Tuesday, April 26, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Kate & Mike

Kate & Mike's wedding has been featured on A Fly on the Wall Photography's blog! Check it out here!

Stay tuned to see many, many more photos of their bright, fun-filled wedding!

Image courtesy of A Fly on the Wall Photography.

Monday, April 25, 2011

UNIQUE Wedding: Nicole & Nick

Nicole and Nick are a laid back couple that wanted a party for their wedding. The color scheme was pulled from a peacock feather. The significance of this was that peacocks would roam around Nicole's parents' house, when she was young. There was no stiffness or formality with this wedding! Their invitations had a retro feel, with bold colored and patterns. The grandmother of the bride created all of the florals with a loose and textured style. The bridesmaids wore bright blue dresses, reminiscent of a peacock. The ceremony took place on the beach and was a mostly standing ceremony. A bamboo arbor with a floral accent framed off the couple. The reception was filled with draped areas and multi-colored uplighting. The guests were created with bottle opener favors, in honor of bride & groom's love of beer! To continue this theme, the centerpieces were multi-colored floral arrangements in beer mugs, also created by the grandmother of the groom. The linens and chaircovers were spandex to add to the clean look. The cake was simple and kept white to stand out among the colorful room, and sat atop a gold linen.

Nicole & Nick - It was very fun to work with you! Your wedding was fun-filled and fabulous! Good luck for a long and happy life together!

Wedding Coordination: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!
Cake: Publix
Catering: Green Iquana
Decor, A/V, Linens, & Rentals: conceptBAIT
Hotel Accommodations & Ceremony Venue: Sunset Vistas
Ceremony Music: A Summer Breeze Entertainment
DJ: Benski B Productions
Photography: Left Turn Photo
Rentals: Gulf Beach Weddings
Transportation: Escalade Limo Company
Reception Venue & Bar: Gulfport Casino Ballroom

Images courtesy of Left Turn Photo.

KISS & TELL: Kate & Mike

Wow! So much love we've been receiving!! Kate & Mike were an amazing couple to work with!


I wanted to take a couple of minutes, now that things have calmed down, to thank you for all that you did to make our wedding the most amazing day of our lives so far. I have mentioned to so many people that I was so grateful for all of your help. Whenever anyone mentioned how relaxed I seemed, I would reply, 'because Staci has it all under control.' I could not believe how well the entire reception came together with no stress on my part. My family was so impressed with your ability to have Kleenex for kiddos running noses and shout wipes for spills. I cannot thank you enough and I will be sure to recommend your services to anyone I know getting married in the future.


Kate & Mike, we wish you and your family joy and love to last a lifetime! God bless!

Image courtesy of A Fly on the Wall Photography.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Robin & Byron

Robin & Byron's wedding has been featured on the Limelight Photography blog. Check it out!

We're looking forward to bringing you lots of fun detail photos of this fabulous wedding!

Image courtesy of Limelight Photography.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Kiss & Tell: Lisa & Nick

A special thank you to Lisa & Nick, who provided us with these sweet words -

"One of the best things I did in planning the wedding was work with Staci Mandikas, owner of Unique Event Design, LLC. I thought I had most everything done on my list, but I was so wrong. When my husband and I met Staci we realized she was going to help us raise our wedding experience to the highest level. She's very detail-oriented, and makes you feel like you're the only wedding she's working on. On top of that she's creative, and a blast to brainstorm with. If you haven't started thinking about your table card holders, never fear, she comes up with the best ideas. When it came down to the day of, Staci and her assistant were a dream. They fit in with friends, family and other vendors so well, and were everything to us: time-keepers, nerves-calmers, vendor-partners...maestros of the event. I don't know what we would have done without Staci. Fun story! When our wedding party came up with a last minute idea to decorate our bed & breakfast room with rose petals and candles; all they did was utter the words in front of Staci, and "consider it done" was her calm response. They let the frantic worry of planning out their last minute idea, and when we came back to the room; it was magically romantic. If you're looking for someone to go above and beyond your expectations, and an expert to make your day everything it could possibly be; call Staci."

Lisa & Nick, thank you for allowing us to be a part of the happiest day of your lives! It was a true joy to help make your wedding day a perfect reflection of you two!

Image courtesy of Limelight Photography.

Kiss & Tell: Holly & Matt

Holly and Matt were so much fun to work with! Their garden wedding was filled with simple elegance and their personalities.

"Staci was AWESOME to work with. There are so many things that go into making a wedding and reception a success... most of which we wouldn't have thought of if it hadn't been for Staci! She was able to take what we knew we wanted and didn't want and help us to create a picture perfect wedding! Thank you Staci!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Holly & Matt, we hope your wedding day was filled with love, joy, and fun! We wish you a long and happy life together!

Image courtesy of Lifelong Studios.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

KISS & TELL: Lisa & Nick

A special thank you to Lisa's mom, Darlene, for her kind words -

"Staci was absolutely amazing. Our daughter's wedding could have been a logistical nightmare, yet Staci's expertise shined through. I did not have to worry about 1 thing because i knew Staci would handle it. Our wedding was held in the garden of a bed and breakfast which required major logistical maneuvering of all of the guests as well as coordinating all of the vendors. It was absolutely perfect!!! Our guests are still in awe! Staci provided vendors which were without a doubt the best in the industry. Many of our guests commented how they wished that they knew Staci because of the fabulous event she did. Kudos to Staci and her staff for a magnificent job from the bottom of my heart!"

Lisa, Nick, and of course, Darlene - We wish you and your family all the best for a long, healthy, and happy life! And loads of love!

Image courtesy of Limelight Photography.

Monday, April 4, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Lisa & Nick

Lisa & Nick's wedding has been featured on the Limelight Photography Blog. Check it out here!
Stay tuned! There are many, many more beautiful photos to come!

Images courtesy of Limelight Photography.

Kiss & Tell: Ally & Ryan

We were so very blown away by these kind words from Ally & Ryan!

"I have to admit I was a little leary about hiring a wedding planner. Not only did I not want to spend the money but I honestly thought I could do it all on my own. Thank God my mom made the decision for me and hired Unique Event Design!!!!! Staci and her staff were absolutely amazing! Not only did she make the Rehearsal Dinner a huge success and made sure it was exactly what I had envisioned, but she made my wedding day a dream come true. I had what every little girl dreams of and wouldn’t have been able to pull it all off without the help of Staci. During the whole wedding planning process she really made me feel like I was the center of her world. She never let on that she had other clients and tons of other things to do. She took her time and made sure she knew what my dream was and how I wanted everything to be. From the smallest detail to the I Do's and beyond, Staci brought my dream to life. My husband, who was against hiring a wedding planner, could do nothing but rave about Staci to everyone. Everytime we talk about the wedding, he says, "Thank God Staci was there." We actually tease each other now about how dreadful our wedding would have been without Staci. Staci referred us to many of our vendors, all of whom we loved! I feel like all I did was pick the venue, pick the dress, and tell Staci my dream…. She made it all happen. I could not thank Unique Event Design enough…. I love them all and not only did they become my wedding planning entourage but they became my friends."

Ally & Ryan, thank you so much for sharing these amazing words that brough tears to our eyes! We wish you and your family, a long and happy life together!

Image courtesy of Life Long Studios.