Eat, Drink, and Be Married!

Butler passed hors d'oeuvres at a Tampa wedding

It’s no secret that people LOVE going to weddings! For most people, it’s because they love and support you as a couple.  But our Special Moments Event Planning team also knows that they are there for the food, the drink, and to have a good time with family and friends. With that said, here are…

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Chris and Ashley, A Gender Reveal With A Twist

newly engaged couple at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Last week in our Wedding Venue Wednesday, you caught a glimpse of Chris and Ashley’s gender reveal in our feature of the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach. But, their story was too cute not to share more of their story.   How They Found Special Moments Event Planning Chris had found an image on social media…

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The Wedding Where Money Was No Object!

Brdie and groom on a yacht

Hey, wedding planners can dream too! The reality is that everyone has a budget. Even those rare times when the family says, “we don’t have a budget,” there’s a budget. Actually, there is what our Special Moments Event Planning team calls – The Point of Regret. That’s when you spend and spend until you reach…

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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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7 Tips for Including Children and Animals in Your Wedding

adorable ring bearer holding a ring box

Children and Animals are frequently included in our couples’ weddings. It’s something our Special Moments Event Planning team loves to see. It can personalize your wedding and allows you to include family. If you follow our Instagram and Facebook you’ll know how much we love seeing Children and Dogs included in a couple’s wedding!  …

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We Went To a Garden Party

Bride and groom in the gardens at Davis Island Garden Club

Kayla and Chris’ Garden Party wedding at David Islands Garden Club was something special. Kayla had a very clear vision of the garden wedding, especially the flowers; her mother has a background in floral design. And, this wedding was very special to our Special Moments Event Planning team as Kayla is also Tammy and Jennifer‘s…

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Wedding Venue Wednesday: St Pete Lions Club Beach House

bride and groom grabbing a sneak peek of their wedding guests at the St Pete Lions Club Beach House

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has a special place in our hearts for the St Pete Lions Club Beach House. It is an attractive location with its own private beach. But, it’s also the place our very own Tammy and Bill Waterman tied the knot 20 years ago this week!   St Pete Lions…

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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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Touching Client Reviews -LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

blue skies with two heart shaped clouds

Our Special Moments Event Planning team thinks The Beatles had it right. All Ya Need Is Love! It’s no secret that the last year with COVID has been tough on the wedding industry. We’ve worked with couples who canceled their wedding or postponed – some multiple times. There have been couples who resized everything, and…

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8 Tips To Find The Perfect Tampa Bay Wedding Venue

view of Clearwater Beach from the Opal Sands Hotel

Our Special Moments Event Planning team knows that finding THE perfect Tampa Bay wedding venue is a huge task. Your wedding venue can easily be the largest expense of your wedding and there are so many questions and things you might not know you need to know.     8 Tips To Find The Perfect Tampa…

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An Intimate, Socially Distant Sand Key Wedding

South Asian bride and groom at sunset Sand Key Park

Our Special Moments Event Planning team enjoyed our time working with Terri and Gerry. Their intimate Sand Key wedding was so sweet and very personal. However, during COVID-19, the planning process was quite a rollercoaster ride.   Shifts in Wedding Planning When we initially met pre-Covid. The couple had selected a November 14th wedding date…

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Hawaiian Inspired Clearwater Beach Wedding

bride and groom on clearwater beach wearing Hawaiian wedding leis

If our Special Moments Event Planning team never told you that Jennifer and Nathan’s wedding wasn’t a destination wedding in Hawaii, you might never know. With the beautiful Gulf of Mexico in the background and lots of tropical touches, it brought the bride’s happy place to Florida.     Mahalo, Jennifer, and Nathan! This touching…

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