A lovely couple, a unique venue, a delicious menu, and an incredible theme are the ingredients to an absolutely stunning wedding; and Gloria and Ed’s certainly was one to remember. With an enchanting setup the fun started at the Abbey, and danced it’s way over to the Mezz for a dazzling masquerade filled evening. Guests were delighted to find not only their seat, but also a unique mask marking their place; not only was this an exquisite detail, but also one of our favorite wedding favors ever. Gloria and Ed worked with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planner, Sandy George, to design a menu that would represent their personalities and palettes as well as coordinate perfectly with their event theme. Scroll below to see the full menu and photos that will leave you dreaming for more:
Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres
Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese
Roasted Chicken & Smoked Gouda Phyllo
Mint & Rosemary Rubbed Baby Lamb Chops grilled and accompanied by a Dijon dipping sauce
Mediterranean Salad with feta, olives, tomatoes, capers & a champagne vinaigrette
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt
Mediterranean Chicken stuffed with herbed goat cheese and topped with roasted tomato, Kalamata olives, basil and a balsamic jus
Grilled Filet Mignon with a wild mushroom Cabernet-thyme reduction
Fresh Seasonal Vegetables in a lite lemon butter sauce
Garlic & Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
Vegetable Strudel fresh sauteed seasonal vegetables with fontina cheese in a flaky puff pastry served atop puree of asparagus & accompanied by a mushroom risotto
Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Photography: Rhodes Studios photography & video
Videography: Rhodes Studios photography & video
Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Abbey/The Mezz
Event Coordination: Blush by Brandee Gaar
Florist: Carly Ane’s Floral Studio
DJ: Soundwave Entertainment
Cake: Party Flavors
Chairs: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Makeup: Lejeune Artistry
Thank You | UCF Rosen | Undergraduate Thesis Research Project
We love our UCF Rosen students and are always so happy to help when we can! We’re so grateful for the kind words from Diedra and wish her all the best!
“Dear Mr. Dietel,
I just wanted to say a sincere “THANK YOU!” for allowing me to use your linen for my Undergraduate Honors Thesis Research event. Your selfless contribution truly helped to make my event design a success! I’ve attached a few pictures from the event for you to view. I hope you enjoy them.
Wishing you and your team continued success and happiness in the future!
Rosen College of Hospitality Management
University of Central Florida”
Inspiration | Holiday Season | The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!
Can you believe its the holiday season already? Time really does fly when you’re having fun. We’re decking the halls, singing our favorite holiday tunes, and preparing impeccable menus to passionately perfect your next holiday party. Don’t let the holiday stress get to you, our well seasoned Special Event Planners are here to help you every step of the way. It’s our goal to make sure you get to enjoy YOUR party with your guests – after all, the whole reason of celebrating is to have a jolly good time!
If you’re looking for some stunning menus and creations that will knock your stockings off, check out this years Holiday Planning Guide; its been hand-crafted and designed especially for this holiday season and is sure to leave your guests raving for more. With hors d’Oeuvres like our Pear and Almond Brie Turnover, Our Signature Parmesan Crab Dip, Pepper Berry Crusted Lamb Chops with a Crimson Reduction Sauce, and Sesame Ginger Seared Ahi Tuna served with Five-Spiced Wonton Crisps and Wasabi Cream – we have more than a few delicious ways to start off any celebration.
From buffets and plated dinners to chef-attended stations and appetizers, we’ve got you covered! With so many options like our traditional Cranberry Glazed Virginia Ham to our popular red-hot-holiday Mango & Chile-Glazed Spiral Cut Ham, and eight different styles of potatoes, the possibilities are endless to make your holiday party as unique and special as you and your guests.
And a holiday party wouldn’t be complete without delicious desserts like our French Pumpkin Spiced Sponge Cake filled with Cream Cheese Icing, Apple Cranberry Tarte, or Chef Attended Traditional Bananas Foster Flambe Station. We know its hard to pick just one, but don’t worry, you can choose as many as your heart desires!
There are so many ways to add holiday flavor to your home. We’ve paired a few of the spectacular dishes that you can find in our Holiday Planner below along with some of our favorite holiday decor. Happy holiday’s from our family to yours!