Wednesday, June 15, 2011

UNIQUE Wedding: Rosemarie & J.P. at Northeast Park Baptist Church & The St. Pete Museum of Fine Arts

Rosemarie & J.P. were introduced to us from a previous client and it was an instant connection! Both Rosemarie and J.P. are very sweet people and come from amazing families! They opted to do a first look in the sculpture garden, with her parents present. J.P.'s father is deceased so they visited his grave before the ceremony to pay their respects on the important day. Rosemarie said "yes" at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel Christmas tree, so they also visited this location that was so important in their lives. Following the Ceremony, the couple strolled through the museum taking in the variety of art. The groom is photography hobbyist, so the bride surprised him with a 3D camera cake that has my jaw on the floor!

Rosemarie & J.P., you have many long and happy years ahead of you! We wish you all the best!

Wedding Coordination: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!

Bar: Catering by Lundy's

Catering, Cake, Rentals & Linens: Olympia Catering & Events

Decor: MMD Events

DJ & Lighting: DJ Felix

Tuxedo Rental: Men's Wearhouse

Videographer: Clear Vision Pictures

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

UNIQUE Wedding: Amber & Bryan at a Treasure Island Private Residence

Amber & Bryan are a fun couple that live in North Carolina. Amber and her family are from the bay area, and they decided to get married in her uncle's backyard on TreasureIsland, on the Intercoastal Waterway. They were not interested in the typical beachy color scheme, but rather a UNIQUE combination of tangerine, eggplant, and lime. The best photo op of the day was the bride's uncle's cherry red Corvette, which the newlyweds drove to the Gulf side of the island to get some shots in the sand. This was definitely NOT a stuffy wedding! The guests enjoyed the cocktail-style reception and smore station.

Amber & Bryan, we wish you all the best for a long and happy life together!

Event Design & Planning: UNIQUE Event Design...of course!
Lighting & DJ: A Premiere Entertainment
Bar & Catering: Delectables Catering
Cake: Publix
Florist: Events in Bloom
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee Hair & Makeup Group
Hotel Accommodations: Bilmar Beach Resort
Linens: Connie Duglin
Photography: Life Long Studios
Rehearsal Dinner: Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club
Stationery: Paper Presence
Tent & Rentals: Coast to Coast Event Rentals
Transportation: Escalade Limo Company
Tuxedo Rental: Mens Warehouse
Venue: Private Residence

Monday, June 13, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Amanda & Anthony (Hollis Garden Featured on Every Last Detail)

Amanda & Anthony's modern, garden wedding has been featured on Every Last Detail. Check it out here!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

UNQUE Feature: Robin & Byron's Candy Bar

Robin & Byron's Gator-themed candy bar has been featured on the Chic Sweets blog! Check it out here!

Images courtesy of Limelight Photography.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

UNIQUE Feature: Ally & Ryan's Candy Bar!

Ally & Ryan's sophistated candy bar has been featured on the Chic Sweets Blog! Check it out here!

Images courtesy of Life Long Studios.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Gorgeous Gardenias!

We here at UNIQUE Event Design, are big fans of gardenias! They are soft, elegant, and smell ah-mazing!

Some fun info that we were able to gather about the the gorgeous gardenia -

"The Gardenia was founded in the native area of South Africa. This flower does well in high 60’s low 70’s degree weather, it blossoms from mid-spring to mid-summer and has a sweet smelling scent. For wedding decor the gardenia is great to use as a fashion fopa. It can be used in a tall elaborate centerpiece or as simple floating flower accented with candles to add elegance. If you’re thinking about using the gardenia as or in the bouquet you might want to think twice because this type of flower can bruise and brown very easily. Something else that we learned was that if you spray a gardenia with straight lemon juice to prevent browning."

Gardenias add a feminine touch to a centerpiece.

The dark green of the gardenia leaf breaks up the white and adds a sophisticated touch to any bouquet.

A gardenia in your hair can add a timeless touch!

A really, fun and UNIQUE fact, is that Carrie Bradshaw had gardenias in her bouquet in the Sex in the City movie!

Have you opted to include gardenias in your wedding? Are there other fragrant flowers that have landed on your "must have" flower list?