pro tips: navigating covid-19 and weddings

pro tips: navigating covid-19 and weddings
As we type this post, the world is shrouded in uncertainty but we're seeking out the comforts we can and remaining positive. 17+ years in business, we've not seen anything like what's happening, but we want you to know that we are here for you in any capacity we can be and are writing this to be supportive, helpful, and positive to wedding and event creatives and to c[...]

valley & co. designs :: chic white dinner party

valley & co. designs :: chic white dinner party
It's that time of the year when winter is on its way out and spring is on her way in, which means we're seeing spotted hellebores, early daffodils, white crocuses, and our evergreen clematis popping up all over our garden beds. It also means I'm exceptionally eager for parties! This crisp white dinner party with our talented friend Katie Parra was filled with my fa[...]

wedding planning tips :: 2020 food and drink trends and advice from Lisa Dupar Catering

wedding planning tips :: 2020 food and drink trends and advice from Lisa Dupar Catering
When it comes to developing the food and beverage (and dessert!) concepts with our wedding couples and party clients, we go wild for big ideas that are creative and clever, and also trusted ones that help to tell the story of the people or the mission of the event and ones that we know will stand the test of time (and service). We asked our incredibly talented friend [...]

valley & co. event :: mountain welcome party

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 ni[...]

valley & co. designs :: valentine’s day party

valley & co. designs :: valentine's day party
It's finally February and it means only a few more weeks until spring is here - our snowdrops and hellebores are in full bloom, and we can hardly wait for spring's arrival. Until then, we're excited to enjoy February and to share our spin on Valentine's month - a month where we spread joy through flowers and cookies to our neighbors and friends. I look forward to Ava [...]

valley & co. planning :: top tools for planning your wedding

valley & co. planning :: top tools for planning your wedding
'Tis the season for couples defining their style and diving right into the wedding planning process, so we're dishing up a few of our favorite planning tools and fun resources to get you started on the right track.  First stop: sign up for BAZAAR Bride - you'll receive twelve newsletters brimming with pro tips in various categories, gorgeous eye candy, styling ti[...]

The Two Most Important Things to Do When You’re Newly Engaged!

The Two Most Important Things to Do When You're Newly Engaged!
Huge congratulations to all of the newly engaged folks who have a story and new sparkler to share post-holiday! The stretch between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day is when most engagements happen, so it's high time for our annual  Do This post gift! Of course you'll share the happy news with your family and friends, and post that beautiful ring selfie on Instagram[...]

8 effortless holiday entertaining ideas and a festive punch hack

8 effortless holiday entertaining ideas and a festive punch hack
Who is ready for Christmas? Yeah, we aren't quite there either! We're so excited for the festivities and traditions (hello neighborhood cookie party, The Nutcracker, and Christmas Eve and day!), but not quite wrapped yet. Our menu is nearly done...so we're getting there! But this season with Thanksgiving being so close to the holidays and having some fantastic events [...]