So for any Parks & Recs fans out there, you know that Valentine’s Day is preceded by what some might consider to be an even more important day, “Galentine’s Day”. This unofficial holiday created by Amy Poehler’s TV character is a day for ladies to celebrate ladies. Transcending the screen into real life, Galentine’s Day celebrations have been popping up for the past few years now.
Photographer Sarah Heppell said, “ever since attending a Galentine’s bash an hour and a half away with my bff Jenn last year, I’ve wanted to create something locally that gave me the same warm and fuzzy feelings. The feelings I experienced when I was celebrating friendship in a room with 100 other gals, sipping on mimosas, listening to music, eating yummy treats and getting our craft on – happy, thankful, excited, and full from delicious food, to name a few. #ladiescelebratingladies style! So I created it on a small level. A styled shoot and after party for all of my lady boss business owning gal pals!!! We set up, did the shoot, and then enjoyed our labor of love and we photographed that, too! Happy Galentine’s Day!”
What a fun group. Maybe they can invite me next year! Do any of you celebrate Galentine’s Day officially or unofficially? Let me know in the comments.
Linens and Coverings: BBj Linen Chicago // Specialty Foods: 1911 Spirits // Floral Designer: Whistlestop Florist Inc // Bakery: The Half Moon Bakery // Other: Jeff the Magic Man // Calligrapher:Lanni Made // Cake Designer: The Cake Shop CNY // Bakery:The Sweet Praxis // Equipment Rentals: She Rents Vintage // Design & Styling: MLH Events // Photographer: Sarah Heppell Photography