valley & co. tips :: fall entertaining 3 ways

valley & co. tips :: fall entertaining 3 ways
'Tis the time for bringing gatherings indoors (unless you're blessed with year-round warm weather!), and the season for getting together for most any reason. We love entertaining friends, other families and kiddos, and our community, and really find any excuse (hello start-of-summer sidewalk party, outdoor movie party, gingerbread house decorating party, etc., etc.!).[...]

valley & co. planning :: 5 tips for planning a wedding day timeline

valley & co. planning :: 5 tips for planning a wedding day timeline
We know that task of planning a wedding day timeline can feel overwhelming - most of our clients say they don't know where to start, which is why they're grateful to have us aboard! 16+ years of planning timelines has given us such great insight into what people really want. We start fresh with each and every client, listening intently to their priorities for the wedd[...]

valley & co. tips :: 6 fun ways to incorporate fall into your event

valley & co. tips :: 6 fun ways to incorporate fall into your event
Fall is officially in full swing and we're loving applying warm and cozy details to our autumn events. Incorporating seasonal components into your wedding or party can bring home your vision and really punch up the personalized feeling and can be done in effortless ways that have great impact. The bar area is likely one of the first action stations your guests will se[...]

valley & co. tips :: planning golden hour wedding photos

valley & co. tips :: planning golden hour wedding photos
Golden hour photos can be some of the most romantic and beautiful keepsake portraits for couples from their wedding day. It's that window of time just before dusk when their photographer will steal them away from the buzz of their friends and family, and it's a magic moment not only for the two of them to reflect, but to really take in the party in their honor (we've [...]

valley & co. entertaining :: festive 4th

valley & co. entertaining :: festive 4th
It's one of our favorites weeks of summer - the 4th of July is upon us! This year we'll forego a tradition of being at the beach and will stay at home in the city - probably entertaining friends, trekking to our nearby zoo, and just relaxing. If you're thinking about entertaining for the holiday, you don't have to look very far to use what you have to throw a festive [...]

valley & co. designs :: throwing a summer cocktail tasting party

valley & co. designs :: throwing a summer cocktail tasting party
Gathering a group of friends or family around an outdoor dining table to enjoy good drink and great food is one of our favorite summer pastimes. We're sharing some of our go-to tips for doing just that but putting a wedding spin on it! During the pre-wedding planning process, final menu and dessert planning and cocktail offerings are in full swing 3-4 months out, whic[...]

valley & co. designs :: pastel floral-filled wedding shower

valley & co. designs :: pastel floral-filled wedding shower
Summer is in unofficial full swing, which means our summertime wedding couples are celebrating their last showers and parties before they walk down the aisle! It's truly the best season for garden parties and bringing the garden to the table. We live for warm summer days where we can open up our doors and enjoy our garden and stone patio, sharing cocktails and laughte[...]

valley & co. tips :: choosing a tent style

valley & co. tips :: choosing a tent style
Wedding tents aren't just for inclement weather! We love a beautiful tent to provide a sense of space, shade from the heat, and a sweetly designed visual space that guests can enjoy all day and night long. Whether a tent is for the ceremony, for cocktails, or for dinner and dancing, knowing what kind of tent is available in your market and what is the best fit for you[...]