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HELLO LOVE!

My name is Rebekkah and I am the owner of Runway.  We are a team of hard working boss babes who specialize in wedding planning, floral and styling.

I always need coffee and wine. I also don't really know what sleep is - I am totally a workaholic. 

I was born and raised in Michigan and also the oldest of seven kids. Once I realized that Michigan had literally nothing to offer for me (especially since I wanted to be a musician, or an actress or a model) so I moved to Florida for college. 

I've always loved writing music. I started as a classical pianist, singing and songwriting and then started a rock band.

I am a fiery Italian, crazy dreamer, go getter, hustling boss babe. I also am married to the best man ever - Frankie - who is also my hairstylist (lucky - huh?) ;). We just celebrated our six year wedding anniversary and ten years together!

I'm real and honest (sometimes to a fault) but I love hard. I am always thinking of a new way to do something and how I can do things better.

Okay, now that we are best friends, I'll tell you a little bit more about why I started Runway. ;) 

My parents owned an Italian Restaurant growing up. They were always entrepreneurs so I saw the good, bad and ugly of it all. After years of playing stages and working behind the scenes at concerts and festivals, I realized there was a personal relationship to be had and that made the events even more worth it. I stumbled upon weddings and never looked back.

That's why I started Runway. To be a part of easing stress on your best day ever and establish a personal connection and realness with you. To share my love of what I do and show you that I care just as much about you. 

Now...meet the rest of the team and even better...hear our why by chatting more with us. <3 

Okay that is all for now. I can't wait to hear your story and be a part of your crazy amazing day. 

OWNER | RUNWAY EVENTS

 
 

MEET THE RUNWAY TEAM

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GIANA TRALONGO

SR. LEAD PLANNER | OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Hi! My name is Giana. At Runway, we do everything in excellence and the high standards and passion of our planners is why I LOVE being a part of the team. I am a Midwest girl with a big Italian family, which means I love food, wine and talking with my hands! I am also addicted to working out and Reality TV (yes, I admit it - I never skip a season of The Bachelor or Survivor). If I am not in full wedding planning mode, you'll find me movin', groovin' and doing my famous "happy dance". I love being silly and making people laugh and I can't wait to be a part of your big day! 

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MELISSA BECKER

LEAD PLANNER
Hey, I'm Melissa and I'm a Florida native from a small beach town on the west coast. I moved to Orlando to attend UCF and after meeting some of the best people I've ever known, I decided to stay. My love of event planning is fueled by my passion to leave a positive impact on others' lives. I truly believe small acts of kindness can make a big difference.

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ANDRAYA MENDEZ

HEAD FLORAL FAIRY
Hi my names Andraya and I am Runway's Head Floral Fairy! I am the definition of a plant lady and absolutely love using nature to create beautiful things for the sweetest of couples. Before working at Runway, I studied Horticulture at the University of Florida and love being a Gator. When I'm not playing with flowers, my life is ruled by my crazy puppy, Samson! 

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VANESSA NAVA

OFFICE MANAGER
Hey, I'm Vanessa, I was born in Venezuela and moved to Florida when I was 12 years old. Then I became a UCF Knight. One of my passions is to travel and try different food. I love being part of Runway because every couple is so special and unique that each wedding is a whole new experience for our team. I am a funny perfectionist who is addicted to Nutella and Ice Cream. My definition of love is to give and to share with a smile. 

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SANDRA SANTANA

EVENT ASSISTANT
Hello there beauties! My name is Sandra! I graduated from UCF with a degree in Event Management. I never thought in a million years that I would be assisting with weddings, but here I am and I love it! When ever I am not assisting at a wedding, you can find me traveling for music festivals or just exploring a new city. I’m also very much a homebody and I love reading books so if you have a good read I am open to suggestions. 

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AMARYLIS RAMOS

LEAD PLANNER
My name is Amarylis (Am-Er-El-Is) but everyone calls me Amy. Other than helping plan events, you can find my nose in a book, working a 12 hour shift at the hospital (nursing school student), or dancing my heart out (Spanish, Techno, Anything really). I LOVE people and being a social butterfly. Buy me a tub of cookies and cream ice cream and you have me at your fingertips. Actually, food in general (I blame the hispanic household I was born into) makes me happy. Organization is KEY to my hectic life, so organizing and planning events are two of my greatest strengths (weakness: laundry).

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OLIVIA BRENNAN

LEAD PLANNER
Hi! I'm Olivia and I was born and raised in Tampa. I moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida and received my Bachelor's Degree in Event Management. In my free time, I love to play volleyball, go to the beach, and travel to new places (I've been to 16 countries & counting). You can most likely find me a foot above everyone else in the room- I'm 5'9 and love a good pair of heels!

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ANNA LABEAU

BRAND COORDINATOR | FLORAL FAIRY
Hi there! I'm Anna and I'm Runway's Brand Coordinator, as well as a Runway Botanical Floral Fairy. I'm a born-and-raised Florida girl who attended UCF where I graduated with a degree in Event Management. I feel so blessed that I get to help grow and "create" for a company that I'm passionate about. In my free time, I love to travel and explore new places with my husband, Michael. You can always find me, camera in hand, checking out the newest restaurant or coffee shop in town and just living my best foodie life. But at the end of the day, nothing beats a Netflix binge sesh and a glass of wine at home with my hubs and my pup!

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BROOKE HARVILL

LEAD PLANNER
Hi there! I grew up in a small town in central Virginia with five other siblings. After high school, I attended college in New York City. After moving to Orlando, I found Runway Events and was immediately inspired by their vision. It is such an honor to work beside incredible women who are determined to make your day the best it can be!! When I'm not working with Runway, you can find me exploring the Disney Parks with my husband Jonathan or at the movies. Almost anything can make me laugh and I have an unhealthy obsession with the CW show, Jane the Virgin. I can't wait to meet you!!

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SHAY CASTRO

EVENT ASSISTANT
Hola! My name is Shaylin but everyone calls me Shay. I am an energetic Floridian, born and raised, who graduated from UCF ( Go Knights!). Whenever I am not assisting events, my head is in the marketing world. I love to watch movies, EAT Spanish cuisines (or anything that looks delicious) , dance (yes I have a “happy dance” when I eat) and travel. I am full of life just like my curls!! 

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FRANCESCA FURFARO

EVENT ASSISTANT
Hi! My name is Francesca. I am currently a student at the University of Central Florida (GO KNIGHTS!) studying Event Management. You can always find a Dunkin Donuts ice coffee in hand because well who doesn't love coffee?  I come from an Italian family and I swear my blood is made out of tomato sauce. The way to my heart is pizza, of course! I come from a small beach town in South Florida so my forever-happy place is the beach. In my spare time I like to hangout with friends, or go to spin class, or just chill at home binge watching some Netflix series. The most rewarding part of my job is knowing that I get to help and contribute to a couples life on their most memorable and special day.