KYLE WAS A SENIOR AND WHITNEY A FRESHMAN when they met at a school dance, but Kyle left for the Navy upon graduation. Years later, and the day after Valentine’s Day (their celebration had been postponed), the couple went out to dinner. Whitney talked about how their friendship lasted through his Navy years, and the subsquent evolution of their relationship. “... I said it has all felt like a dream to me,” says Whitney. Then, in a secluded corner of the restaurant, Kyle got down on one knee and said, “Well you better pinch yourself; will you marry me?” Says Whitney, “It was perfect timing!”

OCCUPATIONS She’s a community support specialist with Grant County Mental Health, he’s a superintendent of Royal City Golf Course

THEY MET in high school in 2003


NUMBER OF ATTENDANTS 10 attendants, including an honoree groomsman for a friend who passed away before the wedding

COLORS navy blue and green with pink and ivory as accents

THEY GOTAWAY IN their own car!

THEY SPENT THE NIGHT at the Howard Johnson

AND HONEYMOONED on a cruise to Mexico, “It was amazing!”

TRADITIONAL OR UNUSUAL? Traditional with a few quirks

FAVORITE MOMENTS For Kyle, seeing Whitney walk down the aisle. For both, everyone’s toasts, speeches and the dancing.

Whitney and Kyle’s team

Catering by family

Photography Kira Baron Photography,

Flowers Simple Pleasures Boutique, 509-845-9958

Invitations Cougar Graphics, Colfax, Wash., 509-397-4925

Rentals Cascade Garden (included), 509-966-3744

Wedding gown David’s Bridal,

Attendant gowns Target,

Rings Fred Meyer Jewelers,

Bride’s shoes

Groom’s and groomsmen’s shoes Lin-Paul’s Bridal & Tuxedo, 509-248-6191

Tuxes Lin-Paul’s Bridal & Tuxedo

Music our iPod

Cake Christie’s Cakes, 509-961-5430