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Tampa Bay mother, daughter launch separate wedding services

BRANDON — Mimi Giordano has spent a lot of time around newlyweds. Her foray into the wedding industry began during her tenure as deputy clerk for the state of Indiana issuing marriage licenses and performing wedding ceremonies in the courthouse and on location.

After she relocated to the Tampa area in 2008, she joined Mavilo Wholesalers, a South Tampa premier diamond wholesaler, in the role of sales and management, specializing in the sale of loose diamonds and bridal mountings to many bay area couples. That's when she started thinking about her next step: launching her own wedding business.

The Brandon resident recently started a home-based business called It's Official. Giordano will focus mainly on the officiant portion of the business, which means she will travel to the happy couple for location weddings.

"My specialty will be assisting couples with drafting their individualized vows or they may select from a selection of eloquent vows that I have assembled," she said.

In addition, she also will make available her notary services for "on location" signing of documents. Pricing varies, depending on the travel and style of service.

"It is an honor and a privilege to provide officiate services for couples who want a ceremony consistent with their values on one of the most important days of their lives," Giordano said. "With a planning process designed to put you at ease, you are guided in selecting ceremony components which will exquisitely reflect your personalities and cultural traditions."

Each ceremony is crafted to fit the celebration, be it a wedding, an elopement or even a renewal of vows for those celebrating milestone anniversaries. It's Official also works closely with many wedding industry vendors and offers referrals.

Contact Giordano for a personal quote at (813) 545-8128 or facebook.com/itsofficialweddings/.

Daughter also starts bridal business

Just like her mother, engaged couples have profoundly affected Kelly Hall's life. Since graduating from Paul Mitchell the School Tampa in 2009, she has been working behind the chair perfecting her hairdressing craft with new techniques.

Working for years in the salon industry has inspired her to follow her mother's lead and launch her own wedding and hair business serving the east Hillsborough County area. It is called Hello, Darling! Wedding & Event Hair.

"My passion for creativity and making others look and feel their best is what led to the launch of my business," said Hall, whose mother, Mimi Giordano, just launched It's Official in Brandon. "There is no greater feeling for me, than knowing I have played a part in making a bride's wedding day all that she has dreamt it could be and more."

Hall said she wants to combine her client's personality, taste and vision to create the perfect look for the big day. She believes the centerpiece of the wedding is the couple, especially the bride, and she wants them to be able to look back at images of their wedding day with fondness.

Hello Darling! is a completely mobile, on location studio that will come to you and your bridal party. In addition to bridal parties, Hello Darling! is available for private parties, corporate events, headshots and commercial work (both print and film). The studio also assists couples with all aspects of the wedding event by offering recommendations to area vendors.

Hello Darling! also works alongside makeup artist Rachel Lunsford, owner and operator of Pretty Please Mobile Glam.

Follow Hall at Facebook.com/Hellodarlinghairco.

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Black Rock Bar & Grill aims for Brandon

Black Rock Bar & Grill opened this week in a former Mimi's Café in Carrollwood. The Michigan chain that serves entrees on heated, volcanic rock plans to open a second location in October at the former Mimi's in Brandon. Black Rock offers a large menu with a variety of choices, and about 60 percent of entrees are served on the stone which is heated to 755 degrees. Servers explain to diners how to properly slice and cook their food tableside, and there are scratch made sauces, rubs, and seasonings to choose from.

— Times correspondent Danielle Hauser

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Black Rock Bar & Grill

aims for Brandon

Black Rock Bar & Grill opened this week in a former Mimi's Café in Carrollwood. The Michigan chain that serves entrees on heated, volcanic rock plans to open a second location in October at the former Mimi's in Brandon. Black Rock offers a large menu with a variety of choices, and about 60 percent of entrees are served on the stone which is heated to 755 degrees. Servers explain to diners how to properly slice and cook their food tableside, and there are scratch made sauces, rubs, and seasonings to choose from.

Times correspondent Danielle Hauser

Tampa Bay mother, daughter launch separate wedding services 08/09/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:35pm]
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