...because sometimes if you can't source it, you have to try to make it. You might be wondering what I've gotten myself into...but so am I. Send prayers, good juju, whatever you believe in! Here goes. #DIWhyyyyyyy ? #HomeDepotIsMyHomeboy
Dear sun, where are you?
It's has been a crazy 2.5 years. I got married, had 2 kids, and started a business all in that time span. So I haven't been able to connect with my local creative community in the amount and ways that I want. That changes tonight when I get to meet up with some fantastic people vendors, eat some appetizers and cake, and share some wine. I'm looking forward to connecting more this year!
design & styling: @brightcoevents //photo: @karissaroe // flowers: @poziebynatalie // linens: @latavolalinen // rentals: @cortpartyrental @vintageambiance // venue: @thefineryoncamano
I've been a sourcing fiend this past week and concrete cake stand arrived and is my new jam! Also, let's talk about how hard it was to hold this heavy beast with one hand and take a picture with the other. Can't wait to train these girls to take my pictures. Picture credit: My right hand.
Check out more from our bohemian bride styled shoot over on the blog this morning. Dreamy PNW forest light, gossamer vintage gowns and delicate flower crowns created an inspired look for non-traditional brides. Link in the profile!
It's been a slower weekend. I've had some time to make big headway on some business and personal projects but, most importantly, I've had some time to be present. I looked back at some of our family pictures during Lu's first year and it all seems like yesterday. It was a timely reminder of how fast it all goes and how I should be savoring as many moments as I can. Jovie is 8 weeks today and it feels (luckily not literally, ow...) like I just went into labor yesterday. Things will be busy enough here pretty soon and time will inevitably move faster, so I took time to just sit with my family, hold them, teach them, and talk to them. The rat race will still be there tomorrow... Photo: #chelseagiraldo
Stop, COLLABORATE, and listen...I just had to. I'm wrapping up my latest joint ventures shortly and am looking for an awesome photographer (WA or OR based) to work on something special with next. If you're interested please DM me here and let's see if we are a good fit! Extra points if you are a lover of natural light and/or film photography! // photo: @karissaroe // design: @brightcoevents // venue: @thefineryoncamano
Loving the spring Starbucks cups. Luckily I don't think we'll need this umbrella much today, but don't quote me on that....up and out with my (now 7 week old) assistant this morning and heading to @cortpartyrental to play a bit while sister plays with our favorite Nanny Sue!
We'll be rolling up at that the Spring Wedding Expo at Tacoma Dome this weekend Saturday 10-4, and Sunday 11-4.
Come see why rolled ice cream is perfect for your big day! Cake is so 2000-and-late, Igloo Rolls is for you and your mate.
Wow! Trying to catch up from our Kitsap Wedding Tour on Sunday... But I had to stop and repost this gorgeous image by one of my favorite photographers @fyrelitephotography !! We loved working with @savinggraceevents on this shoot 😍
#repost @savinggraceevents with @instarepost_app -- Your table is ready, are you? Did you know you can design everything around what you want? One of the reasons elopements and @pnwpopupweddings are so popular. Still in awe over this!!! ✨ Vendor love :
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.
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!
These two slayed it tonight! And they are a great example of why I rarely reschedule sessions for weather. It poured all day here in Tacoma. It even made me a little nervous. But then we just had the prettiest drizzly skies. In my humble opinion, brave, adventurous couples who tromp around in the soggy #pnw woods are the ones who are ready to face the world together as a couple. Rain or shine. Can't wait to capture your wedding in July! @museumofglass here we come!
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.