An Ethereal Wedding Day at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island

Real Wedding
Cara and Cameron's elegant celebration featured natural details to complement the beauty of the venue and island.
Written by
Sara Hubbard


Seattle Bride Spring/Summer 2023

Cara Kusilek and Cameron MacLean tied the knot in a charmingly elegant celebration at Roche Harbor Resort on San Juan Island‭. ‬The groom’s family has a cabin just across the water on Henry Island‭, ‬and he grew up visiting the San Juan Islands frequently as a child‭. ‬Once the couple started dating‭, ‬Cara began joining Cameron for trips up to the archipelago‭, ‬and now her family also vacations in‭ ‬the stunning spot‭. ‬Thus‭, ‬it was a no-brainer to choose Roche Harbor Resort to host their celebration‭. ‬“We wanted to keep our wedding décor simple‭, ‬elegant‭, ‬warm and natural‭,‬”‭ ‬says Cara‭. ‬“We wanted to enhance the beauty of Roche Harbor rather than take away from it‭, ‬so we focused on a very natural vibe‭.‬”‭ ‬The bride wore a V-neck gown that radiated refined elegance‭, ‬and her bridesmaids wore classic sage green silk slip dresses that‭ ‬tied in seamlessly with the surrounding environment‭. ‬The floral design similarly echoed the natural landscape‭, ‬with refined white buds complemented by soft greenery‭. ‬Roche Harbor is home to Our Lady of Good Voyage Chapel‭, ‬which has served the island for more than a century‭. ‬Cara and Cameron exchanged handwritten vows before their family in the historic chapel as the groom’s Aunt Heather officiated and their dog‭, ‬Vince‭, ‬looked on‭. ‬A larger ceremony took place in the property’s Sunken Garden‭, ‬but it was important to the couple that they could share an intimate moment with those closest to them‭. ‬As a special touch‭, ‬the ceremony program included photos of the couple’s parents and grandparents on their wedding days‭. ‬Cocktail hour featured his-and-her drinks in the courtyard—a classic margarita for Cameron and a sparkling vodka lemonade for Cara‭. ‬Bride Cara says‭, ‬“I don’t think there was a single person not on the dance floor‭! ‬We had such a special day and weekend‭, ‬and it absolutely showcased the‭ ‬perfect Washington summer weather that we wait all year for‭!‬”‭ ‬



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San Juan Island, WA


Puget Sound Islands







Bridal gown
Bridal boutique
Bridal shoes
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Karen Collins‭
Bridemaids' attire
Cake and desserts
Cake and desserts
Catering‭, ‬Wedding Planning and Venue
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Groom's and groomsmen's attire
Groom's and groomsmen's attire