Everyone Should Laugh This Much On Their Wedding Day!

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has never worked with a couple who laughed and had as much fun on their wedding day as Sarah and Josh. We had so much fun working with them to create this beautiful wedding.

bride and groom embracing after their first look


Tampa Bay Watch

Several weeks ago, our Wedding Venue Wednesday blog featured the beautiful Tampa Bay Watch. It was tough to write the feature without using images from this beautiful wedding. But, we knew we had their wedding feature was coming soon!

blue wedding and event venue at Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde

So, we thought the best way to showcase their wedding is to start with their adorable wedding preview trailer!


Breakfast, First Looks, and Blindfolds

The morning started with the wedding parties getting ready and enjoying breakfast together. The Metro Diner delivered breakfast! YUMMM!

bride and bridal party in blue and white robes drinking orange juice

A little later in the morning, Sarah’s bridal party had their first look at her wearing her beautiful wedding gown with lace appliques and a striking sweetheart neckline. Shortly after that, they boarded a trolley to head to Tampa Bay Watch for Sarah and Josh’s first look. But, first, they made a quick stop for Sarah to share a moment with her dad.

bridal party getting their first look at the bride in her wedding gown

bride having a first look with her father before heading off to see her groom

The next stop was to pick up Josh and his groomsmen. But, first, the guys needed to blindfold him so he wouldn’t see his bride-to-be before their first look. Yes, they made him ride the trolley without seeing Sarah!

groomsmen blindfolding groom


Fabulous First Look

Yes, we have a soft spot for amazing first look photos. We love the interaction between the couple and the special moments they get to spend together with no one around. And the setting at Tampa Bay Watch was spectacular.

Groom facing the water at Tampa Bay Watch waiting for his bride to arrive

bride walking up behind her groom for their first look at Tampa Bay Watch

bride and grooms first look at Tampa Bay watch

bride and groom laugh during their first look at Tampa Bay watch

bride and grooms first look at Tampa Bay watch

black and white photo of bride and grooms first look at Tampa Bay watch



The Wedding Party And Some Toby Time

Following their first look, Sarah and Josh spent some time taking wedding portraits with their wedding party. We love the beautiful attire the couple selected. The contrast between the light blue bridesmaids’ dresses and the dark blue in the groomsmen’s suits was amazing against the water and the sky.

Bride and groom with their wedding party dressed in blue at Tampa Bay Watch

bride with her bridesmaids wearing blue at Tampa Bay Watch

Groomwith his groomsmen in blue suits at Tampa Bay Watch

The couple also took some time for photos with their adorable fur-baby, Toby, who made an appearance for some photos and their wedding ceremony.

bride and groom with their dog at their Tampa Bay Watch wedding

bride laughing with her dog before her wedding at Tampa Bay Watch


Waterfront Wedding Ceremony

Across the lawn, the last details were in place for the couple’s waterfront wedding ceremony. The beautiful blue color palate that began in the wedding party attire and flowers continued throughout the ceremony and reception.

A custom-designed Welcome sign and wedding programs greeted wedding guests as they arrived. A beautiful rustic wooden cross was dressed in blue and white flowers. It was a stunning backdrop to the wedding ceremony, framed by a wedding structure draped in fabric and greenery.

Custom blue Welcome sign by Special Moments Event Planning

custom wedding programs by Special Moments Event Planning

a rustic Woden cross dressed with blue and white flowers at a Tampa Bay Watch wedding


Here Comes The Bride

Josh waited anxiously as Sarah made her entrance, escorted by her father. The two exchanged their wedding vows in a beautiful, laughter-filled wedding ceremony before making their exit in a shower of bubbles.

Groom waiting for his bride's arrival at Tampa Bay Watch

Bride's father walking her down the aisle at her Tampa Bay Watch wedding

bride and groom exchange wedding rings at their Tampa Bay Watch wedding

bride and groom exiting their Tampa Bay Watch wedding ceremony under a shower of bubbles


Dinner, Dancing, and Ice Cream!

Inside the ballroom, tables were dressed in crisp white linen. Each was accented with beaded glass charger plates and blue napkins holding custom-designed menu cards. The table settings were complimented by a soft blue and white floral centerpiece and votive candles.

wedding reception at Tampa Bay Watch set with glass charge plates, blue napkins and a custom menu card

The newlyweds made their entrance, followed by their first dance to ‘All Your’n’ by Tyler Childress. Their first dance was followed by a welcome by the new Mr. and Mrs. as well as a delicious dinner and some AMAZING ice cream!

bride and groom's first dance at Tampa Bay Watch


bride and groom's first dance at Tampa Bay Watch

Newlywed's welcome speak at their Tampa Bay Watch wedding reception

Strahan's Ice Cream at a Tampa Bay Watch wedding reception

bride and groom chose to feed each other ice cream instead of wedding cake

Congratulations, Sarah and Josh! We wish you a lifetime filled with love and laughter.

Bride and groom on the dock at Tampa Bay Watch in Tierra Verde


Kind Words From The Couple

Thank you, Sarah and Josh, we can’t tell you how much we appreciate your Five Star Review on The Knot!

When we first talked with Tammy from Special Moments, we immediately knew that her and her incredible team would be THE people to make our wedding dreams come true. Special Moments Event Planning has everything needed to create the wedding of your dreams; whether it is vendor recommendations, decorations, arches, emotional support, etiquette questions, hotel blocks, wedding invitations, doing the bustle for your dress, honeymoon planning, etc., she has it all! Jennifer is amazing with graphic design and creates beautiful custom wedding signs, programs, menus, gift bag tags, and more! S She will create something special and unique to you, or she can duplicate your Pinterest inspirations. And to top it off, Tammy is a Certified Sandals Specialist who can make your honeymoon dreams come true. When looking into wedding planners, Tammy, Jennifer, and the rest of the team from Special Moments are truly the finest of them all.


The Wedding Team

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Bay Wedding Venue: Tampa Bay Watch

Hair and Makeup: KyleLynn Weddings

Bridal Breakfast: Metro Diner

Wedding Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies

Floral Design: The Brides Bouquet

Custom Signage, Programs, and Menu Cards: Special Moments Event Planning

Photography: Josephine Klein Photography

Videography: Movie Magic Productions (Now, Media Tree Studios)

DJ: Grant Hemond and Associates

Catering: Delectables Fine Catering, Inc

Rentals: Gabro Event Services

Pet Services: Furry Ventures Pet Care

Ice Cream Catering: Strachan’s Ice Cream

Transportation: Jolley Trolley




Share this: 

Planning a wedding?

Whether you are a Tampa Bay Area local or planning a Gulfside destination wedding, we have the creativity and connections to help you have the day of your dreams without all of the stress.

Planning an event?

We LOVE social events as much as we love weddings. From Wedding Showers to Reunions, we've done it all. It's all in the details and we've got you covered.

Planning a trip?

Need a weekend getaway during your wedding planning, time away with your family or help planning your honeymoon? We're happy to help!