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HELLO LOVE!

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. 

OWNER | RUNWAY EVENTS

 
 

MEET THE RUNWAY TEAM

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HEATHER KEYES

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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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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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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BROOKE HARVILL

EVENT ASSISTANT
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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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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SAVANNAH SWAFFORD

EVENT ASSISTANT
Hi! My name is Savannah, and I'm a native Floridian with a penchant for all things coffee and yoga. I've been lucky enough to visit four continents while previously working for Disney as a performer, and if you catch me in my car at a stoplight I'm highly likely to be singing at the top of my lungs. A little bit of a science/sci-fi nerd, you can find me watching Stargate or Neil deGrasse Tyson in my spare time. My mantra is "you never know until you try." I'm always seeking out the next adventure, and I love to learn new things!

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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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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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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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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.

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