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June 28, 2018

Trend Report: Fête En Blanc 2018

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Today on the blog, I'm excited to FINALLY get to share the amazing Fête en Blanc event (hosted by Utah Bride & Groom Magazine) with you all!  This is THE premier event for the Utah Wedding Industry - and we were SO thrilled to work alongside the team of fantastic vendors to make this epic party seriously epic.  Check it out! The event was hosted at Natural History Museum of Utah and was designed by Mara Marian of Fuse Wedding and Events - who wanted to take the party up a notch.  And, boy did she!  From our very own Mary Crafts-Homer:  "I love the direction that Mara and Fuse Wedding and Events was taking at this year's UBG White Party .  The eclectic color scheme, contemporary venue, the edgy vibe..." Some of the AWESOME event planning team at Culinary Crafts enjoying the bash.  Such a great group of people!!! Isn't this design SOOOO cool???  We loved the variety and style of the rentals from Eclectic Hive.  Such a different look - but one that was perfect at Natural History Museum of Utah!  Plus, such a welcome option for people planning an event with a more unique vibe, don't you think? The florals by Kellie Jackstein of Artisan Bloom were jaw-droppingly beautiful (of course!) and we loved the modern, yet organic touch they added to the decor. Another great element of this event?  All of the eclectic lounge spaces throughout the event.  Each one was unique and beautiful, but they all worked SO well together.  This was such a great way to get people to move through the spaces to see ALL of the details and encourage mixing and mingling - perfect for a networking party! These fuchsia chairs are my favorite!  Such a fun pop amidst a neutral palette.  And speaking of lounge spaces, another note from Mary Crafts-Homer, "All shouted to me for a new approach to the food service at the White Party.  No more food stations with long lines, but create a menu of all passed hors d'oeuevres with the food coming to the guests, not the guests coming to the food.  This night is about networking and from my own past experiences, I knew I hated hunting down the food.  The concept of an all butler-passed menu by waiters in all white uniformsb was a huge success!  I designed a menu of easy to eat, scrumptious, and exciting hors d'oeuvres that were loved by all." We served White Sangria (of course) for our signature cocktail/mocktail.  Such a refreshing, and pretty, drink for the party! There were SO many delicious bites!  First up, Cold Smoked Utah Herb Goat Cheese on a Peeled Cucumber Slice with Micro Greens; Bacon Wrapped Dates with Goat Cheese, and Honey; and Smoked Salmon and Curried Egg on Rye Crostini.  Yum!!! Next, our Shrimp with Gazpacho and Lemon Zest; Skewered Watermelon, Mint, Feta, Balsamic Reduction, Black Salt, and Lime Zest; and Polenta with Pecans and Macerated Apricots.  Beautiful and delicious... Some of our signature summer favorites were also served!  Like our Roasted Mushroom Cap with House-Made Kimchi and Utah Apple Slices with Artisan Cheese, drizzled with Honey. Last but not least, we rounded out the menu with our Sweet Pea Pesto and Roasted Tomato on Bruschetta; Roasted Corn Cake with Spicy Mango Chutney, Cumin Cream, and Cilantro Garnish; and Razored Beef, Caramelized Onion, Golden Raisin Chutney, Gorgonzola Spread Bruchetta.  Mmmm... Isn't this a fun element?  Retro Rentals provided this trailer to house one of the treat/bar areas!  So cool and such a versatile way to add something a bit different to an event! Mary Crafts-Homer thanking the attendees for creating such a fantastic local industry! Such a great night of celebration and networking!!!  Phenomenal experiences happen when the unleashed minds of vendors like these come together to create an unforgettable night of celebration! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at www.culinarycrafts.com! VENDORS - Venue: Natural History Museum of Utah // Catering: Culinary Crafts // Planning & design: Fuse Wedding and Events // Floral design: Artisan Bloom // Esprit Raw Flowers // Photography: Pepper Nix // Videographer: Chris McClain // Entertainment: Dave Bowen Orchestra, TapSnap and Couth Booth // Rentals: Eclectic Hive // Treats: Cakes by Socorro and Retro Rentals // Invitations: Ann Elizabeth Print Studio // Jewelry: Diamonds Direct

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