Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from St George Weddings and is a repost of our BREATHTAKING Beauty and Her Feast Editorial in Utah Valley Bride magazine! We LOVED this shoot and are so happy it’s inspiring our wedding community whether it be locally or beyond! Thank you again for the share, St George Weddings! Remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and check back next week to see who we choose next! Happy weekend, everyone!
Today, in honor of the first day of spring yesterday, Culinary Crafts is so thrilled to share this dreamy Lavender, Love and Honey editorial with a gorgeous spring palette that should get all of you excited for the upcoming season! (Side note, you may recognize this shoot from the glossy pages of Utah Valley Bride magazine!!!) The vendor team was truly extraordinary including Kristina Curtis Photography who’s photos were STUNNING! Check it out!
Calie Rose is a floral magician! The flowers totally tied in with the lavender fields without overwhelming the surroundings or fading into the background. Such a beautiful addition!
Our Lavender Lemonade with a Candied Ginger Lemon Wheel is always hit and was the perfect beverage to serve for this shoot!
We chose to serve a light lunch/brunch type foods to keep with the light feel of the shoot. Our House-Made Whole Wheat Bread with Clove Honey Spread was the perfect light, yet delicious, comfort food!
How cute are these Limoncello favors? We loved the calligraphy favor tags from Karli Noel Calligraphy and the little hand stoppered bottles. SO fun!
This bike was SOOOO cool! We loved the whimsical element it added to the shoot – and isn’t a perfect shade of spring yellow? Love it! Plus, our bride was such a natural beauty!
I love this photo and couldn’t help but share it! I think it definitely encapsulated the fun, beautiful and spring-like vibes the team was trying to create!
Another shot of our signature Lavender Lemonade. We love it, plus isn’t the bride’s amethyst ring from designer By Angeline amazing? Love the organic feel of it!
This cake by our friends at Flour and Flourish was beautiful as well as delicious! We loved the use of candied lemon and lavender as the minimal decoration. And, I have to say, it paired with our Lavender Lemonade amazingly!
The simple and elegant menu with more calligraphy by Karli Noel Calligraphy and the eclectic place settings were such a dream. Plus, we love the soft pink of the glassware. All around, this table was stunning!
Wasn’t this a perfect way to welcome spring? We thought so! Thank you again to the entire vendor team for putting together an AMAZING day and thank you to Utah Valley Bride for featuring it in their 2017 issue! Happy spring, everyone!
Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer who posted this to announce that the second episode of The Craft(s) debuted this week! And, I love it because it’s all about COMFORT FOOD. I think it’s going to be right up everyone’s alley, so check it out! Here is the direct link so you can watch it right now! Thanks for the awesome share, Mary! And, remember, for you chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and see who’s selected next! Happy weekend watching, everyone!
Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the fabulous Calie Rose Wedding Flowers! This beautiful photo was part of a dreamy inspiration shoot you can see in the newest issue of Utah Valley Bride’s magazine! We LOVE this cocktail and it makes us so excited for the upcoming spring season. Thank you so much for sharing, Calie Rose! Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who we pick next week! Happy weekend, friends!
This warmer weather has the team here at Culinary Crafts jones-ing for summer! So, with that vibe in mind, today we have a STUNNING Red Cliff Ranch wedding to share with you. This romantically rustic wedding was full of beautiful touches – and we aren’t surprised because it was expertly planned and designed by one of our favorite vendor partners, FUSE Weddings & Events! Add in pretty photos from Alixann Loosle Photography and you have a winning combo! Check it out!
What a pretty bridal party! Aren’t those bridesmaid dresses gorgeous?!
And, talk about beauty! How about this lace detail on the bride’s gown?? Plus, didn’t Artisan Bloom create a picture perfect bouquet? LOVE!
One of our favorite parts of Red Cliff Ranch is this meadow with the red cliffs (for which is was named) that tower behind the ceremony site. Such a breathtaking backdrop!
Of course, on this warm summer day, we made sure the guests had a great place to hang out during cocktail hour. We served beverages and hors d’oeuvres that kept the guests mingling and happy until dinner was served.
Pulled Pork Sliders and Prociutto Wrapped Utah Peaches were just a couple of the delicious bites our awesome team butler passed to guests! So yummy!
We also created this AMAZING cheese board with local honey comb! Such a hit!
A simple, yet elegant, place setting was the perfect addition to this romantic table. Plus, we love the added touch of Karli Noel‘s handdrawn calligraphy that let guests know where their seat was!
The couple chose to serve the dinner ‘family-style’ which, as you know, Culinary Crafts loves! We started with Artisan Breads like Black Peppercorn Cheddar, Beer Bread, and Corn Muffins with Utah Sea Salt Crusted Creamery Butters. We also served Roasted Beet Salad with Snuck Farms Fresh Greens, Goat Cheese, Utah Pistachios & Citrus Honey Vinaigrette; Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil, Cracked Pepper, and Sea Salt; Mesquite-Grilled Utah Red Trout with Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Risotto; Chicken Paillard with Napa Salad, Daikon, Mango and Mint; and finally Grilled Skirt Steak Cumin-Coriander Mushrooms, and Parsley Sauce. SOOO good!
To follow up that AMAZING dinner, of course we had to create a decadent dessert bar – just like this one!
Chocolate Pot de Creme with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Mason Jar Berry Cobblers with Fresh Whipped Cream? Yes, please!
Plus, House Made Gelato? You bet!
We also made some ‘late-night’ snacks like these Mini Grilled Cheese Bites! The guests LOVED them!
And, you can’t have a ranch wedding without an AMAZING s’mores bar, just like this one! The guests always have so much fun making these treats by the fire!
This was SUCH a fun wedding and we are so grateful to all of the amazing vendors who made this day such a gorgeous one! I hope this inspires you to plan some dreamy ranch weddings, everyone! Happy planning!
For all of you who caught our super pretty Instagram of the Week pick last week, you’ll know that Culinary Crafts LOVED our ‘Beauty and Her Feast’ shoot. It was so much fun and turned out better than we could have ever imagined! And this video, created by the ever-so-talented Kale Fitch Films, captured it perfectly! I think you’ll fall in love with this beauty (and her feast), so check it out! We invite you to be our guest! (Sorry, I just had to…) Happy watching, everyone!
Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Harlow Brides who posted this GORGEOUS capture from the ‘Beauty and her Feast’ Inspiration Shoot Culinary Crafts did last fall! Such a stunning shoot and we can’t wait to share some more from it next week. Seriously. We love how it all turned out! Heather Nan and Kale Fitch captured it all perfectly! Again, thank you to Harlow Brides for sharing this awesome picture and thank you to the vendor team we worked with to make this all possible! Remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who gets selected next week! Happy weekend, everyone!
To celebrate the Chinese New Year this past weekend (Year of the Rooster!), our friends at Salt Lake/Park City Bride and Groom magazine posted this GORGEOUS wedding from their Summer/Fall 2013 issue. With a “Modern Shanghai”/”Upscale Chinatown” theme, this wedding was so much fun and we loved incorporating the couple’s love of travel and the bride’s heritage into the food! I mean, check out the chinese newspaper liners in this dish, such a fun detail! Thank you so much to SLPC Bride & Groom Magazine for sharing this awesome wedding and helping us celebrate the Chinese New Year with the memories of this wedding. And, shoutout to our friends at FUSE Weddings & Events who brilliantly planned and designed this epic wedding. Also, remember for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back next week to see who gets picked next! Happy weekend, everyone!
So, working at Culinary Crafts is pretty awesome. Not only do you get to work with some of the best people around (our in house staff as well as the local vendors), but we get to be a part of some pretty creative and amazing things. Case in point: The “Alt Cakes” feature in the newly debuted Utah Valley Bride magazine! Check it out!
This feature was SO fun because they showcased 5 different alternative cakes by 5 different culinary artisans, but it didn’t just end there! They used each spectacular cake to inspire a theme for it’s own vignette – all photographed beautifully by Elisha Braithwaite Photography!
Our Cheese Wheel cake was pretty AMAZING (if we do say so ourselves) and the ‘Modern Italian’ theme was certainly right up our alley! With a fantastic vendor team to put the visions together, well, we were just blown away!
As promised, today, we are bringing you the food from this AMAZING wedding we showed you last week! Check it out, and again, thank you for the amazing photos Logan Walker Photography!
I couldn’t resist starting off this post with another photo of this GORGEOUS tablescape! Love the rentals from Diamond Rentals, florals from Decoration Inc, and planning from Soiree Productions! Plus, our delicious house-made breads and artisan butters were a welcome addition to the tables, don’t you think?
To start things off, of course we had passed hors d’oeuvres! We greeted guests with this Balsamic Glazed Elk Carpaccio that was paired with a mini taste of local Wasatch Brewery‘s Polygamy Porter that complimented the bite perfectly. We love it when we can do fun pairings like this!
We didn’t stop there! We also served BLT Stuffed Heirloom Grape Tomatoes, Butternut Squash Lollipops garnished with Pistachios, Lemon Avocado Shrimp Crostini, and Roasted Pheasant with Plum Jam on top of a Granny Smith Apple. YUM! Plus, we served amazing slow drip coffee to the guests, which they loved, because they got to see the process of getting the perfect cup!
Of course, the bar was decked out beautifully too! Not only did we have fun creating the perfect food menu, but we made sure the signature cocktails were up to par too!
Local distillery High West was the choice of spirits to inspire our Signature Cocktail menu! The couple really wanted to focus on the local Utah food and beverage and we are so lucky to have such a great selection of local vendors. High West cocktails are always top notch!
The couple chose to serve a plated 4 course menu to their guests that featured local ingredients and sustainable foods. We were happy to oblige! First, we served a Locally Grown Spinach and Romaine Salad garnished with Local Pears, Gorgonzola, Candied Almonds, and Dried Cranberries with a Caramelized Onion Balsamic. Pretty and delicious!
Next, we served Mesquite-Grilled Rocky Mountain Red Trout with Granny Smith Apple Chutney on a bed of Seared Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Tomato Lentils, with Parsley Oil and Micro Greens. We had to show this dish 2 ways so you could see all of the amazing-ness happening on this plate!
Next, we served an entree of Grass Fed, Locally Raised Beef Tenderloin, Locally Grown Corn Cilantro Risotto, Julienne Vegetables, garnished with Yucca Chips. And, last but not least, guests were treated to a dessert of Poached Local Pears, Toasted Masala Almond Streusel, and Amaretto Zabaglione. Such a wonderful meal!!!
As if that meal wouldn’t leave you happy and satiated, we also created a fun dessert display for the guests as they danced the night away. LOVE!
How cute are these Mini German Chocolate Cakes and Mini Pies Garnished with Edible Flowers?!
French Macarons and Chocolate Pot du Creme rounded out the deliciousness on the dessert display. We LOVED bringing in the natural vibe with edible flowers on the Macarons too!
Another shot of this fun dessert display! And how pretty are these linens mixed with our pretty wooden serving boards? And the mercury glass lanterns were AMAZING!
Last, but not least, the couple hosted an “after party” for the guests who wanted to keep the party going – and you need fuel to keep dancing the night away, right? So the couple gave out favors of our House Made Bacon Bourbon Popcorn, as well as an Late Night Bites Bar with Mini Pepperoni Pizzas, Sliders & Fries, and S’mores Cones! YUM!
We simply LOVED this wedding and had so much fun coming up with this creative and delicious menu! I hope this inspires you all to get creative with you wedding food too! Happy planning, everyone!