Wedding Events Serving: Anna Maria Island, Holmes Beach, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, Madeira Beach and Redington Beach.
 

Meet My Team

Christina ~

 It not very often in life that you can turn something you love to do into a true calling, but that is exactly what I have had the privilege of doing. I began what I call a "labor of love" in 2005 on the gulf coast of Florida and truly believe I  have the best job in the world!  My philosophy is simple; to provide an atmosphere that is both sacred and celebratory; one in which every  couple can feel comfortable and relaxed while making their vows.

On a personal note, I have been happily married to my best friend, Stephen for fifteen wonderful years. He brings joy and laughter into my life  each and everyday. Fun Fact: we were married by someone like myself which was the catalyst and inspiration for me to start this business in the first place.

As my business has grown over the past several years so has my need to find dedicated professionals who have a love for people in love as much as I do. I am proud to say that I have assembled what I believe to be the finest ensemble of officiates, ministers, photographers and other wedding professionals in the business. Each one of these individuals bring not only their expertise and professionalism to my business but a genuine love and heart for this very special profession. 

 

 

Officiates / Ministers

Chris TolletteChristine Tollette ~ Officiate and Ordained Minister    

Back in the early 1980's I started doing wedding videos and have been  doing weddings and events just about ever since in some form or fashion. For the pasted 10 years, I have been coordinating/planning weddings and in the last 5 years officiating weddings. It's not a job...its an honor to help our couples have the best experience they can with Weddings by Christina. I am an Ordained Minister and Licensed Notary Public in the State of Florida and perform both civil and religious ceremonies. Because I have organized so many weddings and large charity fund raisers, it has given me the experience to deal with any issues seamlessly.

 

 

J.R. Carrel

 Reverend J.R. Carrel ~ Ordained Minister and Officiate

I have been the minister of a non-denominational Christian Church in Tampa, Florida for almost thirty years. I live in Clearwater (closer to the beaches) with my wife of 42 years. Which makes me something of an ‘expert’ on marriage. I have been performing Beach Weddings for years  and have performed weddings from Redington Shores to the north to Anna Maria  Island to the south. My favorite locations are Sand Key Beach in Clearwater and Sunset Beach in Treasure Island. I genuinely love meeting new people and assisting couples with their ‘big day’.  I have performed weddings in the heat of summer, during raging thunderstorms and in near freezing wind storms, but mostly they’ve just been warm, peaceful, relaxing weddings by the Gulf of Mexico.

 

 

Reverend Andy Mason ~ Ordained Minister and Officiate 

I recently joined the "Weddings by Christina" team. I was born and raised in Ohio and relocated to the Sunshine State with my wife (34 years) and our four children. I am an ordained Minister with 35 years of experience of ministering to individuals and families. I currently serve as the Preaching Minister of an non-denominational church in Seminole, FL.  As a transplanted Midwesterner,  I appreciate the beauty of the local beaches more than many, and I understand how important it is that your ceremony match your surroundings.   I enjoy working with couples to personalize each ceremony to make it as memorable and meaningful as possible. I love adding a touch of humor to enhance the joy of the moment and put the couple and any guests at ease.

   Jessica Moody - Officiate and Ordained Minister

Jessica has nearly 20 years of experience managing all facets of Jess%20Bio%20Pic.jpgstrategic marketing, sales, event management and logistics.

Jessica is a full-time Florida Real Estate Agent and successful event management professional experienced in all  aspects of event planning, coordination, and fundraising. She has organized and coordinated weddings, corporate events, private parties, and fundraising events. Jessica is also a passionate ordained minister who personally officiates many weddings since 2012. Officiating weddings is her favorite element and service to the Wedding Industry.

Jessica enjoys spending time with her loving family, amazing daughters, music, horseback riding and archery, while  always  keeping a committed daily walk in her faith.

 

Will Young ~ Officiate and Ordained Minister

Will YoungI have been uniting couples on the gulf coast of  Florida since late 2013 and have officiated in 200+ elopements, both large and small weddings and vow renewals during this time. I am an Ordained Minister and License Notary Public in the State of Florida and performs both civil and religious ceremonies. I am a third generation Floridian and have called the gulf coast of Florida home my entire life -   a fact that makes me an excellent resource for couples who come to the area for their big day.

I served as a cook in the United States Army and when I am not officiating, work with Sensory Impaired (Deaf or Blind) students, their teachers and families to teach them how to access and utilize technology in spite of their impairment to be successful in the 21st century.

 When it comes to your special day I believe in being meticulous, methodical and magical. I thoroughly enjoy being a part of couple’s love stories! I presently reside near the Gulf Beaches in Pinellas County.

Krystal Parsons ~ Officiate and Ordained Minister

Some say that if you love what you do then it’s not work, for me officiating a wedding is a passion. It is my goal to make you feel as if time has stopped the very moment you say those two special words “I Do”.

It is my desire to help you create a wedding ceremony that is unique to you relationship. Whether you chose a traditional ceremony or customize it with your own vows I am here to help you tailor your ceremony as you create a memory of a life time.

When I moved to Florida in 2009 I instantly fell in love with the stunning beaches and the year round warm weather. The slow pace and stress free environment here has helped me to embrace new hobbies and enjoy many outdoor activities. Here on the West Coast of Florida there are endless miles of beautiful beaches allowing you to choose your perfect destination to begin your life together as husband and wife.

 

 

Photographers/Videographers

Courtney Michelle Photography ~ Courtney Michelle Photography

I'm a wife and mother of two adorable rambunctious little boys. When I am not pretending to be superhero or kissing a scraped knee, I am watching love stories unfold through my lens. In 2010 I decided to make my passion a profession and launched my photography business. I love photographing people because sometimes it's the only way I know I have aged. As I have gotten older I appreciate each memory more. It think it is a special, organic and amazing process. I am lucky enough to watch it from the very beginning as I capture milestones and the every day escapades of my little boys. I photograph weddings with the same attitude; to capture the beginning of a special, organic and amazing bond that is blossoming into a beautiful love story. I would say I am a hopeless romantic (I won't tell you how many times I have watched the Notebook). So I love being able to tell a tiny part of the story through my photographs. I have a B.A. from USF and also studied photography at SPC. I love to travel, boating with my family and DIY projects. I can't wait to meet you and capture your love story.

  

Chi Photography and Video ~ http://chiphotography.com/Paul

I am a family man with 4 daughters. When I'm not changing diapers and taking care of screaming kids, I working tirelessly at my photography, videography, and photo booth business. Since graduating college with a B.A. in photojournalism from USF I have never had any other job other than dedicating my entire adult life as a professional wedding vendor. And over the last decade I have personally photographed over 800 weddings. My work and dedication speaks for itself.

Photography by Lisa E. ~ LIsa E photography

I love having a camera in my hand as it brings out the best in me. Capturing life’s little moments with my lens gives me great pleasure, and I love knowing that the images I create will be lasting memories that you will cherish and pass down for generations to come.

I started my photography career in 1988 when I ran a mini lab and sold cameras in a small mom-and-pop shop in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. At the time, I was pursuing a BS in media communications.

As of 2016, I have photographed more than 500 weddings from Vermont to Florida. I am outgoing, friendly, and casual. Being a part of your wedding or special occasion is an honor for me because your occasion is about you. I’m just there to capture the day. My unobtrusive, flexible, and fun style is ideal for your event.

Knowing my portraits and photos will be shared by families is what drives my passion. I get caught up in the moment, and thrive on capturing your special day that will evoke cherished memories for years.

 

 

 

Sherri Barber Photography  ~  Sherri Barber Sherri Barber

Sherri Barber and Bill Sallaz were both photographers when  they met in 1995. Sherri worked as a newspaper photojournalist for 25 years.  Bill was a magazine photographer shooting portraits and sports. They married in 2000 and started a wedding studio in Fort Collins Colorado. After hundreds of weddings and countless photographic adventures they moved to Sarasota, Florida in 2015. Their style is calm and natural. They enjoy being with people as they express their love with weddings and other gatherings on the beautiful beaches of the Florida Gulf Coast.

 
"Christina was great to work with. Planning a Florida beach wedding from Indiana would have been very difficult for us. Christina put everything together including the location, the officiant and the photographer as well as offering great ideas and additions to our ceremony. Every email was answered right away and each change was accommodated. Our ceremony was EXACTLY what we wanted. I highly recommend Weddings By Christina!"   ~   Read More »
 
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