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Friday, August 27th, 2010

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In the latest in Wedding planning comes Web 2.0 site www.BridalTweet.com.  It is an online community to help give business professionals free advice and the opportunity to market to the brides.  Seems like a good idea and there is definitely a market for it.

On first impression the home page is quite busy. They claim to have over 23,000 visitors monthly already.  The forums have quite an active community.

While the focus is on the bride, hey it is HER big day, don’t forget it takes a whole group of people to make sure everything comes together.. caterers, dress makers, DJs, cake makers, decorators, wedding planners, engravers and photographers make sure everything moves.

If your planning your wedding in Central Florida, feel free to give us a call.  We are an Orlando Catering company that has been in business for 30 years.

Rusti Winslow and Chris Little Wedding

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

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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 | mary@puffnstuff.com

Accenting with "Pops" of Color

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

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During my first meeting with Maxine and Lamar, Maxine came to me with several beautiful and unique color pallates. Swatches and color chips inhand, how was she ever going to choose! I could tell she had a flair for style and wanted to design a beautiful and unique look. We looked through some of her favorite color options, but decided to focus on the menu during our first meeting, knowing that her color scheme would fall into place. When Maxine and Lamar came in for their tasting the details had begun to fall into place. They had decided on a color pallatte of light blue and silver with “pops” of yellow. Quite fitting for an Easter weekend wedding!

With the help of wedding planner Tamuel Coward from Remembering When Event Planning, we used Wedgewood Bichon on the seating tables and Silver Bichon for the head square table of 6. Silver chivaris were the chair of choice and she accented the tables with silver chargers and butter yellow napkins. We also incorporated the butter yellow “pop” on the buffet and display tables as well.

One of my favorite aspects of the wedding was their Popcorn Bar. Maxine and Lamar chose popcorn flavors that included white cheddar, buffalo wing, chocolate, caramel and butter. A creative touch and special treat for their guests and another “pop” of yellow.

While pops of yellow were present in the reception decor, they were also noticeable in her attire. Maxine carried a gorgeous yellow bouquet created by Vicki at Peddles that included orchids. She really let her style shine with her choice of yellow shoes. A stylish and sassy touch. The yellow bouquets were the perfect compliment to the bridesmaid’s light blue dresses and the groomsmen’s traditional seersucker suits.

Color “pops” are often the final accent that tie a wedding together. They underline the couple’s sense of style and personality, and more importantly create a beautiful atmosphere for their guests.


Amanda Berg, Special Event Planner
407.478.5819 | amanda@puffnstuff.com

Personalize Your Reception by Creating a "Couple’s Signature"

Monday, April 13th, 2009

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Creating a couple’s signature as a surprise during the Wedding Reception is a great way to add a personal touch to a traditional or “out of the box” reception. The details are important, and noticed by all the guests. Of course, they take in the color scheme and the centerpieces, but they absolutely notice what they put in their mouth! So I can hear the questions – how do we accomplish a surprise using food? Easy – just use a little artistic thinking.


Jaime and Michael had a traditional family, so we needed to accommodate them with tasty, yet customary cuisine for their plated dinner. We developed a three-course custom menu that would create conversation amongst the tables. As guests entered the reception, they couldn’t help but notice the crystals and orchids hanging high on the table centers. The ambiance was perfect for the fall theme–a clear chill in the air, mood lighting, espresso brown pintuck linens, deep winter orchids by Lee Forrest Design and of course a few hors ‘d oeuvres and beverages from the pre-reception.

Once the guests were seated, the first course was presented. Our team worked the room, serving shots of soup and a petite sandwich to each guest. We got creative with the serving style and the taste as we alternated flavors at the table. One guest received a Butternut Squash Soup Shooter with a Mini Havarti and Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon-Wrapped Panini, the other received a Tomato Basil Soup Shooter with a Mini Portabello, Roasted Pepper and Olive Tapenade Panini.

As the second course was served, the guests couldn’t help but notice that something was missing from their salad, as they only recieved a wedge of lettuce. Once the whole table was served their individual wedge, the team served a platter of all the fixings: chopped bacon, diced tomatoes, bleu cheese dressing and champagne vinaigrette – all the accompaniments to the couple’s favorite wedge salad at a local Italian restaurant. The final courses were full of flavor and expertly presented, while still maintaining a traditional feel.

Bronwyn and Michael had a great background to work with for their Wedding Reception, as Bronwyn’s Family was from South Africa, and Michael’s family from Trinidad. In our planning session we decided to feature Trinidad cuisine during their station-style reception. They wanted the entire reception to feel like a party, so station were really the only way to go. Guests were welcomed with Pewter Pintuck linens, White Chiavari Chairs and stunning arrangements by Lee Forrest Design. The toast was delivered, and the party began!

Stations were arranged in several areas throughout the room. An Elaborate Pasta Station with Chicken, Shrimp and Sausage among a table variety of appetizers from Crab Cakes to Chicken Marsala Brochettes. The second station of Trinidadian cuisine featured Roti and Curry lamb – a traditional Trini meal. Of course the family was excited to have one of their favorite lamb preparations, but the real thrill was among Bronwyn and Michaels American friends as they experienced the Trini cuisine.

The more I hear the reception cuisine referred to as “Wedding Food” the more creative I want them to become! We cannot simply refer to it as “Wedding Food” as it is much more than that – it’s part of the design and ambiance of a very special day in your life. Just remember, a personalized “surprise” adds a special touch that will be remembered for years to come.


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