entertaining :: cobbler & bubbly thank you party and wedding registry tips

entertaining :: cobbler & bubbly thank you party and wedding registry tips
This is the time of year that signifies the best of a season (berries, tomatoes, dahlias, Dungeness crab....), and rounds out the bustling summer wedding season. How many weddings have you been to this summer? 15 years ago this month we celebrated the best of the season ourselves and threw a thank you party for our own wedding parties - 12 friends included. It's a [...]

valley & co. wedding :: soft mauve and green barn soiree

valley & co. wedding :: soft mauve and green barn soiree
Kavita and Andy are truly two of the kindest and most thoughtful couples we've had the pleasure of working with. They had big plans for their Indian-American wedding (most all 250 guests came from across the country) and entrusted us to create a meaningful and beautiful celebration that represented their love story and the care they really wanted their guests to exper[...]

entertaining at home :: easter

entertaining at home :: easter
If you ask me, most anything looks that much more festive when it's subtly glittering with sugar! This sugared flower tutorial is a favorite of ours for spring entertaining (and also during the holidays to apply to sugared fruits). This will be our 4th Annual Valley Family Easter Brunch and we'll be welcoming a house full to celebrate, eat, and enjoy. Ava is extrem[...]

valley & company advice :: three tips for your guest experience

valley & company advice :: three tips for your guest experience
Whether your wedding is a true destination locale where your guests travel from afar (think: a Lake Como wedding, a sunny Caribbean beach celebration, or forested Pacific Northwest nuptials) or a local soiree where your guests will all be coming from home, taking good care of them from the moment they receive your first wedding correspondence will make them feel appre[...]