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Ben and Annica’s Sanders Estate Wedding, Auburn Wedding Catering

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

Dinner Menu

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

DJ: We Heart Weddings

Hair & Makeup: Swink

Florist: Karen Allison |  425-957-1775

 

Get Hitched Give Hope – November 14th, 2013

Please join us and many more talented event industry professionals at this fun “Paris in the 20’s” themed charity event! We will be donating a pre-wedding glam-picnic package up for auction for you and your closest friends – come bid on this and other amazing items and services while enjoying lovely hors d’oeuvres and cocktails from The Four Seasons Hotel. This is an event you do not want to miss! If you or someone you know is getting married, please pass along this info to them and get your tickets right away before they are sold out!

Autumm Open House Tasting Event – 10.24.2013

Please join us for a tasting event at Glassybaby Studio in Madrona on October 24th from 5pm-8pm. We will be sharing a sampling of some of our Fall favorites as well as some of our most popular menu items and delicious treats as well.

Click here to RSVP.

Here are some of our friends who will be participating as well! Hope to see you there.

Host/Caterer: Twelve Baskets Catering

Venue and Decor: Glassybaby Studio

Photographer: Laura Marchbanks

Cake/Baker: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

DJ/Lighting: Adam’s DJ Service

Beer and Wine: BevMo

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Florist: Fiore Blossoms

Storybook Farm Open House | Oct. 13th, 2013

photo by: Jennifer Tai Photo Artistry

UW Botanic Gardens Vendor Showcase Event

Please, come join us and a bunch of other talented local event artisans at this open house put on by the UW Botanic Gardens. It will be at the Center for Urban Horticulture on September 11th from 2:30pm – 6:30pm. If you are hosting, planning, or even thinking about throwing a party, you should come check out this gorgeous venue and meet some great people who could help you throw a great bash! We will be serving up some tasty treats and beverages, so be sure to stop by! Here is some more info from their website.

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Open House Tasting – The Landing Banquet and Lounge

We had a great turn out for our Summer tasting at The Landing in U Village. What a beautiful space! We were thrilled to work with Rasa and Erika of PlanningSavvy.com to bring this fun event together. We chose a light color palette to contrast with the industrial romantic feel of the space and it worked really well! The venue has gorgeous windows with flowy drapes that let in a lot of light and really open up the space. Eleanor with Bash and Bloom created the most exquisite floral pieces that fit just right and tied everything together! Wine World and Spirits poured some wonderful wines to pair with the menu and Carla from Honey Crumb Cake Studio made some delicious treats to share along with having a live cake decorating station where she frosted and put together a fabulous cakes topped with one of her signature sugar flowers. Ashley Webster played some beautiful music throughout the night and AA Party Rentals provided all of the lovely linens and other equipment. Thanks to Jenny of Jennifer Wohrle Photography for these amazing images and for taking the time to get all the little details!

Make sure to contact these great vendors for your next special event!

Here is the menu from the event:

Passed Hors D’oeuvres

Smoked Salmon Cakes, Roma Tomato Bruschetta, and Brie and Poached Pear Purses

Buffet Menu

Fresh and Grilled Vegetable Display, Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip, Stuffed Baby Red Potatoes, Apple Smoked Chicken Breast served with a blackberry balsamic sauce, Grilled Flank Steak served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce, Herb Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables, Strawberry Spinach Salad, Macrina Bakery Multi-Seed Breadsticks and Rolls

Desserts

Brownie Bites, Meyer Lemon Bites, Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites, Shortcake Shooters, French Macaroons, and a S’mores Station

Beverages

Citrus Water, Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch, Vanilla Mint Lemonade, and Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service

 

 

 

 

  

 

  

Venue: The Landing

Catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

Photographer: Jennifer Wohrle

Event Planner: Erica and Rasa with PlanningSavvy

Flowers: Bash and Bloom

Music: Ashley Webster, Pianist

Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits

Specialty Desserts and Cake: Honey Crumb Cake Studio

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

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Snohomish Wedding Tour – June 2, 2013

If you or someone you know is getting married, this is one of the best places to be on June 2nd! The Snohomish Wedding Tour is a special event designed to give couples, their families, and friends an opportunity to view some beautiful Snohomish venues and meet with industry professionals at each location who provide outstanding products and services! Here is a little more about the event from the tour’s website:

“Meet nearly 100 professional wedding vendors including coordinators, photographers, caterers, florists, dessert specialists, bridal attire, décor and rental suppliers, and so much more! Make this your ‘one stop’ shopping experience for all of your wedding planning needs! Caterers will have tasty food to sample, listen to DJ’s provide a reception atmosphere, and plan to see many unique items and ideas in wedding planning. Plan to enter a Grand Prize Sweepstakes drawing filled with free products and services for your wedding!”

Twelve Baskets will be participating at Jardin Del Sol and there will be a bunch of other great local vendors there for you to meet and see in action! Here is a list of all who will be joining us at Jardin for the day. For a full list of venues and vendors participating, please take a look at the website and get excited. Oh, and I forgot to mention, the best part is, it only costs $5.00 and if you go to the Snohomish Wedding Tour’s facebook page, they have posted an offer that if you purchase your tickets before May 24th, they will be 50% off – that’s $2.50, folks! What a steal.  Hope to see you there!

Here are a few photos from real weddings we have worked at Jardin:

Photos above by Nichole Jordan Photography. See more photos from this wedding here.

 

Photos above by Twelve Baskets Catering

Photo by Keary Dee Photography. See more photos from this wedding here.

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February Open House – “Around the World” Food Station Tasting Event

Well, another round of applause is in order for the great people and local companies who helped us put together yet another successful tasting event. We couldn’t have done it on our own and we are so grateful and appreciative for their support and generosity in sharing their talents! Thank you, Catherine of CALIMA Portraits for the beautiful photographs. See the list at the bottom of the post of all who participated and be sure to give them a call for your next party!

This “Around the World ” themed event had three international food stations as well as some tray passed hors d’oeuvres and a dessert bar!

Also, click here to look through our Pinterest inspiration board and how we developed the theme and colors!

   

South of the Border

-Chicken Santa Fe-
 lime-marinated chicken breast, grilled to perfection over an open flame,
served with a salsa fresco
-Build Your Own Steak Fajita Bar-
with fresh local Blue Mesa Ranch tender steak sautéed with red & green peppers and red onions, served with soft flour tortillas
-Mexican Quinoa Salad-
a colorful medley of quinoa, fresh tomatoes, lime, corn,black bean tossed in a garlic, cracked pepper, cumin, chili powder, fresh lime and olive oil dressing
-Pork and Pineapple Tamales-
fresh signature tamales with carnitas, mole sauce, baked pineapple, chili peppers and cilantro, wrapped in a corn husk shell

    

Pan-Asian

-Vietnamese Summer Rolls-
fresh cilantro, basil, bean sprouts, red leaf lettuce and carrots all wrapped in rice paper,
 served with Thai peanut lime and a sweet chili dipping sauces
-Pho Station-
choice of beef meatballs or tofu with seasonal vegetables and rice noodles in broth with cilantro and onions
-Steak Satay-
 with Teriyaki sauce

      

Mediterranean

-Chicken Souvlaki Skewer-
fresh grilled chicken breast seasoned with lemon, olive oil and Mediterranean herbs and served with tzatziki sauce
-Greek Salad-
Romaine, red onion, feta cheese, kalamata olives, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh diced tomatoes, pepperoncini peppers and cucumbers all tossed with our Mediterranean dressing
-Warm Artichoke and Parmesan Dip-
served with sliced baguettes and our signature pita chips
-Beef Tenderloin Bruschetta-
slow-roasted tenderloin with herbs & garlic, sliced thin and served on a thyme & roasted garlic toast point topped with a creamy tarragon horseradish sauce

    

Northwest Tray Passed Hors D’oeuvres

-Smoked Salmon Cakes-
fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon,
served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce
-Brie and Poached Pear Purses-
D’Anjou pears poached in mulling spices over a slice of Brie in an Athens phyllo shell,
 topped with a caramelized walnut and a lavender-infused honey drizzle
-Baby Red Potatoes-
stuffed with sour cream, dill, Boursin cheese and chives

 

Dessert

-Brownie Bites-
a blend of bittersweet chocolate chunks, chips and Hershey’s kisses
-Meyer Lemon Bites-
with a buttery, melt-in-your-mouth crust
-Sweet & Salty Blondie Bites-
chewy, buttery sea salt blondie bites featuring butterscotch and chocolate chips, walnuts piece and shredded coconut

-Lady Yum Signature Package-
mini cake
chocolate cake pops
mini ombre frosted sugar cookies
mini vanilla cupcakes
salted caramel French macaroons

      

Beverages

Citrus Iced Water
Passion Orange Guava Sparkling Punch
Vanilla Mint Lemonade
Freshly Brewed Caffe Vita Coffee Service
Assorted Hot Numi Teas

                           

Venue: The Great Hall at Green Lake

Photographer: Calima Portraits

Event Planner: Pink Blossom Events

Flowers: Laurel’s Floral Decor

Specialty Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Stationary and Signage: Just Milled

DJ: Bugsie Productions

Wine and Beer: Wine World & Spirits

Specialty Desserts: Lady Yum

Linen Rentals and Chair Covers: Platinum Designs

Photo Booth: Fun Frames

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Striped Linen: Pedersen’s Rentals

 

 

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Kristen and Michael – Cle Elum Ranch Wedding

When you imagine a quintessential, outdoor, antique wedding, this is the wedding you think of.  Set in the beautiful eastern foothills of the cascade mountain range, this guest ranch boasts gorgeous scenery and picturesque backdrops; perfect for this rustic, homey, friends and family centered wedding between a lovely photographer and her musician groom.

We weren’t alone in drooling over these absolutely stunning photographs by Ben Blood Photography of this storybook wedding. Green Wedding Shoes, the wedding blog, also got a hold of these great images and proudly featured them on their site! You can see them here and learn a few things from this couple and also what made this wedding so very special and why we felt so honored to be a part of it.

   

   

   

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Dinner Menu:

Grilled Rosemary Chicken Breast – fresh chicken breast marinated in white wine and fresh herbs, served with a fine herb & white wine cream sauce

Vegetarian Pot Pie (vegetarian entree item) – individual pie shells filled with oven-roasted garden vegetables with mornay sauce, topped with puff pastry brushed with clarified butter and browned in the oven

Smoked Salmon Cakes – fresh wild Northwest in-house apple wood smoked salmon, served crisp, topped with a Cajun remoulade sauce

Roasted New Potatoes – tossed in fresh herbs, garlic and extra virgin olive oil

Roasted Root Vegetables – a wonderful medley of golden & red beets, rutabaga, celery root, carrots and parsnips tossed in extra virgin olive oil, garlic and spices, then roasted to perfection

Mixed Field Greens – fresh mixed greens served with caramelized walnuts, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola cheese and raspberry vinaigrette

Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and Rolls- served with butter

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photography: Ben Blood

venue: Flying Horseshoe Ranch Cle Elum, WA

event design: thrifted and family heirlooms

day of coordinator: Emily Murphy of Manette Gracie

floral design: Flowers from mother and grandmother’s gardens along with local markets

bulk wax flowers and sister’s floral wreath from Henshaw’s Floral

wedding dress: Custom by Knar Bridal in Kirkland, WA

hair + make up: Jenny Bowker

invitations: Sam and Dale Ahn

catering: Twelve Baskets Catering

plates: Thrifted, heirlooms, Rad Crockery Rentals

cake: Alyson and Ashley Redding

desserts: Top Pot doughnuts

Cookies by aunt, mom and grandma

music: groom and vinyl

Twelve Baskets Catering February Tasting

Please join us for a tasting event at The Great Hall at Green Lake Thursday, February 28th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm, where we will be showcasing some international food stations.  You will also have a chance to speak with one of our coordinators about your upcoming event and meet some great local event industry professionals as well, such as Pink Blossom EventsPlatinum DesignsWine World & SpiritsJust MilledFun Frames Photo BoothLady YumVintage AmbianceAA Party RentalsBugsie ProductionsLaurel’s Floral Decor, and Calima Portraits. There will also be some special offers and give-aways that will be presented.

Please RSVP here at our Evite page and we look forward to seeing you there!

Hurry! Space is limited!

 

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