Two unique souls found each other. True love is rare, and when you see it you just know. Christina and Jay - I'm crazy excited for your Hallowedding in October! You two are the real deal - everything about you is real, and playful, loving, and supportive. Your session was a blast!
Hi lovelies, I'm Belinda.
I have been trying to be better about doing those #Fridayintroductions and have failed again this week so here we are let's call it a #makewavesMonday . I really hope today will be pretty epic because today is also my due date with our second baby. I'm just sitting here all serene-like waiting for it to arrive. Psych. I want to meet this baby yesterday and it's taking every ounce of faith to remind myself that this is not my thing to plan. I have already received five text messages this morning asking me how I'm feeling (disappointingly normal) and plan to keep myself busy by painting a staircase in our 1919 home that has been a three year labor of love and renovation. Besides our fixer upper house and our obnoxiously close, always around, couldn't survive without them family, my husband and I keep busy by running this business, yoga (me), (fishing (him), drinking near water (me), and escaping together as often we can to our favorite parts of the state, all east of the mountains. . ☀️ We started Happy Camper Cocktails about 15 months ago, & while I've always known its potential and had the big dream in mind, even I've been surprised by the successes, positive feedback, and fair amount of luck we have had along the way. My philosophy as a company is to always keep the heart of who we are before the numbers. For us, it means that we're pretty transparent & open, very family focused, and obsessed with our customer's satisfaction. We make moments, not just drinks. So, while it feels a little bit intimate to put my maternity photos and talk about my due date on my business Instagram, that's also just kind of how I roll. I a) can't withhold @omegankathleen 's gorgeous work from you all, & b) I want to share these things with you guys. I want to know who you are. I want you to know us. We have a busy summer ahead, as a business and a family, & I can't wait to share what happens next. (Thank you all, vendors, clients, and ig friends for all the well wishes!) Like I really can't wait... Like come out Now, baby! ... (I'm so distracted I just spent 15 minutes making hot water in my coffee maker.) ☕️ Photo by @omegankathleen
"I know a girl, she puts the color into my world." Looking through pictures, I think I might like Father/Daughter First Looks more than Bride/Groom First looks! Happy Father's Day!! #Dad#Daddyslittlegirl#TheGreatestAdventure
Dreaming of dessert spreads this morning. How do you indulge for weekend breakfasts? This morning I have farm fresh eggs from a friend to fuel me and I am starting my annual Father's Day baking tradition: Banana meringue pudding for grandpa, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for dad, and homemade cinnamon rolls for the hubs. My love for pretty desserts has made our dessert bars such a fun part of our party catering service for me! Consider adding one to your bar package this summer!
I am SO EXCITED for this!!! I Do Take 2: the most epic date night of the summer! One night, one epic farm to table dinner, dancing the night away, in your wedding attire best, faking the best day of your life all over again with the love of your life and 74 other crazy fun couples! Calling couples of every walk of life: 15 year love birds, 7 year itchers, engaged couples needing to take a break from wedding planning stress, folks as married as the hills are to the sky but never bothered to get the paperwork done, you're all welcome! No Uncle Ted drama, no crying because your dress got dirty, no strict timelines- this ones just for fun! Check out all the details at @simplegoodnesssisters & save the date to party the night away with us, @blueboxbakery_ , @crawfordaaronmusic , & more! Cocktails, cake, happily ever after coming this August! Save the Date!
Cultural weddings are full of so many beautiful details that we don't always see in traditional Western-style weddings. We are loving how our pieces compliment this gorgeous Indian Bride's attire! More shoots like this please!!
Second Photographer: @wileyput
Baban Gill Couture: @babangillcouture
Hair Stylist: @thepreetsartistry
Make up: Makeup Mary through @erinskipley
Vintage Rentals: @vintageambiance #VintageAmbiance#vintagerentals#Indianwedding
On Sunday, I was honored to photograph the wedding of one of my long time best friends. I have been lucky enough to watch this relationship grow over the years. From high school sweethearts to husband and wife. Congratulations Michael & Summer Stullick.
Packing my hospital bag in preparation of greeting the newest camper and making some very tough choices. Good thing you can't really go wrong with these Washington wines! Cast your votes below, I am sooooo indecisive and this is a Very. big. Decision.
PS hopefully there is a baby name at the bottom of these bottles because we're still 🤷♀️🤷🏼♂️ #washingtonwine#washingtonwinecountry#growninwashington#madeinwashington
#Fridayintroductions , family style, since I haven't done it in ~ 1 million years. - I'm Belinda: co-owner of HCCC with my husband
-He is the Coors Light loving, camera shy craftsman behind our mobile bars. -I like to make garden to class cocktails, get my hands dirty in the garden as often as possible with my 2 year old son trailing along behind, and take sarcastic pictures that represent the app that I did not download for this pregnancy that tells you how big your baby is by week as compared to fruit.
- Troy only drinks hard alcohol about 3 x a year or whenever else I can get him to, because he is the most fun drunk person ever. All of the cocktail testing we do is wasted on him. He also only recently started liking sweet white wine so we joined the @lakechelanwinery sweet whites club... a week before we found out that we were pregnant. 😑
-our son Henry insists that he is having a little sister, has a sweet tooth like his mama and daddy, and learns the lyrics to songs freakishly quickly. Most mornings start with a sing-along in our kitchen. I am not a morning gal by nature AT ALL so the music helps drown out my own negativity at 7 am.
- this morning is starting with marionberry pie cuz we are also obsessed with pie and I'm too pregnant for balanced meals.
- On a serious note: we are a family business. We seek balance even as our family & our business grow. I will have no maternity leave. I grew HCCC organically, & I do nearly everything, so I'm unfortunately irreplaceable. The next few months will be us trying to balance, sometimes teetering, to meet the demands of family and business. I'm grateful to this pregnancy for revealing that truth so I'm even more motivated to grow in a sustainable way. Our lovely clients can expect to hear from me still over email, see me at our client consults, and I'll enthusiastically be ensuring quality-control with recipe testing. & you lucky folks will meet my handsome husband and lovely staff at most upcoming events! - our commitment to our clients BEST party possible will not waver. We are steadfast in our commitment to partying. - #Mama or #bossbabe , #ILoveWhatIDo -These are the "problems" I dreamed about 2 years ago
The usual thing would be to share the drinks from the shoot that I made. And while they are pretty, and while they tasted very good, I am just still so enamored with this dried floral installation by @gatherdesigncompany and this photo by @annapetersphoto & I need it on my feed! Oh & it's on @oncewed today!!!! .
Paper goods @greyandcake
Catering US! & @ravishingradishcatering
Wrapped up this little Collection with a bow today. I still get so nervous and full of anticipation when I send couples their Wedding Collection. Those moments after it goes out I get butterflies in my stomach. I spend so much time processing images in a way that will reflect how their day FELT not just how it looked. And my hope is when they sit down together to relive their day, they feel it all over again.
The jams: @djtonyschwartz
The flora: @paisleypetals The bits & bobs: @themeaningfuldetails
The nibbles: @gallucciscatering
The makeup styling: @korrinec_makeupandskin
The epic smooth coordinating: @holcombweddings
Local deliveries done! The rest will be coming your way tomorrow 💐 Eli and I are spending the rest of this beautiful day hiking/training. He keeps telling me I'm going to climb Rainier with him this summer...I'm not fully convinced yet. 😬 #babysteps
STOP! The past few weeks have been go go go. Can we just pause for a second...these two!! Such a pleasure doing the flowers for their Washington elopement a couple weeks back. #TheGreatestAdventure
'Tis the season of white dresses and beautiful flowers. Swoon! We have this stunning lace gown by @essenseofaustralia back on the rack and ready for you to come try on! Call us or email to schedule your appointment 💕
LAST DAY to use your discount code SHOPLOCAL and receive a free P.F. Candle Co. candle when you sign up for the 3 Month bouquet subscription 😱 DM me what scent you want when you place your order online! Thanks to all who joined the WildFlower Club! Your first bouquets will arrive on your doorstep the first week of June 💐🌿💕
I absolutely love lists & I freaking love being on this list! Thanks @thesalonniere for adding us to your list of city recommendations for the best in the industry in our first year! Just wait till you guys see what's coming for year 2! 🤛🏼 #salonniere#bestofseattle#seattlecatering . Tap the photo to see the other Seattle honorees!