Farmer's Market Wedding & Reception
With locally sourced materials and floral design by Sinclair & Moore you have the recipe for a perfectly elegant outdoor soiree. The bride and groom are avid farmer's market attendees who planned a family style reception with an emphasis on supporting local farmers. The farmer's market was dreamed up and brilliantly created by Ciao Thyme catering as a surprise to the couple who would be missing the market that Saturday. The beautifully adorned farm tables, lush bouquets, and brilliantly hued fruits and veggies make this wedding, captured by Michèle M. Waite Photography, the quintessential Northwest affair.
From Michèle M. Waite:
"I really adored this wedding. Lisa and Elie are incredible people who care very much about their community. Buying locally and supporting local businesses is very important to them. They are avid farmer's market shoppers and never miss a Saturday market. The caterer for their wedding knew this about them and thought it was sad that they were going to miss a market on their wedding day. So, for the cocktail hour, the caterer set-up a small farmers market of all local produce, breads, and cheeses to surprise them. It was gorgeous! The family style food service was also incredible mixed with the designs of Sinclair and Moore. Everything was locally sourced and made on site. Their good friend who owns a local ice cream shop made Lisa and Elie custom ice cream flavors (brown butter and halva) to serve with dessert."
From Ciao Thyme:
"When Lisa and Elie decided they wanted their wedding menu to be a surprise—we were shocked! We had already worked with them to write a beautiful summer menu and given the bid, but they decided it would be more fun if they had no idea what was coming. Fun for them equalled stressful for us! They were open to anything we chose—that’s a lot of trust and a lot of responsibility.
As we began to discuss the options, there were so many directions we could choose. We considered a Middle Eastern menu to pay homage to Elie’s cultural history. We thought about a Southern menu to tap into Lisa’s Kentucky upbringing. We knew we would be using the bounty of our local farmers market, no matter which direction we headed with menu. Then, while doing our routine Saturday walk around the farmers market, the idea hit Mataio!
We would always see Lisa and Elie at the farmers market on Saturday picking out produce and making plans for the meals they would parlay into. Why not bring the farmers market to them for their wedding? We had been so inspired by a new, small farm at our market, Lunaria Farm. Two gals from Colorado had moved to town and set up the most beautiful booth of vegetables and fruits. Everything was arranged just so—beans standing proudly in little balsa wood cartons, tomatoes all lined up in perfect rows, onions braided and hanging in boxes—it was hypnotizing. I know because it would take me hours (well maybe just 15 minutes) to pull Mataio away.
So, when the idea hit him, he pulled me over to their booth and said, “this is it!” It took me a minute to catch up, but soon he was rattling off his wedding plan. We would recreate this booth—with potatoes that looked ready to buy, but were perfectly cooked and ready to eat. We would add fresh berries, house made cheese, roasted cauliflower, and more. It would be the most beautiful crudités anyone had ever seen. All ready to pluck from the table and pop in your mouth. I bought into it and we expanded the idea to add a bakery booth and a cheese shoppe to complete the vision. We asked the farmers from Lunaria to join us and bought out all of their produce for that Saturday. Together we built a farmers market—fit for a wedding feast!"
Planning & Design
Hair and Makeup
Catering and Farmer's Market
Pie & Tarts
Ice Cream Favors
Paper Goods Design
Paper Good Printing & Coordination
The Bachman Estate
Special Thanks to:
Shelli Thompson and Paula Gully of LUNARia Farm & Gardens