Ariel and Danny’s Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding

bride and groom at Davis Islands Garden Club

Davis Islands Garden Club was a picture-perfect location for Ariel and Danny’s Tampa Bay wedding. After the wedding parties got dressed and ready, Ariel had a first look with her father before seeing her groom-to-be for the first time. The couple allowed plenty of time for portraits and photos with their wedding parties and family…

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Downtown Tampa Wedding, Ain’t That A Kick In The Head?

Bride and groom in downtown Tampa

After postponing for a year because of COVID restrictions, Abby and Rocky finally tied the knot! The intimate downtown Tampa wedding with a beautiful silver and purple color story was so sweet, and our team loved working with them. With everyone dressed and ready, the bride and groom-to-be had their first look. After that, they…

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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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Mickie & Bill’s Davis Islands Garden Club Wedding

bride and groom at the Davis Islands garden club

Mickie and Bill’s Davis Islands Garden Club wedding was simple and elegant. They had a beautiful, relaxed wedding day, surrounded by family and friends. The Voice of Experience However, that’s not exactly what they originally envisioned. When we first met, they were planning a tented cocktail party at their home on the water. Once we…

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Allison and Austin’s Downtown Tampa Wedding

bride and groom under the Tampa Theatre marque in downtown Tampa

Allison and Austin, like many of our client’s weddings, was postponed because of COVID. But, we could not have been happier when it was finally rescheduled. The wedding was sweet and very personal with beautiful details. This couple, who appear very quiet and serious, has an amazing fun and quirky sense of humor. {check back…

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All Eyes Were On Kelly and Ryan

wedding party watching bride and groom kiss ing at the westin Tampa bay

All eyes were on Kelly and Ryan during their Tampa Bay wedding, and it was no surprise to our Special Moments Event Planning team. This couple is sweet and fun, and so are all of the people who surrounded them on their wedding day. Getting Ready The morning was all about the details. The bride…

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Before You Say I DO

Bride an groom on the lawn of the Tampa Garden Club overlooking Tampa Bay

Emma and Dillon’s beautiful Tampa wedding was so much fun. They were a pleasure to work with and they had a wedding day that truly reflected them. But, like most weddings, the things that go on early on the wedding day take lots of planning and timing is key. Counting back from the time the…

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Planning Jewish Weddings

Jewish wedding with a smiling groom

Our Special Moments Event Planning team has had the honor of planning Tampa Bay weddings with amazing Jewish families. We thought it was time to share a little bit of information surrounding Jewish weddings. We know this will be helpful to many families planning their first wedding and for non-Jewish guests who might be attending…

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This is Halloween!

black and white photo of a Tampa bride and groom

ToniMarie and Angel’s October wedding was just before Halloween. This adorable couple wanted a dark and moody wedding design as a nod to ‘Nightmare Before Christmas.’ This wedding with deep rich tones of black and purple, held in an old courthouse, was everything they wanted.   A Change of Plans Initially, ToniMarie and Angel’s plans…

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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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Cheers to 2022!

Cheers to 2022 weddings!

Our Special Moments Event Planning team is so excited for all of the special moments 2022 weddings have in store for all of our couples.   Looking Back at 2021 This time last year, when we blogged about H.O.P.E – Having Only Positive Expectations – we had no idea exactly what 2021 would have in…

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Cookie Cutters Are For Christmas Cookies

Christmas cookie cutters

Cookie cutters are NOT for weddings! Since we launched Special Moments Event Planning back in 2004, we’ve always considered ourselves ‘Dream Makers.’ We believe that every wedding should have ‘Special Moments’ regardless of the budget. Each wedding should be a unique representation of you as a couple.   You’re Hired! We’ve recently had several inquirers…

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