Monday, February 13, 2012

Shannon & Kirby - October 1, 2011

"And we ate and ate and ate..." was the plan as Shannon and Kirby wed this October at The Fields at Willie Green's. Shannon who teaches at Seattle's Le Cordon Bleu had always dreamed of hosting an elaborate feast for her friends and family. When she and Kirby were planning their wedding, she flourished at the opportunity to plan a meal for her guests! With the help of her students and culinary friends, her vision came to life on October 1, 2011. Belathee Photography captured the fresh food and organic inspired wedding. Kirby, a local meteorologist, had promised Shannon that rain would not come on the day of their wedding as they had planned an intimate outdoor ceremony. When they awoke to showers the morning of their wedding, they turned to Pink Blossom Events for plan b! The rain held off as guests enjoyed a pre-ceremony cocktail hour featuring a photo booth, lawn games, cocktails and food made by Shannon and her wedding culinary team! The pre-ceremony menu included olive roasted nuts, marinated olives, local fruits, fresh breads and a selection of homemade cheeses. Shannon's sister officiated the ceremony. Once the ceremony finished, guests moved into the greenhouse for more food, laughter, food and, well food! Two long reception tables were covered in burlap and market flowers. Each place setting featuring a bamboo plate, cleverly wrapped utensils and a homemade honey favor! Vintage glass bottles of herb infused water as well as mini-jam jars filled with sliced veggies and buttermilk blue cheese dip were scattered amongst the tables.The dinner menu included only the freshest of ingredients from sliced heirloom tomatoes with fresh herbs and olive oil to a variety of meats including smoke roasted pork loin and locally caught wild salmon that was brined and smoked by a friend. Bon Appetite! Pink Blossom Events scouted out wooden spools which functioned as bistro tables throughout the venue. (side note: we left these at Willie Green's for future weddings to use!) To cure sweet tooth's, guests were treated to homemade chocolate chip cookies and milk while they danced in the greenhouse! As is tradition at Willie Green's, each guest was given a produce box as they headed home. The box included farm fresh lettuce, carrots, onions, garlic, raspberries and beans!Congratulations Shannon & Kirby!

Coordinator - Pink Blossom Events

Photographer - Belathee Photography

Caterer - Friends and Students of Le Cordon Bleu

Decor & Floral - Friends of the Couple

Thanks again for all the amazing help! ~ Kirby

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