West Seattle weddings: Congratulations, Marlena & Whitney!

A friendly reminder that we’re thrilled to publish wedding announcements (free) – here’s a brand-new one:

Marlena Blonsky and Whitney Young are happy to announce their marriage on Saturday, September 8th.

The West Seattle residents happily exchanged vows and rings in front of friends and family in sunny Sequim.

They are so excited for this new chapter in their lives and can’t wait to make their marriage legal (hopefully) in December with the passage of Referendum 74.

Marlena says they’re honeymooning in Alaska next week, and adds, “We crowd-sourced lots of materials for our wedding from the Forums on West Seattle Blog, including Mason Jars, mini antique liquor bottles for decorations, and chalkboards.”

Share This

26 Replies to "West Seattle weddings: Congratulations, Marlena & Whitney!"

  • comment-avatar
    s September 11, 2012 (12:35 am)


  • comment-avatar
    Keith September 11, 2012 (1:00 am)

    Awesome! Congrats!

  • comment-avatar
    k September 11, 2012 (5:48 am)

    Congrats! Next step…legalize it! YES ON 74! It would be great if all of West Seattle would vote yes and show support! Equal rights are NOT a ballot measure.

  • comment-avatar
    Tim September 11, 2012 (6:59 am)

    Congratulations, Marlena and Whitney! And thank you to the awesome West Seattle Blog for sharing your celebration with us!

  • comment-avatar
    kayo September 11, 2012 (7:00 am)

    Beautiful couple. Congratulations!

  • comment-avatar
    Kristen September 11, 2012 (7:27 am)

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news!

  • comment-avatar
    brittany September 11, 2012 (8:09 am)

    congratulations to the beautiful couple!!

  • comment-avatar
    Erik September 11, 2012 (8:12 am)

    Hell yeah! Best wishes to the happy couple!!! Much love!

  • comment-avatar
    lp September 11, 2012 (8:18 am)


  • comment-avatar
    Kristen B. September 11, 2012 (8:35 am)

    Everything about this is fantastic. Congratulations, Marlena and Whitney! And I *love* your crowd-sourcing idea for decorating, too! Best wishes to you both. <3

    I echo k's sentiments, as well. Yes on 74!

  • comment-avatar
    Marlena September 11, 2012 (8:53 am)

    Thank you all so much!! It was an amazing day filled with love and celebration! We love living in West Seattle and being part of an amazing community.

  • comment-avatar
    RG September 11, 2012 (9:16 am)

    I love that photo – they are so cute!

  • comment-avatar
    Michelle R-R September 11, 2012 (9:29 am)

    Gorgeous! Congratulations and best wishes :)

  • comment-avatar
    dameDonna September 11, 2012 (9:38 am)

    Congrats, Marley and Whitney! Stuffed Cakes was PROUD to make your wedding cake! Have a wonderful honeymoon! Much love to you both!

    Stuffed Cakes wants everyone to remember to get out there and VOTE TO APPROVE REF. 74 in November.

  • comment-avatar
    AG & LG September 11, 2012 (10:36 am)

    Big congratulations from another couple waiting to “trade up” to a marriage after R74 PASSES.

    May you have a long and happy life together.

  • comment-avatar
    Rachael September 11, 2012 (11:34 am)


  • comment-avatar
    Kelly September 11, 2012 (12:04 pm)

    I love the photo–so fully of joy! Congrats!

  • comment-avatar
    Edgar September 11, 2012 (1:08 pm)

    Great photo. Congratulations! YES ON 74!

  • comment-avatar
    EmmyJane September 11, 2012 (1:16 pm)

    Awww what a beautiful couple!! Love this!

  • comment-avatar
    Rob September 11, 2012 (2:37 pm)

    Congrats to the happy couple!

  • comment-avatar
    Kelly Wakefield September 11, 2012 (8:19 pm)

    I went to PT high school with Whitney, congrats!

  • comment-avatar
    Shelby Reed September 11, 2012 (9:11 pm)

    Congratulations Whitney!! Love, Griff (Sam & Shelby too:)! )

  • comment-avatar
    West Seattle since 1979 September 11, 2012 (9:50 pm)


  • comment-avatar
    Shoes required September 11, 2012 (11:58 pm)

    Congrats, and many happy years, Marlena and Whitney! Gay people are not gay people. They are just people, no different than all other people. It’s way past time to support marriage equality. End discrimination. Support marriage equality today!

  • comment-avatar
    Jason September 12, 2012 (1:41 pm)

    Congrats Whitney! We’ve never seen your smile shine quite so brightly!
    Aiden, Jason and Christy

  • comment-avatar
    Halyn September 15, 2012 (8:52 pm)

    Congratulations! May you have a lifetime of joy together.
    YES ON 74!!
    Gay rights are human rights.

Sorry, comment time is over.

WP-Backgrounds by InoPlugs Web Design and Juwelier Schönmann