valley & co. event :: mountain welcome party

You’ll most always hear us say that pre-wedding welcome parties are a must! They not only set the tone for the fun wedding festivities to follow, but they are a fantastic ice breaker and introduction for guests who may not have ever met! Eloise and Ian’s welcome dinner was as festive as they come – nestled below the mountains (where a massive herd of elk made their nightly trek through the grounds!), it was a beautiful and picturesque glimpse into the Pacific Northwest for their destination guests.

We welcomed guests with cheeky canned beverages in paper sleeves, and they enjoyed autumnal offerings from Skillet to bring in the fall feeling. Did we mention that guests were encouraged to wear flannel? See if you can spot 1/2 of our team (the rest was on site prepping for the wedding) sporting our best fall attire!

Planning/design/florals: Valley & Company Events || Photos: O’Malley Photographers || Catering and bar: Skillet || Linens: La Tavola || Calligraphy and paper bags: Libby Tipton || Paper goods: Claudia Draws || Band: The Weavils

Such a fun welcome!