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

Tammy Waterman


tammy profileA 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 KrissandraTammy_SpecialMoments_BrandImage_retouched (2)
  • 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 GirlKrystal 1
  • 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





Petra Dvorak




The Special Moments Family is thrilled to welcome Petra to our team, Petra is new and started with the Special Moments Team on July 31st,  2015 with Tammy assisting on a destination wedding.  Petra was looking to get hands on training to advance her dream of being an event planner full time and asked Tammy of she could come shadow on an event. It was not a small task that day since their was an 80% chance of rain , learning first hand how to always have a Plan B and keep the couple happy at the same time about the Plan B option.Her personality and  passion to get the job done, always with a smile on her face, makes her a great asset to the Special Moments Team.

Being new to the Special Moments Team, Petra will be beginning her blogging journey here soon with Special Moments and sharing her hands on training experiences learning from the Team and assisting on events.It  will be a very entertaining perspective as she shares her experiences being one of the new girls , making all of your dreams come true!

We feel Petra is a great fit for the Special Moments Team from her background in event planning and interior design, to her amazing skills of draping fabric,being calm under pressure and always having a cheerful smile. We are thrilled to have her on board and please take a few moments to get to know Petra and give her a warm welcome and virtual hug!

We are pleased to welcome Petra to the position of LEAD DREAM MAKER with Special Moments!

Get to Know Petra:

  • Hometown: Brno, Czech Republic, Europe
  • Sweet home: St.Pete, FL since 1997Petra
  • Birthday: January 4th
  • Sign: Capricorn
  • 2 furry kids – 2 girls: – miniature dachshund – Maggie (boss lady)   and a  German pincher – Roxie
  • Favorite color: black
  • Favorite movies: Pulp Fiction and of course Pretty Woman
  • Favorite show: Modern Family and Sex in the City,( who does not LOVE Carrie Bradshaw)
  • Music: depends on the mood
  • Sport: Snow skiing, soccer
  • Like to do: taking my girls for walks, Traveling, reading and scrap booking.
  • The most favorite thing: having a glass of wine or beer with my boyfriend, while we sit on the porch smoking some good cigars
  • Food : I love to try new food-( I will try just about anything once )
  • I am big on supporting local businesses – restaurants, shops etc..
  • Dessert : anything chocolate ;))
  • Bucket list : travel the world
  • Why I love what I do: When everything is set up and you can see the vision and idea come alive, the first look of your clients is priceless and for me the most rewarding moment

Melissa Toohey

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Melissa Toohey joined the team originally in 2006 and spent about a year with us before relocating to Orlando..Melissa had assisted on many great events and was a very well loved dream maker by all of the clients she worked with . Well fast forward to 2014 and we received Wonderful News that she moved back to the area and wanted to come back to making dreams come true with the Special Moments Team. She jumped right back in to help on some events and it was like she never left! Melissa then decided to further her education thru the University of Phoenix and while working on her Masters Degree had taken a little break from assisting on events. We are Proud to share that she is back assisting and helping with making your dreams come true as an assistant dream maker!



So here is a little below about Melissa:

~My favorite color is pink

~Food: Salads with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing

~Cocktail: Shirley Temple(not much of a drinker) or..Captain Morgan rum and pineapple,

~Music: From country to hip-hop and a lot of things in between, I appreciate all types!

~Sport: I love to watch gymnastics and NFL, college football.                    melissa

~Hobby: Decorating my home, scrapbooking

~Movie: Pretty Woman and Under the Tuscan Sun

~Restaurant: Chilis(love their ranch dressing and salads)

~Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area! Florida girl, born and bred

~Alma Mater: Current student in the Business program at the University of Phoenix, Tampa campus. Candidate to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business with a major in entrepreneurship. Graduate of the ABC education program where I earned my PBC in 2006, honors in 3 out of the 5 courses.

~Favorite thing to do: raise my two beautiful daughters Kasey & Emma.

~Unknown fun fact: I grew up on a ranch riding, training, showing and loving horses

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