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Ceremony & Reception Sites Name




Site Fee



Adeline’s Acres 20 Red Apple Lane, Wapato 509–877–0900 See ad on page 41



Max. 300

$1,000 to $2,000

Off-site; kitchen available

Country setting with view of Mount Adams, surrounded by apple orchard.

Ahtanum Youth Park 1000 Ahtanum Road, Union Gap 509–248–0434


Indoor, Outdoor


Starting at $500

Off-site; kitchen available

Secluded, quiet and semiprivate.

Akin Center Theatre 2610–A W. Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima 509–248–2787 509–248–9623



Max. 120



Theater-in-the round seating; theater lighting and sound system; intimate setting.

American Homestead 5872 State Route 410, Naches Chinook Pass 509–658–2514


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 250



Weekend rental includes use of rustic event center. Camp sites and log cabin also available.

Apple Tree Resort 8804 Occidental Ave., Yakima 509–966–5877 See ad on page 33


Indoor, Outdoor

75-120 indoor; outdoor unlimited

$1,000 to $3,500; call for details.


Manicured golf course; clubhouse features picture windows and deck.

Bradley House 1711 Birchfield Road, Yakima 509–469–6401


Indoor, Outdoor



On-site Off-site

Remodeled Victorian bed and breakfast; landscaped garden with stone waterfall.

The Capitol Theatre 19 S. Third St., Yakima 509–853–8000



120–250 reception; Max. 1,500 audience in theatre.

Starting at $480

On-site Off-site

Elegant banquet room; landmark theater rental available. 4th Street Theatre also available. Call for details.

 ascade Garden C 5704 W. Washington Ave., Yakima 509-966-3744 See ad on back cover.


Indoor, Outdoor


$900 to $3,500

Off-site; serving kitchen available

Private garden setting; beautiful lodge and dressing room; lots of shade; cozy lodge for fall/winter.

Celebration Hall 1212 W. Lincoln Ave., Yakima 509-453-0535



Off-site; kitchen available

Convenient, central location; completely remodeled; plenty of parking; dancing allowed until 2 a.m.

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Seated 95 Standing 140

Outdoor 300+


Max. 280

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Ceremony & Reception Sites Name




Site Fee



Chandler Reach Vineyards 9506 West Chandler Road, Benton City 509-588-8800


Indoor, Outdoor


$2,250 to $4,500

Preferred caterers

Tuscan-style villa overlooking vineyards.

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 1507 N. First St., Yakima 509-248-7850


Indoor, Outdoor


$350 to $1,050


Several ballrooms; outdoor Vineyards Courtyard.

Ellensburg Quality Inn & Conference Center 1700 Canyon Road, Ellensburg 509-925-9800 800–321–8791




Starting at $500


Various spaces available; small and large receptions; on-site equipment available, champagne fountains, cake service; fullservice venue.

Fontaine Estates Winery 141 Rowe Hill Drive, Naches 509–972–8123


Indoor, Outdoor




Gorgeous view of vineyard and Naches Heights; rural setting, just 5 miles from Yakima.

Fruitvale Grange 2908 Castlevale Road, Yakima 509-452-8804


Indoor, Outdoor



Off-site, kitchen available

Accessible, one-story building with adjacent park; no alcohol; flexible decorating and clean-up schedule.

Gardner Hall (Chelminar Grotto) 204 S. 46th Ave., Yakima 509-965-9839



Max. 120


Off-site, full kitchen

Convenient, affordable location; easy to decorate; wet bar and fireplace.

Gemstones Leisure Hall 801 Grandridge Road, Grandview 509-882-3450


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 250

Starting at $1,200

Off-site; kitchen available

Newly remodeled, elegantly decorated facility with controlled lighting; beautiful landscaping; ample parking. Full-service packages available.

 arman Center H 101 N. 65th Ave., Yakima 509-575-6166


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 225


Off-site; kitchen available

Residential neighborhood; beautiful lobby with fireplace; plenty of parking.

Harvest Hall 915 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton 509-494-2009


Indoor, Outdoor

White tables and chairs for 100; Max. 110


Off-site; warming kitchen

Warm, refurbished church in harvest hues; large deck; dressing room; disabled accessible; dance floor.

Hilton Garden Inn 401 E. Yakima Ave., Yakima 509-454-1111



Max. 200

Full-service site; $30–$50 per person


Full-service site, includes wedding planning. New meeting room (Rainier Room) can hold up to 60 people in rounds.

Holiday Inn 802 E. Yakima Ave., Yakima 509-494-7000


Indoor, Outdoor

10–120 indoor; Max. 60, outdoor.

Full-service site; $25-$45 per person


Newest full-service hotel in Yakima; convenient downtown location; secured parking.

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Ceremony & Reception Sites Name




Site Fee



Howard Johnson Plaza 9 N. Ninth St., Yakima 509-452-6511 See ad on page 9



Max. 300

Full-service site; $20–$40 per person


No-hassle planning; two beautiful ballrooms; honeymoon suite with Jacuzzi tub.

Hyatt Vineyards Winery 2020 Gilbert Road, Zillah 509-829-6333



Max. 300



Picturesque wine country setting.

Kittitas Valley Event Center Ellensburg 509-962-7639




Up to $300 daily


14 buildings, including popular Teanaway Hall with built-in sound system, commercial kitchen and pond for photos; ample parking.

Le Château 15 N. Naches Ave., Yakima 509-853-1060 See ad on page 35


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 350

$600 to $1,500

On-site; Off-site

Elegant, spacious setting with garden courtyard.

Le Jardin 3301 Lucy Lane, Zillah 509-833-0374 See ad on page 49



Max. 700

$1,600 and up


View of Mt. Adams and Mt. Rainier. Features pathways and water features. Ample parking.

Lower Naches Grange 1800 Old Naches Highway, Naches 509-969-8987



Max. 366

$550 to $750

Off-site; kitchen available

Two-story building next to Gleed Park; hardwood dance floor; tables and chairs included.

 air Farm-Taki M 330 Mellis Road, Wapato 509-877-4051


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 350



Scenic setting; pond with island gazebo.

Maison de Padgett Winery 2231 Rosa Drive, Zillah 509-829-6412


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 400



Elegant setting; European-style gardens; bridal cottage available.

Maryhill Museum of Art 35 Maryhill Museum Drive, Goldendale 509-773-3733


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 150



A gem on the banks of the Gorge; romantic chateau and gardens.

Mighty Tieton Warehouse 608 Wisconsin Ave., Tieton 509-494-2009 See ad on page 27



$1,300 to $1,800

Off-site; warming kitchen

Two large rooms feature high ceilings, excellent for staging; good acoustics; lots of dance space and parking; free time the day before for decorating and set-up.

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Ceremony & Reception Sites Name




Site Fee



Raspberry Hills Event & Wedding Center 48th Ave. & Nob Hill Blvd., Yakima 509-494-9555 See ad on page 22


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 150

$1,500$1,900; $6,000 inclusive package

On-site; Off-side; kitchen available

Newly remodeled event facility with hardwood ballroom, crystal chandeliers; safe location, ample parking.

Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center 607 E. Yakima Ave., Yakima 509-248-5900 See ad on page 55


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 240



Beautiful sun room; full restaurant.

River Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant 295 Golf Course Loop, Selah 509-697-8323 See ad on page 47


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 106, indoor; 250, outdoor.


On-site catering

Beautiful facility, surrounded by greenery; handsome wood bar; easy planning.

St. Joseph Mission at Ahtanum 17740 Ahtanum Road, Yakima 509-966-0865


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 64 inside, unlimited outside


Off-site, outdoor kitchen

Must be Catholic to marry in historic chapel; park weddings open to the public.

Sawyer House 160 Lombard Loop Road, Wapato 509-452-2612 See ad on page 45


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 250

$5,000 includes tables, chairs, linens and tableware

Off-site; full kitchen

Gorgeous 1930s home surrounded by orchard, with English gardens by Garden Girl; grand piano; fireplaces and bars inside and out.

The Seasons Performance Hall 101 N. Naches Ave., Yakima 509-453-1888 See ad on page 29



Max. 450 for ceremony; 100 for sit-down dinner

$1,000$1,500, includes tables and chairs

Off-site; kitchen/ warming area available.

Church-like facility with stunning architecture and acoustics. New renovations to backstage reception room.

S elah Civic Center 216 S. First St., Selah 509–698–7300



Max. 350


Off-site; kitchen available

Large facility with plenty of parking.

Silver Lake Winery at Roza Hills 1500 Vintage Road, Zillah 509-829-6235


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 50, indoor; 300, outdoor.


Off-site, On-site

Gorgeous view; voted one of the most romantic venues in Washington.

Springwood Ranch Party Barn, Thorp 509-964-2156


Indoor, Outdoor

250 inside, Max. 400

$29.95 per person, includes catering; 100 min.

On-site, open-pit barbecue with choice of entree

Beautiful, casual ranch setting, open May-October; rustic semiopen barn with dance floor.

Spring Creek Homestead 3209 Tacoma St., Union Gap 509-469-0493


Indoor, Outdoor

150 barn, 500 more outdoor, 250 reception in barn, 500 outdoor reception

$1,500$2,550, without or including tables and chairs

On-site; off-site

Beautiful historic country setting with tree-lined creek and vast lawns. Complete package with wedding consultant. Opens June 1, 2011 (reservations open Jan. 4).

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The renovated Center may be rented by private persons and by organizations for large and small meetings. •Business Meetings •Weddings •Rehearsal Dinners •Parties •Special Events, etc. •Receptions


For information see our website For available dates, please contact:

Diane 509/248-1263

Linda Chaplin-Orozco

Branch Manager – 509.965.5158

Lori Seligmann

Loan Officer – 509.965.5264

Angie Giussi

Loan Officer – 509.965.5151

Tara Essman

Loan Officer – 509.899.4043

Heather Lee

Loan Officer – 509.965.5159

Melissa Wheeler

Loan Officer – 509.965.5152

Aldo Alcala Branch Assistant


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Ceremony & Reception Sites Name




Site Fee



State Fair Park 1301 S. Fair Ave., Yakima 509–248–7160


Indoor, Outdoor


Starting at $1,200

On-site, Off-site

Variety of settings; plenty of parking.

Terra Blanca Winery and Estate Vineyard 34715 N. DeMoss Road, Benton City 509–588–6082


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 300


Off-site; preferred caterers

Beautiful facility with vaulted ceilings, natural stone, arched windows; landscaped lawns set amidst vineyards; dedicated coordinator.

Terrace Heights Civic Center Social Hall 4011 Commonwealth Rd., Yakima 509–248–1263 See ad on page 53



Max. 150


Off-site; kitchen available

Renovated building with hardwood floors; beautiful views; convenient location with on-site parking.

Terrace Heights Grange 3701 W. Birchfield Road, Yakima 509-453-1178 509-945-2209



Max. 200

$700 (variable to event)

Off-site; kitchen available

One-story building; stage, hardwood dance floor; tables and chairs included.

 ineHeart Winery V 44209 McDonald Road, Prosser 509–973–2993



Max. 100

Wine purchase


Glorious view of the Yakima Valley.

Whistlin’ Jack Lodge Chinook Pass 509–658–2433 800–827–2299


Indoor, Outdoor


$2,500 to $5,000, depending on catering

On-site, no food option.

Riverside patio; beautiful forest setting along the Naches River.

Woman’s Century Club 304 N. Second St., Yakima 509–453–3921 See ad on page 19


Indoor, Outdoor

Max. 200

Starting at $135

Off-site; kitchen available

Historic Craftsman home; wraparound porch; upstairs ballroom; hardwood floors.

Yakima Area Arboretum 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima 509–248–7337 See ad on page 8


Indoor, Outdoor


$325 to $1,895

Off-site; kitchen available

Park-like setting with water features, nice courtyard; rose gardens, Japanese gardens, waterfall, pond with 30’ fountain.

Yakima Convention Center 10 N. Eighth St., Yakima 509–575–6062


Indoor (Outdoor available in October)


$225 to $5,200


Great customer service; large facility with ample free parking.

Yakima Valley Museum 2105 Tieton Drive, Yakima 509–248–0747






Beautiful art deco–style room.

Yakima Valley Sportsmen Association (Pomona Gun Club) 441 Pomona Road, Yakima 509–453–1872



Max. 400

$650, plus deposit.

Off-site, kitchen available

Private location with easy access; large open room can be divided; ample parking.

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Wedding packages available for every price range Beautiful Garden Terrace Solarium Gazebo for outdoor ceremonies On site catering Wedding coordinator to attend to every detail 9,000 square feet of flexible space Honeymoon Suite Special guest room rates for out of town guests

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Ad Index Alterations Candy’s Alterations 4811-1/2 Tieton Drive Yakima 509-966-0591 See ad on page 53

BEAUTY & HEALTH Belu Design Salon 32 N. Second St. Yakima 509-965-1731 See ad on page 8 Cascade Esthetics & The MakeUp Boutique Elena Reyes 3003 Tieton Drive, Ste. 310 Yakima 509-225-4555 See ad on page 51 Femina Beauty Valley Mall Union Gap 509-452-2920 See ad on page 57 Planet Sun Tanning 901 W. Yakima Ave., Ste. 5B Yakima 509-248-9891 See ad on page 25 Salon Latour 3908 Creekside Loop, Ste. 110 Yakima 509-575-8952 See ad on Inside Front Cover

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Shannon Elizabeth Waxing Studio 1701 Creekside Loop, Ste. 130 Yakima 509-453-5889 See ad on page 5 Yakima Athletic Club & YAC Fitness 2501 Racquet Lane 2500 Business Lane Yakima 509-453-6521 509-574-0711 See ad on page 39 Yakima Vein Clinic Yakima Surgical Associates Dr. Tekchand Tanwani 1005 Walnut Ave., Ste. 205 Yakima 509-452-1607 See ad on page 3 Wink Eyelash Studio 412 S. 48th Ave. Yakima 509-961-1699 See ad on page 13

CAKES & DESSERTS Christie’s Cakes 1015 S. 40th Ave., Ste. 22 Yakima 509-961-5430 See ad on page 41

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Shirley’s Cakes 10 Echo Court Yakima 509-966-4082 See ad on page 45


Buttercream Dreams Selah 509-941-9987 See ad on page 22 C & L Catering 805 Braeburn Court Selah 509-969-5265 509-480-2084 See ad on page 29 Cascade Catering 13321 US Highway 12 Naches 509-653-1896 See ad on page 49 Catering Creations by Toni A division of 2 Busy 2 Cook 6002 Summitview Ave. Yakima 509-969-0048 See ad on page 25

CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITES See listings on page 46

DECORATING & RENTAL SERVICES The Blossom Shop 2416 S. First St. Yakima 509-453-0369 See ad on page 29

Cynthia’s Custom Decorations Yakima 509-453-6969 509-949-3458 cynthia-custom-decorations@ See ad on page 47 Just Ask Rental 1722 Morgan Road Sunnyside 509-837-3737 See ad on page 42 Rent-a-Tent 207 S. First St. Yakima 509-453-1167 See ad on page 33

DJ SERVICES Tequila Productions Sunnyside 509-391-9874 See ad on page 10

EVENT PLANNING Breathtaking Weddings & Event Planning Yakima 509-969-3383 See ad on page 15 A Midsummer Night Catering & Event Planning 608 Pickens Road Yakima 509-910-2223 See ad on page 42

Unveiled by Melinda Yakima 509-480-9652 See ad on Inside Back Cover

FAVORS & ATTENDANT GIFTS Cobblestones 3715 River Road Yakima 509-457-4540 See ad on page 33

FINANCIAL Sterling Savings Bank 4802 Tieton Drive Yakima 509-965-5150 See ad on page 53

FLOWERS Blooming Elegance Yakima 509-945-4221 See ad on page 35 Design Artistry Yakima 509-577-9253 See ad on page 27 John Gasperetti’s Floral Design Westpark Shopping Center 4001 Summitview Ave., Ste. 2 Yakima 509-972-2670 See ad on page 11

Melia’s Floral 1015 S. 40th Ave., Ste. 22 Yakima 509-965-4055 See ad on page 41 Shopkeeper 3105 Summitview Ave. Yakima 509-452-6646 See ad on page 19 Weaver Flower Co. 303 Prospect Place Moxee 509-452-9079 See ad on page 51

FORMAL WEAR & ACCESSORIES Lin Paul’s Bridal and Tuxedos 101 N. Third St. Yakima 509-248-6191 See ad on page 21 Steve Goodwin The Haberdasher 811 W. Yakima Ave., Ste. 105 Yakima 509-248-9862 See ad on page 37

GIFT REGISTRY CC Ltd. Westpark Shopping Center 4001 Summitview Ave., Ste. 9 Yakima 509-965-5397 See ad on page 11

Cookie Cutter, Etc. Westpark Shopping Center 4001 Summitview Ave., Ste. 18 Yakima 509-965-0606 See ad on page 25



Dunbar Jewelers 4100 Summitview Ave., Ste. 100 Yakima 509-457-5113 See ad on page 17

Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 1507 N. First St. Yakima 509-576-4905 See ad on page 15 Howard Johnson 9 N. Ninth St. Yakima 509-452-6511 See ad on page 9 Red Lion Hotel Yakima Center 607 E. Yakima Ave. Yakima 509-454-2459 See ad on page 55

INVITATIONS & STATIONERY Julie Chaddock Yakima See ad on page 39 Yakima Bindery 310 E. Chestnut Ave. Yakima 509-453-7115 See ad on page 51

Bergeron Jewelers 3418 Summitview Ave. Yakima 509-575-1107 See ad on page 55

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WEDDING SHOWS After the Rock 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 16, 2011 Yakima Convention Center See ad on page 7 Central Washington Bridal Show 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30, 2011 Yakima Sundome 509-731-7914 See ad on page 4

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The Story of Us

spencer & hilary moore

Married: July 10th, 2010 Ceremony & Reception: Apple Tree Golf Course How he proposed: “We were supposed to have a night in and watch movies, and so he was supposedly putting in ‘Iron Man,’ and instead it was a movie all about us, with pictures and stories that he made. At the end of the movie it said, “Go get dressed up baby, I’m taking you out.” We ended up driving to the Arboretum, where he took me out to the pond and got on one knee and … dropped the ring in the dirt. Which we then searched for in the dark, but I let him know my answer was yes! Photo by Christel Clear

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Not pictured Tina Ring

Relax and enjoy your important day at the largest full-service day spa in Yakima.

• On-site Bridal Services • Brazilian Blowout Certified • Manicure & Pedicure • Designer Cuts & Styles

• Microdermabrasion • Coloring & Foiling • Eyelash Extensions • Teeth Whitening • Massage Therapy • Full-body waxing (PIP & Accident) • Accomodation for large • Bare Escentuals Make-up Bridal Parties

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Show off your beautiful legs!

It’s important to look and feel good about yourself on your wedding day. That’s why you shouldn’t let ugly spider veins stop you from showing off your beautiful legs on your joyous occasion.

The Yakima Vein Clinic offers an out patient, non-invasive procedure that has a revolutionary removal technique that requires virtually no recovery time. This procedure allows you to go back to work the very same day.

Call the Yakima Vein Clinic office of Dr. Tekchand Tanwani, Board Certified in phlebology today at 509.248.6080 or visit us on the web at for a consultation. – 1005 W. Walnut Ste. 205 • Yakima For a consultation call (509) 248-6080


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Signature Eyebrow Design Itsy Bitsy Bikini Wax Brazilian Wax

Face and Body Waxing Microcurrent Facials European Facials

Microdermabrasion Cosmetics Haircare Products Custom Jewelry

Make your wedding day extra special with:


featuring: Swarovski Crystal Beads



Creekside Business Park 1701 Creekside Loop, Suite 130 • Yakima, WA

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Peterson-Gray wedding, p. 30 Stone Castle Photography

Contents Valley Brides & Grooms: 24 LisaRene Schramm & Brad Schilperoort 28 Lisa Olson & Jay Deloza 30 Kadee Peterson & Kyle Gray 38 Amber Cayabyab & Jeffery Cowman 58 H  ilary & Spencer Moore

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12 Letter to Readers 14 Popping the Question Creative marriage proposals and one staffer’s romantic request. 18 Ring Shots! The “ring shot” is the trendy “must-have” photo ... take a look at some Valley photographers’ gorgeous examples. 23 Tips from our Readers Read sage advice from Yakima Valley Bride’s Facebook followers. ON THE COVER Our model Jessi McGill in Maggie Sottero gown, courtesy of Lin-Paul’s. Thank you to the following businesses for their assistance with the cover: Hair accessory also courtesy of Lin-Paul’s. Bouquet courtesy of Melia’s Floral. Jessi’s makeup and hair by Diana Bouchey at Salon Latour. Also, thanks to Leslie Lubrano for style assistance. And thank you to Eileen Weresch-Doornink and Renee Holwegner of Cascade Garden, the location for the photo shoot. Photograph by George May. Lin Paul’s: 509-248-6191 Salon Latour: 509-575-8952 Cascade Garden: 509-966-3744 Melia’s Floral: 509-965-4055

46 Venues A comprehensive list of Ceremony and Reception Sites to tie the knot and host a party. 56 Ad Index Directory of our advertisers to help you plan. See a complete list of resources at


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Yakima Area Arboretum “Your Premiere Wedding Spot”

Indoor and Outdoor Facilities Have Your Ceremony in the Beautiful Japanese or Rose Gardens

1401 Arboretum Drive

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Strategic Product Development Manager Robin Salts Beckett Special Publications Writer Scott Klepach, Jr. Product Designers Sarah Button Amber Byers Marketing Manager Shannon Glessner Interim Ad Services/ Prepress Manager George May Ad Services Marlys Bound, Sarah Button, Linda Cole, Stephanie Jewett, David Olden, Susan Rapp Prepress Lorenz Leppert, Francisco Magaña, Leigh Maxwell, Carlos Mendez Ad Makeup Missy Crawford, Alisa Oram Retail Sales Manager Cal Blethen National Retail Sales Carmela Solorzano Retail Sales Sandra Aguilar, Kelly Baker, Shannon Cruz, Shawna Giles, Gaibrielle Hauff, Teri Ilenstine, Jessi McGill, Janna VanBuskirk Classified Advertising Manager Lisa Kime Outside Classified Sales Jim Rosseau, Karen Schwartz Inside Classified Sales Courtney Crutcher, Carol Howard, Terri Meeks, Theresa Rosseau, Joana Valencia Advertising Assistants Debbie Hansen, Leslie Lubrano, Lisa Parker Publisher Sharon Prill Vice President of Sales James E. Stickel Operations Director Rick Oram Finance Director Wendie Hansen Circulation Director Ann Craven Online Director Matt Pferschy Accounting Office Diane Sims Manager Credit Manager Aviva Beach Packaging Center Manager Terry Johnston Human Resources Manager LeticiaGonzales

Yakima Valley Bride, Spring • Summer 2011 Published semi-annually by Yakima Herald-Republic. 114 North Fourth Street, Yakima WA 98901-2707

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onveniently located in the heart of downtown Yakima, the Howard Johnson Plaza hotel is ideal to celebrate your special day. Our hotel offers a complete package to make your wedding the event of a lifetime. From a girl’s weekend, using one of the local day spas in town, to the rehearsal dinner and wedding of your dreams; we make your wishes become a reality!


nforgettable - your experience will begin with our experienced catering professionals; they will handle every detail of your special day. From beginning to end our team will take care of every aspect to make certain your day is truly a memorable experience. Next our culinary team will customize your wedding menu to suit your every desire. Our wedding and reception space features over 8,000 sq. ft. of flexible banquet space that can accommodate up to 300 people – including an outdoor pool area in the summer months. • 172 spacious guest rooms, including 3 luxury suites • Outdoor Pool & Jacuzzi • Flexible banquet space that can accommodate up to 300 people • On site expert staff can refer and coordinate services such as Bakery, Florist and Entertainment • Custom Catering Menus


emories, it’s the most exciting time of your life – You deserve enchantment and magic. Moreover you’re entitled to peace of mind when crafting your celebration. With our experience and commitment to deliver the finest weddings and receptions, you can rest assured that every detail will be expertly and thoughtfully handled.

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letter to readers D

ear brides (and grooms!) to be: If you’re reading this, you’re very likely somewhere in the process of planning a local wedding: congratulations! A new year always brings change, and for many this involves tying the knot, or at least making the first step in that direction with an engagement. This issue of Yakima Valley Bride covers topics on each end of the wedding spectrum. As always, we are featuring weddings of local couples, so you can get an idea of the “look and feel” of a Yakima wedding. The pictures are all gorgeous — you won’t be disappointed! — and we hope they can help you figure out what’s right for you and your significant other. We’ve expanded some of the wedding stories this time around so you can enjoy each couple’s process from getting engaged to getting hitched. We also have some wedding tips from people who have been through the whole process before (many worth serious consideration). Rings have remained powerful symbols for various milestones, and they represent

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the commitment and love that comes with marriage. With that in mind, we’ve provided examples of creative marriage proposals along with an array of “ring shots” to inspire you to create innovative ideas and put them into action during your own romantic day. Make sure to take a look at our comprehensive list of ceremony and reception sites, starting on page 46, which lists all the information you need when starting your quest for location. There’s also an ad index on pages 56-57 that contains more resources for your planning. Don’t forget our HUGE list of resources on, too. We’re always looking for ideas for future editions, so if you’d like to send the story of your wedding, please do! Just email, and your fantastic day might be the next one we feature. Cheers and best wishes, Yakima Valley Bride staff

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Cmarriage reative proposals text by scott klepach, jr. photo by kira baron


was October 11, 2002, and my girlfriend Kimberly and I were celebrating our third anniversary as a couple. I booked a room at the Four Seasons Olympic Hotel in Seattle. That Friday we were heading to see the traveling Broadway version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. We arrived in Seattle early that afternoon and dined at the hotel’s luxurious restaurant, The Georgian. With what seemed like the entire wait staff catering to our every culinary wish, I felt like we were one step away from them singing Be Our Guest right at our table. It wasn’t during dinner that I popped the question; instead, I had something else in store for her. A limousine picked us up after our multi-course dinner, and Norman, our limo driver, was in on the

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whole thing. By now it was getting dark as he drove us around to see downtown Seattle, the waterfront, and a glittering glimpse of the Space Needle. The big moment was now at hand. As we cruised down the road to Paramount Theatre, Norman announced nonchalantly, “Let’s take a look at the coming attractions.” I tried to sound casual as I replied, “Oh, OK.” Several trees blocked the front of the theater, but as we pulled closer, I watched as Kimberly scanned the sizable marquee in front. Its intense light penetrated nighttime Seattle with the simple yet profound question: “Kimberly, Will You Marry Me? Scott.” At this point, I heard her sharp intake of breath, and that was my cue to swoop down on my knee in front of her on the

floor of the limousine, and present her with the open green Dunbar Jewelers box containing her engagement ring. After several choked-up attempts, she managed to say yes to me. It took her some time to gather her wits, and though she enjoyed the play later, she clearly had much more on her mind. When we returned to the hotel, I had another surprise in store for her. In our suite, beyond the French doors to the bedroom, deep red rose petals were strewn out over the bed in the shape of a heart with others scattered on the floor and on the side tables. I took Kimberly to see a play about a princess, but in the end I wanted her to feel like the princess that night, and eventually, my queen. Y



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H ow Should I propose?


Hough it’s difficult to locate a time and place for the traditional marriage proposal, you might want to follow the tried-and-true method of bending down on one knee. Yes, it’s formal and perhaps too antiquated for many, but here’s why it might be a good idea. Kneeling is common in historical ceremonies, ranging from religious traditions to receiving an honor or medal, or even being knighted. Bending down on one knee puts the kneeler in an open, vulnerable position — think of it as a physical sign that you are giving your

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all to your bride, include a lifetime of openness and servitude. If kneeling isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it. It’s certainly not a requirement, and many people don’t propose on one or both knees anymore, but it’s not a bad choice to act on the side of tradition, especially when it shows such a sign of respect and honor! Do I need to get permission before I propose? Other questions might be swirling in your head besides the method of proposing. Do you ask the bride’s family beforehand for a blessing, or do you just go ahead and ask the bride-to-be?

Again, there’s no clear-cut answer since so many marriage proposals — and expectations of marriage proposals — have evolved over time and have arguably become more flexible. It’s not unheard of for women to pop the question as well. Do you keep the proposal a surprise or let her in on the “secret”? Even if you make the marriage proposal a surprise, chances are you are both already in the know beforehand, especially if you and your partner have figured out you’ll get married. Some couples even have the marriage date in mind before the actual proposal occurs.

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Where he proposed…

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Reader Tips

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We asked our Facebook readers: What’s the best advice for the bride and groom planning their wedding? Shannon Helgeson:

I always tell my friends to plan on one glitch. With so much planning and delegating there’s bound to be a glitch. (a friend of mine’s glitch: the florist delivered the flowers a weekend early) If you’re mentally prepared when it happens you can take it in stride. If it never does, then all the better.

Melissa Christianson: Be yourself, pay cash (as in don’t go into debt!), & remember it’s more about the marriage than the wedding.

Valerie Graham: Have fun! NOT stress about the small stuff—it won’t matter to Kari Montgomery DeLozier: Domake a great story for your children one day.

anybody in 20 years. And even the big mishaps will

Danielle Crawford: Expect things not to go perfect, then you won’t be upset when something goes wrong.

Patti Lee Thielen: Spend more time

planning for the marriage than you do planning for the wedding. Pre-marital counseling is a wise investment.”

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photography BY Memory montage PHOTOGRAPHY


lisarene schramm brad schilperoort Married: September 18th, 2010 Photography: Memory Montage Photography Ceremony: Selah United Methodist Church Reception: Ahtanum Youth Park In her own words on… Details: “One of my favorite details about the wedding was my shoes; they matched the bridesmaid’s dresses.” Memory: “My favorite memory of our wedding is when the pastor said, “You may kiss the bride,” and Brad decided to surprise me by dipping me during our kiss. It’s also one of my favorite pictures.” The Theme: “Brad and I had always wanted to have a fall wedding. That’s why we chose “Fall in Love” as our theme.”

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W edding Show & Tell CENTRAL WASHINGTON BRIDAL SHOW The Central Washington Bridal Show promises “one stop shopping” at its Jan. 30 event. Held annually at the Yakima SunDome, the popular wedding show AFTER THE ROCK After the Rock Wedding started back in the ‘80s and has grown to host more than 60 vendors. Brides-to-be Show is brand new this year and promises can visit vendors specializing in anything to be “fresh and different.” The vendors from music to flowers, DJs to jewelry … all who will be at the show are those that the under one roof. couple will need after the proposal, hence Fashion shows will be held from noon – 4 the show’s name. The show, which will be at p.m. in 15-minute intervals, and there will the Yakima Convention Center, will feature be door prizes awarded throughout the day. more than 40 vendors: photographers, sites CWBS encourages attendees to preregister for ceremonies and receptions, caterers, for the show, to save time at the entrance, wedding planners an much more. In and to have a chance to win a door prize. addition, After the Rock will host three Tickets are $5 in advance, or $6.50 at workshops (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m. & 3 p.m.), the door. For more information, go to which will give brides- and grooms-to-be the opportunity to participate in a question CWBS Ticket locations: and answer session with specific vendors. Dunbar Jewelers, 4100 Summitview Ave. There will be two 20-minute fashion Ste. 100, 509-457-5113 shows, which organizers are calling Entertainment Plus Disc Jockey, “interactive” (they say they don’t want to spoil the surprise!), as well as a wine tasting Ellensburg, 509-925-5477 Fashion Corner, 401 S. 6th St., Sunnyside, bar and a special place for men called 509-837-7345 “Mansland,” where the guys can go watch football while ladies browse. Lin-Paul’s Bridal & Tuxedos, 101 N. 3rd A minimum $5 donation, which benefits St., 509-248-6191 ‘Ohana Mammography Center and women Steve Goodwin – The Haberdasher, 811 who can’t afford mammograms, gets W. Yakima Ave., Ste. 105, 509-248-9862 attendees in the door. Kids 12 and under are free. For more information or to preregister, go to After the Rock, Sun., Jan. 16 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Yakima Convention Center Yakima will be host to two wedding shows in January: After the Rock on Jan. 16 and the Central Washington Bridal Show on Jan. 30.

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kadee kyle peterson gray

Names Kadee Peterson and Kyle Gray
 What they do she’s in freelance public relations, he’s an elementary school PE teacher and community college basketball coach. 
They live in Ballard, but they met as basketball coaches at Seattle Community College Ceremony was at Cascade Garden which was followed by the reception; held there as well. Number of guests 200
 Number of attendants 12: six groomsmen and six bridesmaids The 
Colors were aqua, white, and tangerine. 
Getaway car was a White mustang. They spent their wedding night at the Rosedell Bed and Breakfast. They 
Honeymooned for 10 days in Maui.

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the proposal


as told by the couple

A planner and a romantic, Kyle set up the entire day — here is how it went: Kadee wakes up and sees two envelopes on the mirror from Kyle. The first one explains that someone will be there to pick her up at 10 a.m. and she needs to be ready ... and not to open the second one until then. At 10 a.m. Kadee’s mom (the driver for the day) pulls up to Kadee’s house with a white rose. Kadee looks inside the second envelope and finds a picture of her and Kyle with directions to their favorite breakfast spot. At breakfast, Kadee and her mom are seated along with Kyle’s sisters, mother and other friends and family, each holding a white rose for Kadee. Kadee receives another envelope with a picture of her feet at a baseball game earlier that summer, directing Kadee and her mom to go to the pedicure place near Kyle’s old apartment. After pedicures, Kadee’s mom hands Kadee another envelope with a picture of all the boys in Kyle’s family, along with

instructions for Kadee to be dropped off at the spot where they spent their first date — a miniature golf course. At the golf course, Kadee finds Kyle’s brothers and two best friends holding white roses. Kadee then has to endure an entire mini-golf round with all of these guys. After golf, Kadee is handed another envelope with a picture of the place where she and Kyle first kissed — an outdoor basketball court in Ballard. That’s where she’s headed to next. Once there, Kadee’s sister Tessa is waiting with a white rose, then whisks Kadee off to Starbucks for coffee, a chat and some relaxation for an hour. Then, another envelope appears with a picture of Kadee and Kyle’s summer-sunset-watching spot at Golden Gardens Beach in Ballard. The two sisters head there. At Golden Gardens, Tessa gives Kadee yet another envelope: a picture of Kadee as a baby and her dad, with instructions to

walk down the boardwalk. As Kadee starts walking, she sees her her dad coming toward her from the opposite end, a white rose and envelope in hand. In the envelope is a picture of Kyle and Kadee at “their dock,” a place on Kyle’s grandpa’s property where they spent a few nights camping. Kadee and her dad arrive at the property near Seattle’s Discovery Park, where she walks down the drive toward the dock. Kyle appears at the end of the drive holding a red rose for her. The two make their way to the end of the dock, where a gift sits waiting. Kadee grabs it and shakes it. Inside is a basketball piggy bank that Kyle has had since he was 18. Usually very full and very heavy, the basketball was empty except for a single quarter. Not what she was expecting to find inside, Kadee turns around to find Kyle down on one knee, holding out a ring. She said yes! Spring • Summer 2011 | |


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“We had our 1-year-old puppy, Chesney Belle, come for some pictures pre-ceremony.”

In her own words… “We decorated the bar in all Washington Huskies décor. A flag, buttons, beads table mat ... etc. Since we met through basketball and both coached it, we bought two pop-ashots and set them up at the wedding for guests to play with. The pop-a-shots had electronic scoreboards on them, so during the course of the reception we decided to do a rematch from our first date (I beat Kyle at pop-a-shot then). I lost — he redeemed himself.”

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“We each had a cousin, very close to our families, stand up and perform a short reading, they handpicked [one] that reminded them of us in the ceremony. We really liked the family aspect there.”

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photography BY Lucid Captures

Names Amber Nastassja Cayabyab and Jeffery Matthew Cowman
What they do she’s an LPN at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, he’s a polysomnograph technician for Memorial’s sleep center 
They live in Yakima but they met as students at Washington State University Ceremony was at First Presbyterian Church Reception held at the Apple Tree Resort Number of guests 200
Number of attendeants 13: five bridesmaids, five groomsmen, one flower girl, one ring bearer and their dog Panda The 
Colors were purple and red Getaway car was a 1941 Red Packard. They drove to their new condo, which friends decorated to their surprise They Honeymooned at the Eldorado Royale on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

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amber jeffery cayabyab cowman

Married: June 19, 2010 Photography: Lucid Captures Ceremony: First Presbyterian Reception: Apple Tree Resort In her own words… "We had a great game area that overlooked the view of the golf course; it was occupied at all times! It’s a tradition to play a game called washers at family get togethers on Jeff’s side or at camping trips with our friends.”



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the proposal

as told by the couple

Jeff had purchased the engagement ring sometime in July and was waiting for the perfect time to drop down on one knee. He woke up on Nov. 11, 2008, with a lot of love in his heart and knowing that this would be the day. After a late morning workout, the two planned to take a drive through the mountains. Secretly, Jeff had ordered their favorite food from Olive Garden to-go. He covered the food with blankets to hide it, gassed up the car and placed the ring inside the power outlet. They left for the hills and ended up parking along the Little Naches River,

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where they went for a walk with their dog Panda. When they came back, Jeff handed Amber his phone and asked her to charge it for him. When Amber went to open the flap to plug in the phone the ring popped out. Meanwhile Jeff was already down on one knee waiting to ask the big question. Without any hesitation, Amber immediately said yes. Afterward they enjoyed the surprise dinner underneath the stars. Since the couple didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have phone service to call and tell the good news, they had to wait an hour on the drive home before they could share their excitement.



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