So you’re tying the knot and your date is getting closer. You’ve got your Pinterest board packed with pictures and now it’s time to winnow it down to what you love, what fits in your budget, and what’s fresh and exciting. Here are some of the hottest trends for weddings in 2019:

Americans love their dogs. It’s estimated at least 40 percent of us own dogs, and many treat them like members of the family. It’s no wonder some couples want to include their furry friends in one of the most important days of their lives.

Wedding planning comes with many considerations to check off the list, and if you’ve chosen to serve alcohol at your wedding, setting up the bar can be one of the most complicated tasks to tackle. Especially if you’re hosting an outdoor wedding, or hosting your reception somewhere that does …

There’s a lot of advice out there about how to make your marriage last. Listen to each other. Carve out quality time. Divide up household chores. Touch as often as possible, even if it’s just a kiss on the cheek while you’re stirring your morning coffee. There’s a reason all this advice is n…

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There’s so much to do when you’re planning a wedding! The dress, the ring, the venue, and a million other things to organize and shop for. In the midst of this herculean job, the honeymoon is often the last thing on the minds of the bride and groom, and with the cost of weddings these days, …

Rustic country weddings are a hot trend all over the nation, and they’re even more popular here in the Yakima Valley, where we’re actually IN the country. Kelsey Von Stubbe has built the first-ever “Mobile Pop-up Barn,” and she hopes brides across the state will find it the perfect venue for…

Wedding flowers can be as individual as the brides who order them. However, local florists say that there are certain colors and styles which are trending in bridal choices. There are also a couple of tricks for saving money as you plan for the big day – and a mistake or two you don’t want to make.

Several years ago, my husband and I received the wonderful news that our oldest daughter had become engaged. The only catch was that the wedding would take place in Charleston, South Carolina, a beautiful historic city that’s become a very popular place for weddings. We traveled several time…

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Speaking with two long-time local caterers Debbie Leonard and Staci Sainsbury, it’s clear that wedding food trends in Yakima are following their own path. With an eye on simple elegance, these two local caterers share their thoughts on food trends this wedding season.

The average wedding in the U.S. now costs around $32,000, according to wedding site While that kind of fairytale wedding would be great, most of us are on a more modest budget.

Admit it...You were mesmerized by the words ‘Destination Weddingmoon’.  And you’re not the only one.  A growing number of couples are finding out it won’t break the bank to combine a destination wedding with the honeymoon. Destination weddings by nature are smaller and more intimate.  That c…

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