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.”

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

  • s September 11, 2012 (12:35 am)


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

    Awesome! Congrats!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • kayo September 11, 2012 (7:00 am)

    Beautiful couple. Congratulations!

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

    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your wonderful news!

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

    congratulations to the beautiful couple!!

  • Erik September 11, 2012 (8:12 am)

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

  • lp September 11, 2012 (8:18 am)


  • 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!

  • 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.

  • RG September 11, 2012 (9:16 am)

    I love that photo – they are so cute!

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

    Gorgeous! Congratulations and best wishes :)

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rachael September 11, 2012 (11:34 am)


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

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

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

    Great photo. Congratulations! YES ON 74!

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

    Awww what a beautiful couple!! Love this!

  • Rob September 11, 2012 (2:37 pm)

    Congrats to the happy couple!

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

    I went to PT high school with Whitney, congrats!

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

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

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


  • 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!

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

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

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

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

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