This time of year, between anniversary celebrations and wedding celebrations, cakes and flowers abound around the Inn. Jim and Janis celebrated 51 years of wedded bliss last week and the Flemmings arrived yesterday for their 45th. Mr. Flemming asked us to have 45 red roses awaiting their arrival. His wife was so amazed at the gesture and jokingly remarked, “I earned every one of them!”
And then there are the nearlyweds who become newlyweds under our watchful eye. The same night we were hosting David and Megan’s wedding dinner in our lower garden, Jennifer and Sam, who married a year ago in that very spot, were staying with us celebrating their anniversary. Jennifer and Sam shared over 3000 photos of their wedding weekend. It was so much fun revisiting all the little details that made their celebration so special.
Between the Harrison House Suites and Tucker House Inn, we hosted all of their guests for the weekend in our 17 different guest rooms, suites and cottages. Here they are in Sunken Park right after the ceremony.
We made Jennifer and Sam two wedding cakes that day – a berry shortcake that we served as their breakfast dessert the morning of their wedding…
and their wedding cake – a chocolate cake with chocolate ganache filling enveloped with a French meringue. Their guests also enjoyed a selection of seasonal pies including the groom’s favorite, banana cream pie.
Their wedding color was sapphire. All the decorations and flowers were accented with hints of blue. We searched high and low to locate every blue beverage bottle for their bar!
After dark, the toasting and celebrations continued with sparklers.
Jennifer and Sam are part of the Tucker House extended family and are already booked for their second anniversary celebration next July 2015. We wish our “All Star Bride and Groom” many more happy years together.
And now we turn our attention to this weekend’s events – Trina and Lewis’s wedding and Lynne’s daughter’s bachelorette party. We will prepare the wedding feast, specialty his and her cocktails, cakes and all the flower arrangements. Our very talented team loves showering special attention on our guests for life’s milestones. The San Juan Islands are indeed a special place for new beginnings and celebrations and we hope to have the pleasure of hosting yours.