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 [...]

valley & co. at home :: easy holiday enteraining ideas

valley & co. at home :: easy holiday enteraining ideas
How is Christmas just 20 days away? It feels like we were just scouring the pumpkin patch for our family pumpkin collection and now we're less than three weeks away from the most magical time of the year. In our house we're prepping for our last big event of the year and travel, as well as Ava's Christmas concert at school and entertaining family. Oh, and throw in San[...]

valley & co. entertaining :: 3 festive holiday drink recipes

valley & co. entertaining :: 3 festive holiday drink recipes
'Tis the seasons for merriment! We love a good drink - whether it's a cocktail or mocktail - and ones that are garnished beautifully and layered in flavor. Here are a few of our favorite festive (and easy) cocktails and mocktails perfect for your next gathering! To make a non-alcoholic version of many cocktails, you can substitute the alcohol with a cider, ginger a[...]

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 [...]