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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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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Wedding Venue Wednesday: The Rusty Pelican

Outisde view of The Rusty Pelican Tampa

It’s time for Wedding Venue Wednesday, our Special Moments Event Planning feature showcasing local wedding venues. We love to highlight local venues that are a little out of the way are unique, or offer spectacular value and service. This month’s Wedding Venue Wednesday selection hits all three marks!   The Rusty Pelican The Rusty Pelican  2425…

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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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Wedding Venue Wednesday: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

rooftop deck at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Our Special Moments Event Planning team loves of monthly Wedding Venue Wednesday blog feature. It lets us feature some incredible Tampa Bay wedding venues, fabulous destination weddings, and honeymoon ideas. When it comes to incredible Tampa Bay waterfront wedding venues, most people head to the beach. Obviously, the region is known for its amazing Gulf…

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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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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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Expert Wedding Planning Advice

compass pointing toward Ex[ert highlighting expert wedding planning advice by Tampa Bay wedding planner Tammy Waterman

Special Moments Event Planning has been planning Tampa Bay weddings and events for 17 years. Additionally, our owner and Lead Dream Maker, Tammy Waterman, is one of only 47 Master Wedding Planners in the world. So, when publications, news outlets, and websites are looking for expert wedding planning advice – we’re happy to get the…

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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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Congratulations On Your Engagement!

man holding an engagement ring behind his back with a bottle of champagne and flowers next to him

Congratulations on your engagement. Our Special Moments Event Planning team is so excited that you found us and are considering hiring a professional wedding planner.   Engagement Season According to the current wedding industry information, nearly 40% of all proposals happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. The largest numbers happen somewhere between Christmas Eve and…

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Featured On Marry Me Tampa Bay: Samantha & Matt’s Wedding

Featured On Marry Me Tampa Bay logo for local wedding professionals

Our Special Moments Event Planning team was thrilled to see that Samantha and Matt’s February wedding at Tampa’s Rusty Pelican featured on Marry Me Tampa Bay.     A Night of Laughter and Tears We loved sharing some of their special moments on our blog. Moments like the photo right after the priest pronounced them…

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Seating Charts Promote Physical Distancing

Hopefully, you’ve been following our Special Moments Event Planning, Instagram, Facebook, and blog. In that case, you know that we’ve done several weddings during COVID-19, within all of the locally approved guidelines.   Physically Distant Receptions Physically distant receptions, sorry we’re trying not to say SOCIALLY distant, have been all over the news. People are…

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