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…

Bessie Janine Wilson, weaver and shelter director for Yakama Nation Iniitnút Cold Weather Shelter is to be married to Bennie John Martinez, III, who is self-employed. Ms. Wilson is the daughter of Lucinda Talpocken Bill and the late Johnny Bill, Jr. of Wapato, Washington. Mr. Martinez, III i…

Lauren Allan of Selah, Washington got engaged to John Nowack of Cashmere, Washington on April 21, 2018 and is going to be marrying the love of her life on June 1, 2019 in Cle Elum, Washington. Lauren’s parents Ken and Tammy Allan of Selah, Washington couldn’t be happier for the happy couple.…

Sarah Neely and Brian Chouinard are pleased to announce their engagement September 1, 2018. Sarah is a Contract Medical Coder and a hobby breeder and owner of Opal Cane Corso of the amazing Cane Corso Italian Mastiff.

John R. & Sue Scribner will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on April 18, 2019. They have had some rough times throughout their sixty years together, but Sue and John have also had a lot of great times throughout their sixty years of marriage.

John and Marcia Anderson of Naches will commemorate their 50th anniversary on March 29, 2019. They were married at Normandy Park United Church of Christ and have enjoyed a blessed union. They have three sons and 14 grandchildren. Marcia is a retired teacher and John is a factory representati…

Richard and Trudy Cargill celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on March 20th, the first day of spring. They were married in Pullman, WA on March 20, 1954. They celebrated with a special dinner with their family, including all four daughters. What a wonderful example they have been throu…

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.

Courtney Berger and Brandon Deppa were married on January 13th, 2018 at the Edmonds Yacht Club in Edmonds, WA. The Maid of Honor was Jess Webster. Bridesmaids were Delaney Robinson, Sara Kuthi, Makayla Deppa, and Nicole Nobbs. The Best man was Anthony Kuthi. Groomsmen were Lucas Wenzel, Kyle…

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The cover of the latest Yakima Valley Bride magazine, published July 27th, 2018


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