Three of the Seattle-area's biggest wedding industry names have big news this week. Check it out:
1. Steven Moore Designs is now Sinclair & Moore Events. Moore married the lovely Jamie Sinclair DeBell in 2011; the couple recently moved their home from Bellingham to Seattle, and just this week announced their new name and website via Steve's Facebook page.
Steve told me some time ago that with Jamie's whipsmart organization skills, he was better able to concentrate on the style and decor elements of their clients' events. The couple, and their company, will maintain a studio up north, where most of their gorgeous florals and botanicals are grown and harvested, as they set up a new base here in the city.
The wedding industry is full of wonderful husband-and-wife teams, and all who know them agree that the Moores are among the sweetest—and the most talented. Welcome to town, guys!
2. Herban Feast is taking over the closed Urban Enoteca. Following an open house slated for the end of May, the catering and event space company will reopen the SoDo neighborhood spot as the Foundry, complete with a new decor identity and executive chef Dalis Chea-guided food and beverage program.
A recent Herban Feast press release on the news noted that the name is an homage to the space's origin as a copper and steel manufacturing and fabrication plant.
The Foundry can accomodate 500 partiers but its new owners are proud of the fact that they can make it an intimate nook for 25, too. Herban Feast is the caterer of record at several Seattle-area hot spots including MOHAI (Museum of History & Industry Seattle), BAM (Bellevue Art Museum), 415 Westlake, Sanctuary at Admiral, Within Sodo, EM Fine Art, Center for Urban Horticulture, and the Farm Kitchen. They also own and operate the immensely popular SoDo Park.
Stay tuned for more on when you can get inside this sure-to-be-swank spot.
3. Emerson Robbins is retiring from his namesake engagement ring store, EE Robbins. After almost 40 years in the bling business, Robbins made this statement in a blog post:
I can retire with pride and confidence, knowing that my many close friends and associates at EE Robbins and our thousands of wonderful clients are in the best of hands with Robbins Brothers. I wouldn’t have entrusted this transition to any other company. I know that they are as dedicated and passionate about engagements and engagement rings as I am. I can say with absolute confidence that you will quickly see that EE Robbins and Robbins Brothers share the same family values and warm, caring devotion to our customers.
Robbins Brothers was originally built by Emerson and his brother Steve in the '90s; the company they later sold is coming full-circle as the new controllers of EE Robbins.
We at Seattle Met Bride & Groom have known Roberts since our launch; he's a hardworking, fun-loving guy who put not just diamonds but heart into this town. We wish him and his wife the best on their 25th wedding anniversary. The years can only get sweeter from here on out.