My name is Rebekkah (and no, it’s not a typo!) and I am the owner of Runway Events.
If I am not working on planning an event, you will find me listening to music (I listen to almost everything…from Lauryn Hill to Linkin Park), keeping up with the latest fashion trends or coming up with new crazy ideas. My beverage of choice is a cup of coffee or a glass of delicious red wine (guilty!).
The name “Runway Events” was inspired by my incredible love for fashion. I am obsessed with America’s Next Top Model (SO guilty!) and I was always in awe how every model directly reflects its designer from hair and makeup to the actual attire in such an incredible way. It was always amazing to me how smooth and effortless it seemed to be… yet no matter what model was walking down that runway, you saw the designer. I wanted to take that vibe into all of our events as it should absolutely reflect you.
I’m married to the love of my life, Frankie. We met almost ten years ago at a little coffee shop in Orlando (love hint #1: my love for coffee) where there was a live band (love hint #2: my love for music) and the rest is history. My hubby is a hairstylist so you may see a few changes in my hair color. I'm all about trying something new and trendy! Being married to my love is why I completely understand how important it is to have your day run smooth. This way, you are really able to enjoy it with the love of yours and savor every moment.
MEET THE RUNWAY TEAM
EVENT PLANNER | VP OF OPERATIONS
EXECUTIVE CURATOR OF THE RUNWAY COLLECTION
Hey, my name is Heather and I'm addicted to coffee (hence why Rebekkah and I get along so well!). I am an Orlando native who graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's in Hospitality Management and a Non-Profit Management Minor. When I'm not working on an event, I love spending time with my hubby (who is a professional freestyle rapper), binge watching something on Netflix, planning my next trip (and occasionally escaping Orlando) or crafting.
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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).
OFFICE AND EVENT ASSISTANT
Hi! My name is Devin but feel free to call me Dev! I've lived in Orlando Florida my entire life which led me to receive a Bachelors Degree in Event Management from the University of Central Florida. Outside of my love for planning events, I rock out on various stages across the state, singing cover music with my band. I love to dance spend time with family, and I'm addicted to Nutella and Espresso.
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!
EVENT 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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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.
Hi, my name is Lyneé... pronounced like Renee, but with an L! I was born and raised in the small town of Cypress Gardens, Florida where I grew up around water skiing and doing a myriad of other sports. I love to be active whether it's training for my next mud race or learning a new sport, which allows me to indulge in my foodie cravings as I explore new places to eat whenever I can! I went on to graduate from the University of Central Florida, and soon after, my heart brought me back to my passion for event planning.