It’s NOT Our Wedding – Honest!

Master wedding planner and owner of Special Moments Event Planning during an interview with ABC Action News Tampa

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has been planning Tampa Bay weddings for a long time! Since 2004, to be exact. And one of the things we hear in the wedding industry is: “We don’t want to hire a wedding planner because it will become their wedding, not ours.” Honestly, that could not be farther…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

We’re back! We took a little Wedding Venue Wednesday break in July. Actually, Tammy was off exploring one of the fantastic Sandals resorts – but more on that later!   Exploring Clearwater Beach In past Wedding Venue Wednesday blog posts, we’ve featured several other Clearwater Beach wedding venues. We’ve done beautiful weddings at the Wyndham…

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What Makes An Instagram-worthy Wedding?

Couple's French Bulldog on the set of a vintage car with the brides bouquet

Long before there were Instagram-worthy weddings, a guy said, “ A picture is worth a thousand words.” Little did he know how true that statement would be. Instagram-worthy weddings are all about images that tell an incredible story. Together those images piece together one of the most important days in a couple’s life and give…

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Anticipation of a First Look

Bride and groom holding hands around the corner of a building

This week’s Special Moments Event Planning blog post is slightly different. Recently we’ve been curating wedding photos from Susana and Rony’s beautiful, intimate wedding at the Belleview Inn – part of the Opal Collection. We got as far as the images leading up to their incredible first look, and the comments were, “OMG, we could…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

Outside view of the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach

This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday features the spectacular Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. It’s one of the beautiful resorts along Clearwater Beach, where you’ll find our Special Moments Event Planning team on any given weekend. The Wyndham Clearwater Beach is ideal for weddings, whether you are a local or planning a destination wedding. It’s a luxurious…

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Our Boss is a BADAZZZ!

Tammy Waterman - Master Wedding planner and Lead Dream Maker of Tampa Bay's Special Moments Event Planning

If you’ve ever met our Founder and Lead Dream Maker, Tammy Waterman, you know exactly what we are talking about. She is one of 48 Master Wedding Planners in the World and a member of the Association of Bridal Consultants since 2004. But she has been planning Tampa Bay weddings for 17 years!   Expert…

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MMTB Expert Advice: Planning The Perfect Proposal

Featured On Marry Me Tampa Bay logo for local wedding professionals

Planning the perfect proposal is a big part of the holiday season – there are thousands of proposals from Christmas through Valentine’s Day! And our Special Moments Event Planning loves hearing couples share their stories. Proposals often involve favorite activities, restaurants, and locations- which can tell us a lot about the couple. This is often…

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Creating A Memorable Wedding Ceremony

Tampa wedding – downtown Tampa wedding – Sacred Heart Tampa wedding – The Hip Room Wedding - Tampa Wedding planner - exchanging wedding vows

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves working with couples who are putting together beautiful, unique and memorable Tampa Bay area wedding ceremonies.   Make It Personal Whether you are working with a local officiant or someone you have known your entire life, the key to a great wedding ceremony is to make it personal.…

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Tammy’s In The Spotlight!

Wedding Planner Magazine - Master Wedding Planner - Tammy Waterman

Our Special Moments Event Planning team is over the moon excited that our fearless leader, Lead Dream Maker, and Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman.  She is featured in the most recent issue of Wedding Planner Magazine! This fantastic magazine is a wedding industry publication dedicated to showcasing incredible Real Weddings designed by our colleagues from…

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Not All Caterers Are Alike

wedding dinner - working with wedding caterers- off premise catering for weddings

It seems that over the last few weeks our Special Moments Event Planning team has seen social media posts and local discussions about the differences between caterers. Unfortunately, in the world of weddings, the first question people ask is “how much?”.  It’s a good starting point as everyone has a budget they would like to…

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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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Blue and Gold Beach Wedding

Lauren and Neil were such a fun and interesting couple for our Special Moments Event Planning team to work with. Lauren had a lot of the planning completed for their Opal Sands wedding on Clearwater Beach but primarily worked with us for guidance and vendor referrals as needed. The wedding was created in a beautiful…

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