Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the fantastic M + B Events who we had the pleasure of working with on this stunning inspiration shoot that happens to be featured on Utah Valley Bride here! We absolutely LOVE this shoot and it’s such perfect inspiration for fall weddings and events! Plus, who can resist a custom menu design and gorgeous florals? I know I can’t! Thank you for sharing, M + B Events! And 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! Happy weekend, everyone!
Everyone here at Culinary Crafts is getting excited for fall! I mean, how could you not? Believe me, we love summer, but there’s always a welcome feeling for the change of season and we are loving it! This gorgeous wedding is a perfect fall showstopper at one of our favorite venues, Red Cliff Ranch – and it happens to be the couple’s wedding anniversary this weekend too! Pretty perfect, right? We also love this wedding because this bride was on a pretty tight budget, but it was still a STUNNING wedding with delicious Culinary Crafts food! Now, check out this beautiful fall Red Cliff Ranch wedding!
Oh, Red Cliff Ranch, even your entrance is beautiful. And isn’t that fall color amazing?!
I love all of the horses on the property and they are so friendly! It’s such a great part of getting married at Red Cliff Ranch!
How pretty is this bouquet? Great inspiration for a beautiful bouquet that is perfect for a fall wedding without getting too crazy. Simple and gorgeous!
The beautiful bride and groom. We love the bride’s fun cowboy boots and the groom’s snazzy vest was perfect for this fall fete!
This meadow at Red Cliff Ranch is easily one of our FAVORITE ceremony spots. The couple kept their casual, rustic vibe by having guests sit on hay bales and the addition of a simple wooden ceremony arch decorated with more pretty sunflowers was so beautiful!
Who says simple can’t be stunning? The tablescape was so pretty, but kept the decor minimal. We absolutely LOVED how it turned out!
For cocktail hour we offered these beautiful Artisan Cheese Platters with local cheese and honey and a variety of fruits and crackers. Such an easy way to add a special touch to cocktail hour!
The guests loved this light snack that allowed them to mix and mingle. Plus, how cute are those little Bamboo bowls!
We made sure the guests had something fabulous to drink and we loved offering our infused waters in these rustic water vessels. So fun!
To keep with the rustic, laid back vibe of this wedding, we served a delicious buffet with all the fixin’s to make yummy Pulled Pork Sandwiches! Easily, one of my favorite low-key offerings!
Of course, we made sure to add amazing sides to the buffet like our Roasted Vegetable Salad and our Coleslaw! So good!
The couple gave their guests these cute favors with a sweet treat and we loved how fun these little boxes were.
Another gorgeous pic of this couple! Love!
For the reception party, we loved this lounge area and it was perfect for the style of the day!
How fun are these Polaroids? A perfect way to end this post for this amazing wedding day. And happy anniversary to Ari and Derek! We loved this wedding day and love how it can inspire any couple on any budget to make their wedding day amazingly gorgeous! Happy planning, everyone!
You know, all of us here at Culinary Crafts think we get to host some of the most AMAZING weddings! We especially love events that have a twist on a theme and this one is a favorite for sure. Plus, it is perfect inspiration for any of the 4th of July events you might be hosting this upcoming weekend. So, without further ado, let’s get to showcasing this stunning wedding – with a twist of festive, patriotic flair!
Aspen Meadows is breathtaking, don’t you think? It was such a lovely place to host this breathtaking wedding!
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!
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!
Isn’t this a pretty site for a cocktail hour? We love that the tables weren’t competing with the surrounding natural beauty. Also, using the taller tables encourages people to mix and mingle – which is great idea for any event!
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!
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!!!
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!
We kept the romantic, yet casual, vibe going through dinner – and it was scrumptious!
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!
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!
Another festive touch for this party? Fire pits which just beckoned the guests to get outside and hang out. LOVE!
Of course, since we have fire pits (and it’s a summer party), we just had to have our S’mores Bar complete with Hershey’s Chocolate, Graham Crackers, and Culinary Crafts Signature House Made Marshmallows! The guests LOVED this fun station!
And, lastly, the bride and groom chose to have 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 patriotic wedding!
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 (and all of summer parties, really)! Happy planning, everyone!
Today, I have a GORGEOUS wedding to share with you – and, since we are approaching Memorial Day weekend – it boasts a fabulous menu that can easily inspire your weekend get togethers! This was such a beautiful event and the food was so fun as well as delicious (of course)! We loved the couple’s choice to serve some classic summer BBQ favorites, as well as some surprises. Thank you to Kate Benson for the fabulous photographs! Check it out!
Red Cliff Ranch is one of our favorite venues! We always love hosting events there.
How pretty is this tablescape?! We love the pink glassware that adds a touch of romance to the rustic table and the organic feel of the garland runner. So pretty!
How cute are these horse favors? Each guest was welcomed to their seat with one of these cuties. Love all of the small details at this event!
Of course, we make sure that all of the guests have some fabulous beverage options – and this event was no exception! We served fresh fruit infused waters (always a crowd favorite) as well as Mojitos! We love the aspen bark paper straws in the Mojitos as well. Such a great touch!
To tie in with the casual feel of this event, the couple chose to host a grand buffet – and, boy, was it delicious. Guests got a front row seat to the yummy eats and we loved seeing how excited they were to dig in!
This menu is chock full of BBQ inspiration! Case in point, our entrees were grilled on site and would be perfect at any event. We served our Grilled Salmon Filet with Lemon Slices and Caper Sauce and our Mesquite-Grilled Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce – YUM!
Another grilled dish? Our Mesquite-Grilled Summer Vegetables. Plus, our Caprese Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Local Mozzarella Cheese, and a Balsamic Glaze was a perfect addition to this summer-y menu!
Another classic dish? Mary’s Macaroni & Cheese, which is always a star side dish!
Of course, we didn’t stop at the grand buffet. We also hosted a Mashed Potato Bar action station where guests could create over-the-top mashed potatoes. Such a fun way to entertain your guests and a great alternative to the sliders and fries bars that it seems that are everywhere these days. This is definitely a way to make your event unique! Love it.
What a beautiful night and the guests were loving this fun menu!
Isn’t the bride so beautiful? Such a doll! Mary always has such a great connection with our clients and it really shows – especially when Culinary Crafts is there to make their event even more perfect!
We didn’t forget dessert – I know you were wondering… 😉 For this menu, our Fresh Fruit Cobbler action station was PERFECT! We hand scooped Culinary Crafts’ House Made Vanilla Bean Gelato on our cobblers – we served 3, yes 3, different kinds!
Our peach, berry, and apple cobblers were SOOOOO good. You definitely had to have one of each!
Isn’t the station set up pretty too? We love adding simple touches that really add something extra to all of our stations. To tie in the rustic feel of this event, we simply added wood stump slices which added visual interest AND pretty details!
The couple chose to have a Gourmet Popcorn Bar for their favors where guests could choose from 3 flavors – plus they custom made cute little bags for the guests to take home their treats! The bride and groom each chose their own personal favorite and then the third flavor was their combined favorite – so fun! ‘His’ was a Chili Lime popcorn, ‘Hers’ was a Cookies & Cream popcorn, and the ‘Ours’ flavor was the Bacon Bourbon Caramel popcorn (a personal favorite!) YUM!
Last but not least, no ranch wedding would be complete without a S’mores Bar! So, of course, we served this classic take with our House Made marshmallows!
This wedding was so beautiful and we loved the fun menu we were able to create! We hope that this inspires you to create some fun BBQ menus of your own for Memorial Day weekend! Happy planning, everyone!
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.
This warmer weather has the team here at Culinary Crafts jones-ing for summer! So, with that vibe in mind, today we have a STUNNING Red Cliff Ranch wedding to share with you. This romantically rustic wedding was full of beautiful touches – and we aren’t surprised because it was expertly planned and designed by one of our favorite vendor partners, FUSE Weddings & Events! Add in pretty photos from Alixann Loosle Photography and you have a winning combo! Check it out!
What a pretty bridal party! Aren’t those bridesmaid dresses gorgeous?!
And, talk about beauty! How about this lace detail on the bride’s gown?? Plus, didn’t Artisan Bloom create a picture perfect bouquet? LOVE!
One of our favorite parts of Red Cliff Ranch is this meadow with the red cliffs (for which is was named) that tower behind the ceremony site. Such a breathtaking backdrop!
Of course, on this warm summer day, we made sure the guests had a great place to hang out during cocktail hour. We served beverages and hors d’oeuvres that kept the guests mingling and happy until dinner was served.
Pulled Pork Sliders and Prociutto Wrapped Utah Peaches were just a couple of the delicious bites our awesome team butler passed to guests! So yummy!
We also created this AMAZING cheese board with local honey comb! Such a hit!
A simple, yet elegant, place setting was the perfect addition to this romantic table. Plus, we love the added touch of Karli Noel‘s handdrawn calligraphy that let guests know where their seat was!
The couple chose to serve the dinner ‘family-style’ which, as you know, Culinary Crafts loves! We started with Artisan Breads like Black Peppercorn Cheddar, Beer Bread, and Corn Muffins with Utah Sea Salt Crusted Creamery Butters. We also served Roasted Beet Salad with Snuck Farms Fresh Greens, Goat Cheese, Utah Pistachios & Citrus Honey Vinaigrette; Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Olive Oil, Cracked Pepper, and Sea Salt; Mesquite-Grilled Utah Red Trout with Tomato, Basil and Ricotta Risotto; Chicken Paillard with Napa Salad, Daikon, Mango and Mint; and finally Grilled Skirt Steak Cumin-Coriander Mushrooms, and Parsley Sauce. SOOO good!
To follow up that AMAZING dinner, of course we had to create a decadent dessert bar – just like this one!
Chocolate Pot de Creme with Vanilla Whipped Cream and Mason Jar Berry Cobblers with Fresh Whipped Cream? Yes, please!
Plus, House Made Gelato? You bet!
We also made some ‘late-night’ snacks like these Mini Grilled Cheese Bites! The guests LOVED them!
And, you can’t have a ranch wedding without an AMAZING s’mores bar, just like this one! The guests always have so much fun making these treats by the fire!
This was SUCH a fun wedding and we are so grateful to all of the amazing vendors who made this day such a gorgeous one! I hope this inspires you to plan some dreamy ranch weddings, everyone! Happy planning!
Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from our friends at Tag Ranch, and fun side note, this GORGEOUS wedding also happens to grace the glossy pages of Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom Magazine! We LOVED this wedding and are so happy to see it being featured. This venue is amazing and the beautiful pictures from Kristina Curtis Photography seriously took this wedding to the next level. Love it! Thank you so much again to Tag Ranch for sharing and 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’s next! 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 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!