valley & co. planning tips :: creating your getting ready timeline

valley & co. planning tips :: creating your getting ready timeline
A large part of the success of a smooth and relaxed wedding day timeline starts with the bones and the prep time for a couple. We work with our photography team closely to map out the details - the getting ready moments, any wedding party details, a tux and accessories, hair and makeup, and time spent with loved ones. It's a special and often sacred time to collect yo[...]

valley & co. planning tips :: five things to do if you’re newly engaged

valley & co. planning tips :: five things to do if you're newly engaged
If you're reading this piece today, congratulations are likely in order (or perhaps will be soon)! Each year we share our knowledge on the subject of engagement around this time, as the time for engagements has arrived. The holidays see an uptick in romantic settings and intimate gatherings, family and friends - all of the ingredients for the perfect proposal. So o[...]

entertaining :: first dinner party essentials with pottery barn

entertaining :: first dinner party essentials with pottery barn
When fall finally settles in it signifies a cozy and intimate season - entertaining season. Our schedule quickly become happily full with football games and dinner parties, family gatherings, and the holidays. I remember when we got married our first gathering was a cocktail party for our friends at our new house - complete with an abundance of food and great cocktail[...]