Bold Design’s senior event coordinator Staci Rosales is a textbook case of someone finding their passion and thriving in it. With a degree in sociology from the University of South Florida and experience in a multitude of industries, including preschool teaching, nonprofit work and real estate, Staci began dabbling in the event industry just over five years ago, freelancing for various wedding planners to expand her skill set and build connections. Since joining the Bold Design team in April 2018, Staci has imparted her design skills and made clients’ dreams come true during several large weddings and events, including the MailChimp “80s prom”-themed holiday party earlier this year. Read on for our Q&A with Staci:
What is your favorite part about being on the Bold Catering & Design team?
Events are so much more than food and flowers, and I think our team does an amazing job developing memorable experiences for our clients. I especially love when the Design and Catering crews get to work together on an event – that’s when our skills as a team really shine.
How did your career in events begin?
When I was working as a preschool teacher, one of my students’ parents was a wedding photographer. She connected me with a friend who was a wedding planner, and I began working with her as a freelancer – I fell in love with the industry and the rest is history!
What’s your favorite event trend right now?
I’m really into simple outdoor ceremonies with wooden arches and basic florals right now. I’d also love to work on a super eclectic ceremony with Persian rugs leading down the aisle, or one that utilizes blankets for seating instead of chairs.
What’s your best excuse to throw a party?
Favorite party theme?
I love a good costume party. My husband and I have come up with some fun couples’ costumes, including Morticia and Gomez from The Addams’ Family and April O’Neill and Casey Jones from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I was adopted when I was two years old. My younger brother was also adopted!
When you’re not working, what do you love to do?
Hike and dance!
What’s your favorite Fifth Group Restaurants dish?
La Tavola’s squid ink pasta or Ecco’s charcuterie and cheese – I could sit there all day with meat, cheese and wine and be perfectly content!
What’s your go-to Spotify playlist?
I share an office with my teammate Jessica, and we play Mumford & Sons radio on a speaker a good bit.
Before I got married, it was Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” but now it’s my first dance song with my husband, which was “Only You,” by The Platters.
What’s your favorite thing about Atlanta?
You cannot be bored in this city! Festivals, shows, events… there’s always something to do.
What are three adjectives that best describe you?
Outgoing, bubbly and happy
If you could invite one person, living or dead to dinner at a Fifth Group Restaurant, where would you take them and why?
I’d take Fred Astaire to La Tavola. I used to ballroom dance and always loved his old classic movies. I can just see us waltzing down La Tavola’s back staircase!