariana’s Ring: Passed down from her grandmother
Ariana’s Gown: BHLDN
DJ: Teacher’s Pet