Ruiz & Betancourth
[caption id="attachment_3600" align="alignleft" width="560" caption="Ruiz & Betancourth"][/caption] PHOTOS BY MEMORY MONTAGE PHOTOGRAPHY TRADITION IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT in both Maria and Abdias’ families. After asking Maria’s father for her hand in marriage, Abdias proposed to her in front of both families at a baptism. “The proposal was very special to us,” says Maria. The couple was introduced to each other by family too — in a meeting arranged by their mothers while Abdias, a Marine, was home from his second tour of duty in Iraq. “My favorite memory,” says Maria of their wedding day, “was walking down the aisle with my father ...
Napolitano & Crawford
[caption id="attachment_3750" align="alignleft" width="560" caption="Napolitano & Crawford"][/caption] PHOTOS BY MELISSA MICHELLE REFLECTIONS SELAH’S JACQUELYN NAPOLITANO AND CHAD CRAWFORD had a wedding made memorable by the details. One of Jacquelyn’s most treasured memories is when she was presented with a hand-made handkerchief that is a Crawford family heirloom. “Chad’s Aunt Mollie and great Aunt Marilyn presented me with the handkerchief that had been carried down the aisle by every woman in the family since Chad’s great Grandma Fern,” says Jacquelyn. “She made the hanky in the second grade and carried it when she graduated and when she was married.” Jacquelyn and Chad were the 19th ...
Berg & St. Hilaire
[caption id="attachment_3581" align="alignleft" width="560" caption="Brianna Berg & Christian St. Hilaire"][/caption] PHOTOS BY O'MALLEY PHOTOGRAPHERS “Our wedding was a great chance for me to see if my passion for events could come to life,” says Brianna of her June 16 wedding to Christian. Although the couple was engaged just short of three months after their first date, they made sure to take much more time to plan what she calls their “dream wedding.” The wedding took place on the day of Christian’s grandparents’ 50th wedding anniversary. “We could not think of a better day to start off our new marriage and hopefully follow ...
By Scott Klepach, Jr. Love and Marriage? These two terms have often been mutually exclusive for a good part of human history. Marriage and weddings have evolved over the course of time, and it seems that 21st-century trends are coming and going at lightning speed. Looking back on some of those major changes is quite [...]Fisher & Bolt
PHOTOS BY MICHAEL FISK PHOTOGRAPHY For some, there will always be Paris. Even if it’s the Paris hotel in Las Vegas. That’s where Mike proposed to Ashley. “He surprised me while I was on a furniture buying trip for my parents’ furniture store,” says Ashley, referring to The Village Shoppe in Yakima. “I was totally [...]Click here for more wedding stories
Steve and Waeva (Holeton) Stiles celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on May 5, 2013. They were high school sweethearts (1971) and were married at the Naches Presbyterian Church on May 5, 1973. Steve is a retired WSP Trooper and currently works for the WSP in the Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Bureau. Waeva is a legal assistant [...]Schmierer – 60 years
Jerry and Theresa Schmiere will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a trip to Salina, Kansas to help celebrate her cousin’s 50th anniversary to the priesthood. Jerry and Theresa Dorais were married May 23, 1953 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Moxee. In 1963 they moved to the Lower Valley and in 2011 moved to Terrace [...]Anna – 45 years
Anne and Joe Anna celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on May 18, 2013. They were married at St. Xavier’s Catholic Church in Parkersburg, West Virginia on May 18, 1968. Joe was a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. After an honorable discharge from the Navy and completing graduate school, Joe accepted a position as head of [...]Munson-Groth
Todd and Kim Munson of Selah are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayte Munson to Nathan Groth, son of Tom Groth and Kellie Deese-Groth of Selah. Nathan and Kayte graduated from Selah High School in 2008 and Washington State University in May 2013. Kayte earned Wildlife Ecology and Biology degrees. Nathan earned [...]Click here to submit your announcement