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A Special Dinner for my Mom via Brothers Catering

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A Special Dinner for my Mom via Brothers Catering


brothers-catering001My mom turned 67 this year, and we always like to do something fun for her birthday. Usually my dad plans a dinner out for all of us, and that was the plan for this year as well. That is until my sister and I went to Get Hitched Give Hope and bid on the dinner for 8 with wine pairings from Brothers Catering. We all know my love and support for Get Hitched Give Hope, but I usually don't bid on bigger items like this but this one just jumped out at us. We weren't sure exactly what the menu was going to be as Zachary and his brother were going to be handcrafting the menu depending on season and what was readily available from local farms in the week coming up to the event. We corresponded via email planning everything and, even with their travels to Thailand in the weeks before our dinner, I always felt like they were available if I had a question.

They put together this amazing menu of which I honestly didn't know what 90% of it meant. I am very much a food lover, but not a food connoisseur.... but I trusted that they knew what they were doing, and oh goodness was it amazing! My brother and sister in law are also gluten free, and the Brothers seamlessly made adjustments to the meal so that they were able to enjoy the meal just as the rest of us did.

The day of the event, they came into my parents house and cooked all the food in her kitchen. They were so very nice and great at explaining just it was that we were eating, and also the inspiration behind the dish. Ranging from their favorite dish from their grandma's kitchen to twists from their recent travels abroad.

Each dish was delivered beautifully presented and paired with a local wine. They had brought in a waitress as well to help with keeping the food coming and the wine glasses full.

My family is one that loves to talk. We thrive off of discussions that can easily become ...loud at the dinner table. We've always been a family that joins over dinner and talks about the things that are easy and fun to talk about, as well as the things we know we don't agree on.... but there were multiple times during this dinner where it was silent.

SILENT people SILENT. This does not happen in the Ingraham household

Silent because we were all relishing in the flavors in our mouths and the experience of the entire evening. That silence is a feat in itself.

We had added on  mac and cheese (a Brothers Catering special) for the little ones, and their mac and cheese was so good it got my niece Annie, who doesn't usually like/touch carbs, eat her entire plate full. We had brought other small snack items for the kids so that as we all got our courses served, they would have something as well as it was looking to be a 2+ hour seated dinner. They went above and beyond and made sure the snacks were plated beautifully as well so that the kids also felt special.

The food made us speechless and the experience will be one that lives on in our hearts for a very long time. Thank you Brothers Catering for going above and beyond, and for Get Hitched Give Hope for making our meal possible!

brothers-catering002S'more Chicken schmaltz(chicken fat) graham, chicken marshmallow, cured hens egg, nuoc mam(fish sauce) mustard

Pan con Tomate lardo toast, preserved tomato, heirloom garlic, country ham


Go Nuts for Gonads uni, celeriac noodles, pistachio-lemon cream, chervil

Seared Sea Scallop with a sunchoke and oyster puree, Asia pear, and a rose ponzu.


Floral Roots local root vegetables, puffed grain soil, sultanas vinaigrette, flower essences(essential oils and dried buds)


Camping Potatoes crispy confit potatoes, flared bacon fat, ketchup, onion, flavors of Johnny's


Don't Get Hung Up seared hanger steak, sunchoke, chicory, radish, bone marrow vinaigrette


Adult Snow Cone ginger beer ice, Fernet Branca ice cream, fresh apple

Chocolate in Layers with mulled wine, poached pears, a rose cream

Are you in need of an amazing experience and food that will give you a new appreciation for taste? Than I HIGHLY recommend contacting Brothers Catering. Trust me... It's worth it! Here's their contact info

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Best Wedding Show of the Year is Right Around the Corner  :: Get Hitched Give Hope


Best Wedding Show of the Year is Right Around the Corner :: Get Hitched Give Hope

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Every October seems to sneak up on me. For a couple reasons really. Usually I've been moving so fast through summer and wedding season, that the first red leafs that hit the ground hit me like a ton of bricks. How does the summer fly by so much faster year after year. I start to switch gears into portrait season, but not until after Get Hitched Give Hope, the best wedding show of the year!

It's pretty much the most amazing party of the year and an amazing way of getting great goods for your wedding (if you are getting married) and also to give back to the community. Not sure what it is exactly? Well read on baby, and then go buy your tickets as I expect to see you dressed and ready to party at 6pm at the Four Seasons on 10/23.



Get Hitched Give Hope Bridal Auction and Gala

Join us for the 7th annual Get Hitched, Give Hope bridal auction and gala on October 23 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle! Brides, grooms, & guests will indulge in sips and sweets while they shop for fabulous wedding goods and services, mingle with some of Seattle's hottest wedding vendors, and give to a great cause. We'll have amazing appetizers, raffles, auctions, a dance party and surprises, so put on your party shoes!

Get Hitched Give Hope proceeds benefit Dream Foundation, which delivers final dreams to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis, and Young Survival Coalition Seattle, which provides education and support to young women living with breast cancer.

Please join us to toast to this wonderful cause that celebrates life and love and the fabulous spirit of giving! It's an evening not to be missed, where the most stylish way to give . . . is to get!

Remember, you are helping to deliver one last dream to someone with a terminal illness. You are offering education to people recently diagnosed who don't know where to turn. You are providing comfort during a very difficult time.

Not only is Get Hitched, Give Hope a super amazing cause for these reasons (have you seen the dreams we’ve delivered?!?), it’s also a fabulous event for brides and grooms to find their wedding vendors (you!). It makes them feel good to give and to check important items off their wedding to-do list!

Finally, let's not forget that it will be an unforgettable party... so invite everyone you know!

So what say you? Let’s raise funds for a great cause!


Who: Brides, grooms, and those who love them, surrounded by Seattle’s finest wedding vendors!

What: The 7th annual Get Hitched, Give Hope bridal auction and gala! This year, wear your finest and most fashionable to celebrate the classic and classy Black and White Ball theme. Join us for an upscale, glamorous, and fanciful evening of wedding finery!

When: October 23, 2014 from 6:00 PM

Where:Four Seasons Hotel :: 99 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101

Why:So you can get gorgeous goods and services for your wedding, party it down, and come together for the sake of love. Your donations, bids, and tickets will be raising money for  Dream Foundation, which delivers final dreams to those who have been given a terminal diagnosis, and Young Survival Coalition Seattle, which provides education and support to young women living with breast cancer.

How:Get your tickets today! Check out what will be up for bid, who will be there exhibiting their wares, and the creative minds behind the designs! Keep your eye on these pages as our 2014 event grows, or select a past event from the menu above to see what great things to expect!


Win a Wedding and Engagement Photography Package


Win a Wedding and Engagement Photography Package


Seattle's premire wedding event and charity Get Hitched Give Hope

Come One, Come ALL to Seattle’s premier bridal event, the fifth annual Get Hitched Give Hope!

The Seattle wedding industry comes together to provide amazing goods and services at an amazing price, and that amazing price is up to you! We donate our services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder all in the name of the Dream Foundation, where we aim to raise $100,000 to grant wishes to those whose cure won’t come soon enough.

I am proud to announce that I will be donating a full wedding and engagement photography package, so make sure you are present at this amazing circus themed event on November 8, 2012 at Four Seasons Seattle  at 6pm. Buy your tickets here… and start shopping for your shoes next!

What I am donating:

Capture all the important moments of your engagement and wedding with this full package from Rebecca Ellison Photography. Spend 2 hours with Becca during your engagement play date, getting to know her better and getting comfortable in front of the camera, afterwards, enjoy all the images of your play date on disc, with both printable and web sized images. Next, enjoy your wedding knowing that the entire story will be told. With seven hours of continuous coverage, Becca will be with your from the moment you don your dress and through to your moves on the dance floor. You will also enjoy all the images of your wedding day on disc, with both printable and web sized files. And lastly you receive a 10% discount on any albums you order from the wedding.

Value : $3250

Buy your ticket now! ( And don't forget to come by and say hi at the event!!)