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Meet the team

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Hi, I'm Sydney! I'm a New Yorker, now Florida transplant since 2014. A lover of the outdoors and sun worshiper, I LOVE my Florida life.

As a hopeless romantic, I have always had an affinity for weddings and romantic events. Ask me about the time I went to the fish market in my grandmother's classic 1950's ball gown wedding dress (side note: I was 7). 

 

Over the course of my career, I've planned everything from Auctions, to Carnivals, Weddings, Proposals, Kids Parties... and more. I started Popped Event Planning in 2018 with the mission to help couples create uniquely nontraditional celebrations.

 

We've got lots to celebrate, so let's get planning!

Sydney Goldberg

Owner, Lead Planner

Photography: Alt Photography

Hello! I'm Crystal, originally from the South, now living the Florida dream. I love the sunshine, the community, and the outdoor lifestyle. We live in Paradise!

 

Spanning 20 years, my career in hospitality and event planning has enabled me to visit 50+ countries (and counting!) 

 

From these experiences grew a passion for creating unforgettable weddings.

 

While taking cues from different cultures, the artful, the old, the new, the textured, and the organic, let's create together a memorable event that will reflect your unique love story.

Wedding Planner

Crystal Nix

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Hey, I'm Zarna! An Orlando native (for those of you who are curious...yes, Mickey is a great neighbor!) that found her calling as an event planner in Miami. 

 

As a seasoned event professional, I have planned all types of events from social to corporate but I have to say weddings are my favorite! What can I say, I'm a sucker for love and the small details that make your event unique and memorable!

 

Let's make your vision into a reality!

Zarna Patel

Wedding Planner

Hi, I’m Sadie! Originally born and raised in Delaware I traded in my quaint, Eastern shore lifestyle for the budding city-life and beautiful beaches of St. Petersburg in 2022! When I’m not helping coordinate your special day, I’ve got a book in my hand and my feet in the sand. 

My background in public relations and digital marketing taught me that I have one crucial skill perfect for wedding coordination, a keen eye for detail! When it comes to my work style, I have an affinity for the classics and an ever-growing curiosity to explore new styles (much like my taste in books!)

I’m always willing to go down the road less traveled to ensure you have a one-of-a-kind wedding day! 

Sadie Addlesberger

Wedding Coordinator

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Hi, I’m Fabiola! I’m a Florida native, now a NYC transplant. I moved to the city to pursue a degree in psychology at NYU, and I’ve stuck around since! Though I love the Florida sun, the energy of the city is unbeatable. 

I’d like to describe myself as “chill,” but my friends might tell you otherwise! In all honesty, I’m highly organized and obsessed with the little details that go into a great event! I’m an avid dinner party host and Pinterest aficionado. On any given day, you can find me putting together a niche theme for my next gathering! 

When it comes to your event, my organization and attention to detail will help your special day go smoothly and keep you stress-free!

Fabiola Casillas

Wedding Coordinator

Hi there! My name is Leah, and as a Tampa native, I have always been a lover of all things nature. Anything by the water or involving plants (my apartment is practically an urban jungle), count me in! 

 

With my love for organization, attention to small details, and creative eye for aesthetic design, event planning has long been my love language.  I have fond memories of gathering my grandparents and family around a makeshift table with lawn chairs and balloons to throw a surprise birthday party for my dad in our backyard, as an 8 year old! 

 

I can’t wait to make your dream day come to life!

Leah Feeney

Wedding Coordinator

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Hello there! I'm Jesmen, a proud member of the Popped Event Planning family. Being part of people's most cherished moments as a wedding assistant fills my heart with joy. I'm honored to contribute to our couples special days, ensuring that every detail shimmers with the magic they deserve!

 

Tampa has been my cherished home for all of my life. Its vibrant blend of culture and landscapes, from the urban energy to the serene shores, resonates deeply with my soul. When I'm not immersed in dreamlike weddings, you'll likely find me exploring local food or venturing in nature's tranquility. The beauty of this city never fails.

Jesmen Grullon

Wedding Assistant

Greetings! My name is Bridgette and I have been an event planner for 14 years. I believe in celebrating all of life’s events. We only live once and it is important to make it count. I live in West Tampa with my two young children and my talkative parrot, Bungee. 

In my free time, I love dancing, singing, and eating my way through Tampa. My friends know me as the person to turn to for entertainment recommendations AND when they’re in a pinch… I return phone calls, show up on time, and am extremely organized. If I commit to you, you know things will be done correctly. 

 

Now, let’s eat, drink, and be merry! 

Bridgette Soto

Wedding Assistant

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