julia lake: how to hostess

julia lake: how to hostess

this blog is a medley of bon vivants, 'making pretty', how to hostess like a pro & other aesthetically pleasing musings, including some of the weddings and parties I've planned through JULIA LAKE PARTIES, my boutique event planning company.
xo, Julia Lake
Merci Merci! So sweet being a guest a fab fete with @thewedding_ac @fireflyevents & @poppiesandposies #nysummersoiree #collectivegatherings  (at Wythe Hotel)

Merci Merci! So sweet being a guest a fab fete with @thewedding_ac @fireflyevents & @poppiesandposies #nysummersoiree #collectivegatherings (at Wythe Hotel)

Sea Treasure: Gilded Oyster Shells. Just made hundreds of these for a Nantucket wedding. The theme is Gilded Ocean. #julialakeparties #nantucketwedding

Sea Treasure: Gilded Oyster Shells. Just made hundreds of these for a Nantucket wedding. The theme is Gilded Ocean. #julialakeparties #nantucketwedding

A sweet little tent set up for today’s NYC wedding. #julialakeparties  (at New Leaf Restaurant & Bar)

A sweet little tent set up for today’s NYC wedding. #julialakeparties (at New Leaf Restaurant & Bar)

Prepping pretties for this weekends NYC nuptials. #julialakeparties  (at jlp! NYC Studio )

Prepping pretties for this weekends NYC nuptials. #julialakeparties (at jlp! NYC Studio )

When we say we’re gonna make big, bohemian flower crowns for the bridesmaids, we mean it. And when your sister is said Bridesmaid, you know she’ll rock it without hesitation. @idlewildweddings for #julialakeparties  (at California)

When we say we’re gonna make big, bohemian flower crowns for the bridesmaids, we mean it. And when your sister is said Bridesmaid, you know she’ll rock it without hesitation. @idlewildweddings for #julialakeparties (at California)

Three back to back 16-hour days in 100 degree California sun somehow felt like a blast because of this girl! And when we missed our flight back to NYC and had to wait at SFO for 7 hours only to catch a red-eye, it was a walk in the park because she makes me laugh more than I have all year and always keeps it real. Happy to have this girl as my @idlewildweddings biz partner & friend. Xo @britaolsencreative  (at California)

Three back to back 16-hour days in 100 degree California sun somehow felt like a blast because of this girl! And when we missed our flight back to NYC and had to wait at SFO for 7 hours only to catch a red-eye, it was a walk in the park because she makes me laugh more than I have all year and always keeps it real. Happy to have this girl as my @idlewildweddings biz partner & friend. Xo @britaolsencreative (at California)

Three back to back 16-hour days in 100 degree California sun somehow felt like a blast because of this girl! And when we missed our flight back to NYC and had to wait at SFO for 7 hours only to catch a red-eye, it was a walk in the park because she makes me laugh more than I have all year and always keeps it real. Happy to have this girl as my @idlewildweddings biz partner & friend. Xo @britaolsencreative

Three back to back 16-hour days in 100 degree California sun somehow felt like a blast because of this girl! And when we missed our flight back to NYC and had to wait at SFO for 7 hours only to catch a red-eye, it was a walk in the park because she makes me laugh more than I have all year and always keeps it real. Happy to have this girl as my @idlewildweddings biz partner & friend. Xo @britaolsencreative

Happy 4th of July! 

Happy 4th of July! 

Debbie does Dallas. @idlewildweddings does California. Merci beaucoup @brannanstflowers #julialakeparties #idlewildweddings with @britaolsencreative  (at San Francisco Flower Mart)

Debbie does Dallas. @idlewildweddings does California. Merci beaucoup @brannanstflowers #julialakeparties #idlewildweddings with @britaolsencreative (at San Francisco Flower Mart)

My mother, who is Viennese, sent me a link in an email Subject Line: Must See. And of course, she was right. These are must see shots from Susanne Bisovsky- a Viennese fashion designer who “fuses Viennese chic with traditional folkflore.” There’s an awesome Frieda meets gypsy vibe going on here and I LOVE IT. period. 

Now all I need is a client who wants these fotos to be the inspiration for their wedding.

It’s my birthday. 😁

It’s my birthday. 😁

Oh La La

Oh La La

🐌✉️ #swoon  (at jlp! NYC Studio )

🐌✉️ #swoon (at jlp! NYC Studio )

Get Down & Derby! Check out our feature on @camillestyles blog today for southern hospitality entertaining tips! Fun collab with @britaolsencreative, fab fotos by @torywilliams & florals by our sister studio @idlewildweddings #kentuckyderby #julialakeparties  (at www.camillestyles.com)

Get Down & Derby! Check out our feature on @camillestyles blog today for southern hospitality entertaining tips! Fun collab with @britaolsencreative, fab fotos by @torywilliams & florals by our sister studio @idlewildweddings #kentuckyderby #julialakeparties (at www.camillestyles.com)