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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from WedUtah who posted this BEAUTY from a shoot we did with Martha Hatfield Designs and was featured in Brides!  With gorgeous florals from Decoration Inc and stunning photos from Jess Kettle, we are in love with this pic, for sure!  Thank you to WedUtah for making it a part of your selections for #UtahWeddingDesignWeek!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and stay posted to see who is picked next week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

A friendly reminder that the Alta Moda Sample Sale is TOMORROW!

By | Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Vendor Spotlight, Wedding Trends


REMEMBER BRIDES:  Alta Moda Once-A-Year Bridal Sample Sale is tomorrow!  Here are the details from Alta Moda:

-Sale hours at 10 a.m.-2 p.m., December 14th ONLY
-Sale will take place at Alta Moda’s NEW location: 536 East 300 South, SLC
-No appointments – first come, first served (wait list)
-Gowns are sold as is
-No holds, and all sales are final (come ready to BUY)
-Most gowns are suited for street sizes 4-12
-We only do this once a year so now is the time
-Space is limited. Only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride

Again, this is an AMAZING opportunity for all brides to come and score STUNNING designer dresses at jaw-dropping discounts!  It’s first come, first served – so get ready to get there early ladies and happy shopping!

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


Wednesday Wisdom: Alta MODA Sample Sale!

By | Wednesday Wisdom

Every year, Alta Moda opens their door for brides to chance perusing the most gorgeous selection of gowns at fractions of the price for their Sample Sale!  It is a STELLAR event that any bride definitely does not want to miss!!!  Here’s the lowdown:

Alta Moda bridal boutique will host their annual Sample Sale on Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brides-to-be are invited to line up early for a selection of more than 50 couture wedding dresses marked down 50 to 85 percent. Gowns start as low as $400, with many under $1000.

There will be dresses from all of your favorite designers; Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Anne Barge, Melissa Sweet, and many more.

Things you’ll want to know:

Sale hours are 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., December 10th only
No appointments: First come, First served (wait list)
Gowns are sold as is, alterations not included
Only sample sale gowns will be on display
No holds and all sales final – come ready to buy
Most gowns are suited for street sizes 4-12
We only do this once a year, so now is the time
Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride

We love our gowns and treat them with the best of care, so you can be assured you are getting your dream dress at a coveted price.

Want to know how sought-after this sale is? Last year, the Alta Moda staff arrived an hour early to find there were already a couple dozen brides lined-up outside the doors. That’s how much you need to be at this sale.

Come early, wear a warm coat and bring hot cocoa or coffee to warm up with. Doors will open at exactly 10 a.m., and you’ll be welcomed into the shop to stay warm and cozy as you wait for your consultation. Once inside, your name will be put on a list in order of the line/arrival so you can find a seat and wait for your name to be called– no fuss, and no need to hold your place!

Consultations will be limited to 40 minutes. We’ll be running many more fitting rooms than usual to help get you in your dream dress as quickly as we can. And just because it’s a sample sale, it doesn’t mean you’re on your own. You’ll each get an experienced consultant from start to finish. They know all the gowns (by name and inside and out), all the tricks, and how to make sure you are beyond thrilled. Only four gowns can be initially selected, but your consultant will guide you and make sure you try on the perfect styles until you find the one.

Come ready to buy the dress of your dreams!”

We can’t wait!  It’s sure to be AMAZING again this year!!!  Thanks Alta Moda!

Check out our NEW website at www.culinarycrafts.com!


By | Culinary Crafts Events, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships

Since we’re in the middle of wedding season, I thought to post some indoor venue options that are off the beaten path.  Yes, there are gorgeous garden venues such as Red Butte Gardens, McCune Mansion, and Rose Sachs Gardens that blow me away with their gorgeous settings, but, these next few are just a bit different for the more eclectic brides or the brides looking for some different details in their wedding….ricart-libraryThis is a recent wedding at The Salt Lake Library.  Not only is it a really cool architectural space, but you can have a lot of fun naming your tables after authors and tying the books and bookshelves into your wedding.

716468620_zphjh-lThis is the Black box at the Utah Opera House.  It is a blank canvas which,enhanced by lighting, becomes a chic and sophisticated venue for those who are interested in the Dramatic.

814186341_3jphx-l1This is Rice Eccles Stadium and whether your a Ute or a Cougar, nothing competes with these views!

salt-lake-hardwareThis is the Salt Lake Hardware building and one of Salt Lake’s hidden treasures. It’s a delicate mix of industrial and sophisticated with it’s great history and modern renovations.

All photos courtesy of Zuma Photo


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Here’s a glimpse of the Lori Bush wedding reception…what an elegant, upscale and fresh menu! And, her candy table that we custom designed for her was to die for…she wanted it on a round table at the entry which created a hurdle for me as I don’t think you get the WOW affect from a candy table without a great backdrop. So, I thought…how will I create that POP to draw the eye…I did it by creating symmetry around the table alternating the customized bags with different custom made sweets…it was fantastic and delicious…check out the photos here. All photos courtesy of beautiful Logan with Zumaphoto







By | Culinary Crafts Events, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides, Sharing the Love -Vendor and Client Relationships




Chad Swan with Swanavations is truly a creative genius! If we want to have a beautiful container to display our food or a fun slide for beverages, Chad works with us to determine the look and feel through the details of our events. I chose 2 different events here…the first event shows the carving that Chad did to a fruit tray. In order to customize an otherwise simple tray…he used the pattern from the table runner and copied the pattern onto the ice! It was brilliant! The second event shows a fun beverage slide and custom containers to hold the fruit around a chocolate fountain. I asked Chad for a vintage feel and this is what he came up with! Again, fabulous! This set up made the chocolate fountain feel refreshingly new and fresh again rather than “the same old” it is this type of detail that can set an event apart from just any old reception.


By | Culinary Crafts Events, Modern Wedding Style, Hot Tips for Cool Brides

Bellisima Martina! Our beautiful Italian bride could have nothing else but a sophisticated, tasteful, and wonderfully detailed reception. I loved working with her and…every time we met, it brightened my day! Every Blooming Thing provided the gorgeous flowers and Red Butte Gardens hosted this beautiful reception. Congratulations Martina and Nathan! Photos courtesy of Logan from Zumaphoto