Category

Vendor Love!

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Instagram of the Week, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love

Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at In The Event who we had the pleasure of working with on Utah Opera‘s 40th Anniversary Gala.  This event was AMAZING!  Case in point?  Trees were brought in to create this tent’s dramatic entrance!  Plus, the color palette was gorgeous – we absolutely loved it!  Thank you for sharing, In The Event!  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 to see who gets chosen next!  Happy weekend!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

A Simply Stunning NHMU Wedding from the Pages of SLPC Magazine!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Food, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

Today, I am going to share a GORGEOUS Culinary Crafts wedding that is brimming with natural beauty that you might recognize from the pages of Salt Lake / Park City Bride and Groom Magazine!  Plus, it’s perfect inspiration for the upcoming fall season because the menu took queue from some of the bounty of local fall produce.   We absolutely LOVED this couple, the venue (The Natural History Museum of Utah ) is gorgeous, and the beautiful, yet low key, organic vibe was so perfect.  Plus, our friends at Fuse Weddings & Events did the event design and planning, so it was flawless, of course!  Thank you for sharing these stunning images, Elisha Braithwaite Photography – now, check out this amazing wedding!

How pretty is this Minted invitation suite?!  Even the stamps are perfectly picked to match the style of the wedding!  LOVE!

The Natural History Museum of Utah is such a GORGEOUS backdrop for photos!  We love the architectural design of the space and the mix of materials makes it so full of texture and visual interest!

Isn’t this couple stunning?  Love them!

Another great feature of this venue?  The natural light!!!  Not only do you get amazing views of the Salt Lake Valley, but it makes this reception area so bright, open, and airy!  Also, we loved that the dinner menus were custom designed to match the invitation suite!  Such a great touch.

A simple, organic table scape is anything but boring!  We loved the pop of gold with the natural and white linens, the texture of the glass, concrete, and wooden flower vessels, and the soft pinks, whites, and green colors of the florals that Orchid Dynasty put together.  Add a sprig of lavender with a simple tie of gold raw silk in the napkins, and you are set!

Another simple, yet gorgeous, piece of this wedding was this escort card table!  We love the use of succulents and the white rocks with the modern design of the cards!  Such a clean, polished look!

Of course, we put together one of our signature charcuterie boards!  Full of local cheeses and meats, local honey, and dried fruit this is a perfect nosh for guests before dinner!

This couple chose a ‘family-style’ dinner – which is one of our favorites!  This setup encourages guests to interact and mingle while sharing plates of delicious food, like our house made breads and gourmet butters.  We loved the Heirloom Carrot Sourdough with Black Lava Salted Butter and the Rustic Ciabatta with Pesto Butter!

The salad course was our Snuck Farm Salad with Spinach, Romaine, Utah Pears, Cranberries, Candied Walnuts, Gorgonzola, and Balsamic Vinaigrette.  So yummy!

For the entree course, we served a bunch of different options so guests had a ton of variety to choose from!  This is our Rocky Mountain Red Trout with Granny Smith Apple Chutney.  Such a great fall menu choice!

Next, our Roasted Vegetable Napoleon with a Rosemary Skewer, Olive Oil Drizzle, Garnished with Sea Salt.  Aren’t these so pretty?  They are pretty tasty too!

Another fantastic fall menu option?  Our Brown Butter Sage Gnocchi with Chantrelle Mushrooms and Sweet Corn.  This is always a guest favorite!

Last, but certainly not least, our Cabernet-Braised Short Ribs.  SO.  GOOD.

Isn’t the view AMAZING?  Imagine dining with this incredible backdrop, some fun conversation, and fabulous food!  Pretty perfect, I’d say.

Staying true to the simple, yet gorgeous, feel of the event, the couple asked us to create a simply gold accented Almond Cake which we garnished with blueberries and simple greens.  I absolutely adore this cake, so pretty!

Another fun element that the couple chose that we loved?  Local chocolate and tawny port tastings!  You know how we LOVE our local chocolatiers, so this was a favorite part of this wedding for sure!

Of course, there were sweets too!  These Lavender Shortbread cookies tied in the sprigs found in the guests napkins and also were a great little treat to grab before going back onto the dance floor!

For autumnal weddings, we love serving a dessert that perfectly pulls from the fall harvest!  So, we served Sweet Potato and Pecan Cakes with a Salted Caramel Moat.  And let me tell you, this dessert was made of the stuff of my dreams, people.  A knock-out way to end this couple’s amazing menu!

Wasn’t this wedding so dreamy?!  Thank you so much, Salt Lake / Park City Bride and Groom Magazine for featuring this gem in your glossy pages!  We hope this inspires all of you to have fun with your menu and go for simple, yet striking details that will amp up your wedding day!  Happy planning, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at Soiree Productions!  We absolutely LOVED this unique and beautiful menu that was custom cut to fit these vintage-style plates!  Such a fun element to any tablescape.  Plus, isn’t that gold flatware gorgeous?!  Thank you for sharing, Soiree!  And remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and then check back to see who’s chosen next time.  Happy weekend, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

An Aspen Meadows EXCLUSIVE!

By | Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Vendor Spotlight, Venues We Love

Have you heard the news? Culinary Crafts is honored to now be the EXCLUSIVE caterer at Aspen Meadows, a beautiful venue in the mountains of Utah that is perfect for the destination bride.

To celebrate we thought we would give you a taste of a wedding we had at Aspen Meadows a little over a year ago that also happens to be of one of our favorite couples, Charly and Carley!

Photos by Carla Boecklin Photography.

P.S. Charly recently wrote a book! It’s an entertaining conversation activity book for couples, which is now available on Kickstarter for only the next two weeks! The book, called Very Engaging, makes for a perfect engagement, wedding, or anniversary gift, or just a fabulous date night with your partner! You can pre-order a copy today by simply clicking here. Congrats to this wonderful couple!

A Bright, Colorful Summer Ranch Wedding!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Food, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Parties, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

Today on the blog, we have a bright and BEAUTIFUL ranch wedding that was held at a private residence in the Maple Ridge Ranches – so you know its going to be breathtaking!  We absolutely loved how bold the color palette was and how fun and creative the menu was!  Thank you to Kristina Curtis Photography for the amazing photos.  Check it out!

A mix of classic lace with a fun twist from these colorful cowboy boots.  Plus that amazing bouquet from Roots Floral Design?!  Absolutely flawless!

How stunning is this floral arch?  These peonies are my favorite!  We love how the colors popped against the beautiful blur skies and green fields.

We love this ceremony space!  Such a perfect setting for this intimate celebration.

I love it when couples have their furbabies at their weddings!  And, how cute are these pups with their bandanas?!  LOVE.

I’m telling you, these peonies were out of this world!  We loved using them to dress up our wooden serving platters!  Such a great touch that perfectly tied into the feel of this wedding!

We loved how the centerpieces popped against the lace, natural burlap, and white washed tables and chairs from Diamond Rental.  Plus, the mixed metallics of the votives really added a touch of elegance!

I mean, seriously, how pretty was this room?  Love the wagon wheel chandeliers too!

The couple chose to give their guests favors that were sweet AND pretty!  This custom candy bar with these sweet little treat bags were so cute!

Of course, with a celebration this fun, we had multiple chef stations around the space to add interest and encourage the guests to mix and mingle.  We also loved using spare blooms to dress up the stations!  This is our Snuck Farm Salad Bar with locally grown produce with all of the trimmings for a summer salad!  Yum!

Beautiful sliced Utah Apples and Candied Pecans were an obvious choice for the salads!  Plus, we offered three tasty, summer dressings – Raspberry Vinaigrette, Caramelized Onion Vinaigrette, and Slide Ridge Honey Vinaigrette!  So good!

These cute take out boxes were the perfect vessel for our Vegetarian Wok station!  Aren’t they so cool?

Next station, our Chef Torched Tri Tip!  Always a crowd favorite!

Along with the Tri Tip we added our amazing sides, like House Made Chimichurri Sauce and Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil and Sea Salt!  Such a great pairing!

This Curry Salmon with Carrot Oat Waffles and Bechamel Sauce was so different and delicious!  We loved this dish!

Another shot of these gorgeous florals, (because, well, they are amazing!)  And how pretty was this cake from Carrie’s Cakes?!  We loved how the lace and burlap elements tied into the simply elegant cake, and the addition of the bright florals really made it so romantic!

Of course, there were desserts (my favorite!)   We couldn’t just serve one, so we made it a grand buffet with ALLLL the delicious plus slices of the fabulous wedding cake!

We served our Pot de Cremes and Milk and Cookie Shooters.  Love these cute little bites!

Our Raspberry Crumb Bars are a classic dessert offering for mix and mingle receptions too!  So tasty and easy to carry around while talking to everyone!

Last, but not least, our Fresh Berry Parfaits and Salted Caramel Shortbread Bars rounded out the AMAZING desserts we served.  Perfect for this summer menu!

Wasn’t this wedding so pretty?  We absolutely LOVED this wedding and how colorful it was!  I hope this inspires you all to be a little bold with your color choices and creative with your menus!  Happy planning, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

VENDORS – Photographer: Kristina Curtis Photography | Event Designer: Mary Crafts | Food: Culinary Crafts | HMUA: Makeup by Myrinda | Venue: Maple Ridge Ranches | Cake: Carrie’s Cakes | Flowers: Roots Floral Design | Rentals: Diamond Rental

Beauty and Her Feast Editorial Shoot!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Food, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

Today, we are showcasing this simply romantic editorial shoot we did that you may have seen in Utah Valley Bride magazine as well as our new bridal ad!  We love our Beauty and Her Feast menu and the spectacular vendor team put together an AMAZINGLY gorgeous shoot!  Check it out!

This beautiful tablescape was captured perfectly by Heather Nan Photography, don’t you think?!   Plus, isn’t this setting so dreamy?

Love

The rentals from Diamond Rental were so elegant and added a textural element to the table that we loved.  Plus, the paper goods from Ann Elizabeth Print Studio were so lovely.  The hand torn edges and wax seal on the menus were such a great element that took them over the top!

We loved these simple Short Rib Lettuce Wraps on golden plates – So pretty and delicious!  Plus, of course we had to have a cocktail that tied into the palette so we created this Hibiscus Rose Cocktail with Hibiscus Tea, Rose Hips, Vodka, and Ginger Beer!

Next, our salad course was a hearty Blood Beet Greens Salad with Sorrel, Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese, Oranges, Pistachios, and a Citrus Vinaigrette.  Earthy and complex, we also loved the way this plate tied in with the table’s colors!

Next, our fish course was a Butter-Poached Red Trout with Israeli Couscous and Roasted Peppers.  Light and beautiful!  Plus, don’t you love our black tie service?  What a way to make your event feel elegant and high end!

Of course, with a decadent plated menu, we love serving an intermezzo course.  In the summer months, our house made Blood Orange Sorbet is perfect for cleansing your palette AND cooling off your guests!  Love it!

Next, our entree course was a Pork Saltimbocca with Roasted Roma Tomatoes and Fried Sage.  We loved incorporating seasonal produce into this dish!

And, of course, then came dessert!  These Black Forest Petite Bundt Cakes were so delcious!!!  And, we loved the natural stone plates.  What an unexpected and beautiful element!

I can’t but help share the breathtaking florals by Soil and Stem and the amazing stained glass cake by Carries Cakes!  Aren’t they pretty?!

Of course, we had to do a bit of a dessert selection, so we also served Vanilla Bean Rose Cupcakes with a rose frosting design, Mini Lemon Meringue Tarts, and Chocolate Dipped Bosc Pears!  All served with these pretty glass bell jar tops.  How fun!

We loved this shoot and thought it was brimming with so much good stuff!  I think you’ll agree.  🙂  We hope it inspires all of you to get creative with your events and add some additional elements to take it over the top!  Happy planning, everyone!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

VENDORS:

Photographer Heather Nan Photography
Videographer Kale Fitch Films
Catering Culinary Crafts
Wedding Dress Harlow Brides

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Food, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

VENDORS:

Photographer Heather Nan Photography
Videographer Kale Fitch Films
Catering Culinary Crafts
Wedding Dress Harlow Brides

Lavender, Lemonade and Honey Editorial from Utah Valley Bride Magazine!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Tips, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

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!

Isn’t this setting GORGEOUS?!  And the design by Leslie Dawn Events was seriously breathtaking!  It was truly our pleasure to spend the day at Young Living Lavender Farm!

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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

VENDORS: Photo Kristina Curtis Photography | Catering Culinary Crafts | Planning Leslie Dawn Events | Floral Calie Rose | HMUA Brynn Thomas Makeup | Venue Young Living Lavender Farm Mona Utah | Gown Leanne Marhsall | Veil Avenia Bridal | Rentals Diamond Rental | Beverage Cart Alpine Event Rentals | Cake Flour and Flourish | Signage & Limoncello Tags Karli Noel Calligraphy | Jewelry By Angeline | Paper Inkspiration | Model Paris Tews

Friday Instagram of the Week!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Featured: Culinary Crafts in the Press, Instagram of the Week, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Wedding Trends

culinary crafts lavender lemonade

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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

VENDORS: Photo Kristina Curtis Photography | Catering Culinary Crafts | Planning Leslie Dawn Events | Floral Calie Rose | HMUA Brynn Thomas Makeup | Venue Young Living Lavender Farm Mona Utah

A Stunningly Romantic Red Cliff Ranch Wedding!

By | Culinary Crafts Events, Event Tips and Planning, Every Day Life at Culinary Crafts, Food, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Parties, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships, Vendor Love!, Venues We Love, Wedding Trends

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!

CC_Laura&Charley

What a pretty bridal party!  Aren’t those bridesmaid dresses gorgeous?!

CC_Laura&Charley2

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!

CC_Laura&Charley3

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!

CC_Laura&Charley4

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.

CC_Laura&Charley5

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!

CC_Laura&Charley6

We also created this AMAZING cheese board with local honey comb!  Such a hit!

CC_Laura&Charley7

Isn’t this reception space BEAUTIFUL?!  FUSE Weddings & Events never disappoints!  And those florals by Artisan Bloom?  Gorgeous!

CC_Laura&Charley8

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!

CC_Laura&Charley9

CC_Laura&Charley10

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!

CC_Laura&Charley11

CC_Laura&Charley12

To follow up that AMAZING dinner, of course we had to create a decadent dessert bar – just like this one!

CC_Laura&Charley13

Chocolate Pot de Creme with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Mason Jar Berry Cobblers with Fresh Whipped Cream?  Yes, please!

CC_Laura&Charley14

Plus, House Made Gelato?  You bet!

CC_Laura&Charley15

We also made some ‘late-night’ snacks like these Mini Grilled Cheese Bites!  The guests LOVED them!

CC_Laura&Charley16

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!

Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

VENDORS

Catering: Culinary Crafts // Planning & Design: FUSE Weddings & Events // Photography: Alixann Loosle Photography // Florals: Artisan Bloom // Calligraphy: Karli Noel Calligraphy // Rentals: Diamond Rentals & Alpine Event Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Venue: Red Cliff Ranch