Culinary Crafts

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Tomorrow is a day for family, friends, food, and giving thanks for all of our many blessings!  We here at Culinary Crafts wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and we will be back next week!  Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

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Repost from Urban Style Blog: A Bright Vintage Utah Wedding!

We were so thrilled to hear that Urban Style Blog featured this FABULOUSLY fun, vintage wedding on their blog!  Brimming with handmade details, beautiful details, and pure L-O-V-E, it is one of our all time favorites!  Plus, it has a great industrial vibe that is looking to be the next big trend for wedding locales!  Check it out!

[Reposted from Urban Style Blog]

Pepper Nix Photography sent us these photos of Mark and Gaea’s fun, funky Salt Lake City wedding! The couple not only planned a lovely vintage-inspired ceremony, but designed their own invitations and made all the wedding favors, including some amazing Scrabble-inspired name plates! Read on for more details about this super cool wedding, from the bride herself.

From the Bride, Gaea:

“Ever since I was a little girl I have been fascinated with vintage style, and inspired by vintage magazines and old movies. So when it came to my wedding, there was no shortage of vintage notions, especially where my bridal attire was concerned. My gown was a stunning silk organza dress with pockets, which turned out to be one of the best accessories I could ask for at my wedding! I had pin curls in my hair and wore simple classic makeup.  My goal was to achieve a vintage feel and keep everything iconic, beautiful and timeless.”

“We held our wedding at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake City. I loved the empty industrial style of this space. It allowed my imagination to run wild! Both of my parents walked me down the aisle, and my dad officiated our ceremony. I loved having them by my side as we walked toward my handsome groom. They are a huge support in life and have taught me so many beautiful lessons about love and marriage (married 46 years in 2014!).  My favorite part of the ceremony was listening to Mark read his vows to me, and watching him as I read my vows to him. It was amazing how everyone else disappeared, and it felt like just the two of us in the room.”

“Most of the wedding details were arranged by me, and I made absolutely as much as possible by hand. Our wedding favors were  handmade vintage game-letter name plates, and Mark’s favorite vintage candy (lemon-flavored Chowards).  We also gave everyone two CDs created by us, one called “Our Wild Side” and one “Our Soft Side”, full of music that matched the mood of each title. The place settings looked gorgeous with our custom name plates, favors, and food menus welcoming guests to their tables! We had stations serving mini versions of comfort foods for dinner, and had a dessert bar filled with yummy treats, including pumpkin pies, milk shakes and doughnut holes. Because we had many so different desserts, our cake was a very simple white round with no frills. (We just wanted something to cut!) As a cake-topper, I hand-stitched paper birds with an E.E.Cummings poem printed on them. Those birds started a collection for us, and little love birds are slowly filling our house now!”

“I wanted our decor to be simple and full of fun! Mark collects concert posters, so I found a designer on Etsy who created a poster-style invitation suite based on a sketch drawn by us. For the reception we had our invitations re-printed as 11×14 concert posters, and placed them on the walls around the dance floor. We also brought several vintage items from our home to use throughout the space for accents, including a huge chandelier I proudly made using a vintage foot-stool frame and 5,000 Christmas lights! I was surprised with a gift from my brother-in-law, who custom rebuilt an arcade, full of vintage 80s video games, for our reception! The arcade and our photo booth quickly became the favorite items of the party! It was a gorgeous fun night full of laughter and love, and it exceeded all of my expectations.”

Congratulations to Gaea and Mark on their wedded bliss, and thank you to Pepper for sharing their fun vintage wedding with us!
Photos: Pepper Nix Photography | Venue: Pierpont Place | Accommodations: Hotel Monaco | Paper Goods: the Bride & Dapper Paper, Etsy | Florist: Sax Romney & Sean Oviatt Designs | Dress & Accessories: Alta Moda Bridal | Dress Designer: Anne Barge Inc | Shoes: J.Crew | Ring: vintage, from Antoinette’s Jewelry | Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic |  Catering: Culinary Crafts | Desserts: Tulie Bakery
What an AWESOME wedding and thank you to Urban Style Blog for sharing it!  Happy planning, everyone!
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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week is along the lines of yesterday’s post, but we were overwhelmed with all of the sharing of happiness that we saw from our friends and partners when they received these beauties this week!  This one from Utah Bride Blog was the first one I saw and I couldn’t wait to share it!  We are always so happy to give back to the people who mean so much to us!  Remember to add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag @culinarycrafts in your posts to be the next Instagram of the Week.  Happy gifting, everyone!

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The 2014 Holiday Gift – A Hearty Holiday Breakfast!

As I’ve said many times before, I am always so excited to see the Culinary Crafts’s holiday gift!  It’s always handcrafted lovingly by our staff and beautifully put together!  These gifts of appreciation to our vendor partners are such a great way for us to show our love to our partners and I know it signals the  start of holiday season for many people.  I also love the idea of inspiring people to give gifts to those you appreciate during the holiday season!  Check out this year’s gift with all the fixin’s for a Hearty Holiday Breakfast!  YUM!

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Love the look of this wooden crate.  So fun!

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All of the yummy goodies in the gift.  Doesn’t it just look DELICIOUS?

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Mmm, I love pancakes – and the Whole Wheat and Nutmeg pancake mix that Culinary Crafts created sounds fabulous!  Couple that with the Whiskey Cinnamon Syrup and a piece (or 2!) of the Bourbon Glazed Bacon Crisps, and you are set!

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Another thing that I love is that Culinary Crafts always includes local foods in the gift.  This year is no exception and these local Mountainland apples will be perfect in a holiday pie or just a healthy snack!

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Of course, each basket always includes a handcrafted wedge of cheese that Culinary Crafts makes with Beehive Cheese especially for this occasion and the Espresso Chocolate Cheddar sounds like a winner!  I also couldn’t wait to tear into the Bran Buttermilk Muffins (with a healthy dollop of Strawberry Rhubarb jam made for Culinary Crafts by The Best Dam Jam).  Plus, a treat with any meal is always a bonus and so our Vanilla Bean and Toasted Walnut Fudge is just the ticket!

Such a great gift of goodies!  It’s always great too because we know people will share these treats with their friends and family and we are all about gathering together with some great food!  We always have SO much fun coming up with these baskets and are always so happy to see what joy they bring to people!  We hope that this inspires you to make heartfelt and loving gifts for all of the important people in your life this holiday season.  Happy gifting, everyone!

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Photos by Angela Howard, A Pepper Nix Photographer

Holiday Inspiration at The Tasting Room!

It’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays and The Tasting Room is no exception!  We here at Culinary Crafts were SO excited to deck out our downtown Salt Lake venue – with the FABULOUS help of our office mate, Mara Marian of Events by LMG!  If you are wanting some holiday inspiration for your own house or party, look no further.   We have a little bit of everything on display and it’s brimming with festive cheer!  Check it out!

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Luxe and rich, we love this look of copper, plum, and gold.  Plus, those custom-made place settings with lovely calligraphy?  GORGEOUS!

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Glitz and baubles are a great accent on this tablescape.  Pairing the sequined linens with vintage cream-colored dishes and a natural touch of pinecones, the table is perfectly balanced!

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I love the winter wonderland look of this purple and silver colorscape with pops of white dishware and glasses! Whimsy and sophistication in harmony!

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Of course, our inspiration wouldn’t be complete without at rustic chic look!  Natural linens, wooden tables, leather place cards, recycled wine bottle glasses, eclectic chairs, and a holiday touch of the square silver chargers.  So pretty!

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Lastly, our country charm holiday table harkens to yesteryear, but still is full of rich holiday details.  Love the plate detail and the accent of the red tapered candles!  A perfect holiday look.

So many different looks for the holiday!  You can always stop by The Tasting Room too and check out the fabulous tables in person!  Happy holiday planning, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friend, Angela Howard (@angelahowardphoto), who was one of the photographers we asked to document our VIP Grand Opening last night!  We LOVED this capture of the ribbon cutting (giant scissors were courtesy of the Pleasant Grove Chamber of Commerce) and were so happy to share our 30 year anniversary as well as our momentous Grand Opening of this AMAZING new facility with all of our friends, partners, and community members!  Thank you all for coming celebrate with us!  And thank you to Angela Howard (and Logan Walker too!) for capturing the event last night!  Remember to tag @culinarycrafts in your posts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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A Sweet Wedding Featured on Aisle Ready Blog!

We are so happy to share this sweet wedding full of vibrant color to pull us out of doldrums of the ever dropping temperatures outside!  Thanks to Aisle Ready for featuring this GORGEOUS wedding that we did at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course!  Check it out!

“It was a match made in heaven when it comes to Ally & Zach. Ally and Zach got married in beautiful Orem, UT at the undeniably beautiful Draper LDS Temple. Ally looked stunning beaded ball gown. Ally said she wanted to look classy and elegant in her gown.

Ally and Zach did not do a first look. Ally said she wanted Zach to be completely surprised when he saw her for the first time. She now regrets that because she thinks it would have been amazing to capture Zach’s face in a more private setting while seeing her in her dress for the first time!

Ally and Zach’s reception was at Sleepy Ridge Golf Course. The venue was decorated with bright colors of tiffany blue, coral, orange and pinks.

Ally describes her decor:

I wanted the wedding and reception to be classy and elegant.  My colors were tiffany blue, coral and orange.  The tablecloths were tiffany blue and coral.  There were tulle streamers draped from the center of the ceiling to the sides of the room, which were strung with small white lights in them.  They made such a nice statement!  The centerpieces on the tables were a mixture of both tall and shorter clear glass vases filled with assorted roses, daisies, curly dahlias with peach stock.  Small glass votive candles were placed on each table as well.  There were tall trees scattered throughout the large reception room which also were lit with lights.  There was a large fireplace mantle that was decorated with flowers, greenery and votive candles.  The decorations came together so beautifully and was classy and just what I had envisioned!

Their wedding cake was a round, four layered cake with ruffled buttercream frosting, which was ombre coral colored from bottom to top.  It had roses, daisies and dahlias scattered on it.  It was displayed beautifully on a low, round silver pedestal.

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Vendors:

Photographer: Pepper Nix Photography//DJ: Craig Chambers Disc-Connection//Caterer: Culinary Crafts//DJ: Disc Connection//Ceremony Location: Draper LDS Temple//Makeup Artist: Enizio//Hair Stylist: Enizio Inc//Dress Store: Kathleen’s Bridal//Jewelry: Sierra West//Reception Venue: Sleepy Ridge Golf Course//

Recipe of the Month: Rustic Bread Dressing

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Recipe of the Month: Gnocchi with Mushrooms, Sweet Corn, and Sage Brown Butter Sauce

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The Tasting Room is Ready to Party!

Last week, we warned you that the holidays were right around the corner.  (Yikes!  They totally are!!!)  Culinary Crafts would LOVE to help you create that perfect holiday party and another great venue option?  Our downtown Salt Lake City space, The Tasting Room!  Intimate and cozy, we love this space for its HUGE character and great urban vibe!  Plus, downtown Salt Lake is AMAZING during the holiday season with all of the beautiful light and it just adds an extra bit of holiday magic to your party!  Check it out!

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This space is perfect for a seated dinner, mix n’ mingle party, or a casual get together.  The space really lends itself to festive decor too, don’t you think?

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Love these rich, holiday details.  Sumptious cranberry with golden accents?  Yes please!

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Our bar area is a perfect nook to dedicate to a signature drink, full bar, OR a hot chocolate bar – PERFECT for a winter night!

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I also love that The Tasting Room has a separate lounge area for guests to relax, or you can set up action stations, cocktail hour, or a kid’s area!  Awesome!

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Love this neutral palette with the brick wall!  How simple and beautiful!

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Another fabulous color scape?  Wood tones, green and a hint of burnished gold.  Rustic chic at its finest!

Dates are filling up fast and we want to make sure that we can create the perfect holiday party for you too!  Give us a call at 801.225.6575 to book Culinary Crafts‘s catering and to reserve The Tasting Room too!  Happy planning, everyone!

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