in the pacific northwest

Authentic + joy-filled celebrations

Welcome to the Blog

Stephanie Keegan

Last fall I worked with some awesome wedding professionals to create a sustainable wedding shoot at the Kingston House venue. Sustainability has always been a core value in my business. So much so that I co-founded a sustainable wedding initiative here in the Pacific Northwest called Emerald Hour! Emerald Hour organized this shoot to bring […]

May 11, 2023

Sustainable Wedding at Kingston House

Green Events

If you’re considering an Olympic National Park elopement, look no further for some ideas and inspiration to get you started. I think the Olympic Peninsula is one of the most magical areas in the Pacific Northwest. I’ve had the joy of seeing so many couples, friends, and family members fall absolutely in love with this […]

April 26, 2023

Olympic National Park Elopement Inspiration


Nicole and Adam. Where to begin with these two? They were one of the first couples I started working with all the way back in 2020, but due to the craziness of COVID, they decided to plan their wedding for 2022. Their gorgeous Leavenworth wedding was definitely worth the wait! Nicole and Adam have a […]

March 27, 2023

Summer Leavenworth Wedding at Tierra Retreat Center

Wedding Planning

If you’re here, it probably means that the magic of Washington State is calling to you and shouting, “come elope here!” I’m not surprised! For couples that share a deep appreciation of nature and the outdoors, the Evergreen State is a truly special place to celebrate your love story. But I also know it can […]

March 17, 2023

8 Tips for a Successful Washington State Elopement


If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re planning your wedding. I’m probably not the first to congratulate you, but I’ll do it anyway. Congrats! What an exciting time for you and your partner as you get ready to take the next step in your journey together.  There’s just one fun little hurdle between […]

December 31, 2021

How to Start Planning your Wedding: 10 Questions to Answer First

Wedding Planning

Once you’ve nailed down the basic details for your wedding, an important next step is creating your wedding website! Your wedding website will be the home for all the important details for your wedding and other wedding weekend activities. It also helps provide helpful information for guests on finding accommodation, transportation, things to do, etc.  […]

March 16, 2021

The Best Wedding Website Platforms

Wedding Planning

Part II of An Interview with Seattle Wedding Florist Carolyn Kulb of Bloom Poet Last month I had an AMAZING conversation with Seattle wedding florist (and flower farmer), Carolyn Kulb with Bloom Poet, who shed some light on all things floral design. If you’re a couple looking to learn more about wedding flowers and what […]

January 19, 2021

Wedding Flowers Explained: Finding Your Florist and Addressing Sustainability

Wedding Planning

Bouquet by Folk Art Flowers; Photo Credit: Between the Pine Flowers are one of the few things that you’ll find at EVERY wedding. No matter the size, budget, or style of the wedding, it’s probably guaranteed that you will have some type of flowers.  With flowers, you can showcase your personality and style (even if just […]

November 30, 2020

Wedding Flowers Explained: An Interview with Seattle Wedding Florist Carolyn Kulb of Bloom Poet

Wedding Planning

As a planner and a bride-to-be myself, I would be THRILLED if I could just cancel COVID and the havoc it’s wreaked on weddings everywhere. It seems unlikely that I’ll ever achieve that particular goal…So instead, I’m using my mental energy to think about any takeaways from wedding planning in the time of COVID. Since […]

June 23, 2020

5 Awesome Reasons to Plan an Intimate Wedding

Wedding Planning

Let's plan a day you'll never forget.

Stephanie Keegan