Tuesday, December 13, 2011


We have some very UNIQUE news to share with you! It looks like we may a wedding on the calendar for 2037! Staci and her husband are expecting their first child!

In preparation for this big change, we've opted to close the studio so that Staci can work from home and keep an eye on the little one.

We are still taking a good number of weddings for 2012 and we are looking forward to the newest challenge ahead - juggling parenthood and event planning!

Thank you for your support and God bless!

Friday, December 9, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Kate & Mike at St. John Vianney Catholic Church & the St. Pete Beach Community Center

Kate and Mike were a recommendation from previous client, Kristin and Jason. This is such a sweet couple that hired us months before their wedding and upon coming to the studio for their final meeting, we were so excited to find out that they were expecting their first child! I adored their color scheme of lime and a corally orange! It was so refreshing against the water backdrop. Since this couple are serious dog-lovers, the table numbers had photos of their dogs and the escort cards with dog treats asking the guests to "SIT" at their table. The dance floor was accented with an array of Chinese lanterns and added the perfect pop of color against the white ceiling. The couple opted to do a trivia game, where they raised either the Bride's shoe or the Groom's shoe in response to questions asked by the DJ. The guests were on the floor! An especially great moment was when the Bride posed with two of our previous brides, Melinda & Kristin!

Kate & Mike, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your wedding!

Wedding Coordination: UNIQUE Event Design...of course
Bartending, Catering, & Linens: Orange Blossom Catering
Decor & Florist: FH Weddings
Hair & Makeup: J-Con
Hotel Accommodations: Barefoot Beach Resort
Ceremony Venue & Officiant: St. John Vianney Catholic Church
Rentals: Rent-All City
Tuxedo Rental: MW Tux
Cocktail Hour & Reception Venue: St. Pete Community Center

Thursday, December 8, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Missy & Mike's Centerpieces

Missy & Mike's centerpieces have been featured on the Bridal Guide blog, as part of a story about non-floral centerpieces. We are so excited to inspire brides to think outside the box when it comes to their table decor!

Image courtesy of Bridal Guide & Vadim Photo.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

KISS & TELL: Priscilla & John

Life Long Studios

"Staci, of Unique Event Design in one word is amazing! I worked with Staci from start to finish and she made all of our dreams come true. She is very detailed and the best in the business. We had no idea what treat we were in for during our ceremony and reception after we had to make sudden changes due to rain. STACI had it all figured out and executed it BRILLIANTLY. Hands down, Staci is gifted and a blessing. She will forever be a household name with the Wilson and Conyers families."

Priscilla & John:
Thank you so much for the honor of being a part of your wedding. It was such a joy to get to know you two during the planning process and we wish you all the best for a long and happy life together!

Monday, September 26, 2011

UNIQUE Opportunity!

Do you have event or design related questions or need some UNIQUE ideas? We will be available LIVE on Twitter on Tuesday, 10/4, 1:00 - 3:00pm, #uniquelive. We will be tweeting answers to your questions and your design debacles! Be sure to follow us - @Staci_UED.

Image courtesy of Twitter.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Monica & Jorge on Weddings Illustrated

Monica & Jorge's Reception lounge area has been featured on Weddings Illustrated! Check it out here!

Image courtesy of Weddings Illustrated and Pezz Photo.

Friday, September 23, 2011

UNIQUE Wedding: Jennifer & Mike at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Jennifer and Mike are a blast! In our initial meeting, we discussed that they did not want a typical wedding, but rather a fun party! They were not interested in a whole bunch of wedding cliches. They wanted something whimsical and silly. The couple have an inside joke about mustaches, so they we present on the Bride's bouquet and the escort cards. Fruit even made an appearance through blueberries with the flowers and lemons on the cake & sweetheart tables! The cakes were the highlight of the party! The wedding cake was not traditional at all and groom's cake was a tribute to the Groom's love of Dukes of Hazzard!

I think the Bride & Groom most definitely achieved their goal of creating a fun party to celebrate their union!

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 Events
Rentals: 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

Thursday, September 22, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Beth & Jake on Valley & Co.!

Beth & Jake's wedding has been featured on Valley & Co.! Check it out here!

All images courtesy of Wes Weber Photography.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UNIQUEly Honored to be Tampa Bay's Favorite Event Planner!!

We are so very honored to be awarded "Favorite Event Planner," courtesy of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Best in the Biz: Readers' Choice Award! A very special thank you to everyone that nominated us and voted! The is such an amazing honor!

There are so many fabulous planners that made the list and we are so humbled to be in such spectacular company! Congrats to everyone!

Friday, September 16, 2011

UNIQUEly Breathtaking!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this wedding! Check it out on the Simply Bloom Photography Blog!

Photos courtesy of Simply Bloom Photography.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Nicole & John

Nicole & John's wedding has been featured on Rachael Nicole Photography's blog! Check it out, here!

Images courtesy of Rachael Nicole Photography.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

UNIQUE Wedding: Ally & Ryan at the Lange Farm, Dade City

Ally and Ryan were such a joy to work with! We were hired by the Mother of the Bride, Ellie, to take some stress off of the couple as they prepared for the birth of their first child, Liam, just a few months before the wedding! It was so much fun working with the bride and her mother. I think we spent more time laughing than actually planning! The groom and groomsmen all wore yellow socks under their dapper tuxedos. To make their ceremony site more feminine, the Lange Farm hung chandeliers from the large oak tree. The sand ceremony incorporate three containers of sand, adding one for little Liam. The escort cards hung from ribbons and blew in the wind on the cool Winter day. The candy table was gorgeous! At the end of the night, we took a black frame from the decor and had the newlyweds pose with it.

And of course, we didn't want the bride & groom to have all the fun...

Ally & Ryan, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your day! It was such a blast! We wish you and your family all the best!

Wedding Planning & Design: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!
Lighting & DJ: Grant Hemond & Associates
Bartending: Catering by Lundy's
Catering & Cake: Olympia Catering
Entertainment: Shutterbooth
Candy Table: Chic Sweets
Florist: For Better, For Less
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group
Hotel Accommodations: Hampton Inn, Dade City
Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies
Photographer: Lifelong Studios
Transportation: Olympus Limo
Tuxedo Rental: MW Tux
Venue & Linens: Lange Farm