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sign showing all of the popular music and events of the year this couple was married 50 years ago

Life in 2021 and Wedding Vow Renewals

More than ever, our Special Moments Event Planning team is hearing from married couples looking to plan a vow renewal. In the past, couples reserved this was an occasion that many couples saved for milestone anniversaries. While fifth and tenth can be popular, many couples waited for their Silver – 25th or Gold – 50th…

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bride and groom on the jetty on Clearwater Beach

Sailboats and Sunsets on Clearwater Beach

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves working on Clearwater Beach. It offers beautiful backdrops, fantastic wedding venues, and Idallas and Adam’s wedding was no exception!   Get Ready! The ladies spent the morning having some fun, taking photos, and getting ready. Idallas looked incredible in her wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and modern…

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drone view of the Sandals Ochi Beach Club Resort in Ochi Rios Jamaica

Need A Tropical Getaway? Try Sandals Ochi Resort!

If you watched our Special Moments Event Planning social media feeds last week you might have seen some unusual images. Our Lead Dream Maker, Tammy Waterman, had a little tropical getaway to the Sandals Ochi Beach Resort. As a Certified Sandals Specialist, Tammy can assist couples with all sorts of incredible getaways. Whether you are…

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Outside of the The Orlo an historic Tampa wedding venue

Wedding Venue Wednesday: The Orlo

For this month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday, our Special Moments Event Planning team crossed the bay to a beautiful Hyde Park neighborhood and a historic wedding venue. The Orlo! The Orlo 315 South Plant Avenue Tampa, FL 33606   History of The Orlo Located just outside Tampa, The Orlo, technically known as the Spafford House, was built…

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bride and groom at sunset on Clearwater Beach

An Explosion of Tropical Colors

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved Jenna and Scot’s beautiful tropical-colored wedding at the Opal Sands Resort on Clearwater Beach. They set the tone of tropical flowers and bright colors with the wedding invitations they selected. Paired with the sunshine and beaches of Florida’s Gulf Coast, the invitation hinted at the beautiful wedding to…

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excited bride and groom after their Opal Sands Resort Gulfside wedding ceremony

Chelsea and Joey’s Opal Sands Wedding

Chelsea and Joey’s Opal Sands Wedding was absolutely a family affair. One that our Special Moments Event Planning team won’t soon forget. You might remember hearing about Chelsea and Joey in our blog post “Sealed With A Kiss on Boca Ciega Bay.” That blog was about the wedding of Chelsea’s brother Brent and his bride…

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Bride and groom with guests at wedding reception outside

Wedding Reception Seating, Oh My!

Without a doubt, figuring out seating for your wedding reception can be one of the most stressful things for couples during wedding planning. Our Special Moments Event Planning team frequently works with couples on their reception floorplans and what seating style works best for their particular venue. Unfortunately, the hard part of figuring out seating…

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bride and groom on Clearwater Beach

A Wedding Filled with Driftwood, Texture and Details

Lindsey and Nick’s Clearwater Beach wedding was amazing. Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved their design choices. The neutral color palette, texture, and details were perfect for the elegant beach wedding.   Getting Ready at The Sandpearl Lindsey and Nick spent the morning getting ready, a little lunch, a little champagne, and lots of…

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Outside view of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Wedding Venue Wednesday: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday features the spectacular Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. It’s one of the beautiful resorts along Clearwater Beach, where you’ll find our Special Moments Event Planning team on any given weekend. The Wyndham Clearwater Beach is ideal for weddings, whether you are a local or planning a destination wedding. It’s a luxurious…

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Bride and groom on the waterfront across from the Fenway Hotel in Dunedin Florida

An Intimate Wedding in Dunedin, Florida

Much like the rest of the world, last year was a bit challenging for Sarah and Russ. They are busy medical professionals planning their wedding for early Spring of 2020. When COVID hit, they opted to keep their original wedding date with a simple backyard ceremony – officiated by our own Bill Waterman. During the…

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adorable ring bearer holding a ring box

7 Tips for Including Children and Animals in Your Wedding

Children and Animals are frequently included in our couples’ weddings. It’s something our Special Moments Event Planning team loves to see. It can personalize your wedding and allows you to include family. If you follow our Instagram and Facebook you’ll know how much we love seeing Children and Dogs included in a couple’s wedding!  …

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Everyone Should Laugh This Much On Their Wedding Day!

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has never worked with a couple who laughed and had as much fun on their wedding day as Sarah and Josh. We had so much fun working with them to create this beautiful wedding.   Tampa Bay Watch Several weeks ago, our Wedding Venue Wednesday blog featured the beautiful…

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