Wedding Events Serving: Sarasota, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Siesta Key, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Venice Beach, Naples, Ft. Myers, Sanibel, and Marco Island.
 

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 nineteen wonderful years. He brings joy and laughter into my life  each and everyday. We were married by someone like myself which was the inspiration for me to start this business in the first place.

Officiates/Ministers

Chris Tollette

Christine Tollette ~ Officiate and 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, Sarasota, Siesta Key and the surround area.

 Reverend Andy Mason ~ Ordained Minister and Officiate 

 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 Kathy Sprague

Reverend Kathy Sprague ~ Officiate and Minister

Officiating a wedding is a great honor and it is my heart’s desire to create a ceremony for you that is both joyful and sacred.  In 1999, I graduated seminary and received my Christian minister’s license as well as ordination.  Officiating marriage ceremonies has been one of my greatest joys while serving as pastor the past 20 years.  If you are looking for a wedding officiant who loves people and is professional as well as responsible, then you have found the person you are looking for. As we communicate by phone, text or e- mail, we will create a ceremony to perfectly fit to your style and personality as a couple. My goal is to leave you both smiling, cherishing the vows you have spoken to one another, and full of confidence that your commitment to one another has been sealed, with God’s blessing.  I look forward to speaking with you!

Reverend Kathy Sprague services southwest Florida including Ft. Myers, Sanibel Island and the surrounding area.

 Krystal Parsons ~ Officiate and 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, Sarasota, Siesta Key and the surround area.

 Reverend J.R. Carrel ~ Ordained Minister and Officiate 

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.

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

 

Photographers/Videographers

Courtney Michelle Photography ~ https://www.christinaweddings.com/photographer-gallery/courtney-michelle-photography-33370

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.

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

Chi Photography and Video ~ https://www.christinaweddings.com/photographer-gallery/chi-photography-32993Paul

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.

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

Jake Bibler ~ Mavella  https://www.christinaweddings.com/photographer-gallery/marvella-photography-33028Paul

I began my photography career in 2007 photographing weddings and portraiture, which remain my two favorite subjects. Over the years I've been fortunate to explore several facets of photography, travel from New York to L.A. and throughout Europe and South America, and produce work for world class publications and corporations. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, staying fit and coaching my daughter's soccer team.

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

 Megan Delhomme ~ Megan Renee Photography https://www.christinaweddings.com/photographer-gallery/megan-renee-photography-33048Megan

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.

Megan services Southwest Florida from Venice Beach south to Naples, Ft. Myers, Sanibel and surrounding area. 

 
"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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