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A Mad Men Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Postcard Inn

A Mad Men Styled Wedding Inspiration Shoot | Postcard Inn

June 21st, 2011

Here is a little ’60s infused inspiration for your Tuesday! We had fabulous opportunity to partner with Divine Light Photography, Tampa Wonderworks Films 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.

 

 

Mad Men // Postcard Inn // 16mm + HD from Tampa Wonderworks Films on Vimeo.

 

 

Starting Off Right

Antipasto Kabobs

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

Dutchess Potatoes

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!

Cinematography: Tampa Wonderworks Films

Photography: Divine Light Photography

Bar Service: uDream Events

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid

Cuisine: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Event Coordination: Simply Divine Events

Floral Design: Events in Bloom

Hair: Holly Nazario of Collective Creations

Linens: Connie Duglin

Makeup: Jess Waldrop

Models: Raph Schwyter + Lili Rey + Kriss Pugh + Brianna Strum + Christina Kolosvary + Chris Dube

Stationary: Not From a Box

Venue: The Postcard Inn

Vintage Furniture & Typewriter: MMD Events

Wedding Cake: Cakes By Nomeda

Wedding Gown: Buffalo Gal Vintage

Wedding Veil: Anglo Couture

Groom’s Cakes Fit for a King!

Groom’s Cakes Fit for a King!

June 20th, 2011

The Groom’s Cake – one of the few distinctly masculine wedding features – is a Southern tradition making a popular modern-day comeback. A surprise or gift from the bride, the groom’s cake is customarily served at the rehearsal dinner or as an alternative to the wedding cake at the reception. Traditional groom’s cakes feature masculine colors and rich flavors like chocolate, red velvet or the groom’s favorite flavor.

However, contemporary groom’s cakes themed for his favorite sports team, hobby or profession are making quite a stir at receptions across the country, not just in the south. And following wedding cake trends set by shows like Cake Boss and Ace of Cakes, intricate and ornate groom’s cakes are becoming quite popular. But no matter whether you’re interested in sweet and simple or styled and stunning, any groom is sure to appreciate the thoughtful gesture of presenting him with his own special treat.

For more inspiration, read on to see a few custom groom’s cakes from the bakery at Puff ‘n Stuff Catering, and some ideas from around the web that are fit for a king (and your groom)!


Photographed by: Pilster Photography Created by: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering


Created by: Sugar Suite


Created by: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering


Original Post by: Wedding Wire


Photographed by: Brian Phillips Photography Original Post by: The Knot


Photographed and Original Post by: Pohlman’s Cakes


Photographed and Original Post by: Theme Cakes by Traci


Original Post By: Sweet Retreats Blog


Photographed and Original post by: Pink Cake Box


Photographed and Original Post by: Cake Central


Photographed and Original post by: Sugar Coated Bakery


Photographed and Original Post by: Ace of Cakes

Name Card Trends | Greeting Guests with Style

Name Card Trends | Greeting Guests with Style

June 15th, 2011

When an large influx of wedding guests enter the reception space and attempt to locate their seats all at once, name cards are incredibly helpful in directing guests to their assigned tables. However, the use of traditional black and white paper name cards is dwindling and personally designed place cards are on the rise. Many couples have taken it upon themselves to go one step further and customize their guest name cards in a way that reflects their wedding theme, favorite hobby, and even making them an edible treat for guests to enjoy before their main course!

And what better way to show immediate appreciation to your guests than to greet them with personalized name cards designed just for them?  Whether you use sweet treats, trinkets that coordinate with your wedding theme or personalized mementos, have fun and be creative! Anything from wine corks to feathers to chocolate can be used to create something special that defies tradition. Take a look at some inspirational pieces and enjoy!

Photographed by: Punam Bean Original Post on: Green Wedding Shoes

 

Photographed by: Martha Stewart Original Post by: Blue Orchid Designs

 

Photographed by: He and She Photography Original Post by: Green Wedding Shoes

 

Photographed and Original Post by: Do It Yourself Weddings

 

Photographed by: NBarrett Photography Original Post by: 100 Layer Cake

Real Weddings | Nikki + Chris | Tampa Bay Watch

Real Weddings | Nikki + Chris | Tampa Bay Watch

June 13th, 2011

Happy Monday! Today we’re bringing you the beautiful spring wedding of Nikki and Chris at Tampa Bay Watch. Situated on the scenic shoreline of Cunningham Key, their ceremony was held on the venue’s spacious waterfront lawn set with palm trees, mangroves and crisp white chairs. The picture-perfect setting on the Gulf of Mexico created a gorgeous sunset backdrop as the couple said their “I do’s.”

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed wine and classic hors d’oeuvres on the wrap-around terrace and a delicious family-style dinner inside the window-lined main hall. And to make the evening even more exciting – they were also celebrating the bride’s grandfather’s 90th birthday! To honor him, the couple requested a special cake table filled with hand-crafted decorative cakes just for the occasion. Read on to see pictures of their special day and beautiful menu!

Waterfront Hors d’Oeuvres
Coconut Chicken Brochettes skewered chicken breast coasted in coconut served with tropical salsa
Warm Phyllo Cups with Brie and Chef Jimmy’s house-made citrus honey
Smoked Chicken Cranberry with Caramelized Onion Bruschetta
Spinach Bouchée puff pastry filled with a creamy Boursin spinach dip

A Breezy Dinner
Freshly Baked Artisan Breads
Citrus Greens Salad frisée, arugula and baby spinach
with sliced Florida oranges, fennel, toasted almonds and a citrus vinaigrette
Glazed & Grilled Mahi Mahi Margarita
Jerk Marinated Chicken Breast
Seasonal Vegetables

 

Event Credits:

Catering/Linen/ Bar: Puff ‘n Stuff Catering

Flowers: Botanica Design Studio

Entertainment: Brace Entertainment

Photographer: Jerry McGaghey Photography

Venue: Tampa Bay Watch

Video: Chad Whelan Videographer


Meet Puff ‘n Stuff Catering This Sunday!

Meet Puff ‘n Stuff Catering This Sunday!

June 9th, 2011

Puff ‘n Stuff Catering Special Event Planners will be available to answer your wedding questions this Sunday at the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show at the Hilton Orlando Hotel from noon until 4 p.m. Stop by our booth for inspiration, special offers and to taste our cuisine.

While you’re there, register to win your choice of a free champagne toast or butler-passed hors d’oeuvre at your wedding catered by Puff ‘n Stuff Catering!

You can even use this coupon to purchase buy one get one free tickets for you and a guest!

Orlando Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show June 12, 2011