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REAL EVENTS: The use of color by PJ Hummel & Co!

REAL EVENTS: The use of color by PJ Hummel & Co!

Tin Can Alley Tacoma was transformed into a bazaar of color with PJ Hummel & Company’s whimsical eye and art direction. Vivid drapery, festive linens, unusual table choices with kantha quilted banquet seating, and a spicy Indian inspired menu delivered a memorable evening worthy of social media attention. read more

October 18, 2019
Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

Learn from the experts - longtime wedding photographer, Kier Smith of Firstlight Photography shares 5 tips on how to find your perfect wedding photographer! read more

July 7, 2019
Planning A Stressless Wedding

Planning A Stressless Wedding

Kier and Mitzi Smith of Firstlight Photography give their 10 Tips for planning a stressless wedding. Who better to learn from than the experts who have seen it all and have seen what works! read more

June 6, 2019
Essential Greenery

Essential Greenery

Worried about choosing the perfect wedding colors? Consider a whole palette that inspires you and conveys your vision. And, no matter which shades you choose, add greenery into the picture. It helps bring all the colors together and create one coherent space. read more

May 16, 2019
Tips for an environmentally conscious wedding and reception

Tips for an environmentally conscious wedding and reception

Ten quick tips for an environmentally conscious wedding and reception read more

December 28, 2018
4 Reasons to Say Yes to the Dress!

4 Reasons to Say Yes to the Dress!

By Courtney Foreman, Weddings, With Joy Shopping for wedding dresses isn't easy! They're all different shades, and materials, and silhouettes, and it can get overwhelming trying to decide on just one. We see this all... read more

Sepember 10, 2018
Find a wedding officiant for your ceremony

Find a wedding officiant for your ceremony

Find a wedding officiant for your ceremony. read more

August 3, 2017
10 tips to find a wedding dress

10 tips to find a wedding dress

Find your wedding dress at local South Sound boutiques. read more

July 10, 2017
Choosing wedding professionals

Choosing wedding professionals

Advice from wedding professionals read more

July 10, 2017
Advice from newlyweds

Advice from newlyweds

Advice from newlyweds to engaged couples featured in South Sound Wedding & Event magazine. read more

July 5, 2017
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2020 Message From the Editor

JOY! that is what this crazy wedding industry is about - creating joy, celebrating joy, and making memories that bring back joy later on in life. Our team embraces the journey of creating South Sound Wedding and Event Magazine as well as the South Sound Wedding Shows and our joy seeps into everything we present. read more

March 1, 2020

New Year's Eve 'I Dos' + Celebration

AMBER AND DARREN spent their New Year’s Eve wedding weekend at Alderbrook Resort & Spa to get away from the busyness of the city. read more

December 24, 2019