The Icing on Your Wedding Cake.
Andrea has always LOVED weddings. She loves a good happily ever after, and all of the joy and love that make a big day so special. Her love for weddings started very early in her life, when at the young age of two, she got lost in Macy’s, and when she was found, she was wrapped up in two wedding gowns. She screamed as her mother pulled her out of the gowns and away from what she already knew she loved.
Andrea graduated from the University of Central Florida Rosen College with a degree in Event Management. Through her exciting Catering Manager/ Wedding Specialist career, Andrea was honored to be a part of the opening team for the Four Diamond Hilton Orlando, and the Four Diamond Wyndham Grand Orlando, as well as the Opening of a Grand ballroom at the Four Diamond Westin Orlando. Career highlights at those properties include being solely responsible for setting up the entire Catering & Wedding Department for the Hotels, and specializing and developing the menus & packages.
She has also been named Employee of the Year, and was honored to receive the Spirit of Hilton Excellence Award and Manager of the Quarter. Though working in a hotel was exciting and very rewarding for Andrea, she knew that after 6 years of working closely with wedding planners to create the perfect ‘Happily Ever After’ for the bride & grooms, she wanted to be in charge of all of the details herself; she wanted to be the one to bring wedding visions to life.
There is something special and extraordinary about being a part of a couple’s journey to marriage. From the initial planning stages, to venue decisions, to bringing all of the pieces of the wedding puzzle together, Andrea truly cares about every detail that is part of a wedding day. Each wedding is truly unique; unique to a couple’s love, their fairytale story, and the bond they share. It’s Andrea’s mission to ensure that each and every couple have the wedding that is representative of the couple, who they are, and the love they share.
Andrea is a wife to her college sweetheart and the best groom she has ever known.
Mickey Grier is one of few Orlando, Florida natives. Graduating from the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Event Management. Mickey worked through college making his learning experience twice as exciting!
His professional career includes over 250 wedding sets. He is passionate about “understanding Bride’s needs, creating custom solutions and building new relationships.” Mickey’s strengths include creative wedding design, event/wedding operations, and on-site logistics.
Awards & Accolades
Grace Ormonde Platinum List 2009
Grace Ormonde Platinum List 2008
2011 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings
2010 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings
2009 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings
2008 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings
2007 Pick for The Knot Best of Weddings
Honored at “The Special Event 2006” for Heather Snively’s
nomination of the prestigious Gala Award for “Best Wedding”.
2005 Gala Nominee/Finalist
Backstreet Boy singer, Howie Dorough and Leigh Boniello
New York Yankees outfielder Johnny Damon and Michelle Mangan
Orlando Magic star guard, Jameer Nelson and Imani Tillery
Former NBA superstar, Horace Grant and Andrea Green
Former NFL great, Marshall Faulk and Lindsay Stout
Detroit Tigers ball club pitcher, Kyle Sleeth and Sarah Pickar
Jennifer France and Ward Bates of NASCAR’s International racing family
LGBT Wedding Certified
We’re proud to announce the Weddings Unique Team completed the Gay Wedding Institute Certification Course (to better serve the LGBT wedding market). We’ve recently worked with some awesome same-sex couples and are taking steps toward a more in-depth understanding of the unique-ness in a gay wedding.
Special thanks to the Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes for hosting this seminar, and to our teacher Bernadette Coveney Smith, her expertise and passion is truly inspiring.