Andrew & Lara

We are getting married on August 31, 2019!

Born in Bellevue, Washington and raised on Orcas Island in the San Juan Islands, Andrew has lived in Bellingham for nearly 15 years. He works in sales and marketing and is an avid and talented soccer player. He has a passion for real estate, technology, personality types, DIY projects, and becoming an award winning husband.

Born and raised just outside Denver, Colorado, Lara originally moved to Bellingham to attend college in 2004. After completing graduate school back in Denver in 2013, she returned to Bellingham and works as an Orthopedic Physician Assistant. She is passionate about hockey, cooking, house projects that don’t involve painting, a perfectly mixed gin and tonic and napping. 

She swiped right in January 2016, we got engaged in September 2018 and have since been renovating our home together! #bloodsweattears 



Andrew took Lara to a bluff overlooking the Bellingham Bay, confessed his love and asked her to marry him. She said YES! (duh) and he whisked her away to the airport to catch a chartered plane to Victoria, British Columbia where they toured one of Lara’s favorite gin distilleries. Afterward, he took her on a private boat ride through the gulf islands to Poet’s Cove Resort where they sipped on champagne and thought about the font that is on this website.


Andrew and Lara started dating in January 2016 and have spent the last three years creating amazing memories. We’re looking forward to creating more with you and having you take our pictures.

Wedding Details


  • When is the wedding?
    • Our wedding is on August, 31, 2019. This is the Saturday of Labor Day weekend.
  • What time is the wedding?
    • Our wedding will start at 4:30 pm. Guests can start arriving at 4 pm.
  • Where is the wedding?
    • Our wedding is at Chuckanut Gardens, a wedding venue located at 3533 Chuckanut Drive. Bow, WA 98232. Bow is approximately 25 minutes south of Bellingham.
  • Is the wedding at a hotel?
    • No, our venue does not provide housing accommodations.
  • Where should I stay?
    • You may choose to stay at any hotel or Airbnb in Bellingham. There are Airbnbs in Bow as well, but there are no hotels. We have reserved a block of rooms with a discounted rate at two hotels in Bellingham. You must book either hotel before July 30, 2019 to receive the discount.
      • Four Points by Sheraton
        • To reserve a room, please call 360.671.1011 and mention the Heise-Danskin wedding or click on the link below:
        • Book your group rate for Heise and Danskin wedding
        • This hotel is on the southern end of Bellingham and closer to downtown. On a nice day, you could easily walk or take a quick Uber ride to quaint downtown B’ham.
      • Springhill and TownePlace Suites by Marriott
        • To reserve a room, please call 360.714.9600 and mention the Heise-Danskin wedding or click on the link below:
        • Book your group rate for Heise/Danskin Wedding
        • These two hotels are side by side and located on the northern side of Bellingham. They are located just a few minutes from Andrew and Lara’s house.
  • What airport should I fly into?
    • Guests will likely choose to fly into SeaTac International Airport in Seattle. You may also choose to fly directly into Bellingham International Airport but it is only serviced by Allegiant and Alaska Airlines. Both usually require layovers in Seattle.
  • How far is Bellingham from Seattle?
    • Bellingham is approximately 90 miles north of Seattle.
  • How long does it take to get from SeaTac to Bellingham?
    • Seattle traffic has gotten quite bad and depending on the time of day, it can take anywhere from 1.5 hours to 3 hours to make the drive.
  • Can I fly in to Seattle on the day of the wedding and still make it on time?
    • Due to the fact that Bellingham is so far north of Seattle and traffic can be quite varied, we do not recommend flying in on Saturday.
  • How do I get from the airport to the hotel? Should I rent a car?
    • You may choose to rent a car. There is also a regular shuttle service from SeaTac airport which will take you directly to Bellingham. BellAir Shuttle reservations are required in advance and you can book a round trip ticket.
        • If you are staying at the Four Points by Sheraton, please choose SeaTac Airport as your departure location and Bellingham – Four Points by Sheraton as your destination.
        • If you are staying at the SpringHill or TownePlace Suites by Marriott, please choose SeaTac Airport as your departure location and Bellingham International Airport as your destination. These hotels offer a free shuttle from Bellingham International to the hotel. Or you could catch a cab from Bellingham International to the hotel; they are less than 10 minutes apart.
        • If you are staying at a different hotel or AirBnb, you could choose either destination in Bellingham and take a cab to your hotel.
  • How do I get from my hotel to the wedding venue?
    • We will provide a shuttle from both hotels in Bellingham to the wedding venue. The bus will depart the Marriott SpringHill and TownePlace Suites at 3 pm. It will depart the Four Points by Sheraton at 3:30 pm. The bus will depart the wedding venue at 10:45 pm and will return guests to each hotel. All seats must be reserved through Andrew and Lara.
  • Are children invited to the wedding?
    • We encourage you to use our wedding as a date night to rekindle your own romance…and leave the children at home.
  • Should I spend a few extra days in Bellingham before or after the wedding?
    • Heck yes you should! Bellingham is beautiful and is ideally located directly between the coast and the mountains. It is also only 20 miles from the Canadian border.
    • Andrew and Lara will be leaving for their honeymoon on Monday, September 2. They will be in Bellingham until then and would love to see as many people as possible!



The happy couple (that’s us!) is registered at the very accessible Amazon and Target.
We would also gladly accept and definitely use gift cards to Home Depot or Costco. #remodelingforever
Cash is also accepted in a discrete black envelope with the word “FIJI” on it.   

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