I’m all about bringing more joy, and less stress, to your biggest (and smallest) occasions. Here, I curate inspiration and share original ideas related to parties, entertaining, weddings, and home life with a focus on practicality, authenticity, and sustainability (whenever possible.)

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a bird with a plan

I’m all about bringing more joy, and less stress, to your biggest (and smallest) occasions. Here, I curate inspiration and share original ideas related to parties, entertaining, weddings, and home life with a focus on practicality, authenticity, and sustainability.

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SO…the love of your life just put a ring on it. (Can I get a woot woot!)  You and your partner can’t WAIT to take this next step in your relationship and spend the rest of your lives together.  The main thing standing in your way now is that little thing called a “wedding.”  But […]

Wedding Planning, Weddings

October 27, 2020

How to Start Planning your Wedding: The Big Questions to Answer First

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To inspire your minimoon planning, check out this guide to 6 beautiful minimoon destinations in Washington State.

Honeymoon, Travel

September 14, 2020

6 Minimoon Destinations in Washington State: A Complete Guide

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So you’ve decided to hold your wedding ceremony in a backyard.  Maybe it’s your backyard. Maybe it’s someone else’s backyard. (Presumably you know the person whose backyard it is…) Maybe you’ve always wanted to get married there. Or maybe you just got so sick of waiting on freakin’ COVID that you and your partner decided […]

Weddings

July 30, 2020

How to Host a Backyard Wedding Ceremony: 30+ Practical Questions to Consider

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Inclusivity is a core value of my business and I mean it in the broadest sense of the word.  However, because there are specific marginalized groups that continue to face exclusion in very real ways each and every day, it is important that I affirm my commitment to building an inclusive business for clients, partners, […]

Uncategorized

July 19, 2020

My Commitment to Inclusivity & Anti-Racism

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As a planner and a bride-to-be, I would be THRILLED if I could just cancel COVID and the havoc it’s wreaking on weddings everywhere. It seems unlikely that I’ll ever achieve that particular goal…So instead I’m forced to think about what we can do despite COVID. Without a clear timeline for being able to safely […]

Quarantine, Weddings

June 23, 2020

14 Reasons to Consider a Smaller Wedding

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Even though most of the physical Pride marches and events have been cancelled or postponed in the Seattle area this year due to COVID, Pride is not cancelled! This year, Pride organizers are moving events online, so we can still show our solidarity with the LGBTQIA+ community and partake virtually. I’m sharing below just a […]

Events, Quarantine

June 15, 2020

Pride is Not Cancelled: 9 Ways to Participate in Pride Month from Home

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As if the stress of rescheduling a wedding due to COVID-19 wasn’t enough (it was,) we can’t forget about finding a back-up plan for all those other pre-wedding festivities. (THANKS A LOT, COVID.) Bachelorette parties, for instance, have been another sad sacrifice in the name of social distancing and quarantining Of course in the scheme […]

Parties & Entertaining, Quarantine

May 12, 2020

9 Ideas for a Virtual Bachelorette Party

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Mother’s Day will be looking a smidge different this year for a lot of us who are quartining, social distancing, sheltering in place, yadda yadda. etc. etc.  Maybe you can’t have a Mother’s Day brunch blowout or take mom to the spa like you normally would. But there’s still ways to be creative to honor […]

Holidays, Quarantine

May 4, 2020

How to Celebrate Mother’s Day (in Quarantine)

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Because so much of our lives are conducted via video these days, I wanted to dedicate a post to sprucing up your virtual get togethers so they’re more enjoyable for guests. After social distancing for so long, Zoom parties are starting to feel a bit stale. But they’re probably going to be the reality for […]

Parties & Entertaining, Quarantine

April 30, 2020

How to Host a Virtual Get Together (Part Two)

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It seems like a lot of us are conducting our whole lives via video platforms like Zoom these days. We use them for work, classes, meetings, AND connecting with our friends and families. Needless to say, we’re quickly getting Zoomed-out. While the idea was novel at first, the thought of attending a “social event” on […]

Parties & Entertaining, Quarantine

April 29, 2020

How to Host a Virtual Get Together (Part One)

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