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
Prepping for a Big Apple wedding… #julialakeparties
Prepping for a Big Apple wedding… #julialakeparties

Prepping for a Big Apple wedding… #julialakeparties

Clear tents, full hearts, can’t lose. #julialakeparties  (at The Foundry)
Clear tents, full hearts, can’t lose. #julialakeparties  (at The Foundry)

Clear tents, full hearts, can’t lose. #julialakeparties (at The Foundry)

The sweet💗 table for tonight’s “Gilded Garden” wedding! #julialakeparties #idlewildweddings  (at The Foundry)
The sweet💗 table for tonight’s “Gilded Garden” wedding! #julialakeparties #idlewildweddings  (at The Foundry)

The sweet💗 table for tonight’s “Gilded Garden” wedding! #julialakeparties #idlewildweddings (at The Foundry)

My gorgeous bride rocking @moniquelhuillier and the bouquet I made this morning with @idlewildweddings for #julialakeparties  (at The Foundry)
My gorgeous bride rocking @moniquelhuillier and the bouquet I made this morning with @idlewildweddings for #julialakeparties  (at The Foundry)

My gorgeous bride rocking @moniquelhuillier and the bouquet I made this morning with @idlewildweddings for #julialakeparties (at The Foundry)

Best.Card.Ever
Best.Card.Ever

Best.Card.Ever

Blanc et Bleu- Sonoma Weddings Magazine photo shoot by #julialakeparties  (at Sonoma Valley)
Blanc et Bleu- Sonoma Weddings Magazine photo shoot by #julialakeparties  (at Sonoma Valley)

Blanc et Bleu- Sonoma Weddings Magazine photo shoot by #julialakeparties (at Sonoma Valley)

Dinner in the vineyards. Here’s to a sweet summer Friday night with great people. Thanks @girllovesgold 🙏 (at Joseph Phelps Winery)
Dinner in the vineyards. Here’s to a sweet summer Friday night with great people. Thanks @girllovesgold 🙏 (at Joseph Phelps Winery)

Dinner in the vineyards. Here’s to a sweet summer Friday night with great people. Thanks @girllovesgold 🙏 (at Joseph Phelps Winery)

I love when you tell a cake designer exactly what you want & not only does she do it perfectly but makes it even better. This cake is for a modern modern wedding shoot for Sonoma Wedding magazine and I couldn’t be more pumped to see my vision coming together. @sweetincakenapa You rock girl! @dotandarmy can’t wait to add your fab custom napkins to it all! And your invites @jillyink 💗💙💗💗💙💗
I love when you tell a cake designer exactly what you want & not only does she do it perfectly but makes it even better. This cake is for a modern modern wedding shoot for Sonoma Wedding magazine and I couldn’t be more pumped to see my vision coming together. @sweetincakenapa You rock girl! @dotandarmy can’t wait to add your fab custom napkins to it all! And your invites @jillyink 💗💙💗💗💙💗

I love when you tell a cake designer exactly what you want & not only does she do it perfectly but makes it even better. This cake is for a modern modern wedding shoot for Sonoma Wedding magazine and I couldn’t be more pumped to see my vision coming together. @sweetincakenapa You rock girl! @dotandarmy can’t wait to add your fab custom napkins to it all! And your invites @jillyink 💗💙💗💗💙💗

Fav jlp! foto eva! #julialakeparties #tbt
Fav jlp! foto eva! #julialakeparties #tbt

Fav jlp! foto eva! #julialakeparties #tbt

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)

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

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)

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 )

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)

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)