Staci + Juan met through Myspace in 2008, when Juan was commenting on her pictures and trying to message her. She eventually decided to message him back and that was how they realized they went to the same school. Staci was a freshmen and Juan was a sophomore. They became really close friends and Staci always knew that he really liked her, but it took her longer to get there. Eventually she ended up developing a huge crush on him. They decided to date, but it didn’t last as Staci moved and went to a different high school for her sophomore year. They lost touch until they ran into each other while attending college and that’s where their friendship picked right back up where they left it. They remained friends for a while until Juan told Staci that he loves her and he has for a very long time. Juan then told her that no one could ever treat Staci as well as he would and no one could ever love her as much as he does.
They began to date on March 12, 2013 and have been together ever since. On a very cold Christmas Day in 2016, Juan + Staci were up in the mountains spending time with Juans’ family when they decided to go outside for a hike. They stopped for a moment to enjoy the view and were discussing how beautiful the scenery was and how much fun they were having together. Juan told Staci that “nothing could ever be more beautiful to him than me”…at that moment he took a knee and asked Staci to spend the rest of her life with him.
There are so many things that Staci + Juan love about one another and that even after five years they continue to find new things to love. Staci loves how goofy they are together, and how vulnerable they can be with one another. They are never afraid to express themselves or to be open and honest with one another about anything. However, their most absolute favorite thing is watching one another be parents to their daughter Kendall. Staci loves how much Juan loves their little girl and how he is THE BEST DAD EVER!
Congratulations Staci, Juan, + Kendall!
Lead Photographer | Stephanie Duffany
Associate Photographer | Audrey Clifford
Bridesmaid Dresses | CC’s Boutique
Cake | Publix
Caterer | Carrollwood Country Club
Ceremony Site | Grace Lutheran Church
DJ | Celebrations of Tampa Bay
Florist | 4 Season’s Flowers & Design
Reception Venue | Carrollwood Country Club
Wedding Gown | CC’s Boutique | Martina Liana Style 870
Photo Booth | Solid Gold Entertainment