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Real Events | The Ballroom at Church Street | I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl
February 12, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

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:

 Puff 'n Stuff Catering The Ballroom at Church Street

I Do Downtown Bridal Crawl- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

The Ballroom at Church Street- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

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



Trends | Cakes + Cupcakes | Sweet Little Things
January 22, 2013 by Puff 'n Stuff | comments

We’re so excited to have teamed up with Jennyfer Mancino at The Sugar Suite to bring you this weeks blog post! We’ve seen so many weddings lately where people are opting out of the traditional wedding cake and instead using cupcakes or mini-cakes. In addition to the wild epidemic of new flavors, we’re seeing mini-cakes and cupcakes looking absolutely glamorous. From sugar flowers and pearls to elegant gold dust, today’s cakes are more stunning than they have ever been before.

Another trend we’re seeing is smaller wedding cakes accompanied by other decadent desserts. Jennyfer said, “We do small wedding cakes serving 25 or less when a bride and groom want the style of a wedding cake, but may have other desserts they would like to incorporate. I recommend this over cupcakes because a wedding cake does a better job of capturing the style of the couple and the reception.” This is a great option for variety and to add that extra hint of personality to your special day. In recognition of these yummy trends, we’ve collected some of our personal favorites from The Sugar Suite to share with you, enjoy!

Mini Cakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Wedding Cupcakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Mini Wedding Cakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

Mini Wedding Cakes- Sugar Suite- Puff 'n Stuff Catering

A huge thank you to the following photographers for sharing their incredible work with us:

Kristen Weaver Photography

Damon Tucci Photography

Scott Watt Photography

Amalie Orrange Photography



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





Puff 'n Stuff Catering is a full service wedding, corporate & holiday event caterer and planner serving the greater Orlando Area and all of Central Florida including Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Volusia and Lake counties. Puff 'n Stuff Catering has catered simple meals to buffets to gourmet dinners for private & public functions in areas such as Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Windermere, Lake Mary, Bay Hill, Belle Isle, Oviedo, Clermont, Heathrow, Thornton Park, Lake Nona, Isleworth, Delaney Park and Lake Buena Vista. Our experienced catering staff has worked in office buildings, private homes, convention centers, conference rooms, meeting halls, churches and almost every other place more then two people gather. Puff 'n Stuff Catering offers Vegan, Vegetarian and Eco Friendly Catering. If you are looking for the best caterer in Orlando that can fit your event budget, contact Orlando Caterer, Puff 'n Stuff Catering today.