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A Simple Country Wedding at Canyon Crest Lodge

Casey & Craig  |  June 14th  |  Canyon Crest Lodge, Pagosa Springs, CO

From the bride: We have a very basic and simple lifestyle so we wanted our wedding to reflect that. We also wanted the natural scenery of Colorado to be our décor!

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My advice: Do as little as possible and hire people to do everything! TRUST ME.

Simple Country Wedding at Canyon Crest Lodge - Pagosa Springs Colorado

Casey’s RECOMMENDED VENDORS

Venue & Caterer: CANYON CREST LODGE {more info} because it’s beautiful, quiet, and has spectacular views. The food was amazing. Valerie made sure everything happened on time and flowed as it should. She is what made our wedding such a wonderful day.

Photographer: GregRon Photography  //  Bride’s Gown: David’s Bridal because they have the most selection for all sorts of budgets!

Honeymoon Location: Punta Cana in Dominican Republic

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Vendor Spotlight: Meet Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts

Q & A with Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts, Durango Colorado

We’d like to introduce, Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts.  A professionally trained pastry chef and baker, Jocelyn has worked at several amazing resorts across Canada. She’s been a chef on an exclusive dive boat in Australia and baked for the movie industry providing pastries on the set of  “Shanghai Noon”, “Night at the Museum” (1 and 2), “Hot Tub Time Machine”, “Frankie and Alice”, “Twilight New Moon” and “Twilight Eclipse”, how cool is that. We are so excited that Jocelyn now calls Durango home and has brought her secret recipe Bible with her.

Q & A with Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts, Durango Colorado

Q&A with Jocelyn Skill:

What inspired you to be become a pastry chef? I have always loved to bake and started at a very early age. It was just something in my soul telling me that was the career path I should follow.

Where do you find your creativity? The variety of products and tools that are available now really helps keep things fresh and creative. I spend quite a bit of time outdoors, so nature plays a huge roll.

What’s your favorite dessert trend?  Single double barrel tier cutting cake and dessert tables. I’ve done quite a few of these this summer. It’s a great way to highlight many types of individual desserts, which is an ongoing trend.

What’s your favorite dessert? I would say crème brulee because there are so many flavor combinations that can elevate this timeless classic.

What’s the one dessert you enjoy eating? Really good warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream.

Q & A with Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts, Durango Colorado

What’s the one pastry item you’ve spent the most time perfecting?  Scones of all things. I love them!

Do you have a secret recipe you’ll never part with? My granola recipe.

As a pastry chef, how do you not gain 20 pounds a week?  A lot of nervous energy! Lol. I have to watch what I eat to offset all the sweets and I workout every day.

What are you doing when you’re not baking? I try to get outside as much as possible. I love Durango and the Four Corners. I eat a lot of cake and desserts so I bike, hike and run as much possible.

Do you have a storefront? Not yet, but I do have a by-appointment tasting room located at 3701 North Main Avenue, Durango.

Q & A with Jocelyn Skill of Skillfully Decadent Desserts, Durango Colorado

From simple to decadent wedding cakes to custom desserts and favors, Jocelyn would love to create amazing sweets for your wedding day!  Give her a call.

 Jocelyn Skill, Skillfully Decadent Desserts
(970) 946-1622  |   chef@skillfullydecadent.comwebsite  | more info

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Durango Wedding Expo: T-4 Months!

SAVE THE DATE!  From locations and photographers to music and dessert, we’ve selected Durango’s finest wedding professionals. We’ve also partnered with Durango Party Rental to bring you a jaw dropping décor extravaganza. The 2015 show will be like no other!  Tickets will be available soon, in the meantime, join the event page on Facebook.

2015 Durango Wedding Expo - Durango's #1 Bridal Show

Exhibitor info: We are accepting a limited number of applications for placement on the wait list.  Call 970.882.3049 or email debbie@durangoweddingsmagazine.com

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