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Average Wedding Size

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010

The average wedding is probably 100 people. I am finding that the trend for 2010-2011 is a smaller guest list, so they have a little more money to spend on the food which is kind of nice. But we do as large as 500 people and as small as 25 people.

Private Tastings | Wedding Caterer | Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Another thing that sets us apart is the tastings. Most other caterers do group tastings. We do privates tastings. So the bride and groom actually get to taste the food they are going to have on their wedding day. Which most of the time, they aren’t able to eat that–so it is really special for them.  I feel like we really try hard, even though we are large, to give them a real personal service.

What Was One of the Best Weddings in Orlando You Catered?

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Probably, last year. The wedding was Rusty and Chris Little.  They just had their 1 year anniversary and he just picked up an anniversary cake topper for her last week.  Chris blogged on facebook how great I am. They were just the sweetest couple.  She had a vision and we made it come true. It was probably the best day ever–it was a great day.  Just making them happy and seeing them smile is the best thing.

Rusti Winslow and Chris Little Wedding

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I had the joy of working with the sweetest couple over the past year – Rusti Winslow and Chris Little. They tied the knot on September 26, 2009 at the Lake Mary Events Center.

Talk about a fairy tale wedding! The ceiling was draped with beautiful sheer white fabric, with flowers by Lee Forrest – over the top georgeous, and to complete the look, white satin chair covers with organza bows, sheer white striped overlays, pink lamour napkins and a single silver coin at each placesetting with the couple’s initials.

Soundwave provided the pink uplighting around the perimeter of the room and outside music for the ceremony. The beautiful bride entered to the tune of “pretty woman”, and the fun continued well into the evening.

Once the ceremony was complete, our professional service staff was waiting with butler passed hors d’oeuvres, full bar service and an artisan cheese display with a beautiful swan heart ice scuplture and pink uplighting to complete the scene.

Guests were invited into the ballroom for a wonderful plated dinner of a Tournedos of Beef Tenderloin Milano and Jumbo Prawns stuffed with Crab and accompanied by Creamy Corn Risotto and Asparagus.

Sheri Rinker – the day of planner was wonderful to work with and everything ran smoothly from start to finish.

I just want to say a “big” thank you to all of the vendors, the Puff ‘n Stuff Catering service team, warehouse and kitchen staff because without all of you the bride’s dream would not have come true!

Mary Brumley, Special Event Planner
407.398.6304 |

Nisbett 50th Birthday Party

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Social catering has always been my favorite type of event. I love meeting with the clients and seeing their lovely homes. Creating fun themes and really getting to know my clients on a personal level is very important to me. Most of my social clients have been with me for several years. I’ve watched their kids grow up and have been able to enjoy being a part of their lives in a special way with baby showers, baptisms, birthday parties, 1st communions, sweet 16 and high school graduations.

I had the joy of meeting Janice Nisbett this past month who was planning a 50th birthday party for her husband. She had put so much thought into her event and we were planning it in a small park in College Park. We met there and walked the site to be sure there was proper lighting, electrical outlets and work space for us as we bring our ovens and kitchen equipment to the site. With our layout in mind we moved onto the menu – which consisted of chef attended tenderloin of beef, great heavy hors’d and a beautiful lemon cake for the birthday boy in addition to our miniature pastries. The event colors were white, black and a splash of red with tall cocktail tables throughout the park and a group of seating tables. Of course we needed centerpieces so I call my good friend at Special Event Floral and she designed beautiful centerpieces to compliment the event style.

Everything was running smoothly except the weather reports were starting to say that rain and windy conditions were most likely to be on and off that weekend. Janice and I spoke early in the week and since the work had not begun at her home as of yet we decided to meet there as a back up plan. Well, she has a great house and certainly large enough to move the event over there if need be, and it put her to ease that we could be so flexible. We decided we would make that decision on Friday so I could relay it to the appropriate management teams in our organization. I didn’t hear anything from her so I assumed we were a go for the park. Saturday morning came and I get a phone call from Janice and she is very worried about having the b-day party at the park so I tell her no problem we will just move it over to her home.

Lucky for me I have a wonderful management team and service staff. I made a few phone calls and it was a done deal! Everyone was flexible and had no issues with the change. The best part of all was the beautiful displays and fabulous food that we put out that evening. I was so proud of my staff and Janice was delighted, as well as, her guests. That is what makes if all worthwhile. No matter what changes are made we partner together and get the job done!

I have been in this business for 20 years, but I have to say that by far this is the best team of people I have ever worked with. I guess that’s what keeps my social clients coming back again and again!

Mary Brumley, Special Event Planner

407.398.6304 |