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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. 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[...]

entertaining :: valentine’s day party with pottery barn

entertaining :: valentine's day party with pottery barn
This past week Seattle got a heavy dose of snow and ice, with more on the way. Just in time for a cozy Valentine's Day! When Valentine's Day comes around it signals the ultimate engagement season, and the perfect day to celebrate love, friendship, or just yourself! We gathered to create a beautiful and delicious Valentine's Day sweets and dinner party, complete with o[...]

holiday entertaining :: merry punch

holiday entertaining :: merry punch
'Tis the season for dusting off our favorite crystal punch bowl and mixing up our merry punch! It's a favorite for our holiday parties - especially game days! It only takes a few ingredients and with the fresh cranberries and mint leaves it's perfectly festive! images: Kerry Jeanne Photography Recipe for Valley & Company's Merry Punch: 1 liter of ginger[...]