OCTOBER IS ALMOST HERE AND SO IS THE BABY! // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

We're really, really thankful you're here with us, walking this journey. (Yeah, we know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but a little gratitude never hurt nobody!) It's always nice to get some blog love, so if you're still reading this (and we hope you are; we're only three sentences deep!), drop us a line and say hi! Okay, but really, comment below and say hi...

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CIERRA + DAN // KARMA VINEYARDS // CHELAN WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

You might remember Cierra and Dan from our beautiful snowy elopement shoot a couple winters ago, and when they hired us to plan and design their HUGE wedding, we were more than ecstatic! You see, Cierra and Dan have faced some incredible trauma in their lives and are so much stronger together, and we felt honored to be a part of something so special for them and their families.

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THESE HOES AIN'T LOYAL // HOW TO HANDLE DISAGREEMENTS IN BUSINESS // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

We hope you're singing Chris Brown's "These Hoes Ain't Loyal" right now! That's goal one of two for this post. Goal two, well for that you'll have to keep reading.

It's very common to have disagreements about the way someone is running their business, and that's okay, but how do you handle those disagreements when they could directly effect you and your business? Perhaps you're working with someone on a wedding, or a styled shoot, or you're partnering on a workshop or event. How can you turn those disagreements into positive forms of communication that help provide resolve, when you could so easily be resentful or overbearing?

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WHO CAN I TRUST IN A CREATIVE WORLD OF "EDUCATORS"? // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

In our industry it seems like everyone has the title "educator" after their name, and while that's all fine and dandy, we think it's important to take a look at someone whom you're seeking professional and creative advice from in a full circle approach.

It's easy to add a few letters after your name (e-d-u-c-a-t-o-r), but what makes you someone worthy of providing advice or value to someone else's business or creative journey? Well, so often we hear people cutting down others saying "They shouldn't be teaching!" or "They shouldn't be putting on a workshop!" or "They shouldn't be selling that template in their shop!"

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CHRISTMAS IN JULY // A FAMILY TRADITION // SOLIE DESIGNS // PNW WEDDING PLANNERS AND DESIGNERS // BIXBY + PINE

I'm sure you've heard of Christmas in July, right? Well we do it BIG around here. If you wanna read the story of how Christmas in July came to be, click here, but otherwise, I'm moving on and showing off how beautiful it turned out. Cam and I are celebrating 12 years this month, and this is the PERFECT time to reflect on joyous memories, and we are grateful for the friends and family in our life who come alongside us to celebrate and create a memory together. Lucky, yup, that's what we are.

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