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!
Lindsay and Danny’s beautiful June Utah wedding at Blue Sky Utah was lovingly captured by the talented Erin Kate. Highlights from their charming wedding included the bride’s stunning Leanne Marshall gown, the vintage cake topper, all of the stump/wood details made but he bride’s grandfather that perfectly added that right touch to the wildflower theme and all the fun with their bridal party both playing cowboy and cowgirl while testing their lasso skills and their afternoon visit to Blue Sky Ranch’s Tavern! The couple had the perfect day, sunny skies and the love of all of their family and friends.
A Little bit of Q&A with the bride, Lindsay:
What your desired feel was for your wedding and why did you select your venue? Blue Sky is an incredible venue – it’s intimate, authentic and naturally stunning.
What was your favorite Mr. & Mrs. moment day of? Probably the first look. It was so special to have that moment of seeing each other for the first time, with just us two in a meadow.
What was your favorite part of your wedding? Dancing the night away!
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!
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!
Today, I am going to show you a new venue that we are LOVING! It’s called Hank’s Place and it’s located in the beautiful Provo Canyon and it is simply stunning! Perfect for an intimate wedding, rustic fête, or even a corporate retreat that is sure to enchant any guest – simply put, this place is AMAZING! Check it out!
Isn’t the outdoor fireplace awesome? We love how great this space is and it truly provides an extra ordinary location that is simply breathtaking!
We made sure our hors d’oeuvres were elegant, but still had a rustic feel to match the feeling of the space – and they were as tasty as they were pretty!
How awesome is this lounge? We love the rentals and the eclectic vibe the furniture created!
We made sure the guests had refreshing beverages too! These Utah Lavender Lemonades were not only fabulous, but we made them with local Sugarhouse Distillery Vodka!
And, of course, to take the event to the level, we roasted a whole pig on the spit – which the guests always get a kick out of!
Isn’t this space, pretty? Such a perfectly, magical evening!
Another, fun station our guests loved was the Fresh Hand-Pulled Mozzarella station, which we then used on our Heirloom Tomato Caprese Salad! Yum!
So, you might be wondering what we did with the pig we were roasting? Well, after it was done, we served it with White Cheddar, Cabbage, and Mustard Slaw topped with Blood Orange Barbecue Sauce and Pickled Onions all on a House Made Cornbread Waffle. So good! Plus, what’s a barbecue without grilled yummy-ness? So, we served Shrimp, Onion, and Sweet Pepper Skewers glazed with Sweet Tomato Jam and Utah Corn on the Cob with Smoked Paprika and Lime Butter – and it was SO delicious!
Our Mustard Slaw was so good! Plus, aren’t these individual mason jars of Mary’s Gnocchi fun? We love this dish!
Lastly, of course we had to served some super, fun desserts! Our Southern Style Shortcake Bar served up Buttermilk Shortcake with Fresh Peaches, Chocolate Shortcakes with Strawberries, and Lemon Shortcake with Berries (and of course all of them had a generous helping of House-Made Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream!) Plus, we just had to have a S’mores bar too!
We love this venue and had so much fun creating such a fun menu for this event! If you are looking for an exceptional venue for a unique wedding or event, this is the place! We loved Hank’s Place and can’t wait to do more magical events here! Happy planning, everyone!