The Conversation No One Wants to Have: TIPPING

crying bride

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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The James Museum – Wedding Venue Wednesday

Outside view of the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art

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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Are You Tossing Your Bouquet?

bride holding a white bouquet

Our Special Moments Events Planning team never quite knows what to say to couples regarding tossing a bridal bouquet. It’s one of those very grey areas that can be very personal because it’s a longstanding wedding tradition.   Where did tossing the bouquet originate? Wedding history says that tossing the bouquet became popular in the…

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Azazie Gets A Fairy Godmother

It’s no secret that our Special Moments Event Planning team loves all things wedding. We often tend to focus on sharing the details of our couple’s real weddings and planning tips. But, we love the pretty parts too!   Azazie Over the years, we’ve seen many of our Special Moments Event Planning brides select Azazie…

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Venue at the Block – Wedding Venue Wednesday

This blog post on The Venue at the Block, our Wedding Venue Wednesday feature this month, will look a little different. Our Special Moments Event Planning team had the pleasure of working there recently. Alexandra and Kelvin’s wedding was spectacular, but it was so recent we don’t even have photos. But, we knew we wanted…

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It Was Always You

Bride and groom outside of the Sandpearl Resort on Clearwater beach

Spoiler Alert: ‘Always You’ was the beautiful song that Erica walked down the aisle to as she married the love of her life, Ryan. This Sandpearl Resort wedding in shades of pink and champagne was beautiful. But, the love and laughter between this couple stole the show. Erica spent the morning getting ready with her…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: The Rusty Pelican

Outisde view of The Rusty Pelican Tampa

It’s time for Wedding Venue Wednesday, our Special Moments Event Planning feature showcasing local wedding venues. We love to highlight local venues that are a little out of the way are unique, or offer spectacular value and service. This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday selection hits all three marks!   The Rusty Pelican The Rusty Pelican  2425…

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3 Tips For Wedding Bouquet Preservation

colorful wedding bouquets

Wedding bouquet preservation is something that has been done for ages. For years people have hung flowers upside down to dry or pressed them in between the pages of a book.  Years ago brides did this quite a bit – DIY was very popular. But, recently, we’ve seen lots of brides interested in having their…

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Planning Jewish Weddings

Jewish wedding with a smiling groom

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has had the honor of planning Tampa Bay weddings with amazing Jewish families. We thought it was time to share a little bit of information surrounding Jewish weddings. We know this will be helpful to many families planning their first wedding and for non-Jewish guests who might be attending…

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A Wedding Full of Details

bride and groom on Clearwater Beach

Our Special Moments Event Planning team recently provided Wedding Day Management for Haleigh and Connor’s beautiful Opal Sands Wedding. The day was full of beautiful and personal wedding details. Haleigh looked beautiful in her luxurious, form-fitting lace wedding gown. She chose a modern bridal bouquet filled with white orchids and greenery to compliment her look,…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

rooftop deck at the 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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Planning Your Tampa Bay Wedding

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

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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