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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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January 2013 Open House Recap

Another new year, another open house – but not just any open house! This January, we pulled off our best one yet, with help from some of our dear friends and colleagues! We brought the theme from our booth at the Seattle Wedding Show – “Mint to Be“, and with all the talent in the room, it was just fabulous! We would like to thank all of you who came out to support us, try our food, and see us in action! We truly love what we do and are grateful for the opportunity we have to be a part of such great events in Seattle from the grand weddings and corporate meetings, to the simple and intimate social gatherings. We love it all!

These stunning photographs were taken by Angela and Evan Photography and we are so thankful to all of the other vendors we joined forces with to create such a magnificent soiree. From the fantastic florals provided by Lola Event Floral and Design, down to every last little vintage glass bottle from Vintage Ambiance. Everyone made their mark and deserves a round of applause!

Venue: 415 Westlake

Photography: Angela and Evan Photography

Event Planner: Melody Davis

Florist: Lola Event Floral and Decor

Bar: BevMo

DJ/Lighting: Wave Link Music

Farm Tables: Seattle Farm Tables

Vintage Rentals: Vintage Ambiance

Handcrafted Party Details: Heathoriginal

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Specialty Linen: Creative Coverings

Specialty Dessert: Lady Yum

Wedding Gowns: The Dress Theory

Event Painter: Sam Day

Invitations/Stationary: Just Milled

Photo Booth: Emerald City Photo Booth

Transportation: Butler Valet

Coffee Catering: Espresso Elegance

Coat Check: Coat Check Complete

View more photos here on our facebook page!

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Chloe + Josh // Robinswood House Summer Wedding

Another beautiful wedding at Robinswood House in Bellevue. Josh and Chloe are the perfect couple! It was a warm Thursday night wedding and everything was set just right. From the hanging glass panels for the sweetheart table backdrop to the market fresh flowers and all the other yummy DIY touches, this celebration was just fabulous! The amazing photos were taken by Daniel Usenko Photography and cake was from Lady Yum.

Light hors d’oeuvres were served following the ceremony

Menu

Mini Fresh Fruit Kabobs
featuring bites of cantaloupe, pineapple, strawberries and grapes

Fresh Vegetable Display
medley of crisp, fresh vegetables  colorfully displayed in glass vases
served with our signature creamy Parmesan dip

Hawaiian Ginger Pulled Pork Sliders
slow-cooked with pineapple and ginger until wonderfully tender, served on sweet rolls

 

 

This wedding is also featured on Borrowed and Blue – see more details here!

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Winter Open House Tasting Recap

What a great winter wonderland open house we had at the amazing, industrial and historic EM Fine Art in South Lake Union this past November! A big thanks to Laura Marchbanks Photography for capturing it just perfectly! We were not alone in our efforts, Melody Davis of MG Davis Events and Melanie Benson floral created a gorgeous tablescape, Wine World and Spirits showcased some of their favorites at the bar, Choice Linens provided some fabulous, sparkly overlay linen, and AA Party Rentals shared some amazing equipment, while Wave Link Music set the mood, and Lady Yum shared some beautifully scrumptious treats! We love working with these awesome local vendors and hope you will have the opportunity to as well!

As for the food, we had tray passed tomato bisque soup with grilled cheese bites, risotto cakes, vegetable stuffed mushrooms along with a delicious sampling of some of our most popular hors d’oeuvres in station style. Hover your mouse over each photo for a little more information.

Take a peek and be ready to be inspired for your next event!

 

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September Open House Tasting

What a beautiful event our September Tasting was! Guests arrived at The Woodhouse Wine Estates in Woodinville on a crisp autumn evening and were greeted with warm butternut squash soup shooters, crab cakes, and brie and poached pear purses, followed by a bountiful dinner buffet sampling of Twelve Basket favorites! Lola Event Floral and Design created the most beautiful arrangements, rentals were provided through AA Party Rentals, Woodhouse shared their wine,  Lady Yum provided sweet treats, and the lovely Cozbi Jean captured it all!

Dinner Menu

Grilled Flank Steak
local Blue Mesa Ranch steaks marinated in red wine, garlic and our special blend of spices, then seared to perfection over an open flame and served with our tri-peppercorn & sherry sauce
Braised Fresh Wild Salmon
locally caught fresh wild salmon braised with lemons, white wine and capers
 served with a light pesto garlic cream sauce
Apple Smoked Chicken Breast
locally raised chicken breast smoked in-house with apple chips and served with a blackberry balsamic sauce
 Vegan Stuffed Artichokes with Curried Rice
brown rice tossed with water chestnuts, soft tofu, peppers and green olives and then baked
Pumpkin Ravioli
served with a nutmeg cream sauce
Vegan Quinoa Rotelle Pasta
a corn & quinoa pasta tossed in truffle oil and tossed in our homemade marinara primavera sauce
   Seasonal Sautéed Vegetables
an eclectic mix of market fresh vegetables
Mixed Field Greens Pear Salad
fresh mixed greens served with poached pears, candied walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese and Champagne vinaigrette
  Fresh Macrina Bakery Sliced Artisan Bread and assorted rolls served with butter 

Lady Yum Signature Dessert Package
mini cake
chocolate cake pops
ombre cookies
mini vanilla cupcakes
mini spice cupcakes
salted caramel French macarons

Venue: The Woodhouse Wine Estates

Food: Twelve Baskets Catering

Desserts: Lady Yum

Florist: Lola Event Floral and Design

Rentals: AA Party Rentals

Photography: Cozbi Jean Photography

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The Knot 2013 “Best of Weddings” Awarded!

We were thrilled and honored to hear from The Knot that we have been recognized as one of the best caterers in Washington, based on our highly rated reviews that we have received from our happy clients! Thank you for your support, and we are so grateful for the wonderful events we get to be a part of.

The award will be made public on January 23rd, so keep your ears peeled to hear about the other top vendors!

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January Open House Tasting!

Every year, after the big Seattle Wedding Show, we host a big little wedding show (of sorts)! We gather together some of our favorite vendors and put on an event to show off all of our talents! We hope that you can come see us in action and get a taste 😉 of what we can do!

We will be at 415 Westlake on January 24th from 5:00pm until 8:00pm serving up some inspirational food, drinks, treats, and ideas! RSVP here and we look forward to seeing you there!

Here is a list of some of the awesome vendors participating!

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