Kuilau Ridge Trail, Kaua’i

Last April, my husband and I traveled to Kaua’i, Hawai’i for our honeymoon. It was a beautiful time of year to be there, and we took several hikes on various parts of the island. I think my favorite was the Kuilau Ridge Trail, which offers lush views of the interior parts of the island. Here are a few of my photos from our day on this trail.

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Frozen Lake Trail, Mount Rainier National Park

One of our favorite areas to hike is around Sunrise, in the Mt. Rainier National Park. A few weeks ago we did a 7-mile hike around Burroughs Mountain, including Frozen Lake, which in August is more of a pond, but does still have some snow lingering around its edges. I never get tired of how the views of Rainier change along these trails, where it is so close that you can really notice every detail. I especially love seeing the mountain from top to bottom, where rivers emerge from beneath the glaciers and start their journeys down through the foothills. Here are my photos from this hike, and one from a friendly fellow hiker.

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Laurel McConnell Photography, a Seattle Yacht Club Wedding

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I’m so happy to share these gorgeous photos by Laurel McConnell Photography of one of my last weddings. At the Seattle Yacht Club, and coordinated by Megan of Clutch Events, this was a fun, coral-themed wedding with other light touches of marine-inspired decor. It was a beautiful August day, and I loved being part of the festivities by creating these floral designs.

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Mom and Dad’s 50th Anniversary!

This Friday, my parents celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary! We’ll be getting the family together, and I can’t wait to be with them on this special day. To start setting the festive mood, here’s a little video I put together.

Love you, Mom & Dad!! Congratulations!

Art-Deco Party at the Sorrento

I really had fun making these Art-Deco-inspired arrangements for a fabulous, “Roaring 20′s” birthday party last week! In the penthouse at the beautiful Sorrento Hotel, and wonderfully coordinated by Pink Blossom Events, this 50th birthday bash also included gorgeous props from Vintage Ambiance and fantastic lighting (and music!) from Seattle Parties.¬†For my arrangements, I used the art-deco theme as a starting point, and also took inspiration from Japanese design, which is reflected in some of the hostess’s original paintings used as additional decor during the party. It was a unique, totally personal celebration, and I loved being part of it!

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