APOTHICA Design & Events offers full service design & planning services specializing in sophisticated, elegant, timeless weddings & events in South Florida and beyond.

As a designer, we love to draw our inspiration from the past and present, art, fashion, architecture, and culture. We love layering colors, textures, subtle patterns, lush, loose artistic florals and the subtle romantic glow of candlelight.  But most of all, we love to incorporate unique elements as a reflection of our client’s individual style and story.

As planners, our goal is to alleviate the stress & frustration that often accompanies event planning. We take care of scheduling, logistics, communications and everything in between so you don't have to. We love going above and beyond for our clients and strive to establish a true personal connection with them, so that we can create authentic, timeless, extraordinary moments for each and every event.

What we do

Why the did we name our company APOTHICA? This was derived from the word “APOTHECARY” which in Latin, “apotheca”, is a storehouse that uses a variety of elements to create something unique and special for each individual’s needs. Our name is symbolic of our philosophy to honor your specific needs. With great attention to detail, integrity and love—we embrace our passion to create an experience that celebrates the most important moments of your life!

Our company name

about Marissa

Hi there! As the owner and creative director behind Apothica Design & Events, I am a true believer in true romance and timeless beauty, in the love of family, building lasting relationships and living a creative life.
APOTHICA Design & Events was created based on my desire to express my love for design and creating something unique and beautiful. Along with this love, it has always been my nature to serve others. I have dedicated many years in my previous 15-year career as a Doctor of Pharmacy. As an event designer and planner, for me it is the perfect balance of my desire to be an artist, to still serve others, and to create something new, unique and beautiful. I pour my heart and soul into each project developing a personal connection and orchestrating the perfect design and plan.

I am mostly known for being slightly obsessed with ALL the little details, being an organization freak and true foodie. I am in love with exploring new cuisines, places and cultures. I have always enjoyed the creative process, discovering the world of art and music, playing piano and exploring nature. My passion for design and planning has always been a part of me. As a child, I would spend my days pouring over cookbooks, decor magazines, and craft books and constantly rearrange our home decor.

Thanks for letting me share more about me! I look forward to learning more about you!

When I am not working, you can find me with the loves of my life--- my wonderful supportive husband, Armando and my two cuties, Alessandra and Aidan. We love our family time…going to the beach, watching old movies, playing tennis and baking new recipes.

dedicated mother,wife & daughter.
trusted friend.hopeless romantic.
event planner & designer.
art & culture explorer 

With Love,