We like pretty shit...ribbon is pretty shit. Who else loves a good hand-dyed silky soft ribbon?!?!?! Us. Us. Us. We are going to tell you two of our ABSOLUTE all time favorite companies that we get our ribbon from for ALLLLLL of the bouquets we do…
If you clicked on this blog then, let’s face it--you like our opinion...best believe we LOVE telling you our opinion. So, in our opinion (yours too...) here are our FAVORITE floral compotes or floral vessels, or shit we decide to put flowers in (whatever you want to call them) in no specific order…
Today is an exciting day, because it’s ONE. MONTH. away from (what we know is gonna be) one of our favorite weddings of the year. Shayna + Mark have been a TRUE pleasure for us to work with. Shayna is basically Taylor so you can imagine the emails and text messages that come through--honesty, bluntness, drama, and lots of hilariousness. For real.
So, we wanted to take a second to wish our best girl a happy birthday!! This just so happens to be her golden birthday (26 on the 26th!!!). We are celebrating her by a big family dinner, brunch with just us girls (no kids or our guys), and pedicures (at a later date because we don’t have time for all of this in our life right now ).
Okay, couple of things: Jaimie and Brandon of Ridgewood Films are two of our favorite people. We've traveled together near and far. We've bon fired. We've shared meals. We've worked together on weddings and in coffee shops. Basically what we're getting at is that we're industry friends with Jaimie and Brandon AND real life friends.
That title is a little forward, don't ya think? But truthfully, we are invited to almost every. single. one. And you can bet we count our blessings.
You see, this little business of ours is about so much more than about designing a rad wedding. It's really about the people. And we don't say that lightly. We say that because our clients are our friends, and there's really no two ways about it.
Sometimes our blog feels like it's really just a collection of brag posts shoved together in front of your face to see, but when we have such dope clients, what's a girl to do?! (Yeah, you're right, the answer is BRAG the HELL on your clients!)
A year and a half ago, I got a call that really really left me feeling shook (one of my new favorite terms). The nurse on the phone asked if I could hold for the doctor and instantly I knew this call wasn’t going to end the way I had hoped it would. His voice came on and told me that the nodule they had biopsied had come back malignant...then he paused and I filled the gap with an “Okay”, he then asked if I knew what the word malignant meant (I think he was surprised by my calmness?!). So again I filled the quietness with a “Yes, that means I have cancer." Tears filled my eyes and I just wanted to hang up the phone. He filled me in on what to expect next and then we hung up. Ashley was with me and she was just as shocked as I was (naively I really had never even considered the possibility that it could’ve actually have been cancer—and if you know me you know that I was THE BIGGEST hypochondriac growing up).
I'm Carson and I am the girls of B+P’s best friend, has-been B+P girl for those of you who remember, and real life B+P bride! I wanted to drop by and talk destination weddings with you! I recently got married in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and boy did I learn a thing or two. You would think a girl with my experience would have her ish together?! To be fair I have never planned or even been to a destination wedding and there is a learning curve. In order to save you a lot of headaches and a few tears, here are my biggest tips when planning a destination wedding!
We are SO pumped to show off this beautiful Apostrophe & Co shoot. If you don't know about A&Co, well then you've been living under a rock. It's basically our love child with Samantha McFarlen. Where we bring in Alicia and she dolls you up. Then we style the shit outta you with pieces you bring and pieces from our collection. Then Sam shoots you. Finally you get a beautiful product in the mail.
If you’re doing a destination wedding (for us, that means anywhere outside of the PNW), then we want in (and we’ve got a special deal for you, all ya gotta do is DM is with your date and location (and you can always sweeten it by telling us who your photographer is and what venue you’ve picked out, #justsaying). Oh, and if you wanna get married at @acrebaja, then you better DM us! #onebekwedding #bixbyandpine
Alert! If you’re eloping, and want a bouquet...we. are. your. girls. Kiley+ Dorian said “I do” on top of Rattlesnake Ledge and her bouquet was beautiful—and she asked for this floral headpiece, which we are totally in to.
Late night posting because #youdontownme. 📷: @laurkenkendall #welcomeholmes2018