January 20, 2016

Gorgeous Tuscan Romance Inspiration Shoot!


We have another STUNNER to show you today!  As you know, Culinary Crafts LOVES inspiration shoots and this one was close to our very own Mary Crafts-Homer's heart.  Inspired by the natural, rustic beauty of Tuscany Mary & Kristina Curtis of Kristina Curtis Photography dreamt up this beauty of a day and it's brimming with gorgeous greens, abundant florals, and, of course, delicious food.  Check it out! TuscanInspCC How amazing is this antique limo?  LOVE IT - And it totally sets the tone for this gorgeous day! TuscanInspCC2 This Villa was the most picturesque location for our shoot.  We love, love, love the natural beauty it boasted. TuscanInspCC3 A well-dressed couple is always a must, in my book.  The beautiful beading of this dress (from Bridal Closet) and the soft navy blue of the suit were a match made in heaven. TuscanInspCC4 Isn't this tablescape dreamy?  I mean, who wouldn't want to relax and catch up with their guests in this intimate, beautiful space??? TuscanInspCC5 Diamond Rental always has the prettiest stuff - and this grey farmhouse table with gold silverware and gold accented tableware was no exception!  Plus, check out that menu from West End Girl.  AH-mazing. TuscanInspCC6 To tie in with the natural flair of this shoot, a single pear was used as a garnish for the place cards.  It was such a great fit for the look we were going for and added a subtle pop of color amidst Calie Rose's BREATHTAKING floral design.  So pretty! TuscanInspCC7 Naturally, Culinary Crafts wanted to start the meal with gorgeous artisan-made breads.  These individual mini loaves were perfect and such a unique element!  Plus, how pretty are the blue glasses mised with the florals at this table?!? TuscanInspCC8 More of the dreamy tablescape.  I seriously am IN LOVE with all of this! TuscanInspCC9 West End Girl did a fantastic job of creating an invitation suite that felt like the perfect addition to this design.  Rustic, refined, and organic, these pieces were amazing.  Plus, look at this couple!  Stunning.  The. End. TuscanInspCC10 Of course, you can't have a Tuscan themed shoot without adding an Italian flair to the food!  A little bit from Mary Crafts-Homer about this: "It was like going home to design the food elements of a serene afternoon outside of Florence where wedding guests would embrace around a table of artisan cheeses, salumi, fruits, and loaves of fresh baked breads....ah, to be in Tuscany again..."  Simply beautiful. TuscanInspCC11 I love the color and beauty in this table.  Such a fun menu! TuscanInspCC12 Last, but certainly not least, this simple yet stunning cake was made by Annie Bee Cakery, and we are in LOVE!  It tied in so well to all of the other elements, and was delicious to boot! Also, for another little extra dreamy inspiration from this day, check out this video from the shoot by Krissi Cook Films (located here)!  Just lovely! Thank you to all of the AMAZING vendors who participated in this inspiration shoot!  It truly was an amazing day and turned out even more beautifully than we could've imagined!  Happy dreaming, everyone! Check out more Salt Lake City, Park City, and Utah County catering at! Photography: Kristina Curtis Photography // Food: Culinary Crafts // Florals: Calie Rose // Venue: The Villa  // Invitations: West End Girl // Cake: Annie Bee Cakery // Dress: Bridal Closet // Hair: Hair Pin Diaries // Makeup: KL Artistry // Video: Krissi Cook Films // Dinnerware & Table: Diamond Rental // Limo: Antique Limo of Utah

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