West Seattle weddings: Congratulations, Keith & Corianton!

(Photo by Kristen Marie Tourtillotte)
These newlyweds are hoping their recent ceremony will be the first of two. For starters:

West Seattle residents Keith Bacon and Corianton Hale made it official on August 11th at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth, WA. The happy couple are looking forward to making it legal when their friends and neighbors vote to APPROVE R-74 in the upcoming election. The celebration included a Bavarian log-sawing ceremony, a talent show, a tube float down the Wenatchee River, and even made The Stranger’s fashion blog.

40 Replies to "West Seattle weddings: Congratulations, Keith & Corianton!"

  • Vanessa August 19, 2012 (4:03 pm)

    Sweet! Congratulations, Guys! ..and love the Sleeping Lady Resort!

  • 4thGenWestSide August 19, 2012 (4:19 pm)

    You will not meet a nicer couple! What a great night last night celebrating with you!

  • JanS August 19, 2012 (4:24 pm)

    wow..fun time in Leavenworth..thanks for posting, TR :)

  • ensignmarvin August 19, 2012 (4:36 pm)

    This just brought a big smile to my face!!

  • Bob Loblaw August 19, 2012 (4:42 pm)

    I’m totally having a Bavarian log-sawing ceremony when me and Mrs. Loblaw renew our vows. Congrats guys!

  • poc August 19, 2012 (4:49 pm)

    Congrats to you! Many happy years to come.

  • kumalavula August 19, 2012 (4:59 pm)

    it’s things like this that make me happy and proud to not only live in west seattle and be an active blog reader but also live in the open and accepting pacific northwest! great photo! I wish you both a happy lifetime ahead.

  • Chris Porter August 19, 2012 (5:01 pm)


  • Patrick August 19, 2012 (5:09 pm)

    Congrats to the world’s most inventive Christmas-card creators.

  • Maggie August 19, 2012 (5:13 pm)

    Congrats! That sounds like it was a fun time!

  • DM August 19, 2012 (5:18 pm)

    Congratulations guys! GREAT photo! Wishing you MUCH continued happiness! And please everyone vote YES on R-74. Happy protected couples are a win-win for our entire community!

  • JayDee August 19, 2012 (6:46 pm)

    I just like the fact that this isn’t impossible and that it shouldn’t matter when it comes to marriage. The photo makes it clear these guys are together and communicates their happiness. Cheers!!!

  • Diane August 19, 2012 (6:55 pm)

    I heard it was the “BEST WEDDING EVER”, congrats!

  • Barb Vadakin August 19, 2012 (6:58 pm)

    Congrats to you guys. I don’t know you but thanks for sharing and you have my vote!

  • West Seattle since 1979 August 19, 2012 (7:03 pm)


  • Robert August 19, 2012 (7:20 pm)

    Congratulations to another happy WS couple!

  • Nichole August 19, 2012 (7:21 pm)

    I will be proudly voting YES! For this union and the equal rights of so many to come!

  • Harry Reems August 19, 2012 (7:57 pm)

    Should be legal already………

  • Alki Birthright August 19, 2012 (8:14 pm)

    Congratulations guys!! All the best wishes!

  • mookie August 19, 2012 (8:17 pm)

    Awwww – congrats to the happy couple. The wedding ceremony and party in Leavenworth looked like a great time! May you enjoy many, many years of happiness together!

  • Carter August 19, 2012 (8:54 pm)

    So happy for them both! We hope to join the “club” soon too. Vote “yes on Ref 74” to help us all. We appreciate just what it means for them. Mazel tov!

  • Julie August 19, 2012 (9:20 pm)

    You, and all the others who are hoping for the passage of R-74, have my vote! Let’s make it happen!

  • richwseattle August 19, 2012 (9:27 pm)

    Congratulations, best wishes, and thanks for sharing your special day with the rest of us!

  • cj August 19, 2012 (9:45 pm)

    Congratz! Best wishes and happiness to your union.

  • lls August 19, 2012 (9:48 pm)

    Awesome! Made my Sunday night! Thank you WSB for the warm, fuzzy news!

  • Mark August 20, 2012 (12:39 am)

    Cori of Tullycraft and Special Places? Congrats!

  • A&L August 20, 2012 (7:37 am)

    Congratulations from another “not yet legal but hoping it will be soon” married couple!

  • ddh August 20, 2012 (9:19 am)

    Congrats guys!

  • JoanE August 20, 2012 (9:23 am)

    Great happy photo. Congratulations! I’m definitely voting for passing R-74 and hope there’s another wedding in the near future for you two.

  • dawsonct August 20, 2012 (10:43 am)

    ..And vote to approve R-74 we will! Congratulations, gentlemen.

    Shhh, do you hear that? It’s the sound of other people’s marriages NOT being affected.

  • thegodshavegonecrazy August 20, 2012 (11:09 am)

    May I assume that the only reason all the comments here are supportive indicates the haters just aren’t chiming in, or are their comments so vile and obscene as to violate WSB policies?

    • WSB August 20, 2012 (12:08 pm)

      We do not publish hate speech/criticism regarding traits with which people are born – sexual orientation, race, gender, size, etc. – regardless of whether it’s written with vile/obscene language/terms. That’s been our longtime policy. That said, nobody has even tried to post that kind of comment on our site lately. – TR

  • KristinaLouise August 20, 2012 (11:20 am)

    Congrats! Wishing you all the best.

  • Steph August 20, 2012 (11:59 am)

    Congrats Keith & Corianton!

    Lets make these marriages legal – vote yes on Ref 74!!!!

  • mamaof2 August 20, 2012 (1:36 pm)

    Congrats guys! Wishing you both a lifetime of love, happiness and good health:)

  • kate August 20, 2012 (1:58 pm)

    Happy happy! Congrats!

  • Sarah August 20, 2012 (7:43 pm)

    Can we PLEASE get a ‘like’ button? xxx

  • Marcus August 20, 2012 (11:04 pm)

    Congrats and best wishes!

  • Lindsey August 21, 2012 (10:03 am)

    Congratulations guys!! My husband and I are happily voting to support R-74 to extend marriage rights to all loving, Washington couples.

  • 35this35mph August 21, 2012 (7:09 pm)

    Hooray! Love! Bizarre to have to vote on this.

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