Rustic Farm Venue

Photography by Caitlyn Nikula Photography

Today I am so excited to feature The Kelley Farm as a guest post.  The Kelley Farm is located in the gorgeous foothills of Bonney Lake WA.  It is nestled in a quaint area overlooking a beautiful valley.  It has a rustic elegance that other venues can’t compare.  It is perfect for all seasons if you get married in the summer you can enjoy saying your vows with the barn doors open.  If you are getting married in the fall or winter don’t worry about your guests catching a chill it is heated and you can create a cozy ambiance with the chandeliers and candles.  I got a chance to speak to Erica one of the employees that help make weddings run smoothly and ask her more questions about this one of a kind venue.

Photography by Betty Globa Photography

Photography by Betty Globa Photography

1) How would you describe the Kelley Farm?  I would describe the Kelley Farm as a venue with rustic elegance.  There is a classic charm and beauty that the farm naturally has to offer.

2) What kind of bridal style does the Kelley Farm attract? I think the farm attracts all brides.  The style of the farm is very versatile and can be changed or decorated to look exactly how you would want your special day to be.

Photography by John Curry Photography

Photography Caitlyn Nikula Photography

3) How long has the Kelley Farm been a venue? 8 years.

4) Can you bring your own vendors to the Kelley Farm?  The only vendor that is under contract through the farm that you must use is one of our preferred catering companies.  Everyone else your DJ, florist, desserts, coordinator and design company is all your choice.  We will help you by giving you our popular references that are commonly used at the farm if you need help.

So there you have it.  If you are the kind of bride that is looking for rustic elegance than you have to check out The Kelley Farm.  You will not be disappointed.  Link is on the bottom!

Photography by John Curry Photography

Photography by Caitlyn Nikula Photography

You can visit The Kelley Farm’s website here

Photography by Caitlyn Nikula Photography, Betty Globa PhotographyJohn Curry Photography.

Christmas Tree Farm Wedding

What is better than a wedding on a Christmas tree farm?  There are so many details that you can add to make a wedding at a tree farm a beautiful occasion whether it is in the fall or winter.  Think darker flowers, snow globes or pine cones for center pieces, a faux fur stole.  Could you imagine being married surrounded by Christmas trees?

This is exactly where this gorgeous wedding I am about to feature was at.  Marguerita was such a stunning bride.  This wedding was in 2016 but it was still such a special event and she is such a special bride who I still get to see on a fairly regular basis.  She got married at Glennwood Tree Farm in October 2016.  It was a rainy day but that didn’t ruin anything.   

Her look was classic and simple she wore her hair up and to the side with a braid and single flower.  Her dress was simple and something she bought before her fiance proposed.  She just fell in love with it.  Her makeup was soft and beautiful.  She really looked stunning.  And wait till you see her fur stole.

Photography by Autumn L. Rudolph Photography

Venue Glennwood Tree Farm

Hair Brenda Goethals

DJ DJ Dice

Flowers Krissy’s Kreations

Rentals American Party Place, Cort Party Rentals, The Meaningful Details

These are a few of my favorite things

Today I decided to write to you all about my favorite things…as in favorite products.  As much as I would love to tell you all about my obsession with coffee and celebrity gossip (I used to be a barista and love white chocolate americanos and I follow Kristen Bell on instagram).  I am not going to instead I am going to write about my favorite products and why I like them. More than likely they will be used in your makeup application with me.  I don’t have a frou frou kit, my kit is a work horse a lot of products I love are products you haven’t heard of but they work and I will tell you why.

The first thing I wouldn’t be able to leave my house without is my light.  I use The Makeup Light.  I can’t do my job correctly without good lighting.  This light is my baby.

2nd comes my brushes I mostly use Royal and Langnickel these are professional brushes and are meant to take a beating.  I am a freak when it comes to safety and sanitation so my brushes get dipped in brush cleaner and hang dried, then cleaned with Dr. Bronner’s soap and hang dried, then dipped in 70% Isopropyl alcohol and hang dried.  I go through brushes like crazy and always make sure I have enough sets for everyone.

Photography by Autumn L. Rudolph Photography

Photography by Autumn L. Rudolph Photography

The 3rd thing I truly need is good skin prep.  I don’t use skin primers I believe in good skin prep so I use bioderma products they are amazing for makeup application.

4th my Viseart eyeshadows, I don’t have a lot of trendy shadow palettes in my kit I have professional products that do the job right.  Viseart is an amazing makeup line that take great care of their clients.

5 my foundations they are all top of the line and make your skin feel glorious.  I use Face Atelier liquid foundation, RCMA cream foundation and temptu airbrush foundation.

So there you have it my favorite things.