For the bride and groom planning their dream wedding on a modest budget here are our four rules which add value without sacrificing style.
Think Slow Food Movement marries Locavore!! Now add Mobile to that concept and you have a recipe for savory fun with delicious savings.
Work with the season, don’t fight it! Embrace the bounty of the season, whether its food or flowers – buy in-season to get more bang for your buck. Whether it’s salmon or zucchinis, the price is based on supply and demand.
Buy Local – save money and reduce your carbon footprint. This is a no-brainer, but the budget goes quickly off the track when the hydrangeas or lobsters have to be airlifted from Chile or Australia.
(The concept of in-season and local has a name – Locavores: they eat from their foodshed.
It’s easy on the planet and on your budget.)
Push the envelope – think outside the box. Think of the wedding as four separate events: Pre-Wedding, Wedding, Reception, and Day After. Instead of a re-run of the Wedding Reception format – consider doing something unique – something other than a sit-down, plated dinner for the Rehearsal
Dinner and the Morning After events.
Rule # 4
Be Authentic – dare to be your awesome self. Celebrate your cultural backgrounds, your regional roots, or acknowledge the passions of the bride and groom.
Now here’s the creative part –combine those 4 rules and Wahllah -- the Mobile Food Truck movement is the result!
Mobile Food is a fun and interesting way to express your unique taste and spunkiness at the pre-wedding gathering, rehearsal dinner or the post wedding brunch.
If you are thinking Taco Truck – you’re limiting you options. Not that there’s anything wrong with Taco Trucks, we love them and we’ll be enjoying the Taco Truck Challenge. Mobile Food choices are virtually unlimited in the Puget Sound Area. Chose from Curry Trucks, Dante’s Inferno hotdog cart, Paella Truck, Falafel Trucks, BBQue Wagons, BBQue or Fresh Shucked Oysters Carts, Oven-Fired Pizzas, or Crepe Trucks, just to name a few.
Still not convinced? Work with us here. Imagine this: It’s the day before the wedding, your friends and family are athering in a sun-dappled courtyard, with wisteria blossoms draping over the arbor, birds are singing in the trees, and the seductive aroma of saffron and spices from a huge paella pan mingles with the laughter and greetings of friends reconnecting with each other.
The paella takes about an hour, leaving the bride and groom time to leisurely drift about the patio welcoming each guest, while enjoying tapas and sipping sherry pairings. (disclaimer: ok the
jamon and marcona almonds aren’t local.)
As the evening settles in and the air cools the party moves inside to savor the paella served family style at long tables. Azafron Catering’s Ben Hodgetts and his happy helpers provide a unique culinary
experience that will delight the senses and the palate.
The bonhomie is extended and heightened by the arrival of Street Treats, another local street food vendor who has transformed the ice cream truck into a gourmet experience. Your guests can build their own ice cream cookie sandwich or ice cream float for dessert.
Maybe paella is a little too spicy and adventurous for your taste. There’s wood-fired pizza, baked in the patio by Veraci Pizza. Your guests can choose their pizza toppings while Marshall Jett and his team bake the pizzas right there in the patio in their mobile wood-fired oven. The tantalizing aromas of
pizzas cooking fill the air while your guests sip wine and nibble on platters of capraese.
For the Morning-after-the-Wedding event you could choose the Crepe Cart which uses mobile griddles to cook up savory or sweet crepes to order for your guests while they exchange email addresses, find their lost and found items, and generally lengthen the goodbyes. Or it choose a Burger truck or Navajo Taco truck for brunch at a beach park.
Let’s give a shout out to Skillet Street Food for their audacious efforts in securing the necessary permits and pioneering the way for the Mobile Food movement to flourish in Seattle.
Slow Food Movement’s mission: GOOD a fresh and flavorsome seasonal diet that satisfies the senses and is part of our local culture; CLEAN food production and consumption that does not harm the environment, animal welfare or our health; FAIR accessible prices for consumers and fair conditions
and pay for small- scale producers.
I sing of brooks, of blossoms, birds, and bowers:
Of April, May, of June, and July flowers.
I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes,
Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.
Spring is arriving soon and couples who were lucky enough to schedule their wedding before June have the amazing gift of blooming branches to add value to their décor, as well as budget. Tall centerpieces of blooming branches add scale to a room with high ceilings in addition to that often needed ‘Wow’factor.
Image by Calima Portraits
In the Pacific Northwest we have three plus months of beautiful, elegant blooms to pair with spring’s other jewels: tulips, hyacinth, lily of the valley and peonies.
Image by Calima Portraits
First to show is Thunder Cloud Plum. The perfect combination of pink and brown.
Image by April Greer Studio
We created an enchanting orchard of plum for Brooke and Chris' wedding
Image by April Greer Studio
Sometimes last to arrive for the party: 'Cherokee Chief' pink flowering dogwood. Image by Calima Portraits
Seattle, WA– February 7, 2011 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, is thrilled to announce MG Davis Events has been selected to receive the prestigious annual WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 for Wedding Planning!
Recognition for the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011 is determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 750,000 WeddingWire newlyweds. Our past clients are among those that shared their experiences on WeddingWire, the largest wedding review site in the nation.
MG Davis Events stands among the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire community, representing quality and service excellence within the wedding industry. Awards were given to the top wedding professionals across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, and were based on the overall professional achievements throughout the past year.
“WeddingWire is honored to celebrate the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire community,” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “With the annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program, WeddingWire has the unique opportunity to recognize the best wedding professionals across the US and Canada. We applaud MG Davis Events for their professionalism and dedication to enhancing the wedding planning experience last year.”
We are happy to announce that MG Davis Events is among the very best Wedding Planning within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Project Wedding and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for nominating us to receive the Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2011.
Attention Future Brides & Grooms!
You Are Invited To Experience Woodinville’s Top Wedding Venues
January 30th, 2011: 11:30 AM to 5:00 PM
“WEDDINGS IN WOODINVILLE” • 7 Venues • 80 Vendors• 18 Wines
“Weddings in Woodinville” is a boutique wedding show and wine tasting experience for brides and their wedding party to enjoy while viewing and visiting with the best vendors in the industry. Take your tour in luxury transportation with Butler Transportation between locations that include The Woodhouse Wine Estates, Columbia Winery, DeLille Cellars, JM Cellars, Novelty Hill/Januik, Russell’s Barn and Willows Lodge.
Gather your friends and families to join this exciting afternoon tour of wine tasting, catered food, music and live entertainment during a special open-house of six of Woodinville’s top wedding venues. Ticket holders for this event will board chauffeur-driven luxury transportation for a half-day tour that will escort your group to each venue.
This extraordinary event has been designed to give couples, their families and friends a sneak preview of each fully-decorated venue to better envision their special wedding day and meet with industry professionals that can help them put it all together.
“Weddings in Woodinville” was voted one of the top three wedding shows in Seattle Bride Magazine, 2010. Last year the event sold out within three weeks! 350 guests were in attendance. This year “Weddings in Woodinville” is hoping to increase that number to 600 guests.
Make your reservation today and purchase your tickets online! If you are making plans for your very special wedding day you won’t want to miss this fantastic bridal event!
Stop by and see our work. MG Davis Events will be among one of the first wedding professionals you meet. We are the host wedding planner at JM Cellars.
Check out last year’s event: Weddings in Woodinville 2010, video courtesy of Edit1Media.