Rachel & Benjamin

Oct. 7, 2011, at Herban Feast at SoDo Park

After meeting at a monthly movie-night party in 2008, Rachel Owen and Benjamin Reiber became exercise partners, running around Green Lake and swimming together; two and a half years later, the two were destined to become life partners after Ben proposed on a sunrise hike. The Queen Anne-based pair set out to throw the ultimate dinner party for their October nuptials, satisfying guests’ appetites with crab cakes and pear spice ’tinis before sitting down to a family-style feast of fresh halibut and beef tenderloin with truffle oil. During the hilarious toasts (the best man’s speech included a pie graph chart), friends and family perused the Top Pot doughnut bar before hitting the dance floor, where the bookish couple busted out their own Michael Jackson “Thriller” routine. Changing out of her Luly Yang Couture gown and into a sparkly mini dress and fur stole, Rachel, a consultant for Slalom, a management consulting firm, and Ben, a wealth manager for Goldman Sachs, made a grand exit and jetted off to their Costa Rican honeymoon.


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