August 20, 2013
Stephanie Lauren Hiltscher, of Cary, N.C., married Chandler James Balkman, of Issaquah, Aug. 16, 2013, at the Latter-day Saints Temple in Raleigh, N.C.
The bride is the daughter of Brian and Janine Hiltscher, of Cary, N.C. Her attendants were Stephanie Balkman, Jessica Balkman Lawler, Akasha Balkman, Rachel Hiltscher, Christina Hiltscher, Emily Bryant and Terri Frasca.
July 23, 2013
Katie Wood and Danny Di Re, both of Issaquah, were married July 26, 2013, at Tibbetts Creek Manor, in Issaquah.
Jon Breda officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Rich and Sue Wood, of Issaquah. Her attendants were Caitlin Morrison, McKenzie Wincewicz, Linda Conaway, Stephanie Wood and Carlee Skeel.
Wood, a 2006 graduate of Issaquah High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts in 2010 from Central Washington University. She is the front office coordinator at Lakeside Milam Recovery Centers.
June 25, 2013
Christopher Hutsen, of Renton, married Priscilla Jo Neilson, of Fremont, on Dec. 28, 2012. The wedding was held at Great Hall at Green Lake and was officiated by the Rev. Patrick Callahan.
The bride’s mother, Sherry Neilson lives in Lake Preston, S.D., and the groom’s parents, Yogi and Linda Hutsen, reside in Renton.
Hutsen graduated in 2003 from Skyline High School and attended Washington State University, where he graduated in 2007. Hutsen works as an assistant director of front office operations at DoubleTree Hilton Hotel.
March 26, 2013
Rachel Krebs, of West Seattle, and Brian Blankenstein, of Issaquah, were married Dec. 29, 2012, at Pickering Barn, in Issaquah, where a reception followed.
Kevin Cumming resided.
The couple honeymooned in Cannon Beach.
March 12, 2013
Cori Kauk and Chas Walters, both of Issaquah, were married Dec. 30, 2012, at Barra de Navidad, Mexico.
Wyndi Westhoff Prouse officiated.
The couple honeymooned at the Grand Canyon.
January 29, 2013
Kelly Wyland and Jonathan Matusiefsky, both of Seattle, were married Sept. 7, 2012, at the Abernethy Center, in Oregon City, Ore.
The couple honeymooned in Maui, Hawaii.
The bride is the daughter of Dan and Sharla Wyland, of Tualatin, Ore. She is a 2005 graduate of Tualatin High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture in 2010. Kelly works as a finance director at Soleyon Insurance.
The groom is the son of Mark and Caryn Matusiefsky, of Sammamish. He graduated from Issaquah High School in 2005, earning a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 2009. He works as a marketing manager at T-Mobile.
November 20, 2012
Kelly Ann McManus and Noah Martin Schaffer, both of New York City, were married Oct. 6, 2012, at the Tribeca Grill, in New York City.
Cory Labanow officiated. A reception followed at the Tribeca Grill.
The bride, the daughter of Rich and Karen McManus, of Issaquah, is a 2004 graduate of Issaquah High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology in 2008 from Western Washington University. She is currently a student at Hunter College School of Social Work.
The groom is the son of Eric and Gretchen Schaffer, of Pondicherry, India, and Fairfield, Iowa, respectively. He is a 2000 graduate of Willistone Northhampton High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from the University of Iowa in 2005, and master’s and doctorate degrees in usability in 2009 from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He works at Human Factors International.
The couple honeymooned in Barbados.
November 13, 2012
On Aug. 10, 2012, a lovely wedding took place at Fort Worden, in Port Townsend, uniting Lauren Carter and Matt Fruge’. A reception followed at the USO hall.
The bride is the daughter of Bill and Teri Carter, of Ferndale. The maid of honor was Jenny Ringwood. The bridesmaids were Beth Tonachel, Alissa Mead and Rachel Edelstein. The bridesman was her brother, Troy Carter.
The groom is the son of Dwight and Linda Fruge’, of Issaquah. The best man was Ross Kristof. The groomsmen were brothers Martin and Adam Fruge’ and good friends Chris Homanics and Jeff Linder.
Matt and Lauren honeymooned in Italy. They also enjoyed a 12-day cruise to Greece, Turkey, Croatia and Montenegro.
November 6, 2012
Lillian Tucker, reporter for The Issaquah Press and Sammamish Review, and Rory O’Rorke, of London, were married Aug. 4, 2012, at Amy’s Manor in the Methow Valley.
The Rev. Tom Echelbarger officiated.
The bride is the daughter of Ed Layton and Kathleen Tucker, of Twisp. Her matron of honor was Kary Brennan, also of Twisp.
Lillian is a 2004 graduate of Liberty Bell High School; she earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Washington in 2010.
October 30, 2012
Allie Cason, of Issaquah, and Chris Morton, of Stamford, Conn., were married Sept. 1, 2012, in Poulsbo.
Mike Lerman, a friend of the couple, officiated.
A reception followed at the Farm Kitchen, in Poulsbo.
The bride is the daughter of Bob and Debra Cason, of Issaquah. Her bridal attendants were Drew Cason, Heather Moore, Alexandra Kavalieros and Sarah Hicks.
Allie is a 2003 graduate of Skyline High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in hospitality and business management in 2007 from Washington State University. She is a manager at the Sorrento Hotel.