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Master wedding planner and owner of Special Moments Event Planning during an interview with ABC Action News Tampa

It’s NOT Our Wedding – Honest!

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has been planning Tampa Bay weddings for a long time! Since 2004, to be exact. And one of the things we hear in the wedding industry is: “We don’t want to hire a wedding planner because it will become their wedding, not ours.” Honestly, that could not be farther…

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Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Wedding Venue Wednesday: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

We’re back! We took a little Wedding Venue Wednesday break in July. Actually, Tammy was off exploring one of the fantastic Sandals resorts – but more on that later!   Exploring Clearwater Beach In past Wedding Venue Wednesday blog posts, we’ve featured several other Clearwater Beach wedding venues. We’ve done beautiful weddings at the Wyndham…

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brightly colored bridal and wedding party bouquets

Getting Personal, With Flowers!

Hit up any wedding pro’s social media page, and you’ll be swamped with flower photos. Generally, you’ll see lots of fantastic ceremony structures, beautiful tablescapes, and, of course, some stunning bridal bouquets. But, what NO ONE ever talks about are personal flowers. Personal flowers are all of the bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages for your wedding…

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Couple's French Bulldog on the set of a vintage car with the brides bouquet

What Makes An Instagram-worthy Wedding?

Long before there were Instagram-worthy weddings, a guy said, “ A picture is worth a thousand words.” Little did he know how true that statement would be. Instagram-worthy weddings are all about images that tell an incredible story. Together those images piece together one of the most important days in a couple’s life and give…

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Bride and groom holding hands around the corner of a building

Anticipation of a First Look

This week’s Special Moments Event Planning blog post is slightly different. Recently we’ve been curating wedding photos from Susana and Rony’s beautiful, intimate wedding at the Belleview Inn – part of the Opal Collection. We got as far as the images leading up to their incredible first look, and the comments were, “OMG, we could…

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Brdie and groom on a yacht

The Wedding Where Money Was No Object!

Hey, wedding planners can dream too! The reality is that everyone has a budget. Even those rare times when the family says, “we don’t have a budget,” there’s a budget. Actually, there is what our Special Moments Event Planning team calls – The Point of Regret. That’s when you spend and spend until you reach…

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Smiling St Pete bride and groom

Sunshine and Smiles in St. Pete

Sarah and Sonny’s St. Pete wedding was filled with sunshine and smiles. They were an absolute pleasure to work with. From their ceremony at St. Pete’s Sunken Gardens to the Reception at the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club, they laughed and smiled all day, as did their family and friends! Getting Ready They each spent the…

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bride and groom on Clerwater beach

An Elegant and Understated Clearwater Beach Wedding

Elegant and understated might be the best way to describe Lien and Rhett’s Clearwater Beach Wedding. They are a sweet, kind couple who picked the perfect venue for their special day and surrounded themselves with people close to them. The couple found our Special Moments Event Planning team through their bridesmaid, Julia, whose wedding our…

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bride and groom on Clearwater Beach at Sunset

Sunset on Clearwater Beach

A beautiful sunset on Clearwater Beach absolutely captures the relaxed vibe of Jenny and Ryan’s incredible wedding. For each of them, the day began with their wedding party and family. They spent the day getting ready, having their personal wedding items photographed, and each had photos with their immediate family.   Boho on the Beach…

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Tamp bride and groom at the Rusty Pelican Tampa

A Tampa Wedding With A Little Sparkle

You know our Special Moments Event Planning team loves a little sparkle. And Christina and Brandon’s beautiful Tampa wedding definitely incorporated a little bling. However, it was also filled with beautiful special moments. Getting Ready Christina and the ladies spent the morning having their hair and makeup done, relaxing, and having some fun. Meanwhile, Brandon…

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crying bride

The Conversation No One Wants to Have: TIPPING

As wedding professionals, we often have to have those uncomfortable conversations. Because, after all, couples come to us for all their wedding-related questions! So, this week our Special Moments Event Planning team tackles the big questions no one ever wants to have regarding tipping wedding professionals! Asking The Wedding Pros Rather than just sharing our…

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Outside view of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

The James Museum – Wedding Venue Wednesday

Wedding Venue Wednesday is a monthly Special Moments Event Planning blog feature. We showcase Tampa Bay wedding venues that are unique and different. We’ll usually share a new venue on the first Wednesday of each month.   This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday showcases the incredibly unique James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, located in…

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