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UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Spokane Wedding Expo shows off latest trends

If you’re looking for the newest trends in weddings, Shannon Siemen, President of Spokane Wedding and Events, has the answers.


Local wedding planner has a new challenge: Planning her own

Who plans the wedding of a wedding planner? She does, of course.


More hemp-themed weddings hitting the aisle

Every bride-to-be wants her wedding to be special, and trying to incorporate cannabis into the festivities is about as unique as it gets.


BBB: Before you say ‘I do,’ do your homework

Wedding season is coming up and it is big business. On average the wedding industry generates $72 billion a year. This includes, gowns, music, venue, invitations and favors. With so …


Dear Annie: Ministers doing weddings deserve acknowledgement

Dear Annie: I am the pastor of a beautiful church in a small urban community. Because we have a beautiful sanctuary – and also because many ministers will not conduct …


100 years ago in Spokane: Kidnapping prank lands friends of groom in jail

From our archives, 100 years ago Nine employees of the Western Pine Manufacturing Co. came up with an excellent idea for a prank. They decided to “kidnap” fellow employee Bernard …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago Sister Bilkiss, aka Flora M. Bilkiss, Spokane’s most famous street evangelist, was arrested on a grand larceny warrant.


Landmarks: Garden true gem in 1930s-era home built by Rose Hurst

Set back off the street behind large gates along the busy North Market Street corridor is a small house built in 1934 by a most unusual woman, Rose Hurst. But …


Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago A Spokane man and his bride found an unusual venue for a wedding – in a taxi, on the busiest corner of Butte.


In sharp turn, gay couples marry in Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Gay marriage has become legal in Arizona after the state’s conservative attorney general said Friday that he wouldn’t challenge a federal court decision that cleared the way …


Spokane County commissioners to study expanded land use at Green Bluff

Green Bluff residents staked out their differences on Tuesday over a proposal to allow weddings and other events as accessory uses in the small-tract agriculture zone. Spokane County commissioners took …


Jamie Tobias Neely: The rising costs of wedded bliss

Anna Caddey found graduate school far more demanding than she’d ever imagined, the homework nonstop and the all-nighters frequent. Her longtime boyfriend joked that if he’d proposed during that time, …


Court wins drew big crowds to gay pride parades

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gay rights supporters crowded parade routes in San Francisco, New York and other major U.S. cities on Sunday — but this year’s pride celebrations were especially …


Decision expected soon on Green Bluff event centers

Sunni Cannon looks out from her backyard on a panoramic view of fields and mountains to the north of Green Bluff. It’s the perfect place for an outdoor wedding.


Celestial Selections stakes its claim to prom, wedding fashions

Don and Erlene Clifton’s business, Celestial Selections, is cruising through its busy time of year. The Spokane Valley couple has operated the wedding and prom-fashion retail store the past 13 …


Bridal festival offers tips for the budget-conscious

Since he popped the question Christmas Eve, reality has probably started to set in. Many brides dream of the perfect wedding, but they may have to be creative when it …


Maine same-sex couples marry in first hours of law

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Arriving in a limo, Donna Galluzzo and Lisa Gorney had all the trappings of a traditional wedding: Rings, flowers, wedding vows, an entourage and a friend …


Gay couples in Wash. start taking wedding vows

SEATTLE (AP) — Keith Bacon and Corianton Hale wore dress shirts as they recited their vows at Seattle City Hall, as the city hosted more than 100 weddings on the …


Same-sex couples in Wash. state start wedding vows

SEATTLE (AP) — Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state’s voter-approved gay …


Same-sex couples in WA start taking wedding vows

SEATTLE (AP) — Scores of same-sex couples crowded Seattle City Hall for a day of wedding ceremonies on Sunday, the first day they could marry after the state’s voter-approved gay …


Same-sex weddings in Wash. to begin on Sunday

OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this …


Same-sex wedding in Wash. to begin on Sunday

OLYMPIA, WASH. (AP) — Two retired military women who fought for the rights of gays in the military were among the hundreds of couples who received their marriage licenses this …


Gay Washington state couples get marriage licenses

SEATTLE (AP) — Hundreds of same-sex couples across Washington state started picking up marriage licenses Thursday as a voter-approved law legalizing gay marriage took effect. King County, the state’s largest, …


Gay Wash. couples get marriage licenses

SEATTLE (AP) — Two by two, dozens of same-sex couples obtained their marriage licenses in Washington state early Thursday, just hours after hours after Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a law …


Gregoire signs Wash. gay marriage law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and …


Gregoire sign Wash. gay marriage law

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Gov. Chris Gregoire has signed into law a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in Washington state, which now joins several other states that allow gay and …


West Point chapel hosts its first same-sex wedding

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Cadet Chapel, the landmark Gothic church that is a center for spiritual life at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, hosted its first same-sex …


Complaint: NY wedding site banned same-sex couple

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Two upstate New York women turned away from a potential wedding site because they are gay have filed a discrimination complaint, setting up a possible precedent-setting …


Pregnant NYC woman found slain day before wedding

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was eight months pregnant was found stabbed to death Saturday in her apartment, the day before her wedding, police said. Vindalee Smith, 38, …


NJ woman accused of cancer scam for wedding, cash

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — When Lori Stilley told her friends and family that she had bladder cancer, they delivered meals, held raffles and a T-shirt sale, hastily planned and …