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A Passion for Planning 

I have always loved planning, decorating and entertaining. In 2016 my daughter Shelby got engaged and that presented the perfect opportunity to launch EventFull Weddings. I had the time of my  life planning their wedding and I bring that same level of fun, excitement and attention to detail to my clients.

At EFW we love every kind of wedding style but we gravitate towards a modern and contemporary aesthetic with a sense of luxury and romance. We enjoy working with moody colors mixed with rich fabrics and textures. Our favorite elements have to be flowers and tabletop decor. Both can easily elevate your event to the next level. Our favorite part of the day is when we sneak the couple away to view the reception space before guests enter. The look on their faces is always priceless. If you like what EventFull Weddings is all about, give us a call and let's get busy planning your dream wedding.


Karen Cerboni, Founder and Lead Planner 

I am one of the few Florida natives you will come across. I met my husband in Chicago and we commuted for a few years before he moved to Tampa. We were married at the Don Cesar on St. Petersburg Beach. In our spare time, we love dining out, going to the movies and traveling out of the country as much as possible. II have an obsession with Briittish movies and series. 


Shelby Johnson, Marketing Manager, Coordinator

Shelby was born and raised in Tampa . She was married in 2016 at Oxford Exchange. She has a beautiful baby girl and dog named Franklin. Shelby and her husband enjoy boating , going to the beach and spending time with friends. 

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EFW offers wedding planning and design. What is the difference? Wedding planning is more about  logistics and production and less about design. Your planner will be with you from beginning to end making sure all details are considered and the process is seamless.  Wedding design  is focused on the aesthetics of your event.  A wedding designer will work with you on bringing your vision to life.  Not all companies do both but with EventFull Weddings, you get the luxury and benefit of working with one skilled and experienced person to satisfy all your needs  in one place. 

Our style is very design foward with emphasis on dccor and details with a modern aesthetic and romantic vibe. We enjoy working with with rich fabrics and textures and unique elements. Our favorite part of designing has to be flowers and tabletop decor. Both can easily elevate your event to the next level. Our favorite part of the day is when we sneak the couple away to view the reception space before guests enter. The look on their faces is always priceless. 

Our approach to designing and planning your wedding is very much focused on making the process fun, stress free and tailored to your lifestyle. We understand every couple is different and wants different things out of the experience. From our initial consultation right through your grand exit, our team will be with you providing exceptional customer service, knowledgeable advice and flawless execution. We enlist the services of only the best industry professionals to collaborate with on making your wedding day uniquely you. 

Schedule your initial consultation and let's discuss in more detail how EventFull Weddings can flawlessly curate the wedding day of your dreams.


Karen Cerboni

Owner, Lead Planner

I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Before pursuing my passion for wedding design and planning I had a thirty year professional career in corporate America. I managed deadlines and budgets which translates well into my role as a wedding planner.  I met my husband on a train while visiting Chicago on a girls' trip. We commuted back and forth for years before he moved to Tampa and we got married at the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg. Together we love traveling both Internationally and within the US, dining out at all the hot spots and going to the movies. I am obsessed with anything British especially period films or series. I love everything about planning weddings but the best part is seeing the happiness and appreciation our client's have once they see everything come together. 

"I have to say you are amazingly detailed. It is extremely helpful"

Carolina Larrea,

Private Events Manager

Oxford Exchange 

Shelby Johnson 

Marketing Manager & Associate Planner 

Shelby has experience in both corporate events and wedding planning. She's a wife, mom to Franklin a handsome Boxer and her beautiful baby girl Mila. Shelby is an active member of the Junior League of Tampa and spends her spare time at the dog park and decorating her home. Shelby married her high school friend turned college sweetheart at Oxford Exchange in Tampa. Together they enjoy boating, fishing and entertaining friends. Shelby's project management skills and eye for design will make planning your wedding a fun and memorable experience.

"Karen and Shelby were an absolute must for our daughter's wedding! We did not have to worry about anything on an amazing day. They took care of all the vendors and created a perfect timeline for all involved. They set up the ballroom with all the decorations perfectly. So very pleased and we will definitely hire them when my younger daughter's big day arrives."  Brooke Narum


Sydney Ocasio

Associate Planner & Coordinator 

Sydney is a Denver, Colorado native. She is a loving wife and a dog mom to Storm and Haze. With a background in corporate events and weddings, Sydney excels in attention to detail and organization. Beyond wedding planning, her heart belongs to travel, where she enjoys exploring diverse cultures and cuisines. Sydney enjoys adventure and loves being outdoors, whether it is out on the water riding jet skis or hiking Colorado's breathtaking mountains. Her favorite part of wedding planning is the unique love stories she gets to weave into each celebration, making your special day a reflection of your journey.


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