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Wedding & Party Guide 2013 is a publication of the North Coast Journal Weekly. Distributed free at Humboldt County wedding industry businesses and select newsstands. ©2013 Entire contents are copyrighted. No content may be reproduced or reprinted without the publisher’s written permission. Free copies sent by mail can be ordered by email or call 707 442-1400. Publishers of Humboldt County’s Premier Wedding Guide since 1997! 310 F St., Eureka, CA 95501 707 442-1400 | fax 707 442-1401  publisher Judy Hodgson art director Holly Harvey production manager Carolyn Fernandez contributing writer Josephine Johnson graphic design/production Alana Chenevert, Drew Hyland, Lynn Jones illustration and lettering Lynn Jones general manager Chuck Leishman advertising sales Mike Herring, Colleen Hole, Shane Mizer, Karen Sack office manager Carmen England classified assistant Sophia Dennler

on the cover The Ingomar Club in Eureka’s stately Carson Mansion was the venue for the Sept. 8, 2012 wedding of Jocelyn Stewart and Michael Freeman. Michael, originally from Neptune, New Jersey, is a member of the Coast Guard. Jocelyn’s hometown is Roseville. Their wedding was the first to be held at the iconic mansion for a non-member or relative. Photo courtesy of JJT Photography.

13 Searching for Magic: Seeking Enchantment One Dress at a Time

24 Wedding Checklist 17 Ring Bling

and How to Show It Off in Photos

28 Out of Your Mind, In Your Face Layers and Layers of Cake

Vendor Listings 4 9 11 12 17 17 18 19 19 21 26 26 32 33 38 39 43 43 43 46 46 47 48 49

Venues Officiants Consultants Invitations Jewelry Gowns & Accessories Alterations & Cleaners Formal Wear Salons & Spas Lingerie Florists Rentals & Decorations Bakeries Catering Wineries & Breweries Music & Entertainment DJs Videos Photography Travel Agencies Limos & Transportation Lodging & B&Bs Gifts & Registry Miscellaneous & Parties

13 a penley photography

17 L&M photography

28 eyelight photography

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in addition to churches, community centers grange halls and veterans buildings

Under a cloudless sky, Lucas and Alyssa Vallee exchanged marriage vows on Sept. 15, 2012 at Carlotta Country Occasions. Photo by JJT Photography


outdoor venue for your

Wedding Day!

Joy’s Rustic Garden Labyrinth Walk (707) 725-7830

Sophisticated elegance is always the perfect setting. Competitive pricing for up to 150 guests Reserve your day today!

423 F Street, Eureka, CA 95501 (707) 269-0617

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Abruzzi Plaza View Room Arcata, 826-2377,,, 200 indoor Adorni Center Eureka, 441-4248,, 400 indoor Aldergrove Gardens Arcata, ) 826-2517,, 300 outdoor Arcata Theatre Lounge Arcata, (707) 822-1220,,, 300 indoor Avalon Eureka, 445-0500,,, 100 indoor Azalea Hall McKinleyville, 839-8975,,, 200 indoor

Bayside Grange Hall Bayside, 822-9998,, 410 indoor Baywood Golf & Country Club Arcata, 822-3686 x108,, 300 indoor Bear River Casino & Hotel Loleta, 733-9644 x168,, 180 indoor Benbow Inn Garberville, 923-2124 x276, Blue Lake Casino’s Sapphire Palace Blue Lake, 668-9770 x2731,, Butterfly Way Fortuna, 725-2424,, live butterfly release California State Parks Humboldt,, Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Mendocino counties Campton House Eureka, 443-1601, hotel-eureka-california-CA611, 50 indoor standing capacity Carlotta Country Occasions Carlotta, 768-2188, 300 outdoor

Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301 Eureka, 444-8062,, 45 restaurant, 25 Carter Cottage Chemise Mountain Retreat Kings Range, 986-7794,, 150 indoor/outdoor Cooks Valley Weddings Piercy, 247-3455,, 1,000 outdoor cookson ranch Humboldt,, 150 outdoor Cornelius Daly Inn Eureka, 445-3638,, 120 outdoor Cutten Inn Eureka, 445-9217, 100 indoor Dows Prairie Grange McKInleyville, 840-0100,, Eagle House Victorian Inn Eureka, 444-3344, Elk Meadow Village Orick, (866) 733-9637,

Eureka Inn Eureka, (877) 552-3985, 497-6093,, 300 indoor Eureka Theater Eureka, 442-2970,, 800 indoor Eureka Women’s Club Eureka, 442-3458,, 150 indoor Fern Cottage Ferndale, 786-4835, 786-4735,, 300 outdoor Fieldbrook Winery Fieldbrook, 839-4140,, 250 outdoor First Congregational Church Eureka, 445-5488 Fortuna River Lodge Fortuna, 725-7572, Humboldt Botanical Gardens Eureka, 442-5139,, Humboldt Brews Arcata, 826-2739, Humboldt County Parks Humboldt, portal/living/county_parks More ➤

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cheers! friends and family celebrate with Kim Altic and Mike Kowalski at a private residence in trinidad. The arcata couple was married on Aug. 25, 2012. decor created by the bride set the stage for catering by perfect palate and cake by ramone’s. Photo by Eva York Photography

Humboldt Grange 501 Eureka, 443-0045, 264 indoor Humboldt Redwoods State Park Weott, 946-2409, Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Bayside, 822-3793,, 150 indoor/outdoor Iris House Eureka, 445-0307,, 60 indoor Jambalaya Arcata, 822-4766,, 218 indoor Larrupin Cafe Trinidad, 677-0230, 200 indoor/outdoor Lost Whale Inn Trinidad, 677-3425,, 100 indoor/outdoor Madaket Eureka, 445-1910, Manila Community Center Manila, 444-3803,, 150 indoor/outdoor

Planning your wedding is a very special time in your life. It all starts with the venue.

Carlotta Country Occasions

unique & serene setting|wide open space for receptions|convenient parking Includes seating & tables for up to 300 guests, outdoor kitchen facility, BBQ & walk-in cooler Planning services, florist & officiant also available

Call to set up an appointment & tour | 707.768.2188


3452 Patrick’s Point Drive Trinidad, Ca 95570

(707) 677-3425 Providing luxurious accommodations for your honeymoon, wedding party, wedding planning services, reception catering, flowers, decorations and personal attention to every detail.

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The LosT WhaLe Inn

The Original Russ Family Home



Outdoor Weddings & Receptions UP TO 300 GUESTS

786-4835 or 786-4735

Mateel Community Center Redway, 923-3368, Merryman’s Beach House Moonstone Beach/Westhaven, 616-6711,, 90 indoor, 125 outdoor Miranda Gardens Resort Miranda, 943-3011, Morris Graves Museum of Art Eureka, 442-0278, Odd Fellows Hall Eureka, 443-6809 Otter Bar Lodge Forks of Salmon, (530) 462-4772 Patrick’s Point State Park (Wedding Rock) Trinidad, 677-3110, 677-3570, Quality Inn Arcata Arcata, 822-0409, Red Lion Hotel Eureka, 445-0844, Redwood Acres Fairgrounds Eureka, 445-3037, Redwood Adventures Orick, (866) 733-9637,

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Redwood National Parks Humboldt/Del Norte, 464-6101, Redwood Raks Arcata, 616-6876,, 200 indoor Ridgefield Events Arcata, 499-5410, River Lodge Conference Center Fortuna, 725-7572,, 300 indoor/outdoor Riverbend Cellars Myers Flat, 943-9907,, 50 indoor, 200 outdoor Rustic Garden Fortuna, 725-7830,, outdoor Samoa Mansion & Samoa Women’s Club Samoa, 822-9000, propertymanagement Scotia Inn Scotia, 764-5338,, 300 indoor, 400 outdoor CONTINUED ON PAGE 9 ➤

Samoa Mansion the

& Samoa Women’s Club the

arried on th e Madaket!

new dock @ the C Street Plaza

(707) 445-1910

Both locations are perfectly suited for your wedding or special event!

Call 707-822-9000 For additional photos and details visit or

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Redwood Acres Fairgrounds

Wedding Location

The Ideal

All-inclusive Wedding Package • Commercial kitchen • Indoor/Outdoor • Place settings for up to 300

The Perfect Venue Now with a Fresh Look! Photo by Eyelight Photography

 Great Outdoor/Indoor Photo Ops  Newly remodeled/ refurbished  Extensive Parking  Reasonable rates  Dance Hall, 2500 sq. ft. Up to 300 per room  Reception facility, Up to 300 per room  Commercial Kitchen  Sound System available  New tables & chairs

City of Fortuna

3750 Harris Street, Eureka 707.445.3037 

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River Lodge Conference Center 1800 Riverwalk View Drive, Fortuna

Call for more information 707-725-7572

Christina Cornwell and Jeff Allender arrive at their western-style moonstone beach wedding. The couple exchanged vows just before sunset on August 26, 2012. Photo by Chris Tuite Photography

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Sewell Gallery Eureka, 269-0617, Six Rivers Brewery McKinleyville, 839-7580, Southern Humboldt Community Park Garberville, 923-2287, StrawHouse Junction City, (530) 623-1990,, 150 outdoor The Complete Look Salon and Bridal & Boutique McKinleyville, 839-6250, The Sea Grill Eureka, 443-7187, 50 indoor

Tish Non Event Center Loleta, 601-5995,, 200 indoor Trinidad Hall Trinidad, 677-0223,, 125 indoor Trinity River Farm Willow Creek, day (530) 629-3200,, evening (530) 629-3327 United Methodist Church of the Joyful Healer McKinleyville, 839-5691, Van Duzen County Park (Pamplin Grove) Carlotta, 445-7651, Wharfinger Building Eureka, 268-1973, wharfinger/default.asp, 140 indoor


in addition to your church clergy, rabbi, judges and favorite uncle

Alegria Sita Humboldt, 845-4998, Ann Forrest, Lovenote Nuptials Eureka, 496-1726, Custom Wedding Services, Teri & Richard Bradley Eureka, 443-3536, Dan Davis Arcata, 362-0186, Dana Hope, M.A. Humboldt, (800) 205-8292 More ➤

Merryman’ s Beach House ON




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OFFICIANTS Elizabeth Turk Humboldt, 499-6298, Judy Eaglewoman, Ceremonial Deva Arcata, 826-0825, Marla Joy Humboldt, 845-4307, Michelle White Eureka, 444-2927, Nancy Courtemanche Ferndale, 407-6968, Pat Grace Eureka, 672-3131, Reverand Dr. Katherine O’Connell Arcata, 502-7040, Steve Lundin, Pastor, Church of the Joyful Healer McKinleyville, 672-3797, Stuart Altschuler Ferndale, 786-9890, Sunny Nights Wedding Officiant Eureka, 319-9837,

Photo by Eyelight Photography

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Natalie adds charm to her parents’ wedding. Samantha and Craig heflin were married on Sept. 8, 2012 at AlderGrove Gardens.

Takiko D. Larson Redway, 223-0460, 986-7735, Tara Cooper Eureka, 444-2227 What We Need Is Love (Joellen Clark-Peterson) Humboldt, 223-6867,

Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

A beautiful full-service, eco-friendly venue in a private, pastoral setting. Indoor/outdoor space for up to 130 guests, commercial kitchen and a noncreedal spiritual atmosphere. Officiant available.


Golf and Country Club

If you’re planning a wedding...

Baywood Golf and Country Club offers the best from formal affairs to casual outdoor weddings. Taking note of every detail, Baywood provides flowers, hors d’oeuvres, gourmet meals, wonderful wines and wedding coordination, so you can relax on your special day! Call (707) 822-3686 x108 for more information or to have a tour of the venue!

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Consultants Beautiful Beginnings Humboldt, (808) 268-7568, Beautiful Day Event Coordination Humboldt, 362-9685, Caligreen Weddings Humboldt, 223-2162, Custom Wedding Services Eureka, 443-3536, 972-9123, D. Perkins Events Whitethorn, 986-7979, 499-3247, Gala Beleza Events and Weddings Humboldt, 845-4998, Humboldt Legacy Productions Eureka, 498-1717, Joyful Girl Events McKinleyville, (619) 742-1140, Once Upon A Time Eureka, 496-3811, More ➤ Ceremonies created from your “Very Own Love Story”

You’re engaged. Now choose the ideal location and will walk you down the aisle, officiate your ceremony, carefully plan your special day, and handle all the details.

w w w. R o m a n t i c V o w s . c o m


is based in Eureka, CA

(707) 499-6298

Butterfly Way

There are just too many church venues to list them all in here...

Small Weddings in the Butterfly House Officiant Available

please consult a Humboldt County phone book for a complete listing of religious venues of all faiths and denominations

Call for Booking (707)725-2424

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CONSULTANTS continued from previous page

One Fine Day Event Planning Hydesville, 834-5877, Party Place Eureka, 443-0833, Humboldt, 499-6298, S & S Events Eureka, 834-6460, The Complete Look Salon & Bridal & Boutique McKinleyville, 839-6250, Wallan Event Design Miranda, 223-2060, Weddings By Design Blue Lake, 668-4323, www.shirleyatkinsweddings


Arcata Stationers Arcata, 822-0527, Carl Johnson Co. Eureka, 443-4851, D-Shot Design Eureka, 496-1455, Joan Grytness Humboldt, 839-5313, Pacific Paper Co. Eureka, 443-3158, Printing Expressions Eureka, 443-9000, Scrapper’s Edge Eureka, 445-9686, The Central Office/The Copy Center Eureka, 444-3044, Weddings By Design Blue Lake, 668-4323, continued on pg. 17 ➤

“Remember when … you pulled out the Resolve? Or when you had to use the scissors? I sure do! And I wish I always had you near to take care of me like you did that day. Thank you for all the memories!”

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lettering and illustrations by lynn jones

By Josephine Johnson


small herd of adolescent boys, ranging from 8 to 16 and amped on Red Bull and Cheetos, charges into Promises Bridal and Formal Wear. In a few moments they will be fitted for tuxedos for their cousin’s wedding. White tuxedos. With the force of a stern-yet-doe-eyed camp counselor, store manager Amanda Beld takes control. “Whoa! Stop.” She demands through kindly parted lips. “Before we do anything, go to the back and wash your hands. Really wash them! No tuxedos until the hands are clean.” The boys return one by one to the fitting area, their raucousness reduced now to a dull roar, Beld remains in command, gradually transforming the Cheeto-chompers into sophisticated young men finely appointed in white satin cummerbunds and crisp black bow ties. So slick and handsome, they will make their mamas cry when the big day comes. In 2008, owner Linda Jo Alexander opened Promises Bridal and Formal wear at 2824 F St. in Eureka’s Henderson Center after having spent more than 20 years in the beauty biz. From selling women’s hair and make-up products to working for The Gap and Victoria’s Secret, Alexander gained hands-on know-how of how to

tell what’s hot and what’s not. Alexander knows women’s fashion. Her specialty? Wedding gowns. “The first thing I ask brides-to-be,” explains Alexander, “is have they tried on gowns before? And if they have, we talk about what they liked or didn’t like.” In fact, before any trying-on begins, Alexander consults with each bride to guide her in the direction of a dress that will hopefully accentuate her body and accommodate her budget. Quips Alexander, “If you’re not finding what you’re looking for, you haven’t tried on the right dress. It’s magic, when you find the right one.” How does a bride find her magic? According to Alexander the first trick is to recognize her body type and help her select gowns that make her look taller and thinner — “Even if she’s already tall and thin!” A wedding dress on the way to making magic will also appear to minimize her midsection. (“No woman has ever asked me to add 10 pounds to her waistline!”) Lastly, the perfect gown will make the bride’s hips appear how she wants them. Alexander points out that though some ladies prefer a slim-hipped silhouette, increasingly she works with women who are proud of their ample backsides, and they want to make sure their dresses don’t hide that ‘baby got back.’

TOP: linda Jo Alexander shows off A Maggie Sottero A-line, bubble hem gown at promises. photo by josephine johnson

right: josephine models a Maggie Sottero A-line gown. photo by linda Jo Alexander

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sleeveless is how most brides choose to do it. But what if your dream dress doesn’t hinge upon current trend and fashion? Perhaps you’ve been gifted your great grandmother’s turn-of-the-century underwear (think thin cotton strapless bathing suit). Maybe a friend gave you a silk Dupioni wedding gown from the 1980s. Perhaps a slew of fellow fabric aficionados collected scraps of high-quality silk, linen, and cotton just for you. If you’re a seamstress and designer like Mari Penley, this is where wedding gown magic departs, soars even from the path less traveled, where the do-it-yourself creative spark sizzles, ignites and takes flight. Shortly after her engagement in December 2011, Penley began designing her gown for an August 2012 wedding. Her aim was to create a dress that would not only be unique and tasteful but would also honor the sewing spirits of her grandmothers. As she began, Penley stitched her great-

above, left to right: Origin Design Lab and Buttons storefront. photo by josephine johnson

Mari in her original wedding gown design with husband Noah Penley. photo by a penley photography

Jodi Lee, an owner of Origin Design Lab, sews trim to a gown. photo by josephine johnson

grandmother’s undergarment into the interior of the bodice she designed, making it the literal and conceptual foundation of the gown. She then refashioned the Dupioni into a creamy-rich, strap-

less silk corset and dyed linen and cotton underskirts bright marigold and brilliant California poppy orange. When completed, the gown would be multiple layers of cream ruffles with orange and


For example, Alexander selects a gown and indicates that this, a strapless, A-line, bubble-hem gown, would accentuate the assets of a bride who is curvy, muscular and petite. The lack of straps would draw attention to the bust-line, while the A-line design draws in the waist and accentuates the hips, making the bride-to-be appear taller, thinner and — buxom. If a bride wanted to minimize her hips, a fullskirted ball gown would do the trick by accentuating her waist and neckline. This season, Maggie Sottero’s A-line gowns accented in lace are burning up the bridal path as are antique lace Enzoanie ball gowns. Cap-sleeves and illusion necklines also smolder. “Modesty, really, is the trend this year with much more lace at the neck and sleeves,” reveals Alexander. “I’m curious to see how this trend will play up here.” In Humboldt County, for those warm inland summer weddings, strapless and


portrait collar



sweetheart strapless


dress shapes

bateau or boatneck



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ball gown


marigold accents — up-cycle chic evocative of the Victorian era and a unique tribute to her family’s needle-and-thread matriarchs. An avid textile designer, seamstress, and up-cycler (one




ballerina high-low floor

who re-purposes and makes new designs from old clothing), Penley also belongs to the collective at Origin Design Lab (at 621 3rd Street in Eureka) where she created her dress. She doesn’t make wedding dresses professionally, but at Origin Design Lab she teaches the skills necessary for a fashion-forward, creatively-minded bride-to-be to do what she did. Once you have the skills, you have the Lab to make your dream dress come true. But maybe you don’t sew. You’re not a DIY-er. Yet you have an inspiration for a dress, or discovered an incredible vintage gown at Shipwreck that doesn’t quite fit. The elements and ideas are there — you can feel the potential, the magic tingle — but execution would be excruciating, nigh impossible. It’s time to talk to the ladies at Buttons, which shares space with Origin Design Lab. In June 2012 Margaret Wyles and Rosemary Price went into business together. They haven’t looked back. “One of the



Antique Since 1927

Corner of 3rd and E Sts. Old Town Eureka 707-442-2938 Buy•Sell•Trade

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advantages we have here,” says Wyles, “is that we have access to specialized machines, and we’re able to do things most tailors can’t on an individual machine.” From car upholstery to alterations and wedding dress creation, they do it. With more than a third of their business coming from wedding gowns and formal wear alteration, Wyles and Price are no strangers to the rigors of creating and fitting wedding dresses. OK, finally, while searching the vintage formal rack at Little Shop of Hers, it finds you — a pristine, fitted satin, WWII-era, soft peach floor-length gown resplendent with a hand-beaded sweetheart neckline. More than smitten, you’re enchanted. Its magic has you. Trouble is, it’s a size 4, and you’re an 8 with broad shoulders and D cups. But you want this dress. What to do? “We often update gowns and dresses by re-fitting the back of the dress with lacing,” explains Price. It’s a fairly easy fix that adds a romantic yet functional design element. By incorporating lacing into an existing gown, a bride can adjust the size and be comfortable and captivating in her delicate sweet-and-unique peach vintage gown. Finding that special wedding dress and fitting it to make your

The Vintage Bride Rosie Crossen, who lives and teaches in Trinidad, doesn’t have a brick and mortar store, but she is one of the country’s most reputable dealers in near-perfect vintage wedding gowns. Crossen knows the story of each dress and has sold many to brides in Europe and Australia. Find her gowns at

Margaret Wyles and Rosemary Price of buttons. “One of the areas we wanted to focus on was a lovely dressing room,” says Margaret. photo by josephine johnson

body a magical masterpiece can be a challenge. But whether you’re a DIY-er, a creative type in need of sewing support, or a more conventional bride wanting a gorgeous wedding gown, in Humboldt County we have lots of options. And, really, that’s all you need to get started. The magic will find you. •

Make your engagement

and wedding memorable with a gift

of love from Abraxas Jewelers. 425 Third Street • Old Town Eureka 707.443.4638 •

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photos by josephine johnson

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Jewelry Abraxas Ferndale, 786-4288 Abraxas Jewelers Eureka, 443-4638, Baroni Design Arcata, 822-8067, Bartow’s Jewelers Fortuna, 725-2351 Blue Belle Design Jewelry Arcata, 845-1335, Christina Anastasia Eureka, 442-1584, Ferndale Jewelers Fortuna, 725-4577 Fire Arts Center Arcata, 826-1445, Fred Meyer Jewelers Eureka, 442-4541, Heart Bead Arcata, 826-9577, Holly Yashi Arcata, 822-5132, James Darin Joaillier Eureka, 407-0524 James Darin Joaillier Fortuna, 725-9500 Kay Jewelers Eureka, 445-8481,

Kokopilau Eureka, 442-5893 McFarland Designs Loleta, 633-6340, Minkler’s Jewelry Design & Repair McKinleyville, 840-9633 Natural Selection Arcata, 822-6720 old town jewelers Eureka, 441-9244 Siggins Jewelry Eureka, 443-0100 Silva’s Fine Jewelry Ferndale, 786-4425, Sugarfoot and Co. Eureka, 442-7044 Talisman beads Eureka, 443-1509, Ten Window Williams Eureka, 442-2938 Whiplash Curve Eureka, 407-3520

owns & GAccessories

Alirose Boutique Eureka, 445-2727, Amerind Bay Clothing Company Eureka, 442-3042 angelica atelier Arcata, 834-1296, Bohemian Mermaid Eureka, 633-8431,

LENTZ DEPT. STORE children’s wedding fashions

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Country Chic Boutique McKinleyville, 840-9188, Fire Arts Center Arcata, 826-1445, GoLight Humboldt, 672-0888,, Lentz Department Store Ferndale, 786-4644, Oxana Designs Arcata, 616-5255 Promises Bridal & Formal Wear Eureka, 443-0814, Tailor Maid Eureka, 845-4439, The Complete Look Salon and Bridal & Boutique McKinleyville, 839-6250, The Vintage Bride Trinidad, Threadbare Dancewear Arcata, 822-7894,

Weddings By Design Blue Lake, 668-4323,,

lterations & A Cleaners Arcata Tuxedo Arcata, 826-2645, Buttons Eureka, 407-3527 Country Chic Boutique McKinleyville, 840-9188 Dezern’s Cleaners Eureka, 441-9553 Eureka Fabrics Eureka, 442-2646, (888) 469-6799, Lori Alto’s Alterations Humboldt, 822-8367 Marina Duncan Blue Lake, 668-5005 Oxana Designs Arcata, 616-5255

Country Chic Boutique Wedding and Formal Gowns Vintage, New and Gently Used 1549 City Center Rd., McKinleyville 707-840-9188

S ince 1991 Jacoby’s Storehouse • 791 8th St. • Arcata, CA 95521

707 826-2645 •

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Sew What Arcata, 822-1006 Silver Threads Sewing & Alterations Eureka, 442-0273 Stitches-N-Britches McKinleyville, 502-5294, Tailor Maid Eureka, 845-4439, The Sewing Room, Ixchel Carr McKinleyville, 633-5089, 498-1034,

Formal Wear

Alirose Boutique Eureka, 445-2727, Amerind Bay Clothing Company Eureka, 442-3042 Arcata Tuxedo Arcata, 826-2645, Bohemian Mermaid Eureka, 633-8431, Carl Johnson Co. Eureka, 443-4851, Country Chic Boutique McKinleyville, 840-9188




GoLight Humboldt, 672-0888,, Promises Bridal & Formal Wear Eureka, 443-0814, Tailor Maid Eureka, 845-4439, The Complete Look Salon & Bridal & Boutique McKinleyville, 839-6250, The Vintage Bride Trinidad, Tuxedo Den Eureka, 442-5915, Weddings By Design Blue Lake, 668-4323,,

Salons & Spas

Arcata core pilates Arcata, 826-0227, Allure Day Spa & Hair Design Fortuna, 725-0900,

Angela’s Beauty Boutique Eureka, 268-0750, B & B, The Color Salon Eureka, 444-2777, Beau-Monde Barber & Beauty Arcata, 822-6511 Beauty Connection Eureka, 443-2752 Beauty Stop Eureka, 442-4591, Berolina Hair Design Eureka, 443-8816 Blondies Arcata, 822-1076, Bloom Salon Arcata, 825-8987, Bonsai Arcata, 832-2866, Cal courts Eureka, 445-5445, 445-5442, Chumayo Spa Blue Lake, 668-0101, Cindy’s Styling Center Fortuna, 725-5820 More ➤


Bridal & Special Event Make-Up s Waxing & Facials s Spa Packages For Bridal Parties s Spa Manicures & Pedicures s Massage 2817 F Street, Eureka CA 95501 (707) 476-8141 North Coast Journal • Wedding & party Guide 2013


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City Barber Shop Eureka, 445-2340, Cutting Edge Arcata, 826-9034 Elke’s Total Image Eureka, 442-2017 Essential Elements McKinleyville, 839-7772, Eureka Spa and Hair Salon Eureka, 445-2992, Evolve eco salon Garberville, 923-1989, Fabulous Salon McKinleyville, 839-8399, Family Nails Eureka, 268-0638 Glow Clinical Skin Care And Body Boutique Eureka, 476-8141, Hair Unlimited Arcata, 822-3262, 442-0571 Healthsport Arcata, 822-3488 Fortuna, 725-3484 McKinleyville, 839-9800 Eureka, 443-3488 and 268-8220, Henna Body Adornment By Ildiko Trinidad, 845-8210, Humboldt Mobile Massage Arcata, 832-2929, www.humboldtmobile Imagine Eureka, 445-1998, Jade Dragon Medical Spa Arcata, 822-4300, Juniper Eureka, 445-5878, Kalos Salon & Gallery Arcata, 822-7756, Kristine, Hollywood Make Up Artist & Hairstylist Carlotta, 768-3677,

Lia’s Skin Care renewal Arcata, 822-6640, Like Nobody Else Ferndale, 786-9030 Linden and Company Salon and Spa Linden Tyler Glavich Eureka, 441-9428, Loving HandsInstitute of Healing Arts Fortuna, 725-9627, Makeup By Nutmeg Humboldt, (219) 306-0548, natural medicine on the plaza Arcata, 840-4754 N Style Eureka, 444-9279 North Bay Salon Arcata, 826-7990, Orange Cup Coral Salon & Spa Eureka, 499-2638, Panache Arcata, 825-7729, Parker’s Beauty Bar McKinleyville, 840-9976,, Platinum Studio Eureka, 476-8100, www.platniumstudio Polished Nails Arcata, 822-1399, Pure Makeup Boutique Eureka, 442-9200, Redwood Aesthetic Medicine Eureka, 442-2088, www. Ric’s Hair Color Salon Arcata, 822-BEST (2378), Rocky’s Barber Shop Eureka, 443-5557 Sacred Bodies Pilates And Dance, Susie Kidd Eureka, 268-0437, Sanford’s Eureka, 444-0968 Scandals Salon Eureka, 442-7700

Shear Image Fortuna, 726-9000 Soul to Soul Spa Arcata, 822-7685, Studio 3 Hair Salon Arcata, 826-2643 Tangles Fortuna, 725-6341 Taoreiki Holistic Services On-Site Massage Arcata, 825-8554, The Complete Look Salon Bridal & Boutique McKinleyville, 839-6250, The Spa At Personal Choice Eureka, 445-2041, Trinidad Massage & Day Spa Trinidad, 677-9225, Vanity Eureka, 442-8980,


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check list

Twelve to nine months before

NINE to SIX months before

● Propose ● Announce engagement ● Determine the type of wedding you want, setting, size and degree of formality. ● Select a date and time. Consider time of day, as this affects formality and catering choices. ● Select a location for the ceremony, taking into consideration season and weather. Book a reception site. ● ● Consider having a web page. ● Determine who will officiate the ceremony. ● Set an initial budget and decide who is contributing. Decide how expenses will be shared. ● Shop together for rings. Appraise and ● insure the engagement ring. ● Determine guest list size. ● Select and book a caterer, photographer, videographer and/or wedding planner. Determine wedding attendants. ● Choose your colors; they will affect your ● flowers, invitations, attire, linens and cake. ● Choose your bridal gown and headpiece. ● Select and book entertainment for reception as well as music for ceremony.

● Announce your engagement in the newspaper. ● Send out “Save the Date” cards. ● Choose dresses and accessories for bridesmaids and flower girls. ● Start compiling names and addresses of guests. ● Begin your bridal registry. ● Maintain records of all gifts received and send thank-you notes immediately for shower gifts. Wedding gift thank-you notes should not be mailed until after the wedding. ● Select florist. ● Begin shopping for men’s attire. For out-of-town groomsmen note that their local formal wear shops will often take measurements as a courtesy.

SIX to FOUR months before ● Select and order invitations. ● Plan honeymoon. ● Help mothers select and coordinate their dresses. ● Ensure that all bridal attire has been ordered. ● Begin shopping for trousseau. ● Check requirements for blood test and marriage license.

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● Discuss where you will live after the wedding. ● Experiment with hair styles and makeup. ● Select baker and order wedding cake.

FOUR to TWO months before ● Arrange transportation, limousines, horse and carriage, vans, etc. ● Choose and reserve men’s wedding attire. ● Start addressing invitations and announcements. Invitations should be mailed six weeks prior to the ceremony. Design a map to direct guests to the ceremony ● and reception site for an insertion with the invitations. ● Arrange accommodations for out-of-town attendants and guests. ● Plan and collect information packets with maps and brochures for out-of-town guests. ● Confirm all details with your hired professionals. ● Confirm ceremony details with your officiant. ● Arrange rehearsal details.

TWO weeks before

● Plan rehearsal dinner. ● Purchase accessories such as ring pillow, toasting goblets, guest registry. ● Plan attendants’ parties. ● Make appointment with your hairdresser and makeup artist. ● Schedule final fitting. ● Schedule attendants’ final fitting. ● Finalize honeymoon plans. ● Have physical exam.

ONE month before ● Get blood test and marriage license. ● Have your final dress fitting. ● Have formal bridal portrait done. ● Have final fitting for wedding attendants. ● Select gifts for wedding participants. ● Purchase gift for fiancé(e). ● Have attendants’ parties. ● Finalize rehearsal dinner details. ● Decide menu for reception. ● Purchase a going away outfit.

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● Arrange to have names changed on driver’s license, social security card, etc. Finish addressing announcements to be mailed ● the day of your wedding. ● Contact guests who have not responded. ● Pick up rings and confirm that they fit. ● Meet with your photographer and decide on special photos you want taken. Meet with videographer and decide on special ● events or people your want videotaped. ● Meet with entertainer and determine music to be played during special events (i.e., garter/ bouquet toss, cutting of cake, first dance, parents’ dance, etc.) ● Continue writing thank-you notes

on the DAY ● Remain calm and relaxed. ● Eat well. ● Don’t forget the rings and marriage license. ● Start dressing 1 1/2 hours before the ceremony. ● If pictures are taken prior to the ceremony, the entire wedding party needs to be dressed and ready 2 hours before the ceremony. Mail wedding announcements and thank-you ● notes. ● Have music start 30 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. ● Have ushers seat guests upon arrival. ● Have groom’s parents seated 5 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony. ● Have bride’s mother seated immediately before processional. l

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lettering by lynn jones

On the hands of the bride and groom.

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Grouped with the bride’s shoes.

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Nestled in the bride’s bouquet or a table centerpiece.

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‘Brooch’ing the Subject

DE IN SI es Venu y s Jewelr xedoe s & Tu Gown rs Flowe ries Bake More… And

Bouquets made of brooches are HOT this year! DIY or have someone do it for you ­— resources can be found locally and all over the Internet. You can find individual brooches and pins at thrift, second-hand and vintage stores, online or in family and friends’ jewelry stashes.

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LEFT: “A brooch bouquet can last forever and display a part of the bride’s heritage long after her wedding,” Says Suzy Haggerty, owner of floral company Suzy Haggerty Designs in Bayside. she arranged all the flowers, including the brooch bouquets for Stacey margetts and Adrian farrell’s wedding. They were married Sept. 29, 2012 at larrupin café in Trinidad. see their brooch-adorned cake on page 31. photos by eyelight photography.



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Spirals of rose petals by Flora Organica Designs grace the aisle for Stacey Nilsen and Justin Walker’s ceremony, July 7, 2012 at the Ingomar Club. photo by Flora Organica Designs

Abernathy’s Eureka, 444-0221 Bella’s Blossom, Jasmijn Kozlowski Eureka, 498-1717,, Blüme Eureka, 834-1494, Country Living Florist Arcata, 822-8967, Eureka Florist Eureka, 443-4811, Flora Organica Designs Arcata, 826-0603, Flowers Etc. Arcata, 822-5562, Fortuna Florist Fortuna, 725-1133, Garcia’s Florist Fortuna, 725-6792, Jazmijn Kozlowski Designs Humboldt, 498-1717,, Mary Hana’s Flowers Eureka, 497-6271, McKinleyville Ace Home and Garden Centers McKinleyville, 839-1587 Meadowsweet Floral Designs Arcata, 497-8921, www.meadowsweetfloraldesigns North Coast Grower’s Association Farmers’ Markets Arcata & Eureka, 441-9999, Orchids For The People McKinleyville, 840-0223, Passion Flowers Ferndale, 496-5189,

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lettering by lynn jones.

By Josephine Johnson


hould you go with that zingy Italian meringue butter cream or the tried-and-true cream cheese frosting? What about that design idea and re-creating your Uncle Ross’s dairy barn on the top tier? Perhaps then fondant’s the better option? Fondant — not nearly as tasty as chocolate sour cream ganache. Chocolate sour cream ganache! And what about the cake — vanilla, chocolate, strawberry or carrot? Don’t forget, your niece and her boyfriend are vegan, and Aunt Valerie’s family are ALL vegetarians. Organic or conventional? Gluten-free? So many variables, so many options. Just thinking about wedding cakes could make a couple mental. But on the North Coast we’ve a bounty of bakeries and independent confectioners who can help manage details before those bewil-

leah ritter of Ramone’s shows off her finished creation. inset: 1. Leah covers the top layer of the cake with buttercream frosting, using a turntable and an offset spatula. 2. After placing the frosted layer on the base and adding fabric ribbons, she applies delicate spirals with a piping bag. 3. she then adds roses and stephanotis flowers that were made ahead of time. 4. Leah goes back in with the piping bag for the final details. This takes a keen eye and a steady hand. Photos by drew hyland

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dering options melt into wedding cake madness. Ramone’s is one of the community’s most recognized and respected local cake bakeries known for consistent quality and wide variety. They can bake an elegant single layer cake from scratch with a touch of fresh local flowers, or they can go six tiers high with a show of bright fondant geometries and delicate accent piping. In 1982 Berit Meyer opened the original Ramone’s Bakery in Old Town, Eureka, and now there are five locations throughout northern Humboldt. Meyer has been perfecting Ramone’s signature pastries and cakes for 31 years and until two years ago, she was the bakery’s primary wedding cake creator. As things got busier, especially after opening the newest location at 2297 Harrison Street in Eureka, Meyer knew she was going to need assistance. She hired Leah Ritter who would gradually take over the wedding cakes. Ritter’s no stranger in the kitchen. The daughter of a professional baker and cooking instructor, by age 5 Ritter had memorized her mother’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. When she was 10, she took a cake decorating class through Lake County 4-H. And that’s when she knew what she wanted to do: bake and

decorate. At 30 Ritter is now the head wedding cake decorator at Ramone’s Bakery and Café. “Basically, we have a ‘never say no’ policy,” says Meyer as she and Ritter sit looking at their wedding cake portfolio. That policy extends to cake recipes and ingredients as well as style and design. Typically, Ramone’s bakes its cakes from scratch using conventional ingredients, but they also do sugar-free, vegan and local organic options. Recently, Meyer and Ritter discovered a non-wheat flour blend of rye, amaranth and tapioca. The women are eager to experiment with gluten-free recipes. Ritter designs with a sharp eye and talented hand. She can work from magazine images or other photos. Or she can pull it straight out of her head. She points to a four-tiered cake with icing designed as water cascading over each layer. A rapid blue and white river breaks around miniature boulders and redwoods. “That was fun,” Ritter muses, “The couple didn’t have a photo, just ideas of what they wanted and things that were important to them, and this is what I came up with. They were pleased.” Lingering over the portfolio pages, Meyer recalls a wedding at Red Alder picnic site in Patrick’s continued on next page ➤


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Point State Park. “I had baked and decorated 100 individual, 2-tiered cakes. I should have had extra hands when I delivered them that day,” she chuckles. At the park she also had to cover the picnic tables with butcher paper, place fresh strawberries on each cake, and make sure a fully-stocked cooler with mini-champagne bottles was ready at the site entrance. But then the wind kicked up ripping the butcher paper from its staples and wresting pine needles from their boughs. Ravens and jays jeered and swooped. Meyer persevered. When the wind relented, she says, “I re-papered the tables, and shoo-ed the birds and other critters until I heard the wedding party coming. Then I slipped into the van and headed back to the bakery.” Humboldt local Stacy Chatfield started Verbena Cakes in 1998 after graduating from the Culinary Institute of America in Napa Valley. She’ll never forget her first wedding cake, the one she made while still a student at CIA. Her friends were getting married at the Arcata Veterans Hall. Her only verbal reassurance from them: that everything would be ready for her to bake in the kitchen. “When I got there, all they had was a 5 pound bag of flour, and I had less than 24 hours to pull it together,” remembers Chatfield. She scrambled to get the necessary utensils and sent her husband to get the rest of the ingredients. After a full day and night of baking, building and frosting, Chatfield delivered the five-tiered, fresh red rose bedecked cake on time to elated newlyweds. “That first cake taught me almost everything I need to know to be successful at this,” proclaims Chatfield, “that detailed and clear communication from the beginning will make a cake, or any project, much easier to

ABOVE: detaILED NOTES FOR A CAKE TAKEN BY STACY CHATFIELD OF VERBENA CAKES. RIGHT: Stacy Chatfield made this paisley cake modeled after fabric the bride used in the table decor. the wedding took place outdoors in Trinidad. Photos courtesy of stacy chatfield

manage from start to finish.” These days, Chatfield asks her clients to complete a contract that requires contact information for the bride and members of the bridal party, the florist, the caterer; it requires the location of the cake — inside, outside, beneath a tent, in a barn? She requires this information so that she can remain at the top of her game, because when she isn’t baking wedding cakes, she’s teaching culinary arts at Fortuna High School, or she’s catering local events and parties. She’s a busy lady, and that clear contract is key to keeping everything straight. Chatfield bakes conventional and organic cakes. She prefers buttercream and cream cheese frostings, modeling chocolate, and marzipan, though she does work with fondant if a client requests it. “I learned how to make modeling chocolate in culinary school. It’s similar to a rolled-out Tootsie Roll and works great as a decorating medium.” One client brought Chatfield a piece of pink and blue paisley fabric and asked her to match the pat-

tern for their cake. She covered the cake in modeling chocolate and then fashioned paisley replicas from marzipan, a pliable dough made of almonds and sugar. Though Chatfield has delivered cakes to numerous tucked away Humboldt ranches, even tree houses, she’s never gotten lost. The drive to the destination is one of her favorite parts of the job. She grew up in Arcata and loves the county’s great trees, ocean and valleys. “Sometimes I get stressed about getting a cake out on time, but when I’m driving through the redwoods, I am soothed and thankful to work and live in this great place.” Sarah Hart never thought of herself as a baker or wedding cake maker, though she’s always loved making cakes and special desserts for friends and family. In fact, when she graduated from Humboldt State in 2004 with a bachelor’s in fisheries, she was focused on a career at Monterey Bay Aquarium. But then she took a cake decorating class at Michael’s. And another. And, says Hart, “I found I really,

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above: this shell covered lemon cake created by sarah hart of calla lily cakes had raspberry filling. The outside was covered in white modeling chocolate, and the shells were made of chocolate and hand painted. Photo by sacred images photography


really liked creating cakes, that I have a knack for constructing them.” Soon, she was crafting birthday cakes for relatives, and friends kept her busy with special requests. Then, three years ago she took on her first wedding cake. The challenge: Create a fourlayer cake; drive it to Hayfork in 90 degree summer heat; load it on a golf cart; drive it over a suspension bridge and then assemble it; make frosting adjustments in a utility barn. Hart did this. On her first wedding cake. It was a success, and soon after, Calla Lily Cakes was born.

Stacey Margetts and Adrian Farrell were married sept. 29, 2012 at Larrupin Café in trinidad. their cake was made by Stephanie Baldwin.

Carrie Long and Nick Mitchell were married at their Garberville ranch on June 30, 2012. Their cake was another made by Stephanie Baldwin.

Photo by eyelight photography

Photo by L&M Photography

Hart uses organic ingredients in all of her cakes and colors her own fondant. Plus, she makes from scratch peanut butter buttercream, Bavarian cream, and chocolate ganache. Of her recent creations, the chocolate seashell cake is a signature fave. It’s decorated gracefully in white fondant, accented with white and milk chocolate shells she’s cast herself. Luminous sugar pearls punctuate the cake’s elegance. She’s also tried her hand at cake pops, a recent trend in bridal cake fashions. Says Hart, “Those are a treat to look at and a good way to use cake scraps.”

Now she’s taking business courses and has entered the Economic Fuel contest at Humboldt State. She’d like to win seed money to establish a kitchen space for her cake business. If she successfully jumps through all the hoops and convinces the judges, she could win as much as $25,000 for Calla Lily Cakes. What a sweet win and that would be — yum! So, what will it be? Buttercream, marzipan, Italian meringue? Organic and gluten-free? Maybe there are myriad options, but they don’t have to drive you nuts. We’ve a veritable candy store of confectionary possibilities on the North Coast, so go ahead pick your favorite flavor, dive in, and let the professional cake makers manage the mayhem! •

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Bakeries Arcata CakeWorks Arcata, 496-8836, Baked in Humboldt Fernbridge (Fortuna), 725-3701 Boujie Baking Co. Arcata, 840-4748, Brio Breadworks & Café Arcata, 822-5922, 822-0791, Calla Lily Cakes Eureka, 601-6905, Cherry Blossom Pastry Shop Eureka, 443-0576 Mity Nice Bakery Eureka, 444-2999 Molly’s Mom Bakes Rio Dell, 764-3174,

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North Coast Bakery Arcata, 826-2706, Ramone’s Bakery & Cafe Arcata 826-1088, Eureka 442-1336, 445-2923, 476-0401, McKinleyville 839-3383, Ray’s Food Place Arcata 822-0188, Eureka 442-9261, Fortuna 725-3835, Garberville 923-2279, McKinleyville 839-4413, Willow Creek (530) 629-2457, Sweet Bird Baking Co. Arcata, 496-7634, Teri’s Custom Catering & Cakes Eureka, 444-8791,

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Vellutini Baking Co. Eureka, 442-1522 Verbena Catering Arcata, 822-7260,


3 Foods Café Arcata, 822-WISH (9474), A Taste Of Class Eureka, 496-6133 Abruzzi Arcata, 826-2377, Alex Begovic, Chef/Caterer Eureka, 616-5548, Alma’s Mexican Food Arcata, 822-1200

Catering by Avalon tempts Faye Zierer at her reception at the Bayside Grange. Faye was wed to Jordan Krause on April 7, 2012. The couple later celebrated with cake from Café Brio and danced into the evening with music by NightHawk. photo by JJT photography

Arcata Theatre Lounge Arcata, 822-1220, Avalon Eureka, 445-0500, Banana Hut Eureka, 444-3447, Baywood Golf & Country Club Arcata, 822-3686, Benbow Inn Garberville, 923-2124,

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AShlee byrd enjoys her reception with catering by Dorris and daughter. Ashlee married her husband brendan at rosina vineyard in Redcrest. photo by muir adams photography

Brett Shuler Fine Catering Arcata, 822-4221, Carmela’s Mexican Restaurant Arcata, 822-5200, McKinleyville, 839-2435, Cassaro’s Catering Arcata, 822-8009, CC Market & Deli Rio Dell, 764-2941 Cher-Ae Heights Casino Trinidad, 599-0101, Classic Catering McKinleyville, 839-1730, Comfort Of Home Catering McKinleyville, 822-1781, Cove Restaurant Shelter Cove, 986-1197

Cutten Inn Eureka, 445-9217, Dorris & Daughter Catering Co. Scotia, 764-5338, 267-5097 Emerald Catering Company Humboldt, 834-1933, Eureka Natural Foods Eureka, 442-6325, Folie Douce Arcata, 822-1042, Fork in the Road Catering Eureka, 445-9588, Fourth Street Market Arcata, 822-1127 Hotel Carter Eureka, 444-8062,

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Brett Shuler guests of laura and nat shears were treated to artfully presented dishes by savory thyme. The couple was married at Fieldbrook Winery on Aug. 25, 2012.

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Michelle Miller Fine Catering McKinleyville, 205-7239, Moonlight Catering Fortuna, 725-3254, Moonstone Grill Beach House Trinidad, 677-1616, Ms. M’s Catering Arcata, 845-3225,

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Murphy’s Market Deli Arcata (Westwood) 822-0411, Cutten 443-7388, Glendale 822-2271, Sunny Brae 822-7665, Trinidad 677-3643, Natures Serving Arcata, 326-9803, Obento Sushi Eureka, 268-1298 Outlaw Kitchen Bayside, (707) 672-9838, Pachanga Mexicana Eureka, 442-2587 Perfect Palate Fortuna, 725-3129, Ramone’s Bakery & Cafe Arcata 826-1088, Eureka 442-1336, 445-2923, 476-0401, McKinleyville 839-3383, Ray’s Food Place Arcata 822-0188, Eureka 442-9261, Fortuna 725-3835, Garberville 923-2279, McKinleyville 839-4413, Willow Creek (530) 629-2457, Red Lion Hotel Eureka, 445-0844, Rita’s Café & Taqueria Arcata 822-1010, Eureka 476-8565, 443-5458, Riverbend Cellars Myers Flat, 943-9907, Roy’s Club Eureka, 442-4574

delightful plates served by Mrs. M’s catering for shawn and brittany McCurdy’s reception at the wharfinger building in eureka. photo by muir adams photography

S&S Events Eureka, 834-6460, Savory Thyme Eureka, 444-2266 Six Rivers Brewery McKinleyville, 839-7580, Smokin’ Moses Trinidad, 943-9943, Spoon’s at the Co-Op Arcata 822-5947, Eureka 443-6027, Sweet Basil Catering Eureka, 207-1088, Sweet Bird Baking Co. Arcata, 496-7634, Teri’s Custom Catering & Cakes Eureka, 444-8791,

The Queenwah Palace (Katherine Long) Trinidad, 677-0470 Tomo Arcata, 822-1414, Uniquely Yours Catering by Elizabeth McKinleyville, 834-2732, Wildberries Wild Platter Café Arcata, 822-5211, more ➤


e offer fabulously

flavorful food, with

an innovative flair to

delight all your senses. An artful presentation uses fresh herbs and

flowers to accentuate the splendor of the season.

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ineries & W Breweries

Fiesta Catering 707-601-6784 707-601-7749

Rita’s is here to serve all of your off-site food needs. Whether you would like full service catering, appetizers, a lunch buffet or trays of your favorite items, we have you covered. We also offer custom packages and dishes for any size group. Make your event a fiesta with Rita’s and call us today! Full bar and banquet facilities also available.

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2 Doors Down Eureka, 268-8989, Briceland Vineyards Redway, 923-2429 Cabot Vineyards Orleans, (530) 469-3397, California Custom Cellars Arcata, 822-2882, Coates Vineyards Orleans, (530) 627-3369, Curtis and David Winery Arcata, 822-5633, Dogwood Estate Winery Salyer, (530) 629-3750, Eel River Brewing Co. Fortuna, 725-2739, Elk Prairie Vineyard Myers Flat, 943-3498, Fieldbrook Winery Fieldbrook, 839-4140,

Frog Alley Cellars Ferndale, 786-4353 Levenpence Cellars Carlotta, 768-2090 Libation Arcata, 825-7596, Lluvia Winery McKinleyville, 840-0705 Lost Coast Brewery and Café Eureka, 445-4480, Lost Coast Vineyards Petrolia, 629-3671 Mad River Brewing Co. Blue Lake, 668-5680, Moonstone Crossing Winery Trinidad, 845-5492, Myrtlewood liquors and John’s Cigars Eureka, 444-8869 Old Growth Cellars Eureka, 444-2333, Oliveira Winery Arcata, 822-3023, Persimmons Garden Gallery and Wine Tasting Redway, 923-2748,

Redwood Curtain Brewery Arcata, 826-RCBC (7222), Restaurant 301/Carter house Eureka, 444-8062, Riverbend Cellars Myers Flat, 943-9907, Robert Goodman Wine Arcata, 826-9463, Rocky’s Ridge Vineyard Blue Lake, 601-0899 Rosina Vineyard Redcrest, 722-4331 Sentinel Winery Willow Creek, (530) 629-2338 Six Rivers Brewery McKinleyville, 839-7580, the wine spot Eureka, 497-6236, Trinity Valley Vineyards Arcata, 822-7094 Violet Green Winery Bayside, 445-8679, Whitethorn Winery Whitethorn, 986-1658 Winnett Vineyards Willow Creek, (530) 629-3478,

usic & M Entertainment 707 Trinidad, 677-0200,, Humboldt’s Premier Party Band Absynth Quintet Humboldt, 476-8173,, 70’s Funk & 80’s Rock Angel Fargas Humboldt, 442-9213,, guitar; Latin, flamenco and classical Austin Alley and the Rustlers Arcata, 223-2825, rock, country and blues Back in the Daze Eureka, 443-0310, backindadaze, classic rock, oldies, dance Bay Area Music Connection Eureka, 442-2022,,, sound and talent Bayou Swamis Humboldt, 845-4307,, Cajun/Zydeco dance music Bayside Brass quintet Humboldt, 443-2626,, classical, pop, jazz

Bear Winkel Humboldt, 443-8810, classical, jazz, classics, piano and bass duo BellyDance and fire art by megz madrone Humboldt, 832-8973, Belly Dancing by Shoshanna and redwood raks dance studio Arcata, 616-6876, Blue Angel Burlesque Humboldt, Bon Swing Humboldt, 362-6034, authentic gypsy swing of DJango Reinhardt Bossa Nova Baby Humboldt, 499-1878,, Bossa Nova jazz/originals Bradley Dean Humboldt, 832-7419, old rock, country, blues, original Cadillac Ranch Humboldt, 601-3861 Ceremonial Trumpet Humboldt, 722-1955, www.ceremonial., baroque and romantic music for weddings Ceremony Sound Humboldt, 677-0200, erichann@hotmail. com, professional sound services for wedding ceremonies and receptions Chubritza Humboldt, 443-5836,, East European and folk dance Clean Living Humboldt, bluegrass Compost Mountain Boys McKinleyville, 839-3779, 599-5456,, bluegrass Country Pretenders Humboldt, 822-8354,, old time country Dance with Debbie Eureka, 464-3638, Darius Brotman Humboldt, 826-1496,, pianist, jazz solo or combo Dave Wilson Humboldt, 407-0444, 599-2521,, classical guitar and jazz trio Dee Hemingway-Entertainer Humboldt, 267-6476,, Jazz, Motown and more Delta Nationals Eureka, 834-5938,, classic American dance music, swing, rock ‘n’ roll, soul, country Dixie Ketayne and the Cosmic Union Humboldt, 496-9671,, pop, classical, klezmer


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Dogbone Eureka, 442-1419, dogbonemusic, song2dance2@humboldtmail. com, feral jazz, rock Dr. Cheryl and Mr. J Humboldt, 822-5622,, acoustic duo, jazz, pop, country Dr. Squid World Headquarters Humboldt, 444-2220, drsquid, oldies, rock, disco, dance music Duncan Burgess and Amanda Gray Humboldt, 822-3128,, guitar and vocals duo, jazz standards, rock and swing Fabulous Bluejayz Humboldt, 499-0568,, guitar, bass and vocal duo w/blues harp, blues, jazz standards and originals Falling Rocks Humboldt, 768-3336,, vintage country, swing and blues

Full Moon Fever Arcata, 497-4362, Tom Petty tribute Genevieve Trimarco, Solo Violinist Arcata, 616-0444,, classical, pop, variety George Mooney Humboldt, 223-0681, Solo acoustic guitar, solo violin, etc. Good Company Humboldt, 443-6889, goodcompanyceltic@, Irish, Scottish, folk, classical Horn Band Humboldt, 822-3128,, swing style, old jazz big band, perfect for dancing Issa Stemler Humboldt, 840-9514,, piano, organ, accordion Janky Mallets Samba Humboldt,, drums Jenifer Breeze Band Humboldt,, gospel, soul, acoustic rock Jill Petricca Humboldt, 445-2613, jillpetricca@, solo or assorted group, combinations of classical and jazz Jimi Jeff & the Gypsy Band Humboldt, 496-6049,, old school funk, soul, Hendrix, Prince, blues, R&R John Ludington AND Andrea Zvaleko Arcata, 601-9034, folk/pop Judy Phillips, Harpist Humboldt, 845-6110,, easy listening and celtic Julie Froblom & Mary Deandreis Humboldt, 442-7712, flute and violin duo, Baroque, classical and more Kathe Lyth Humboldt, 441-1592,, original Celtic harp in varied styles, commissions accepted Kenny Ray & the Mighty Rovers Humboldt, 768-3336,, roots country and big band swing Kevin Roland Humboldt, 444-8946,, piano singer/songwriter

exhilaration at Jennifer Jenkins and David Kuzsmar’s november wedding. photo by arcata photo studios

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La patina band Humboldt, 601-1965,, semi-acoustic Americana, guitars, stand-up bass, fiddle, small drum kit Landfall Performances Humboldt, 826-2961, custom vocals by Seaila Les Conversations Galantes Humboldt, 845-1788,, violin duo Lost Coast Marimba Band Whitethorn, 986-7341, Magic Moments Bayside, 822-9639, live vocals and instrumentals Magnolia Humboldt, 441-1458, 822-6169,, all styles Marla Joy & Mike Conboy Humboldt, 845-4307,, jazz flute/guitar duo Matthew Cook Humboldt, 826-2919,, pianist, all styles Meadowood String Quartet Humboldt, 442-0689, classical music for all occasions Nice ‘N’ Easy Humboldt, 443-8810, easy listening dance music, traditional swing NightHawk Miranda, 943-1913,, rock/dance Northcoast Brass Ensemble Northern Humboldt, 822-7917, 822-3610,, brass quintet: traditonal, classical, jazz Ponche! Humboldt, 923-3449,, AfroCuban salsa Roadmasters Eureka, 442-1954, Roddy Ross Humboldt, 839-1854, solo violin or bagpipe Ruben Diaz Humboldt, 826-7403,, jazz, blues, Latin solo or combo Samba da Alegra Humboldt, 499-1591, Samba na Chuva Arcata, 839-3403,, Brazillian Sambamore Humboldt, 499-1591,, drums

photo by chris tuite photography

guests enjoy an evening of Fiery entertainment at Leah Lanzi and Skyler Poe’s wedding last july at Mattole Camp and Retreat Center in Petrolia.

Swing Set with Donna Landry Eureka, 443-9056, swing/rhythm & blues Synrgy Arcata, (602) 628-9320,, reggae The 24/7 Jazz Trio Eureka, 677-9070, The Bret Harte Breakers Arcata, 616-0444,, Folk, pop, bluegrass The Bucky Walters Arcata, 825-9657, 497-4607, (619) 339-3568, bluegrass, old time, stringband The Jim Lahman band Eureka/Arcata, 499-9031,, Blues, swing, funk and some classic rock The Living Rooms Humboldt, 826-7711,, acoustic eclectic The Nucleus Arcata, 497-4362, funk rock jam band The Sidekicks Humboldt, 443-6108, 442-0074, folk/blues, harmonic ballads The Sound Pedaler Arcata, 826-0454, 498-8638, sound equipment


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Too Funny Rainbow Creations Humboldt, 496-8537,, children’s face painting & activities Tribal Fire Fusion Humboldt, 498-0421,, firedancing and bellydancing Trombones @ 4 Humboldt, 443-2626,, classical, pop, jazz/swing Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens Humboldt, Vintage Rock N’ Soul Humboldt, 441-8701,, rock, funky Motown and soul Violin & Piano for all Occasions Humboldt, 725-9375, completely portable Wally Cooper Humboldt, 822-4716,, jazz pianist Zumba Dance Eureka, 845-4307,, Latin dance fitness for everyone Zuzu’s Petals Humboldt, 826-5438,, piano and bass jazz duo

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Seabury Gould Humboldt, 444-8507,, guitar, flute, vocals, piano Sean’s Shadows Humboldt/Trinity, 825-0937,, shadow puppet theater for children Shantaram the Magician Arcata, 498-8600 SqueezeBug Humboldt, 443-4424,, European bistro music St. John and the Sinners Eureka, 822-5103,, blues/classic rock, Cream and Fleetwood Mac tributes Steel Standing Humboldt, 845-5702,, Steel pan ensemble, traditional to modern Striped Pig String Band Humboldt, 845-9524,, old time and square dance Subito Music Ensembles Humboldt, 445-2613, Amadeus to Zappa, flute and saxophone duos, trios, etc.

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Accurate Productions Inc. McKinleyville, (866) 402-7462 Allstar Entertainment DJ Eureka, 444-0505, Audio Xl Eureka, 498-1738 DJ Dub Cowboy aka Mixmaster Krushington (MXMSTR KRSHN2N) Humboldt, 834-4701,, Top 40, Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae and Electronica DJ Gump Humboldt, (925) 705-1983, DJ Hal Eureka, 834-4568, DJ Itchie Fingaz Arcata, 616-8444, DJ KeV Eureka, 444-8946,, all music styles DJ Pete Myer Blue Lake, 668-5751, DJ Stir Fry Willie Hydesville, 845-0838, Live Sound Co. Eureka, 444-0131, Party Time DJ & Karaoke Humboldt, 832-3167 Power Drive Sound Company Eureka, 442-6650, TJ the DJ Eureka, 498-1738 Universal Balance Productions Arcata, 840-9874,

Bruce Paz Video Productions Humboldt/Del Norte, 443-4411, (330) 503-2574, Chad Johnson Videographer Humboldt, 822-0970, ChadWork1, DK Creative MEDIA Eureka, 845-5737, Magnetic Video Productions Eureka, 601-4123, Mahalo video Humboldt, 599-8974, Mercy Me Productions Eureka, 845-8701, Pro Shot Video / live sound Eureka, 444-0131, Romantic Wedding Videos Barbara A Domanchuk Media Humboldt, 768-1738, Shenandoah FILM and video Eureka, 445-1221,


Acme Fotos Arcata, 407-7626, Amy Kumler Photography Eureka, 223-1455, Anna Page Photography Eureka, 834-4534, Arcata Photo Studios Arcata, 825-1061, B. King Photography Arcata, 476-0678, More ➤

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Beti Webb Trauth Humboldt, 840-0111, Carol Niles Photography Fortuna, 725-7905, Catch-Light Photography/ Elizabeth Mackay Eureka, 444-2601, Chantele Leatherwood photography Humboldt, 629-3400, Chris Tuite Photography Humboldt, 616-5559, Christina Russ Photography Eureka, 443-2095, Danalynn Photography Eureka, 822-5555, David Forthoffer Photography Eureka, 502-9119, Dawn Photography Arcata, 633-5349, Delightful Eye Photography Eureka, 407-5883,

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L&M Photography Eureka, 442-6650, Leon Villagomez Wedding & Lifestyle Photographer Eureka, 494-7872, Lost in the Redwoods Eureka, 932-5286, Mark Mckenna Photography Eureka, 616-5189, Mercy Me Productions Eureka, 845-8701, Morgan Photography Arcata, 616-8150, Muir Adams Photography Eureka, 502-2468, Paul Swenson Photography Arcata, 822-7684, Photographic Memories, Douglas C. Beck Eureka, 834-4646, Rick Gustafson, Fine Art Photography Bayside, 476-8268, Rose Mountain Photography Bayside, 502-4086,

DK Creative Media Eureka, 845-5737, Estella Hughes Photography Humboldt, (707) 499-8919, Eva York Photography Arcata, 834-7992, Eyelight Wedding Photography Arcata, 822-8273, Forget Me Not Photo Eureka, 499-3256, Heartstrings Family Photography Eureka, 498-4196, 443-7955, Humboldt Divas Eureka, 443-2095, Humboldt Photo Eureka, 269-7080, Humboldt Photography Eureka, 444-9434, Imagination Studios Fortuna, 725-3478, JJT Photography Eureka, 362-1737, Kristen O’Connor Photography Southern Humboldt, 616-7593,

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Sacred Images Photography Eureka, 601-3451, Sarah Albin Photography Fortuna, 496-3715, Shaun Walker Photography Eureka, 616-4494, Shenandoah Film and video Eureka, 445-1221, Suit and Ty Photography Humboldt, 497-9719, Sunny Nights Photo Booth Eureka, 319-9837, Swanlund’s Eureka, 442-4522, Tina’s Photography Eureka, 442-0914,

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Travel Agencies AAA Travel Eureka, 444-1000, All Out Travel Eureka, 443-9908 Dalianes Eureka, 445-3245, 443-2778, KC Travel Petrolia, 629-3400, Premiere Travel Services Weaverville, 530-623-4567 Travel Time Garberville, 923-3836

imos & L Transportation A Better Choice Limousine Eureka, 442-5500 C & C Limousine Hydesville, 768-3120,

Cae Transport Eureka, 445-4907 Cher-Ae Heights Limo Service Trinidad, 599-0118, City Cab Humboldt Humboldt, 442-4551, Classic Rides Bride Service Eureka, 442-9213,

Humboldt Limousine LLC Eureka, 444-LIMO (444-5466),, Old Town Carriage Company Eureka, 608-588-4638, Xtreme Limousine Ferndale, 725-3858,,

Lodging & B&Bs Abigail’s Elegant Victorian Mansion Eureka, 444-3144, Arcata Stay Arcata, 877-822-0935, Benbow Inn Garberville, 923-2124, MORE ➤


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Bonanza King Resort Trinity Center, (530) 266-3305, Campton House Eureka, 443-1601, hotel-eureka-california-CA611 Carter House Inns/and Restaurant Eureka, 444-8062, Cornelius Daly Inn Eureka, 445-3638, Eagle House historic Victorian Inn Eureka, 444-3344, Eureka Inn Eureka, 877-552-3985, Gingerbread Mansion Ferndale, (707) 786-4000, Hotel Ivanhoe Ferndale, 786-9000, Inn of the lost coast Shelter Cove, 986-7521, Iris House Eureka, 445-3638, Lost Whale Inn Trinidad, 677-3425, Peaceful View Vacation Rental Ferndale, 786-9890, Quality Inn Arcata Arcata, 822-0409, Red Lion Hotel Eureka, 445-0844, Redwood Coast Vacation Rentals Trinidad, 834-6555, Ripple Creek Cabins Trinity Center, (530) 266-3505, (510) 531-5315,, Trinity Alps Wilderness Area

His or hers? Stacy Wolf and Eric Bentler enjoy a playful moment on their wedding day, Aug. 4, 2012, at Cookson Ranch. photo by carrie Mayfield photography

Rose Court Cottage Arcata, 822-0935, Sandy Bar Ranch Orleans, (530) 627-3379, Scotia Inn Scotia, 764-5338, Shaw House Ferndale, 786-9958, Ship’s Inn B & B Eureka, 443-7583, StrawHouse Big Flat, (530) 623-1990, Ten Bear Cabins Somes Bar, (530) 469-3413, The Tides Inn Shelter Cove, 986-7900, Trinidad Bay B&B Trinidad, 677-0840, Turtle Rocks Oceanfront Inn Trinidad, 677-3707, Victorian Inn Ferndale, 786-4949, Waterfront Bed & Breakfast Eureka, 444-1301 Worthington House Inn Blue Lake, 668-1889,

Gifts & Registry Ace Hensel’s Hardware Arcata, 822-2965 Adventure’s Edge Arcata, 822-4673, Bed, Bath and Beyond Eureka, 441-1114, Bella Baskets Eureka, 444-2823, 1-877-445-0152, Blacksmith Shop Ferndale, 786-4216, Bubbles Arcata, 822-3450, Carl Johnson Co. Eureka, 443-4851, Christina Anastasia Eureka, 442-1584, Ferndale Arts Gallery Ferndale, 786-9634, Fine Art By Lisa Marie Waters Arcata, Fire Arts Center Arcata, 826-1445,, Fortuna River Lodge bridal faire Fortuna, 725-7572,

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Gift Registry and so much MORE... ON THE PLAZA ARCATA


Furniture Design Center Eureka, 442-6300, Garden Gate Arcata, 822-2156 Going Places Eureka, 443-4145, Good Relations Eureka, 441-9570, Himalayan Rug Traders Eureka, 268-8268, Home Interiors Blue Lake, 668-5335, Humboldt Divas Humboldt, 443-2095, Kohl’s Eureka, 442-4279, Kokopilau Eureka, 268-0324 Linen Closet Eureka, 268-0900, Living Styles Eureka, 443-3161, McKinleyville Ace Home and Garden Center McKinleyville, 839-1587, Mirador Glass McKinleyville, 839-0909, Moore’s Sleepworld Arcata, 822-9997, Moore’s Sleepworld Eureka, 444-BEDS (2337), Natural Selection Arcata, 822-6720 Oak World Discount Furniture Eureka, 444-8081, Ohana Organics Bayside, Pier 1 Imports Eureka, 443-4438, Pierson Building Center Eureka, 441-2700,

Plaza: Be Inspired Arcata, 822-2250, Pleasure Center Arcata, 826-1708 Sears Eureka, 441-2900, Shipwreck Eureka, 476-0991, Steven’s Engraving Eureka, 834-2654, Stuff ‘N’ Things Eureka, 442-5096, Sweet Temptations Eureka, 269-2639 Target Eureka, 442-0201, U-Name-It Engraving Eureka, 444-3332

isc. & M PARTIES A O’Kay Juggling Clown Willow Creek, 499-5628, Angelo’s Pizza Parlor Eureka, 444-9644 Arcata Recreation Department Arcata, 822-7091, Babe’s Pizza Eureka, 442-3839, Big Pete’s Pizzeria Eureka, 441-1151, Blue Lake Recreation Department Blue Lake, 668-5932, Blue Moon Gift Shop Garberville, 923-2632 Bounce-A-Palooza, Bayshore Mall, Eureka, 444-8488, Butterfly Way Fortuna, 725-2424,, live butterfuly release

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Coming Attractions Movie Theatres Arcata & Eureka, Cyber City Laser Tag Eureka, 444-0977, Cypress Grove Arcata, 825-1100,, ultimate goat cheese cake Desserts On Us Arcata, 822-0160, Diane’s Sweet Heat Habanero Jams McKinleyville, 839-2919, Discovery Museum Eureka, 443-9694, Drakes Glen Creations Arcata, 825-7788,, gourmet chocolates E&O Bowl McKinleyville, 825-9160 El Buen Gusto Market Eurek, 445-8031, Fortuna 725-8880 Eureka Recreation Department Eureka, 441-4241, Fabric Temptations Arcata, 822-7782, Fabulous Tip Top Eureka, 443-5696,, Gentleman’s Club Face Painting Humboldt, 599-5341, Far North Climbing Gym Arcata, 826-9558, Flips For Kids Gymnastic Center Eureka, 445-0450,

Fortuna Recreation Department Fortuna, 725-7620, From Mild to Wild Romance Parties Humboldt, 834-3587 Good Relations Eureka, 441-9570, Harbor Lanes Eureka, 443-4533, HennaYat Humboldt, 845-8210, Home Run Batting Cages Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Eureka, 443-3154, Jump Co. McKinleyville, 496-5562 Jump Start Gymnastics Eureka, 443-1725 Kilby Kountry Pony Parties and Petting Zoo Eureka, 616-6722, Konaloha Coffee Humboldt, 496-1942,, 100% kona coffee Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Eureka, 445-3712, McClellan Mountain Spring Water Samoa, 268-0254, McKinleyville Recreation Department McKinleyville, 839-9003, parks-recreation Nedra Johnson M.F.T. Eureka, 269-0413, marriage and family therapist Norman’s Dry Cleaners Arcata 822-3570, Eureka 442-2527, Fortuna 725-9003 One Fine Day Hydesville, 834-5877,

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Origin Design Lab Eureka, 497-6237, Palco Pharmacy Scotia, 764-3591, Parasol Arts Eureka, 268-8888 Partrick’s Candy Eureka, 442-0382 Partylite Candles AND Accessories Eureka, 834-0757, Pretty Pony Parties McKinleyville, 839-3576, Redwood Mini Golf Rio Dell, 764-2500 Redwood Sewing Center Eureka, 444-9662, Simmons Natural Bodycare Bridgeville, 777-1920,, gifts, party favors, special spa treatments The Wine Spot Eureka, 497-6236, Venlo Chocolates Eureka, 445-8015, Western Acts Show Eureka, 442-0115 Willow Weaver Arbors Vines Bamboo & Floral Arcata, 444-9304, World Fusion Belly Dancing Humboldt, 832-8973, Zumba Dance Party Humboldt, 845-4307

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