Intimate Wedding at Willows Inn | Lummi Island Photography

They say that food brings people together, and this couldn’t be more true for Alexa and Ryan, who fell for each other in high school when Alexa served Ryan a burrito in the cafeteria. Although the timing wasn’t quite right for them then, eventually fate (and their mutual love of food) brought them together.

The couple opted to tie the knot in a beautiful, intimate wedding ceremony right on the beach on Lummi Island near Bellingham with their closest friends and family (including their golden retriever, Buddha) in attendance. Ryan serenaded Alexa on his ukulele, and even the fickle Pacific Northwest sun showed itself.

But perhaps most importantly, as food connoisseurs, the couple knew they wanted to provide their wedding guests with a dining adventure like no other, which is exactly why they chose The Willows Inn. Unlike typical wedding buffet catering, The Willows Inn offers a unique culinary experience for its guests with a 15-course meal that spans over a period of three hours. Head Chef Blaine Wetzel is internationally acclaimed and the Willows Inn has received ample recognition and numerous awards over the years. It was even ranked as the #1 Restaurant in North America by Opinionated About Dining from 2016 through 2019. Not to mention, the food’s gorgeous presentation made for some excellent photo opportunities. Alexa and Ryan were positively blown away by how it all turned out. 

The picturesque food and intimate setting on the beach all made for the perfect wedding day. Throw in some CBD gel and marijuana joints as party favors for the guests (courtesy of Ryan’s job at a cannabis company), and it doesn’t get much more Pacific Northwest than that.

Venue: Willows Inn
Photographer: Roddy Chung
Makeup & Hair: Beauty by Elizabeth Marie
Dress Designer: Eddy K

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