Category Archives: UNIQUE Weddings & Events

“Best of” 2020 Wedding Receptions

Timeless, Classic Ivory and Blush Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault “We wanted a very timeless, classic, romantic theme for our wedding, very neutral colors, and a lot of candles. The crystal candelabras were my biggest focus. We chose ivory, blush, and sage for our colors. We felt it was a classic look that complimented...

Spooky Downtown St. Pete Halloween Wedding | Manhattan Casino

Debbie and Mark’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a spectacular and spooky soirée that incorporated their October 30th wedding date as the perfect opportunity to host a Halloween-themed wedding day. To create a festive guest experience for their intimate 46-person event, every detail of Halloween was intertwined into the theme and decor. “We choose a...

Whimsical Succulent Inspired Downtown Tampa Wedding | Rialto Theatre

Val and Bob’s whimsical downtown Tampa wedding featured greenery centerpieces with succulent accents and a green, blue, and purple color palette. “We are big fans of Wes Anderson movies and were inspired by his style for our details and décor,” the bride shared. “Our invitations were created to resemble a book cover from an author...

Lavish Black and White New Year’s Eve Wedding | The University of Tampa

Sarah and Ralph’s swanky downtown Tampa wedding kept the New Year’s Eve atmosphere in check for their guest list of 140 with an upscale ambiance and designated dessert room. Welcoming loved ones from all over the world, the St. Pete bride and groom ensured the start to the year and their lives together were a...

Multi-Cultural Gold and Emerald St. Pete Beach Wedding | Don CeSar Wedding

Bruna and Michael’s sophisticated St. Pete Beach wedding honored their colorful heritage and sophisticated taste with a timeless celebration. Incorporating gorgeous gold accents and pops of dark green, the Washington D.C. couple tied the knot in front of 130 friends and family from all over the country. Planning a destination Florida wedding, the bride looked...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Details and Decor

Luxurious Tropical Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Vinoy Renaissance Ahyoung and Lamont’s downtown St. Pete wedding was a tropical paradise filled with luxurious white orchids and rich dark-green florals. “Even though we had a fall wedding, we still wanted the colors and theme to be very representative of Florida, where we met each other...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions 2019 | Part 2

Luxurious Pink and Green Garden Ceremony & Reception | Belleview Inn Envisioning a garden-inspired ceremony filled with whimsy and touches of modern decor, this luxurious stylized wedding shoot features two jaw-dropping floral backdrops, outfit changes for both the bride and groom and a historic wedding venue just minutes from Clearwater Beach. The design duo of...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Receptions | Part 1

Modern Boho St. Pete Beach Wedding Inspiration | The Don CeSar When you take an iconic St. Pete Beach hotel and incorporate eclectic details, the result is charming elegance that captures a subtle yet chic ambiance. Bringing together The Don CeSar’s recently renovated youthful modern look, St. Pete wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings + Events created an...

“Best of” 2019: Wedding Ceremonies

Romantic Dusty Blue and White Safety Harbor Wedding | Harborside Chapel This Safety Harbor wedding combined colorful Scottish traditions with charming personal details resulting in a classic yet romantic atmosphere with soft and warm accents. Looking for a church that was open and airy was important for the Tampa natives, and when they arrived at...

Urban Meets Garden Chic Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Station House

  Madeline and Quentin’s one-of-a-kind downtown St. Pete wedding perfectly captured their love with two unique venues, a gorgeous outdoor reception, and plenty of dancing under the stars. “We didn’t really have a theme, but we did joke that our was theme was somewhat Surreal Love since we were at the Dali! Both our venues...

Vibrant Downtown St. Pete Rooftop Wedding Inspiration | Red Mesa Events

  Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, Red Mesa Events is a hidden gem of a wedding venue space offering rooftop views and an eclectic, elegant setting that truly encompasses the St. Pete culture. With its original exposed brick, two stunning chandeliers and herringbone wood floor, La Florida Ballroom is an exquisite, 1,200-square-foot...

Expert Advice: 5 Things International Couples Need to Know About Hosting a Destination Florida Wedding

  Tampa Bay is one of the top cities for destination weddings in the U.S. and especially attractive for international couples looking to wed in Florida. Getting married in the States can have its challenges if you’re not familiar with the laws, customs, and expectations of an American wedding. With Florida located in the southern...

Modern Boho St. Pete Beach Wedding Inspiration | The Don CeSar

  When you take an iconic St. Pete Beach hotel and incorporate eclectic details, the result is charming elegance that captures a subtle yet chic ambiance. Bringing together The Don CeSar’s recently renovated youthful modern look, St. Pete wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings + Events created an organic yet bohemian theme for this...

Intimate, Organic St. Pete Mermaid Inspired Styled Wedding | Fort DeSoto Park

  With the waves crashing against the white sandy beach and the desolate island creating the perfect escape, this coastal St. Petersburg styled shoot captured a tale of two souls from very different worlds. Incorporating the soft organic elements of Fort DeSoto Park, Tampa Bay wedding planner and designer UNIQUE Weddings & Events tied together a...

Who’s Who of Tampa Bay Wedding Pros: UNIQUE Weddings & Events

  Over the years, we reviewed hundreds of weddings, with every trend, color palette, and theme imaginable. Though, when an UNIQUE Weddings & Events real wedding shows up in our inbox, we know we’re in for a treat! Tampa Bay wedding planner Staci Mandikas skillfully applies her creativity and design background to deliver an “outside of...

Unveiling The Don CeSar Hotel Ballroom Renovation | Marry Me Tampa Bay “Before 5” Networking

  Pretty in pink, historic in nature, and a true iconic treasure to the Tampa Bay area, located in St. Pete Beach, The Don Cesar Hotel has been a staple landmark for our area since the 1920s’. Featuring uninterrupted views of the Gulf of Mexico and luxury amenities, we jumped at the chance to host...

Organic Blush Pink and Navy St. Petersburg Wedding | St. Pete Beach Community Center

  Katie and Jason’s St. Pete Beach wedding featured a traditional Catholic church ceremony, followed by beach wedding portraits and an elegant blush pink and navy reception. “They had some initial ideas that we just expanded on: timeless and classic, with a strong natural and organic presence,” St. Pete wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings...

Blue and Ivory Organic, Outdoor South Tampa Wedding | Westshore Yacht Club

  Courtney and Tommy’s waterfront South Tampa wedding featured a southern inspired theme with shades of blue, ivory and metallic accents. Creating the perfect ambiance for their outdoor ceremony and reception, Tampa wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings and Events helped the couple create a timeless look that would complement their gorgeous Mediterranean-style wedding...

Intimate Organic Copper and Orange South Tampa Wedding | The Epicurean

  Sarat and Colin’s unique South Tampa wedding featured an organic and geometric inspired theme with a bold and modern color palette. “We spoke with our wedding planner Staci from UNIQUE Weddings and Events, and she was able to look at our Pinterest idea board and come up with an overall theme,” the bride explained....

Glamorous, Modern Black and White Rustic Meets City Wedding | Stonebridge at The Lange Farm

  Transforming a typically rustic, country chic wedding venue into a luxe modern space is no easy feat, unless you have the right designer and decor! For this Tampa Bay inspired wedding styled shoot, “plansigner” (planner/designer) Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE Weddings and Events opted for city sophistication, modern style and high fashion as her inspiration....

French Inspired Marie Antoinette St. Petersburg Wedding Shoot | NOVA 535

Downtown St. Pete Wedding Inspiration | NOVA 535 Wedding Styled Shoot Opulent elegance and over-the-top wedding decor created an ornate design at one of the most unique downtown St. Pete wedding venues, NOVA 535. The day began with transforming NOVA 535 into an 18th century haven, while placing an emphasis on heavy fabrics, ornate decor...

Expert Advice: How to Make Your Wedding Unique

Wedding Planning Advice | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner UNIQUE Weddings & Events One of the most important elements of designing your wedding is to make it be reflection of you and your fiancé. Your guests want to attending a wedding that has touches of you sprinkled throughout. Tampa Bay wedding planner Staci Mandikas of UNIQUE...

Lavender and Turquoise Waterfront Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate

Outdoor Sarasota Wedding | Powel Crosley Estate Wedding Anna and John’s Sarasota wedding featured an outdoor, waterfront reception with soft colors of lavender and turquoise. “Our theme was beach chic,” the bride shared. “We love the beach, but also wanted our wedding to have an elegant look and feel to it.” The Tampa couple searched...

Whimsical Alice In Wonderland Inspired St. Petersburg Wedding | Dali Museum

Whimsical Alice In Wonderland Inspired Wedding | Dali Museum Wedding Paige and Rick’s downtown St. Pete wedding featured a whimsical theme showcasing the pair’s uniqueness and love for art. “Salvador Dali is my most favorite artist, and I have Alice in Wonderland tattoos on my right leg,” the bride explained. “Dali illustrated a version of Lewis...

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Marry Me Tampa Bay editor, Anna Coats, created Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012 to showcase the area's best local weddings and vendors. She has been featured as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Fox13, ABC Action News, Great Day Tampa Bay, and Bay News 9 (now Spectrum).

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Avila Golf & Country Club

Florida Rustic Barn Weddings

The Vault

The Godfrey Hotel

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Red Mesa Events

Kera Photography

Lifelong Photography Studio

Creative Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait with Veil Blowing in Wind | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio

Carrie Wildes Photography

dewitt for love

Modern Dramatic Unique Asymmetrical Red Wedding Bridal Bouquet with Ranunculus Tulips Protea Roses Anemone and Amaryllis | Dewitt for Love Photography

Breezin’ Weddings

Florida Bride and Groom Romantic Portrait Under Whimsical and Lush Circular Floral Arch with Pampas Grass, White and Blush Pink Roses, Hydrangeas and Greenery, Bride in Full Length Veil | Tampa Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | Wedding Dress Isabel O'Neil Bridal | Wedding Hair Femme Akoi | Waterfront Wedding Venue Tampa Yacht and Country Club

Coastal Coordinating

UNIQUE Weddings & Events

Parties a la Carte

Special Moments Event Planning

Modern, Garden Inspired Wedding Decor, Blush Pink Floral Wall and White Draping, Gazebo, Outdoor Dance Floor, Long Feasting Tables. Rose Gold Chiavari Chairs, Floral Curly Willow Arches | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Tampa Bay Wedding Florist Gabro Event Services | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals A Chair Affair

Bruce Wayne Florals

Truly Forever Bridal

Michele Renee The Studio

Elite Events Catering

Tastes of Tampa Bay

Graingertainment

Longboat Key Club

Beso Del Sol

Isla del Sol Yacht & Country Club

The Poynter Institute

The Don CeSar Hotel

Hotel Zamora

Postcard Inn

The Mahaffey Theater

Hotel Alba

Bayou Club

Kemari Lyn Films

amber mcwhorter photography

Spaghetti Strap Casablanca Ivory Simple Slip Wedding Dress Bridal Gown | Light Blue Grey Groom Suit | Outdoor Bride and Groom Beach Portrait at Tampa St Pete Florida COVID Destination Elopement Beach Wedding Ceremony | Neutral White Ivory and Greenery Bridal Bouquet | Amber McWhorter Photography

Luxe Light Images

Gulf Beach Weddings

Elope Tampa Bay

Tampa Bay Wedding Elopement Planning | Elope Tampa Bay

eventfull weddings

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner EventFull Weddings

Monarch Events And Design

Cascade Bridal Bouquet with White and Blush Pink Roses and Ranunculus, White Astilbe, Ivory Stock, Greenery and Eucalyptus | Tampa Wedding Florist Monarch Events and Design

Lynn’s Catering

Amici’s Catered Cuisine

Sweetly Dipped Confections

Nikki’s Glitz and Glam Boutique

Tropical Boho Bride and Groom Excited After Exchanging Vows, Bride in Flowy Deep V Neck Wedding Dress, Colorful Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Venue The Godfrey | Wedding Planner Elope Tampa Bay | Wedding Florist Brides N Blooms | Wedding Dress Nikki's Glitz and Glam | Wedding Hair and Makeup Femme Akoi Beauty Studio | Amber McWhorter Photography

Bella Bridesmaid

A&P Designs

Bay Kings Band

Grant Hemond & Associates

breezin' entertainment

St. Petersburg Wedding DJ Breezin' Entertainment

A Chair Affair

outside the box

Tampa Bay Bride and Groom Cheers in front of Champagne Wall, Greenery Boxwood Bubbly Wall Rental, Bride Holding Vibrant Jewel Toned Floral Bouquet with Bright Pink Roses, Ivory, Purple, and Blue Flowers | Florida Wedding Planner Breezin' Weddings | South Tampa Outside The Box Event Rentals