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Anthony was born in Brooklyn but raised in Tampa, FL. Stephanie was born and raised in Tampa, FL. Anthony is Puerto Rican and Stephanie is Italian/Polish.
Stephanie and I met in High School in south Tampa. We have been together for 10 years. We love eating Chinese food and watching a double feature at the movie theaters.
Stephanie: He is my best friend! I loved him at first sight. I loved his smile and his laugh, most of the time being at his own jokes; and although it was him laughing out loud, he always light up the room. It was after we grew to become best friends and a few years later when I fell in love with him. The greatest feeling in the world is getting to fall in love with your best friend.
Anthony: Stephanie and I’s personalities complement each other’s perfectly. She makes loving one another simple and easy. I love her laugh and her smile. I love the way she cracks jokes and lets me always just be me.
Stephanie was traveling around Europe with her family for a few weeks. I flew out and surmised her when they arrived at Sorrento in the Almafi Coast. I rented a room for the two of us in Positano and proposed on our balcony the next morning.
It was held at the Oxford Exchange in Tampa, FL.
I always wanted a beautiful garden wedding. Outside in the trees, beautiful weather and lots of greenery and floral!
Planning for us was a little more difficult than most, because we had just moved from New York to Miami and were planning a wedding in Tampa. Things got to be a little stressful, especially living in a separate city, most of the planning had to be done over the phone.
Our wedding was even more perfect than my dream wedding! Mixture of our life from New York City and my dream garden wedding. The venue was the perfect combination! Eclectic and classy with the conservatory adding the garden feel!