#RunslaySwag Product Launch!

Literally one of the most exciting things was to design Runway shirts. It's been something I've always wanted to do and I'm so happy that they came out so gorg! 

Our planners, Olivia and Amy modeled the shirts (seriously - how did I get so lucky!?) and then Jules, Andraya, Frankie (my hubby - aka Mr. Runway) and I snuck in towards the end. 

 The Lemons killed it with these awesome shots. Want to buy a shirt? Click HERE. They are only $20! 

Why You Need A Wedding Planner

So today an article was written about a local wedding planner who stole money from clients and disappeared. Whatever the story may be - stories like this break my heart and make me care even more about giving our clients an honest and fun experience and referring them trustworthy vendors they can rely on. 

Can I be real with you? I have a few tips about how it's important to hire a wedding planner BUT also an honest and reputable one. There are so many incredible vendors in this industry and most of us care SO MUCH about our couples. It's not just about the money to us - it's about the experience and allowing you to really step back and enjoy each moment. 

Of course, we would LOVE for you to choose us here at Runway, but in search for the planner that fits you the best - here are a few things I would like you to consider: 


Make sure you connect with them, love their vibes, love what they are about. Energy is infectious! 


Referrals are the best. If in doubt - ask your venue or your your vendors! No one is going to send you to someone they can't trust or rely on. 


Do your research. Make sure they have reviews, a good website and reputation. 


Ask in detail of what they do on wedding day if they don't tell you first. I love to fill our Couples in on what we do before they even ask. I have worked hard on making the back end streamlined for them so they can get the most out of their planning process with us.


It's MORE than okay to use your planner as a resource for referrals and recommendations but personally, I recommend to pay every other vendor directly. That way you know EXACTLY what you are paying for with no questions and no hidden fees. 


Makes sure your planner (or any vendor for that matter!) is licensed and insured. Reputable vendors should have a Certificate of Insurance. 

I know a lot of people still ask Why you need a Wedding Planner...SO I worked on a little video to tell you why. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Let's be friends (because that's what it's about anyway - right?). :)

Haniya & Zaheen | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens | Miami, FL

Haniya and Zaheen's wedding was featured in Brides this month! Vizcaya is one of the most gorgeous venues in Miami and their garden by the sea theme! 

See all the pretty below!

xoxo Rebekkah

Featured Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Vizcaya Museum & Gardens
Wedding Planner: Runway Events
Bride's Wedding & Reception Dresses: Naeem Khan
Jewelry: Ranjana Khan
Hair: Lacy Redway at The Wall Group
Makeup: Hung Vanngo at The Wall Group
Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses: Naeem Khan
Groom's Attire: Tom Ford
Groom's Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Groom's Cufflinks: Elsa Peretti
Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Carelle Jewelers
Invitations & Stationery: Fancy That
Flowers: Jenevieve Peralta
Caterer & Cake: Le Basque
Music: The Powerhouse Group
Entertainment: DJ Claudio Figueroa
Rentals: Le Basque
Favors: Casa Chiqui of Cartagena
Photography: Gianny Campos
Videography: Well Spun Weddings

Ali & Shariq | New York Botanical Gardens | New York, NY

Ali and Shariq's wedding was featured in Brides this month! The New York Botanical Gardens are incredibly gorgeous and the colors that were chosen by designer Naeem Khan were so bold and whimsical.

See all the pretty details below! 

xoxo Rebekkah

Featured Vendors:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The New York Botanical Garden
Wedding Planner: Runway Events
Bride's Wedding Dress: Naeem Khan
Bride's Shoes: Christian Louboutin
Hair: Naomi Porto
Makeup: Jill Oscar-Sales
Engagement Ring: Carelle Luxury Jewelry 
Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Purple Label Tux and Tom Ford Tie
Bridesmaid and Flower Girl Dresses: Naeem Khan
Invitations & Escort Cards: Fancy That
Flowers: Jenevieve Peralta
Ceremony & Reception Music: New York City Swing
Caterer: STARR Events
Photography and Videography: The Hons

Andie & Derek | Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun | Cancun, Mexico

When you're Bride asks you to go to Mexico with her to plan her wedding day, you say YES! I had such an amazing time planning with Andie and Derek and traveling with them on their new adventure. <3 

xoxo Rebekkah 

Featured Vendors:
Venue: Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun
Photographer: Katie Rosado
Planning and Design: Runway Events
Floral | Furniture Rental: Planner 1 Events

Nikki & Ryan | Cypress Grove Estate House | Orlando, FL

I can't believe it's been one year already. Happy Anniversary Nikki and Ryan! :) 

From the Bride:
"Words can't describe how appreciative I am to have Runway coordinate our big day. Since day one Rebekkah made me feel comfortable, she was a friend (we even used to have the same last name! weird). Let me preface this review by saying I am extremely organized and like to be in charge. Rebekkah was organized, on top of everything, and she was always available! She also has the best decor ideas. All my vendors also loved her. She organized such a great team for wedding day and I was actually able to enjoy my day. I can't thank her and the Runway team enough. If you are thinking about hiring a planner for your wedding .. STOP HERE! She is amazing. Much love to Runway from the Conrads!"

Featured Vendors:
Venue: Cypress Grove Estate House
Photographer: Captured by Belinda
Planning and Coordination: Runway Events
Rentals: RW Events
Draping: Classic Celebrations
Floral: Cloud 9 Wedding Flowers
Candy Buffet: Florida Candy Buffets
Cake: It's Tasty Too
Catering: Big City Catering
DJ: Rhythm of the Night
Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation
Bridal Shop: Minerva’s Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux
Makeup: Amanda Stone Hair and Makeup
Hair: Rachel Linch

Lindsey & Nico | Molly Pitcher Inn | Red Bank, NJ

Red Bank was just a pretty little town by the water in New Jersey and these love birds asked me to be a part of it. We quickly became friends and when I was in NYC I got to meet her at a cute coffee shop on her lunch break. On her wedding day they had their ceremony at a pretty church and reception at the romantic Molly Pitcher Inn. Lindsey's favorite ice cream shop was right across the street from her reception venue and she said she had to take some photos there. Experience their special day below! <3

From the Bride:

"It's hard for me to even start this review for the sheer fact that I cannot put into words how beneficial and incredible it was to have Rebekkah and Runway events as my Month of Wedding Coordinator. From the moment I booked Rebekkah (way before a month of), she was helpful in every aspect of wedding "to-dos". Any question I could have had from color choices to rental websites were answered. It was never an issue that it wasn't yet "month of", Rebekkah was always willing to help. I was in NYC and her in FL, and the communication still felt so effortless. Runway Events is so extremely organized, and although it seems like your doing a lot of "work" to prepare for your wedding, it's worth it when Rebekkah comes in and already knows the names of your family members and bridal party, has talked your vendors so everyone is on the same page, and knows how to help you if you are stressed or anxious. In fact, Rebekkah seemed more a part of my family than she did another "vendor".

Most importantly, the day of my wedding, Rebekkah and Summer were SO helpful with making sure every detail was taken care of, making sure not to involve me in any medial details that others could easily work out. The few snags that I couldn't figure out were so effortlessly taken care of...and because Rebekkah was there to help with overall organization, our photographers were able to come in and spend more time capturing the moments which were so important to me..instead of having to spend time getting accessories together or screaming to make people move out of a frame or get together for a photo. I honestly cannot say that I know what I would do without Runway events helping to make my day a success. Anyone who is planning on hiring an event planner, hire Rebekkah. Anyone who isn't planning on hiring an event planner, hire Rebekkah. Plus she gives the best hugs!"

Ceremony Venue: Holy Cross Church
Reception Venue: Molly Pitcher Inn
Photographer: The Hons
DJ: Off the Chart Entertainment
Musician: Sam Sims
Florist: Dean's Flowers
Cake: Antoinette Boulangerie
Photo Booth: Get Loose in the Booth
Rentals: Sperry Tents New Jersey, LLC
Transportation: Santos VIP Limousine

Van & Matt | Mission Inn | Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

Van is so organized and incredibly sweet.  I loved planning all of her details and being with her through her entire wedding planning process! She took my advice on vendors and was such a blast to work with all the way through. I can't wait for you to see more of Van and Matt's lovely day! <3

xoxo Rebekkah

From the Bride: "Hiring Rebekkah was one of the best decisions that I made throughout the wedding planning process! To start off, my husband and I were planning a destination wedding in Florida and since we couldn't physically be there for most of the planning process, we decided to hire a wedding planner to take care a lot of the meetings. Rebekkah was the first wedding coordinator that I spoke to and the only one that stuck out in my head as actually knowing what she was doing. Throughout the year and a half leading up to the wedding, Rebekkah was there every step of the way, helping us with picking out the venue to scheduling calls every month just to check in. She took a lot of the burden of planning on the wedding off our shoulders and allowed for us to focus on the big picture, rather than obsessing over the small details. During the wedding day, Rebekkah was there from 8 in the morning until well after all the guests left the reception. She was there for every issue and made sure that everything ran smoothly. As a bride, all I had to do was sit back and enjoy the day. I can't recommend Rebekkah enough as a wedding coordinator. She will be there every step of the way and will be your lifesaver throughout the whole process." 

Get Ready Location: Residence Inn Lake Nona
Ceremony Venue: St Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Mission Inn Resort and Club
Photographer: The Hons
Hair + Makeup: Amanda Stone
Floral: Florida Flowers and Orchids
Cake: Party Flavors Custom Cakes
DJ: Tabitha, Our DJ Rocks
Photo Booth: Blastbooths Photobooth Co

Joelle & Aaron | Trinity Lutheran Church | Kissimmee, FL

I met Joelle and Aaron at their church for our first meeting. They were so sweet and had this vision of turning their church gym into a 250 guest wedding venue.  I had so much fun planning all the specific details and bringing Joelle's classic romantic vision to life.  They love rubber duckies, desserts and pretty things! 

xoxo Rebekkah

From the Bride: "I am a NOT a DIY (do it yourself) bride & my fiancé is a perfectionist and our wedding planning was going nowhere. My father said we should look into a wedding planner...that's when we found Rebekkah & Runway Events. The only way to describe our journey into holy matrimony was complete confidence in Rebekkah and her team as they began to bring our wedding vision to reality. She completely understood us and what we were hoping to accomplish for our wedding. It was a big wedding over 250 people from 7 different countries around the world. Each aspect of the wedding was handled with care and precision. She made sure we were taken care of each step of the way. Her ability to communicate with all people from every background is truly a gift. Most importantly she makes sure the wedding couple is comfortable. As the wedding got closer friends and family would ask "how do you look so calm?" The only way we could respond is by saying "Rebekkah has everything taken care of!" Rebekkah and her team at Runway Events truly made this wedding possible & everything a couple could dream of."

Venue: Trinity Lutheran Church
Get Ready Location: Bohemian Hotel Celebration
Hair + Makeup: Java Hair and Makeup
Photography: Thirty Three and a Third
Video: A Moment to Remember
Floral: Atmospheres Floral and Decor
Bartender: Premier Bartending
Cake + Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop
DJ:  DJ D2
Rentals: A Chair Affair | Get Lit Productions | Orlando Wedding & Party Rentals
Over the Top Linens | Quest Drape
Staffing: Hospitality Staff
Transportation: Ultimate Town Car

Katharine & Sean | The Water Witch Club | Highlands, NJ

From the Bride: 
"Rebekkah was beyond amazing and I couldn't recommend her and her team more. We had a BYOW (bring your own wedding) style event where we secured the space and had to bring everything separately (rentals, caterer, flowers, DJ, decor etc.) and without Rebekkah and Summer, I'm not quite sure what we would have done. For our June 2016 wedding in Highlands, NJ we hired Runway Events for the Day of/Month of planning package and it was the best decision we made. We made a huge mistake on an unprofessional and unprepared caterer and somehow Rebekkah was able to manage them without us or our guests knowing what was going on behind scenes. She is the ultimate professional who asks all the right questions to ensure a great event. When she says "I'm on it" you can truly rest assured whatever needs to happen will get done. Thank you so much Rebekkah and Summer!"

Get Ready Location: Thomas Paine House
Venue: The Water Witch Club
Photo + Video: The Hons
Floral: In The Garden 
Cake: The Vintage Cake
DJ: Taiga - The Remixologists

Dark Winter Inspiration Styled Shoot | The Acre | Orlando, FL

For this theme, we wanted to step outside the box a little bit and create a dark, moody shoot infusing brasses and golds with blacks, greys, and reds. Using the gorgeous backdrop of The Acre we were able to encompass winter inspiration with trendy but non-traditional looks. We're obsessed with our Bride's unique dresses and stunning free form bouquet! The deep and luscious details such as the black candlesticks, elegant calligraphy of the menu, truffles, and berries added to this elegant affair. Using dark woods, deep colors and bold statements we wanted to encourage the mystical feel to the moody feel of winter. 

Venue: The Acre Orlando 
Photography: Best Photography 
Videography: Seth Dunlap
Floral: Flowers By Lesley 
Paper Goods: Feathered Heart Prints 
Chairs: A Chair Affair 
Table: RW Events 
Cake: The Sugar Suite 
Desserts: Two Sweets Bake Shop 
Hair and Makeup: Makeover Station 
Gowns: Calvet Couture Bridal ( Sarah Seven , Nicoletta by Hayley Paige )

So excited that this shoot was published in Bridal Theory! 

Grace & Gabe | Sarasota Garden Club | Sarasota, FL

I still remember the day when Grace and Gabe came to my office. They were so hilarious (they played off each other so well) and were just such genuine people. When "classic romantic" became the topic of discussion I was obsessed. 

Their love is just so beautiful - I'm sure you will be able to tell once you see this blog. <3

xoxo Rebekkah

From the Bride:  "Rebekkah was a dream! Planning a wedding was not something my fiance or I had much experience for. From start to finish, Rebekkah was extremely understanding, KIND and patient, walking us through the process step by step. Budget was very important to us and from our initial thorough budget meeting until the big day, Rebekkah respected that number and helped us achieve it. We loved the outcome of our wedding day! It was all we hoped for and more! The rehearsal and day of coordination blew us all away. Rebekkah and her team were extremely timely, organized, and treated our family and guests with utmost respect. Runway Events was prepared for anything and everything on the day of. My husband and I were able to completely enjoy, feeling supported and waited on. We cannot recommend Rebekkah and the Runway team enough! They have their stuff together and WILL exceed expectations for an unforgettable wedding experience."

Venue: Sarasota Garden Club
Get Ready Location: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Photographer: The Portos
Hair + Makeup: K. Gamso
Floral: Florida Flowers and Orchids
Catering: Saltblock Catering Co.
Cake: A Slice of Heaven Custom Cakes
DJ: DJ Cory Barron (Grant Hemond and Associates)
Rentals: All Event Rental & Design

Kayla & Stephen | Good Counsel Camp | Floral City, FL

Kayla and Stephen met at Good Counsel Camp when they were young and all of their memories were at this camp. When they told me they were also getting married there I just couldn't have enough of their sweet love story! Kayla was so creative and even has her own blog, Kayla's Five Things. She's super into details as much as I am (as I'm sure you will be able to tell!). I can't wait for you to fall in love with their love story as much as I did! 

xoxo Rebekkah

From the Bride: "My family and I hired Rebekkah as a day of wedding planner, and she completely exceeded our expectations. From the moment I first spoke to her on the phone, I felt assured and confident that she would be a huge help, but I had no idea just how much. I was planning my wedding from out of state and at a campground that wasn't technically a venue which proved a little difficult. I could not have done this with such limited stress levels if it hadn't been for Rebekkah! She was extremely responsive, compassionate and willingly to answer any question I had. She constantly checked in with me, and when it came to a couple months before the wedding we went over everything in great detail. She learned everything and anything and followed up with every vendor. She made organized schedules and lists and distributed so everyone was in the loop. From there, I knew I would be in good hands and did not have to worry… which was such a relief the week before the wedding. It allowed me to really cherish that extended time with loved ones and my soon-to-be husband. They never even met me in person nor saw the site until the rehearsal day, but the Runway team dealt with everything that came at them with ease. She had every detail planned, out and if something came up she adjusted and continued without needing anything from me. She helped design the wedding on the day gorgeously and then continued to help manage every single aspect. She seemed like she was able to be in a million places at once! I am so so grateful to have met Rebekkah and hired Runway Events for our wedding. Rebekkah is a passionate, talented individual that lights up every room she's in, and I'm blessed to have met her!"

Venue: Good Counsel Camp
Photography & Video: The Hons
Hair & Makeup: Michele Renee The Studio
Catering: 4 Rivers
Floral: Bluegrass Chic
DJ: Carlos Rodriguez
Rentals: A Chair AffairCoast to Coast Event Rentals
Transportation: EZ Time Transportation

Jennifer & Michael | Isleworth Country Club | Windermere, FL

Jennifer and I had such an awesome time planning. She had such amazing taste and a beautiful vision for her wedding. She had such an attention to detail from the paper goods to the beautiful florals. It was supposed torain all day and an hour or so before the ceremony it ended up being beautiful. We love these details! 

xoxo Rebekkah

From the Bride: "Rebekkah was absolutely amazing to work with. Her entire staff was very professional and detail oriented. Rebekkah did an excellent job creating my wedding vision and made the day of flow seamlessly. She is hardworking, trustworthy, and has an amazing sense of design. She did a perfect job coordinating my wedding and I would highly recommend her."

Venue & Catering: Isleworth Country Club
Photography: Life Long Studios
Video: The Hons
Hair: Victoria McPhee Studios
Makeup: Bella con Stile
Floral: Iza's Flowers
Cake: Sprinkles Custom Cakes
Lighting: Kaleidoscope Event Lighting
DJ: Soundwave Entertainment
Rentals: Orlando Wedding and Party Rentals
Transportation: VIP Wedding Transportation


Neo-Victorian Styled Shoot | Maitland Art Center | Maitland, FL

Inspired by the neo-victorian trend of pocket watches, clocks, and lace - we created this unconventional shoot bursting with bold colors and mixed metals. We really wanted to highlight the stunning accessories like the custom made jewelry and headpieces that accentuated the gorgeous Maggie Sottero gown on our blue-haired beauty. We wanted to make sure the ceremony site was simple but also told a story. We created a backdrop of hanging flowers and large clock accompanied by gorgeous clear back chairs that spoke a bold statement of elegance and tranquility. The reception space ignited both power and peace with the elaborate kings chairs, candles, and floral overflowing from the centerpiece. Being so obsessed with the unique details, we included a letter card box, a cake accented with black lace and gears, and bold, free-form floral. With the already beautiful and mystical art center, we wanted to showcase the architecture and accentuate it with unique touches that were inspired by the past but with a modern twist. 

xoxo Rebekkah

To top it all off...this shoot was featured in Rock n Roll Bride

Tori & Alex | The Estate on Halifax | Port Orange, FL

Tori and I had many early morning bonding moments. She was in the medical field so we tried to meet before her appointments. Every time we chatted we ended up talking about much more than the wedding. She's just so sweet and down to earth and when I had a chance to meet Alex they fit together perfectly. I am so excited for you to have some insight in their amazing day!

xoxox <3 Rebekkah

From the Bride: "Finding a Day of Coordinator was a somewhat stressful task when I was planning my wedding, thus making it one of the first things I wanted to cross of my list. After my first meeting Rebekkah I knew I did not need to look any further. Rebekkah has the kind of personality that makes you immediately feel like you are her best friend. She was so energetic and excited to learn about my day and my vision and how she could help even when I was in the very early stages of planning. We hired Rebekkah as a Day of Coordinator but she went above and beyond what we expected. As soon as we booked she sent me suggestions on vendors and was available by email and quickly responded even when my wedding was months away. Once my wedding was close Rebekkah took over the planning process, she contacted vendors, made sure everyone knew what they were suppose to bring, where they needed to be and when. She made the last weeks a breeze. Many of my friends and family couldn't believe how at ease I was with a quickly approaching wedding, and Rebekkah is the reason I was so calm. She took care of everything ahead of time and kept everything so organized. I cannot even begin to explain how amazing Rebekkah and the entire Runway team was on my wedding day. First they made the day flow flawlessly, at least to me it seemed that way as a bride I thought everything was perfect. Mishaps were taken care of before they even happened; things I wanted or thought of were done before or as I suggested them. They also made my venue look amazing! They literally took the images out of my brain and brought it to life and made it look even better than I imagined. One other huge plus for me was how accommodating she was during the planning process, as a bride with a buys unpredictable work Rebekkah was more than willing to accommodate our meetings very early or late after work. If you are looking for one badass team to help make your day go amazing, look no further Rebekkah and Runway Events is your team."

Venue: The Estate on the Halifax 
Photography: McKenzie Stewart Weddings
DJ: Our DJ Rocks 
Catering: Puff 'n Stuff
Floral: Bluegrass Chic
Hair & Makeup: Luminous 

Melissa & Chad | Chelsea Piers | New York, NY

I remember my first conversation with Melissa - she wanted to make sure that I ate on the day of the wedding and was taken care of. From that moment, I knew we would be fast friends because I am from an Italian family and for some reason we always think this way. Melissa and Chad were just so much fun and so caring throughout the entire process. They were traveling to NYC for her wedding and Melissa literally took to heart all the advice that I gave her and was so very organized. I am sure you are going to be blown away by this wedding as much as I was! 

xoxo Rebekkah

"Runway events left me absolutely breathless. A week later I am still stunned by the level of service and commitment provided by Rebekkah and her team. The months, weeks, and days leading up to the wedding seemed completely effortless thanks to the services provided by Runway. Rebekkah truly loves what she does and her leave of poise, professionalism, and dedication was evident in everything that she did and provided. My husband, the bridal party, and myself were extremely calm and had an absolutely excellent wedding and we owe it all to Rebekkah and Runway Events. She's the best decision we made( second to getting married!) Stop thinking about it and just book Runway!"

Photographer: The Hons
Venue: Chelsea Piers 
Cake: Empire Cake
DJ: Scratch Weddings
Hair / Makeup: AB Glam Looks
Catering: Neuman's Kitchen
Limo: Luxor Limo and Car Service
Dresses: Vera Wang | Jim Hjelm 

Linda & Larry | The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne & Holy Trinity Reception Center | Maitland, FL

Linda and Larry were just the sweetest from day one. They both were part of every meeting and worked together as a team in their planning process.  I got a really unique look at their culture from the morning tea ceremony to a nine course meal. I can't wait until you see how sweet they were for yourself! Take a peek below.

<3 xoxo Rebekkah

From the Bride: "Rebekkah Rosado and her team at Runway Events is absolutely amazing. Rebekkah's energy and knack for details really helped us put everything together for our wedding. My husband and I were looking for a day of coordinator but Rebekkah fully explained to us that for her and any planner/coordinator to do a great job they would need more time with us than that. Because she explained it so clearly, and we spent a whole 2 hours together on our first initial meeting, we decided to book her! As a bride and groom who found all of their own vendors, she helped us put all the pieces together by coordinating with all of them, creating our day of timeline, to-do lists and so much more. She was a great support throughout the process and day-of. My husband and I were able to fully trust her and her team, without a single worry! Plus, they're all terrific huggers! =D"

Get Ready Location: The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne 
Venue: Holy Trinity Reception Center 
Photographer: Captured by Elle 
Catering: Hao Wah Catering 
Cake and Dessert: Le Petit Sweet 
DJ and Photo Booth: Power Entertainment 
Rentals: Longwood Events
Floral: Jonathan's Flowers 
Hair and Makeup: Makeover Station 
Dress: Alfred Angelo

Shannon & Zac | Lakeside Ranch | Inverness, FL

Shannon and Zac's wedding was just the cutest and super unique. When Shannon told me she wanted to have a barefoot, hippie-glam wedding I was like, yes! They even wanted to take shots during the ceremony. We love when our couples think outside the box! 

xoxo Rebekkah

Venue: Lakeside Ranch
Photography: The Portos
Video: Lucid Productions
Catering: Hungry Harry's Family BBQ
Bartender: Drunk in Love
Rentals: Ever After Vintage Weddings and Rentals
Hair & Makeup: Kristy's Artistry Design Team