Ooh, we’re happy to share some dreamy winter wedding ideas and looks for you, sent to us just for you from the lovelies at BHLDN! Four Pretty Ways to Winterize Your Wedding Look  from the editors at BHLDN Winter was once considered an “off” season for weddings but more and more brides are taking advantage [...]

FRIDAY LOVE & LINKS :: Stationery Edition


We made it to Friday, friends! What fun awaits you this weekend? Aleah’s getting ready for afternoon tea {complete with scones and clotted cream, naturally} and we have a trip to the flower market in the morning followed by client meetings. Sketches await us, and good conversation with clients will be had. We’ll spend Sunday [...]

INSPIRED :: Into the Blue Table Design

Into the Blue

Into the Blue. There’s something so soothing about this motif we worked from for our friends at Seattle Met Bride and Groom Magazine. Velvety textures, layers of suede linens, glittering taper candles, sleek ghost chairs, and curiosities atop our table top all came to life in this lush and organic garden-inspired setting. We combined tones [...]

GIVEAWAY :: Sugar Paper for J. Crew

Sugar Paper for J.Crew

Nothing makes Aleah’s heart go pitter-patter quite like fresh and lovely stationery. Especially when it’s gilded in gold and kissed with polka dots! Sugar Paper has just announced a darling stationery line at J. Crew just in time for spring – with sweet blush tones and romantic fonts, they’ve whipped up thank you tags and [...]

JUST WED :: A Classic Green and White Wedding

Classic white and green wedding

Happiest New Year, lovelies! We hope that your holiday season was especially wonderful, magical and oh-so sweet. We enjoyed a long several weeks savoring the best of the season, relaxing and prepping for a fantastic 2014. Thus far this year has been nothing short of spectacular and we are incredibly grateful – for our families [...]

JUST MARRIED :: A Preppy and Pretty Seattle Wedding

Preppy and Pretty Seattle Wedding

Amanda and Alex’s autumn wedding in Seattle was quintessentially urban, preppy and oh-so pretty. We had such a wonderful year working with them to bring to life soft and delicate bold details mixed with dancing hues of navy and lime green. Handcrafted tissue pom poms adorned their altar and painted deco table numbers graced each [...]


wedding beach bonfire

We have a lovely little treat today, friends! Etiquette Expert Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post, sat down to answer questions that we often field from our clients on proper wedding etiquette. Here are the pressing questions we often field from our couples and Lizzie’s wonderful answers in the video: ..The A/B List method for [...]

Fall Bounty Dessert Feast


Dessert feasts {or buffets, as they are popularly called} have been all the rage at weddings and events for years now. We love them as they’re organized and detailed, usually accompanied with sweet signage, matching containers and coordinated color palettes, but there’s something to be said for staging desserts loosely and abundantly in a way [...]

Inspired: French Country Gathering


Sometimes a design idea comes together so effortlessly and perfectly, just like we envisioned, and then some. That was the case for this casual and dreamy French Country Gathering we created with our incredible friends at Ravishing Radish and the talented Dennis Wise. We wanted to illustrate how simply a French market look can be [...]

Valley & Co. Wedding: Classic Estate Nuptials

Washington Estate Wedding by Valley & Co. || License to Still

Jessica and Dalton’s gorgeous estate wedding was a dream to bring to life. There were so many details to create and implement for this 330+ celebration. We were given the mission of creating a fun environment that was also show-stopping and comfortable. One of the tricks about large weddings is making them still feel intimate [...]

Monday Coffee: Creating the Perfect Wedding Day Timeline

estate wedding by Valley & Co.

For us creating the perfect wedding day timeline for each of our couples means tapping into a decade’s worth of wedding and event scenarios and knowing what works well and what doesn’t based on past experiences. We often scrap the norm and start from scratch with each of our couples and compile their timelines based [...]

Hitched! A Café-Inspired City Wedding

Romantic Urban Café Wedding

AJ and Malia are one of our favorite couples. Ever. We laughed so much during the planning process and our styles aligned perfectly. They envisioned a dreamy and romantic café-inspired wedding in Seattle so we compiled a stellar team to make it happen! Each detail was thoughtful and reflected them as the beautiful couple they [...]

Five Fresh Wedding Backdrops

crepe paper backdrop

We’re constantly on the lookout for creative ideas on our travels, out to dinner, on walks, and as we peruse magazines and books. We have always had the approach of no two weddings are the same, so our designs are fresh and unique to each one of our couples. Here are a few of our recent [...]

Just Wed: A Rustic Virginia Wedding

Rustic Summer Wedding

How was your 4th of July, friends? We enjoyed the holiday weekend and basked in the sunlight, visited with friends, watched several incredible fireworks shows, and enjoyed some delicious food. It was the perfect way to rejuvenate and fuel us for the remainder of our busy summer!On the horizon at Valley & Co. HQ: our [...]

Make It: Patterned Centerpiece Pot + a Giveaway!

08-PlanterDIY patterned centerpiece planter

Have you checked out Cloud Parade yet? Watcha waiting for? We’re pretty excited about what they’re sharing today. ‘Tis the season for getting hands-on with wedding ideas, and this sweet shower or wedding project is for anyone! Check it out: Big thanks to the lovelies at Cloud Parade and Lindye Galloway for sharing this project with [...]

Wedding Favor Frenzy with NewlyWish


Happy Tuesday — Amanda Allen of NewlyWish here! I’m thrilled to be contributing to the Valley & Co. wedding blog over the next few months. Since we’re in the throes of wedding season, this month I’m talking about wedding favors for your guests – how much to spend, etiquette, and some some fabulous options. So let’s [...]

Hitched! A Sweet Savannah Elopement

Savannah Elopement

We’re sweet on elopements. There’s something extra special about a couple saying We Do in the setting of a stunning park {like this Savannah garden dripping with Spanish moss and decades-old trees} and sharing that moment in private. That warms our hearts. While we plan large-scale events for a living, we can find it quite romantic [...]

A Fresh Look at an Old Tradition: Wedding Cake Pulls

cake pull

We just love when our clients teach us something. Our clients, Jennifer and Steve, had the coolest tradition at their wedding. Jennifer is from New Orleans so we subtly incorporated her roots throughout the wedding {with a palette of muted Mardi Gras colors: butter, sage, and lavender, we adorned the aisle with a Fleur-de-Lis rose pattern, and used the [...]

How to Choose Wedding Lingerie


Our knowledgeable friends at HerRoom are sharing some fantastic bits of knowledge today – how to choose bridal lingerie for your big day. An oft-overlooked bit of business that’s key to accentuating your dazzling wedding frock, dewy makeup, and hair that’s been perfectly coiffed, what you wear under your gown won’t be seen but will play [...]

Monday Coffee: Ps and Qs of Wedding Stationery Etiquette


‘Tis the season for sending out save the dates and wedding invitations in expecation of fun, guest-filled celebrations and writing out escort cards and place cards as wedding prep mode across the country is in full swing. The wonderfully talented and knowledgeable Erika Firm, stationery designer at Delphine and President of Chromatic & Co., shares some of her excellent [...]

Make It: Ethereal Spring Wedding Crown


It’s Kentucky Derby week and, while we missed out on opening day of the races, yesterday we shared our festive Lemon Mint Derby Julep in honor. And what’s better than enjoying cocktails with decorating head pieces? Not much, if you ask us! If you’re celebrating the Kentucky Derby recreate those beautifully lush winner’s circle wreaths [...]

Inspired: Great Gatsby Wedding Vision

Great Gatsby Wedding Ideas

   Oh, to live during the Roaring Twenties. Imagine living through World War I and entering a new era of speakeasy cafes, post-war bejeweled frocks and newly found riches, a flux of English-style manors being turned into magical Stateside castles and decadent styles newly emerged from a war-ravaged world… Mackenzie Marketing and PR always sends us the [...]

A New Lifestyle Look!


Hello, lovelies! Was your weekend relaxing and rejuvenating? We’re tickled to unveil our brand new look on our Lifestyle blog. It’s been a labor of love, hand illustrations, water coloring, coding and more coding. We do hope you enjoy. If you haven’t met our Lifestyle blog, we’d love to introduce you! Hop on over and [...]

Inspired: Spring Impressionism Wedding

Spring Impressionism-Inspired Wedding

Something about the spring months are so utterly magical. Cherry blossoms fluttering about in the warm air, birds chirping and flowers popping up through the mossy ground. Today’s inspiration shoot has spring! lovely! written all over it. We do hope you enjoy the fresh ideas as much as we do. Aleah is crushing on this near-Ikat table cloth pattern. [...]

Engaged! A Sunny Seattle Love Shoot

Seattle engagement session

The talented and oh-so sweet Laurel McConnell sent over a dreamy, sunny engagement shoot we just had to share. The magic of Seattle is so evident in these images, from the glittering waterfront to the quintessential Seattle houseboats, we’re digging this shoot! Enjoy:  …and that dress…and shoes! Laurel says: Kent and Emily’s travel-themed engagement session [...]

Hitched! A Vibrant Italian Wedding

Italian wedding

This weekend was one of those ah kind of weekends. After last weekend’s stunning {and labor-intensive} urban market wedding a few days to kick back was quite welcomed. We socialized with a dear college friend departing on a round-the-world adventure for at least a year, sipped on wine and some new favorite cheeses {Grand Margaux was [...]

Three Simple Tips for Throwing a Springtime Market-Inspired Wedding


After this past weekend’s incredible urban cafe-inspired wedding we walked away with a total sense of joy, excitement for springtime weddings and a refreshed love of what we do. We also took lots of notes on the flow of the wedding, the overall guest experience based on observations and the ambiance and look, as we [...]

Hitched: Cape Cod-Inspired Hotel Del Coronado Wedding

Hotel Del Coronado wedding

Megan and Ian are one of our all-time favorite couples. Really. They just radiated happiness and fun and all of our meetings were approached with cheer and laughter. The result was a relaxed, beautiful and quite incredible Cape Cod-Inspired wedding at the historic and legendary Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. Both from the East [...]

Marzipan Woodcut Valentine’s Day Treat

marzipan valentine's treat

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! We’re so happy to share this sweet DIY treat from baker extraordinaire Ruth-Anne Ford. Thanks so much for sharing this goodness with us! Make your sweetheart a special cupcake with your initials carved on top for a special Valentine’s Day treat! The woodcut is made out of marzipan (almond paste + [...]

Published: A Dreamy Seaside Design


Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom Magazine is one of our absolute favorite publications and we eagerly await each issue like it’s Christmas morning. The pages are over sized and feel so good to the touch, the layout is thoughtful and each issue so impeccably designed and crisp and clean. We were thrilled to design this ethereal seaside-meets-pastel [...]

Get Crafty! DIY Rosemary Wreath


Good morning, friends! We’re tickled to share this project with you from our West Elm Spring Social event we hosted last night in Seattle. We not only got to play with paper flowers {so gorgeous and delicate!}, but we were challenged to put our own spin on the new delicious paper confections. We whipped up [...]

What Fun: Fibi & Clo


A few weeks ago Aleah was invited to test out some gorgeous bejeweled sandals from Fibi and Clo and, while it’s not been the best sandal weather in January in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, I tested them out around the house and am sold. They’re not only super cute and beachy {I could so see myself [...]

The Buzz: Cloud Parade

glittering sequined backdrop

Goodness, we’re tickled to share today’s the buzz…post! If you haven’t happened upon the just-launched loveliness that is Cloud Parade, we hope after you read the scoop here you’ll head on over. You know we’re big proponents of making the wedding planning process easier, right? It’s what we do for our clients day in and [...]

Hitched: A Chic Winter Downtown Wedding

purple chic downtown wedding

We’ve reached that delightful time of year when the holiday hubbub is behind us, yet we’re nestled into our cozy homes as the snow falls and the chilly temperatures hover. Spring is inching closer and couples are dreaming up cheery springtime celebrations, but still savoring winter. Today’s hitched feature is a wonderful cross between a [...]

Wedding Chatter: 4 Ways to Graciously Welcome Kids at Weddings

kids wedding games

It’s long been a debate between many a newlywed-to-be whether or not to allow children at their wedding. Often times it’s not because kids aren’t liked or enjoyed, but a couple often wants their friends and family to kick back and enjoy themselves, sometimes sans kids. There’s a fine line as to how to approach [...]

Winter Wedding Favor

dolldine welcome 3

  When we create winter weddings or parties for our clients, we focus on the season’s best to create a true experience. Whether it’s a romantic wedding nestled at an inn on the coast, at a rustic lodge in the snowy mountains or at a downtown loft, we run with the season’s bounty and our [...]

5 Things Wedding Artists can do to Make Their Work Shine


Glad to have you back, lovelies! Yesterday we poured our fellow wedding vendor hearts out with our first post of 2013 and shared some snippets of feedback our couples have recently given us on what makes them not want to book a wedding vendor {or artist, as you know we like to call them}. Today [...]

Inspired: A Colorful Cleopatra Wedding

a colorful Cleopatra-inspired wedding

There’s something so magical about a color story that speaks to vibrant tones, jewel-toned hues and burst of happiness. We adore this Cleopatra-Inspired wedding sent to us by our friends at Mackenzie Marketing as it jumps out as an utterly joyous celebration. The combination of plum and fiery orange, dashing turquoise and peacock hues is [...]

Wedding Gifts

wooden tray

What to buy the couple that has everything You know the scenario. Your friends are getting married and you’ve chosen your outfit, found the reception address and charged your camera batteries in preparation. What else is there to do? The wedding present. They’re a modern couple and have decided not to provide a list of [...]

Inspired! A Rustic & Lovely Engagement Party


We’re so knee deep in wintry wonderful…oh, the holiday season in all its festive goodness! Full prep mode for some dazzling winter weddings has also begun {they’ve quickly become our favorites with recent touches and elements we’re incorporating!}….We spend Friday tooling around Seattle with clients {in the absolute pouring rain; it couldn’t have been more idyllic} visiting [...]

Just Wed: A Beautifully Rustic Winery Wedding


A gorgeous sunny day. A stunning couple and a grinning wedding party. Oh, did we mention the splendiferous display of run-your-finger-through-the-frosting cakes? Yes, and a beautiful winery….okay, you get our drift. Today’s wedding is totally lovely. It makes us smile and the photography is so timeless. Enjoy! From Phrene Exquisite Photography: Zach and Mary has [...]

5 Rustic Gift Picks from Groomstop


‘Tis the season. You know, the season of savoring everything rustic and cozy and oh-so fun festivities. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite rustic picks for unique groomsmen gifts from Groomstop that are perfect for this season of warmth. Whether you’re picking out that perfect gift for stocking stuffers, to stow under the tree [...]

Happy Thanksgiving!


Happiest week of Thanksgiving to you all! We are ever-so-grateful for your readership, friendship and inspiration and we thank you for making what we do such a joy. We will return with some excellent wedding and holiday eye candy post-Thanksgiving as we take this week to relax, celebrate and enjoy our loved ones. If you’re looking [...]

Happy Friday!


Happy Friday, friends! What do you have in store for the weekend? As we hurry off with errands, travel and client meetings before the Thanksgiving hubbub begins we wanted to take a moment to thank some most wonderful and supportive wedding pals. While there are just too many to name, these friends always lend their supportive, [...]

Inspired: An Edgy Downtown Shoot


We’re always smitten with creative ideas for weddings and parties and, as you’ll see in today’s inspiration shoot, we’re loving the creative uses of metallic tones against an industrial setting. Who would have guessed that you could use metal electrical outlet boxes in such a funky fashion? Credits: Photography: Siegel Thurston Photography | Video: Classic [...]

Inspired: Magical Woodland Romance


Boy, have we got some magical inspiration to share with you today! Sent to us by our friends at Mackenzie PR, there are so many striking ideas, gorgeous imagery and delicious elements to enjoy, all inspired by wood nymphs and their mysterious nature. We thought this inspiration shoot was rather fitting to share right before [...]

Fall Inspiration: Refined Rustic


This weekend was the perfect illustration of what we enjoy about fall. A windy Friday night spent with family and friends eating at a cozy restaurant while the wind whipped outside. A Saturday spent with clients enjoying the natural inspiration that is fall. A Sunday spent seeing Wicked {it was beyond amazing!}, and traveling over [...]

Getting Inventive with Wedding Dining


Dreaming up the perfect menu for your wedding or party should be an experience in itself. We just love when our clients get as excited about creating their own restaurants, of sorts, for their guests, as we do. With endless possibilities for creativity, delicious foods and drinks and local flair, the dining element should truly be an experience [...]

Just Wed: A Charming North Carolina Farm Wedding


Goodness, today’s farm wedding is brimming with eclectic loveliness. We always love a sweet wedding story and sharing images that truly capture a wedding day so well. Those that transport us to that barn, field or church where a couple is exchanging vows. Today’s wedding story definitely does just that and, the reception is going down [...]

Married! A Dreamy Fairy Tale Wedding

fairy tale wedding

Today we’ve got quite the stunning wedding to share. There’s something so rich and charming about autumn weddings, especially when they’re infused with such personal touches and timeless elements. Add a magical fairy tale castle nestled amongst ivy, complete with a moat and pumpkins and it’s this bride’s dream come true.From the bride: My dress [...]

Free Wedding Printables & Sweet Inspiration

sweet wedding printable

Oh, we’re diving into this most blustery day with a darling little shoot and free printable from our talented friend Sofia at Branco Prata. Whenever Sofia sends over goodness all the way from Portugal we know we’re in for a treat. Today she whipped up some delightful printables and eye candy. Just for you. Gold [...]

Make It: Steel Cut Oatmeal with Nectresse

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of NECTRESSE™Sweetener for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. You know us. We're always on the lookout for deliciously simple ideas for entertaining, new finds to add to our recipes and splendid picks to share with you. So we jumped at the change to try [...]

Married! A Charming Garden-Inspired Wedding


The rain began to fall in Western Washington this weekend and, while we enjoyed every ounce of coziness, we’re daydreaming just a bit of springtime and all that brings: fresh blooms, outdoor gatherings and delightful weddings… today’s Virginia wedding is the perfect anecdote to our spring fever. Enjoy! From Marie Stills Photography: Lisa and Jon’s [...]

How to Set a Proper {and Lovely} Wedding Table


Happy Monday, lovelies! We’re starting this week off overjoyed as Aleah’s brother proposed to his amazing girlfriend at brunch overlooking Puget Sound and Seattle yesterday — she said yes! We were honored to be there to celebrate and got to capture it on film, too! Needless to say, our minds are a flurry of wedding fun! [...]

5 DIY Fall Wedding Favor Ideas


Fall has settled in and we’re knee-deep in brainstorming charming ways to celebrate the season for our clients and their festive bashes. We wanted to share a handful of our very own favorite fall-esque DIY projects perfect for wedding favors or party gifts. Which project would you bring to life at your wedding?   1. Our glittering clothespin project [...]

Monday Coffee – 2013 Wedding Trend Predictions


Alas, Monday has arrived once again. Our weekend was splendidly relaxing, which is not only rare, but welcomed! We enjoyed family, the crispness in the air, dreamed up whimsical fall ideas for our clients and events and also looked ahead to 2013. You know us, we’re always a few months ahead for our client events and [...]

Friday Faves


Happy, Happy Friday! This week sure flew by in a tizzy of crisp air and ever-changing golden leaves! Needless to say, we’re excited to kick back and soak up autumn this weekend {one of our first event-free weekends in a very long time!}. Perhaps we’ll sip some sparkling cider, take a long stroll and daydream [...]

Married! A Lovely Lavender Wedding


Happy Wednesday, lovely readers! We’ve missed you as we’ve spent the past week transitioning into fall and wrapping that incredible dinner in a field bash {here’s a sneak peek}, but it feels wonderful to be back and sharing this lovely lavender wedding with you….here’s our sneak peek from the weekend: From Ashley Therese Photography: both [...]

Heirloom Picks for the Gents from Paloma’s Nest


We’re so smitten with Paloma’s Nest. Not only is designer Caroline incredibly talented, but she’s wonderfully sweet and her artistry and attention to deal have had us as fans for quite some time. We always jump at the chance to gift her goodies and, like today, style sentimental pieces sure to become instant classics. This [...]

Engaged! A Sweet Tampa Love Shoot


Today’s Tampa engagement shoot was sent our way from Marissa Moss Photography and it’s nothing short of positively sweet. There’s something so refreshing and charming about a timeless engagement shoot where gorgeous photography and the love between a couple takes center stage….enjoy!Just beautiful! Venue: University of Tampa  Thank you to Marissa for sending this loveliness our [...]

Married! A Nautical-Inspired Coastal Wedding


Carolyn and Josh’s Pacific Beach, San Diego wedding was just too much fun to bring to life. We spent a good year working closely with them and their families to bring to life their vision of an effortlessly classic beach side wedding for their guests, most all from Oklahoma. One of our favorite venues, Tower 23, [...]

Friday Sweetness: Vintage Brooch Bouquet


Happy Friday! We’ll welcome the weekend with a bit of sweetness: our bride Carolyn’s stunning vintage brooch bouquet made by Ritzy Rose {who also made Miranda Lambert’s wedding bouquet}. Isn’t it incredible! Carolyn and friends and family scoured flea markets for the perfect nautical-inspired brooches that Ritzy Rose whipped up into this heirloom bouquet. Not only [...]

Fun! A S’mores Beach Bonfire in Pacific Beach


Hooray! Carolyn and Josh’s Pacific Beach wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty | California today so we’re excited to share our Part I post – their welcome S’mores beach bonfire! As all of their guests were traveling from across the country, Carolyn and Josh wanted to offer a unique experience for their post-rehearsal event, [...]

Take Me There: The Rendezvous, St. Lucia


The Rendezvous boutique hotel in St. Lucia sounds like the absolute perfect getaway. We’re always on the hunt for unique venues, both for weddings and events for our clients but also for some r + r and an atmosphere that allows for the perfect concoction of culture, beautiful surroundings, culinary arts and deep breaths.  A [...]

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