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The Mocktail Cocktail

So, you’ve decided on your signature drink for cocktail hour at your reception, but you’re worried that your spouse’s family (who don’t drink) will feel left out. Let us introduce the “mocktail.”  These fruity, non-boozy drinks will help those friends and family feel special and fit right in. Here are five to try.   Cocktails […]

Where’d you get that wedding cake idea?

By SCOTT KLEPACH Chances are when you’re in the flurry of planning a wedding, the most pressing concern is probably not the history of the wedding cake. In fact, during the reception you’ll likely be so busy that you won’t have a lot of time to eat much of it either! But it’s still neat […]

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Darling Hairpiece DIY

Photo by GORDON KING/Yakima Herald-Republic STYLING BY JILL ST. GEORGE Making your own hair piece? Give it a natural look. Just use mossy sticks for the... 

Bed & Breakfasts

Teepees at Cherry Wood Bed, Breakfast & Barn. PHOTO BY GORDON KING. With the hustle and bustle of getting everything ready for a fantastic wedding,... 

Tips for getting the best dress

Lindsay Cortez by Lindsay Cortez I’m going to share with you four tips to make finding your dress easier and share with you a little of my dress shopping... 

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Cassandra & William 8-3-13

NAMES Cassandra Worthington William Barany THEY LIVE IN Seattle CEREMONY & RECEPTION William’s family home in Yakima   Long before they were engaged, Will and Cassandra knew their wedding would be at his gorgeous childhood home in Yakima. As childhood friends, the couple and their closest pals grew up at his house — playing darts […]

Sahara & Christopher 9-14-13

NAMES Sahara Valdez Christopher Gaytan THEY LIVE IN Yakima CEREMONY St. Paul Cathedral RECEPTION Selah Civic Center   Sahara and Christopher planned their wedding in a mere five months, but she says you wouldn’t have known it. Hearing how much fun their guests had made them want to do it all over again. “Everything fell […]

Cynthia & Jeremy 5-3-14

NAMES Cynthia Carlton Jeremy Kelley THEY LIVE IN Yakima CEREMONY & RECEPTION American Homestead   The part of her wedding day that Cynthia was most nervous about was the first dance. She and her fiance, Jeremy, had been practicing the Viennese Waltz in secret for two months before the wedding. When the DJ announced them […]

Karli & Jonathan 7-18-13

NAMES Karli Crocker Jonathan Murphy THEY LIVE Yakima CEREMONY & RECEPTION Roche Harbor Resort, San Juan Islands   When Karli was a little girl, her “papa” and “granny” would take her to the San Juan Islands to go boating and fishing. Those memories hold such a warm place in Karli’s heart that she and her […]

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