About the Editor


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Anna Coats is the creator and editor of Marry Me Tampa Bay and founding member of wedding inspiration site, Aisle Society.

Anna has appeared as a wedding expert on the national talkshow Daytime, Great Day Tampa Bay, Good Day Tampa Bay on Fox 13, ABC Action News, ABC's The Now, News Channel 8, Bay News 9 (now Spectrum News) and the U.S. News and World Report.

Since the creation of Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2012, the online wedding publication has featured hundreds real weddings from the Tampa Bay, Sarasota and Lakeland areas. Anna chose to feature only local weddings to highlight the amazing talent in the area and to provide more than “just a list of vendors” for couples, but instead a website that offers vetted and highly respected “Preferred Marry Me Tampa Bay members,” advice from local wedding experts and bridal events, including Tampa Bay Wedding Week, which was founded by Marry Me Tampa Bay in 2016.


Engaged couples can communicate with Anna through the Marry Me Tampa Bay Facebook group, where she shares her extensive knowledge of the local wedding community.

When she's not browsing through weddings, you can find Anna strolling on the Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa, working out at the Bar Method, watching the Bravo channel or noshing at a local eatery. Anna is avid traveler and has visited over 15 countries.

With over 14 years of marketing experience, including leading a marketing team for a Fortune 500 company, Anna provides SEO, blogging and marketing advice for wedding businesses through her consulting business, Married to Marketing.

Follow her personal Instagram: @lifeofaweddingblogger

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