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The Ultimate Fairytale Wedding

First of all I feel like I need to apologize for not posting much this summer. Seriously how is it August already? Between having a new addition to our family and building a house, we’ve been just a little preoccupied. Hopefully this post makes up for it because I’ve been so excited to share my sisters wedding with you. Kristina and her hubby Matt tied the knot last month and their wedding was stunning. She made the most gorgeous bride and everything came together beautifully.

Bride and Groom bridegroomBride and Groom Mother daughterMy Lila Belle was a darling little flower girl. She did such a great job walking down the aisle and was a dream all day.
IMG_4736Ok my parents look way too young to have three married daughters, am I right? MKH_3057 My Fam Jam ~ minus brother-in-law Ray who was away doing military training MKH_2351 MKH_2298 copy

My Three Sisters IMG_5477Lila just loves her Auntie Krissy
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Matt and Kristina’s reception perfectly emulated their relaxed, easy going personalities. Having a reception outside just puts everyone in a laid back mood.

The farm venue had a rustic yet elegant feel. When guests stepped out of their vehicles they were led down a path, which felt like walking through an enchanted forest. With a beautiful grass meadow and lit up trees, it really was the perfect depiction of a dream fairytale wedding come to life.

The decor featured lots of greenery and shades of blush, paired with gold and pewter. The pots came from our grandmother and aunt, which was a fun sentimental touch. I love everything about the natural, bohemian style.

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Our mom is really quite amazing. Not only did she put together the entire wedding but she also did all the food as well. Kris had always wanted a backyard bbq style menu so my mom ran with it… creating a very elegant backyard bbq at that. The menu consisted of gourmet beef and bourbon bbq chicken sliders, as well as kettle chips. With a variety of salads including, classic potato, oriental chicken, greek couscous, fiesta corn, berry spinach and caesar salad. It was so delicious!


My personal favorite part of the reception was this appetizer table that was replenished all night. The picture speaks for itself… nothing better than wine and cheese! MKH_3444sliders

Since we had to have portable toilets, we decided to class it up a little with an entry tent. We had a full sink for guests to freshen up and created a lounge, complete with seating and a full length mirror. We even had a basket of bathroom essentials for guests.

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Matt and Kris’s wedding was a beautiful celebration of love. I’m so incredibly happy for them and wish them the Lord’s blessing for years to come.

Bridal Bouquets & Floral Crown ~ Seven Sister Designs ~ I know I’m a little bias, seeing as Kay is my dear friend, but she really is the best florist around. Her delicate blending of blush flowers coupled with natural greenery made her arrangements structured yet whimsical.

Photography ~ Craig Swanson Photography ~ Craig was so organized and relaxed the day of the wedding and went above and beyond to capture the beauty of the day. The pictures speak for themselves and I would highly recommend him for your next event.

Venue ~ Oostema Farmstead Inn ~ The Oostema’s are some of the most helpful and sweet people I’ve ever met. They knew what we needed before we even knew we needed it. Their farm is beautiful and they just opened a bed and breakfast. What a perfect place to stay to enjoy Lynden’s countryside.

Brides Hair ~ Erika M. Hair ~ Kristina’s best friend is a hairdresser, which made the morning of all the more fun.

Brides Make-up ~ Kelsey Faber ~ Cousin of the Bride.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment.

xo Jo

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Introducing Oh Snap Photo Booths

Over the past couple months we’ve been working with Kelsey from Oh Snap Photo Booths to update their website. Since we’ve really delved into their business we couldn’t help but learn the ins and outs of having a Photo Booth at an Event. That being said, we just had to share what we learned.

TolsmaFamily2Aaron and Kelsey Tolsma are a husband and wife team. When they got married they wanted a photo booth at their wedding, but there simply weren’t any in the area. After attending a friends wedding in California, they witnessed first hand how fun having a photo booth was and decided right then and there… a new business venture was coming to Whatcom County. They’ve been bringing photo booths to events for over 5 years now and love every minute of it. They work hard to provide their clients with quality images and an experience that goes far above their expectations.

Rose Gold 1So what is a Photo Booth? Basically you grab your friends, choose your props, jump in front of the camera and strike a pose. You can see yourself in real time, snap away and your photos will print instantly. As a host, your images will be saved so you can view them after your event.

80's BackdropOh Snap Photo Booths has simple, yet sophisticated photo booths we think will be the perfect addition to your next event. Their fun backdrops and props, coupled with their stellar image quality will be sure to stun your guests and provide them with memories they can take with them. They do rentals from Whatcom County to Seattle and everywhere in between. I don’t know about you, but we’re sold! For more information we encourage you to visit their website.

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Fashion Show Line-Up

Just to get you all the more excited for Friday, we’d love to feature the amazing local businesses having a pop-up shop at the Fashion Show. You’ll be able to buy many of the items you see on the runway, which we think is pretty cool!
WCFashionShowLogobarre3 Bellingham (Where ballet barre meets yoga and pilates)

Fringe Boutique Bellingham (A mix of women’s clothing, accessories, jewelry, gifts, and home décor)

Ava & Co. (Handpicked pieces for women and babies, inspired by all things bohemian)

Find Your Fashion Ferndale (Family-friendly, affordable clothing store. Designer items at discount prices. New merchandise & quality consignment.)

Sassy Babes Boutique Bellingham (Traveling boutique in a bus. For all you babes, girls and woman out there looking for something fun & reasonable)

After Five Fashion Blaine (Global provider of dresses for prom, galas, weddings, fab events, celebs, special moments, bar mitzvahs, unforgettable affairs & dancing in the rain)

Classy Cassie Collections Bellingham (Adult + Kids • Handmade Accessories + Apparel)

Foxxy Brown’s Women’s Consignment Store Lynden (Sell and consign jewelry, shoes & apparel for women and men along with a selection of housewares)

Belle Bridal Bellingham (Committed to quality, great customer service and an unforgettable experience shopping for your special day)

Cheeks Lynden (High-end fashion boutique specializing in denim)

Mi Shoes Bellingham (Carry unique shoes and accessories for women of all ages and walks of life)

Heroine Clothing Bellingham (Fun, feminine selection in an intimate atmosphere)

Kateandjames Bellingham (Two gals making RAD clothes for their kids and every other cool kid who gets to wear them)

Cattlelac Cowgirl & Co. Lynden (Western Women’s Clothing Boutique)

September Skye Bags Lynden (At-home business that creates wonderful gifts for any type of women in your life)

Liberty Moccs Lynden (Moccasins made with faux or genuine leather)

Real Deals on Home Décor – Bellingham, WA (An exceptional blend and a wide selection of home décor items to fit every lifestyle)

Grandiflora Home and Garden Lynden (Selling unique home decor, vintage, jewelry, accessories, gifts & CHALK PAINT® by Annie Sloan)

CW Happy Creations Lynden (Creating the perfect pillow just for you)

Oh Snap! Event Photo Booth (Guest take home amazing high quality photo’s and will talk about it for weeks… fun and affordable for every event)

Kristina Faber Fit Lynden (Group bootcamps and personal training)

Trades of Hope (Empower women out of the sex trade, sweat shops and out of poverty around the world! Women Helping Women)

Lashes by Jessenia (Cosmetics, beauty and fun)

Rodan + Fields (Changing skin and changing lives by partnering with independent business owners across the United States to redefine the future of aging)

Sea Holly Beauty Company (Beautiful soap, moisturizing lotion, and other amazing beauty products)

FashionShowFinalPC: LJ Shepherd Photography & Molly Joy Photography 

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