rooftop deck at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Wedding Venue Wednesday: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves of monthly Wedding Venue Wednesday blog feature. It lets us feature some incredible Tampa Bay wedding venues, fabulous destination weddings, and honeymoon ideas. When it comes to incredible Tampa Bay waterfront wedding venues, most people head to the beach. Obviously, the region is known for its amazing Gulf…

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black and white photo of a Tampa bride and groom

This is Halloween!

ToniMarie and Angel’s October wedding was just before Halloween. This adorable couple wanted a dark and moody wedding design as a nod to ‘Nightmare Before Christmas.’ This wedding with deep rich tones of black and purple, held in an old courthouse, was everything they wanted.   A Change of Plans Initially, ToniMarie and Angel’s plans…

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aerial view of the Opal Sands ceremony lawn on Clearwater Beach part of The Opal Collection

Planning Your Tampa Bay Wedding

Across Tampa Bay, wedding planning is in full swing. Our Special Moments Event Planning team talks to dozens of newly engaged couples every week. And not just local couples planning their wedding but also for couples from across the country coming here for Tampa Bay destination weddings.   The Basics of Wedding Planning Wedding planning…

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bride and groom on the waterfront after their wedding at Tampa Bay Watch

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching

Regan and Matthew are an adorable and very organized couple. They hired our Special Moments Event Planning team for Wedding Day Management for their September 11th wedding at Tampa Bay Watch.   Time with Your Wedding Party The couple each spent the morning with their wedding parties. They were able to relax, toast with a…

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Marry Me Tampa Bay — ‘Best Of 2021’

Our Special Moments Event Planning team thinks that being selected for Marry Me Tampa Bay, “Best Of 2021″ is a pretty fantastic way to start the new year! Each year our friends at Marry Me Tampa Bay select both “Best of Wedding Ceremonies” and “Best of Wedding Receptions. Often these selections are a mix of…

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Moon Gate wedding arch on Clearwater Beach

Wedding Venue Wednesday: Finding A Venue

Wedding Venue Wednesday was a feature our Special Moments Event Planning team launched in 2021. It was an excellent opportunity to showcase some incredible Tampa Bay wedding venues. Many times, the venues we highlighted were hidden gems with unique details. Other venues we selected were because of their incredible locations and customer service. Quite a…

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Cheers to 2022 weddings!

Cheers to 2022!

Our Special Moments Event Planning team is so excited for all of the special moments 2022 weddings have in store for all of our couples.   Looking Back at 2021 This time last year, when we blogged about H.O.P.E – Having Only Positive Expectations – we had no idea exactly what 2021 would have in…

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bride and groom on Clearwater Beach in front of the Hyatt Regency Clearwater beach

Sweet Details and Sunsets on the Sky Terrace

Earlier this year, our Special Moments Event Planning team got to work with Esme and Nicholas on their Clearwater Beach wedding.   Theirs was yet another wedding was postponed because of early Covid restrictions. And, this couple was ready to come together with their closest family and friends.   The Sky Terrace The 16th floor…

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Christmas cookie cutters

Cookie Cutters Are For Christmas Cookies

Cookie cutters are NOT for weddings! Since we launched Special Moments Event Planning back in 2004, we’ve always considered ourselves ‘Dream Makers.’ We believe that every wedding should have ‘Special Moments’ regardless of the budget. Each wedding should be a unique representation of you as a couple.   You’re Hired! We’ve recently had several inquirers…

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StPete beach Brides at Golden Hour

You Are My Sunshine – St Pete Beach Wedding

Our Special Moments Event Planning team worked for nearly two years with Amber and Amanda to plan their St. Pete Beach wedding. It was so much fun, and the details of their wedding day were incredible. The day for each of them began with their wedding parties. From hair and makeup onsite at the hotel…

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Sunset view at Sandals Southcoast Resort in White Hall Jamaica

Wedding Venue Wednesday: Sandals Resorts

Usually, our Special Moments Event Planning Wedding Venue Wednesday feature highlights incredible Tampa Bay wedding venues. Many are off-the-beaten-path wedding venues. This month we’re going way off the beaten path to the Caribbean! Our Special Moments Event Planning team are Certified Sandals Specialists and have personally been to over ten Sandals / Beaches Resorts!  …

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bride and groom getting married in a church

‘I Do’ – Getting A Florida Marriage License

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that in every fairytale wedding, the couple shows up, says I DO, kisses and lives happily ever after. Unfortunately, in real life, just saying I DO isn’t enough. Getting married takes a little bit more work.   The Things We’ve Seen Over the years, we’ve seen couples who,…

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