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bride and groom's first dance during their Christmas wedding at The Vault in Tampa

Intimate Tampa Wedding at The Vault

Rosemary and George’s Tampa wedding at The Vault was initially scheduled for March of 2020. They were the first of our Special Moments Event Planning clients whose plans were affected by Covid-19. Unfortunately, their wedding plans that originally included 185 wedding guests were affected twice.   Third Time Is A Charm Later in the year,…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: The West Events

Wedding Venue Wednesday is a new Special Moments Event Planning blog feature that we’re super excited to share with everyone. We have the opportunity to visit some new and off-the-beaten-path Tampa Bay wedding venues.   As Easy As ABC As co-directors for the local Association of Bridal Consultants networking group, we get invitations to host…

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Catering To Your Wedding Guests

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that figuring out the catering portion of your wedding can be both confusing and frustrating for many couples. There are many things to consider  – from costs to style of service to picking a menu that’ll make everyone happy can push couple’s over the edge. So, we’re going…

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Newlywed bride and groom after their Opal Sands wedding ceremony

Intimate Opal Sands Wedding

A beautiful, intimate Opal Sands wedding for Varleda and David was the final result of their wedding planning. But, it was not exactly how things began.   That’s What Friends Are For Varleda and David were actually referred to us by a work colleague whose wedding we created ten years ago. In return, they referred…

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Groom holding bride and kissing her cheek at their Harborside Chapel wedding

Emotional Harborside Chapel Weddings

Working with Priscilla and Josh on their wedding planning was an absolute pleasure. The Harborside Chapel wedding had beautiful soft colors, sweet details and was filled with emotion.   What Priscilla Said We are so very thankful for the 5 Star Google Review Priscilla left the week after the wedding. It gives you a little…

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8 Tips To Find The Perfect Tampa Bay Wedding Venue

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that finding THE perfect Tampa Bay wedding venue is a huge task. Your wedding venue can easily be the largest expense of your wedding and there are so many questions and things you might not know you need to know.     8 Tips To Find The Perfect Tampa…

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South Asian bride and groom at sunset Sand Key Park

An Intimate, Socially Distant Sand Key Wedding

Our Special Moments Event Planning team enjoyed our time working with Terri and Gerry. Their intimate Sand Key wedding was so sweet and very personal. However, during COVID-19, the planning process was quite a rollercoaster ride.   Shifts in Wedding Planning When we initially met pre-Covid. The couple had selected a November 14th wedding date…

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The Sweetest Things – Clearwater Beach Destination Wedding

Kerry and Stanley could not be any sweeter. Our Special Moments Event Planning team adored working with them on their Clearwater Beach destination wedding. Initially, our team was hired for Wedding Day Management, with Kerry doing most of the wedding planning herself. However, as we all know, COVID presented us all with many challenges and…

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Looking for More Tampa Bay Weddings?

Our Special Moments Event Planning team LOVES sharing our blog posts with you each week. We do our best to showcase a mix of our clients’ Real Tampa Bay Weddings, planning tips, and advice, as well as places our team and our couples have been featured in the media.   More Fabulous Weddings We are…

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Hawaiian Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding

If our Special Moments Event Planning team never told you that Jennifer and Nathan’s wedding wasn’t a destination wedding in Hawaii, you might never know. With the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in the background and lots of tropical touches, it brought the bride’s happy place to Florida.     Mahalo, Jennifer, and Nathan! This touching…

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bride dancing with her groom keeping her fingers crossed for good luck

7 Wedding Traditions and Customs Unraveled

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows all too well that weddings are full of traditions. Some things we do are driven ‘just because,’ while others are based on our family’s ethnic and cultural customs. We know that unless you are a total wedding geek – lots of hands raised on our office – you…

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bride and groom on her families boat after their Saint Petersburg wedding

Love And Laughter In Saint Petersburg

  Lyndsey and Nick’s Saint Petersburg wedding just makes our Special Moments Event Planning team grin ear to ear. They are just the happiest couple, and we can’t get over how many of their fantastic wedding photos capture Lyndsey laughing! “We’re over-the-moon happy,” she said in a New York Times feature “I don’t think we’ve…

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