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Wedding Planning: Do's and Don'ts From the Experts

Wedding Planning: Do's and Don'ts From the Experts

Avoiding the pitfalls of wedding planning and coming up with the best ideas can be challenging when preparing for your big day. Getting advice from your married friends can be helpful, but let’s get real. They have a very limited view of what works and what doesn’t. Our wedding experts see the good, the bad, and the ugly year-round and can share some seriously valuable do’s and don’ts. We asked some of our best local wedding and event experts to chime in on a few fun questions for wedding planning. Here is what they had to say... read more

October 15, 2020
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
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A Wedding Full of Family Love

A fall romantic wedding was the recipe for Cambre + Jesse’s wedding and family celebration. Everything about this day at The Kelley Farm was perfect. read more

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Fall/Winter Issue on Newsstands Now

Be sure to grab your copy of our latest issue of South Sound Wedding & Event Magazine on newsstands now! read more

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