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Real Weddings | Jenna + Tyrell | The Ballroom at Churchstreet
March 27, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring another beautiful wedding at The Ballroom at Church Street; the celebration of Jenna and Tyrell!  Their elegant palette of pink orchids and roses were perfectly accented by venue’s stained-glass windows, delicate chandeliers and flecks of gold.

One of our favorite things about this wedding was the joy and excitement that Jenna and Tyrell’s friends and family brought to their special day. The couple’s celebration began with guests mingling in the Ballroom’s atrium while sampling appetizing bites including coconut chicken brochettes, gourmet Polynesian meatballs, stuffed mushroom caps, and crowd pleasers – bacon-wrapped potato tots and the chicken in the egg. Guests were ecstatic to enter the grand ballroom, toast the newly wedded couple, and continue on with the celebration! The bride comes from a large, closely-knit family, and the toast given by Jenna’s sister was so moving, Sandy George, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, said it was the best speech she’s ever heard. It truly was a spectacular night filled with fun dancing, outstanding food, great people, and a happy couple. We’re so honored to have shared in Jenna and Tyrell’s special day!

 

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet.

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet

Jenna + Tyrell Wedding at The Ballroom on Churchstreet.

 

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Coconut Chicken  Brochettes with tropical salsa

Gourmet Polynesian Meatballs in a Polynesian sweet ‘n sour sauce

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream & chives

Baked Stuffed Mushroom Caps filled with spinach & feta

Chicken in the Egg deviled eggs filled with spicy southern fried chicken

 

Displayed Hors d’Oeuvres

Imported & Domestic Cheese Display with crisp gourmet crackers & fresh fruits

 

Plated Dinner

Signature Fresh Garden Salad with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, house-made Parmesan croutons and our house champagne vinaigrette 

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads 

Grilled Fillet Mignon with a wild mushroom Cabernet-thyme reduction

Twice Baked Garlic Smashed Potatoes with cheddar cheese

Chef’s Choice of Fresh Seasonal Vegetables with Italian herbs & butter

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Chicken Piccata with garlic lemon-caper sauce

Saffron Rice with Orzo Pasta, red pepper & onion herb coulis

Fresh Green Beans with red pepper ribbons

 

Event Credits:

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Sandy George
Photography: Sandra Johnson Photography
Cake: The Sugar Suite
DJ: White Rose Entertainment
Florist: Colonial Florist



Trends | Wedding Shoes | The Perfect Pair
March 13, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

The plain and simple white heel that’s been around for ages is finally stepping back. Walking the bride down the aisle is an important job requiring style, and lots of it! So in with the hot pops of color, philanthropy, words of love, and elegant additions!

Pops of Color
Colored shoes have made a grand entrance into many weddings from bright colors to mix-and-matching bright colors. Not only do bold heels add an element of fun, they give you a good reason to show off your dancing shoes!

Shoes with a Purpose
Another trend we’re seeing is shoes that give back. With all the money spent on weddings, it’s great to know that the shoes you’re wearing not only look amazing, but are also helping someone else in need. One of our favorite companies is TOMS Shoes. For every pair of shoes purchased TOMS matches a pair of shoes for a child in need.

Words of Love
It’s all about the details from head to toe… including the bottom of those beloved wedding shoes! From appliques and stickers to writing a sweet note to remember, Brides & Grooms are finding clever ways to share their words of love, special dates and of course the ever famous “I DO.”

Elegant Additions
You’re wedding shoes should be as unique as you are. From pearls and embellishments to flowers and glitter, there are so many fun ways to dress your feet. Whether you’re going for classy, elegant or trendy, the possibilities are endless with these pretty little additions. Look below to see some of our favorite wedding shoes!

Pops of Color

Wedding shoes

 

Shoes with a Purpose

Wedding shoes

 

Words of Love

Wedding Shoes

 

Elegant Additions

Wedding Shoes

Collage 1:

Top Left: My Glass Slipper
Top Right: Cherry Tree Lane
Bottom Left: Etsy
Bottom Right: Bridal Buds

Collage 2:

TOMS Wedding Collection

Collage 3:

Top Left: Zank You
Top Right: Contemporary Bride
Bottom Left: Zank You
Bottom Center: Zank You
Bottom Right: Etsy

Collage 4:

Top Left: Etsy
Top Right: You & You’re Wedding
Bottom Left: Pinterest
Bottom Center: Pinterest
Bottom Right: Net-a-Porter



Real Weddings | Michelle + Patrick | The Ballroom at Church Street
March 6, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring Michelle and Patrick’s New Year’s Eve wedding held at The Ballroom at Church Street, and we can’t stop raving about this wedding!  Their gold and red decor dressed The Ballroom to it’s finest and the subtle “ball drop” theme brought all of the elements of this night together. From the elegantly hung centerpieces of crystals and rose balls to the trays of champagne & sparkling cider, every detail was executed to perfection.

In true Puff fashion, Michelle and Patrick worked with Special Event Planner Heidi Brice to design a custom menu that perfectly complemented their personal tastes, style and the glamorous occasion. The evening began a breathtaking candlelit ceremony, high on the Ballroom’s atrium steps. With the antique stained glass windows as a backdrop, the mahogany chairs and romantic florals popped! The festivities started off with delicious butler passed hors d’oeuvres such as mini turkey & cranberry wellingtons, purple potato cubes, and Parmesan spoons to tease their taste buds. Dinner service followed with an elegant three-course meal featuring a selection of perfectly paired wines. The celebration hit a sweet note with a 2012 Balloon au Chocolat dessert station presenting a unique dessert that doubles as entertainment; check out the video below to see this exciting dessert in action. And as the ball dropped at midnight, a larger-than-life screen displayed the Times Square festivities while guests enjoyed late night snacks and a confetti cannon sounded to ring in 2012. We can’t think of a more perfect way to start the new year!

 

Michelle & Patrick Wedding at The Ballroom Church Street

Wedding at The Ballroom Church Street

Michelle & Patrick Wedding at The Ballroom Church Street

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Champagne & Sparkling Cider

Purple Potato Cubes Peruvian purple potatoes filled with figs & cashews

Miniature Turkey & Cranberry Wellingtons

Parmesan  Spoons with savory cheesecake, fig preserve & roasted Vidalia onion

 

Course I served with Le Crema Chardonnay

Truffled Calabaza Soup with cinnamon, sour cream, & toasted pepitas, presented in a acorn squash bowl and garnished with baby greens and a champagne vinaigrette

Freshly Baked Artisan Breads each basket featured a “2012” logo on a sourdough loaf with whipped butter, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic & finishing salt

 

Course II served with Le Crema Pinot Noir

Chicken Caprese Tower Souse-Vide marinated chicken breast on an eggplant crouton with tomato ragout & basil chiffonade topped with fried basil

Piped Garlic Mash with fried potato wafers & crispy arugula

Fire Roasted Vegetables

 

Course III

Espresso Braised Short Ribs

Mascarpone Grits garnished with fried leeks

 

Chef-Attended Dessert Stations

Balloon au Chocolat white chocolate dome covering a flourless raspberry, caramel and chocolate torte with a festive 2012 garnish

Wedding Cake carrot, lemon with raspberry & red velvet provided by Bake Me a Cake

Cream Puffs

Cupcakes

 

Late Night Snacks

Truffle Fried Cones with Burger Slider served with tomato & mustard

Grilled Chicken Caprese topped with fresh mozzarella, sliced tomatoes, basil cream sauce & basil chiffonade

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Fire Roasted Vegetable Display

 

Event Credits:

Venue: The Ballroom at Church Street
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Heidi Brice
Photographer: Caroline Johnson Photography
Wedding Planner: Weddings Unique, Heather Snively
Cake: Bake Me a Cake
Floral: Raining Roses
Lighting: American Audio Visual
Linen: Connie Douglin
Pianist: Concert Pianist- Jane Moore
Reception Band: LoganMania
Videographer: Cinemedia





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