Tuesday, August 7, 2012

UNIQUEly Surprised!

While checking out the Sensational Ceremonies website, we were pleasantly surprised to see Robin and Byron on the home page!

Check it out here!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

UNIQUE Feature: Jennifer & Mike Featured On Marry Me Tampa Bay

We are excited to announce that Jennifer and Mike's modern, whimsical wedding has been featured on Marry Me Tampa Bay

Check it out here!

For more info, take a look and Jennifer & Mike's blog post.

A very special thank you to all of the vendors involved:
Wedding Planning & Design: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!
Lighting & DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates
Venue, Bartending, Catering, & Hotel Accomodations: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort
Cakes: It's Icing on the Cake
Decor & Flowers: MMD EventsRentals: Signature Events by Design
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group
Linens: Connie Duglin
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Photography: Basia Mille Photography
Tuxedo Rental: MW Tux

Images courtesy of Marry Me Tampa Bay.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

UNIQUE Honor: Bridal Party Responsibilities

So, you've been asked to be in a wedding. First of all, congratulations! This is truly an honor! I'm sure your next question is - what does the couple expect from me? No worries! We've mapped it out for you!

Best Man:
  • Plan and host Bachelor Party
  • Rent or purchase attire
  • Attend Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
  • Helps keep the Groom calm
  • Supervises Groomsmen and Ushers
  • Holds Bride's ring during the Ceremony
  • Escorts the Maid or Matron of Honor
  • Makes the first toast at the Reception
  • Organize the return of any rented wedding attire, including the Groom's
Maid or Matron of Honor:
  • Assists the Bride with her gown selection as well as choosing the attendants' gown and accessories.
  • Purchase gown and accessories that she will be wearing
  • Helps the Bride with wedding-related projects, such as addressing invitations, assembling wedding favors, etc.
  • Plan and host the Bridal Shower
  • Plan and host the Bachelorette Party
  • Record gifts received at Bridal Shower as well as collecting all ribbons and bows for making Rehearsal bouquet
  • Attend Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
  • Arrive early on wedding day and assist the Bride with dressing
  • Helps keep the Bride calm
  • Organize Bridesmaids and their gowns
  • Straighten the Bride's veil and train before and throughout the Ceremony
  • Hold the Groom's ring during Ceremony
  • Signs the marriage license as an official witness
  • Makes a toast at the Reception
  • Fixes the Bride's gown during the Ceremony
  • Holds the Bride's bouquet during the Ceremony
  • Purchase gown and accessories
  • Assist Maid or Matron of Honor in planning and hosting Bridal Shower
  • Help with wedding-related projects, such as assembling wedding favors, running errands for the Bride, etc.
  • Attend Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
Carrie Wildes Photography
Groomsmen and Ushers:
  • Purchase or rent wedding attire
  • Assist in planning Bachelor Party
  • Attend Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
  • Seat guests and distribute wedding programs
  • Escort Bridesmaids
  • Decorate the Newlyweds' vehicle
Parents of the Groom:
  • Assist in compiling guest list
  • Father - Purchase or rent wedding attire, Mother - Purchase attire that is complementary to the wedding color scheme
  • Host the Rehearsal Dinner
  • Make a toast at the Rehearsal Dinner
  • Mother - Dances with the Groom
  • Attend Rehearsal
Parents of the Bride:
  • Assist the Bride with wedding gown and wedding party attire selections
  • Help prepare the guest list
  • Father - Purchase or rent wedding attire, Mother - Purchase attire that is complementary to the wedding color scheme
  • Assist in the details of the wedding
  • Host the Wedding
  • (Father or both parents) Escort the Bride down the aisle
  • Father - Dances with the Bride
  • Attend Rehearsal and Rehearsal Dinner
Jason Mize Photography
Flower Girl:
  • Parents purchase her dress and accessories
  • Attends Rehearsal and, depending on her age, Rehearsal Dinner
  • Drops petals down the aisle preceding the Bride
Ring Bearer:
  • Parents purchase or rent attire
  • Attends Rehearsal and, depending on his age, Rehearsal Dinner
  • Carries rings on a pillow (may or may not be real)

Thursday, June 7, 2012

UNIQUE Anniversaries!

A very special "Happy Anniversary" to our UNIQUE June couples!

Happy One Year Anniversary, Missy and Mike!

Happy Two Year Anniversary, Amanda and Anthony!

Happy Three Year Anniversary, Amanda and Chip!

And, blessings for many, many more!

Images courtesy of Vadim Photo, Tina Bass Photography, and Abe's Photography.

Friday, June 1, 2012

UNIQUE Honor: Preferred Pro

We are honored to be named one of Puff 'n Stuff Catering's Preferred Pro for Planning, courtesy of Wedding Wire!

Puff 'n Stuff Catering is an amazingly talented company! They take pride in, not only the taste of their food, but also creative presentation options! They have been in business for 30 years, and when it comes to their events, their award-winning team commits the utmost attention, creativity, and commitment to quality and service.

They truly are "Passionately Perfecting Life's Celebrations!"

Image courtesy of Puff 'n Stuff Catering.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

UNIQUE Info: Florida Marriage License

We receive marriage license questions all of the time. "What do I need to get a marriage license?" "Where do I go to get a marriage license?" "How early should I get a marriage license?"

Here's some information about getting a marriage license in Florida to help you - 
  • Every marriage license is issued by a county court judge or clerk of the circuit court, under his or her hand and seal.
  • Marriage licenses are issued by counties and you can apply for your license at county clerk's office.
  • You can get married in any county in Florida, regardless of where you obtained your marriage license.
  • To obtain a marriage license, you will need a picture ID, social security card or valid passport, and $93.50.
  • If you complete a licensed Florida pre-marital course, you will pay a reduced fee
  • A marriage license is valid for 60 days after issuance. You must perform the ceremony and return the license to the county clerk's office within 60 days.
  • Blood tests are not required.
  • All regularly ordained ministers of the gospel or elders in communion with some church, or other ordained clergy, and all judicial officers, including retired judicial officers, clerks of the circuit courts, and notaries public of this state may solemnize the rights of matrimonial contract, under the regulations prescribed by law.
  • For additional information, check out the Florida Marriage Statues.
All information courtesy of http://www.stateofflorida.com. Image courtesy of www.lifelongstudios.com.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

UNIQUE Anniversaries!

Before May goes away, we want to wish a very special "Happy Anniversary" to these UNIQUE couples!

Happy One Year Anniversary, Deanna and Dax!

Image Courtesy of Roohi Photography

Happy One Year Anniversary, Heather and Matt!

Image Courtesy of Lifelong Studios

Happy One Year Anniversary, Beth and Jake!

Image courtesy of Weber Photography

Happy Two Year Anniversary, Gina and Maurice!

Image Courtesy of Theresa Marie Photography

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

UNIQUE Wedding: Lisa & Nick at The Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast

Lisa and Nick are not your "run of the mill" couple. They wanted a quaint, elegant, and UNIQUE wedding! Choosing to do their wedding at a small Gulfport Bed and Breakfast, instead of a typical wedding venue, set the tone for a fun, relaxed event! A soft multi-color scheme kept the wedding from being too redundant. The Bride chose to have her bridesmaid dresses custom made with each girl's style and personality in mind. A rose ceremony was included in the wedding ceremony. The couple payed respect to their parents and each other, by offering a single rose. Luckily, Gulfport beach was right across the street, so they were able to get some great photos on the sand. One of the guests had a vintage vehicle, which became the perfect photo op for the Bride and Groom. The ceremony space was turned over to create the dining area and the altar became the sweetheart table setup. The Bride and Groom toasted champagne with beautiful, handpainted toasting flutes. A typical wedding cake would not work for this couple, so they cut into a large brownie, while their guests enjoyed a brownie sundaes all night! Each guest was also left with a crab wine stopper favor, paying homage to the Bride's Maryland roots.

Lisa and Nick, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your spectacular wedding!

Wedding Coordination and Stationery: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!
Lighting: Tampa Lights
Bartending & Catering: Delectables Fine Catering
Brownies: A Royal Brownie Co.
Florist: Events in Bloom
Hair and Makeup: Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Group
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
DJ: Scott Elliot
Photography: Limelight Photography
Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rental
Linens: Connie Duglin
Venue and Hotel Accommodations: Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast Inn
Videography: Deke Antrim

Images courtesy of Limelight Photography.   

Friday, May 4, 2012

Marry Me Tampa Bay is hosting a Bride-To-Be Brunch this Sunday, May 6th at 12:15pm at The Bungalow in South Tampa.

Details can be found HERE!

This is an event for brides only, but there will be some upcoming informational sessions where vendors are going to be presenting information to educate brides.

Image courtesy of Marry Me Tampa Bay.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

UNIQUE Feature: Amy & Ric on Rachel Doyle Photography

Amy & Ric's wedding is being featured on Rachel Doyle Photography's blog.

Check it out HERE!
Images courtesy of Rachel Doyle Photography.