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Beauty and Her Feast Inspiration Shoot Video!

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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!

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Photographer Heather Nan Photography
Videographer Kale Fitch Films
Catering Culinary Crafts
Wedding Dress Harlow Brides

Friday Instagram of the Week!

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For today’s Instagram of the Week, we have picked an AWESOME capture from one of our GORGEOUS (and amazing!) brides, @fearnofight!  We love it when our couples post fun things like this from their wedding day and it makes everyone at Culinary Crafts feel so happy to have added a special memory like this for our clients – So fun!  Thank you so much for sharing!  And, remember, for your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, remember to tag us at @culinarycrafts or add the hashtag #culinarycrafts to your posts and check back to see who gets picked 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 the awesome Hoopes Events who made wedding magic at our event at Red Cliff Ranch last week!  We love these peeks and the use of citrus in the florals was so fun!!!  Thank you for sharing, Hoopes Events!  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 we pick next week!  Happy weekend everyone!  Enjoy your Labor Day holiday!

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Repost from All Seated: Top 5 Ways To Simplify Your Event

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Check out this AWESOME post from All Seated with tips from our very own Kaleb Crafts!

Kaleb Craft, Chief Sales Officer at Culinary Crafts is here today as a contributor to the AllSeated blog to share the top 5 ways to simplify planning your event. Thanks Kaleb!

Planning a large event can be one of the more stressful experiences of your life! But, it can also be quite enjoyable if you do it the right way. Planning doesn’t depend on your personality as much as it depends on your approach to event planning. Event industry professionals aren’t always passionate about events to begin with.

Often times they begin with a passion for organization and organizational systems, which in turns leads them into the event industry where they get a chance to use those skills to pull off incredible things they get to experience and share with others on a daily basis.

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Here are 5 quick tips the sales team here at Culinary Crafts use to make the process a bit smoother.

Nail down your vision before you jump in.

Contractors won’t start digging a hole, setting footings and pouring foundations the first day a client comes in a says “I want to build a home.” They have blue prints complete, engineered plans finished, building permits in place, and a plan in place to execute from start to finish before they turn the first shovel full of dirt. Stress free event planning starts the same way, you should have a general vision, budget, and concept in place before jumping in. This will prevent doubling back tasks multiple times.

Ask yourself questions like, “What is my overall goal?” or “What feelings do I want my guests to have while at the event?” and “What is the single most important thing to me about the event?”

Make a chronological checklist and itemizing the tasks to be done and prioritize by what makes the most sense to you.

This usually helps paint a road map of what to do. We like to do things in this order, 1) pick a date 2) pick a venue and 3) pick a caterer. Complete your list with as many details as you can think of. Work through your list step-by-step.

Research vendors that fit your style and budget.

Often, people suppose that all event companies are created equal. That is not so. Each company has a niche type of event and demographic they work best with. Most can do many things, but that still doesn’t mean one company is going to be the perfect fit for every situation. I wouldn’t walk into a Ferrari dealership looking for the most fuel-efficient car on the planet.

Similarly, if luxury is the single most important thing to me when it comes to buying a new car, I wouldn’t go to the Hyundai dealership. Consider styles, budgets, and overall healthy working relationships. Do some online research and narrow your vendors choices down to 2 or 3 for each category. Have a short 5-10 minute conversation with each one and see who you feel most comfortable with.

Use your contracted vendors to your advantage.

By now you have picked your first couple of vendors and you feel really good about them. They know their stuff, they are clear experts in their field, and they have oodles of experience creating exactly what you are looking for. Well, use that knowledge and expertise.

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Ask your caterer for recommendations on good florists, bands, and entertainment companies. Ask your AV company what additional services they offer. Often times, these vendors can help ease the stress of all those additional details. In fact, many times, they may be able to be your one stop shop for all things event. They can coordinate your ice sculpture, transportation, linens and everything else.

Bring in additional help.

Some events really are just more than one person can handle. If your event has the high level of detail that is just too overwhelming no matter how you organize, checklist and structure, then find a good event planner or coordinator. Let them know up front how much help you need. Determine if you need someone you can trust with everything and hand over the reins, or if you just need help with a few key tasks.

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Our bonus tip is to remember Rome wasn’t built in a day… don’t try to plan the event of the century in a day. Give yourself plenty of time. Enjoy the process and the smaller details. The best events are about creating memorable experiences and using all 5 senses to do that. Happy Planning!

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Friday Instagram of the Week!

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Today’s Instagram of the Week comes from the fabulous Jack Rose Caravan who we had the pleasure of collaborating with on Salt Lake/Park City Bride & Groom magazine‘s newest issue’s editorial shoot!  Such a great team including lovely photos by Chudleigh Weddings, styling by Saucy and Kitsch, drinks by Jack Rose Caravan, bites by Culinary Crafts, and of course the fabulous Tessa Woolf, editor of SLPC Bride and Groom!  Such a fun shoot and we LOVED how pretty it turned out!!!  For your chance to be next week’s Instagram of the Week, remember to add the hashtag #culinarycrafts or tag us at @culinarycrafts and check back next week to see who’s picked!  Happy weekend, everyone!

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Napkin Round Up

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Weddings are all about details.  From the invitations, to the dress, and everything in between, details are the way that you as a couple can add your personality and style to this very special day.  One of my favorite, and often overlooked, ways to personalize your wedding is with your napkins.  You may be saying, “Huh?  A napkin is a napkin and just there to dab my face after digging in (maybe too enthusiastically) to that scrumptious food I’ve been hoping for since this morning!”  But, yes, napkins can have utility AND style!  Because of this, I’ve rounded up my favorite ways to dress up and showcase your napkins.  Check it out!

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Awesome, right?  A napkin can be another detail that makes your guests stop and say “Wow!”  Remember that details are a fun and excellent way to make your event even more stunning!  Happy planning everyone!

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Photo credits: Row 1 – Yellow Napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Green Napkin via Style Me Pretty; Napkin with Seating Tag by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Peony with White Napkin via All Things Shabby and Beautiful; Row 2 – Pink Rolled Napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Thank You Note & Napkin via Culinary Crafts; Floral Napkin via Confetti Day Dreams; Lavender & Rosemary Sprig in Napkin via Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Row 3 – Blue Napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer; Menu Card Tucked into Napkin via Culinary Crafts; Napkin with Monogram Band via Culinary Crafts; Simple white napkin by Logan Walker, A Pepper Nix Photographer

Always Something New to See On Our Website!

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Did you know that we here at Culinary Crafts are CONSTANTLY adding and updating our galleries with the new things we’ve been bringing to our weddings and events?  From our Decor gallery to the Beverage Gallery and everything in between, we make sure to bring you the pretty and delicious offerings that we love coming up with a serving to our clients!  (Check out the galleries here.)  So, definitely check it out to see the new eye candy we’ve been posting.  You’re going to love it!  Happy surfing everyone!

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Venue Love: Publik Coffee

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We here at Culinary Crafts are always on the look out for new, great venues for events and recently we came across the brand, spankin’ new Publik Coffee space!  Not only do the team at Publik Coffee Roasters brew a fine cup of coffee (and chai… and tea… and hot chocolate… and mint limeade…) but they also serve up a fine selection of gourmet toast, pastries, and muffins.  Oh ya, AND they have an incredible space for rent there too!  We were so bowled over by the space and the possibilities, that we couldn’t wait to share it with everyone!  Check it out!

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Publik Coffee Roasters has its main space on 975 W. West Temple in downtown Salt Lake City, but if you are in the Park City area, they also serve up drinks and edibles at their second location in the Kimball Art Center.  (Plus another location is in the works in the Avenues!)  One of the many great things about Publik?  They do their best to embody their philosophy of “Planet over Profit” and strive to salvage, reclaim, and be green just as much as possible.  Plus, they use solar panels for power AND their buildings are LEED certified to boot!  A company after our heart, I tell you!

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Yummmm….  Delicious toast offerings and a fine beverage that is beautiful to boot.  What more could you ask for?

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This is the fabulous conference room that you can reserve for use (they have rates by the hour), as well as the gorgeous space that Publik Coffee Roasters uses for its day to day cafe operations.  How great is the industrial feel and the use of the reclaimed wood?  LOVE.

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Now we get to the main event (space)!  This fabulous (and large) space is SOOOO cool!  We love the industrial vibe, the exposed brick walls, and the reclaimed wood accents.  Perfect for the non-traditional bride or a fabulous corporate event.  The potential uses are just phenomenal!

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We cannot WAIT to do our first event there!  And thank you so much to the Publik Coffee team for giving Salt Lake another fabulous event space!  So awesome and we think it’ll be AMAZING!  Go grab some coffee and toast there next time you are in Salt Lake or Park City, and take a look around.  You’ll love it!  Happy exploring, everyone!

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Announcing Destination Bridal Appointments at Alta MODA!

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Well, we know that the vendors here in Utah are AMAZING, but we are constantly thrilled to see the new and innovative things our local industry experts come up with – and our friends at Alta MODA are no exception!  We are ecstatic to announce Destination Appointments from Alta MODA!  This is a service for those brides who LOVE what this exquisite bridal shop has to offer, but may not live in Salt Lake City.  This is ESPECIALLY great for all of those gals searching for a modest dress and may not have a local source with a staff as experienced in these types of alterations and build-ups, but it’s also just a great option for ANY bride who just wants a personalized, high-end experience with the crème de la crème of gown selection.  And, in true extraordinary fashion, this is no routine appointment, but an experience!  Their destination appointments will include:

  • Airport pick-up
  • A post-flight refreshment pack. Your choice: sweet or savory
  • Tailored appointments based on consultation calls and emails with you
  • Connecting you with the stylist that best suits your style and knows everything about your needs
  • Complimentary ground shipping of your gown to your home should you not wish to travel back for alterations

We love this new service that we can offer to our out-of-town brides!  And, kudos to you, Alta MODA, for this genius inspiration!  Happy traveling, everyone!

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