We’re so proud to have participated in the 4th annual I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl. One of the things we cherish most about this event is that it isn’t your usual wedding show where you are bombarded by vendors and booths filled with sheets & diagrams. Instead you get the opportunity to visit eight of Downtown Orlando’s well-established venues in a wedding showcase that includes delicious catering, exotic honeymoon destinations, photographers & videographers, reliable transportation, glorious flowers, dramatic music, and anything else you could dream up for your wedding! As the name suggests, you start at one venue and work your way around downtown; whether it be by foot or by the Redi Pedi Cab company who so generously sponsored their services for the day.
This was our fourth year participating in this extravagant event, and each year we transform The Ballroom at Church Street with a fresh new theme. This year we went bold with orange and purple hues. The Ballroom truly looked stunning, dressed with linens from BBJ Linen and event furniture from AFR Event furnishings that complimented each other so well it was the perfect fusion. We had two florists team up, Fairbanks Florists and Lee Forrest Designs who are truly an incredible duo. Together they created exquisite arrangements full of life and detail, from the rich and earthy succulents for the farm fresh table to the dramatic draping of roses for the gorgeous ceremony site designed by Occasions by Shangri-la. Guests were moving to the beats provided by Atomic Entertainment and Junction 88 Productions on the dance floor by Letz Dance On It- talk about the perfect trio! But the fun didn’t stop there. Guests were able to gather advice from some of the industry’s finest event professionals such as Sharon from Good Life Travel & Events- a Sandals and Caribbean honeymoon expert, as well as Imprint Cinema, Simpliche, The Sugar Suite, Sweet Maralyn’s Chocolates, A Chair Affair, Michele Butler Events and Nicole Squared.
Of course we wouldn’t let this show go on without delightful bites! Our well-seasoned service staff butler-passed champagne and a delicious assortment of hors d’oeurves including our Fire Roasted Humus Cornet, Smoked Chicken Cornet, Ahi Tuna on a Lotus Chip, Italian Summer Wrap, and Bacon Wrapped Potato Tot. We debuted our new flatbreads including the Buffalo Chicken & Bleu and Brocolini Tartine. Did we mention we also had our famous Seared Scallop on Corn Relish Chef Action Station and Chicken Roulade & Orzo Chef Action Station? It was quite the delicious affair! Scroll below to see some of the images captured by Art Faulkner photography along with a list of the amazing vendors who participated:
Butler Passed Hor d’Oeurves
Caprese Summer Roll napa cabbage, fire roasted tomato, pesto and fresh mozzarella rolled in rice paper with a balsamic reduction drizzle
Bacon-Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and a chive
Ahi Tuna with mango salsa, a pomegranate seed and served on a lotus root chip
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Cornet with tzatziki in a savory cornet
Smoked Chicken & Caramelized Onion Cornet with red onion crème fraîche in a savory cornet
Cuban Cigar spring roll with roasted pork, pickle and ham bites with mayo-mustard dip
Chef Attended Action Stations
Seared Scallop on Corn Relish fresh corn, diced jalapeno, tomato, avocado, lime juice, radish sticks with jalapeno chip and cilantro oil
Chicken Caprese Roulade served on herbed orzo with fried basil leaf
Tartine Station fresh baked open-faced bread topped with the following: Shredded Buffalo celery & blue cheese smear and topped with a crumbled Gorgonzola; Brocollini and Proscuito toasted pine nuts, creamy ricotta & asiago cheese, and a wild mushroom sautee with scallions, thyme and herb cream cheese
Goat Cheese Pear Flatbread roasted pears, candied pecans and apricot fig jam
Thank you to all of the extraordinary professionals who participated:
Venue | The Ballroom at Church Street
Catering | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Chiavari Chairs | A Chair Affair
Event Furniture Rental | AFR Event Furnishings
Photography | Art Faulkner Photography
DJ | Atomic Entertainment
Linen | BBJ Linen
Jewelery | Designs By Sandi
Florist | Fairbanks Florists
Honeymoon & Travel Agent | Good Life Travel & Events
Videography| Imprint Cinema
DJ & Lighting | Junction 88 Productions
Florists | Lee Forrest Design
Dance Floor | Letz Dance On It
Wedding Planner | Michele Butler Events
Wedding Planner | Nicole Squared
Design & Decor | Occasions by Shangri-la
Photobooth | Photobooth Rocks
Calligraphy | Pretty in Print/ Simpliche
Artisan Chocolate | Sweet Maralyn’s Chocolates
Cake | The Sugar Suite
Real Events | AFR's History in the Making | The History Center
We love partyin’ with the Best! Last month, Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had the opportunity to take part in AFR Furniture Rental’s Annual Showcase, “History in the Making,” at the Orange County Regional History Center.
Each year, this stylin’ shindig transforms a popular venue with over-the-top event furniture and décor, and of course themed cuisine and drinks. We were honored to be a featured caterer and take part in the fun!
The History Center was completely decked out from the third floor courtroom to the Heritage Square Courtyard, and AFR’s latest and greatest created a unique theme in each space. Heritage Square and the first floor atrium rocked red carpet glamour, while the second floor was a time machine to the 80’s. And Puff ‘n Stuff Catering hosted guests in the third floor’s “Roaring 20’s” Courtroom, giving our team a chance to show off their flapper style! Guests enjoyed elegant Tuna ‘Tini’s as they were transported back to our 1920’s speak-easy, and we loved every moment of it too.
Thank you to AFR and all of the other participating vendors who made this a night to remember. We can’t wait to see what they’ll cook up next year!
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Sandy George
Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films
Furniture: AFR Furniture Rental
Photography: Carrie Wildes Photography