WTF, It's January // Newsletter // Bixby + Pine

Sometimes January is a hard time to "start new"! There is so much pressure on "starting off right" and "setting new goals". Like, we just had Thanksgiving, then Christmas--how in the hell are we supposed to have time to, I don't know, reflect, rejuvenate, and outline new goals?

We're still learning what works for us, and because we all took a low-key break when Ashley was on maternity leave, the end of 2017 looked a bit different for us than it has in years past. We wanted to have a B+P Company Party and invite some of our favorite industry friends (you know, our real-life friends). We also decided to sit down and do PowerSheets TOGETHER. You see, we bought them last year, but never ended up touching them. And this year, we knew we wanted some intentional focus for our year--both personally and professionally.

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Lexi + Scott // A Suncadia Wedding // Bixby + Pine

Not sure that we can really put into words what this summer wedding at Suncadia was like, but we're going to give it a shot. Oh, and we've taken a minute to share this because it finally hit newsstands in the Seattle Bride Magazine!

Lexi + Scott came to us from a recommendation of a friend, and really, we just instantly loved them. Their vision was bold, their personalities meshed with ours, and we were off to a good start. We chatted about all hopes and dreams for the wedding weekend, and then we began to daydream on "what if we did this" and "what if we did that". Lexi + Scott had a few big ideas, but really left the rest to us (talk about a dream for us!).

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Grandma Susie Part III // Her Passing // Taylor + Jordan's Grandmother

On Thursday October 12th, I went out to dinner in Edmonds with friends--across the boat. I was part way through dinner when I got a call asking when I was coming home--my grandma had fallen asleep earlier that day and hadn't woken up yet; the whole family was there. I finished my dinner and got on the ferry and came home. I got there, and she was lying in her chair in the living room. I sat close and held her, and started crying. My mom tried to console me, and then my grandpa, "What can I do to help you? he said. I bawled and said "I just want her to wake up one last time!"

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Lo + Connor // An Intimate Wedding // Kingston, WA // Bixby + Pine

Lo and Connor had gotten engaged earlier this year during summer. We had set the wedding date for an intimate gathering for September 2nd, 2018--plenty of time to do all of the things we wanted to do: custom build tables, hand-sew napkins, design the perfect day for a couple we LOVE (our brother and his soon-to-be-wife, who had our hearts a long long time ago).

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