“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”
Growing up in an Italian family in Northern New Jersey, Tracie was taught the significance of milestone family celebrations from an early age. Celebrating everything from weddings to anniversary parties to baptisms and communions at The Brownstone – yes, the same one from The Real Housewives of New Jersey – the importance of incredible catering, memorable entertainment and attention to detail was ingrained by her first generation American parents. The understanding of top-notch customer service and quality work came from her entrepreneurial grandparents, who opened their own tailoring and alterations business out of their home not long after coming to the United States.
Our focus is on “experiential design” – meaning designing the event from the perspective of how your guests will encounter it, remember it and tell their friends about it. From the save the date and invitation that will arrive in the mail, to the welcome gift they receive at check in, to the shuttle that picks them up for the ceremony, to the bartender that mixes their cocktails, to the presentation of the meal, to the energy of the band and to all the surprises they will be delighted with throughout the night.
Tracie’s boutique approach creates an enjoyable experience for her clients that is fun and memorable throughout. This is why she limits the number of weddings she takes on annually to a maximum of eight – to meet the needs of her busy clients. This means, when you book with Tracie Domino Events, you talk to Tracie, not another member of the team. She is the only vendor or creative partner that you will begin working with closely with from the time you start planning your wedding until months after your guests have returned home.
She first started working in the events industry in 2003 at one of Tampa’s most prestigious venues where she worked on weddings, corporate events and large scale charity galas. From there she worked for Tiffany & Co – the most recognizable luxury brand in the world – in their business sales division where she oversaw their events on the west coast of Florida. From there she planned marketing and charitable events for a large medical company based in Tampa.
Weddings have always been her passion and in 2011 she founded her company and continues to build this reputable wedding planning company that it is today. She has won multiple awards and has been published nationally in print and on numerous blogs, but what means the most to her is making her clients feel like the star on their wedding day.
Tracie is a Certified Special Events Professional and has received industry accolades, including being selected as a featured speaker at the Engage!14 Luxury Wedding Business Summit in the Cayman Islands where she shared her experiences and advice on the topic of planning South Asian weddings and the Engage!16 Luxury Wedding Business Summit at Sea Island where she discussed the importance of community involvement for the weddings industry.
She is the eight-time chair of the Outback Bowl Gridiron Gala, one of the most highly regarded business/social events in the Tampa Bay area. She is also a member of The Junior League of Tampa, Leadership Tampa Alumni, and the national board of directors of the Florida State University Alumni Association. Click here to learn a bit more about Tracie besides her work experience.