Last weekend we had the opportunity of being a part of an awesome event at Fischer Pavillion at Seattle Center. Random House put on a retreat conference to celebrate New York Times bestselling author Diana Gabaldon’s new book in her Outlander series and we were so pleased to participate in the fun. We served an assortment of cheese from the British Isles and France, traditional Scottish breads, oatcakes, pickled onion, and chutneys, displayed dramatically with in-period decor, on silver and pewter platters with tartan accents, tray passed Mini Shepherds Pies, Smoked Salmon Oatcake Canape, Scottish Meatballs, Gazpacho Andaluz Shooters, and had Dessert Buffet of Scottish Shortbread Cookies, Lavender Fudge, Traditional Chocolate Fudge, and fruit kabobs with honey yogurt dip. It was a real medieval feast! We also served some fun non alcoholic beverages with ice cubes holding frozen herbs and berries – what a cute look. Our team had so much fun putting this event together and loved being able to create such a dreamy and magical set up. The staff on hand at the event had a blast as well; we even had traditional Scottish outfits on our bartenders – which of course the guests absolutely loved!
The biggest compliment we received that day were all of the photographs being taken on handheld devices and guests’ smartphones. We knew we had made an impression!
Photos in this blog were taken by Twelve Baskets Catering. For more lovely photos from the event photographers, O’Malley Photographers, click here.
Gorgeous floral installations: Love Blooms Event Design
Our owners, John and Jamie Bagge’s youngest daughter was married at Woodland Meadow Farms early May and had their reception at the site’s new sister venue, Dairyland. It was the perfect day with the rain holding off at just the right moments and our whole team did an incredible job pulling off the most beautiful wedding ever (we might be biased, but it sure felt like it!). Vancouver based Green Ginger Photography did the most amazing job photographing this very special event and they sent us some stunning sneak peek pics that we would love to share with you! There were so many little details that were so carefully and preciously put together, but we’ll save that for the next post when we receive more photos from the photographer – You’ll just have to wait!
Photography: Green Ginger Photography
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Flowers, Floral Crowns and Garlands: Bride, Mother of the Bride, and friends
Wedding Gown: Mother of the Bride
Little Succulent favors in branch vessels: Groom
Mismatched Vintage China: Twelve Baskets Catering
Kirkland Representative Larry Springer and Twelve Baskets owner John Bagge
View the Kirkland Reporter’s article on the story here
Yesterday, our owner, John Bagge, made catering history! With the assistance of Representative Larry Springer, John Bagge was successful in introducing House Bill 2680 which allows catering companies to finally be able to apply for a liquor license without having their own restaurant or storefront. Appreciation also goes to the Washington Restaurant Association and the Liquor Control Board for their generous support. Here is John Bagge with Washington State Governor Jay Inslee getting the bill signed into law! Time to celebrate! Here are a couple links to more information:
Mary and Kerry love their DAWGS so much they decided to have a UW Husky Tailgate themed wedding! Their colors were shades of purple and yellow and every little detail worked right into their theme from the beautiful yellow bridesmaid dresses and purple floral arrangements to the fresh lemonade and sprigs of lavender tucked into the napkins at each place setting. The private cabin they chose for their ceremony and reception was just breathtaking. They were married overlooking Cle Elum Lake and their reception tent was surrounded by tall trees and lots of natural beauty. Seattle Farm Tables was an obvious choice to go with the fun PNW feel the couple was looking for – and the tables added so much to the look of the reception. And the Lemonade stand?! SO cute! You’ll need to scroll down right now to look at it… go on, I’ll wait… CUTE right!?!?! I could go on and on about all the lovely little details, and the amazing photos taken by One Love Photo, but I should also point out the awesome thing they did for their favors(I guess I should say lack of favors) – they had donations made in their guests honor to an organization in Africa called The Last Ten Kilometers project that is working on improving health care in rural areas of Ethiopia. What a cool idea.
With no further adieu, I give you the menu:
Pulled Pork from Roro’s BBQ
Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce
Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Corn on the Cob
Strawberry Spinach Salad with toasted almonds, gorgonzola, and sliced local strawberries then drizzled with house made white balsamic and poppy seed dressing
Gluten free Corn Bread provided by Crave Bakery
Strawberry Mint Lemonade
Old Fashions and Premixed Mason Jar Cocktails
Signature French Macarons
Strawberry Shortcake Shooters
Cupcakes and Mini Cake from Crave Gluten Free Bakery
Venue: Private Cabin in Cle Elum
Photography: One Love Photo
Catering and Desserts: Twelve Baskets Catering
Florist: Melanie Benson Floral
Cake and cupcakes: Crave Bakery
BBQ Pulled Pork: RoRo’s BBQ
Lauren and Mike’s wedding at Red Barn Studios in Southern Washington was full of color and fun DIY details. Their wedding planner, Sarah Swanson from EVENTful Moments, helped everything run smoothly and it was such a beautiful day! The fabulous photos are from Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography.
Venue: Red Barn Studios
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Planner: EVENTful Moments
Cake: Celebrity Cake Studio
Photography and Photo Booth: Gabriel Van Wyhe Photography
Florist: Jen’s Blossoms
Mini Pies: Pie – Fremont
Makeup and Hair: Off White Makeup and Hair
MyWedding.com asked Washington brides to rate the top local wedding vendors, venues and service providers in their area. Results from our annual survey are in. These local wedding vendors were awarded the honor of Best of mywedding in Washington for 2013.
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We are so excited about our Open House coming up on Thursday, January 30th at Within Sodo. This is a great chance to come out and try a variety of our menu items, as well as get a feel for the general ambiance of Twelve Baskets Catering. We are excited to also be featuring a few of our favorite local vendors. There will be tunes and ambient lighting from Adam’s DJ Service, beer and wine from BevMo, sweets and cakes from The Sweet Side, photography by Colleen Carroll, delicious coffee drinks from Espresso Elegance, creative florals from Bash & Bloom, Invitations and Stationery by Just Milled, photo booth by Emerald City Photo Booth, displays and beautiful rentable contributions from MG Davis Events, Vintage Ambiance, Seattle Farm Tables and AA Party Rentals. We are excited to see you at gorgeous Within Sodo!
Seattle, WA – January 20th, 2014 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading online wedding marketplace, named Twelve Baskets Catering as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 for Catering in Seattle!
The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.
While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Twelve Baskets. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.
“There’s no better way to start the year than by honoring the hard work, commitment and success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Network,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “It is exciting to celebrate a sixth year recognizing businesses whose clients believe they are committed to quality, professionalism and all around top-notch service. We are honored to recognize Twelve Baskets Catering for their impressive achievements within the wedding industry.”
As a Couples’ Choice Awards™ winner, Twelve Baskets Catering is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout North America and abroad.
Twelve Baskets is proud to be one of the top Caterers in the Seattle area in the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding sites such as WeddingWire, Project Wedding, Brides.com, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards™ 2014.
For more information about Twelve Baskets Catering, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at www.weddingwire.com/twelvebasketscatering.
To learn more about the Couple’s Choice Awards™, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.
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Ben and Annica were wed at Sanders Estate in Auburn with their family and friends surrounding them – and what a beautiful and colorful wedding it was. Thanks to Erin Schedler Photography for these fabulous images that perfectly captured the special moments and gorgeous details(like the DIY dessert table!) that this couple worked on! We were lucky and proud to be a part of this lovely wedding.
Stationary Hors d’Oeuvres
Fresh Vegetable Display
Signature Cheese Display
Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip
Baby Red Potatoes
Apple Smoked Chicken Breast, served with a blackberry balsamic sauce
Grilled Flank Steak, served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce
Scalloped Potatoes Grilled Asparagus
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread
Venue: Sanders Estate
Photography: Erin Schedler
Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering
Rentals: AA Party Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Swink
Florist: Karen Allison | 425-957-1775