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The Full Suburban: One wedding and a Fakesgiving meal

I feel like congratulations are in order because we have officially reached the best part of the year. I think it’s clear from my previous columns that Halloween, while fun …

Public made personal: Spokane couples choose unique wedding venues to connect to community

Spokane couples are choosing to get out of the church and into their community at public locations for weddings. Choices include the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox, the downtown …

Wedded bliss with cannabis

Wedding planners are marrying parties with cannabis – just not in Spokane.

Two sisters wed two brothers. Sibling rivalry and a grudge led to murder.

Linda shot and killed Zonna in the kitchen, a crime police describe as a premeditated murder-suicide driven by sibling rivalry. This week, a jury in Contra Costa convicted Linda of …

Couple weds in courthouse bathroom after mom falls ill

A New Jersey couple recently changed their wedding venue from a judge’s chambers to a courthouse bathroom after a relative had an asthma attack.

Love in the air: Pope marries couple on papal plane in Chile

It was all in a day’s work for the ever-unpredictable Pope Francis: First he celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying two flight attendants at 36,000 feet during a flight …

Ellen Page marries New York dance teacher Emma Portner

Ellen Page is now a married woman.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle to marry May 19 on FA Cup day

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19 – the same day as one of the biggest English sports events of …

Prince Harry, actress Meghan Markle to wed next year

Prince Harry, fifth in line to the British throne, will marry American actress Meghan Markle in the spring, palace officials announced Monday, confirming months of speculation.

UPDATED: Mon., July 17, 2017

Local bridal shop scrambles to help brides left in lurch by dress company’s bankruptcy

Businesses in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene are among those left in a lurch with the Chapter 7 filing Friday of Alfred Angelo Bridal, which subsequently shut down its 60 stores …

UPDATED: Sun., July 16, 2017

Canceled $30K wedding becomes dinner for Indiana homeless

An Indiana woman didn’t want her canceled $30,000 wedding to go to waste, so she threw a party for the homeless.

Groomsman jailed in sexual assault of 15-year-old bridesmaid

A 29-year-old groomsman has been jailed for sexually assaulting the 15-year-old bridesmaid he escorted at a Pennsylvania wedding.

UPDATED: Tue., June 27, 2017

Rascal Flatts surprises bride and groom at wedding reception

The band performed their hit, “Bless the Broken Road” for newlyweds Sara and Brandon McInnis’ first song.

The 7: For the price of a $20K wedding, other options abound

According to, the average cost for a wedding in the Spokane metropolitan area was $24,262 in 2016. In Coeur d’Alene, it was about $500 cheaper, at $23,835. That got …

A nearly royal wedding: Pippa Middleton marries as English royalty look on

ENGLEFIELD, England – Two likely future British kings were there, along with one of the world’s most photographed women, the often-adorable Prince Harry, a multilingual tennis legend and a brash …

The bride wore … black? Black accents, all-over beading, shoes are the rage on runways this season

Black accents were plentiful and jewelry seemed to be mostly about the neck. Formal gloves were back and statement shoes went on the rise.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

The wedding must go on, even during Gonzaga’s Final Four game

When Adam Prybylinski and Melissa Hightower picked their wedding date and time nine months ago, they had no idea it would be smack dab in the middle of Gonzaga University’s …

Some brides say yes to selling their wedding dress online

Dalia Rhodes’ wedding dress went down the aisle twice: Once at her wedding in 2015, and again a year later after she sold her gown to a stranger online. “I …

100 years ago in Spokane: Newlywed ‘Duke of Dunsmuir Downes’ appears to be a fraud

It all sounded like such a beautiful, romantic story. Several weeks earlier in Coeur d’Alene, Ethel Haller of Spokane married Captain W.W. MacKenzie, the Duke of Dunsmuir Downes in Scotland. …

Woman dies after tree falls on wedding party in California

One person was killed and five others were injured when a large eucalyptus tree fell on a wedding party taking photographs at a Southern California park Saturday, authorities said.

Dear Annie: Divorced parents leads to wedding invitation dilemma

Dear Annie: My parents split up 20 years ago, and my dad has never stayed in great contact. I’m now engaged, and my fiance and I are designing the invitations.

Bride-to-be seeks family rifle for her fiance

When Megan Stokke considered possible wedding gifts for her fiance Kalen Abbott, there was only one possible choice, even though that gift may prove impossible to find. She wanted to …

Death toll hits 54 in Turkish wedding bombing

The death toll from the weekend suicide bombing at a Kurdish wedding in southern Turkey has risen to 54, CNN Turk reported Monday, with at least 29 of the dead …

Dear Annie: Save-the-date card not followed by wedding invitation

Dear Annie: Three months ago, my husband and I received a save-the-date card for a wedding. After a few months, we learned through mutual friends that wedding invitations had been …

Sheriff’s Office looking for wedding jewelry thief

A white man in his late 20s ran from the Zale’s jewelry store at the Spokane Valley Mall late Friday with thousands of dollars worth of wedding jewelry in tow, …

Gay marriage in Spokane: The trip to wedded bliss

After 18 years, two states and one Supreme Court decision, Kat Pinette and Hosanna Lahaie-Lee said their “I do’s.” Pinette and Lahaie-Lee held hands on Aug. 22 before a small …

Huckleberries: Shedding party label a liberating experience

Christie Wood is fed up with the hard-liners who are driving state and local Republicans further and further to the right. Unlike other disillusioned Republicans, however, the North Idaho College …

Yes they can can: Spokane couple more than halfway to crushing goal

They don’t call us SpoCan for nothing. Especially after all the worldwide attention Andrea Parrish and Peter Geyer have received. I told you about Spokane’s can-do couple last week. Remember? …

Couple tie knot at Spokane food fest

After the Spokane band Blue Canoe wrapped up a rocking rendition of “Peace, Love and Understanding,” a brand-new act stepped to the stage Saturday afternoon at Pig Out in the …

Flowery idea triggers business

Most companies that deal with weddings have flowery names. And that’s true of Pistil Packin’ Posies. But it’s flowery with a twist. “It took me probably a good two months …