(Closed) Cake or Flowers from Metropolitan Market?

posted 10 years ago in Seattle
Post # 17
2 posts
  • Wedding: March 2013

If you are a DIY family and I highly recommend DIY for flowers, I saved so much by going with Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods!  I worked with Brittany from University District Store at TJ’s and Pamela from Whole Foods.  They can either place an order for your day (with advanced notice) or set aside options (with short notice).  

Met market does have a better selection especially if you want something different, but their prices are higher.

I ended up collecting my flowers from both TJ’s and Whole Foods on Roosevelt for my bouquets. Blue hydrangeas, Purple lilies, and Purple freesias!  4 bundles of tulips for the honoring mothers and  boutonnieres.  My bouquet also had succulents which I had purchased from Ravenna Gardens during their indoor plant sale back in January.

We used pots of orchids for centerpieces which we collected from TJ’s and Home Depot for 

My mom and I were able to make all bouquets and boutts within 3 hours the day before.  Just practice a couple of weeks ahead of time on a cheap bouquet!  A good pair of shears, little bit of rubber band, wires, pins, and floral tape goes a long way!  Wrap it up with a ribbon and you’re good to go!  🙂

Post # 18
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

On the cake front, I shot a wedding last summer and the cake was great. It was from Borracchini’s Bakery down on Rainier Ave. I’ve eaten a lot of wedding cake in Seattle, theirs was the best. http://www.nowcake.com/

Okay, not true. Their cake was good. It was moist, which most wedding cake, after sitting out all day, is not. BUT. Their frosting was great. Which is something I don’t normally say because I don’t like frosting.

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