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March, 2010 in Tampa

Ceremony: Bayshore United Methodist Church
Reception: Tampa Firefighter Museum




Bayshore United Methodist Church

3909 South MacDill Avenue
Tampa, Florida 33611, USA
813-839-4297 ext 321


Tampa Firefighter Museum

720 Zack Street
Tampa, Florida 33602


Hyatt Regency Tampa

211 North Tampa Street,
Tampa, Florida 33602, USA

Bridesmaids luncheon:

Camellia Rose Tea Room & Gifts

120 N Collins St
SR-39/Reynolds St E
Plant City, Florida 33563
(813) 659-828


Louis Pappas Market Café

3409 W Bay to Bay Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33629

"Excellent Greek restaurant!"


Alessi Bakeries

2909 W Cypress St,
Tampa, Florida
(813) 879-4544

"Try the Cuban Mojo Roasted Marinated Pork,Deviled Crabs, or a pressed Cuban Sandwich. Scachatta is always a treat. There are just a few tables and chairs outside."


Bern's Steakhouse

1208 S Howard Ave
Tampa, Florida 33606-3197, USA
(813) 251-2421‎ (800) 282-1547‎

"Best restaurant in Tampa and beyond! Bern’s is a gastronomic adventure with prime steaks cut-to-order, 21 choices of caviar, fresh seafood and organic vegetables grown on Bern’s farm.Not as pricey as you may think. All entree's include French Onion Soup,baked potato,salad,vegetable and onion rings.Order the 6oz Fillet Mignon for$ 29.10 and you are in heaven!"


Ikea Restaurant & Bistro

1103 N. 22nd Street
Tampa, FL 33605
(800) 434-4532

"Craving a Swedish meatball dinner,Cinnamon Buns or maybe lingonberry jam?"


The Acropolis

1833 East 7th Ave
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 242-4545

"Noisy but fun!"


The Columbia Restaurant

2117 E 7th Ave
Tampa, Florida 33605-3903
(813) 248-4961

"A fixture since 1905, Columbia is the jewel in Ybor City's culinary crown. Operated by the 4th and 5th generations of the Hernandez Gonzmart family, this landmark restaurant features Spanish/Cuban classics and Flamenco dancing."


Wright's Gourmet

1200 S. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33629

"Try the Beef Martini or Turkey Pecan Salad or any cake. MMMMM! Wright's is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and it is closed on Sundays."


eFactoryOutlets.com - Orlando Premium Outlets

8200 Vineland Ave
Orlando, FL 32821, United States
(407) 238-7787

"150 OUTLET STORES Find savings at Ann Taylor, Barneys New York Outlet, Burberry, Coach, Diesel, Fendi, Gap Outlet, Giorgio Armani, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Theory,and Tommy Hilfiger."


International Mall

2223 N. West Shore Blvd.
Boy Scout Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33607, USA
813) 342-3790

"The most distinguished shopping and dining destination on Florida’s West Coast. There are fabulously fashionable department stores such as Dillard’s, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom; over 200 specialty shops including Ann Taylor, Bombay, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Coach, Gucci, Lladro, Louis Vuitton, Robb & Stucky Interiors, Swarovski, Swatch and Tiffany & Company. Bay Street is the dining depot of International Plaza with exciting nightlife at Blue Martini, California Pizza Kitchen, Capital Grille, Champs Restaurant , The Bamboo Club and The Cheesecake Factory."


Mall At Millenia

4200 Conroy Rd
Orlando, FL 32839, United States
(407) 363-3555


Orlando Pointe

9101 International Dr # 1040
Orlando, FL 32819 , United States


Prime Outlets At Ellenton

5461 Factory Shops Blvd
Ellenton, FL, United States


West Shore Plaza

250 WestShore Plaza
Tampa, Florida 33609, USA

"Enjoy complimentary valet parking in front of Maggiano’s and PF Chang’s. The Palm Restaurant, Mitchell’s Fish Market and Starbuck’s are also a part of this mall.West Shore Plaza’s anchors include Sears, JC Penney, Macy’s,and Saks Fifth Avenue. There are over 100 specialty shopslike Ann Taylor, Bebe, Brookstone, Cache, Charlotte Russe,Express, Gap, Lane Bryant, New York and Company, Victoria’s Secret, Wet Seal, and many more. It offers an AMC 14 movie theater with stadium seating."


Westfield Brandon Shopping Center/Brandon Mall

459 Brandon Town Center
Brandon, Florida 33511, USA

"Located in Brandon, this mall features fountains, tropical colors and aquatic sculptures. The major department stores include Macy’s, Dillard’s, JC Penney, and Sears. The center also houses Panera Bread, Ruby Tuesday’s and Cheesecake Factory"


Arabian Nights

3081 Arabian Nights Blvd.
Kissimmee, FL 34747

"Orlando's number one rated dinner show. We agree it's great!"



"You can visit the Florida Aquarium, American Victory Museum, and Channelside Bay Plaza for the nightlife and dining. Bay Plaza has a large open court for live music, with views of the downtown skyline, cruise ships and the Port of Tampa. It also houses an IMAX theater."


Game Works

8th Avenue & 17th Street in Centro Ybor 1600 E. 8th Avenue, Space A147
Tampa, FL 33605

"Interactive games and attractions, plus food."


Medieval Times

4510 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy. Kissimmee, Florida 34746


Murder Mystery Dinner Train

2805 Colonial Blvd.
Fort Myers, Fl 33966

"The Dinner Train Theater seats up to 200 passengers in 4 reconditioned 1930's - 1940's vintage railcars. It is up to you to decide just who the killer is and why they would do such a dastardly deed. Make sure to write down all the clues you discover.Price includes a five course dinner, murder mystery show, and train ride. Drive time about two hours."


Sleuths Mystery Dinner

8267 International Dr
Orlando, FL, United States

"Each whodunits lasts approximately two and one-half hours."


Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center 1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place Tampa, Florida 33602

1010 North W.C. MacInnes Place
Tampa, Florida 33602

"Why not catch a show while you are in town at one of the top performing art centers in the country? Two shows will be playing during late March,Cirque Dreams Illumination(Price: Regularly priced tickets start at $39.50.) Or if opera is your taste, there is ARIAS AND ENCORES –with music from Verdi, and Puccini. Sung in the original language with English translations above the stage."


The Blue Man Group

Sharp Aquos Theatre, Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819


The Pier

800 Second Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 821-6443

"This unique 5-story inverted pyramid is the perfect place to visit! They have a small aquarium,shops,galleries,boutiques, restaurants, food court, charter sailboats,bike rental,sightseeing cruises and fishing."


Adventure Island

10001 N. McKinley Drive
Tampa, 33612

"Adventure Island's 30 acres provide water-soaked excitement for guests of all ages. Ease into island time in a place where corkscrew slides, waterfalls, a giant wave pool, a rambling river, and other family attractions create a laid-back atmosphere and hours of sun-drenched fun."


Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark 5800 Water Play Way, Orlando, FL 32821 1-888-800-5447

5800 Water Play Way
Orlando, Florida 32821, USA

"Aquatica, a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark unlike any you've ever experienced, one only SeaWorld could create. Float through an undersea world of exotic fish, thunder through rolling rapids, relax on our white sand beaches, or take a tube slide through an underwater world where black-and-white Commerson's Dolphins play and race alongside you."


Big Cat Rescue

12802 Easy St.
Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 920-4130

"100 wild cats...one wild time. The world’s largest and most diverse collection of exotic cats is in Tampa. Over 100 big cats who have been rescued from abandonment and abuse"


Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

10165 N McKinley Dr
Tampa, Florida 33612, USA

"Busch Gardens is the bay area's No. 1 tourist destination, where wildlife and wild rides come together in an unparalleled combination of Broadway-style shows, a world-class zoo with more than 2,500 exotic and endangered animals and more record-breaking roller coasters than any destination in Florida."


Castillo De San Marcos

1 S Castillo Dr
St Augustine, FL, United States

"The Castillo de San Marcos was originally constructed in 1672 to defend Florida against pirates hunting the Spanish treasure fleets traveling along the Gulf Stream.It is the oldest masonry and only existing 17th century fort in North America."


Discovery Cove

6000 Discovery Cove Way
Orlando, Florida 32821, USA

"Discovery Cove is an all-inclusive tropical getaway and the only place to experience the most exciting animal encounters the world has to offer. Swim with a dolphin and feel the mysterious, inspiring connection that draws you in and holds you captivated. Don a mask and snorkel in the Tropical Reef, a breathtaking underwater world teeming with thousands of exotic tropical fish and graceful rays"


Disney's Animal Kingdom

Walt Disney World ® Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States


Holy Land Experience

4655 Vineland Road
Orlando, Florida 32811, USA
(800) 447-7235.

"There are many wonderful things to see at The Holy Land Experience. From the moment you pass through the gates of our walled city, you will be immersed in ancient Jerusalem. The structures and exhibits characterize the style, architecture, and settings that existed in the Holy Land 2000 years ago. The Garden Tomb, Qumran Dead Sea Caves, Great Temple and Plaza, Jerusalem Model, and Wilderness Tabernacle are all intricately detailed, both inside and out, to provide you with a clearer understanding of their biblical significance."


NASA/John F. Kennedy Space CeJnter Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 Phone: 321.867.5000

Kennedy Space Center
Florida 32899
John F. Kennedy Space Center Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 Phone: 321.867.5000

"NASA's launch headquarters is the only place on Earth where you can tour launch areas, meet a veteran astronaut, see giant rockets, train in spaceflight simulators, and even view a launch."


SeaWorld Orlando

7007 SeaWorld Drive
Orlando,, Florida 32821, USA


St Augustine Lighthouse & Museum

81 Lighthouse Ave
St Augustine, FL, United States

"The lighthouse was built in 1871. You can climb the 219 steps to the top."


Tampa Electric Manatee Viewing Center

6990 Dickman Rd
Apollo Beach, FL 33572
(813) 228-4289

"Probably the best surface viewing area for manatees.The presence of manatees is dependent on the temperature. When the weather gets cold, manatees will be present in large numbers enjoying the warm water runoff from the Tampa Electric power plant."


Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W Sligh Ave
Tampa, FL, United States


The Florida Aquarium

701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, Florida 33602, USA

"It's among the top aquariums in the world. More than 20,000 aquatic plants and animals from Florida and around the world!"


Walt Disney World


Anna Maria Beach


Beach Where Zach Proposed

19700 West Gulf Blvd
Indian Shores, Florida, USA


Clearwater Beach

Gulfview Blvd
Clearwater, FL, United States

"It is crowded. Allow extra time to travel to and from. Lay of the Land: This beach has it all: white sand, sparkling waters, marinas, attractions, nightlife, restaurants, and accommodations ranging from high-end resorts to old fashioned mom-and-pop motels."


Fort De Soto Park

3500 Pinellas Bayway S
Tierra Verde, Florida 33715

"Fort De Soto has been named America’s Top Beach for 2009 and 2005"


Caladesi Island State Park

# 1 Causeway Blvd.
Dunedin, Florida 34698

"One of the few completely natural islands along Florida´s Gulf Coast.Caladesi Island is accessible only by private boat or via the Caladesi Connection ferry service. Cost for the ferry is $10.00 for adults.Trips depart hourly beginning at 10 a.m. Ferry passengers are allotted a four-hour stay on the island.The park also has a snack bar and gift shop. This park offers the 4th best natural beach in the nation, picnic pavilions, bathhouses,and marina. Enjoy 3 miles of nature trails through 100-year-old live oak and slash pine forests or paddle a scenic kayak water trail."


Edward Medard Park

5737 Turkey Creek Road
Plant City, Florida 33567
(813) 757-3802

"This reservoir offers everything including, fishing, camping, equestrian trails, a fishing pier, boardwalks, and freshwater swimming. There is a small island in the reservoir that can be reached by following the boardwalk. On that island is a wonderful observation tower where you can view all types of birds, and their nest. You will also find plenty of other critters throughout the park as well such as, squirrels, opossums, raccoons, and much more. The best place for nature to be seen is off the boardwalks, and on the footpaths. Freshwater creatures can also be spotted near the shore line. Your certain to see turtles, fish, and maybe even an alligator or two. The best time to spot an alligator is on days when the park isn't busy, and in the late afternoon into the night"


Hillsborough River State Park

15402 U.S. 301 North
Thonotosassa, Florida 33592

"Hammocks of live oaks, sabal palms, hickory trees and the upper Hillsborough River can be found in this 3,383-acre park. Visit a replica of Fort Foster that was constructed on this site during the second Seminole War of 1835 or hike the Rapids Nature Trail to view some of the only Class 2 rapids in Florida.Canoes can be rented at the park´s concession (for $10.00/hour plus tax or$ 25.00/4 hours plus tax.), which also provides food, beverages, picnic supplies, and souvenirs."


Lettuce Lake Park

Lettuce Lake Park 6920 E Fletcher Ave
Tampa, Florida 33637

"Lettuce Lake condenses Florida wilderness into one park. Hidden just east of the University of South Florida, it's a wonderful place to initiate folks into the wilderness experience. (It does have restrooms!) Lettuce Lake boasts dirt and paved trails, two great boardwalks, a fitness course, waterfront picnic shelters and a playground. Under the Boardwalk: The main attraction here is the boardwalk and tower. From the top of the tower, you can see two nice bends in the Hillsborough River. Look for turtles, anhingas and alligators sliding amongst the water lilies, bladderworts and swamp hibiscus. The old cypress trees seem to wiggle their knees at you, and the reflections off the tannic water make excellent pictures. Make sure you stroll the woods as well to score wild azaleas and magnolia blossoms. If you're really sharp you can find carnivorous plants in the boggier parts of this great park"


Caribbean Cruise

"Why not take a cruise to the Caribbean or Mexico right after the wedding? There are three different ones to choose from! Come on you know you've always dreamed about it! March 28: 7-day western Caribbean cruise on the Holland America Ryndam March 28: 7-day Caribbean cruise on the Carnival Legend March 29: 5-night Costa Maya & Cozumel cruise on Royal Caribbean Grandeur"

Movie Theaters:

Muvico Theaters in Centro Ybor

8th Avenue

(813) 248-2323

Movie Theaters:

CineBistro at Hyde Park Village

1609 West Swann Ave.
Tampa, FL 33606

"An extraordinary premium movie theatre and dining experience captured in one unique entertainment venue.The height of luxury& comfort CinéBistro allows its customers to enjoy watching a movie in their own specially reserved, ultra-luxurious high back leather rocking chair, eat a sumptuous gourmet meal served in their seat, and then retire to the terrace for delicious coffee and dessert."


Museum of Fine Arts.

255 Beach Dr. N.E.
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

"Six original Monets, along with other works by Fragonard, Vigee-Lebrun, Morisot, Renoir, Cezanne and Gauguin, comprise an impressive body of French Impressionism.One of the best museums in the Southeast, the collection also includes a wealth of European, American, pre-Columbian and Far Eastern art, and an exquisite Steuben crystal gallery. Closed on Mondays."


Museum of Science & Industry/MOSI

4801 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa,, FL 33617
(813) 987-6300

"Experience over 450 hands-on activities at the largest science center in the southeastern U.S. Interactive,and fun exhibits including Florida’s only IMAX® Dome Theatre."


Cracker Country

5100 Orient Rd
Tampa, FL 33610

"Cracker Country is a rural Florida living history museum located on the Florida State Fairgrounds. The museum recreates an 1890s rural Florida town. Its collection of 13 original buildings dating back from 1870-1912 were relocated from across the state of Florida.The historically furnished buildings recreate the lifestyles of the past; and costumed interpreters portray daily living as Florida pioneers."


Henry B. Plant Museum

401 W. Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33606

(813) 254-1891

"The Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, now a National Historic Landmark and home to The University of Tampa.This museum focuses on the hotel's role in the Spanish-American War."


Lightner Museum

75 King St
St Augustine, FL, United States

"The former Hotel Alcazar, built in 1887 in the Spanish Renaissance style.Bought by Chicago publisher Otto C. Lightner who opened this museum which features items of Victoriana, as well as a stained glass room by Louis Comfort Tiffany."


Ringling Museum Estate

5401 Bay Shore Road
Sarasota , 34243 34243

"In 1911, John Ringling(yep the circus guy!)purchased 20 acres of waterfront property in Sarasota, Florida. Today, that investment welcomes visitors from around the globe with fine art, historic mansion, two circus museums and a jewel-box of a theater."


Salvador Dalí Museum

1000 Third Street South
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-4901
800-442-3254 [Local ]:727.823.3767

"The world's most comprehensive collection of works by the late Spanish surrealist. The Michelin Guide gave it the only three star rating on Florida's west coast. We defiantly recommend you take the museum tour that helps to explain this unexplainable artist!"


Tampa Bay History Center

801 Old Water Street
Tampa, FL 33602


The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art

445 North Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 645-5311

"The world’s most comprehensive collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The Tiffany collection includes jewelry, pottery, paintings, art glass, leaded-glass windows and lamps, and the chapel interior the artist designed for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago."