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Galentine's Day Photoshoot

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

If you are not yet familiar with the term Galentine, you are about to be 😉 Today, on February 13th and the day before Valentine’s Day, a relatively new tradition is gaining popularity: Galentine’s Day. A day to celebrate your loving friendships with the women in your life, and show them how much they mean to you.

As someone who rarely celebrates Valentine’s Day even as a married woman, I have surprised myself by taking this new tradition on. When I think about the women I have in my life: family, childhood friends, Mama friends, friends in business, I feel an overwhelming sense of gratitude. I am surrounded by loving, caring women who constantly inspire me, and I do believe those relationships deserve a day of their own to celebrate. As far as Valentine’s Day goes, well, my husband says that’s everyday for us 😉 lol.

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

When Deanna from Style by Deanna asked me to participate in this photoshoot, I knew she would be creating something so beautiful that I was eager to take part. Together with some other amazing women in business (read on to learn more about them), we spent an afternoon sipping on a few mocktails and eating delicious cupcakes, all while constantly chatting and laughing away, talking about our businesses and exchanging ideas. When you put four female entrepreneurs together who thrive from lifting and encouraging others, only great things happen.

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

When I thought about the theme of a Galentine’s Day party, I imagined a ton of fresh flowers, some pretty, feminine details, and of course, some sweets 😉 Deanna has an eye for design and decor and amazed us all with her creativity. I mean, the flower wall, the gorgeous cake, the vintage inspired furniture, how sweet is this?? No detail was missed here. Great job, Deanna!

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

So let’s chat about these lovely ladies and how I got to know them…

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

From left; Deanna Reddy, Design and Lifestyle Blogger at stylebydeanna. Deanna and I first met at a local market. I noticed her right away as both her and her son Lennon were very well dressed! We began chatting and have since attended several other networking events together. Deanna is a natural when it comes to design and decor. She has a keen eye! I can’t wait to see her blog and her business grow! Instagram: @style.by.deanna

Middle: Genicca Whitney of Badass Ladyboss. Genicca is a visionary. Through her experience and hard work, Genicca has learned so much about entreprenurship and building a business that she shares her passion and her tips through her blog and events. I first met Genicca at a lunch over Eco Fashion Week, and we quickly crossed paths again after that. She is someone who really inspires me! Instagram: @_badassladyboss

Right: Danielle of Vancity Business Babes. Danielle is one of the youngest and most ambitious women I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Her smile and positive outlook on life are infectious; she loves connecting with others and has done an amazing job doing so all while building her networking business. Danielle and I connected over a year ago, and I am so happy we did! If you are a female entrepreneur in Vancouver, I highly reccommend attending one of her events! Instagram: @vancitybusinessbabes

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

So get together with your girls and celebrate today. There is nothing quite like spending time with the ladies in your life who make you laugh and love you for who you are! xo

Galentine's Day Photoshoot

There was an amazing team of contributors involved in this collaboration, so I would like to share the love below!

Photography: Julie Christine Photography
Styling: Style by Deanna
Clothing: Muse Social Fashion House, styled by yours truly 😉
Makeup: Rose Quartz Makeup
Hair: Hair by Amanda Ten Brink
Table & Chairs: Leroy Brown Furnishings
Banner and Cake Toppers: Little Sprout Creations
Cake and Cupcakes: Panda Cakes
Florals: Sophia’s Flower Shop
Lady Date Sign: Pacifc Coast DIY
Heart Chocolates: Mink Chocolate
Venue: Highstreet