Names McKell Wonhoff and Luke Abbott Live in South Bend, Washington Occupations She’s a fifth-grade teacher; he teaches US history to high schoolers How he knew she was the one After just a few months of dating he realized that he became a better man each time they were together How she knew he was the one Her family was crazy about him Wedding-day weather Cloudless and warm Wedding time 4 Number of guests 220 Budget They were under by about $6,000 First details secured The venue, and then the photographers DIY elements The bride and her mother and grandmother made most of the decorations, including the table overlays, rustic chalkboards, and paper goodie bags Splurge Because they saved on decorations, they were able to spend more on food and photography Processional song An acoustic version of “Annie’s Song” by John Denver, the same tune the bride’s mother walked down the aisle to Colors Ever the teachers, they chose primary colors: red, yellow, and blue Reception menu Heaping plates of barbecue prepared on-site in a giant smoker with sides of potato salad, coleslaw, and baked beans Wedding cake A simple 8-inch round and a variety of cupcakes from a local baker supplemented with less expensive cakes from a big box store Favorite reception moment Finally getting to dive into the food that had been making everyone’s mouths water all afternoon Favors for guests Friends and family were invited to fill up handmade sacks with the couple’s favorite candies, and on their way out they could pick up clothespin magnets If they knew then what they know now They wouldn’t change a thing The day in three words Charming, relaxed, memorable Honeymoon Exploring historic Boston


Regional Vendor List

Ceremony and Reception Schilter Family Farm

Photography and Photo Booth Van Wyhe Photography

Flowers and Décor Debbie A’s Party Decor and Rentals

Desserts Bonjour Cupcakes, Costco

Ceremony and Reception Music Adam’s DJ Service

Catering Wildfire Barbeque Catering

Rings Fred Meyer Jewelers

Gown and Veil Galina from David’s Bridal

Makeup The Makeup Session

Formal Wear JCPenney

Rehearsal Dinner Puerto Vallarta Mexican Restaurant

Rentals Special Event Rentals

Guest Hotels Best Western Plus Lacey Inn and Suites in Lacey

Registry Bed Bath and Beyond, Target