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
Puff N’ Stuff
W5 Creative

For more information about ISES Orlando, go to

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:

the quality of our people.

the nature of our thinking.

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.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

2nd Annual Taste of NACE

August 26th, 2008- The Florida West Coast and Orlando chapters of the National Association of Catering Executives hosted the 2nd annual Taste of NACE event at Lakeland's Fantasy of Flight.

Taste of NACE
is a yearly event where The National Association of Catering Executives member companies collaborate to exhibit their best menu selections as well as display their company capabilities in front of fellow members and associates. This year, Unique Option had the pleasure of sponsoring the event furniture for the fashion show portion of the evening. We also enlisted local Orlando entertainer- Ashley Sommers to strike a pose on the runway and represent as our model for the show.

The interior entrance of Taste of NACE, our friends and partners at Air Star America provided the ceiling balloons.
Sheri & Ashley Sommers pose for the camera with Homer Simpson as Universal Orlando provided Krusty Burgers and Duff Beer that evening.

Our friends at Florida Brides magazineand Cheryl's Distinctive Creations were booth neighbors. Cheryl showed off her rose model display.

Our Tampa AE, Christina Houston fell in love with Homer!

Orlando AE- Dianne Honel sampled some tastings.

Penny offered fashion tips to Pananche's Greek inspired model

Our White Eccentric sofas provided the seating for the fashion show. While Wizard Connection provided the LED waterfall and colorfully lite runway.

Our Hepburn Tables and Mocha Cafe Stools provided the reception area seating for the Fashion show.
Billy Singleton - Director of F&B of the Villas of Grand Cypress played master of ceremonies for the evening.

The crowd was loving the fashion show!

Michelle, Cheryl Distinctive Creations fashion model & Awny pose for a photo opp.

Michelle, Aymee of Brides Florida Magazine & Miss Ashley Sommers.

The runway show

Miss Ashley Sommers graces the runway

Puff N Stuff models strut down the runway promoting their new menu