3 secrets to creating the shabby chic wedding of your dreams

  • Written by BPT

Wedding trends come and go, driven by many cultural influences, but few are as enduring and romantic as shabby chic/shabby glam. With its perfect combination of elegance and softness, bright sparkles and gentle hues, a shabby chic wedding complements the individuality and beauty of brides of every age and walk of life. And, thanks to many rental stores increasing their inventory of shabby chic items, it’s also one of the easiest and most fun wedding themes to create.

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Catering – where to start

  • Written by Karin Hopper, Special to the Weekly

You have picked the date, the venue and the dress. You have all the makings for a memorable event, correct? What about the food? Catering services can make or break your special day.  

From the high end caterers to the mom-and-pop caterers, you need to find the right fit for you and your special day. Below are some of the key ingredients you will need to bake your cake and eat it too.

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Local musician sings at Carnegie Hall

  • Written by Emily Hamann

The music of Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Yo-Yo Ma has reverberated through Carnegie Hall. The New York City music hall is known around the world. And at a concert on Easter, Cliff Perry, a van driver and musician from Seattle, became one of the voices to grace the famous stage.

He got the opportunity to go because one of his sisters is part of the Pacific Voices choir in Santa Cruz, California. The choir would be performing, and there were a few extra spots. At first, he wasn’t sure he wanted to go.

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Spring in Leavenworth

  • Written by Julie Boselly, Publisher

Since we had a mild winter, I booked a short trip to Leavenworth for spring break with my two kids, now 14 and 10. We stayed in Plain at Mountain Springs Lodge, which is about 14 miles outside of downtown Leavenworth.  On our agenda for the weekend: Taste of Leavenworth, mountain biking and zip lining. After seeing the “Winter Storm Warning’’ for the passes for April 10-12, I knew we were in for a wild weekend. Fortunately, we were testing out a Hyundai Santa Fe, making the surprise snowfall less stressful.

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WHS grad honored for work as youth advocate

  • Written by Emily Hamann

Adam Cornell had a tough time, almost from the beginning.

At age 5, he was put into foster care. He was separated from his three siblings. He went back and forth from home to home.

He moved to Woodinville as a teenager, moving in with the man who would adopt him. He started at Leota Junior High School. Just before his graduation from Woodinville High School, his adopted father killed himself.
“I didn’t have a family at that point,” he said.

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