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May 17, 2017

A Destination Wedding at the Gallivan Center Plaza!

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Today, on the blog, we have a STUNNING wedding that Culinary Crafts had the pleasure of working on last summer with our friends, FUSE Weddings & Events!  This wedding absolutely transformed the Gallivan Center Plaza into a romantic getaway for the couple's guests!  The couple, who reside in Wyoming, wanted to host a wedding in Salt Lake City because the majority of their family lives here.  They also wanted to create a gorgeous experience that was still casual with local comfort food and lots of lounge seating so their guests could let their hair down and enjoy the celebration - and I have to say, FUSE knocked it out of the park!  Check it out!  And thank you to Lindsey Shaun for the beautiful photos! Have you ever seen the Gallivan Center Plaza look so magical?  We haven't either - but boy, was it breathtaking!  And the florals by Soil and Stem sent this event over the top! I couldn't resist sharing another shot of this gorgeous set up and the amazing lounge furniture that the bride wanted so their guests could relax.  So lovely! I love the centerpieces and the geode table numbers are so PRETTY!  Ah-mazing. How cute is the couple?!  They were so fun and I loved the seating chart was so pretty too. The bride loves shrimp lettuce wraps - so, of course, we passed those during the cocktail hour and the guests loved them! Going along with the 'local, comfort food' feel of the menu, we served local fruits and cheeses, which were a great snack for guests to grab as they mingled during cocktail hour, and a selection of beers that included some local favorites from Uinta Brewing Co. Another fun element?  This street taco station where guests could make their own tacos! A taco bar isn't complete without chips and salsa!  So, we served a bunch of different salsas, cabbage slaw, and fun, fiesta color chips!  Yum!   For the Utah-themed dinner menu, we brought in local meats including skirt steak,which was grilled on-site, with a chimichurri sauce.  Side note, we love having a carving station at events.  Such an elegant addition to the menu! Again, how gorgeous is this reception space???  SO IN LOVE WITH THIS! The couple chose to host a buffet of local favorites so guests could grab a bite at their leisure.  This menu was so much fun to put together! Local Farm Greens with Feta, Raspberries, Toasted Almonds and Raspberry Vinaigrette and Mesquite Chicken (also grilled on site) with Mango Salsa were two of the offerings.  Such great options for warm weather events! A classic staple at any of our events is our House-Made Artisan Breads with Sea Salt Butter.  Plus, how can you have a 'comfort-food-centric' menu without Mary's Mac N' Cheese?  The answer is you can't.  :) A beautiful night for a gorgeous wedding! These hand stamped forks are adorable!  The perfect compliment to the couple's simple, yet elegant, cake from Flour and Flourish! Love this shot of these two lovebirds! Last, but certainly not least, we served our House-Made gelato cones alongside the wedding cake!  A perfect pairing! We LOVED this wedding!  It truly was an amazing event that we were so happy to be a part of!  And thank you to the amazing team of vendors who made this day so epic!  I hope this inspires everyone to create stunning events of your own.  Happy planning, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com!

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