5 Years of Blogging? Oh the Things I Have Done!

Today is the day. The day I am going to do it. Today, I am going to try my hardest not to feel guilty, not to feel bad, not to feel stressed.

Today, I am announcing the first break I’ve officially taken in over 5 years of blogging my ideas and inspiration boards for weddings, parties, celebrations, soirees, and holidays.

Did you know that before I started Unique Pastiche Events, I was blogging on my other blog, A Sparkly Life for Me (formerly The Sparkle Queen)? I was! That’s where all of this all began, with The Sparkle Queen: Events. After creating a number of themed event decor boards, I knew I wanted to be blogging my ideas weekly, and thus the beginning of Unique Pastiche Events.

Since starting this site back in 2013, I have been posting themed party ideas every week. EVERY WEEK. That’s a lot of ideas! And as much as I love doing it, sharing all the ideas, posting links to talented designers and creatives from around the globe, I need a break. I am fortunate to have a job in the events industry where I can design creative and unique events for my clients. I am also lucky to have found a new spark of passion and inspiration in my DIY blogging during my 2017 tablescaping challenge. At least twice a month I’ve been sharing tablescapes and table decor for your home, based largely on DIY elements (which I share video tutorials for), as well as items I find at the thrift stores, clearance sections, tag sales – you name it! My goal is to help generate some amazing tablescapes that are Pinterest worthy, in the comfort of my own home, without breaking the bank!

This new chapter in my blogging timeline has really captivated my attention, and I see myself diving into more in the future as time allows. I know I can create some wonderful designs with a bit more time and energy able to be devoted to these creations.

So with that being said, I hope you check out my site and see what I’m creating this month for my tablescaping challenge. In the meantime, I’m going to be taking a break from my weekly posts here at Unique Pastiche Events. When I’m ready to come back and dive into sharing ideas and concept boards, I will. Who knows, maybe I’ll post now and again as inspiration comes to me. But for now, I want to divert all my extra time outside of work and life, to developing more video DIY tutorials and tablescapes to help bring a little sparkle and joy into our homes and lives.

I hope you join me on my next adventure!



What exactly DOES Unique Pastiche Events mean?


Well let’s start by breaking it down:

Unique – I think you already know what this means, but to me it means like no other. Unparalleled and incomparable.

Pastiche – often referred to as a combination of materials from different sources. A little of this, a little of that. Think “eclecticism in art.”

Events – any type of social gathering or activity. Social events, which are my favorites, include everything from weddings and birthdays, to engagement, retirement and holiday parties, and even helping plan the most perfect proposals. That list doesn’t even begin to cover the range of options in between. Anything where there are people in a place, for a purpose, is the most basic form of an event.

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Unique Pastiche Event Design and Inspiration

So if you combine them all together, you get Unique Pastiche Events! Events that are fresh and new, with personalized touches, and elements sourced from unusual and nontraditional places. It is the extra details that are incorporated and mixed into these events from start to finish that wow not only your guests, but your own imagination.

My goal for Unique Pastiche Events is to become a leader in event design. I’d like to be constantly pushing the standard and blowing away minds, party after party, with the latest and most amazing designs out there.


Welcome to Unique Pastiche Events!

If you are looking for wedding and event inspiration, you’ve come to the right place! This site is where I will be sharing with you my weekly ideas and inspiration boards, as well as sharing event planning tips and tricks along the way.

Here is a little bit about me:

My name is Sasha, and I am currently an Independent Events Contractor working in the Central Florida area and founder of Unique Pastiche Events. I am a graduate of the University of Central Florida’s: Rosen College of Hospitality Management program with my bachelor’s degree in Event Management. My passion is for special events, but especially event design.

What is event design you ask? I consider event design to be the creation and concept that goes into every part of an event. Sometimes it is referred to as the theme of the event, but I look it more as being the guiding light that connects and pulls together all of the different elements that go into a wedding, party or event. I want the events that I design; regardless of the budget involved, to be unique and memorable, and not something straight out of a box.

Moving forward, you can expect to see lots of event and wedding inspiration from me! If you have an event coming up and think you may be in need of my services as either a planner and coordinator, or designer, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d love to be a part of your special event!