Mitch and Bre’s wedding day was perfectly Pacific Northwest- full of rain, umbrellas, pizza from Pizza’zza, personalized beer made by Atwood Ales AND cake topped in hops by Gathered Confections. The bride’s bouquet was assembled by the groom’s sister, Julia Moquin, and this afternoon was perfectly low-key and beautiful surrounded by close family and friends out at Hovander Park in Ferndale, WA! Check it out <3
This beautiful VRBO, called The Heron House, was custom designed and much of the interior hand done by the owners themselves just down the street from their personal home! It has everything you need for an absolutely perfect weekend in the harbor. Located right on the water, you can wake up to fresh air and the chance to clam, fish, crab, bike, kayak and so much more. We went here with my family back in March and it had plenty of space for everyone to feel comfortable with three bathrooms, four bedrooms and a variety of mutual areas including ping pong int he garage and an awesome back deck with a view! If you need a getaway to San Juan Island, check this place out. There’s tons to do on the island as well including Krystal Acres Alpaca Farm, Suzie’s Mopeds, Palindaba Lavender and so much more! Treat yo’self!
Last year my husband and I took a cooking class with Andrea of Ravioli Experience- an AirBNB Experience I booked for the two of us as a surprise! Andrea grew up in Italy, owned his own restaurant in Seattle for 5 years and has been teaching classes for quite some time. This class was all about learning to roll out and cook your own colorful ravioli using colored dough died with natural elements. You can check out some photos of the class from my previous blog post here! As it says at the end of that post- I fell deeply in love with the cake Andrea made us for our post cooking feast. This Orange Almond cake is absolutely divine. It’s soft and moist and FULL of flavor, but not overly sweet. I made it for the first time last week and can’t wait to make it again. As I was photographing the cake in my home studio space using natural light the PNW weather decided to change rather quickly- as it does. So, I had the chance to photograph this cake in both even diffused light as well as direct sun. Which do you prefer?
A little behind the scenes look at what my studio setup was like this day!
Emma and Eric are full of stories, spunk and deep passion for so many different things. This fun filled afternoon up at Mount Baker was such a fun adventure. We drove together in their car that smelt of fresh rosemary sprigs they let dry out on their windshield, scouted their wedding venue at Wandering Waters, heard the stories of how they met, their bowling league, their love for making cider and drinking beer. It was a PERFECT day on the mountain boasting tons of beautiful color and we topped it all off with pizza and beer (and my favorite caesar salad in Whatcom county!) at the North Fork Brewery. Take me back!