GNO Dance Party 2018!!!!!

Holy cow I have to tell you all about the most amazing experience.  A few months ago my friend Callie from Holcomb Weddings and Events told me about how her assistant Crystal and Erica from The Kelley Farm were working a wedding and wished they could have a party of their own for just girls.  If you have had the honor of meeting these three it wouldn’t surprise you that within 6 months they had a wonderful charity picked out that the proceeds would go to The Angel Wings Foundation, and the most amazing group of vendors to help put this incredible event together.  They sold over 300 tickets for this party and oh man was it amazing to be in a room with that many women and to hear how sweet everyone was and how you could just hear women giving compliments to other women and how you could dance with other groups and they were welcoming it was so much fun and I was honored to be one of their sponsors and glam the girls up. 

I feel like each one of these incredible people need their own highlight.  The Kelley Farm is a beautiful venue and was the perfect location for this event.  Callie and Crystal from Holcomb Weddings and Events spent ample hours figuring out the details to make GNO what it was.  DJ Tony Schwartz and his lighting crew did a fantastic job keeping the party going, his set was amazing.  Puget Sound Photo Booth Co was such a hit and had everybody laughing.  Reese from Simple Light Photography captured the event beautifully (it was so fun dancing with her).  Confete Party Box gave an amazing display with balloons that lit up.  Happy Camper Cocktails kept the drinks coming and is always a joy to work with.  Samantha Madeo Graphic Design designed the best logo.  There were 2 vendors that really came through Puget Sound Farm Tables called Callie a few days before the event and offered to help with tables and Wanna Cupcake gave 400 full sized cupcakes for this event which was amazing.  Also huge thank you to our security team for keeping us safe.

For my part I got to get 8 beautiful ladies ready for their night out with the help of an amazing hairstylist.  Nicole who stepped in and did a fantastic job was curling hair as I was doing makeup and we made a great team.  We started at 3:30 pm and ended by 8:00 pm which was fast but made the whole evening fun.  I really got to push myself.  I wanted to make every girl feel glammed up so I went with more smokey eyes and lashes and less natural looks which was a lot of fun.  It was also nice to see how everyone’s makeup wore throughout the night.  I know for bridal longevity is one of their main concerns and I can honestly say that I have witnessed 8 different people dancing for hours and they still looked amazing by the end of the night.  Now for some of the looks I did.

I can’t wait for next year!!! 

Vendor List

Angel Wings Foundation

The Kelley Farm

Holcomb Weddings and Events

Simple Light Photography

DJ Tony Schwartz

The Puget Sound Photo Booth Co.

Puget Sound Farm Tables

Confete Party Box

Happy Camper Cocktails

Wanna Cupcake

Samantha Madeo Graphic Design

Nicole Huzienga

Moody elegance

I was asked by Chloe from Chloe Nicole Weddings if I would like to be apart of a styled shoot, I had plans the afternoon of the shoot but knew I had to say yes when I asked who was going to be apart of it.  I have been following the photographer of the shoot for a while and always wanted a chance to work with Mossfloor Photography so I had to do it and Brenda my partner in hair said she wanted to do it too so it worked out.  Once you see the images you will see why I couldn’t turn it down.

We were going with a vintage theme and I knew I wanted to do red lips.  When Chloe showed me pictures of our model she looked exactly like Michelle Dockery from Downton Abbey which I am a huge fan of.  I had my inspiration for the shoot and wanted to keep things very classic and clean with focus being on the eyes and lips.

I decided to do a classic smokey eye and it turned out beautiful, she looked absolutely stunning and the burgendy red lip looked amazing on her.  Her hair couldn’t have been more perfect Brenda truly outdid herself with this updo.  I love how everything fit the theme of the shoot and truly was a moody elegant vintage shoot.

To view the rest of the gorgeous details check out the feature that Apple Brides did.  You won’t regret it.

Full vendor list

Photography Mossfloor Photography

Planner Chloe Nicole Weddings

Venue Manchester State Park

Hair by I Do Hair by Brenda

Floral Petal + Vine

Stationary rjcalligraphyco

Wedding Cake Pacific Northwest Cupcakes

Rentals The Meaningful Details

Linens Party Crush Studio

Dress Enchanted Bridals

Where did March go

Hello Spring… holy cow where did March go!  March was a very busy month for us.  My daughter turned 5 last month and oh boy did we celebrate.  We started off how we usually do with birthday pancakes, opened presents in the morning and then we went to Discovery Play Town in Maple Valley.  If you have little ones this is the coolest place.  

Not only did we celebrate my daughter’s birthday I have been really getting into decorating and chalk board art.  I have this awesome chalkboard and it has been so fun decorating for the seasons.  I also got myself some really pretty customized media stands.  I got these made from 2 owls 1 nest and they are my favorite things.  You got to spoil yourself sometimes and you all know me and farmhouse furniture.  Also there is nothing better than supporting your local businesses.

I really tried hard to stay on a schedule with this blog but man has it been hard.  I have some really fun things in store for April including an amazing guest blog post and some more real weddings.  

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