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Downtown Tampa Wedding, Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?

After postponing for a year because of COVID restrictions, Abby and Rocky finally tied the knot! The intimate downtown Tampa wedding with a beautiful silver and purple color story was so sweet, and our team loved working with them. With everyone dressed and ready, the bride and groom-to-be had their first look. After that, they…

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Addressing Wedding Invitations: 2022 Edition

Trust us when we tell you this. Collecting addresses of friends and family for wedding invitations is not on your list of fun wedding projects! You’ve probably thought about gown shopping, looking at incredible bouquets, and tasting excellent food. Tracking down addresses and creating spreadsheets doesn’t make most couples’ Top 10 list!   It Was…

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Michelle and Kevin’s Tampa Bay Wedding

Michelle and Kevin’s wedding was truly a Tampa Bay wedding. And, if you Google the word ADORBS, this couple is sure to come up in your search results. It began with Michelle getting ready and spending time with her wedding party and family on one side of the bay. Meanwhile, Kevin was getting ready on…

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newly engaged couple at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Chris and Ashley, A Gender Reveal With A Twist

Last week in our Wedding Venue Wednesday, you caught a glimpse of Chris and Ashley’s gender reveal in our feature of the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. But, their story was too cute not to share more of their story.   How They Found Special Moments Event Planning Chris had found an image on social media…

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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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