‘galentine’s day’ celebration

With February 14th reserved for your beau you have no excuse to forget Galentine’s Day: the day you get to celebrate your female friendships! The concept was first coined on the sitcom Parks and Recreation when Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope explains what exactly Galentine’s Day is: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

What started as a TV joke has become an annual celebration – and why not?! Our female friendships are important and deserve to be celebrated.

Photographer Mikkel Paige and the ladies who run All Saints Chapel (a popular and historic wedding venue in Raleigh, North Carolina) got together to showcase how fun this feminist celebration can be!

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Photography: Mikkel Paige // Furniture & Serving Rentals: Greenhouse Picker Sisters // Hair & Makeup: Ashley Mooney Makeup // Dresses: Rent the Runway // Flowers and Cakes: Flower and Flour NC // Watercolor Name Cards: One and Only Paper //Venue: All Saints Chapel in Raleigh, North Carolina.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.