Featured In The Press

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We find that couples love to see all the hard work and beautiful wedding details featured for the world to see. We know the secrets to get published and work with the right vendors to make it happen!

These are just some of the magazines, blogs, and publications we have had our weddings and events featured recently.

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Wedding Vibe – Rachel & Jonathan

We love when couples love to have fun! This couple was not shy about having a blast on their wedding day. The vibrant blue and green wedding colors made the nautical decor pop. This beautiful beach themed wedding had gorgeous orchids, spider mums, and hydrangea for flowers. We love the use of the anchor throughout the decor as well. The couple even had a steel drummer for cocktail hour!  Enjoy this fun beach-side wedding!

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Wedding Vibe – Janice & Keith

Keith and Janice met in 2001 in Chicago, IL. Eventually, they knew that we were meant to be together, and when a job opportunity arose for Janice in Tampa, they took a leap of faith and moved together across the country.

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Pretty Pear Bride- Niasya and Antrone

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Wedding Advice Article- Marry Me Tampa Bay 

Expert Advice: 16 Things Wedding Guests Shouldn’t Do

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Best Wedding Planner – Tampa A-List 2014

Voters named Special Moments Event Planning the Best Wedding Planner in the Tampa Bay area for 2014. To determine the winner, voters had more than 20 nominees to choose from. Congratulations to Special Moments Event Planning!

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Best Wedding Planner – Tampa A-List 2013

Voters named Special Moments Event Planning the Best Wedding Planner in the Tampa Bay area for 2013. To determine the winner, voters had more than 20 nominees to choose from. Congratulations to Special Moments Event Planning!

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More Than Lovely: Angela & Kyle

Having this St Petersburg Earth Day wedding featured ROCKS! Check out all of Angela and Kyle’s earth-friendly details.


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Savvy Deets Bridal 

This seaside wedding boasts delightful gerbera daisies and seashells with a neutral color palette of brown, beige, orange & fuchsia. I always get giddy with beach themed decor, and I love how people are getting more and more creative with this theme.  The rustic elements add that extra bit of charm that we love!

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Wedding Advice Article – Marry Me Tampa Bay

I am a HUGE advocate of a hiring a Tampa Bay wedding planner.

Since most brides have never planned a large event beyond maybe a birthday party or baby shower, they don’t realize the scope of what it takes to make a wedding day smooth and enjoyable.

For those brides who understand the importance of hiring a professional wedding planner (trust me, it’s an investment you will not regret), they often get confused about the role and responsibilities of the venue’s wedding coordinator versus hiring your own wedding planner. 

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Beach Bride- Nancy and Jeff 

When you’re at the beach in such a beautiful setting, you don’t really need a theme. That’s what Nancy and Jeff proved! The crystal clear sand, pristine waters and the cool breeze made for perfectly timeless elements on their wedding day. The sunset and its colors testified to their union and love. With all the refreshing colors around, surely there wasn’t any dry eye in the event. A toast of romance and bliss to Nancy and Jeff!

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Wedding Expert Video – Marry Me Tampa Bay 

Planning a memorable St. Petersburg wedding requires hiring the correct wedding pros. Everyone has their specialty and duties for the day to make it flawless. However, you need to thoroughly discuss these responsibilities with your wedding pros. Are you bringing in some of your own decor? Who’s going to put it out? Don’t have a wedding planner? Who’s going to collect your gifts, personal items, cake etc. at the end of the night?

Many couples assume that these are all items that your venue coordinator will handle. While some coordinators include more extensive services, others do not; every venue is different so double check what’s included with your wedding package. St. Petersburg wedding planner Tammy Waterman, owner of Special Moments Event Planning, (and the only Master Wedding Planner in the Tampa Bay area) shares insight “The Difference Between a Wedding Planner and Venue Coordinator.”

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Things Festive

Lucy and Michael’s beautiful backyard soiree was held at the bride’s family home in Largo, Florida. Grind and Press captured all of the lovely details from the wishing tree guest book to the chandelier that dangled spectacularly above the dance floor.    The color palette of grey and purple were an awesome pairing and made for vibrant and festive images.    The couple showed their whimsical side by incorporating our Couch Potato Groom cake topper.

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