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6 Reasons Why You Should Have a First Look

The First Look was created to give the bride and groom an opportunity to see each other before the ceremony in an intimate location while their photographer captures the emotional moment on camera. Despite earlier beliefs that it’s considered bad luck to see the each other before the ceremony, many engaged couples today find the idea of having a “First Look” appealing for many reasons:   The number one reason why couples choose to do a First Look is so that they can get photos out of the way before the ceremony, thus allowing them more time to spend at [...]

September 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Things to plan while staying inside…

After what feels like a lifetime of sheltering in place (seriously, what day IS it?!), we are finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel! We could not be more excited to get back out there and start enjoying life again, including celebrating life’s most precious moments - read: intimate ceremonies and celebrations!!! Just because we’re currently spending a majority of our time at home doesn’t mean wedding planning has to come to a halt. Whether you’re currently planning your postponed wedding, or are staying the course with a more intimate celebration scheduled for later this year [...]

August 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Like a Tree, Birch Continues to Grow

Despite the craziness and uncertainty, due to COVID, I'm so excited to officially announce our full team... and a renewed commitment to keeping up with this blog. So here are our introductions: Julie Park- Owner and Lead Planner Julie’s background has fostered in her a tremendous attention to detail. With 12 years’ experience and a degree in Event Management, Julie started her career at the Vice President’s Residence where she was fortunate to be involved in the planning of both social and private events for the Vice President of the United States. Since the start of her career, she has [...]

July 8th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pantone Color of the Year 2018

Inspiration for wedding and event design can be found everywhere. One popular category is color and we designers wait, with anticipation, annually to find out the Pantone Color of the Year! The color for this year is 18-3838 Ultra Violet. Pantone annually sends their "color authorities" to blanket the globe in search of colors in food, cars, cosmetics, clothes, and housewares. They reconvene, pool their findings, and analyse before they declare the Color of the Year. This year, Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute said that this color, "communicates originality, ingenuity and visionary thinking." From a design [...]

January 4th, 2018|Categories: Cakes, Event Design, Flowers, Party, Weddings|0 Comments

Thank You 2017

2017 was beyond anything that we ever could have imagined. This was our first year, fully operational, and it was filled with love and beautiful celebrations for several of our clients. As the photograph proofs continue to come in, I can’t help but relive the day with them, gushing over every memory and detail and that was created. I am so grateful to call this my “job” and work with so many wonderful couples and vendors. Congratulations to all of the 2017 Birch couples who tied the knot! I can’t WAIT to share some of their gorgeous photos. We are [...]

December 30th, 2017|Categories: Annoucements, Weddings|0 Comments

Tips for Tipping Your Wedding Vendors and Service Providers

Last week one of my clients asked about proper etiquette on tipping her vendors and service providers because she realizes the hard work and efforts they contribute to make her wedding day a success and wants them to be compensated fairly for it. Here are a few rules of thumb: Vendors that provide a product (i.e. cake baker, caterer, florist) typically do not receive a tip, but vendors that provide a service (i.e. musician, limo drivers, bartenders) should be tipped. Remember, tips are intended for workers who receive lower base salaries so vendors who are self-employed or the owner of a business do not generally [...]

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments