Happy planning indeed! Playing with my @latavolalinen swatches for a couple of projects. Designing is one if my favorite parts of this job.
Feeling a little under the weather the last couple of days, so I'm hunkered down, planning, taking a couple of meetings (via the phone), and repeatedly checking the weather to see when that bright orb I saw in the sky on Sunday is coming back.
Jamie from @girlfridaystudio just creates true beauty and we love what she designed for Casey + Josh's Wedding!!! #Repost @girlfridaystudio with @repostapp
Finally getting a chance to photograph and post these invitations I designed for @caseykcrocker's gorgeous wedding, which took place at the beginning of March! Loved her color choice to mix blush, rose gold and navy. Excited to see all of the photos from her big day, as well! 😍
This beauty brought herself and her little to visit us today. She also brought lasagna and wine. 🍷 🍝 @ayurvedanicole is one of the best people a girl could ask to know. I could never be as good a friend as her, but I have my moments. Life is so hectic these days that I forgot how good fellowship feels. Love you Nic! Photo: @jennirelandphoto // Bouquet: @floressencellc // Venue: @theedgewater
Classically simple or whimsically extravagant, your bouquet is a beautiful way to add some amazing color to your wedding. Quick tip: compile photos of bouquets you love and show them to your florist at your consultation, then watch as they work magic!
Wearing my green: Farm to bar starts in the greenhouse! When I started my garden to glass mobile cocktail catering company last year I knew I could turn to my sister,a hobby farmer, for help. She & a few others on the plateau grew everything I needed to make my cocktails yummy and in turn my business was,in a small way, able to support them. Meanwhile I experimented with a more diverse cocktail garden at home with the goal of planting more edible flowers, herbs, and veg at her farm this year. I'll also be taking a more active role in the planting and care of the garden, since she works full time in Seattle as well as raising my delicious 😋 drinks, beef,dairy goats, and the occasional 🐷 out here in Buckley. This year we're scaling up so I'll be here in my warm, dry greenhouse happy place until Spring comes. 🌱 with Elmer the donkey to keep me company = the life.To see more fun from the farm check out this account my sister and I share, including the bloopers from our first day of planting with three 2.5 year olds @simplegoodnesssisters
I've spent some time this week doing rainy day walk-throughs at some beautiful venues for both projects and weddings. I'm looking forward to transforming this space at @delillecellars with @rustedvaseco @saltadena @greyandcake @chefemme_ and more! This picture I took doesn't do it justice.
Only my husband knows how much I absolutely love ferries (Exhibit A: Ferry engagement photos. Exhibit B: Whidbey Island wedding), so today's work trip is a treat! I'm heading to Vashon Island to do a reception design walk through at @lodgesonvashon for a lovely May bride. Me and my 6 week old assistant have our measuring tape, notepads, and rain gear at the ready. Now for the real question: What shops or restaurants should we hit up before heading back? Photo: #chelseagiraldo
It may be gray and wet outside, but I found this one little sign of what's to come in my yard. I have much to tackle this week and so many places to start so daydreaming about spring is going to have to go on the back burner for now. What are you hoping to accomplish this week? Let's push each other!
One of those things no marriage can live without: Humor. There will be times when your spouse drives you bat shit crazy. Learn to laugh at those moments and let them go. They're tiny bumps in a road that's worth every single one of them.
Looking back at my sweet Lu's 1 year pictures and slowly working on planning her 2nd birthday in July. It's going to be a busy spring and summer so I have to get a jump on the festivities because I wouldn't miss celebrating this super sassy Miss for anything. #cakebytheocean
Some of my favorite wedding ceremony moments are those when Daddy hands off his baby girl to her new spouse. It's always such a sweet and tender moment, sometimes filled with humorous comments from Daddy. ⠀
What's your favorite wedding ceremony moment?
Up and at 'em and out the door this morning. Headed to @delillecellars to meet @rustedvaseco and scout what location we will transform for a shoot in April that will appear in print. Looking forward to walking the property and getting my creative and collaborative juices flowing. I'll try to remember to share the fun on my story...but first I have to battle this traffic.
design: @brightcoevents //photo: @bjonesphotos // flowers: @gatherdesigncompany // rentals: @cortpartyrental @vintageambiance @fanciful_rentals // venue: @stoneburnerseattle
This tablescape is all soft romance, elegance, and sweetness. I love the perspective of this photo of it
It's turning out to be a great year and I am working with some incredible couples. I usually try to keep one wedding free weekend each month so I can spend time with family, but twice now have broken that rule just because the couple I met was so amazing. Luckily, I can take my little family with me to some of these out of town weddings and make a weekend of it. Waking up this morning feeling so incredibly lucky to do what I do.
design: @brightcoevents //photo: @bjonesphotos // flowers: @gatherdesigncompany // rentals: @cortpartyrental @vintageambiance @fanciful_rentals // stationery: @noteworthyinkdesigns // calligraphy: @cablecarcalligraphy // venue: @stoneburnerseattle
One of my favorite things is fresh flowers. Whether they're for your kitchen table or your wedding day, check your local area for U-Pick farms to find some amazing hidden gems and bring a little nature to your life.
Who run the world? Girls. Happy International Women's Day! From this proud mama of strong girls, friend of phenomenal women, and supporter of the cause. #BeBoldForChange
design: @brightcoevents //photo: #chelseagiraldo
Mandy partnered with the Tacoma Art Museum to put together an open house for them in January. She has blogged about the 3 different designs she created for them and all the wonderful vendors who help bring everything to life! Tap to see all the amazing vendors. Link in bio.
Styling: @mandy_brown253 for #NewCreationsWeddings
Blog post! Are you looking for South Sound wedding/event venues? When other creatives are badass at what they do, I like to give them credit where credit's due. The event venue owners that I wrote about today have all put together beautiful locations to spend the biggest moments of your lives. I hope you find the list helpful, because it took a lot of Googling to get there ;) I like to Google so that you don't have to. Btw, this picture? Gorgeous! @puget_sound_farm_tables has an awesome lineup of rentals that can supplement our food and drink bars , and will transform your dinner reception. I keep running into these guys lately, and I'm looking forward to working with them on more events locally. Check out the blog for more awesome local vendors in Enumclaw, or what I am calling "the (usually) less drunk Woodinville." ♡ and PUH-lease let me know if I missed any that you would recommend!
Blog is up now, just click the link in my profile, then "Blog" ♡ |PC @Jenny Ostensen |
Styling @thedetailedido |
Rentals @puget_sound_farm_tables |
Double click a photo for other vendors in the shoot
I've been busy the last couple of weeks putting together a team for an amazing photo shoot I have been asked to be a part of in April. I have been so mindful about selecting the right vendors to pair with and it is coming together beautifully! I feel so lucky to work in a field that brings together so many creative minds. Not to brag, but we have it pretty good in the PNW...the talent pool seems to be endless!
design: @brightcoevents //photo: @karissaroe // flowers: @poziebynatalie // rentals: @cortpartyrental @vintageambiance // stationery: @bespokestrokes // linens: @latavolalinen // venue: @thefineryoncamano
I wasn't sure what to expect when I found the @risingtidesociety after having spent 5 years doing my own thing, with very little entrepreneur support (family & friends were rocking the support system!). But upon finding the Rising Tide Society, I found a home for my little business. ⠀
Since then, I've found some amazing people. @dawnpadgett, the owner of @seattlebridehair has been a wonderful woman to work with and I love being able to send people her way. @happycampercocktails and I have collaborated on a few shoots for @theperpetualyou, which also lead me to the wonderfully sweet @tessachittle and her beautiful little homestead. Then there's the photographers.... @jamiebuckleyphotography, @tiffanyburkephotography, @lessiebluephotography, and so many more. If it wasn't for the Rising Tide Society, I may have never found these beautiful people.⠀
The Rising Tide Society isn't just a group of like minded individuals, they're a home away from home. ⠀
"A Rising Tide lifts all boats".
It has been...a day. However, planning gorgeousness like this is pulling me through. My super lovely clients and projects are my sanity right now. LOVING working and using the right side of my brain. In case you were wondering that's the side not covered in toddler stickiness and baby spit up. Side note: 2 under 2 is not for the faint of heart! #Jesusbeafence ! Ha
design: @brightcoevents //photo: @karissaroe // muah: @urbanistaweddings // dress: @bhldn // venue: @thefineryoncamano // model: @little_hamack
It's Friday and I'm feeling a LOT like this picture. We have managed to have a mostly plan free weekend (Luella has tumbling tomorrow) and the second parent in this household will be home. So we will be winging it. Maybe the children's museum or aquarium...anywhere but stuck in this house. Are there any other family friendly goings on this weekend?
design: @brightcoevents //photo: @bjonesphotos // dress: @belltown_bride @amykuschel // tux: @theblacktux //muah: @urbanistaweddings //balloon fringe: @paperwhitedesigns // venue: @fremont_foundry