How To

September 26, 2012

Remember To Light The Night!


As we move rapidly from the sweltering summer to a very cool fall, the days are shortening and making light more scarce for outdoor weddings, and while many people think this creates a romantic mood (and it can!) - they also don't realize just how fast the dark nights roll in.  It's always a good idea to have lighting arranged for your wedding so your guests aren't stumbling around in the low light and everyone can see all the wonderful elements of your special day that you put so much effort and time into planning!  Some of the fantastic ways to add romance, drama, and, of course, light, are adding chandeliers to your tent or dance floor, utilizing strung lights on an outdoor patio, or even arranging beautiful candles to cast warmth to the night.  Take a look at some of our favorite examples! Beautiful light makes for a beautiful evening.  Plus, your guests will appreciate that they can still see everything that going on (plus no stumbling means no accidents!)  Taking the time to plan for these small details will make your wedding not only gorgeous, but less stressful!  That way you can focus on enjoying this once in a lifetime event - which is what its all about!  Happy planning everyone! Check out our website at! Photos from Keith Westerberg, Logan Walker and Pepper Nix Photography

September 28, 2011

Wednesday Wisdom: How To Make DIY Favor Bags


If you haven't noticed, we here at Culinary Crafts LOVE food.  Food is our passion and we love sharing it with our favorite people, including our always AMAZING clients!  So, it makes sense that one of our favorite wedding favor ideas is giving your guests with the gift of, well, food!  So, why not dress up those tasty treats with super cute (and super easy) favor bags?  Check it out!

Thank you to Martha Stewart for this fun idea!  How cute are these chocolate dipped sourdough pretzels?  And the simple, yet striking, glassine bags definitely add a 'wow' factor.  All you need is glassine bags, sticker paper, a sewing machine, and a printer.  First, print out your tags on a full sheet sized (8.5" x 11") sticker paper page and use a ruler and utility knife to cut the printed sheet into the squares for your bags (you can find some really cute - already designed - templates here).  Attach the sticker to your glassine bag.  Next, simply stitch the top of the filled glassine bag with a contrasting thread color (preferably in one of your wedding colors) to close the bag and seal in your goodies.  Now, you don't have to have chocolate dipped sourdough pretzels.  You could fill the bag with candies, Jordan almonds, spiced and roasted pumpkin seeds, or Culinary Crafts signature macarons or whoopie pies.  How easy is that?!

Now, remember, if you are going to be using one of Culinary Crafts's delicate confections, you'll have to make the bags only a couple of days ahead so the baked goods stay fresh and keep them refrigerated!  Also, if you are going to be having a summer wedding, where the favors will be sitting out in warm weather, you want to shy away from chocolates or other melt-y items unless you plan accordingly.  Happy crafting!

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Image from Martha Stewart Weddings

June 28, 2011

How to: Make Pinwheels!


I love paper.  Seriously, its kind of my addiction. So, I'm super excited, you might guess, that one of the up and coming trends are using fabulous paper goods in events.  From invitations, to decor, to signage, to boutonnieres, and even bouquets and centerpieces!  Seriously, paper is in.  And today, we're doing a how-to on making paper pinwheels.  These versatile little cuties are being seen all over the place.  Check it out!

See all of the cute ways you can utilize pinwheels?  Plus they add an element of whimsy and fun too!  Happy crafting my friends!

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April 21, 2011

How To: Bridesmaid “Engagement” Rings


Remember our last contest winner?  The craftiest/DIY project ever?!  Well, she was kind enough to let us share a "how to" so each of you could create the rings yourselves!  Check it out!

You can find the photo lockets here and the blank adjustable rings here.  I hope you all have fun doing your very own crafts!  And what a cute way to ask your ladies to be your bridesmaids and also to show them how awesome you think they are!

Don't forget to enter our newest contest! Our partners at Diamond Rental are giving away a pretty sweet prizeCheck it out here!

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March 28, 2011

How to Invite The President


Photo credit: Oh So Beautiful Paper

I'm sure a lot of you out there are starting to send out your wedding invitations (or at least thinking about sending them out soon), so today, we'd like to share with you a couple of fun ideas for some "celebrity" guests you may think of inviting.

Firstly, how about The President?  Here's how:

Just send your invitation to:

The Honorable Barack Obama and Mrs. Obama The White House Greetings Office Rm. 39 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Washington, DC 20500

Wedding invitations to the President can also be faxed to: (202) 395-1232

Invitation Tip: The White House greetings office handles as many wedding invitation requests as they can. Send your wedding invitation at least six weeks in advance. Be sure to include your old and new mailing address in case the RSVP comes later.

Or how about Mickey & Minnie??  How fun!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse The Walt Disney Company 500 South Buena Vista Street Burbank, California 91521

These may also get you a fun keepsake directly from the invitee!  What a fun and different wedding heirloom!  Happy inviting everyone!


And, as always, check out our website for more amazing ideas!

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