valleyandco One of our favorite installations from last summer. Our team draped dozens and dozens of feet of greenery around lots of strands of globe lights and ribbon {it took so long!} to create an al fresco feeling. Magic! Happy to see details of this wedding on @seattlebridemag today! Planning, design + floral: @valleyandco @ncordovaphoto || venue and food: @herbanfeast || embroidered handkerchief: @oatmeallace || wedding gown: @pronovias || bridesmaids' frocks: @jlm_couture || linens: @choicelinens || stationery: @izzygirldesigns || and many more! #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 5h

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valleyandco We once heard @sylviaweinstock talk so passionately about how a wedding cake should stand alone and make a statement. We love the tradition and story behind wedding cake and adored this towering statement delight baked by Ruth-Anne Ford Confections for one of our weddings @seattlebridemag is sharing today. See the full feature on their site || planning, design + floral: @valleyandco @ncordovaphoto || venue and food: @herbanfeast || embroidered handkerchief: @oatmeallace || wedding gown: @pronovias || bridesmaids' frocks: @jlm_couture || linens: @choicelinens || stationery: @izzygirldesigns || and many more! #vandcowedding #seattlewedding #weddingcake 11h

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valleyandco Stopped by @vintageambiance today to pick out some great finds for our clients' upcoming steampunk engagement soirée with @duparandcompany. These mirrors will be perfect, thank you very much! #vandcowedding #vandcobash 1d

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valleyandco We've long called remnants after a client wedding or party "elegant decay." Glasses of wine are polished off. Cake plates only contain a few crumbs. Bouquets have been crunched in countless embraces. Candles, while still aglow, are burning the last bits of their wicks. We stumbled upon this pretty scene of remnants at last weekend's wedding. Dozens of nearly-gone flickering candles and a mother's bouquet were the last pieces of evidence of this soirée. #vandcowedding #beautifulremnants #elegantdecay 2d

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valleyandco Yesterday we spent the day working on client sketches, revising budgets and checklists, going through a growing stack of paperwork taking up precious space on our farm dining room table, and purging our front entry closet and stacks around our home that accumulated over the holidays. We called it early spring cleaning and it felt so good. At the day's end we even managed our standing afternoon walk with Ava and settled in for early relaxation. Not every day is an accomplished one so we must savor them! Enjoying a quiet moment this morning {and still these pretty leftovers!} before baby music class and a day of client meetings. Bring on Thursday! #vandcoliving #ThursdayTruth 7d

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valleyandco It's a frosty pastel sunrise kind of morning, which means more coffee is in order. Enjoying a little quiet time with floral leftovers from the weekend polishing my {needs work} calligraphy skills, as taught by talented friend @lhcalligraphy in her workshop. Have a great day, all! {A} #vandcoliving 1w

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valleyandco How we do game day brunch! Let's do this! #GoHawks #vandcoliving 1w

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valleyandco Lots of charming details at today's sweet winter wedding. Here's a little peek at our long escort card display where the cards were set atop vintage silver tea trays and adorned with flowers and greens. Classic and lovely! Our team is stellar, as per usual: cc: @herbanfeast @ncordovaphoto @shanemacomber @bakedseattle @minted #vandcoblooms #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 2w

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valleyandco Good morning! Coffee in hand and event prep underway over here. What's everyone up to? #vandcowedding #seattlewedding #vandcoblooms 2w

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valleyandco A cargo truck filled with flowers is a happy one! Looking forward to this weekend's enchanting wintry wedding with @herbanfeast @ncordovaphoto @shanemacomber! We are thankful for our stellar team and cast of vendors as well as grandparents to care for the babe. We're looking forward to seeing 200 guests experience the thoughtful wedding we've planned and bright to life for our sweet couple and then hosting our friends for a big game day brunch Sunday. Something tells us we will sleep like babies Sunday night! #vandcowedding #GoHawks 2w

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valleyandco #tbt to that time we lived steps from this for a spell. #vandcoliving 2w

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valleyandco Happy to finally share this entire sweet wedding on our blog today {we're incredibly thankful @bridalguide shared images along with our tips and @thecelebrationsociety shared details!}. This intimate and charming midsummer night wedding is a reminder and a testament to why we do what we do. It's never been about us. Rather, it's about creating moments and celebration for others. Curating joy. It's about encouraging the best in the artists and team members we bring on board. Painting a forever moment for our clients that will be a fond memory the rest of their lives. There's something so bittersweet about planning celebrations. Likely that's the only time all guests will be under the same roof or at the same table. So creating a celebration that's a reflection of our couples is always top of mind. Isn't that what it's all about? Jenny Jimenez {http://www.photojj.com} with @duparandcompany @abcrentals @vintageambiance #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 2w

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valleyandco ...or a winter without hot cocoa. Cozying up as we wind down the office on this chilly afternoon. We like to end our work days, whenever we can, with a long walk to refresh after a busy day prepping and planning our events. These days it's with Baby Ava in tow and it's a great transition between our business time and family time. This signage we collaborated with our talented friend and stationer designer @izzygirldesigns on is still a favorite element and reminds us of warmer days on the horizon. Sharing more of this sunny wedding on our blog today. Jenny Jimenez: http://www.photojj.com #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 2w

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valleyandco Wild and lush. We love that @bridalguide share our cocktail arrangements in their 2015 wedding trends story. We used peonies, bleeding heart and mint to create these sweet garden bouquets set atop the linens we sewed. C2 Photography {www.c2photography.com} #vandcowedding #vandcoblooms #seattlewedding 3w

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valleyandco We've been lovers of long tables for years now and think they'll be around for a while. This is in our Top 5 favorite long tables as it was intimate and made a statement. Nestled under a canopy of trees, the setting was exquisite. Our Salal garland table runner was studded with peonies and enchanting garden roses and was simply perfect. C2 Photography, catering @duparandcompany #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 3w

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valleyandco One of our all-time favorite carefree tables. This 60' long beauty was ethereal and colorful. We sewed the linens from seersucker and eyelet fabrics and tore fabric strips to cinch the napkins and mark entree designations for the stellar @duparandcompany team's dinner service. A few of this wedding's lovely images from C2 Photography {www.c2photography.com} of our floral and designs were included in today's wedding trend and tips story we contributed to on @bridalguide. What a joy to plan and design for this couple! #seattlewedding #vandcowedding #vandcopress 3w

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valleyandco It's always such a treat to welcome a new year and new forecasted wedding and party trends. We're honored to be lending our trend predictions and tips for incorporating trends to several outlets this week and last. Thank you to @bridalguide Magazine for sharing our advice alongside sage advice from excellent peers. What a fun read! #vandcopress Oh, and how sweet is our Lifestyle blog header created for us a while back by our talented friend @lhcalligraphy? 3w

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valleyandco The custom made whitewashed wood altar was a special element at this island estate wedding. Dozens and dozens of feet of curly garlands accented the structure perfectly. Totally gorgeous day with the incomparable @jennybird @josephllanes and deliciousness by our friends at @rocheharborwed #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 3w

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valleyandco There's something inspiring in the air! We're back at it prepping for our first wedding of the year and looking back on a few favorite design elements from this past year. We adored the layered vintage china our bride Adelaide collected - an impressive 150-guest complete service, no less! @chantalphoto #vandcowedding #seattlewedding 3w

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valleyandco After a rejuvenating break for the holidays, we are getting back into the swing of things with bright eyes. Being self-employed can be so incredible but it's not without challenges. We sure know, we've been self-employed for ages. Balancing home and family life and a bustling business can be tough. But, as this beautiful image represents, it's wonderful when that balance falls into place and it's entirely feasible. It just needs tending to. This wedding, atop Mt. Rainier, was one of our favorites from last summer. With the help of our parents and our stellar team, Baby Ava traveled with us to Palm Springs for her first wedding, up to the mountains, and out to the islands for some spectacular events. It was the year of the destination wedding and what fun we had! We look forward to a stellar year to come! Yvonne Wong Photography http://www.yvonne-wong.com #vandcowedding 3w

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