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 ~

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 It not very often in life that you can turn something that you have a passion for 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.

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. 

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

 

 

Officiates / Ministers

Chris TolletteChristine Tollette ~ Officiate and Ordained Minister    

I have been officiating weddings for over 10 years and call it my happy retirement job! But it's not really a job. I love helping couples have the wedding they been dreaming about. Whether it is simply providing them with a custom ceremony in a beautiful location and performing their ceremony with heart  and passion, or helping them plan the entire day to make it fun and relaxing!! I've been planning and coordinating weddings for 20+ years. When couples tell me how easy and beautiful their destination or local wedding were, I'm a happy camper! 

In my spare time I love to play golf, hang out with my grand kids and family. I'm also a watercolor artist and donate my paintings to local charities. It is my way of giving back to the community I call home. I look forward to meeting you soon and helping you have your dream wedding. 

Christine services Bradenton, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key and the surround area.

 

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. Here is a video clip of Rev. Mason performing a Christian Ceremony.

Reverend Mason services the Tampa, St Petersburg, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and the surrounding area. 

 

Reverend Tom Hartman ~ Ordained Minister and Officiate 

I absolutely love weddings! I’ve been in ministry for 21 years and over those years I have had many opportunities to officiate weddings. It is without a doubt one of the greatest joys for me! I’ve been married for 27 years, raised 2 beautiful daughters, and can honestly say that every year with my sweetie gets better than the year before. I’ve seen first-hand how amazing being married is and I love getting to be a part of helping others as they start their journey together. Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and should be one that you’ll never forget. I enjoy working with the bride and groom to make sure the day is perfect. It is always my goal to work with you and create a ceremony that will allow your love for one another to be front and center. I’m a pretty laid back kind of guy who loves to make people smile, laugh and will work hard to help you relax and enjoy every moment. I am so thankful that God has created in me a passion for marriages and I look forward to making your day special!

 Reverend Hartman services the Tampa, St Petersburg, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and the surrounding area. 

 

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.

Will services the Tampa, St Petersburg, Treasure Island, Clearwater Beach, Indian Rocks Beach and the surrounding area. 

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.

Krystal services Bradenton, Palmetto, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key and the surround area.

 

J.R. Carrel ~ Officiate and Ordained Minister

I have lived in Florida for over 25 years and I love the beach, I love the water, and I love the sunshine. I have performed hundreds and hundreds of beach weddings and I love each and every one, because a wedding is the start of something new. It’s full of potential, and full of hope. A wedding is the creation of something never before seen in this world, the unique combination of two people’s backgrounds and biology in a way that brings unity out of diversity and brings about the very best of both people. This world has enough division and hatred, but weddings are all about unity and love. I hope I never get too busy to usher one more loving couple into the wonderful and romantic world of matrimony.

  

 

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.

  

Megan Hartman ~ meganreneephotography.comMegan

Hey friend! I’m Megan! I am a Bright & Airy Wedding & Portrait Photographer based out of Central Florida. Most days you’ll find me curled up on the couch binging “Say Yes to the Dress”, snuggling with my pup & working away on my computer! If I’m not there, check the nearest Mexican restaurant or Dunkin’ Donuts, because I mean… duh! I am a Floridian at heart. Some of my favorite things are walking on the beach at sunset, drinking hazelnut iced coffee and capturing real stories with my camera. I believe that I was created by my Creator to create and I am so grateful to be able to do that with photography.

When I decided to pursue photography, I went all in and attended Gardner-Webb University majoring in photography. There I refined my skills and found my deep passion for wedding photography specifically.

As a photographer, I’m all about moments. I want to capture you and your groom as you are and all the beautiful parts of it. I find beauty in emotion. Beauty can be found in every emotion and, as a photographer that is what I seek to capture. I capture real moments between real people that will become lasting memories, treasured forever. On your special wedding day, we are going to make an experience out of it! We are going to laugh and share stories & create beautiful images together. When you get your photos back, it is my hope that you relive every single moment with lots of laughter and smiles & maybe even some happy tears every once in a while.

I do this to tell YOUR story… because it deserves to be told.

 

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Photography by Sally Ullman ~ Sally Ullman Photography

Welcome to Sally Ullman Photography.  Sally is an award winning photographer with a passion for excellence in her work. She loves being the photographer of choice for generations of families.  As a seasoned photojournalist, Sally has traveled on assignment for many national magazines, books and received awards for excellence in photography and  as a community volunteer. She also travels to Africa, exhibits her African work and has published a book of her photographs. Sally hopes to do more humanitarian work in Africa soon.

"Let me tell your story" is her theme; which clearly tells you her goal is to create a portfolio of memories for each family and wedding she photographs. Her years of experience have taught her how to be prepared for any type of photography. She exhibits the patience and love for photography which is evident with each photograph as she makes the session fun, relaxing and organized so the memories are unforgettable!

Sally loves to volunteer for animal rescues, raise money for the African Wildlife Foundation and collect shells with her family on the beach. There is nothing quite like looking at the Gulf of Mexico for a feeling of pure relaxation!

 

 
"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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