Emily Brocha to Ian Kowalczyk

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wedding BrochaDon and Cynthia Brocha are pleased to announce the September 24, 2012 marriage of their daughter, Emily Brocha to Ian Kowalczyk, the son of Richard and Nancy Kowalczyk of Salem, Ore.

Ian is enlisted in the U.S. Navy and currently a personnel specialist onboard the USS Nimitz. He will transfer in May to San Antonio, Texas, to attend Corpsman A-School.

Emily is employed as a nanny and enrolled in undergraduate studies at Cascadia.

In August, the couple will transfer to Pearl Harbor, Oahu, where they will make their home for three years.

Schmoll - Badurik

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wedding SchmollJune 9, 2012, was the perfect day for Nathan Schmoll and Erin Badurik to exchange their vows.

They were wed at Belle Chapel in Snohomish.

The bride was attended by four bridesmaids: sister-in-law Steph Sheraton, Faith Phelps of Idaho, maid of honor Carly Tuma of Illinois and Sarah Lacy of Connecticut.

The groomsmen were Ben Strickland,  best man; Paul Nebinger, Josh Lovern of Oregon and brother-in-law Matthew Sheraton.

Nathan and Erin honeymooned in Orlando, Fla., and live in Redmond.

Nathan is the son of Steve and Pam Schmoll of Woodinville.

He is a systems engineer in Kirkland.

Erin is an intern at the Kirkland campus of EastLake Community Church and an aspiring author.

Christina Tedeschi and Calvin Roorda

  • Written by Valley View Staff

Christina Tedeschi and Calvin Roorda

The wedding of Christina Grace Tedeschi of Red Lodge, Montana, and Calvin Wayne Roorda will take place Sunday, November, 18, 2012 in Duvall, Wash.

The reception will be  held at the Tualco Valley Grange, Monroe, Wash.

The bride’s parents are Harley and the late Carol Donnel. Her occupation is self-employed home cleaning.

She attended Lake Washington Technical College, Kirkland, Wash. with a major in computer application/web design in 2002.

The groom is from Ypsilanti, North Dakota. His parents are Vernon and Elizabeth Roorda. His occupation is farmer/rancher. He attended North Dakota State College of Science, Whapeton, North Dakota with a major in machining in 1997.

The couple will be making their new home In Ypsilanti, North Dakota. Couple’s website:

Garland ~ Nienhuser

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wedding Garland
Kage and Armando Nienhuser with flowergirl, Veda Elizabeth Acuff Nienhuser. Veda is the groom’s daughter.
Kage Garland and Armando Nienhuser, both of Bothell,  were wed in the nostalgic community of Maltby in Snohomish, Wash. on August 18, 2012. Joining the bride and groom in this special moment was the groom’s daughter and flowergirl, Veda Elizabeth Acuff Nienhuser.

The happy family was supported by bridesmaids Amber Barbee, Kyra Larson, Tracey Smart and Angela Fagundes Williams as well as groomsmen Justin Orvold, David Barbee and Christopher Williams.

Armando’s nephew Henry Timmer served as ringbearer.

In addtition to their loving families, Kage and Mondo shared this day with many wonderful friends and their very special Elvis officiant, Chachee Morrokan of the Graceland 5. Kage is the daughter of Claudia and Tom Cook of Spokane. Armando is the son of Armando and Lorri Nienhuser and Elizabeth and Allen Werth. The bride currently works as a Montessori teacher in the Seattle area as well as a trivia host at several north end bars.

The groom works as a cabinet maker / wood worker and plays the upright bass in local band, The Hardcount.

Merrill ~ Smith

  • Written by Woodinville Weekly Staff

Wedding SmithThe beautiful beach at the Valentin Imperial Maya in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, was the setting on May 27, 2012, when Ashley Elizabeth Merrill wed Sam Oaks Smith.

Maid of honor was Lauren Jackson and bridesmaids were Laura Cox, Kia du Nann, Chelsey Funis, Kayla Sleight and Kristy Smith.

Best man was Skeet Smith and groomsmen were Jonathan Merrill, Cole Mansfield, Tyler Peyton, Matt Schrimpt and Matt Stewart.

The bride is the daughter of Denise and Randy Rankin of Woodinville and Jeff Merrill of Kirkland.

She is a 2005 graduate of Woodinville High School and a 2009 graduate of Washington State University.  She received her masters degree in public health and nutrition from University of Texas Health Science Center.  Ashley is currently employed as a pediatric dietician at Texas Childrens’ Hospital in the Texas Medical Center.

The groom is the son of Stacy and Saundra Smith of Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of Winston High School in Dallas and Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.

Sam is employed as a senior account executive for Pointsmith, a company started by his grandfather in 1947.

The couple were blessed by many friends and family who attended their destination wedding. After their honeymoon in Costa Rica, the couple settled into their new home in Houston.