Real Wedding at The Lodge: Molly and Dan

August 5, 2016

We have been eagerly awaiting these photos from our first wedding at The Lodge at Fall City Farms, our newest outdoor venue, and they are amazing! From the stunning mismatched bridesmaid dresses to the breathtaking portraits in the trees, to the beautiful intimate ceremony, we had a hard time narrowing down which photos to share. So settle in for a few minutes and grab a tissue.

A huge thank you to Gigi Hickman for capturing this magical wedding.

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The Lodge at Fall City Farms is located in the beautiful Snoqualmie Valley and is available for weddings and events with up to 200 guests. If you’re interested in booking The Lodge, call us (206 -932-4717) or email us (marketfresh@herbanfeast.com) to schedule a private tour.

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Real Wedding at The Foundry: Lauren and Luciano

July 27, 2016

We are so happy to share these beautiful photos from Nicole Barkis capturing Lauren and Luciano’s wedding at The Foundry. The beautiful chalkboard sign, adorable flower girl and elegant table settings – every photo made us smile! Scroll down to view this perfect love story.

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Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

Washington Wedding Photographer Nicole Barkis photographed beautiful navy military wedding in seattle

If you’re interested in booking The Foundry for your wedding or event, call us (206 -932-4717) or email us (thefoundry@herbanfeast.com) to schedule a private tour.

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XO,

Herban Feast

3 Ways to Save on Your Wedding

July 20, 2016

One of the best parts of our job is working with amazing and unique couples to plan their big day! It’s no secret that weddings can be expensive but after 17 years in the business we’ve learned a few tricks for lowering costs here and there. If you’re planning a wedding, or know someone who is, you’ll want to read (and probably write down!) these savvy cost-cutting tips from our Director of Sales, Reese Rowe.

  1. Choose an off-peak day. A Friday wedding can save you money on the venue and on your weekday rehearsal dinner. Even better: a Sunday wedding. Site fees can be much less, plus food and beverage minimums are lower, which is great for smaller weddings.Ways to Save_1
  2. Eliminate labor-intensive specialty foods like sushi rolls from your catering menu. They require more staff to prepare, which will likely increase your bill.Ways to Save_3
  3. One of the biggest ways to save on catering is to swap out a traditional plated dinner for a family-style spread. Family-style allows you to keep the formality of a coursed dinner while spending less per person. Another perk is it creates a great experience for your guests to interact and dine together.
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XO,

Herban Feast

Top Wedding Trends for 2016 from our Design Expert

April 28, 2016

Each year, we see new trends in wedding themes, décor and details emerge. Last year we talked about the popularity of flower crowns, off-the-shoulder dresses, and pops of Marsala color tones. Our own Herban Bloom and Herban Design Studio style expert, Rebecca Dashow, shared her thoughts on what she’s seeing for 2016.

1. Soft calming color palettes

From creams to Pantone’s pastel colors of the year, calming neutrals will take center stage as this year’s most popular wedding colors.

The Foundry by Herban Feast

The Foundry by Herban Feast

2. All metallic themed weddings

Metallic colors are no stranger to the wedding scene. However, this year they will be offering more than a pop of shine. From linens to bridesmaid dresses, metallic will be a color palette of its own!

The Foundry by Herban Feast

The Foundry by Herban Feast

Image via Southern Weddings

Image via Southern Weddings

3. Goodbye Mason jars, hello mismatched vessels and vases

2016 is the year we say bye, bye to the Mason jar. However, that doesn’t mean you need to have a set of matching vases adorning your wedding tabletop. Use mismatched vases or unexpected vessels (like the goblet below) to create a beautiful and original floral display.

Image by Momentous Photography

Image by Momentous Photography

4. Floral prints on wedding dresses and bridesmaids dress

Florals are jumping out of their vases and onto the wedding party in 2016. Is a floral wedding dress outside of your comfort zone? Adapt the trend in a smaller way with floral bridesmaid dresses, a pair of flowery reception shoes, or even floral printed robes to get ready in.

Image by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay via Bridal Musings

Image by Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay via Bridal Musings

Image by Ryan Flynn Photography

Image by Ryan Flynn Photography

5. Personalized everything

It’s your wedding so why not put your name on it? This year the personalized wedding details will be out in full force. A couple ideas to consider trying: a monogrammed wedding cake, throw pillows, a personalized wedding hashtag, or a pin with your new initials in your wedding bouquet.

Image via Project Wedding

Image via Project Wedding

Image by Jen and Jody Photography

Image by Jen and Jody Photography

6. Locally grown flowers

Choosing locally grown flowers helps support your community’s economy, minimizes environmental impact, and on top of that, you’re likely to end up with fresher, more vibrant flowers!

Flowers by Herban Bloom

Flowers by Herban Bloom

Flowers by Herban Bloom

Flowers by Herban Bloom

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Spring and Summer Event Inspiration from our Dual Open House

April 15, 2016

Our Sodo Park and The Foundry venues were enlivened with exquisite spring and summer décor and florals during last week’s Open House event. Thanks to our talented style and design team, both venues were transformed into wedding and special event ready settings, allowing guests to imagine how they would look during their own event.

Guests started the evening at The Foundry, where our Herban Design Studio and Herban Bloom team combined lush greenery, metallic accents, flicking candlelight and floral details for a romantic, modern feel.

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Photo credit: Barbie Hull Photography

Stunning rental pieces from Vintage Ambiance

Stunning rental pieces from Vintage Ambiance

Guests were then chauffeured by Butler Valet to our award-winning Sodo Park venue, where they were greeted by more awe-inspiring décor from our event styling and floral design team, from pops of colors, to whimsical tea lights, to an amazing umbrella overhang.

Photo credit: Rebecca Ellison Photography

Photo credit: Rebecca Ellison Photography

Photo credit: Rebecca Ellison Photography

Photo credit: Rebecca Ellison Photography

Photo credit: Rebecca Ellison Photography

Photo credit: Rebecca Ellison Photography

Jen Leslie Events & Wonderstruck Event Design at our “Ask-A-Planner” booth

Jen Leslie Events & Wonderstruck Event Design at our “Ask-A-Planner” booth

At both venues Chef Amanda and the Herban Feast culinary team presented dishes from the new spring/summer menus, including the Citrus Rubbed Salmon entrée, and hot Creole Shrimp and Grilled Chicken Caesar appetizers. Wines from Vinea Imports and Sozo, cider from Dragon’s Head Cider, and a bubbly bar accompanied the delicious bites. The evening was topped off with gourmet wedding cake from Celebrity Cake Studio, gluten-free delicacies from RylieCakes, and our own famous house-made ding dongs!

Citrus Rubbed Salmon with Blackberry & Brown Butter Emulsion

Citrus Rubbed Salmon with Blackberry & Brown Butter Emulsion

Grilled Chicken Caesar served on a Endive Spear and topped with Crisp Parmesan Cheese & Feta Flank Steak Roulade with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Mousse

Grilled Chicken Caesar served on a Endive Spear and topped with Crisp Parmesan Cheese & Feta Flank Steak Roulade with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Mousse

Creole Shrimp and Grits with Cheddar Cheese and Fresh Herbs

Creole Shrimp and Grits with Cheddar Cheese and Fresh Herbs

Gluten-free treats from RylieCakes

Gluten-free treats from RylieCakes

A fun bubbly bar accompanied by beautiful hand-crafted chalkboards from Chalk Boss

A fun bubbly bar accompanied by beautiful hand-crafted chalkboards from Chalk Boss

Our Open House event would not have been possible without the help of our amazing partner vendors. A very special thank you to Herban BloomHerban Design Studio, Sozo, Prop Gallery, Blue Danube ProductionsCORT Events Rentals, Vintage AmbianceChoice LinensCelebrity Cake StudioFun Frames Photo BoothButler Valet, Vinea Imports, Phototainment, Windsong Trio, Barbie Hull Photography, Chalk Boss, Dragon’s Head Cider, Seattle Parties, RylieCakes, Jen Leslie Events, Wonderstruck Event Design, Emerald Media Services and Rebecca Ellison Photography for making our event a stunning success.

 

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XO,

Herban Feast

Herban Feast Real Wedding: Wes and Jeanette

March 3, 2016

Spring is around the corner and we’re getting excited for warm, sunny wedding days! These photos from Wes and Jeanette’s colorful wedding at The Foundry are the definition of a perfect summer wedding. Thank you to Jen & Jody Photography for sharing this beautiful photo story with us!

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Planning a summer wedding or event? The Foundry features a unique, customizable layout with distinct spaces that can be used separately for intimate events, or together for large celebrations of up to 500 people. Plus, The Foundry is fully air-conditioned, perfect for hot summer months! Call us (206 -932-4717) or email us (marketfresh@herbanfeast.com) to schedule a private tour.

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Wedding Day Checklist

January 14, 2016

Your wedding day should be relaxing and enjoyable – with no stress! To make sure you don’t forget any day-of essentials we asked expert wedding planner, Holly Patton of Perfectly Posh Events for a comprehensive checklist. Keep this on hand for a stress-free big day!

 

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Photo Credit: Ozlem Yavuz Photography

For the Bride

___ The ring

___ Wedding dress

___ Veil or headpiece

___ Undergarments

___ Shoes

___ Wedding jewelry

___ Clothes and makeup for the next day

___ Cell phone

___ Brush/comb

___ Hairspray

___ Makeup

___ Lip balm

___ Extra panty hose

___ Toiletries

___ Mints

___ Perfume

___ Bobby pins/hair ties

___ Clear nail polish (helpful for nylon runs!)

___ Pair of flat shoes

___ Straws (Prevents spilling on the dress when you are having a drink!)

___ $20 for “just in case”

___ Driver’s license

___ Camera

___ Snacks (Make sure they are light colored and non-messy!) and bottled water

___ Tissue

___ Umbrella

___ Lint brush

___ Hanger for wedding dress

 

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Photo Credit: GH Kim Photography

For the Groom

___ The rings

___ Tuxedo or suit

___ Shoes

___ Clothes for the next day

___ Toiletries

___ Mints

___ Cologne

___ $20 for “just in case”

___ Driver’s license

___ Camera

___ Snacks and bottled water

___ Umbrella

___ Lint brush

 

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Photo Credit: A Fist Full of Bolts Photography

Don’t forget!

___ Vendor final payment and gratuities

___ Marriage license

 

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Preparing for Stunning Fall and Winter Events at our Sodo Park & The Foundry Open Houses

October 15, 2015

Twice a year we transform our Sodo Park and The Foundry venues into themed sensations to showcase new seasonal décor and dishes.  This season, we hosted our open house events on one evening, allowing guests to experience the delight of both venues simultaneously.

Our Sodo Park venue’s rustic charm was enlivened with bright floral décor and pops of color, naturals and neutrals including wood accents and crisp white draping, and antique detailing including old-fashioned lanterns and gold accented vases.

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The Foundry was styled as a romantic winter wonderland complete with a forest of twinkly lights, antique books as table décor, and wintery flowers. Bright metallic place settings, pillows and table coverings created a sparkling fairytale effect, off-set by bright white furniture and draping.

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Guests tasted dishes from our fall/winter menu including a Roasted Red Pepper and Lentil Stuffed Chard Bundle entrée and Beef and Ricotta Canapé appetizer. An ice bar from Creative Ice, onion ring bar, and wine tasting completed the delicious spread.

Bacon Wrapped Figs with Apricot Marmalade

Bacon Wrapped Figs with Apricot Marmalade

Roasted Red Pepper and Lentil Stuffed Chard Bundle with a Spiced Corn Puree

Roasted Red Pepper and Lentil Stuffed Chard Bundle with a Spiced Corn Puree

Beef and Ricotta Canapé

Beef and Ricotta Canapé

Onion Ring Bar featuring Ketchup, Siri Sauce, Honey Mustard, and Stoneground Mustard Aioli

Onion Ring Bar featuring Ketchup, Siri Sauce, Honey Mustard, and Stoneground Mustard Aioli

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A special thank you to our vendors who made these events magical : Integral DJs, Bamboo Beats, Herban Bloom, Herban Design Studio, Kerloo Cellars, Noble Wines, The Estates Group, Sozo Friends, Nashi Orchards, Schooner Exact Brewing, Creative Ice, Espresso Elegance, Prop Gallery, Blue Danube Productions, CORT ABC Events Rentals, Kaleb Norman James , Fleurt, Vintage Ambiance, Choice Linens, Celebrity Cake Studio, Fun Frames Photo Booth, Butler Valet, Freebird Photography , Momentous Image and JMP Photography.

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Xo,

Herban Feast

Aaron and Julia’s Beautiful Sodo Park Wedding

August 11, 2015

Our Sodo Park location perfectly complimented the elegant feel of Aaron and Julia’s wedding. Thank you to A Fist Full of Bolts photography for sharing this stunning photo story with us!

 

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Congratulations Aaron and Julia, we wish you a lifetime of happiness! View some of our other real weddings here and here. Don’t forget to connect with us on FacebookTwitter and Pinterest for more updates and event photos!

Xo,

Herban Feast

Mike and Hannah’s Wedding at Sodo Park

July 21, 2015

Our Sodo Park location is the perfect venue for nuptials with a romantic yet rustic feel. We love this photo story of Mike and Hannah’s beautiful wedding courtesy of Alante Photography.

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Congratulations Mike and Hannah, we wish you a lifetime of happiness! View some of our other real weddings here and here. Don’t forget to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest for more updates and event photos!

Xo,

Herban Feast