After a marathon session at Bed Bath and Beyond, Brian and Brianna are registered! You can follow the link below. If you ever need to find that link again, you can click on the “Registry” link just below the top photo.
Note: Bed Bath and Beyond regularly sends out 20%-off coupons. If you haven’t gotten one in the mail recently, you can text the word “offer” to 239-663 and you’ll be texted back two web links – the second is to a 20%-off coupon!
Cama Beach State Park is located on Camano Island, Washington, a 90-minute drive north of Seattle. The buildings on location were erected as part of a 1930’s fishing resort, and the entire park was recently renovated to it’s original shine, including the brand-new Cama Center, where the reception will be held. Prior to becoming a seaside resort, the area was used for centuries by Native Americans for fishing and hunting, and today is a registered archaeological site. It looks out on sweeping views of the Puget Sound, with Whidbey Island and the Olympic Mountains beyond.
The actual wedding ceremony will be held outdoors, on a grassy field near the beach. Please be sure to dress in layers – we’re expecting sunshine, but this is the Pacific Northwest in early September. If the weather does turn sour, we have an alternative, covered location for the ceremony, but please bring a raincoat or umbrella for the walk between buildings, just in case.Also, ladies – no high heels! A thicker soled heel is fine, just please leave the stilettos at home. Not only are there dirt roads and grassy areas, but stilettos are banned from the Cama Center after previous visitors damaged the wood floors.
Cars are not allowed at the beach, in order to keep playing children safe and promote a tranquil environment. There are parking areas above the beach, and a shuttle to transfer guests from the parking area to the beach, and from the beach to the reception. The shuttle is ADA certified for those who need it, but the walk between the ceremony and reception is fairly short.
Parking is $10 for a one-day pass, or free with a Washington State Discover Pass.
Please give yourself some extra time for either the walk or shuttle ride from the parking lot to the beach. In order work with the Park schedule, we will be starting the ceremony promptly at 5pm.
Cama Beach State Park is about a 90 minute drive north of Seattle. Its address is:
1880 SW Camano Drive
Camano Island, WA
If you’re flying in from out of state, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac) is typically the least expensive option and has rental cars available.
Directions to Cama Beach State Park
Take the Stanwood Exit (212) off I-5. Turn west on State Route 532 and drive through the town of Stanwood. Continue on 532 to the “Y” junction of East Camano and North Camano drives. Bear left onto East Camano Drive. After approximately 5.5 miles on East Camano Drive, turn right onto Monticello St. After about two miles, turn left onto West Camano Drive. Approximately half a mile down the road you will come to the entrance to Cama Beach State Park.
Note: “Camano Island State Park” is just to the south of “Cama Beach State Park” and is the WRONG location. The wedding is at “Cama Beach State Park.
The wedding will be at 5pm on September 9th, 2012 at Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island, WA. The ceremony will be outdoors on a grassy field a few dozen feet from the Puget Sound. Afterwards, we’ll have an indoor reception and dinner at the Cama Center, easy walking distance from where we’ll be holding the ceremony. You can see pictures of the Cama Center in the previous post.
It’s getting close, and things are falling into place. We’re really excited!
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