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Our “Alt” Cake for Utah Valley Bride!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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Between the coordination skills of Utah Valley Bride, the design & styling talent of Sage and Thistle Events and the amazing florist, The Potted Pansy, didn’t this turn out just BEAUTIFULLY?!  Our cake fit perfectly, don’t you think?

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Not only did the vignette include a gorgeous tablescape, but there was a perfectly matched paper suite too!  This modern and elegant design by Robert and Stella was so pretty!  Love it!

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We LOVED being a part of this shoot!  It was so much fun and we are all for dreaming up creative new trends for our brides!  If you haven’t already, pick up your copy of Utah Valley Bride, on newsstands now!  Happy dreaming, everyone!
VENDORS Coordination: Utah Valley Bride  // Design & Styling: Sage and Thistle Events // Venue: Brick Room Provo // Photographer: Elisha Braithwaite Photography // Florist: The Potted Pansy // Videographer: Luke Porter Films // Rentals: Diamond Rental // Cheese Wheel Cake: Culinary Crafts // Gown: Chantel Lauren Designs // Jewelry:  Goldsmith Utah // Model: Blissfully Heidi // Hair: Hair by Sarah Schorr // Makeup: Katie Livingston // Paper Suite: Robert and Stella

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the amazing Erin Kate Photography, who we had the pleasure of working with at this gorgeous wedding at Blue Sky Ranch and was just featured on Rocky Mountain Bride (which we will be sharing next week!)  We loved creating this fun cake with a nostalgic feel and it fit in perfectly with this gorgeous wedding!  LOVE!  Thank you again to Erin for sharing!  And, remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week just tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and check back to see who gets picked next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the ever-so-talented Calie Rose with this BEAUTIFUL pic of an amazing ranch wedding Culinary Crafts did recently!  (Photo from Kristina Curtis Photography)  We absolutely love this organic, rustic (yet elegant) table set up and can’t wait to share more from this wedding with this stellar team of vendors!  Thank you for sharing, Calie Rose!  And, 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 next week to see who gets picked next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from Erin Langford Photography who captured this AMAZING reception we did recently!  We loved the elegant feel of this wedding (plus isn’t her caption great?!)  Thank you for sharing, Erin!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and check back to see next week’s pick!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

A Wedding With A Patriotic Twist!

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You know, all of us here at Culinary Crafts think Utah is a great place to live.  We have BEAUTIFUL surroundings, GREAT people, and some of the most AMAZING weddings anywhere!  Plus, there’s an added bonus in July.  It isn’t just time for one fireworks-filled celebration, the 4th of July, but we get to have a second festive holiday celebration for Pioneer Day!  Well, we want to inspire you to bring a extra level of awesome to any Pioneer Day events you might be hosting this weekend by showcasing this stunning wedding – with a twist of festive, patriotic flair!

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Firstly, remember what I was saying about Utah’s beautiful surroundings?  Well, Aspen Meadows is breathtaking!  It was such a lovely place to host this wedding!

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We love the subtle hints of Americana and love the couple’s choice to bring a bit of romance and balance to the red, white, and blue palette with pops of pink instead of bright reds.  Such a pretty decor!

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Next, we created drink to fit with the patriotic theme like the Strawberry and Blueberry Mojitos!  We loved that the fruit added a delicious touch – but was a super fun “patriotic” detail as well!

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Isn’t this a pretty site for a cocktail hour?  We love that the tables weren’t competing with the already present natural beauty.  Also, using the taller tables encourages people to mix and mingle – which is great idea for any event!

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While the interior had hints of the patriotic palette – and definitely a gorgeously, romantic vibe – the outside was a place that we took the theme over-the-top!  From this fun red, white, and blue teepee (which the kids LOVED) to the patriotic pillows on the luxe white lounge furniture.  It was the perfect way to amp up the theme!

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Of course, we made sure to serve some truly delicious eats.  The couple wanted to keep with a more casual menu with an elegant, upscale feel!  The hors d’oeuvres were definitely a reflection of that.  Yum!!!

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Such a pretty day for a wedding!  We loved putting the dinner buffet just outside the dining area – another great way to tie in the beautiful surroundings!

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We kept the romantic, yet casual, vibe going through dinner – and it was scrumptious!

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To kick off the buffet, we served some gorgeous sides like the Mixed Baby Greens Salad with Feta, Berries, Toasted Almonds, & Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette; Roasted Potatoes with Herb Salsa; and Fresh Mozzarella, Basil & Grape Tomatoes Salad.  Light and fresh – perfect for a summer party!

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Next, we get to the main courses!  House Made Corn Bread with a Sprinkle of Paprika, served with Honey Butter; Grilled Chicken with Herb & Chili Rub; and finally our AMAZING Barbecued Short Ribs.  Seriously delicious!

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Another festive touch for this party?  Fire pits which just beckoned the guests to get outside and hang out.  LOVE!

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Of course, since we have fire pits (and it’s summer), we just had to have a S’mores Bar complete with Hershey’s Chocolate, Graham Crackers, and Culinary Crafts Signature House Made Marshmallows!  The guests LOVED this!

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And, lastly, the bride and groom selected this AMAZING American flag ‘cake pop’ cake for dessert which had to be my FAVORITE detail of the whole day!  It was so fun and so festive.  A perfect touch for this wedding with a patriotic twist!

We loved this wedding so much and think it has so much to inspire you in planning your parties and BBQs for this holiday weekend!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

An Elegant Culinary Crafts Wedding at Abravanel Hall!

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Now, I know that we here at Culinary Crafts have been all about BBQs lately – and who can blame us?  It’s summer!  BUUUUT, we just got this wedding back from Jalene Taylor Photography and we could not wait to share it with you all.  Check it out!

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Oh, and did I mention that this stunning wedding took place at Abravanel Hall?  How cool is that?  We simply love this place as a venue!

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And, how cute is this couple?!  We also LOVE their custom monogram.  So perfect for the feel of the space!

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This event was so elegant and sophisticated.  Gold chivari chairs?  Check!  A palate of black, white, gold, and pops of coral-y pinks?  Check!  Flowers by Julie Prince Flowers?  Check! So pretty!

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Culinary Crafts had so much fun with this menu.  We had three stations with completely different offerings, 2 of which were awesome action stations!  The first, a delicious trio of “martini” salads!  Yum!

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This ‘Chilean” Martini Salad was garnished with Tomato, Onion, Avocado, Feta, Arugula, and a Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette.  So yummy!

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Next we  had a play on a potato salad with Roasted Potatoes, Red Onion, Pancetta, Carrot, and Frisée – plus, of course, we paired it with house-made Parmesan Breadsticks.

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Lastly, but certainly not least, we served an ‘Israeli’ Martini Salad with Romaine, Red Pepper, Couscous, Cucumber, Scallion, Mint, and a Honey Vinaigrette.  Lovely!

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At this elegant occasion, we had to step up the beverages to match!  So, we served a selection of Ginger Pomegranate Ade, Lime Mint Mojito, Pineapple Rosemary Spritzer, and Water infused with Fresh Fruits.  Isn’t it so colorful and pretty?

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The next action station included a trio of sliders!  My favorite!  First up?  We served Pulled Turkey Sliders with Parmesan Rosemary House Kettle Chips.

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Next, a Pulled Pork Slider paired with Chipotle Lime House Kettle Chips and also the ‘Americana’ Beef Slider with Parmesan Black Pepper House Kettle Chips.  The guests LOVED the variety of the offerings!  Plus, who doesn’t love a slider?

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We love the inherent beauty of Abravanel Hall!  The Olympic Tower glass statue is seriously SO amazing!

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Last, of course there was a bevvy of beautiful desserts!  And we are so happy to have been able to showcase them on this sequined linen – seriously, such a great way to accent a space!  Plus, isn’t the cake so pretty?

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We were all about variety at this wedding!  So, of course, there were a bunch of desserts, including Mini Key Lime Pies and Chocolate Truffle Fudge Cake.  Mmmm…

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Aren’t these S’mores in a Jar the cutest?!  Seriously, so YUMMY.

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We also served Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons and Mini Strawberry Shortcakes!  Decisions, decisions…  🙂

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We loved being a part of Danielle and William’s timeless and elegant wedding!  It was an AMAZING day and we loved all of the creative eats we got to serve!  Hopefully, this inspires you to have some fun with your wedding menu, even at an elegant fête like this one!  Happy planning, everyone!

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

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!

Rocky Mountain Bride Inspiration Shoot

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Today, we have an AMAZING inspiration shoot that we did in collaboration with Leslie Dawn Events and Rocky Mountain Bride for RMB‘s Volume 1 that was released earlier this year!  It was a beautiful, romantic Roaring 20’s style shoot – which was perfectly set at the McCune Mansion.  Bursting with beautiful jewel tones, rich gold, decadent food, and moody romance, and J Fairchild Photography captured it all perfectly!  Check it out!

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To start, we love this invitation suite from Foil & Ink with gorgeous calligraphy by Karli Noel Calligraphy.  So pretty!

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Now, on to the main event!  Look at this breathtaking tablescape.  I mean, how beautiful is this?!  We love the design by Leslie Dawn Events and the gorgeous florals from Sax Romney.  A perfect pairing, for sure!

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The mix n’ matched placesettings were such a great way to add another visual element to the table.  And the place card design fit seamlessly as well.  LOVE!

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A perfect romantic, candlelit moment.

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We had so much fun with this menu!  For starters, we served a Lamb & Mint Pesto Lollipop and an Artichoke Lollipop.  Yum!

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Next, we served a cheese and wine pairing featuring a amuse bouche of Bosc Pear, Deer Valley Double Cream Brie, Fresh Thyme, and Fig.  So good!  We also served a Mixed Green Salad with Asian Pears, Candied Walnuts, and Berries in an elegant, vintage-style champagne glass.

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Last, but not least, we served Chocolate Mousse Cups with Gold Leafing and a pair of Pistachio Macarons.  And this art deco cake from Flour & Flourish was another AMAZING dessert offering!

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The McCune Mansion is such a beautiful venue and has so many great spaces for photo ops.

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For a ‘late-night’ snack we also served Cocktail Shrimp with Gazpacho.  Plus, how pretty is the bar?  Love the draping florals and mirror signage!  So much beauty going on!

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We absolutely LOVED being a part of this shoot and had so much fun with this AMAZING vendor team!  Also, make sure that you check out Rocky Mountain Bride‘s Volume 1 – it is seriously SO stunning!  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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

VENDORS – Venue: McCune Mansion // Design & Planning: Leslie Dawn Events // Photography: J Fairchild Photography // Catering: Culinary Crafts // Vintage Rentals: Refined Vintage Events // Rentals: Diamond Rentals // Signs & Calligraphy: Karli Noel Calligraphy // Paper Goods: Foil & Ink // Cake: Flour & Flourish // Florals: Sax Romney // Bride’s Dress & Accessories: The Perfect Dress [Maggie Sottero] // Bridesmaid’s Dress: Shabby Apple // Hair: Hair Creations by Natalie // Makeup: Brynn Thomas Makeup // Live Music: Gold Standard Music // Menswear: Urbana Custom Clothier // Model Agency: NIYA Model Management // Models: Jon Clark, Breylan W, Margot O’Leary

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from one of our favorite florist partners, Decoration Inc!  You may recognize this BEAUTIFUL tablescape at The Tower at Rice Eccles from our newest ads and we are still so in love with this shoot!  (Lindsey Shaun captured it perfectly, do you think?)  We love this shoot and thank you so much to Decoration Inc for the share!  Remember, add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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

Concept & Catering: Culinary Crafts // Photography: Lindsey Shaun // Tables, Chairs, & Florals: Decoration Inc // Venue: The Tower at Rice Eccles // China: Diamond Rental // Linens: Creative Coverings // Cake: Flour & Flourish // Gown: Alta Moda // HMUA: Versa Artistry // Rings: Sierra West