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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer who posted this to announce that the second episode of The Craft(s) debuted this week!  And, I love it because it’s all about COMFORT FOOD.  I think it’s going to be right up everyone’s alley, so check it out!  Here is the direct link so you can watch it right now!  Thanks for the awesome share, Mary!  And, remember, for you chance to be next week’s pick, tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your post and see who’s selected next!  Happy weekend watching, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at KSL’s Studio 5 where our very own Mary Crafts-Homer had the pleasure of appearing on this past week.  We loved this segment and Mary shared some great tips and ideas for a PERFECT holiday celebration – plus some of our most popular recipes!  Definitely check out the Studio 5 site here to check out the segment and get the recipes.  And thank you again to Studio 5 for sharing this awesome pic!  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 gets selected next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week is a special one!  Usually, we don’t post from our own Instagram, but I couldn’t help sharing this AWESOME pic of our very own Mary Crafts-Homer speaking at the Utah Women & Education Initiative‘s She Talks Utah event!  We here at Culinary Crafts all know what an inspirational leader Mary is and we LOVE that we get to see her share her wealth of knowledge with our community!  Side note, thank you to Utah Women & Education Initiative for having us and asking Mary Crafts-Homer to speak.  We had such a great time!  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 to see who gets picked next!  Happy Halloween weekend, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at Studio 5 where our very own Mary Crafts-Homer showed the viewers some FANTASTIC 4th of July party ideas!  (I mean, sparklers in a patriotic cake?!  Yes please!)  We love celebrating the 4th of July and love to come up with such fun and creative eats!  Thank you to Brooke and Studio 5 for sharing this pic and also letting us share our ideas with your viewers!  We had so much fun!  Remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and check back to see who next week’s pick is!  Happy 4th of July, everyone!

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The Art of Styling Desserts with Mary Crafts-Homer!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer and is a BTS capture from her spot on Studio 5 last week with Brooke Walker!  We loved Mary’s tips on creating the perfect desserts for any event and think it will definitely inspire the viewers who want to take their own parties up a notch.   If you missed the spot, never fear – it’s right here for you!  Take a look!

Thank you to Mary for such a fun pic and tons of gratitude to the amazing Studio 5 team for letting Culinary Crafts be a part of your show!  We love sharing tips and tricks to create amazing parties and events!  And remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, just add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and check back to see who gets chosen next!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our very own Mary Crafts-Homer who posted this AWESOME pic of her and Culinary Crafts’s pastry chef, Jocelyn Gillies, after their AMAZING demo at the 2016 Catersource Event Solutions Conference this week!  We have so much fun every year and can’t wait for the next one!  Thanks for the post, Mary!  Also, remember to tag @CulinaryCrafts in your posts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Gorgeous Tuscan Romance Inspiration Shoot!

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We have another STUNNER to show you today!  As you know, Culinary Crafts LOVES inspiration shoots and this one was close to our very own Mary Crafts-Homer’s heart.  Inspired by the natural, rustic beauty of Tuscany Mary & Kristina Curtis of Kristina Curtis Photography dreamt up this beauty of a day and it’s brimming with gorgeous greens, abundant florals, and, of course, delicious food.  Check it out!

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How amazing is this antique limo?  LOVE IT – And it totally sets the tone for this gorgeous day!

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This Villa was the most picturesque location for our shoot.  We love, love, love the natural beauty it boasted.

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A well-dressed couple is always a must, in my book.  The beautiful beading of this dress (from Bridal Closet) and the soft navy blue of the suit were a match made in heaven.

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Isn’t this tablescape dreamy?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to relax and catch up with their guests in this intimate, beautiful space???

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Diamond Rental always has the prettiest stuff – and this grey farmhouse table with gold silverware and gold accented tableware was no exception!  Plus, check out that menu from West End Girl.  AH-mazing.

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To tie in with the natural flair of this shoot, a single pear was used as a garnish for the place cards.  It was such a great fit for the look we were going for and added a subtle pop of color amidst Calie Rose‘s BREATHTAKING floral design.  So pretty!

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Naturally, Culinary Crafts wanted to start the meal with gorgeous artisan-made breads.  These individual mini loaves were perfect and such a unique element!  Plus, how pretty are the blue glasses mised with the florals at this table?!?

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More of the dreamy tablescape.  I seriously am IN LOVE with all of this!

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West End Girl did a fantastic job of creating an invitation suite that felt like the perfect addition to this design.  Rustic, refined, and organic, these pieces were amazing.  Plus, look at this couple!  Stunning.  The. End.

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Of course, you can’t have a Tuscan themed shoot without adding an Italian flair to the food!  A little bit from Mary Crafts-Homer about this: “It was like going home to design the food elements of a serene afternoon outside of Florence where wedding guests would embrace around a table of artisan cheeses, salumi, fruits, and loaves of fresh baked breads….ah, to be in Tuscany again…”  Simply beautiful.

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I love the color and beauty in this table.  Such a fun menu!

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Last, but certainly not least, this simple yet stunning cake was made by Annie Bee Cakery, and we are in LOVE!  It tied in so well to all of the other elements, and was delicious to boot!

Also, for another little extra dreamy inspiration from this day, check out this video from the shoot by Krissi Cook Films (located here)!  Just lovely!

Thank you to all of the AMAZING vendors who participated in this inspiration shoot!  It truly was an amazing day and turned out even more beautifully than we could’ve imagined!  Happy dreaming, everyone!

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Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography // Food: Culinary Crafts // Florals: Calie Rose // Venue: The Villa  // Invitations: West End Girl // Cake: Annie Bee Cakery // Dress: Bridal Closet // Hair: Hair Pin Diaries // Makeup: KL Artistry // Video: Krissi Cook Films // Dinnerware & Table: Diamond Rental // Limo: Antique Limo of Utah

A Destination Rustic Chic Celebration at Red Cliff Ranch!

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Today, we have a BEAUTY of a wedding that was held at the gorgeous venue, Red Cliff Ranch, and designed by the ever-so-talented FUSE Weddings & Events team!  It is one of Culinary Crafts favorites – and we think it’ll be one of your too!  Check it out!

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Nick and Kate’s wedding celebration was one that just kept giving!  With 150 destination guests, the family was going to make sure their guests did not leave disappointed – and what a party it was!

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The guests stepped off the shuttle to be greeted by breathtaking 360-degree views and once they arrived at the ceremony site, they were seated beneath the gorgeous red rocks that give Red Cliff Ranch it’s name.  AMAZING!

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On this hot summer day, Culinary Crafts wanted to make sure the guests stayed satiated – and we delivered with a gourmet lavender- and ginger-infused Lemonade Bar and a variety of passed hors d’oeuvres like mango shrimp lollipops.  Yum!

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Isn’t this cocktail hour space lovely?  Fuse Weddings & Events ALWAYS makes venues even more beautiful spaces!

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The cocktail hour not only had scrumptious passed hors d’oeuvres, but a glorious display of local artisan cheeses and honey.

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The beauty of the communal dining table in the stables always takes guests’s breath away – and this event was no exception.

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Love these rustic details – the woodcut place cards and leather woven menu cards were PERFECT for this ranch chic wedding!

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How BEAUTIFUL is this couple!?  Such a happy day!!!

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For the dinner buffet, Culinary Crafts served mesquite-grilled trout with Moroccan tomato jam, hand-carved grilled flank steak served with house chimichurri sauce, grilled seasonal veggies tossed with pesto and served with hummus, quinoa salad, mac and cheese with butter-crusted Panko breadcrumbs drizzled with white truffle oil, roasted cauliflower salad, and house-made artisan breads with sea-salt butter blocks.  Seriously an AMAZING menu for this AMAZING wedding!

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Following dinner the surprises continued with candy stations, s’mores, whiskey and cigar bars, games, desserts, and dancing!

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Check out these desserts!  Deconstructed Dutch apple and lemon meringue pies in individual mason jars AND gourmet mini sugar doughnuts??  I’ll take one of each, please.

This wedding was seriously STUNNING and showcased two of our favorite vendor partners – Red Cliff Ranch and FUSE Weddings & Events!  If you are dreaming of a ranch wedding this year, call Culinary Crafts at 801.225.6575 because there are only a handful of dates left at Red Cliff Ranch for 2016!  Happy planning, everyone!

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