On October 21, 2017, covered in a veil, Chealsae López began her journey towards adulthood by celebrating in style. Her quinceañera dreams floated among abundant fabrics, created by her parents to guide her path with the delicacy, education and support necessary to cross a new bridge.

Celebrating a girl's 15th birthday (quinceañera) is wrapped in symbolism. For some it is a celebration surrounded by music, dance, lights and ephemeral colors. For others, it is an event with much deeper meaning, a celebration that allows them to share with society the beginning of a new sta…

The guy at the door stopped counting Luisa Villa’s quinceañera guests at 422. Despite the massive size of her party, her mother Isaura said everything about it was perfect, thanks to more than a year of preparation. They did most of the work themselves to put a little more sentimental value …

Dancing is a big part of the quinceañera celebration. There’s the surprise dance, performed by the guest of honor with her court of chambelanes (boys) and damas (girls). Then there’s the “vals,” another dance she performs with her court. And finally, the father-daughter dance. That’s the big…

Brad and Ryan Hill are pleased to announce the marriage of their mother Melissa Jayne Woodcock to Rory Robert McVey on Sept. 14th, 2019 in the beautiful backyard of Chris and Chelsey Manz in Yakima, Washington.

Carly-Ann Miller and Casey Dell were married February 23, 2019 on the Turks and Caicos Islands where they first met. Bill Lizotte officiated. The bride is the daughter of Dru and Steve Miller of Lake Stevens, Washington. She is a graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor’s deg…

Cody Ralph of Yakima, Washington proposed to the love of his life, Lilly Yost of Yakima, Washington on May 13, 2019 and will be married on September 28, 2019. Proud parents are Charlie and Kathy Ralph and Alan Yost and Priscilla Yost who couldn’t be happier for this loving couple.

Mr. & Mrs. Kurt Howard of Yakima, Washington are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca (Becca) Jean to Kevin Michael Linden, son of Mike Linden and Wendy Linden, both of Yakima, Washington. Miss Howard is a 2010 graduate of East Valley High School and of YVTech (2…

Mrs. Cynthia Fiscus and the late Mr. Bradley Fiscus of Moxee, Washington announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Brielle Fiscus to Joshua Allen Lundberg, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Lundberg of West Valley. The bride to-be is a graduate of LaSalle High School and Perry Technical Insti…

Billy & Karen Novobielski Kivett of Yakima, Washington will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary on October 8, 2019. A future anniversary trip to the East Coast is planned to celebrate. Billy Kivett & Karen Lynn Novobielski were married October 8, 1979 at the Yakima Firing Center…

Paul and Gisela Pechtel tied the knot on February 10, 1979. 40 years later after raising three terrific children, Paul is retired from Sears Roebuck and U.S. Bank. They plan to put their new trailer to good use when Gisela retires from the Yakima Herald-Republic next year.

Jim and Shirley Pechtel were married July 15, 1979, in Kelso, Washington. They celebrated their 40th Anniversary at the beach. They enjoy life in Yakima, Washington where they raised their son, Christopher and daughter, Bridget.

Shantel & Patrick were married on Sunday, May 26th, 2019 at Castle Vineyards in Deer Park, Washington. Shantel’s parents are: Lisa Duval & Lunis Spears and Mark Boynton. Patrick’s parents are: John & Terry Shumaker. She attended Rogers High School in Spokane, Washington and curre…

Carrell and Barbara Manka are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter Carolyn Janell Manka to Daniel James Brownlow. Daniel is the son of James and Sharon Brownlow of Kent, Washington. They were married April 28, 2018 at Cascade Gardens in Yakima, Washington.

Lexi Biondi, daughter of Joe and Carol Biondi of Houston, Texas and Matt Borton, son of John and Barbara Borton of Yakima, Washington, were married on September 1, 2018 at Hackett Ranch in Yakima.

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