2011 Moments: Rockin’ Fun

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While we kicked off 2011 with a beautifully chic downtown wedding, the following weekend we switched gears and planned and designed a rockin’ mod 50th birthday bash that was a total surprise. It was at the Grande Dame of Seattle, the Fairmont Olympic Hotel, and it was just way too much fun! What we loved: [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 7

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It’s that time: we’re rolling out the last of our 2012 predictions for weddings. Oh where did 2011 go?  Wedding Trend Prediction No. 7: the rise of couture gowns in the form of collection. We have some favorites from Seattle designer Luly Yang that we featured a few months back. She’s created her amazing Luly Blue and [...]

Merry Christmas

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Have yourself a merry little Christmas. May your days be merry and bright…may visions of sugar plums dance in your heads… From Valley & Co. to you and yours, here’s wishing you all a most wonderfully marvelous Christmas. Thank you for the support, the friendship, the readership, and inspiration, and the continual cheer this season [...]

2011 Moments: La Jolla Romance

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It’s that time, friends. We’re winding down the year that was and looking forward to the year that will be with bright eyes and anticipation. We’re also looking back on some of our favorite moments from 2011. The happy couples. The funny toasts. The beautiful bride walking down the aisle. The wonderful details that represent [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 6

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Oh, friends! We’re just days away from Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Can you believe we’re wrapping up 2011 in all its wonder {both fantastic and challenging at times} and rolling out the sparkling red carpet for 2012? How fantastic. We’re so excited for what 2012 has in store thus far: amazing weddings and events [...]

DIY Wedding Goodness: Leafy Coasters

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Dear wedding blog pals, we’re happy to have you visit today! While we’re amidst holiday goodness {cue the mistletoe, scented pomanders, decadent cocktails, and family} we’re also busy plotting for winter weddings and gorgeous springtime soirees and nuptials. Many of the details we’re proposing and planning on are handmade with a gorgeous impact. Over on [...]

Gorgeous Holiday Must-Haves from the Super Burbs

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We’re counting down to Christmas where we gift our thoughtful hand-picked and handmade gifts to our family, enjoy scrumptious gourmet delights, laugh and indulge in good spirits and sweets. Laugh some more. And just enjoy being surrounded by those we love. Are you all squared away with your holiday shopping so you can sit back, [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 5

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Hooray! We’re excited to be back with our wedding trend predictions {last week we let our blogging pals join in the holiday fun with our Five Days of Friends and some amazingly festive must-haves!} as we edge closer to 2012. When we got married Aleah’s parents walked her down the aisle and it was one [...]

Five Days of Friends: Ceci New York

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Well, friends. We’ve been so happy to share festive and cheery holiday must-haves with you this week from some of our wonderful friends. Be sure to check out the past posts from Style Unveiled, Lovely Little Details, The Bride Suite, and Postcards & Pretties! They’ll surely have you scrambling to find the perfect gift wrap, [...]

Five Days of Friends: Style Unveiled

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Hooray! We’re so happy to have the talented and creative ladies behind Style Unveiled {love. love.} sharing their holiday must-haves with you today! We think you’re in for a treat! Style Unveiled srsly {hearts} holiday decor … if we could, we’d keep the house smelling, sounding, and looking like Christmas-time all year round {but, then [...]

Five Days of Friends: Lovely Little Details

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By the end of the week you should have no excuse to not be armed for holiday entertaining, nestling up at home, having the perfect hostess gift on hand, or making jam for loved ones! Our Five Days of Friends series is great fun and we’re rolling on with a sweet post from our friend [...]

Five Days of Friends: The Bride Suite

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Howdy, friends! As the week is rolling along so is our series of Five Days of Friends, featuring some top holiday picks from our pals. Yesterday oh-so sweet Chris from Postcards and Pretties stopped by to lend some holiday must-have loveliness. Today we welcome our friends Jen and Laurie from The Bride Suite. Their picks are delightfully adorable and make us crave [...]

Five Days of Friends: Postcards & Pretties

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Monday. What happened to the weekend? We hope yours was one filled with hot cocoa, tree trimming, and festive cheer. Yes, we’re in full-board holiday mode! As we nudge closer and closer to Christmas we’re excited to welcome a handful of our pals to lend their holiday must-haves this week. You’re in for a real [...]

DIY Silver Glitter Ornament

Hi friends! Happy Thursday. Did you watch the Rockefeller tree lighting last night? What a magical time of year. Glittering tinsel, trees with the warm glow of globe lights, and packages wrapped up so pretty…le sigh. We just love the holidays. We’ve been serving up a number of original recipes and DIY projects on our [...]

Lifestyle: Jennifer Rea

Happy Wedding Wednesday, blog friends! How is your post-holiday week? Though we’re excited at the smell of evergreen trees lingering in the air, the excuse to drink piping mugs of drinking chocolate every night, and spending so much time savoring the season, we’re having a hard time believing tomorrow is December 1st! Wow. We’ll be at [...]

Recent Press: Lavender and Lemon Inspiration

Although the days are crisper, festive holiday music piped everywhere you turn, and the darker days of winter upon us, we’re busy plotting and planning spring and summertime weddings and events {amidst prep for client holiday parties and winter weddings!}. It’s funny how the planning process works: dreaming up bright and airy ideas when you just want to cozy up in [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 4

Happy Monday, friends! How was your Thanksgiving, our American readers? Was your weekend filled with holiday cheer and relaxation? We spent some much-needed time truly relaxing and soaking up the holiday festivities and decking the halls; it was wonderful! Over on our Lifestyle blog we’re sharing our original holiday projects, recipes, and entertaining ideas so be [...]

Holiday Entertaining Essentials from NewlyWish

We’re so happy to have our dear friend Amanda Allen from NewlyWish back lending her wonderful registry expertise, this month geared at entertaining registry ideas. We are so smitten with this post and the gorgeous entertaining images and products below! Without further adieu…With the holidays having snuck up upon us once again, I thought I’d share with you [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 3

First up today: we’re so excited to unveil Lifestyle by Valley & Co.’s new look! We’d sure love if you hop on over and take a peek: check out our categories -hopefully you’ll find the perfect holiday recipe or craft! Moving along… Thanksgiving. The holiday that surrounds us with feasts for the eyes and taste buds [...]

Wedding Inspiration: Coastal Elegance

Inspiration. You know that while we’re suckers for fun whimsical designs coastal elegance strikes our fancy in a big way. It’s a timeless platform for beautiful weddings and events: from sailboat-inspired stripes to navy and white color tones with bright pops of yellow, coastal elegance makes for magical events and sophisticated bashes that radiate fun. For the Best [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 2

Dear blog friends, we are so happy to be back after our unexpected {and unwanted} hiatus last week and thrilled you joined us this morning to say hi! As we edge closer to 2012 we’re rolling along with our wedding trend predictions {last week No. 1 predicted gourmet tasting-style menus and last year’s trends for 2011 – how do you think we [...]

Wedding Planning Tip: Enjoy the Ride

Good morning, friends. Another Wednesday has arrived. As we take in this Wedding Wednesday in the month of giving thanks, let’s all take a deep breath and remember what weddings and wedding planning are all about: love. Happiness. A new adventure. Family. Joy. If you’re getting caught up in the moment{s} of planning just breathe in and [...]

2012 Wedding Trend Prediction No. 1

It’s so hard to believe that we’re so close to ringing in a new year, isn’t it? Wow. This year has been a fantastic whirlwind but we’re excited to welcome a fresh year. It’s already looking incredible and we’re ever-so grateful! With a new year comes new ideas to share with clients that will make [...]

Fall-Inspired Stationery

How is your Thursday morning so far? We’re in full prep mode for tomorrow’s gorgeous wedding at Tower 23 Hotel in San Diego {check out the hotel – it’s so unique!}, and working on the finishing touches: gourmet cookie bags for late-night snacks, a gorgeous copper arbor Nick made for the ceremony, and little air plant [...]

A Stylishly Chic Fete

Today we’ve got such a sweet treat for you! We just love sharing little bits of goodness from delightful people and their events. Today’s soirêe was sent to us by the lovely Phebe from Making ME Event Planning Firm in Massachussets {check out her beautiful site and blog}. This stylish fête was in celebration of her 1 [...]

Be Inspired by Preston Bailey, Part II

How was your Halloween? Did you get spooked or spook trick-or-treaters? We’re happy to share Part II of our interview with Preston Bailey from our Fall EGlossy. Isn’t he just so inspiring? He’s also just such a wonderful person! 6. What do you love most about events and what you do?What I love most is [...]

Be Inspired by Preston Bailey: Part I

Happy Halloween, everyone! We hope your day is spooky and creepy and oh-so fun! We’re so excited to share Part I from our interview with the incredibly inspiring and talented {and very kind} celebrity event designer and florist Preston Bailey from our Fall Eglossy. We’re also sharing some scary Halloween recipes and projects at the [...]

Happy Friday!

It’s Friday! As we enter into another weekend we’re busy bees with client meetings {can’t wait for this gorgeous Hotel Del Coronado wedding}, holiday party planning, and starting to work up stationery ideas for a few other couples. With each and every couple of ours we stress the importance of the following before we get started: [...]

Tabletop Elements: Rustic Dining Alfresco

We’re easing into November, which means intimate settings will be more commonplace. Whether you’re entertaining at home for the holidays or fine-tuning your beautiful Fall-inspired cozy wedding, run with charming elements when designing your tabletop to ensure your guests will be comfortable and sit and enjoy themselves all night. For our Thanksgiving entertaining spread for [...]

Married! A Rustic Waterfront Wedding

There’s something that just gets us about weddings at sentimental locations. Our own wedding was at Aleah’s parents’ gorgeous home on the ocean on a tiny little island in Washington State and just meant so much. Whenever we go home to visit we’re reminded of the amazing time that was had: our delicious food, our wonderful [...]

DIY: Stamped Burlap Place Mats

The holidays are edging nearer and Fall weddings are in full swing. Decorating for these festive soireés has never been easier. Use natural elements from Mother Nature like lichen-covered branches, acorns, and burlap to dress your table tops and balance rustic with elegant by using decorating goblets and fanciful china.  Perfectly rustic, our stamped place mat sets [...]

Sponsored Post: Anjolee Bridal Jewelry

As the calender marches us closer to November, we edge into holiday engagements and the sparkling gifts of diamond jewelry and gorgeous baubles. Anjolee is the largest diamond jewelry manufacturer in the United States and offers a fresh customization process on their website so that you can put your personalized stamp on each diamond piece like bridal sets [...]

Lifestyle: Amanda Allen

Happy Tuesday, loves! What are you up to today? Well it’s sure been absolutely beautiful back in Washington State these past few days. What a perfect way to get a dose of fall: ferry rides across the sound and the leaves are just turning from that pale golden to deep reds and fiery oranges. Last night [...]

DIY: Festive Curled Place Cards

Inspiration. We find it in the most random of places at times. We’re always looking to be inspired; whether it’s when we travel, out on walks, or from others. At our shoots and events people are always asking how in the heck we come up with our ideas. This one happened while we were prepping for our San Diego Magazine [...]

DIY: Metallic Painted Tin Can Vases

Despite it reaching 101 degrees in the heat wave for our day trip up to LA yesterday {so hot…the mild coast temperatures of 75 are perfect!}, the holidays are nearly here and we’re getting into the spirit. I {Aleah} will be headed back home to Seattle this weekend for a nice bit of family time on [...]

At Home with Valley & Co. Autumn

It’s arrived! Our Autumn EGlossy edition is all polished and ready for the spotlight. We can’t wait for you to dig into the crisp Fall goodness we’ve created. With delicious libations from Nick, bits of holiday glitter and DIY projects, some fantastic interviews, and a special wedding feature, we hope you dig in and enjoy the issue with a big mug of [...]

Lifestyle: Jasmine Star

Friends! We’re just hours away until we launch our Fall EGlossy and we are bursting at the seams to share it with you. There’s so much goodness in store! We can barely wait! But as we add the last bits of sparkle and polish we welcome someone who needs little introduction: Jasmine Star! Jasmine Star [...]

Inspired! A Fun and Whimsical Carnival Shoot

How was your weekend, lovelies? With another week comes more inspired fun and today’s inspiration shoot is the perfect way to kick it off! We’ve got a bunch of goodness coming your way including our Fall EGlossy and some fabulous holiday inspiration – we’re diving right in! Sent to us by Eventity Inc. and photographed by [...]

Friday Ramblings

Happy Friday! What a week! We’re over on Style Me Pretty | California answering three questions you asked from last month. Check out our answers and go ahead, ask away! Here’s a tiny snippet of what we’re chatting about today: Create a delightful ambiance and define a flow by offering guests gourmet food stations….you’ll have [...]

Wedding Wednesday Planning Tips: The Bar

This morning is already one of those mornings: the sand in the hourglass is not on our side. It’s filtering through oh-so quickly, leaving us scurrying to tackle our To Do List quickly! But we’re excited for what this week has consisted of so far and for what’s to come….stay tuned! Now onto some cocktail [...]

Lifestyle: Harmony Walton

As the week rolls on so does our excitement for what’s to come! Last night we took a stroll to the Village in La Jolla as it was just one of those nights. Feeling like we needed a dose of the ever-so-slightly crisp autumn air and to stretch our legs, the walk {and cookies from [...]

Elements: Fall Tabletop Designs

Monday, Monday. How was the first weekend of October for you? Ours was productive but it was over before we knew it! We decided to plan a day trip out to Julian soon; we hear it’s San Diego’s best dose of Fall complete with golden leaves, apple cider, and cooler weather! We’re also wrapping our head [...]

Wedding DIY: Message in a Bottle Guest Book

Friday has arrived and October is on its heels! What fun do you have planned this weekend? For those of you busy bees planning your wedding why not try out our creative guest book idea: a message in a bottle? This can be themed for a classically elegant coastal wedding, a destination beach wedding, or [...]

An Open Letter to Brides & Grooms

As a flurry of newly engaged couples prepare to tie the knot in the coming months, we lend this advice to you: Absolutely enjoy the planning process. We know that it can be stressful and tiring but work together to make it fun and an adventure. After all, the planning process is a jump into [...]

Married! A Happy Mississippi Wedding

The first weekend of fall has come and gone and it left us feeling excited for this new season. We are working on designs for some charming and romantic fall weddings with perhaps some unexpected palettes {much like in today’s real wedding}. Our clients are utilizing lush color combinations and textures to paint a beautiful [...]

Business Musings: Welcoming Fall

We’ve made it to a new season, friends! Fall has swirled in at the coast in a cooler, cloudy burst and we’re really enjoying it! With fall comes a new business outlook and a sense of freshness and Fall cleaning. What better time than the changing of seasons to do some deep cleaning and organizing [...]

Wedding Planning Tips: Overly Fragrant Blooms

The other day we put out a Tweet that was quickly passed around and Retweeted {thank you!}: Steer clear of overly fragrant blooms in your table centerpieces. They can bother guests and compete with your menu. The same can be said for scented candles: there’s nothing worse than triggering an asthma or allergy attack for [...]

Married! A Timeless Florida Wedding

Ah, Wedding Wednesday has arrived and we’ve got a timeless wedding to share with you today. Wes Weber Photography send us this gem of a wedding brimming with timeless details that we just can’t get enough of. Unique Event Design created a classic and elegant look with touches of sweet lavender, dark purple, and fluffy white hydreangea clouds. [...]

The Gift of Warmth

Brrr…fall is upon us which means {in most areas} the riding boots come out, coffee gets hotter, and extra blankets keep us warm on crisp nights. We always encourage our couples to prepare to take great care of their guests whether it’s warm, chilly, raining, or snowing and whether they’re entertaining at home or at [...]

Monday Coffee: The Sound of Music

Monday has arrived and fall is just a few days away! How was your weekend? We spent the weekend back in Seattle for a our couple’s stunning wedding in the most whimsical venue {check out our Facebook page for some sneak peeks - it was a total wonderland!} and we got a tiny dose of fall, [...]

Friday Fun: Beach Loving

We’ve made it to Friday, friends! Whatever your plans are for the weekend, make it a fun weekend! We’re kicking off the wedding weekend in Seattle with Starbucks. Silly, I know. But in San Diego we don’t have one too close to us so as the weather is crisper and fall is upon us my [...]

Lifestyle: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs

Good morning, sweet blog readers. Tell us: what did you think of last night’s new show Up All Night? We were fast asleep catching ZZZs for our early flight out of Palm Springs but we DVR’d it! Looking forward to catching up once we’re back home and sitting down with a big cup of Joe [...]

Engaged! A Jack Daniel’s Distillery Session

Wednesday. That means we’re halfway through the week and one day closer to fall. Though nothing magical happens here in San Diego {really, we have few gorgeous leafy trees to shed their leaves!} we’re quite excited for the changing of the guard. Fall television is also coming back, which means The Office {though without Michael Scott [...]

{Sponsored Post} Something New & Blue: b.mookie

Good morning, good morning! We’re so happy to treat you to this special post from one of our marvelous sponsors: b.mookié. The artist behind this stunning jewelry house, Molly, has such a creative eye and a true talent and passion for what she does. Be sure to hop on over to her site to peruse her amazing creations! Withour [...]

LifeStyle: Alyssa McNees

Happy Monday, friends. What do you lovelies have on your plate this week? We’re quite amazed that it’s already the middle of September. Before you know it we’ll be welcoming the changing of seasons! We are prepping for one of our lovely Seattle autumn weddings {see the venue after our fabulous interview below!} and are [...]

Happy Friday! Experience Project & Style Me Pretty!

Hi loves! Happy Friday to you! We had a fun post planned for today but alas, the power in much of Southern California has been out since yesterday! Luckily ours popped back on in the middle of the night but now we’re doing double duty of baking and finishing details for our Thanksgiving shoot for San [...]

Lifestyle: Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York

Hello lovelies! We’re back this Wedding Wednesday with another installment of our Lifestyle series, which features the best and the brightest in the wedding, event, and lifestyle industries. We’re tickled to showcase the amazing creative types and industry pals and today bring you a fun interview with Ceci Johnson, Founder and Creative Director of Ceci New [...]

Ramblings: A Shift in Seasons

Hello, lovelies! How was your Labor Day weekend? We hope you enjoyed the weekend and got a chance to relax and really soak up the last unofficial moments of summer! As we prepare to head into fall we find ourselves getting quite excited about what that means, especially in our Seattle office: cozier weddings, beautiful [...]

Happy Holiday Weekend!

We wish you a very happy and safe holiday weekend if you live Stateside. Enjoy it and soak up the last bits of summer! While we will be working away, we’re going to do the same and hit the sand later in the weekend! Cheers!

Engaged! Here, There, and Everywhere

It’s Thursday, lovelies! It just dawned on us that it’s actually Labor Day weekend. Oh, my. Do you know what this means? Yes, fall is upon us! Did you happen to join in our #WifeStyle chat on Twitter last night? We talked about how to prep your home for fall and what we love for [...]

Wedding Planning Tips: Taking a Moment

It’s Wedding Wednesday, which means we come bearing tips! You know we love to do that, right? Today we’re in full wedding mode {well, when are we not?} plugging away on some fabulously fun weddings and thinking about a special project we’re working on {we’ll be revealing quite soon}; you know we love to do [...]

Lifestyle: Olivia Shjeflo

We’re so excited to introduce you to our wonderful Senior Associate in Seattle, Olivia Shjeflo! We think you’ll love Olivia just as much as we do – on top of being fantastic, a go-getter, and stylish, she’s Norwegian {we’re both Norwegian}! Please give her a warm welcome! Flower image by Jessica Claire We’re so happy [...]

Blushing Bride: Accessories, Accessories

Oh, Monday morning is here. It always comes so quickly, doesn’t it? Well today we’re okay with it as we know our East Coast friends and readers have been on pins and needles all weekend. We’re so happy you’ve all weathered the storm safely and hope you’re all back to normal soon. A piece of [...]

Destination Inspiration: Holland

We’re just loving sharing bits of goodness based on real-life inspiration…it paints such a fun picture when you can mix and match elements that all come together to fill a blank canvas. One of our favorite inspirational places to travel is to Holland. There’s something so magical about the canals, the windmills, the ages-old crooked buildings, [...]

Engaged! A Creative Ghost Town Shoot

Alas, it’s Wednesday…where has this week gone? While we’re trying to search for the hours that slipped away yesterday, we’ll let you soak up this fun engagement shoot! We know that whenever Photography by Verdi sends something our way it’s going to be utterly creative, unique, and so beautiful. Today’s Arizona ghost town shoot fits [...]

Adventure Honeymoons with NewlyWish

We’re so happy to welcome back registry expert and founder of NewlyWish, Amanda Allen to lend some fantastic honeymoon registry advice {and a special treat!}. The perfect way to cap off your dream wedding is, without doubt, the honeymoon. Since many couples are choosing to include honeymoon activities in their registries, and are replacing the [...]

Inspired by: Real Life Elements

Monday has arrived! Are you ready for it? We hope you had a wonderful weekend and have an excellent week ahead! We managed some relaxation atop the Best of San Diego Magazine bash, client work and writing, and design brainstorming. On Friday we designed a table top for the Exquisite Weddings Magazine lounge and wanted [...]

Inspired by Life: Parisian Romance

Yesterday we were busy bees guest blogging on Postcards and Pretties and The Loveliest Day and today we wanted to share our dreamy Parisian Romance inspiration we shared with Melissa’s readers. We’re constantly inspired by architecture, nature, culture, textiles, and colors, and we love sharing this natural, real-life inspiration with our couples and clients. Taking an image [...]

Lots of Goodness

We hope your day is smashing! We’re happy to be guest blogging over two of our favorite blogs:  and so stop on by and say hello and show some love! There’s a bit of fun for everyone! …and we are thrilled to announce the launch of our sparkling new planning tool:  The Valley & Co. [...]

Inspiration to Invitation: Ruby & Willow

Hello lovely Valley & Co. readers!! For this month’s inspiration to invitation column we’re taking our cue from the gorgeous tile work seen throughout countries like Turkey & Morocco. In rich brick tones and sumptuous golds it has me dreaming of a romantic night in the desert in a lantern lit tent!! Wouldn’t it make [...]

Lifestyle: Preston Bailey

Thank you for stopping by today! We’re thrilled to continue our Lifestyle installment where we introduce you to amazing industry leaders and pals who inspire us immensely. Today we are honored to showcase the incredibly talented and kind celebrity event designer and florist Preston Bailey. Meet Preston, author of numerous gorgeous and inspirational books, including one of [...]

Married! Sweet Love in a Barn

It’s Monday! How did that happen? We hope you had a fabulous fun-filled weekend! We’re ready to kick-off the latter part of August with a positively charming barn wedding from Adelita Rose Photography sure to make you smile. While we adore the fun little details, Karen and Mark’s utter love for each other is what really makes [...]

Thursday Bouquet: Vibrant Blooms

There’s something just so magical about flowers. Blooms in all shapes and sizes just make me happy and this palette from Jennie and Justin’s April wedding was no exception. Tropical vibrancy at its best, we worked with gorgeous pincushions, orchids, sunset orange calla lilies, and fiery ranunculus to create a warm ambiance. It was perfect [...]

Engaged! Golden Romance in California

Ross and Mychela’s engagement shoot can’t get any better! A pinch of cozy outdoor romance, a sprinkle of carnival fun, and a dash sunny loving makes this one of our all-time favorite engagement shoots! Plus Mychela’s breezy looks and sweet kicks make for such a beautiful look. Thanks to Troy Grover Photographers for sending this goodness [...]

Monday Coffee: Etiquette Tips & Going Green

Well Happy Monday to you! We hope your weekend was refreshing and fun! We’re happy you joined us for Monday Coffee on this beautiful morning! We’re thrilled to be the Etiquette Contributors in the lovely Eco-Beautiful Weddings Magazine and in the current issue we lent some of our etiquette tips and ideas to creating a beautiful [...]

Engaged! A Mississippi Romance Shoot

This summer we’ve been treated to some seriously gorgeous engagement shoots that define summer romance. This is no exception! Talk about a beautiful couple, a dreamy summery setting in Mississippi, and some incredible photography from Adam Hudson Photo. Victoria and David’s summer romance story starts here… Photography | Adam Hudson Photo Talk about dreamy, right? [...]

Married! Backyard Bliss in San Diego

The talented photography duo at Narrative Images shared this sweet backyard San Diego wedding with us and we’re smitten! There’s something so charming and intimate about a wedding at home, especially when it’s a home with years of happiness, memories, and shared sentiment. We adore the birch chuppah, the sweet post-wedding portraits, and the glow [...]

Monday Coffee: Summer Simplicity

We’ve just returned from two lovely weddings in Washington State and are grateful that the sunshine came out in a big way at both! It hasn’t been the best summer in Washington so we packed up the sunshine and took it with us! When planning for your summer party or wedding it’s so important to [...]

Married! A Dreamy Wedding in Portugal

We adore the work of our talented pals at Brancoprata in Portugal and we’re thrilled to share their beautiful imagery with you today. This breathtaking wedding is the definition of timeless beauty and charm; the natural setting, loving couple, and amazing photography seal it as one of our favorite weddings this summer! Enjoy! Photography – André Teixeira, [...]

Wedding Fun & Games with The Bride Suite

We’re so pleased to be guest posting for Nick and Aleah today. We put together a little treat for you with loads of fun images plus a free download designed by us. In honor of all of the fun summer weddings happening right now, we put together a collage of some of the cutest wedding [...]

The Cutting Edge of Registry with NewlyWish

Our insightful and lovely registry contributor Amanda Allen from NewlyWish is back lending expert insight into making the best out of your registry: With the outrageously hot weather we’ve been having, I decided the other day to whip up a batch of my not-quite-world-famous gazpacho. For those of you familiar with gazpacho will know that [...]

Valley & Co. Wedding Planning Tip: Make a Date

We love morning and early afternoon weddings. One of the beautiful benefits about these earlier weddings is that the happy couple can make a date post-saying I Do and have a nice and sweet photo session once the excitement has died down. We are big proponents of scheduling time during your wedding {whether it’s daytime or [...]

Engaged! A Funky Stewardess Engagement Shoot

Rick and Bernadette of Narrative Images are a fantastic husband-and-wife photography duo based out of San Diego. They are a joy to work with and their images are always breathtaking and timeless. This retro stewardess-themed engagement session they sent our way is no exception! We hope you enjoy the gorgeous images from this darling shoot! Photography [...]

Valley & Co. Wedding Planning Tip: Making Your Mark

Some of our most favorite weddings that we’ve planned and designed have been beautiful reflections of our couples in a number of ways. When dreaming up personalized ideas to make your mark, consider creative projects outside of monogrammed napkins. One golden tip we will offer: build it! Hand forged elements built specifically for you are timeless and fun [...]

Married! A Brilliant South African Wedding

There is one word that best sums up Reinhard and Lara’s wedding: wow. Sent over to us by photographer Hannes Uys, this South African wedding is right out of the pages of a fairy tale. The gorgeous couple just radiates happiness and the photography is impeccable. From Hannes: Reinhard and Lara’s celebration was my first wedding [...]

Engaged! An at Home Engagement Shoot

Happy Friday! We hope you have had a wonderful week and have a marvelous weekend planned! We’re rounding out our week of love sessions with a truly beautiful and organic shoot at home in New York sent over by E. Leigh Photography. Mona and Andrew’s relaxed atmosphere lends for the perfect setting for an engagement shoot showing [...]

Married! Love in Boston

Today’s love shoot comes from Lindsay Madden, a talented NYC photographer who loves to travel for her clients. From Lindsay: Tim & Darcy were married the weekend before their newlywed shoot in St. Tropez & they thought it would be a wonderful idea to capture their newlywed glow in their hometown of Boston along the [...]

Engaged! A Cheerful Spring Engagement Shoot

We’re happy to share another lovely engagement shoot from FlickFoto. Today’s springtime Philadelphia shoot is so cheerful and sweet. From the fresh blooms to the gorgeous architecture, photographer Sarah captured these moments beautifully. From Sarah at FlickFoto: The engagement session of Donnelley and Anthony that I photographed was perfect timing this past spring. Since the [...]

Monday Coffee: The Sound of Music

Weddings and events are such joyous occasions and serenading your guests with equally joyous music, whether vocally or instrumentally, can make such a lasting impression. Your musical entertainment needn’t be over-the-top or elaborate; sometimes background music, especially during cocktail hour, will do just the trick to set the tone for your celebration. Ceremony: a live [...]

A Giveaway: Glassybaby

We have been big fans of Seattle’s Glassybaby for years and are excited to bring back a third Glassybaby giveaway for our readers! Glassybabies are special hand-blown glass vessels that not only bring joy and light to their recipients and users, but they can also give back to those who need it. 10% of certain [...]

A Dreamy Creative Shoot on the California Coast

We are suckers for fun-loving dreamy shoots where breezy images are captured in a timeless fashion. A while back we collaborated with our friends Jenny and Joseph Llanes of Llanes Weddings for a marathon of shoots and some of our favorite images were these. We feel that they speak for themselves and are just absolutely [...]

Engaged! A Colorful Philadelphia City Shoot

Today’s engagement session comes from the talented team at FlickFoto and it reflects so much of what we love about city engagement shoots: colorful backgrounds, character, history, and great architectur. From Sarah at FlickFoto: “Working with Lindsey and Dan in Manayunk will be one of my fondest remembered engagement sessions from this season. They were [...]

Summer Inspiration: Rustic Lavender

A while back we worked on a fun project with our lovely friend {and talented photographer} Shannon Lee of Shannon Lee Images. After the shoot we produced we had some fun with a few side props we brought along and you know, we really loved the outcome! The lavender, lemons, and mixed textures and pieces [...]

Summertime Magic

We love each and every one of our couples and Renee and Alex are certainly no exception. This past weekend they celebrated their 2nd year anniversary and we wanted to say thank you to them for being so wonderful. Happy Anniversary! The finale of their beautiful wedding day was an incredible fireworks display that lit up [...]

Entertaining Essentials for Your Registry with NewlyWish

Please welcome back our wonderful expert registry contributor Amanda Allen from NewlyWish! We appreciate Amanda’s expertise and love this entertaining-themed registry post! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Amanda! When people think about entertaining and their wedding registry, they often focus on full sets of china that they can use for more formal dinner parties, family holidays, [...]

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