4993 71st Ave. N., Pinellas Park, FL 33781727-343-0800info@eventsbyspecialmoments.com

Tammy Waterman

A modern day fairy godmother and all around dream-maker, Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman created Special Moments over ten years ago with a desire to give couples the wedding experience they deserved, complete with gorgeous details, stress-free planning, and expert management.

Tammy is a long-standing member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, and as a Master Wedding Planner, holds one of the organization’s top honors.  She is the recipient of a Miss Dorothy Heart Award for passion in the wedding industry, and a member of the Inaugural Advisory Panel for Wedding Planner Magazine. Special Moments has repeatedly earned annual recognition from WeddingWire.com, and has been featured in such noted blogs and publications as Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Glamour & Grace, The Knot and Munaluchi Bridal.


Tammy’s favorite part of any wedding day is seeing her couple’s faces when they are walking back down the aisle, and considers it a privilege to be the very first to congratulation them.
In her spare time, you can find Tammy hitting the dance floor with her line-dancing friends, or in the great outdoors “glamping.”

A few things about me personally:

  • Hometown– St.Petersburg, Florida (Yes, I am a true native)
  • Sign: Aquarius
  • Status: Happily Married for over 14 years
  • Children: 3 – Kristina, Kristopher and Krissandra
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Drink– Mojito
  • Music– Love Country!
  • Pets: an adorable puppy name Cheech!
  • Sport- Nascar
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Movie: Anything Wedding related =)
  • Hobby– Line dancing and Glamping
  • Unknown Fact: Saw snow for the First Time in Colorado on Nov 10th, 2012
  • Favorite moment that happens while doing my job-is when you as a couple walk back up the aisle after just exchanging vows. I am quite lucky to be the first to wish you congratulations. Seeing the sparkle in your eyes and the love you have for one another is simply what makes it all worthwhile.


Bill Waterman

Bill finally conceded and joined the Special Moments Team in 2010 and has not looked back.. From being an Ordained Minister, Sandals Certified Specialist and” the guy” who designs and creates all of the fabulous arches and other interesting pieces to the New Wise guy for Weddings.. ( it is about the groom too ladies) Grooms in need we have someone on staff to advise and help you survive this thing called a wedding.. Need a Romantic Proposal Idea or great place take the One you LOVE, to needing a last Guy’s HOO-RAH.. Bill is the Wise Guy!!!

Proud Member of the Association of Bridal Consultant since 2010.
Sandals Certified Specialist
Ordained Minister – Universal Life Church


A little trivia on Bill:

  • Color: Silver ( titanium or platinum in wedding color terminology)
  • Favorite food : chicken wings ( anytime , anywhere! )
  • Cocktail of choice: Ice Cold Bud Light
  • Favorite Music of Choice : Country – ( Top fav performers – Luke Bryant and Tim McGraw)
  • Favorite Radio Station –WQYK – Big Shout out to V-Girl !. Favorite Radio Personality Ever!!!
  • Hobby: Collecting Nascar Items, Fishing when I can, camping, and spending time with my new puppy Cheech..
  • Sport of choice: Obviously Nascar, but Football is # 2. ( Go Bucs!)
  • Favorite Movie: Grease, The Princess Bride, All of the Lethal Weapon Movies”, National Lampoons Vacations, and let’s not forget Caddy Shack. ENCORE. All Mel Brooks Movies!
  • Restaurant of Choice: Coney Island Hot Dogs. Downtown St. Petersburg.
  • Where were you born?  Providence R.I.
  • Alma Mater? Army Training Sir.( 8 years with the National Guard)
  • Favorite thing to do: Anything that doesn’t involve work.
  • Unknown fact about me: My Mother Owned a Candy Shop
  • Best Thing I Ever Ate: Chicken and Waffles at The Hangar at Albert Whitted..


Krystal Gordon



Bill and I welcomed Krystal to the Special Moments Family in January 2014 and it was LOVE from the beginning with her beautiful smile, enthusiastic personality and her ability to rise to whatever challenge was given to her.

Being new to the Special Moments Team , Krystal has been blogging about her experience learning  from us and assisting on events. She has been sharing with you the good, the bad and the honest truth as she embarked on this journey and you have get to see another side from the new girl experiencing all of it along with you !

We are also pleased to welcome her to the new position of LEAD DREAM MAKER with Special Moments!


Get to know Krystal:

Special Moments has become a second home to me where napkin ties, seating charts, and bustling are as common as take out the trash, make the bed, and do the dishes. With a background in live television, I’m no stranger to organization, planning, and making adjustments in the last inning when the inevitable curve ball is pitched in. The foundation to build a successful wedding is always the same, but the path you travel with each bride is the separating factor. I love the creative process and being able to say, “Look what we made together. ”

  • Birthplace: Mt. Clemens, MI
  • Proud Army Brat & Daddy’s Girl
  • Places I’ve been: Italy, France, Mexico, Kuwait, Dubai, Canada, Bahamas. Just wait, the list is growing.
  • Drink: Hennessy and a splash of coke
  • Best movie EVER: The Little Mermaid….sing with me now, “part of your world. …”
  • Favorite TV shows: Say Yes to the Dress, of course. And Teen Wolf, it’s no Michael J . Fox playing basketball but I love it none the less.
  • Hobbies: skydiving. The world’s a much better place from 10,000 ft up
  • Chocolate: Uhh-dicted
  • Sucker for any pet on four legs.
  • Bucket list: perform in the circus doing aerial arts, invent something super cool, be a published author, and plan your wedding


Melanie Goodchild

Meet Melanie


The Special Moments Family is thrilled to welcome Melanie to our team, Melanie started with the Special Moments Team on August 1st, 2015 and we immediately fell in LOVE with her passion, enthusiasm and willingness to make it all happen no matter what the odds ( Especially since her very first day on the job was torrential rains and 35 mph wind gusts)


Being new to the Special Moments Team , Melanie will be blogging about her experience learning from us and assisting on events. She will be sharing with her new experiences and perspective as she embarks on this journey and you  get to see another side from the new girl experiencing all of it along with you !



We feel Melanie will be a great fit for the Special Moments Team from her background of assisting on sorority parties , charity events and even helping a few friends out on weddings. We we thrilled to have her on board and please take a few moments to get to know Melanie!

We are pleased to welcome Melanie to the position of  ASSISTANT DREAM MAKER  with Special Moments !

Get to know Melanie:

  • Hometown: New Port Richey, FL
  • Pets: 2 Boston Terriers; Cindy Lou and Stella Woo…love the Grinch
  • Favorite Food: Anything really…however can’t go wrong with a good ole cheeseburger and sweet potato fries!!!
  • Favorite Drink(s): Water, Coffee and Red Wine (Malbec)
  • Favorite Dessert: ICE CREAM – Ben and Jerry’s…YUMMM
  • Music: Anything but Country
  • Sport: College Football – GO BULLS
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Movie: Any Romantic Comedy; Clueless and Love Actually are my all time favorites. Can’t go wrong with Hangover, part 1
  • Favorite TV shows: Addicted to Reality TV – hello Housewives!!! Planning my future tagline. And anything wedding related!!!
  • Hobbies: Crafting, planning parties, golfing, spending time with my family, traveling and hanging out with my sorority sisters.
  • Fun Facts: Recently married in Las Vegas, NV on our 10 year anniversary; Have a Birthday Month completely dedicated to me and appropriately named – MELUARY, didn’t travel outside of the state of Florida until I was 21 (goal is to visit all 50 states), love to create and wear t-shirts for about anything, my family is competitive and has some intensely, insane and hilarious family game nights
  • What are you most excited about working for Special Moments: Planning and executing your big day and vision! I love seeing a event from start to finish and seeing the clients happy with the results. I enjoy meeting new people and making new friendships. There’s always something to celebrate, so let’s party together.