Today we have a GORGEOUS wedding that Culinary Crafts did last spring that we LOVE. This little beauty was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings AND our local Utah Valley Bride magazine! It was such a dreamy day, captured by Ashley Sawtelle, and we are so happy to be sharing it with you! Check it out!
Our signature House Made Strawberry Shortcakes were a guest favorite! We love this dessert and it was perfect for this spring wedding.
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?
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!
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!
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!
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!
Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the fantastic Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine which shows off this AMAZINGLY gorgeous Culinary Crafts wedding that was at Tag Ranch this past year. We LOVED this event and we are always so excited to see one of the many beautiful weddings we’ve done in print! Thank you to SLPC Bride & Groom and the fantastic team of vendors who made this wedding print worthy! Remember, for your chance to be next week’s pick, just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who we pick next! If you haven’t picked up your copy of SLPC Bride & Groom, you should get it right away! Happy weekend, everyone!
Today I have a STUNNING wedding to show you that was over the top beautiful, full of AMAZING food, and the cutest couple ever! Check it out – and thank you to Logan Walker Photography for the awesome photos!
How pretty is this gown? And the ceremony florals by Decoration Inc – seriously AMAZING!
To keep with the rustic romantic vibe, these long dark wood tables covered with white lace overlays were a perfect choice. Paired with the mixed metal flatware, it definitely added a special pop of visual interest to the table settings. The planning team at Soiree Productions ALWAYS creates the most beautiful events. And the cake by Carrie’s Cakes was gorgeous! Love the simple elegance of the organic grapevine accent and cut wood cake base was so PERFECT!
I couldn’t resist sharing this photo! 🙂 Making sure your guests have bathroom options at some of our more rustic ranch venues is a MUST, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it look so much prettier than a boring white box that you try to hide. We LOVE the wooden star decorations and Decoration Inc was so smart to dress up the commode with simple boughs of greenery. Love it!
Doesn’t this wedding party look just stunning?!
The private residences at Wolf Creek are full of such great venue options! This particular residence was awesome and was a great escape away from the city for the wedding guests that was simply chock full of natural beauty!
This space was amazing! We loved the mixture of Diamond Rentals‘s chairs and tables to create an eclectic and inviting space. And, as usual, Decoration Inc hit it out of the ballpark with the florals and Soiree Productions‘s planning and design was stellar! Such a stunning set up!
How about this for cocktail hour entertainment? This jet’s high flying skills definitely kicked off this celebration right!
A simple addition of a billy button flower with these soft grey napkins were a great pairing with these gorgeous, and fun, menus from Ann Elizabeth!
More pretty spaces from the reception space! We loved the little lounge spaces that were created throughout the space so that guests could mingle through the night.
I just had to to show you another close up of the flower and tablescape for you, because, I mean, why not?! It’s so pretty!
The clear tent from Diamond Rental was a perfect choice for this reception! The guests still felt like they were in the beautiful surroundings and at night, you could see the stars. Such a great idea for outdoor weddings!
The guests partied away the night and danced under the stars, such a perfect end to this great night! We loved this wedding, it was such a beautiful event and the vendor team was AH-MAZING! Stay tuned for Part 2 of this event, though, where we show you all of the delicious FOOD! You’re going to want to check back, I promise. Happy planning, everyone!