Meet The Team

There is no “I” in team. I know, you have probably heard that before. But we know that a wedding is a huge undertaking, and Special Moments Event Planning is much bigger than just one person.

While Tammy is the Lead Dream Maker it takes an entire team in our offices to make everything come together seamlessly; not to mention the amazing team of talented Tampa Bay Area wedding professionals who help us bring your dream day to life.

Tammy Waterman

special Moments Event Planning - Tampa Bay Wedding Planners - Dream Makers - Florida wedding planners- Tampa Bay Beach Weddings - Tampa Bay Destination WeddingsA modern-day fairy godmother and all around dream maker, Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman created Special Moments in 2004 with a desire to give couples the wedding experience they deserved, complete with gorgeous details, stress-free planning, and expert management.

Tammy is a long-standing member of the Association of Bridal Consultants, and as a Master Wedding Planner holds one of the organization’s top honors.  She is the recipient of a Miss Dorothy Heart Award for passion in the wedding industry, and a member of the Inaugural Advisory Panel for Wedding Planner Magazine. Special Moments has repeatedly earned annual recognition from and has been featured in such noted blogs and publications as Style Me Pretty, Every Last Detail, Glamour & Grace, The Knot, and Munaluchi Bridal.

Tammy’s favorite part of any wedding day is seeing her couple’s faces when they are walking back up the aisle together and considers it a privilege to be the very first to congratulation them.

In her spare time, you can find Tammy hitting the dance floor with her line-dancing friends, or in the great outdoors “glamping.”

A few personal things about Tammy

  • Hometown: St.Petersburg, Florida (Yes, I am a true native)special Moments Event Planning - Tampa Bay Wedding Planners - Dream Makers - Florida wedding planners- Tampa Bay Beach Weddings - Tampa Bay Destination Weddings
  • Sign: Aquarius
  • Status: Happily Married for over 17 years
  • Children: 3 – Kristina, Kristopher, and Krissandra
  • Favorite Food: Mexican
  • Favorite Drink: Mojito
  • Music: Love Country!
  • Pets: An adorable puppy name Cheech!
  • Sport: Nascar
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Movie: Anything Wedding related =)
  • Hobby: Line dancing and Glamping
  • Unknown Fact: Saw snow for the First Time in Colorado on Nov 10th, 2012
  • A favorite moment that happens while doing my job: When you as a couple walk back up the aisle after just exchanging vows. I am quite lucky to be the first to wish you congratulations. Seeing the sparkle in your eyes and the love you have for one another is simply what makes it all worthwhile.

Bill Waterman

special Moments Event Planning - Tampa Bay Wedding Planners - Dream Makers - Florida wedding planners- Tampa Bay Beach Weddings - Tampa Bay Destination WeddingsTammy’s husband Bill finally conceded and joined the Special Moments Team in 2010 and has not looked back. From being an Ordained Minister, Sandals Certified Specialist and “the guy” who designs and creates all of the fabulous arches and other interesting pieces to the New Wiseguy for Weddings (it is about the groom too ladies).

Grooms in need we have someone on staff to advise and help you survive this thing called a wedding. Need a Romantic Proposal Idea, a great place to take the One you LOVE, or a guy’s last HOO-RAH? Bill is the Wise Guy!!!

Bill is also an Ordained Minister through the Universal Life Church; talk about having a backup plan!

A little trivia on Bill

  • Color: Silver (titanium or platinum in wedding color terminology)special Moments Event Planning - Tampa Bay Wedding Planners - Dream Makers - Florida wedding planners- Tampa Bay Beach Weddings - Tampa Bay Destination Weddings
  • Favorite food: Chicken wings ( anytime, anywhere! )
  • Cocktail of choice: Ice Cold Bud Light
  • Favorite Music of Choice: Country – (Top fav performers – Luke Bryant and Tim McGraw)
  • Favorite Radio Station: WQYK – Big Shout out to V-Girl! Favorite Radio Personality Ever!!!
  • Hobby: Collecting Nascar Items, Fishing when I can, camping, and spending time with my new puppy Cheech
  • Sport of Choice: Obviously Nascar, but Football is # 2. (Go Bucs!)
  • Favorite Movie: Grease, The Princess Bride, All of the Lethal Weapon Movies, National Lampoons Vacations, and let’s not forget Caddy Shack. ENCORE. All Mel Brooks Movies!
  • Restaurant of Choice: Coney Island Hot Dogs – Downtown St. Petersburg.
  • Where were you born? Providence R.I.
  • Alma Mater: Army Training Sir (8 years with the National Guard)
  • Favorite Thing to Do: Anything that doesn’t involve work.
  • Unknown Fact About Me: My Mother Owned a Candy Shop
  • Best Thing I Ever Ate: Chicken and Waffles at The Hangar at Albert Whitted

Melissa Toohey

Lead Dream Maker – Melissa Toohey  joined the team in 2006 and has assisted on many beautiful and detailed events.

She is a very well loved dream maker by all of the clients she has worked with over the years.

Melissa then decided to further her education thru the University of Phoenix earning her Master’s Degree in Business Administration. (So you know she’s super organized!)

Melissa does a fantastic job of putting everyone at ease on a wedding day with her warm, energetic and positive personality.


A little about Melissa

  • Favorite Color: Pink
  • Food: Salads with homemade buttermilk ranch dressing
  • Cocktail: Shirley Temple (not much of a drinker) or… Captain Morgan rum and pineapple
  • Music: From country to hip-hop and a lot of things in between, I appreciate all types!
  • Sport: I love to watch gymnastics and NFL, and college football.
  • Hobby: Decorating my home, scrapbooking
  • Movie: Pretty Woman and Under the Tuscan Sun
  • Restaurant: Chilis (love their ranch dressing and salads)
  • Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area! Florida girl, born and bred
  • Alma Mater: Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, Tampa campus, with an undergraduate degree in Business with a major in Entrepreneurship. A graduate of the ABC education program where I earned my PBC in 2006, honors in 3 out of the 5 courses.
  • Favorite Thing to Do: Raise my two beautiful daughters Kasey & Emma.
  • Unknown Fun Fact: I grew up on a ranch riding, training, showing and loving horses

Cameron Sulak

special Moments Event Planning - Tampa Bay Wedding Planners - Dream Makers - Florida wedding planners- Tampa Bay Beach Weddings - Tampa Bay Destination WeddingsCameron got bit by the bug.

He started out helping behind the scenes with some renovation projects in the office, repairing some of our rental items and keeping all of our props, decorative items and rentals organized.

One thing leads to another, and the next logical step was assisting with installations and set up.

Because of his attention to detail and organization skills, he not only keeps our inventory of decor in working order and accessible, but he’s an excellent assistant on wedding day making couples dreams come true.

A little about Cameron:

  • Favorite Color: Blue
  • Food: Meat and Potatoes! Steak and Mashed Potatoes
  • Cocktail: Vodka and Sprite
  • Music: Pop and EDM
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Hobby: Going to the beach
  • Restaurant: Texas de Brazil
  • Born and raised: Born in Cleveland Ohio and raised in Orlando Florida
  • Favorite Thing to Do: Walk, quiet walks along the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail where I can see all of Tampa Bay.
  • Unknown Fun Fact: I love my Mini Cooper!

Jennifer Madison

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Lead Dream Maker and Office Guru – Jennifer has worked behind the scenes with Special Moments since 2016.

Her role has been keeping the rest of the team organized with client files, RSVP tracking, Invitations, and Save The Dates.

Jennifer brings a love of marketing and design to the team with a degree in business and marketing from the University of Phoenix.

When calling our office, you will most likely hear her voice answering the line.

Her experience keeping our team on track and working behind the scenes has led her to work with them and our amazing wedding vendors on the wedding day.

A few personal things about Jennifer

  • Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
  • Sign: Aquarius
  • Favorite Food: Fruits and Vegetables for me, please!
  • Favorite Drink: A Traditional Margarita
  • Music: 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s on and on – I just love music from all the eras.
  • Sport: I love watching anything from the Olympics.
  • Favorite Color: Green
  • Favorite Movie: The Notebook
  • Hobby: Sharpie art!
  • Unknown Fact: I have visited 42 states and 6 countries.






Brittany Stratton

Brittany Stratton Lead Dream Maker at Special Moments Event Planning


Lead Dream Maker Brittany joined our Special Moments Event Planning team after several years of working at local Tampa Bay wedding venues.

We initially worked with Brittany when she booked and serviced weddings for two beach properties and then later when she was working as a day of coordinator for rustic lakefront property.

Her diverse background in sales, planning, and coordination makes her an incredible addition to our team. People say everything happens for a reason, and meeting Brittany a few years back is the perfect example of this.

 A few personal things about Brittany

  • Hometown: St. Augustine Florida
  • Sign: Pisces
  • Favorite Food: Tacos and Crab legs
  • Favorite Drink: Water and Margaritas
  • Music: I love it all
  • Pets: American Bulldog/Pitbull named Prudence
  • Sport: I love playing soccer and watching gymnastics
  • Favorite Color: Purple
  • Favorite Movies: Benny and Joon, Pretty Woman, and Bride Wars.
  • Hobby: Checking out different dog parks with my dog
  • Unknown Fact: I grew up on a chicken farm

Megan Hartlen

Special Moments Event Planning Dream Maker Megan Hartlen


Dream Maker Megan joined our Special Moments Event Planning team with a degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing and Entrepreneurship. And she followed that up with a certification program in Event Planning.

Megan brings a great passion for weddings and events and can’t wait to help couples plan a day filled with special moments they’ll remember forever.

A few personal things about Megan

  • Hometown: New Tripoli, PA {halfway between Allentown & the Poconos}
  • Favorite Food: TACOS!! Anything TexMex or Italian. Peanut Butter.  Bacon. Each is necessary to live happily, LOL.
  • Favorite Drink: Green Tea
  • Favorite Restaurants: Zim Zari and Craft Street Kitchen
  • Music: Music is a huge part of my life, all kinds. Moving my body is important, so the music goes along with my line dancing, jogging, and working out at the gym.
  • Favorite Place to Travel: Mexico! But I can’t wait to travel more.
  • Hobby: Reading, writing, cards, and board games.
  • Unknown Fact: I’ve been learning Spanish on the DuoLingo app for over 800 days! I’m a part of an APA pool league.