Emily Elizabeth Borders and Jeffrey Smith Martin were married on Aug. 22, 2014 at the Spokane LDS Temple. The couple celebrated the occasion with maid of honor Christina Bush of Charlottesville, Va. and attendants Laura Johnson and Cyndil Tanner of Spokane, Caitlin Hafen of Virginia Beach, Va. and Sarah Spencer of Austin, Texas. Jonathan Martin of Sunnyside was the groom’s best man. Serving as ushers were Hyrum Palmer of Washington D.C., Bendan Scott of Portland, Ore., Larry Loose of Provo, Utah and Andrew Borders of Spokane. The bride wore a beautiful fit and flare dress. Flowers were from Sunnyside’s Morris Floral and were a gift from Sunnyside’s LaDon and Sandra Linde. The colors were plum, silver, lilac and gray. The bride’s parents are Garry and Sue Borders of Spokane, and the groom is the son of Dr. Gary and Kathryn Martin of Sunnyside. The bride graduated from Rogers High School in Spokane. She is employed as a consultant at NewEdge Inc. The groom graduated from Sunnyside High School. Both the bride and groom attended Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. A reception in honor of the newlyweds was held at the Borders residence in Spokane after the ceremony. The couple went to Maui for their honeymoon.
Bill and Donna Turner of Sunnyside will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their snow white wedding this coming Friday, Dec. 19. They were wed Dec. 19, 1964 at Sunnyside Presbyterian Church. On that same day, the Yakima Valley received a record snowfall for a 24-hour period, which according to the couple still stands as the record. The couple has two children, Kristen Turner of Grandview and Ryan (Angela) Turner of Spokane. The Turners also have two grandchildren, Kaytlyn (16) and Branden (14). Mr. Turner is retired from the U.S. Air Force and Mrs. Turner is a retired Grandview school teacher.
Brittany Bonilla and Josh Byma were married on Sept. 6, 2014 at Jim Sprick Community Park, located on Chinook Pass near Naches. The couple celebrated the occasion with maids of honor Stephanie Bonilla and Amber Hazzard, both of Sunnyside; and attendants Allyson McDonald of Fargo N.D., Krystal Cogswell of Spokane, and Cecilia Sotelo, Jessica Phillis, Bailey Morris and Teagan VanGundy, all of Sunnyside. Kourtney Wilson of Hoquiam and Josh Sneile of Sunnyside served as flower girls, and Kris Bonilla and the couple’s dogs served as ring bearers. Marcus Schaneman of Sunnyside was the groom’s best man. Serving as ushers were Rusty Taylor, Roger Perales, Ryan Jonson, Jefferey Breeze, Denn Abrams and Chris Colton, all of Sunnyside. The bride wore two dresses, one for the ceremony and one for the reception. The ceremonial gown, designed by Allure, was a mermaid style fit with crystals throughout the dress. The chapel-length train finished the gown with a touch of elegance. An elegant, ivory laced dress decorated with “bling” along the torso was worn during the reception. The gown featured a slit designed to showcase her cowgirl boots. The bride’s mother, Karen Bonilla, designed the bridal bouquet with mint and peach colored flowers. The bride’s parents are Karen and Joe Bonilla of Sunnyside, and the groom is the son of Garret and Janet Byma, also of Sunnyside. Both are graduates of Sunnyside High School. The bride is a massage therapist and owner of Lower Valley Therapeutic Massage. The groom is employed by Simplot Grower Solutions. A reception in honor of the newlyweds followed the ceremony at Jim Sprick Community Park. The couple is making their home in Sunnyside.