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Uniquely Yours. Personalizing your wedding.

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W eddings offer couples not only an opportunity to declare publicly their love and commitment to each other, but also to express their unique personality as a couple. Tired of staid nuptial traditions and seeking a more personalized  ceremony, more couples  are inventing their own weddings or adding their  own touches. They want the occasion’s distinctive details  to reflect them. Those  who plan to tie the knot  in the Inland Northwest,  Coeur d’Alene or the Walla  Walla area have top-notch resources at their fingertips.  They include purveyors of wedding rings, bridal gowns,  and perfect flowers, as well  as other talented experts  who can help make any wedding unique. Moreover, couples will find the region  offers a vast array of wedding venues. the ring and the dress Photo Cred: Green Wedding The ring is often the sign that an engagement is official. Couples who lean toward the nontraditional may want to select a vintage ring. Finders Keepers, on Second Avenue in downt

the thrill of the hunt

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by Laurie L. Ross Photo Cred: EG If you have a good eye and are willing to do rummage the racks, it’s more than likely that you will find items that are one-of-a-kind at thrift, vintage, estate shops and flea markets. Spokane’s downtown, North Spokane, the Monroe Antique District and North Spokane are hot spots for classy and quaint vintage shops. Northern Idaho and Walla Walla are also home to a plethora of antique and thrift stores that sell everything from clothing to furniture. In Spokane, 2nd Avenue and Carnegie Square are the vintage shop destinations. North Monroe Street is well-known for funky and functional antiques. In this district most stores are clustered between Broadway and the Monroe Street Bridge, however, there are a number that sprinkle all the way to Garland Street. Walla Walla is essentially a farm town so it makes perfect sense that it would be a mecca of fabulous antiques, farm style décor and collectibles. The exploding wine scene brings sophistication

Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concerts!

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Sip Trip Road Trip! Chateau Ste. Michelle winery announces  (drum roll, please) its 2014 Summer Concert Series, featuring 21 star-studded concerts.  The 2014 season kicks off   June 13 th   with a performance by   Allen Stone , which marks the 30th anniversary of the winery's annual outdoor summer concert series.  Tickets for the winery's concerts will go on sale  Saturday, April 26th   at  10 a.m.   on  Ticketmaster.com and at all Ticketmaster outlets. Tickets may also be purchased in person  at the Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop from  10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  daily.  Photo Cred: CSM The 2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series   will offer   21 concerts spanning a variety of musical genres, including pop, jazz, rock and blues from  June 13 th  through September 14th.  The soundtrack for your summer includes the following artists:  JUN 13 Allen Stone CHATEAU AMPHITHEATRE 7:00PM SEARCH FOR TICKETS JUN 20 Sarah