Featured Planner: Special Moments Event Planning

Did you know that Tampa Bay is home to 2 of only 57 Master Wedding Planners in the world? Master Wedding Planner Tammy Waterman, owner of Special Moments Event Planning and her talented team of Dream makers have worked with couples planning weddings across the Tampa Bay region for the past 16 years. Special Moments Event Planning is now the only company in the world to have two Master Wedding Planners.

Casually Fun, Totally Traditional, and All-Out Adventurous Events. Special Moments is a full-service event planning company in the Tampa Bay Area that loves to talk weddings and design magical moments. Think of us as a friend who loves to plan and chat about your wedding details all the time! Our company started in 2004, from our passion to help everybody have a “Special Moment” no matter what your budget is. We are easy-going, laid back, and ready to assist you with any event you are planning. No matter what your budget, style or ideas are, we are ready for the challenge.


Our Wedding Style Is:

Casually fun, totally traditional, or all-out adventurous. From your intimate destination elopement to your grand-scale affair for 600 of your closest friends, we have done all types of weddings: from a gambling theme at the dog track to a private house on an island, to a luau for 350 in an airplane hanger. We also specialize in all types of cultural weddings – Nigerian, Greek, and Indian to name a few.

Our Personality Is:

Easy-going, laid back, and ready to assist you with the wedding you are planning. No matter what your budget, style, or ideas are, we are ready for the CHALLENGE. Think of us as the bridesmaid that loves to plan and chat about your wedding plans all the time!

What Inspired Us to Start Our Business is:

Tammy wanted to escape the day-to-day rigors of corporate America to open an event planning firm that valued the beauty of the day as much as the details.

We Love Being a Part of the Wedding Industry Because:

We offer a fresh approach and a “can do” attitude along with a great deal of passion for planning events. We know that every event, big or small, needs a planner and our goal is for you to remember walking down the aisle and entering your reception, and just enjoying the moment. We pride ourselves in offering personalized service and emotional refuge for anything that arises, accented with a smile. We love rising to the challenge of making things happen no matter where you want your event or what your budget is. Our approach of good listening, creative ideas, careful and thorough planning, will exceed your expectations when it comes to the finished product.

What Makes Our Business Stand Out From Other Vendors Is:

With more than sixteen years of experience Lead Dream Maker, Tammy Waterman heads a team with nearly 50 years combines experience in weddings and events. Tammy is 1 of only 57 wedding planners in the world to hold the designation of Master Wedding Planner. And we are the only company to have 2 Master Wedding Planners on our team.

One Thing Most Couples Would Be Surprised to Know About Us Is:

Being a Tampa Bay native I never saw snow until I attended a wedding conference in Colorado – November 12, 2012!

One of Our Non-Wedding Passions Is:

Travel! Experiencing cultures and food from around the world is another place of inspiration.

Our Pricing:

We offer a complimentary “Meet and Greet” session at our office or a location of your choice to get to know each other and see if we are the right fit for you. We are happy to customize pricing and services based on each client’s needs and you can secure our services for your day starting at $300, with pricing packages for “Day of” beginning at $1,750, with all types of price points available in between. Full-service planning begins at $3,995.

Our Associations/Awards:

Wedding Wire Bride’s Choice Awards: Ten Consecutive Years, 2010-2020
Featured on the show “Get Married” Season 1 and 2
Featured on numerous blogs, magazines, and reality television shows with weddings featured in the New York Times and St. Pete Times
Member of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) from 2004 – 2020
Winner of the Miss Dorothy Heart Award and a Master Bridal Consultant thru ABC
Advisory Board member for Wedding Planner Magazine

Tammy Waterman, Special Moments Event Planning Headshot

Meet Tammy

• Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida (Yes, I am a true native)
• Sign: Aquarius
• Status: Happily Married for over 17 years
• Children: 3 – Kristina, Kristopher, and Krissandra
• Favorite Food: Mexican
• Favorite Drink: Mojito
• Music: Love Country!
• Pets: An adorable puppy name Cheech!
• Sport: Nascar
• Favorite Color: Purple
• Favorite Movie: Anything Wedding related =)
• Hobby: Line dancing and Glamping


Featured Planner: Special Moments Event Planning Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:

Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography

Blue and Gold Treasure Island Beach Wedding | Sunset Beach House

“We are a couple who did not have the time to do some of the research we would have liked to for vendors and pricing. Special Moments Event Planning helped guide us to the right vendors to meet our needs. Tammy has a vendor connection to meet every need and they are all the best of the best. She was able to keep us on track every step of the way. We were happy and stress free throughout the entire planning process!”

-Katelyn and Michael
Bridal and Groom Outdoor Sunset Wedding Portrait on Rocks | Clearwater Beach Wedding Photographer Djamel Photography

“We needed someone who could manage the event from invitations to menu choices, seating arrangements and who had the contacts within the Tampa Bay area that could help us make our event memorable. Tammy of Special Moments Event Planning consistently listened to our vision and made the vision a reality plus more! Her eye for detail and consistent communication were helpful especially during those last few weeks. The weekend of the wedding her team printed the day’s events so the bridal party and groomsmen knew exactly where to be and when.”

-Vanessa and Ivan
Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Bride and Groom Portrait with Watters Sweetheart Dress, Blush Rose Bouquet with Greenery, and Navy Suit at Tampa Bay Wedding Venue Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

Romantic Navy and Gold Ballroom Wedding | Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

“I had friends who had worked with Tammy [of Special Moments Event Planning] and highly recommended her. After, meeting Tammy, I knew that she would make sure that my wedding would be exactly what I envisioned. Their service was great. During the planning process, they were always available to help and provided me with all the resources I needed. I didn't have to worry about a single thing on my wedding day; it ran flawlessly.”

-Rachel and Cesar
Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait by St Petersburg Wedding Photographer Limelight Photography

Rose Gold and Blush Pink Downtown St. Pete Wedding | The Birchwood

“We knew we didn't want a typical ballroom feel so the fact that The Vault offered more of an open space that let us incorporate our own personal touches was perfect. It was important for us to find something that was classic with a bit of history and given the background of The Vault, we were very happy with our choice. Everyone we met was wonderful to work with. The team was always accessible and willing to meet as many times as we needed to figure out all the details.”

-Katie and Kjel
Traditional Church Wedding Ceremony, With White and Greenery Flower Arrangements Bride in Pronovias Layered Mermaid Strapless Dress | Downtown Tampa Wedding Ceremony Venue Sacred Heart Catholic Church | Planner Special Moments Event Planning

Modern, Elegant, Purple Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

“I fell in love with one of Special Moments Event Planning's previous weddings, which was featured on Marry Me Tampa Bay, and I said to myself, “I have to meet with them.” I loved that they work as a team because each one of their “dream makers” adds something unique to the planning process. When we met with Tammy for the first time, it was clear that she had prior experience with our ceremony and reception venues and was quick to share suggestions to take our event to the next level. On our wedding day, the “dream makers” truly executed our vision to perfection and allowed Erik and I to spend quality time with our loved ones and enjoy each other.”

-Stefany and Eric
Outdoor Waterfront Hotel Rooftop Portraits, Bride in Lace Illusion Back Dress, Groom in Black Suit with Silver Vest | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kera Photography | Venue Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

Elegant and Modern Silver, White and Gold Wedding | Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

“Tammy of Special Moments Event Planning was literately the best! She not only made everything happen, but was always on top of things. If we had something not go right or not look the way we envisioned, she already had second options etc.”

-Christina and Kiel

As Seen on Marry Me Tampa Bay