The Gift of Weddings

We see weddings as a gift. It’s a gift to be able to give and share with a two people celebrating their special day. We also happen to be the people who will create tangible gifts for weddings!

We were so honored to be asked by Sinclair & Moore to create welcome boxes for a beautiful wedding at the Fairmont Olympic Hotel this past weekend. The gifts were to be placed in the hotel rooms for all fifty-five guests from out of town. The bride had beautiful colors including a romantic forest green. The forest green went perfectly with her request to have the welcome boxes Pacific Northwest-themed!

We spent some time pondering what would best represent the elegance of the wedding and beauty of the Seattle area. We wanted the boxes to a fun treat for the guests to snack on when they returned from the wedding late at night, but we also wanted the guests to have something personal to take home to remember the special day by.

You can’t think about the Evergreen State without thinking about coffee. Middle Fork Roasters provides freshly roasted beans in custom labels, so we went with a beautiful label of the Seattle skyline from and added the Bride and Groom’s name to create a special gift to remember the coffee-obsessed city!

The box was filled with other Seattle snacks to enjoy throughout the weekend. We selected some of the local favorites: Fran’s Chocolates, Popcorn from KuKuRuZa, Granola from Marge, and fresh apples to celebrate our state’s fruit! It rains a lot, so we figured we’d add some water…just kidding! Water is a necessity, but the custom forest green labels from La Happy made the beverage into a beautiful and personalized touch of elegance for the box! To tie it all together, we added one of our favorite details… GlassyBaby! If you follow us regularly, you know we add GlassyBaby to nearly every box, but their small votive added the perfect final touch!

The Bride and Groom added a personal Welcome to Seattle card and we tied the boxes with a beautiful ribbon and a card that read,”benvenuto!” to welcome their guests in Italian! These boxes were so fun to create and such an honor to present. Contact us if you want to create something special to welcome, or thank, your wedding guests! Special thanks to Steve at Sinclair and Moore for allowing us to be apart of this event and to Alanna Maria Photography for always capturing photos of our boxes that display the details and brand of Wish and Pink!

Cheers to love and the gifts of weddings… and wedding gifts! 

 

 

Falling for Fall

September 22nd marked the first day of Fall in 2017. At Wish and Pink, Fall happens to be one of our favorite seasons. We’re in love with cozy evenings at home snuggled up with our favorite treats, surrounded by scented candles, and our latest obsession…

Pumpkin Spice Moscow Mules.

Before you group us into those obsessed with all things Pumpkin-Spice, hear us out! I think everyone knows we love our Moscow Mules. Jessica, the author of Fab 5 Mom, reached out to us and we collaborated to create this b-e-a-utiful custom Father’s Day gift for former Seahawks player Marcus Trufrant.

 

We also have our curated It’s a Guy Thing box filled with a carry-on cocktail kit! All you need is a little Vodka and some ginger beer!

 

So, now that we’ve established our true and undying love for Moscow Mules. Let’s talk about the Pumpkin Spice Mule. It’s a spiced-up version (literally) of our favorite cocktail and just sipping it will bring your right into the coziness of fall. The trick is making your own syrup (DIY? Yes, please!).

 

Here’s the recipe for the Pumpkin Ginger Syrup:

 

 

A Toast to Love!

However you spent your Valentine’s Day, we hope it was a time of savoring the blessings of family, friends and activities that bring you joy.

I was lucky to be surrounded by all those blessings just before the Feast of St. Valentine (who, btw, was a martyred priest who literally gave his life for love) when a few of my girlfriends joined me for a day of awesome treats, laughter and creating dried-flower bouquets for Wish & Pink’s new FROM THE HEART collection.

Joelle and friends toasting champagne outside

Dried flowers

For this mid-week work (?!) party, Tami Cline of Interior Works transformed my house into a magical party venue worthy of a spread in ELLE Décor. From rustic pitchers overflowing with pink tulips and confetti-filled (how DO they do that??) oversized balloons, to a dessert table aglow with the same pink Glassybaby votives found in my FROM THE HEART boxes and understated place settings serving as a backdrop for boxes of Oak & Ashland coconut rose lip balm (yes, another little luxury in our FROM THE HEART collection), the setting perfectly captured the elegant simplicity we strive for at Wish & Pink.

Joelle and friends with confetti-filled balloons

Decorated Table

Speaking of “captured”, Alanna Maria Photography did just that when it came to documenting a day of good friends celebrating one another and an idea they believed in, whole-heartedly supported and eventually saw bloom into a company devoted to all things beautiful.

Heart-shaped cookies

Naked cake

And, ohhhh, the food… Heart-shaped shortbread cookies and a “naked” (love this trend of an “exposed” multi-layer cake washed in translucent fondant) vanilla cake topped with flowers (spring definitely was in the air that day!) reminded me why Jenny Cookies is a part of every Wish & Pink event. In fact, Jenny Keller, whose fabulous desserts have been featured in People and Brides magazines, inspired our Blissful Baker box, which contains a copy of her cookbook, “Eat More Dessert”. Add to the festivities chocolate fondue with fruit dippers and a flute or two (or three, but hey, it’s a party) of Veuve Cliquot brut (so perfectly festive we chose it for our Celebration gift box) and, well, you get the picture!

Decorated table with items

Note to my accountant: This really was a work party! Tucked into every FROM THE HEART gift box is a bouquet of everlasting flowers chosen, arranged and hand-tied by one of us at the party.

From the Heart gift box

February 14 will forever be associated with Valentine’s Day, but for me it’s also a reminder that spring is not far away. At Wish & Pink we’re bubbling over with fresh ideas for Mother’s Day, Easter, graduation and Father’s Day gift boxes, because we believe love is too wonderful to be expressed only on a single day in February.

Check back often to see what’s new!

Close up of champagne glasses toasting