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[...]

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home

holiday entertaining :: christmas at home
The season is here - our halls are decked to the nines with greenery garlands, our tree is filled with our favorite family ornaments that each tell a story (and our tree is just starting to dry out! We got it in late November!), and Ava is excited for Santa's arrival. The stockings (Aleah handmade) are hung by the chimney with care, dozens and dozens of cookies have b[...]