Weddings

  1. From This Day: a marriage of cultures

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    He is a fourth-generation Tampa native whose family has a long history dating to Italy, but Anthony Scaglione flipped for the cultural attributes of Mexico during a study abroad program in Puebla in 2005.

    Anthony Scaglione and Diana Hernandez-Ontiveros share a kiss in front of a mural in downtown Tampa after their March 1 wedding at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. 
  2. From This Day: Keith Bucklew and Mark Anderson

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    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The cherry blossoms began to bud along the Tidal Basin, a splash of pink consolation for Keith Bucklew and Mark Anderson, whose home state did not allow them the legal right to get married.

    Unable to be legally married in Tampa, Mark Anderson, left, and Keith Bucklew wed Thursday in the Capitol Hill office of U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor, D-Tampa, then flew home to celebrate with friends and family.
  3. From This Day: It wasn't a question of if, but when

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    YBOR CITY — Water soaked the hem of Nicole Krawiec's Old Hollywood-style white gown as she spun around the dance floor in the Ybor City Museum State Park.

    Nicole Krawiec, 28, and Justin Brock, 33, of Tarpon Springs were married Feb. 7 at the Don Vicente de Ybor Historic Inn in Tampa. They met in 2007.
  4. From This Day: They met in Tampa, but share a love for St. Petersburg

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    ST. PETERSBURG — He likes to say they met along the Gasparilla parade route in Tampa, and technically, that's true: They were in the same social group and attended a friend's private party after that.

    Sara Campbell and Peter Pastman were married on Jan. 18, 2014, at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter in St. Petersburg. They live near downtown St. Petersburg and enjoy all the city offers.
  5. WeddingWire offers total online wedding planning

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    Step off the elevators on the third floor of Two Wisconsin Circle in Chevy Chase, Md., and you might think you've been teleported to Silicon Valley.

    WeddingWire founder Timothy Chi started the company after being frustrated while planning his own wedding in 2005. In classic startup fashion, Chi recruited three friends and former colleagues to work on the idea. In 2007, it was launched.
  6. From This Day: They made a rule, then he started to miss her

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    ST. PETE BEACH — Just as they had dozens of times before, Christy Miller and Nathan Draus settled into seats near the back corner of the L-shaped bar at their favorite dive on the water to talk.

    Christy Miller and Nathan Draus made their commitments to each other at the Grand Plaza Hotel in St. Pete Beach.
  7. From This Day: DEC. 28, 2013, Phillip Dooley and Melanie Trubey

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    They had so many friends in common that, even now, Melanie and Phillip Dooley can hardly believe their own paths had not crossed before.

    Phillip Dooley, left, and Melanie Trubey, right, were married Dec. 28, 2013, at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club in a ceremony performed by notary public Tracey Keim. Added Terms 	
  8. From This Day: Dance partners for life

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    SAFETY HARBOR ­— The Sound of Music hooked Jerry Slutzky on musical theater at age 8. The Music Man sent him running to join the band, playing trombone like Professor Harold Hill in many high school productions. He landed the lead in The Pajama Game after law school, swapping orchestra …

    Helen Techler and Jerry Slutzky, who share a love for all things Broadway and ballroom, sang a duet and choreographed a dance for their Dec. 15 wedding at the Clearwater Yacht Club.
  9. Even brides need to plan for cold weather

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    NEW YORK — No bride has ever asked designer Mark Badgley, half of the Badgley Mischka duo, about incorporating a cold-weather look into her wedding ensemble. Coats and boots just aren't the stuff of fantasy wedding dreams, he says.

    A model wears a Badgley Mischka flared trumpet wedding gown in mimosa with an intricately beaded lace portrait neckline and half sleeves that hugs the waist.
  10. From This Day: Blind date leads to a walk down the aisle

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    TAMPA — Late-night partiers smiled at Erin Cece and Darrin Pierce, offering them drinks, shouting congratulations and asking to be photographed with the couple as they wound their way up and down Ybor City's E Seventh Avenue in the wee hours of that Sunday morning.

    Erin Cece and Darrin Pierce were married in Ybor City on Nov. 2. They’re familiar with Ybor City: They went to the Columbia Restaurant on their first date.