5 Ways to Incorporate the Olympic Peninsula into your Wedding Day

The Olympic Peninsula is an ideal destination an intimate wedding. Many couples choose to say “I do” with some help from our amazing farm-to-table caterers, talented local vendors, diverse & exquisite venues, and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

Here are five ways you can incorporate the traditions, beauty, and spirit of the Olympic Peninsula into your special day.


 Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider for Couple’s Toast Photo Credit: Jen Lee Light

Finnriver Artisan Sparkling Cider for Couple’s Toast
Photo Credit: Jen Lee Light

Farm-to-Table

We take pride on the Olympic Peninsula of the artisan products grown, foraged, crafted, and created in our neck of the woods. From beverages, to produce, to meats & cheeses, there are so many tasty treats to include in your special day from cocktail hour to the main course.

Maybe you stock the bar with some of our favorite hard drinks like craft beers from Propolis, liquors from Admiral Distillery, wines from PT Vineyards and Marrowstone Vineyards, and of course hard cider from Finnriver, Alpenfire, and Eaglemount. Or indulge in appetizers like cheeses from Mystery Bay Farm and Mt. Townsend Creamery or Cape Cleare Smoked Salmon.

Caterers like In-Season Catering and the team at Fort Worden use in-season ingredients and local products to create memorable meals. Our chefs source their produce and meats from nearby farms to support the economy and reduce environmental impact.


 Photo Credit: Wildflower Cakes

Photo Credit: Wildflower Cakes

Local Wedding Vendors

Although I’m not surprised, I am constantly amazed by how many talented wedding vendors in the area. From fantastic photographers, to the most beautiful flower farms you’ve ever seen, and unique services like event calligraphy and mobile bartenders - you can create a wedding uniquely your own on the Olympic Peninsula.

One local vendor who’s creativity I’m in awe of Wildflower Cakes. Owner, Olivia Furtado, is a freelance baker who bakes the beautiful, whimsical cakes and treats for weddings and special events. One of her masterpieces make a stunning addition to your big day!



Diverse & Unique Venues

Whether you’re planning a wedding for 150+ or an elopement, there is the perfect venue for you on the peninsula. Our beautiful region offers range of farms, vineyards, historic Victorian homes & buildings, wooden boats, beachfront, mountains, and more for you and your special person to say “I do.”

Check out some of the real Olympic Peninsula weddings that With These Rings hand a pleasure in playing a part in.



Things to Do

The Olympic Peninsula is a destination for many of the couples getting married but also friends and family. There is so much to see and do and we recommend giving your guests a list of activities before they arrive. You can always check out the Plan your Stay on the With These Rings website for some of our favorite restaurants, hotels, adventures, spas/relaxation, and other things to do in and around Port Townsend.

Depending on the time of year you are planning your special day you may want to recommend the following to your guests:

Year-Round: Cider tasting, Hiking in Olympic National Forest & Olympic National Park, Strolling Port Townsend to view the historic, Victorian homes

Fall: Leaf-peeping

Winter: Snowshoe at Hurricane Ridge

Spring: Wildlife viewing

Summer: U-pick lavender, kayaking & paddle boarding Puget Sound

 Photo Credit: National Park Service

Photo Credit: National Park Service


 Photo Credit: Lydia Jane Photography

Photo Credit: Lydia Jane Photography

Make your own wedding rings!

Celebrate your love by making your very own handmade wedding ring at the With These Rings studio in Port Townsend.

When you make your wedding rings instead of purchasing them from a store, they are uniquely yours and forged with memories. And don’t worry if you don’t DIY and you don’t consider yourself crafty, Stephanie is by your side through each step of the ring fabrication process. Almost all the couples she works with do not jewelry experience and everyone leaves with a set of heirloom quality rings.


 
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