I finally got my hands on photos from a 2013 August wedding. Although I have a lot of work I want to share from this past wedding season, I thought I'd start off with this one because the film photos of the ceremony from Bryce Covey are just so dreamy. This darling couple had their ceremony in the perfectly blooming Rose Gardens at Woodland Park Zoo, followed by a large, grand reception at the Sheraton. It was a beautiful day and I'm so glad I got to reminisce with these photos.
Well....it's been awhile since you've heard from us. It has been one crazy wedding season since we last blogged--and by crazy, I mean wonderful and BUSY! The "off season" is finally here yet we are still finding ourselves with on overwhelming to-do list. I feel so fortunate our business is thriving but I am looking forward to having some downtime to reenergize and get caught up on the admin side of things. We have lots of new content to post and I'm just now starting to sift through some of the photos that are rolling into my inbox.
You may notice we also have a new online look--we are still working on some kinks here and there but overall I love the new design. Talented designer and photographer, Carina Sckrobecki, created our beautiful logo and I'm slowly but surely figuring out how to personalize the website. I'm about the least techy person ever, so when I say slowly, I mean it! While I continue to sort through photos of weddings, I'll leave you with a few summer pictures from Instagram. When things are really busy, Instagram is a great way to keep everyone up to date on current content. Check out our profile and follow us to see more real time photos of what we are working on and creating http://instagram.com/stacyanderson
We also have some exciting features coming up. Basically, lots to catch up on and share with you all so check back soon and often!
I love early spring blooms and the rich color they bring after the bleakness of winter. These photos and the warm weather this week are getting me excited for wedding season just around the corner!
Photos by the oh so talented O'Malley Photographers.
I have to do a little personal post with some husband bragging, well, because I'm just so darn thankful to be his wife. I turned the big 3-0 this year and my husband decided he would put his AMAZING cooking skills to use and host our closest friends to a dinner party.
He knows I love an excuse to decorate a table AND dine with friends, so he knew the combo would be a hit. I was humbled when most RSVP’s came in as yes and we then realized we had 20+ people coming over for a sit-down dinner. Our table seats 10-12 max when expanded. Luckily, my handy husband had a solution–we put a giant piece of plywood the same width as our table on one of my portable worktables (we did have to get a little creative to make it level and sturdy) and covered it with linens making it look like one continuous table. I arranged some flowers and candlelight while my husband took care of all the food and drinks. He made the most delicious stuffed flank steak as well as fresh baked bread and sauteed vegetables. Everyone drank wine and cocktails, ate delicious food, laughed, chatted, and laughed some more. It was an incredible night that I’ll never forget.
These images are by Kate Price, photographer and guest. She offered to come over when it was still daylight to snap some photos of the table but we learned a significant lesson that day–never host a big party without a babysitter. Jacob, 3 months at the time, did not understand that we had a timeline and required, rightfully so, a lot of attention that we hadn’t factored in the plans. Let’s just say that we didn’t have much time from the completion of set-up to when our guests arrived. She still did a great job and I’m so thankful for the photos.
I’m even more thankful for my dear friends. And the most thankful for my sweet husband.
And if you are thinking of hosting a dinner party but are overwhelmed by how to do it, email me. This party came together in less than a week and had minimal details, but everyone enjoyed it nonetheless. Because we didn't have a lot of time or a big budget, we made sure to pick details/food that worked with our circumstances--which, in my opinion, is key to any event; knowing what you have to work with (needs vs. wants and how to prioritize them) and going from there to maximize it all. Obviously, being a florist helped as I had the decor on hand and had access to wholesale flowers, but I promise you can create a similar look without that advantage.
basically here! Although Seattle has bi-polar weather this time of year, the budding blooms outside don't lie and local farmers are posting about their first harvests of flowers. I'm ready to put the dark winter days behind me and head into the busy and blessed year I have ahead. Here is a bright and cheery arrangement to kick off the weekend. Photos by the lovely Kate Price Photography.