You know, all of us here at Culinary Crafts think Utah is a great place to live. We have BEAUTIFUL surroundings, GREAT people, and some of the most AMAZING weddings anywhere! Plus, there's an added bonus in July. It isn't just time for one fireworks-filled celebration, the 4th of July, but we get to have a second festive holiday celebration for Pioneer Day! Well, we want to inspire you to bring a extra level of awesome to any Pioneer Day events you might be hosting this weekend by showcasing this stunning wedding - with a twist of festive, patriotic flair!
Firstly, remember what I was saying about Utah's beautiful surroundings? Well, Aspen Meadows is breathtaking! It was such a lovely place to host this 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 already present 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 summer), we just had to have a S'mores Bar complete with Hershey's Chocolate, Graham Crackers, and Culinary Crafts Signature House Made Marshmallows! The guests LOVED this!
And, lastly, the bride and groom selected 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 wedding with a patriotic twist!
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! Happy planning, everyone!
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