Breezin’ Chats – Episode 7: Married to Marketing (Feat. Anna Coats)

On this episode of Breezin’ Chats, we are featuring Anna Coats, who is a finalist from Breezin’ Magazine’s “40 under 40.” She has appeared in several national talk shows like Daytime TV, ABC action news, News Channel 8, and Fox 13. With over fourteen years of marketing experience, she was a finalist for the Tampa Bay Business Journal and named Businesswoman of the Year. However, her major success in serving the Tampa Bay community was achieved through various, unplanned, and unanticipated experiences. So please give a warm welcome to Founder and CEO of Marry Me Tampa Bay, Anna Coats.

She grew up in Kentucky and attended Western Kentucky University where she studied news, journalism, and marketing. After school, she spent a year as a financial advisor and worked for an SAT prep company where she taught students on the side. She also helped the company with their operations and marketing for eight to nine years, which made her want to pursue marketing even more. She then received an opportunity to do marketing for Whole Foods Market.

At this time, she was planning her own wedding and realized that there were not many local resources for finding wedding vendors and planning weddings. This was the time when she decided to combine her journalism and marketing background and start her own online wedding publication. She did not think this could be possible, but she quit marketing for Whole Foods to pursue her passion, which is now known as Marry Me Tampa Bay. The publication features real weddings in the Tampa Bay, Lakeland, and Sarasota area, advice from local wedding professionals, and more.

Want to hear the full story? Tune into Breezin’ Chats episode 7 to hear more about Anna Coats’s journey as an entrepreneur and what’s trending in the wedding industry.


Breezin’ Entertainment is launching a spin-off podcast series, called Breezin’ Chats. Breezin’ Chats is a wedding, corporate, and social entertainment podcast channel that offers next-level entertainment news to its listeners. Join host, Cindy Dervech and her ambassadors of fun, as they talk about the industry, and even house a few special guests. “If you think it we got it, and if we don’t have it, we’ll find it.”