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Add Some Holiday Cheer to Your Wedding

The holidays are officially here and Valley & Co. is sharing how to add some of that seasonal magic to your wedding and beyond. Whether you’re hosting an engagement party, planning a bridal shower, or gathering your friends for New Year’s, we’ve got inspiration galore…including a Merry Punch recipe perfect for all of the above. Check out more images from Kerry Jeanne right this way!

Merry PunchThe perfect drink for winter weddings, bridal showers, engagement parties, and every celebration in between.
prep time
10 Minute/s
cook time
total time
10 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 1 liter of ginger ale
  • 2 bottles of good champagne
  • 1/3 cup of mint leaves (barely muddled)
  • 1/3 cup of frozen sugared cranberries
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Barely muddle mint leaves and place into a punch bowl with the frozen cranberries. Add ginger ale and top with chilled champagne. *We don't recommend adding ice to this punch as it can dilute the bubbly. Serve immediately and enjoy!

The perfect drink for winter weddings, engagement parties and beyond!

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Photography: Kerry Jeanne Photography | Event Planning + Design: Valley & Co. | Floral Design: Valley & Co. | Stationery + Calligraphy: La Happy | DeLille Cellars: DeLille Cellars | Desserts: Ruth-Anne Ford | Flatware and crystal plates: Crate & Barrel | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Rentals: Pedersen's Rentals

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Romantic DIY Winery Wedding

There aren’t enough adjectives to fully describe this Alexandra Knight affair, but the biggest takeaway? The absolute heart that it’s packed with. Starting with the adorable story board that acted as the backdrop to the dessert table, to ending with the Bridesmaid’s assembling their bouquet’s, every detail is heart melting. Read on for the story that brought this darling duo together, and see the whole day here.

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Settings
Winery
Styles
Rustic

From Alexandra Knight PhotographyCatie & KJ’s gorgeous winery wedding was a perfect combination of DIY elements, a breathtaking blush and champagne color palette, and a beautiful venue to host their celebration. Styled by the bride herself, their reception featured fun chevron and sequin table runners that pulled the soft pink roses and gold candles together elegantly. Catie wore a Jenny Packham gown that was purchased used from Australia and she even wore her great-great grandmother’s gold ring as her something borrowed for the ceremony.

Catie’s bridesmaids’ wore different dresses that complemented each other well, and they were tied together by their coordinating florals, too. The bride and groom ordered bulk flowers from Costco, and the bridesmaids assembled bouquets by hand the day before the wedding. The variety of bouquets carried by the bridesmaids were a beautiful way to add some variation that tied all the colors and elements of the day together.

This couple was one of my most favorite couples I’ve ever worked with. They approached their wedding planning with a laid back style, knew that they wanted to focus on their guests having a fun time, and wanted to stay true to their personalities. So instead of a fancy plated dinner at the winery where they held their wedding, they had two different food trucks cater the event, which allowed guests to grab and go whatever food options they wanted. The bride shopped Etsy and DIY projects to help her create the vision for what she wanted with her reception space and it all came together beautifully.

Guests toasted them with some of the best speeches I’ve ever heard, and the bride’s maid of honor got to tell their guests the story of knowing KJ for years prior to him meeting Catie. She has the joy of being best friends to them both and was the best maid of honor they could have asked for. Be sure to check out the photos of the adorable story board that acted as the backdrop to the couple’s dessert table. The hand-penned black board tells their story with adorable illustrations while looping in their individual personalities and backgrounds. What a great way to personalize the reception space!

We were treated to private access to the winery’s barrel room by the owner himself, and enjoyed a mini escape from the reception for a few last minute portraits as the sun went down. We could not have been blessed with better weather and a better setting to celebrate this amazing couple and I am so honored to have been involved!

Photography: Alexandra Knight Photography | Flowers: Costco | Cake: Morfey's Cake | Cupcakes: Trophy Cupcakes | Hair & Makeup: Gene Juarez | Suits: Jos. A. Bank | Accessories: Nordstrom | Alterations: Nordstrom | Bridal Gown: Jenny Packham | Ceremony & Reception: DeLille Cellars | Chairs: AA Party Rentals | Day-of Coordinator: Lindeman Events | Food Truck: Veraci Pizza | Food Truck: Skillet Street Food

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Julie Vino Trunk Show at Mea Marie Bridal Atelier

The pretty is spilling over today thanks to bridal gown designer Julie Vino! And get this  — on February 7th + 8th, 2015, Seattle’s Mea Marie Bridal Atelier is hosting an official Julie Vino Trunk Show. My dears, mark your calendars! This is a show you won’t want to miss…

Handmade of the finest European fabrics and Parisian laces, these incredibly gorgeous and effortlessy romantic gowns are unlike anything you’ve ever seen! The trunk show will feature the Julie Vino Provence Collection 2015 as well as some of the most requested styles from the Orchid and Ceasaria Collections.  Not only will brides get the chance to try on these stunning gowns, but there is also a 10% discount for styles purchased during trunk show appointments!

Brides have been booking flights from across the country to get the chance to try on a Julie Vino wedding dress, so be sure to book your appointment! Head over here to see exactly which gowns will be featured at the trunk show and to choose a time slot. Contact Nikki at Mea Marie Bridal Atelier at 425.531.5664 with any questions. Happy dress hunting, my dears.

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