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
Real Weddings | Brittany + Brett | Private Estate
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.
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
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
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
Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Barbecue Glaze
served atop mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, garnished with frizzled shallots
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
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 Pulled Pork Sliders
Mini Grilled Cheeses
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
Florist: Raining Roses
Transportation: Star Transportation
Rentals: Kirby Rentals
Chair Rentals: Panache
Hair and Make up: LeJeune Artistry
Valet: Valet Today!
Restrooms: Anderson Rentals
Ice Bar: Ice Pro
Fireworks: Fireworks by Santore
A Mad Men Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Postcard Inn
Here is a little ’60s infused inspiration for your Tuesday! We had fabulous opportunity to partner with Divine Light Photography and several other Tampa/St. Pete wedding pros to create this retro Mad Men inspired wedding at the Postcard Inn on St. Pete Beach.
Already featured on Style Me Pretty, this fanciful day will hopefully get your creative juices going and take you back to a cooler era. Check out the gorgeous images and video from the shoot, and read on for the details on our throwback comfort foods and clever treats.
Starting Off Right
grape tomatos, fresh mozzarella balls, Kalamata olives, and artichoke hearts skewered ’60s style and served with aioli dip
Mini Monte Cristos “On the Rocks”
a classic indulgence served in a small rocks glass with layers of organic berry preserves and white powdered sugar
The Chicken & The Egg
even more sinful than mom’s deviled eggs and filled with spicy southern fried chicken
Smokin’ Dessert Cigars
classic crêpes rolled tightly, filled with chocolate mousse, dipped in chocolate and decorated to look like smoldering cigars
Mom’s Classics with a Twist
Classic Shrimp Cocktail
Chilled Small Shrimp served with cocktail sauce in a mini martini
Porthole Caesar Salad
fresh lettuce tossed with shaved parmesan cheese, an Asiago tuile and a classic Caesar dressing and tucked into a large crouton
Personal Beef Wellingtons
a retro entertaining staple stuffed with mushroom duxelles, wrapped in a puff pastry and served with Madeira wine sauce
garlic smashed potatoes swirled and lightly browned
Green Bean Casserole
the original recipe served in a mini casserole dish
Thank you to the amazing vendors who made this inspiration shoot possible!
Photography: Divine Light Photography
Bar Service: Bella Bridesmaid
Cuisine: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering
Floral Design: Holly Nazario of Collective Creations
Linens: Jess Waldrop
Models: Raph Schwyter + Lili Rey + Kriss Pugh + Brianna Strum + Christina Kolosvary + Chris Dube
Venue: The Postcard Inn
Cake: Cakes By Nomeda
Wedding Gown: Anglo Couture