Christopher Curtin of Éclat Chocolate


Courtesy of Éclat Chocolate

When the word "chocolate" is part of someone's official title, you know he has an amazing job. In his deliciously enviable work as Master Chocolatier for Éclat Chocolate, Christopher Curtin has created everything from custom beer-flavored truffles to an 18-tiered wedding cake for the Prince and Princess of Belgium. Here, he chats with us about creative ways to include chocolate in your wedding, the best way to store your treats and what to do if—oops!—you spill any on your white dress. —Kathryn Papanek

Why is chocolate meaningful for special occasions?

Almost everyone loves chocolate. There are few people who don't, so it's something that people can enjoy instantly. And in this economy, people like the affordable luxury. Brides and grooms are rethinking buying little trinkets that guests might just throw away as favors.

What are some fun, unique ways to serve chocolate at a wedding reception?

You can include differently shaped-chocolates...

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