A Seattle Waterfront Wedding: Holly & Ben's Ballard Bathhouse Bash
April 27, 2013 at Golden Gardens Bathhouse in Ballard
Where did you meet? “We met on Ballard Avenue,” says Holly Robinson, 29, “and our romance grew through fishing, outdoor excursions, growing tomatoes, moonshining and cooking elaborate meals.” Proposal story: After a brief long-distance relationship, she in Portland and he in Seattle, Holly moved back to Seattle to help open Bastille Café & Bar at the same time that Ben Capdevielle, 35, was starting a distillery and needed a creative mind to assist. In March 2011, along with a partner, the two began Captive Spirits Distilling. “Our fondness for each other grew alongside the gin company and we soon had a distillery baby, Stella Rye,” says Holly. On Stella’s first birthday, Ben proposed at Golden Gardens with his grandmother’s diamond ring. Favorite wedding memory? “Dancing like crazy with people we love and watching my dad’s Gangnam-style dance. And the food. Oh, my—the food,” gushes Holly.