Sunday, May 31, 2009


We recently attended a Networking Luncheon and I was so mesmerized by the cake that I had to capture it and share!

This creation was done by Michael at Let Them Eat Cake. The cake was animal themed because the luncheon was at the Lowry Park Zoo. Oh yeah, it was DELICIOUS too!!

Vendor Feature: Michelle Renee Hair & Makeup Group

I was extremely lucky to assist the Michele Renee Hair and Makeup Artist Group with a recent wedding! These are some seriously talented young ladies. They come to you, complete with all of their tools and supplies. In addition to typical hair and make-up services, they also specialize in airbrush makeup, artificial lashes, and hair extensions. It was so great to assist Michele and see an event from her perspective.

Michele Renee is a very talented hair and make-up artist. According to her Mother, Michele has been doing hair and makeup since she was 7. Her first model was her reluctant younger brother dressed in drag. Since then she has moved up and has worked for renowned companies such as Orginis, Lancome and The Home Shopping Network. She is most proud of putting together a group of talented and dedicated stylist in the Tampa Bay area to serve Brides on their Special Day. Her experience and passion is evident on the faces of each client she works with.

Some of the current trends that Michele has been seeing lately is smokey eyes, natural lips, and loose wavy curls.

Call or e-mail her today to schedule your trial run through, 727-642-8017 or

A Rustic Beach Window

We were so honored when Andrea at Paper Presence asked us to design her storefront window each month. Paper Presence is located in the heart of St. Petersburg's Grand Central District at 2435 Central Avenue. Her window showcases her amazing array of custom stationery.

This month, the theme is Rustic Beachy - a natural, relaxed, "feet in the sand" atmosphere. We combined burlap, raffia, and bamboo with stationery designs including starfish, hemp, and other natural elements. Starting with an overlay of burlap, we kept the layout asymmetrical and staggered the height to create interest. We also found creative ways to display the custom pieces of stationery by placing them in sand, in raffia, and standing in coral. Whimsical touches such as hanging starfish and shells in the window, as well as lining the window sill, finished out the natural layout.

Be sure to stop by and check it out! A special thanks to Paper Presence for inviting us to take part in this great opportunity!
To learn more about Paper Presence, check out their website:

Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Proud Member of NACE!

Unique Event Design is proud to announce that we have become a professional member of the Florida West Coast Chapter of the National Association of Catering Executives! NACE offers members, partners, and the public a variety of rich resources that support, promote and enhance the catering and special event industries. It's the oldest and largest professional association that addresses all aspects of the catering industry. Through the collective effort of members, local chapters, committees and the Foundation of NACE, they are at the forefront of the issues that directly affect our this industry and our clients!
To learn more about the West Coast Chapter of NACE, check out their website:

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day!!

I hope that everyone gets the opportunity today to remember all of those men and women in the military service who have died while serving our country. God bless!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Fun Day Off in Ybor City!!

I had a weekend off so we loaded up the family (myself, hubby, & puppy), got some coffee, and headed to Ybor City for the Saturday Fresh Market!

Every Saturday from 9:00am - 1:00pm, Ybor City hosts this market in the Historic Centennial Park. It showcases great produce at great prices, gourmet foods & sauces, fresh baked breads, fresh eggs, prepared foods, orchids, herbs & plants, pet treats, honey, unique gifts, photography, artwork, jewelry, woodworking, bath and body products, candles, and so much more!!

Of course, I treated myself to a new piece of jewelry, a pok-a-dotted glass necklace.

Jaxson got a treat too! An organic banana & peanut butter doggie treat!

It was great to recharge my batteries and look forward to all the upcoming events!!

For more information about the Ybor City Fresh Market, check out

Monday, May 18, 2009

Introducing our New Package - The Creative Consult!!

We understand that in this economy, not everyone can afford to hire a full-on planner or coordinator to help you with your wedding planning, but you still want unique ideas and great vendor recommendations. That's why we've created the "Creative Consult." It's a four hour brainstorming session where we recommend the best vendors and offer you design & decor ideas to create a wedding personal to you and your groom. We help you get off on the right foot to planning your dream wedding!

Contact us today for more information about our new package!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Vendor Feature: Good Food Catering Company

Are you in search of food that not only looks good, but tastes good too? Then you are looking for "Good Food!" Chef Kevin Lacassin is not only talented in creating amazing food, but also directs attention to the display aspect for every event. With unique options such as Fried Mac & Cheese Lollipops and Thai Sweet Chili Shrimp served in an Asian spoon, Kevin is sure to help you create a modern atmosphere for your guests.

I had the joy of meeting Kevin and joining him for lunch. We enjoyed his famous Shrimp and Andouille Pasta and chatted all about the event industry and our hometown of New Orleans. This all that was left of this amazing meal!!

Good Food Catering Company was established to provide superior culinary experiences for events, weddings and celebrations in the Tampa Bay Region. Our menus are custom designed for your event, instead of being picked from a list of “packages.” This assures fantastic food and a unique taste for your special occasion. When planning your wedding, party, business dinner, fundraiser, cocktail reception or upscale tailgate, make sure you and your guests get treated to exceptional service, dazzling presentation and fantastic food.

Good Food Catering Company provides catering services to the entire Tampa Bay region, including Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Lutz, Wesley Chapel, Brandon and Dade City. We invite you to browse our menus and testimonials and then contact us to find out how Good Food Catering Company can begin working on your event to make it great!

Contact Kevin today to start creating your unique menu !
Good Food Catering Company

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Cans for Comments Recap

We are so fortunate to everyone that helped us gather over 45 cans for comments! We gathered all of our cans and headed to Metropolitan Ministries to donate them!

Here's some pics of their journey -
All gathered up...
Look at all those cans!
Pulling up to Met Min...
Dropping them off at the Food Drop Off...

Thank you so much and we look forward to doing this again!!