I Do SoDo | Seattle’s newest wedding show | Feb 12, 2017

I Do SoDo

I Do SoDo – Seattle’s newest wedding show – is an event unlike any other.

Seattle’s SoDo neighborhood, once a strict warehouse district, is in the midst of a wonderfully chic transformation! Steadily filling with tasty restaurants and hip bars, SoDo is now home to some of Seattle’s best hidden gems.

With a scintillating blend of old and new, steel, concrete, and wood, the neighborhood boasts an edgy elegance that redefines the traditional norms of beauty and style.

I Do SoDo, Seattle’s hippest new wedding show, was born of a desire to showcase all the wonderful options this varied and often overlooked neighborhood has to offer.

With over 100 talented vendors, spread out across 8 amazing SoDo venues – I Do SoDo flawlessly combines all the fun elements of this unique neighborhood into a one-of-a-kind, industrial chic, wedding event.

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I Do SoDo is different than other Seattle wedding shows in that each venue will be styled to the nines, and all vendors will be showcasing their talents to the fullest.

This event is absolutely perfect for anyone looking to meet their vendors in a more intimate and honest setting. Rather than wading through an overwhelming mish-mash of tiny booths, you will get to see each vendor in action: a true reflection of how they would perform on your actual wedding day. 

Take our venue Metropolist for an example… Located on 1st Ave, just before the West Seattle bridge, this venue is easy to overlook when just driving by.

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However, walk through the elegantly decorated lobby into the grand reception hall behind, and you will find yourself pleasantly surprised.

A wide-open floor plan, pale wood finishes, and tons of natural light all combine to make a space that is warm, inviting, and highly customizable to your personal tastes.

Thanks to the talented Michelle Bernard (of Married with Michelle), Metropolist will be a bastion of bridal bliss – decked out according to the chic and delicious theme: Mediterranean Modern.

All the elegance of the Mediterranean mixed with the modern details you love.

More info about our venue here.

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8 venues? Does that mean we’ll be walking around all day?

Definitely not!  

Your ticket includes access to the complimentary shuttle service, which will be running throughout the event in order to transport guests between each venue. 

Where does the event start?

We love this part… 

The event actually begins at the illustrious Safeco Field Diamond Club!

Though we would absolutely love to see you first thing at Metropolist, registration at Safeco Field is required, so please make sure to start your day there in order to finish registration and grab your wristband.

Registration runs between 11:30am-1:30pm. 

The wristband is key! If you do not collect your wristband at the beginning of the day you will, unfortunately, not be able to enter any of the venues. 

What about parking?

All guests may park for free in the Safeco Field parking garage at Edgar Martinez Way and Occidental Avenue South. From there you can walk across the Sky Bridge, and then make your way to the aforementioned diamond club to register and collect the wristband. 

Once you have your wristband, it’s off to the races! The wedding races, that is.

No matter what you’re looking for and what stage of wedding planning you are in, I Do SoDo promises to be a fun-filled day and an overall unforgettable event.

Good luck and we hope to see you there!

Unique Valentine’s Day Gift | Dazzling Dessert Box

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This February 14th, dazzle your special someone with an extra special Valentine’s Day gift!

Beautiful, elegant and wholly unique – our dazzling Valentine’s Day gift boxes are sure to surprise and delight!

Every box is decorated by hand, and a variety of colors are available.

Each gift set includes:

2 187ml bottles of glittering Prosecco

2 homemade and hand-decorated frosted shortbread heart cookies

4 chocolate ganache and Dulce de Leche tartlets

1 blank card for a personalized note (optional)

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Our Favorite Food Moments of 2016 [Mouthwatering Pictures]

new-years-champagneHappy New Year Seattle!!

Like most people, the beginning of a New Year gets us thinking about the one that just passed. Though the world seems to be in a somewhat constant state of turmoil, we take comfort in the fact that no matter the circumstance – food has the power to transcend boundaries and bring people together. 

As a company, we took back at 2016 and remember the pleasure of working with some amazing clients, the excitement of expanding our kitchen in SoDo, the humble honor of winning Best of Western Washington’s Wedding Caterer of 2016, and the true joy of improving our craft and experimenting with new flavors and cuisines.

Bombarded as we are by upheavals worldwide and widespread negativity in the media, we believe that now, more than ever, it is important to remember those truly remarkable things that happen everyday. Keeping that in mind, we’ve compiled below a short montage of our favorite food moments of 2016.

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving at Work

Why celebrate Thanksgiving at work?

Because embracing love, good food, and gratitude shouldn’t stop at the front door of your home.

Also, Thankgiving is always one of those holidays that seems to fly by too quicly. One minute you’re carving the turkey, the next you’re eating Thankgiving leftovers sandwiches at work. 

Not that those sandwiches aren’t amazing (because they are), but this year we wanted to explore a few special ways you can spread seasonal cheer beyond the family table.

After all, there is more to the holiday than simply devouring a delicious meal.

With that in mind, read on to find our top five simple tips for celebrating Thanksgiving at work. 

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9 Spooktacular Ways to Have a Healthy Halloween

Halloween is easily one of our favorite holidays – creepy costumes, delightful decorations, and dangerously delicious desserts.

It’s that last one though that tends to get us in trouble.

When it comes to desserts we definitely don’t discriminate – brownies, cake, candy – we love it all! So when Halloween comes around, it’s always a struggle not to go overboard with the sugar.

With that in mind, this year we decided to be proactive and put together a quick, simple guide aimed at helping everyone stay healthy during this spooky holiday season.

Check it out and enjoy a happy, healthy Halloween!

Healthy Halloween Pumpkins

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Rainy Day Activities: 7 Things to Do in Your Kitchen

Fall has officially fallen in Seattle, and it’s time to consider a few rainy day activities – how best can we use all that time cooped up indoors? Though there’s a wide range of things you could do on a rainy day, our interests lie – as you might imagine – on things to do in the kitchen.

Of course, as a caterer we are a bit biased, but in our minds the kitchen is the centerpiece of any home. It is a place to create culinary masterpieces, converse with loved ones, and gather with friends.

So when we came up with the idea for a rainy day activities post, we figured: Why not center everything around the kitchen? Heaven knows, there’s plenty to do there.

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Classy Comfort Food at the Seattle Northwest Event Show

Last week we set up shop for an all day meet, greet, and share at the Seattle Northwest Event Show. Held in the Seattle Convention Center, this fun event is a veritable cornucopia of gourmet food, sweet treats, event rentals, and stunning venue booths.

We love attending because it gives us the chance to meet up with old friends in the business, get a read on the latest and greatest in high-end event planning, and make connections with Seattle’s best and brightest event planners.

This year we decided to keep it simple, yet delicious.

For the “entree” we opted for four delectable varieties of gourmet grilled cheese: arugula pesto with pear, Beecher’s and bacon, ham & cheddar with mango chutney, plus a light and delicious Caprese with thinly sliced tomatoes and fresh mozzarella.

Our favorite was definitely the Beecher’s and bacon, but if we may say – they were all quite delicious.

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5 Activities You’ll Love For Labor Day Weekend in Seattle

Labor Day Weekend in Seattle is here and we’re still cooking away – the thing about holidays is that, as a caterer, they’re actually our busiest time!

But just because we’re hard at work, doesn’t mean you have to be!

In terms of fun activities, beautiful getaways, and unique events – Seattle is definitely a cosmopolitan heavy hitter. And since many of you might have Monday off, you’ll get the chance to enjoy your weekend even more.

More time for adventures, more time for fun with friends and family, more time to explore this beautiful city of ours.

With the three day timeline in mind, we’ve crafted a list of activities and trips that are sure to make this Labor Day Weekend one for the scrapbooks… or Facebooks…. whichever you prefer!

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Surprise Happy Hour: An Espresso Bar Pop-Up

Last week we made the spontaneous decision to host a pop-up happy hour at our SoDo Espresso Bar.

Located across from the Home Plate entrance of Safeco Field (a bit of a coffee shop dead zone), our building was sparsely populated for quite some time.

In fact, at the very beginning it was just our baristas and a few loyal fans!

However, with the start of 2016, everything changed.

Most floors in our building filled up, we saw massive growth, and those not-so-busy times seem like a distant memory.

As more and more businesses have moved into the building, we’ve extended our hours, bulked up our menu, and hired more staff (Thomas, and Adriene – we love them!). Most importantly, we’ve really gotten to know our growing community of coffee lovers, and we thought it might be nice to throw a small celebratory mixer.

Cold Brew On Safari Espresso Bar

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Summer Party Perfection: Your Ultimate Planning Guide

When the sun starts shining and the weather gets warm, we always find ourselves thinking about our favorite warm weather activity – getting outside and throwing the perfect summer party!

Picture it…

Sun shining through the trees, the gentle clink of champagne flutes and silverware, the rich aromas of meat on the grill, and the happy murmur of friends and family alike – celebrating the simple act of being alive.

Light. Laughter. Love.

Can you imagine a more perfect summer day?

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