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Securing Wedding Gifts and Cards

wedding gift with lock and key

If you have been on your social media or seen the news this week, you probably have seen that a woman wandered in to a wedding reception and walked off with a couple’s gift cards. As wedding professionals our Special Moments Event Planning team was kind of blown away by this.  It’s something we just do…

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Sunset At The Sandpearl Resort

Special Moments Event Planning - Sandpearl Resort - Clearwater Beach Wedding - bride and groom at sunset

Dotti and Lance are one of the sweetest couples. Being around them makes you smile and our Special Moments Event Planning team enjoyed being part of their Clearwater Beach wedding. Dotti looked so beautiful in a soft white, tiered wedding gown with a lace applique bodice. The barefoot sandals matched the lace in her gown…

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When A Plan Comes Together

Special Moments Event Planning - Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach - wedding proposal - She Said YES - Engagement Story

Planning is our life, so when we are invited to be part of a surprise proposal for an amazing couple our Special Moments Event Planning team is more than happy to jump in. Our friend Ashley Karpuch, Special Events Manager of the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, asked us to put Nathan’s proposal in motion at the…

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A Golden Moment

bride and groom - groom in white tuxedo jacket - just married - St Petersburg wedding - St Petersburg wedding planner

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved being part of Julianne and John’s beautiful St Petersburg wedding. This beautiful black and white wedding incorporated touches of gold that added to its elegance.     Julianne wore a soft white Stella York wedding gown with a sweetheart neckline and cap sleeves. For her accessories she selected…

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Slow Your Roll

Beautiful young wedding couple at the shore

And your curl and your up-do too! Our Special Moments Event Planning team decided it was time to tackle the hard stuff – hair and makeup services for your wedding day. We know that hair and makeup are a very personal thing. You want to look like you on your very best day. Not too…

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Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses

Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses = Beach weddings - Florida destination weddings

Florida destination weddings along the Gulf of Mexico and all over the Tampa Bay area are something our Special Moments Event Planning team works with all the time. For some couples the beach and the warm waters of the gulf are their life, it might be where they spent their summers growing up or evoke…

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Two Heads Are Better Than One

engaged couple with venue coordinator

Our Special Moments Event Planning team hears from couples all the time that “our venue told us we didn’t need to hire a wedding planner.” Unfortunately, too often when they are telling us this they have been struggling with wedding planning for months on end, and sometimes from out of state. The truth is that…

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It’s All About The Wedding Cake!

wedding cake- cutting wedding cake- how much wedding cake

We have seen wedding cakes evolve quite a bit in our fifteen years at Special Moments Event Planning. We have seen big cakes and small cakes for the couple to cut for a photo.  We saw an upswing in cupcakes and donut cakes, and (thankfully) a swing back toward delicious, beautifully designed wedding cakes. Our…

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The Story Of My Life

Clearwater Beach Wedding – Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach – Clearwater Beach wedding planner - bride and groom

Lauren, Max, and Lauren’s mother who was doing most of the planning for their Clearwater Beach wedding were referred to our Special Moments Event Planning team by Laurie at A Piece of Cake. Planning a destination wedding from out of state had them overwhelmed, to say the least. We loved working with them to piece…

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Hey Mr. DJ

Wedding Reception - wedding dj

Our Special Moments Event Planning team fields questions from our clients about all areas of weddings, planning and even some personal matters. But, recently we have had a lot of couples asking us about music. Specifically, they have been asking about songs for their first dance and for parent dances. You can’t imagine our surprise…

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Pink and White Harborside Wedding

bride and groom - just married - Tampa Bay wedding - Special Moments Event Planning

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loved working with Vicka and Blake on their beautiful wedding at Harborside Chapel and Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort. We actually worked with Blake’s family for his sister’s wedding, so there was already a great connection there. The Harborside Chapel was the perfect setting for this soft elegant color…

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I See The Light

Tampa weddings – Sarasota weddings – Tampa wedding planner – Sarasota wedding planner- sky lanterns – balloon releases

As much as our Special Moments Event Planning team loves the scene in Tangled where Rapunzel sees all of the sky lanterns taking off, some things only happen in fairytales. The truth is that most municipalities and wedding venues do not allow the launch of sky lanterns because of the risk of fire. They are…

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