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Real Events | Erin + Matt | Orlando Science Center
October 23, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we’re sharing a wedding that’s very dear to our hearts, a wedding between our very own Erin and Matt. From such a dynamic duo we expected a grand celebration to remember, and they didn’t let us down! We can’t just tell you the theme without sharing the charming story behind it. Every year Erin and Matt have hosted a Food & Wine themed party and its become something that they and their friends look forward to – so this year they threw a Food & Wine party to go down in history & the hearts of all who attended.

With an eye for design, Erin designed & created much of their wedding materials such as invitations, menus, and even the delicate place mat you can see below. Working with Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Senior Special Event Planner, Heidi Brice, they choose action stations well suited to their theme. Each station was paired perfectly with either a wine or specialty drink. This sweet affair had a dessert table that dazzled all from their beautiful and delicious Amaretto Wedding Cake from The Sugar Suite, to mini Yum Yum Cupcakes, mini doughnut holes, and iced vanilla lattes shots.

Picking out our favorite moments from this night is near impossible, this really was a stunning celebration that we will gladly share and remember forever. Take a look below and see for yourself why Erin + Matt will always have a place in our hearts:

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Food & Wine Festival Themed Wedding

Erin + Matt | Puff 'n Stuff Catering | Orlando Science Center | Epcot Themed Wedding

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Specialty Cocktail Tequila Sunrise

Bacon Wrapped Potato Tot with sour cream and a chive

Butternut Squash & Cranberry Tartlet with melted brie cheese

Citrus Grilled Shrimp with a sunset margarita pipette


Hors d’Oeuvres Display

Artisanal Cheese Presentation hand-picked and displayed on a wooden cart including Bleu, Black wax Cheddar, Smoked Gouda and Gloucaster Walnut cheese complimented by dried fruits, nuts, breads, and crackers

Italy Station

Wine Pairing Paladin Pino Grigio Delle Venezie 2010

Chef Attended Pasta Station featuring two signature creations:

Goat Cheese Roasted Red Pepper & Corn Ravioli in roasted red pepper coulis

Penne with Black Olives, Spicy Sausage & Garlic Marinara with shaved parmesan on the side and tossed in Grada Padana Cheese wheels

Asian Station

Featured Drink Asian Pear Mojito

Asian Trio Plate with edemame, inside out California rolls, and shrimp summer rolls presented through our Bento Box

Noodle Salad with mushrooms, scallions, enoki mushrooms, and ginger in a white pagoda box

Seared Tuna & Pineapple Cube with soy ponzo ginger mouse

Spain Station

Wine Pairing Piedmonte Tempranillo- Garnacha 2009

Chimichurri Marinated Flank Steak with sauce Vierge

“Mashed Your Way” Chive & Roasted Garlic Potatoes

Sweet Plantains

Greece Station

Featured Drink Mythos beer

Greek Marinated Chicken Kabob

Mint & Rosemary Lamb Kabobs grilled lamb tenderloin accompanied by Dijon mint demi with a white wine dipping sauce

Herbed CousCous finished with feta, pine nuts, and tomato

Desserts

Amaretto Wedding Cake with cherry filling and cream cheese frosting

Assorted Mini Yum Yum Cupcakes

Mini Donut Holes with chocolate, caramel, and raspberry sauces

Iced Vanilla Latte Shots housemade vanilla iced latte served in shot glasses and garnished with whipped cream

Event Credits

Venue: The Orlando Science Center
Photographer: Scott Watt Photography
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Heidi Brice
Day of Coordinator: Good Life Travel and Events
Wedding Cake: The Sugar Suite
Cup Cakes: Yum Yum Cupcake Truck
Entertainment: Dueling Pianos, Rob Volpe
DJ & Lighting : Our DJ Rocks
Floral Design: Lauren Balden



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



Real Weddings | Connie + CJ | The Orlando Science Center
February 14, 2012 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Today we are featuring Connie and CJ’s gorgeous wedding held at The Orlando Science Center. With Spectacular food, a beautiful venue, and all of their friends and family to share their special day – Connie and CJ had all of the elements needed to make for a perfect night.

From their beautiful ceremony at Lake Formosa to their lively reception in the Orlando Science Center, the entire affair was a fun and romantic reflection of their love together. We especially love the unique ways that the couple incorporated CJ’s Filipino culture into their grand celebration. Following the ceremony, the night’s entertainment started out on an exciting note with authentic Philippine dances; the performers had the entire Dino Digs room in applause! As the night progressed, guests enjoyed making the rounds to each of the Chef Bars, and live entertainment had every one on the dance floor. When the cake cutting was announced, everyone gathered around to admire the exquisite cake featuring traditional Kanji symbols and a barong pattern. To compliment the cake, delicious desserts were butler-passed and the coffee bar was opened to toast the night. Congratulations to Connie and CJ, and thank you for letting us join in your celebration!

Connie + CJ Weddings The Orlando Science Center

Connie + CJ Weddings The Orlando Science Center

Connie + CJ Weddings The Orlando Science Center

 

Hors d’Oeuvres

Chef Paul’s Signature Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Shooter

Butternut Squash Bisque Shooter

Oysters on the Half Shell

Artisanal Cheese Presentation hand-picked seasonal cheese assortments from small independent farms complimented by dried fruits, nuts, house made jams, honeycomb, breads, & crackers

 

Chef Bars

Couscous Bar

Sweet Cranberries, figs, slivered almonds, fresh mint, fresh parsley, & apple fig vinaigrette

Savory Olives, feta cheese, radishes, tomatoes, fresh oregano, & champagne vinaigrette

Crispy Bread

Pepper Berry Crusted Lamb Chops

Pepper Berry Crusted Lamb Chops with cracked pepper, bleu cheese & scallion polenta cake with a crimson reduction sauce & topped with micro shiso

Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs

Maple Bourbon Glazed Short Ribs atop a sunchoke & parsnip puree and topped with a thyme au jus & braised leeks

Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi

Pan-Seared Mahi Mahi with cauliflower puree & lemon jam and accompanied by tuxedo orzo

Butler-Passed Mini Plates

Wild Mushroom Confit Crepe atop truffle lentils & served with grain mustard vinaigrette

Butler-Passed Desserts

Candied Ginger Dark Chocolate Truffle with a Kahlua pipette

Spiked Apple Bon Bon with a Hazelnut Croquant served with a Frangelica pipette

Fresh Biscotti almond biscotti, pistachio biscotti & chocolate biscotti

Event Credits:
Venue: The Orlando Science Center
Catering: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Heidi Brice
Photography: Photography by Greg
Cake: The Sugar Suite
Florist: Fairbanks Florist





Real Weddings | Brittany + Brett | Private Estate
September 6, 2011 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

Summer lovin’ and having a blast! Today’s featured wedding by An Affair To Remember really shows how a true summer wedding should be thrown. Beginning their big day at the beautiful Ritz Carlton, the couple wed and held an elegant cocktail hour at the luxury resort. The party then relocated to the bride’s parent’s home for a fairytale reception!

As guests arrived, they were greeted happily by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering staff with butler-passed beverage service and our delicious Red Pepper Hummus and Hand-Smashed Avocado Dip with freshly baked artisan bread and pita chips for dipping. Once guests settled in, a live band, Powerhouse, took the stage and got the party going! The dance floor filled, and then the crowd cleared to spy the cute couple as they had their first dance under the exquisite orchid and crystal chandelier by Raining Roses. After dancing up a storm, friends and family lined up for the feast Puff ‘n Stuff Catering had prepared for them. Four Dual Chef Attended Stations were set, displaying our culinary creations freshly cooked right before the guests eyes.

Dessert featured their beautiful wedding cake created by The Sugar Suite, along with Bananas Foster Flambe and “Create Your Own Sundae” stations, provided by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering. To conclude the evening, a stunning fireworks show choreographed to music lit up the night sky as guests were served cheesecake lollipops, and cookies and milk shots. A perfect way to end such a beautiful night! Read on to see the tasty menu, photos by Brian Adams PhotoGraphics, and a video highlight from Tampa Wonderworks Films.

Brittany & Brett @Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Brittany & Brett Wedding @Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Brittany + Brett Wedding Catering

Private Estate wedding

Private Estate Wedding Catering

Private Estate wedding

Brittany {and} Brett // Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes from Tampa Wonderworks Films on Vimeo.

Hors d’Oeuvres

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus with herbed pita chips

Freshly Baked Lavush & Artisan Breads with whipped butter, e.v.o.o., aged balsamic & finishing salt

Hand Smashed Avocado with onion, crushed garlic and lime

Station 1

Grilled Romaine Spring Mixed Greens

grilled hearts of romaine offered with a selection of toppings including shaved cantaloupe, julienne prosciutto, beets, diced tomato, red onion and a red wine vinaigrette; cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, croutons, candied walnuts, bleu cheese, cheddar cheese, goat cheese, and a variety of dressings including red wine vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette and house made ranch

Station 2

Specialty Pasta

featuring three pasta dishes garnish with fried basil, served from Grana Padano chese wheels with freshly shredded parmesan and Romano cheeses on the side

1. Corn, Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Stuffed Ravioli finished in a pink vodka sauce (a la Timpano Restaurant)

2. Olives, Artichoke Hearts, Caramelized Onions with Pipette Pasta in house marinara

3. Mushrooms, Sun-Dried Tomato and Pine Nuts with Carbonara sauce, gemelli

Station 3

Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Barbecue Glaze

served atop mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, garnished with frizzled shallots

Station 4

Carved Bourbon Glazed Virginia Ham with stone fruit chutney and spiced honey mustard

Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi with blood orange reduction

Gruyère Potato Gratin

Honey-Glazed Baby Carrots

Dessert

Bananas Foster Flambe with house made vanilla bean ice cream and cinnamon crisp

“Ice Cream, You Scream” Social

create your own sundaes with vanilla ice cream offered with a variety of toppings, sauces and fruits including caramel, chocolate hot fudge, candy sprinkles, chocolate chips, fresh sliced banana, strawberries, pineapple, whipped cream and chopped nuts

Assorted Gourmet Cheesecake Lollipops house made traditional cheesecake in fresh dipped milk chocolate, and peanut butter cheesecake in milk chocolate

Petite Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies served with a cold shot of milk

Late Night Snacks

Mini Cheeseburgers

Mini Pulled Pork Sliders

Mini Grilled Cheeses

Event Credits

Caterer: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, Special Event Planner Heidi Brice

Photographer: Brian Adams PhotoGraphics

Wedding Coordinator: An Affair To Remember

Cake: The Sugar Suite

Ceremony Venue: Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes

Musician: Strings and Things

Cinematographer: Tampa Wonderworks Films

DJ: Power DJ – Steve

Band: Powerhouse

Florist: Raining Roses

Transportation: Star Transportation

Rentals: Kirby Rentals

Chair Rentals: Panache

Lighting: Kalidescope

Hair and Make up: LeJeune Artistry

Valet: Valet Today!

Restrooms: Anderson Rentals

Ice Bar: Ice Pro

Fireworks: Fireworks by Santore



Vegan Wedding at Orlando Science Center
March 2, 2010 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments


The best part about what I do is work with new people everyday, and help them plan one of the most exciting days of their lives. I find it even more interesting when I am approached by a couple that wants to plan something different, a step out of the box. Celeste and Jason where very up front when they first met me. They were quick to tell me they were Geeky, and had specific ideas about their reception. Of course, the food was our largest discussion, they were vegan and wanted their guests to all learn more about vegan food.

My main concern was making sure the guests that were used to eating meat would be not only comfortable with the food – but thrilled! So after discussing with our Chefs and finding out some of Celeste and Jason’s favorite foods, this is what we came up with:

Butler Passed Hors d’Oeuvres

Avocado Sushi & Asparagus Rolls

Sweet Potato Fries


Eggplant & Roasted Pepper Tapenade
on grilled Tuscan rounds

Dinner Buffet

Field Greens Salad

Fruits of the Season

Oak Grilled Vegetable Display

Crispy Breaded Eggplant
with garlic and basil marinara

Stuffed Portabello
with spinach, chopped onion and mushrooms


Penne Aglio e Olio
e.v.o.o., whole roasted garlic cloves, sun-dried tomatoes and broccolini


Yukon Gold & Parsnip Mashed Potatoes
topped with sage


Fresh Green Beans Almondine


Thanks Celeste and Jason for choosing us to help you create such a fantastic event for your family and friends! Celeste wrote a blog about the wedding as well. Read her blog here.

Heidi Brice, Senior Special Event Planner
407.398.6301 | heidi@puffnstuff.com

 






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