You’ve Got A Friend!

Roberta and Matt’s incredible Tampa Bay wedding was one for the books. The two met in high school and went their separate ways. They had families, and fate brought them back together later in life.

Their Tampa Bay wedding weekend started in Ybor City with a rehearsal dinner with incredible food, cigar rollers, and flamenco dancers. And that was just the beginning!

Bride and groom at the start of their Tampa Bay wedding weekend


Their Wedding Day

The morning of the wedding, the couple got ready, surrounded by their family and close friends. They then saw each other for the first time for some wedding portraits and family photos.

Beautiful bride at the Grand Hyatt Tampa

Handosome groom fixing his tie in the mirror

Bride and groom seeing each other for their first time on their wedding day

bride and groom taking photos at the Grand Hyatt Tampa

After a short break and a pre-ceremony reception, the two were ready to exchange their vows.


Surrounded by Family and Friends

An aisle of red rose petals led to an incredible chuppah of lush greenery dotted with white flowers and accented with a gold chandelier.

Beautiful decor for a Jewish wedding ceremony at the Grand Hyatt Tampa

With friends and family in place, the bride-to-be made her way down the aisle to “Longer” by Dan Fogelberg, where her groom-to-be would meet her halfway.

bride walking down the aisle met by her groom

The couple exchanged wedding vows in a traditional ceremony officiated by the groom’s brothers before sealing their vows with a kiss.

bride and groom exchanging wedding vows under a chuppah at the Grand Hyatt Tampa

Excited bride and groom who just got married!

The Luxury Of A Bentley

Following the wedding ceremony, guests were transported across Tampa Bay for a night of dinner and dancing.

The couple took some time for photos together before being whisked away in a luxurious white Bentley.

Bride and groom taking some photos next to a classic white Bentley on their wedding day

Photo of a newlywed couple inside a classic white Bentley


At Last!

After crossing to St. Petersburg, the couple and their guests enjoyed cocktails and lit bites before kicking off the evening’s festivities.

The dining room was set with lush linens, gold chivari chairs, flowing floral arrangements, and floating candles.

Wedding reception center piece with floating candles

burgundy and green wedding reception flowers

The newlyweds entered and took to the dancefloor for their first dance as husband and wife to a very fitting song – At Last.

Bride and groom's first dance to At Last


All of their children joined the couple for a second special dance to You’ve Got A Friend before the blessing of the bread and salad, served family style.

Bride and groom dancing with all of their children

Guests enjoyed a fantastic steakhouse dinner with multiple entrée selections.  There were touching toasts followed by the couple’s cake cutting, dessert, and a special treat.

Lamb chops at a St Petersburg wedding reception at Rococo Steak

Fish entree at a St Petersburg wedding reception at Rococo Steak

Steak entree at a St Petersburg wedding reception at Rococo Steak

Bride and groom cutting a gold and white cake by A Piece of Cake in Tampa Florida

Dessert display at a St Petersburg wedding reception at Rococo Steak

After the last dance, guests were transported back to Tampa. The couple enjoyed their wedding night before hosting guests the following morning for brunch to close out their incredible wedding weekend.

Congratulations, Roberta and Matt! We wish you a lifetime filled with Special Moments.

Happy bride and groom standing under a chuppah


Thank You!

We genuinely appreciate the kind words and reviews of our couples. Here’s what Roberta and Matt had to say:

Five Star wedding review for Special Moments Event Planning

Tampa Bay Wedding Team

Tampa Bay Wedding Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Accommodations and Wedding Ceremony: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Wedding Photographer: Jeremy Scott Photography

Floral Design: Apple Blossoms Floral Designs

Rentals: On The Move Productions

Music: Chris Barbosa Music

Transportation: L3 Limo

Transportation: Classic Wedding Cars of Sarasota

St Petersburg Wedding Reception: Rococo Steak

Rentals: Kate Ryan Event Rentals

Band: The Recliners

Bakery: A Piece of Cake and Desserts

Special Treat: Stone Cold Creamery

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