Engagement Elmquist-Ruiz

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Former area resident Jose Alfredo Ruiz and Katherine Irene Elmquist of Issaquah, Wash., married there on April 7, 2012, at Pickering Barn. The Rev. Ed Pohlreich of Generational Hope Christian Center officiated.

The groom is the son of Alfredo and Hortencia Ruiz of College Place. Hegraduated in 2000 from McLoughlin High School and attended Bellevue (Wash.) College. He works for the Washington state Department of Corrections.

The bride is the daughter of Don and Joan Elmquist of Issaquah. She graduated in 2003 from Liberty High School and in 2010 from Washington State University with a bachelor's in nursing. She works for Harborview Medical Center, Seattle.

The bride's honor attendant was Liz Elmquist. Bridesmaids were Brenna McGinnis, Janelle Gallagher and Amy Doerschel.

The groom's honor attendant was Kurtis Grindrod. Miguel Menchaca, Eric Martinez and Dillon Reese were groomsmen. Joslynn Ruiz was flower girl.

The bride wore her mother's pearls and used an heirloom brooch in her bridal bouquet.

The reception followed at Pickering Barn. The newlyweds honeymooned in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. They live in Issaquah.

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