Friday, December 12, 2008

Spreading Good Will Uniquely

December 11, 2008, Spreading good will and connecting beyond our industry. Unique Option & Puff N’ Stuff teamed up to bring over the top holiday cheer through another means. Bringing on a holiday feast to those less fortunate with no home for the holidays- The Downtown Orlando homeless community experienced quite a treat of delicables which included a menu of fine cuisine courtesy of the two event partners:

GARDEN SALAD with tomatoes, carrots, cucumber, toasted sunflower seeds, house-made parmesan croutons and champagne vinaigrette
OVEN ROASTED TURKEY BREAST MEDALLIONS with pan gravy
TRADITIONAL CORNBREAD DRESSING
RED SKINNED GARLIC MASHED POTATOES
GREEN BEANS ALMONDINE
ASSORTED ROLLS with butter
PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE
ICED TEA with sliced lemons

Much thanks to Ralph at Puff N' Stuff for his maestro leadership during the event and much thanks to Warren for the amazing food donation.

As long standing members of the Orlando community, Unique Option is dedicated in spreading good will for the holidays and throughout the year and this month we incorporated good will, good fun and appreciation all at once at our December bonding event.

The festivities continued on after the homeless feeding at Church Street's Hamburger Marys. Much thanks to John Paonessa & the Hamburger Marys staff for their hospitality and great burgers and martinis.

And great thanks to those guests who came out yesterday evening and toasted the holidays with the Unique Option team. We heart our industry partners, clients and colleagues - Jackie & Michelle with Ginn Reunion Resort, Marina with JW Marriot Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes, Ralph at Universal Orlando, Dave with ME Productions, Dianne with the Courtyard Marriott Ocoee, Tommy with Greenery Productions, Christine & Christian with TreeFrog Cinegraphix, Jessy with E-Events all the delightful guests that also attended.

Great holiday fun!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Knot Florida Fall/Winter 2008

We love publicity! We also love our clients and partners! Much thanks goes out to Tommy/ Marketing/Sales Director at Greenery Productions for informing us of this great event coverage in the Fall/Winter issue of the Knot Florida magazine.

We teamed up with one of our many favorite local wedding planners- Lisa Konecny of E-Events for one of the Knot Florida showcasing events. Check out the coverage:

We featured one of our recently retired Hepburn chairs to the table setting grouping. It was a great pleasure to be involved along with many talented local event resources- Flourish Productions, Dragonfly Custom Designs, DJ Carl and Wine by Design.

Monday, November 24, 2008

November Bonding Event at The Sushi House

Thursday, November 13th we hosted Make your own sushi and eat it too! Our first official exclusive bonding event at The Sushi House.

We transformed the Orlando Sushi House into a modern, Japanese dining room surrounded by Bamboo accents and peaceful Water Walls and used our White Eccentric line along with our White Lacquer tables along the restaurant's perimeter for seating which also doubled as a working table to roll and enjoy sushi rolls. In the center of the restaurant our Hepburn Bar tables and Mocha Leather cafe stools created a good working area as well as completed the Zen feel.


Thanks to the knowledgeable and generous sushi chef Mr. Dunn, who provided us with all the tools we needed, we were able to learn how to make our own sushi rolls, learned Japanese dining customs, and even had a sake ceremony! This was definitely a creative bonding experience!





Thanks to Heather Wilson and Robyn Jacobs of ME Productions, Bill Masterson, Keirsten Dossey, Amy Leas, and Jay Tappen of Experience Florida, Debbe King and Raul Balda from Lynx, Maisa Kingstone of Heaven Event Center, Melissa Collier and Emma Casares of Hello Florida, and Nia Netane and Vika Netane of Netane Entertainment for making it, we really appreciate it and had such a great time with everyone. Please be on the lookout for our next bonding event on December 11…Check out the pictures by E. from Epic Photography

November Bonding Event at The Sushi House Pictures

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Brides Florida Magazine Miami Networking at the Palms



October 21st, 2008
- Creative inspirations exploded all in the name of everything weddings at Brides.com quarterly networking event which was held at The Palms in Miami Beach.


Many thanks to Aymee Sutterby of Brides Florida for nominating us for the preferred Furniture and decor partner to participate. We look forward to a wonderful Orlando event in March '09. Aymee was all praise about the Miami event... She commented:
"It was awesome. The furniture was AMAZING there were a lot of people overall a really great experience and you guys definitely had a big part in the success. I look forward to our Orlando event"
We showcased outdoors our popular White Eccentric benches and indoors our Pacific Collection sectional.












The event was truly beautiful and amazingly put together with the teamwork of great vendor partnerships who included:


For more Wedding inspiration and ideas along with event photos Check out our Wedding Flickr slideshow:
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Unique Option Wedding Furniture & Decor

Friday, October 24, 2008

VINO!



Vino, great food, great contributors,
and all for a great cause.




This past weekend we had the opportunity to participate as a sponsor for Easter Seal's 9th annual VINO event which raised over $55,000 for people in Central Florida with disabilities and special needs. Local restaurateurs provided some delectable food samplings which were complimented by the best of Orlando's winerys with their finest Merlots, chardonnays and unique wine selections. Church Street Station and the Puff N' Stuff staff hosted the event at their amazing historical venue..


Our
Beige Intrigue collection with our Crescent Coffee Tables along with C&S Themed events infamous red cushion walls set the scene for a relaxing lounge area for guests.







Our fine guests who accompanied us included Marina from the Orlando Ritz Carlton's event planning team and
E from Epic Photography who documented this most appetizing event. Thank you E for the great photos!


Monday, October 13, 2008

Pampering & Relaxation...

Massages, Facials, Fish Pedicures, relaxation, bonding, fun and cocktails. What better way to complete a week! Friday, October 3rd we debuted our industry bonding event, the 1st of many exciting, interactive relationship building events to come. That is what true partnerships are all about! Check out the fun flicks from our last event at the Spa... Much thanks goes out to our friends at Hello Florida, The Ritz Carlton, Tommy at Greenery Productions, and Tish with PowerSnaps for coming out and relaxing with us!

Stay tuned for our next event... Coming November 13th... mark your calenders..











Much thanks and props go out to our amazing photographer and partner-
Hanif Abdur- Rahim..

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Exotic Cars, Blinged out Watches & Dwight Howard?

Bugatti, Maserati, Ferrari, Lamborghinis oh my! Exotic cars coupled with diamond studded watches- chromed out this magical evening at one of Orlando's hottest new venues- Luxautica- exotic car gallery.

Orlando Magic's all-star superman dunker - Dwight Howard hosted the Friday evening event launching his Signature watch with Armaan Swiss Diamond Watches which is exclusively carried at Rocks Fine Jewelry in Orlando & Winter Park.

These exclusive Armaan Swiss Diamond Watches are produced as limited-editions with less than 3,000 pieces for the entire world wide market in 2007. The collection debuted in the United States this year. The exceptional style and craftsmanship of Armaan watches has made them sought after among celebrities including NBA stars and Gold Medal Olympians Dwight Howard and Dwayne Wade, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, actress Tisha Campbell and singer Kelis among many others.

Unique Option decked the place out with the caliente Red Eccentric collection with Mod lounge chairs, black coffee tables with red nesting cubes along with the black cross end tables to add functionality to the groupings..


Check it out.. Photos by Orlando fashion photographer- Hanif Abdur-Rahim















Monday, September 22, 2008

ISES Orlando- September Meeting- Heavenly Holidaze



September's monthly meeting for ISES Orlando was a grand one at that and all for a great cause.

Helping Association Professionals in Need that is what the SEARCH Foundation is all about and this monthly meeting helped raise money for SEARCH for their ongoing mission to help event professionals across the country who are in need and experiencing difficult and devastating times.



This past, Tuesday, September 16, 2008, our member association's Orlando chapter - The International Special Event Society (ISES) hosted their 2nd annual “ISES Gives Back” event to a crowd of close to 200 attendees.

Unique Option had the pleasure of sponsoring the event along with an impressive line-up of 18 ISES Orlando companies that collaborated together and showcased over $100,000 worth of event services and products.

The ISES Program team and sponsors created a winter wonderland themed event entitled Heavenly Holidaze - a befitting theme which tied into the 7,000 square feet venue named- Heaven Event Center- Max King Realty’s newest event space and office condo in the industrial business district in South Orlando.

We also provided Orlando’s top 3 catering companies- Arthur’s Catering, Big City Catering, Puff ‘n Stuff with an amazing group of furniture to showcase their array of cuisine samplings from Moroccan to Far East tastings.



The interior of the space was decked out in white and ice blue tones, which complimented the theme beautifully. Plush white furniture groupings and catering displays were provided by Unique Option, with floral accents on top by Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations. A frosted bar and light-up displays for the silent auction were provided by Ice Magic. Flourish Productions designed purple and gold heart-shaped accents, which complimented the SEARCH foundation logo. The red carpet entrance with stansions, staging and backdrop were provided by C&S Themed Events. ASI Production Services added white sateen pipe and drape to frame the stage. Additional linen accents were contributed by Kirby Rentals.



Audio, lighting design and production support came from Chameleon Designs, with special touches including a laser grafitti screen and water effects outside the venue. The musical acts included International Chanteuse Morganne (sponsored by Bravo Entertainment), Tina Turner-impersonator Brenda White (self-represented) and local a capella act 4:2:Five (sponsored by Metropolis Productions).

Videography was provided by Optumedia, and photography by Christie’s Photographic Studios. A video montage with sponsor logos, provided by W5 Creative, provided visual interest as guests entered the event. Airstar America provided an illuminated airstar balloon at the front entrance, complete with ISES logo.

For more event photos- Click here to check out ISES Orlando’s Flickr page:

Big shouts out to all the companies involved..
Event Producers- ISES Orlando Program & Education Team
AirStar America
Arthur’s Catering
ASI Production Services
BarFly Beverage Catering
Big City Catering
Bravo Entertainment
C&S Themed Events
Chameleon Designs
Cheryl’s Distinctive Creations
Christie’s Photographic Studios
Flourish Productions
Heaven Event Center
Ice Magic
Kirby Rentals, LLC
Metropolis Productions
Optumedia
Puff N’ Stuff
W5 Creative

For more information about ISES Orlando, go to www.isesorlando.com

Monday, September 15, 2008

Introducing our New Branding...



We are proud to announce Unique Option's new branding!


What's New? Our logo is refreshed with vivid cyan blue and an interesting new layout and business tag. We are your event partner, in addition to providing amazing quality furniture for events, meetings and functions we are your source as a event partner that provides solutions and creative input for your next event to be a truly memorable and impactful one.


While rolling out our new branding we are also emphasizing our company's values, which revolve around 3 key principles:

Integrity
the quality of our people.

Flexibility
the nature of our thinking.

Extensive
the depth of our resources.

Our new logo represents our long term commitment to our clients, industry and business.

Adding partner as our business tag, truly displays our continuous dedication as a partner you can rely on today and whom you can plan a successful future with. Our values drive our desire to a successful partnership with you!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Hope & Help Headress Ball 2008


Saturday September 6th, Central Florida's Hope & Help Center hosted the 19th Annual Headdress Ball 2008 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate. Headdress Ball is known as Orlando’s most outrageous black tie event, which features a Las Vegas-style show, gourmet dinner, live and silent auction and so much more. The theme this year was “Wild Thing: A Night at Headdress..

Our founder and creative leader- Awny Khashoggi serves on the board of directors for the charity whose mission is to save lives by eliminating the spread of HIV/AIDS, and to provide support, education and care for individuals living with the disease in the Central Florida community.

Event producers/Hope & Help's Development Director- Maggie King and Event Manager, Beth George did an amazing job along with their support staff and volunteers.

Check out the photos.. Crazy headdresses, chic furniture, props, lighting, staging and atmosphere. Furniture courtesy of yours truly- Unique Option, Props from our friends at C&S Themed Events. Pipe & Drape and staging by ASI Productions (whose owners were honored and awarded for their contributions). Foliage by: Greenery Productions & Wild Thing centerpieces by Lee James Floral. Stage Audio & Lighting by: PSAV & LMG, VIP reception lighting and atmosphere design-
Chameleon Designs. Linens by Kirby Rentals and entertainment performances from Hard Drive Productions & Best Entertainment.









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