Leaf-Peeping on the Olympic Peninsula

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall,” wrote F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby. And I can’t say I disagree. I love when the when the air starts to get crisp, my wood burning stove becomes handy once again, and the unparalleled beauty of watching the leaves change colors. The Olympic Peninsula is one of the best places to leaf peep whether it is by foot, by bike, or by car.

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5 Ways to Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

Weddings don’t exactly have the reputation of being eco-friendly but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t or can’t be.

There are many small ways you can make your special day a little greener and have less of an impact on the environment. From buying local flowers to a serving a farm-to table menu - we have five eays ways for you to incorporate eco-friendly elements into your ceremony and reception!

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Q&A with Rebekah Fessenden, Event Stylist & Owner of Seed Design

Seed Design is the vision of Olympic Peninsula local, Rebekah Fessenden, owner & event stylist. 

Rebekah was kind enough to do a Q&A for the With These Rings blog! Learn more about Rebekah, her passion for design, and her best tips to avoid DIY wedding decor fails! 

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5 Port Townsend Date Ideas

Whether you and your favorite person are looking to savor the best of PNW cuisine, take time to spend relaxing, quality time at the spa, enjoy dinner and a movie in a historic 100+ year old movie theater, or watch the sunset over Puget Sound from a kayak or stand-up paddle board...we’ve got you covered!

We’ve put together several Port Townsend date night suggestions for you and your partner to enjoy our sleepy, seaport and just a few of the romantic ways to celebrate love on the Olympic Peninsula.

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Q&A with Lexi Koch, Owner of Flourish Flowers

Flourish Flowers is a local flower farm in Port Townsend owned and operated by the lovely Lexi Koch, specializing in weddings, special events, flower mandalas, and a seasonal CSA. From March through November, Flourish Flowers provides fresh, cut local flowers to brides and businesses.

We were lucky to do a Q&A with Lexi for the With These Rings blog! Learn more below about Lexi, her passion for petals, and her services (including her amazing mandalas!)

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Alternative Quotes, Poems, and Lyrics for Wedding Vows

Many couples prefer to write their own vows or put their own unique twist on traditional vows. And speaking from personal experience, it can be challenging to begin to writing them! Here are some of our favorite literary quotes, poems, passages, song lyrics, and quotes from thinkers & scientists to help spark inspiration and creativity in writing your one-of-a-kind vows.  

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Summer Food Vendors at Finnriver

There are so many delicious local treats to be savored at Finnriver this summer, from woodfired pizza to fresh oysters! Every day of the week there is a different delicacy to be enjoyed with a cold cider overlooking the beauty of the Chimacum Valley. Check out the schedule of rotating food vendors. Almost all the vendors offer vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options! 

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