Real Wedding: Jennifer Labbee & C.J. St. Hilaire

Photos by Keatley Photography



bride & groom Jennifer Labbee and C. J. St. Hilaire LIVE IN Lower Yakima Valley OCCUPATIONS She’s a stay-at-home mom to a brand-new baby boy; he’s a sales manager HOW THEY MET They grew up together and were reintroduced by her father after losing touch for eight years FAVORITE DATE A picnic and a long walk through Discovery Park WHAT ATTRACTED HIM TO HER Her smile WHAT ATTRACTED HER TO HIM His scruffy beard and sense of humor NUMBER OF GUESTS 275 WEDDING THEME An afternoon garden tea party FAVORITE DETAIL They covered the tables with several printed fabrics and chose a variety of decorative papers for the programs; each floral arrangement was unique. She gathered old books, statues, and vases to add to the old-fashioned ambience of the reception venue BEST MOMENT Time alone together prior to the ceremony MOST UNEXPECTED MOMENT The beautiful 1939 Packard they rode away in broke down on the way to the reception FAVORS FOR GUESTS They made chocolates using oil from her father’s mint company, then packaged them in brightly patterned paper THE DAY IN THREE WORDS Colorful, eclectic, romantic ADVICE FOR THE BIG DAY Pick the things that you think are beautiful, and don’t worry about what others will think WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY Purchased a cake knife; they had to make do with what was available (a small kitchen knife) and things got a little messy


CEREMONY First Presbyterian Church, Yakima

RECEPTION SITE Women’s Century Club, Yakima

PHOTOGRAPHER John Keatley, Seattle

CAKE Shirley’s Cakes, Yakima

CATERER Gasperetti’s, Yakima

GOWN Princess Bride, Bothell

MEN’S FORMAL WEAR Men’s Wearhouse


RINGS Weisfield Jewelers; Zales 

PAPER GOODS Craft Warehouse, Yakima

String Quartet, Yakima