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Khrystle & Joseph | Boho-Chic Greenery Inspired Tampa Heights Fancy Free Nursery Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Florida Bride and Groom Exchanging First Kiss Wedding Ceremony Portrait Under Greenery Adorned Arch | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Unique Wedding Ceremony Venue Fancy Free Nursery

“We were looking for someone who was receptive to the idea that I was a very hands-on bride and knew exactly what I wanted. I just need a push in the right direction. We loved Tammy’s can-do attitude and felt like she truly understood what we had envisioned our special day to look like. Tammy was incredibly organized and her attention to detail helped make our celebration something we'll never forget.”

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Silvana & Justin | Luxurious Green and White Floral Filled Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

INSTAGRAM SWIPE Elegant Stunning Classic Wedding Reception Decor, White Flowers Hanging From Chandelier, Sweetheart Table with Victorian Style Gold and Ivory Bride and Groom Chairs, Greenery and Lush White, Ivory Florals on Sweetheart Table, Greenery and White and Ivory Cascading Floral Backdrop and White Draping | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Clearwater Beach Wedding Venue Sandpearl Resort | Wedding Florist, Rentals Linens, Lighting and Draping Gabro Event Services | Wedding Day of Coordinator Special Moments Event Planning“My family helped me tremendously when it came to planning the wedding. However, I knew I wanted to hire a day-of planner to make sure everything ran smoothly. Special Moments were amazing! They were organized, helpful, and provided great service!”

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Alicia & William | Navy Blue and White Destination Dunedin Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Simple, Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Tall White Orchid Floral Centerpiece | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planner“We wanted a wedding planner who had strong relationships with other local vendors, and whom we could trust to make our wedding run smoothly. Tammy did an excellent job with my sister’s wedding, so we knew she was right for us. She provided great recommendations for vendors, taking into account our preferences and price range. Tammy and her team handled all of the day-of details and logistics so that all we had to do was enjoy our wedding.”

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Keriann & Jeremy | Romantic, Winter Wonderland Silver and Blue Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Winter Wonderland Wedding Decor and Reception at Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue, Round Tables with Dusty Blue Tablecloths and Ghost Acrylic Chiavari Chairs, White Small Tree Centerpieces, Crystals, and Candlelights, Low White Floral Arrangement, String Lights, and Table Number | Photographer Grind & Press Photography | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Rentals Gabro Event Services“From our very first phone conversation, Tammy Waterman with Special Moments Event Planning had me hooked. We spoke for over an hour during that first phone call, and she really listened to my sporadic thoughts on what I wanted and how to capture it. She gave me advice on just about everything from looking for venues to tips on staying within budget. From start to finish, Tammy and her team far exceeded our expectations and stayed true to their catchphrase ‘dream makers'. Our wedding was better than I ever could have imagined thanks to Tammy and her Special Moments team.”

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Ashley & Nick | Elegant Red and Gold Downtown Tampa Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Hotel Ballroom Classic Wedding Reception Decor, Pink Uplighting, Round Tables with Gold Chiavari Chairs, White Tablecloth, Tall Glass Cylinder Vase with White and Greenery Floral Centerpiece | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Rentals Gabro Event Services | Tampa Marriott Water Street“Tammy from Special Moments really took her time to get to know us and what we were looking for before we hired her. We did our research and really felt as though no one in the Tampa area had the experience and ideas like she did. When we gave her our vision, Tammy always had suggestions for things we could incorporate, and I really appreciated that when working with her and her team. During the process, I felt like I was able to total relax because we knew they had it all under control.”

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Grace & Tom | Romantic Clearwater Beach Destination Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Long Table with White Tablecloth, Tall Glass Cylinder Vase with White Hydrangeas, Blush pink Roses, and Greenery Flower Centerpiece, Greenery Garland | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studios | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Clearwater Beach Hotel Wedding Venue Sandpearl Resort“We found Special Moments Event Planning and did not have any hesitation when we spoke to Tammy! We needed help planning our wedding from afar and loved everything they had to offer. We wanted our wedding to be a great time for everyone. We focused on the things we love: our family and friends, food, and music.”

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Shannon & Justin | Pineapple Inspired Tropical Clearwater Beach Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Hotel Ballroom Wedding Reception Decor, Round Tables with Navy Blue Tablecloth, White Linen, Tropical Inspired Floral Centerpiece, Pink, Purple, Burnt Orange, and Greenery Flowers in Glass Vase, Gold Chiavari Chairs and Gold Pineapple | Tampa Bay Photographer Grind and Press Photography | Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Clearwater Beach Venue Opal Sands ResortSpecial Moments Event Planning made our lives so much easier throughout this whole process. When we met with the owner Tammy, she was clear and effective on what she could help us with and where we could save money and time. She knew all the vendors and locations we wouldn't know being from out of the country. It was the best choice we could've made and worked out so well for us! Special Moments surpassed our expectations in every way.”

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Gina & Danny | Romantic Blush Pink, Blue, and Gold Destination Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Beach Themed Lantern Reception Centerpieces with Seashells“Since it was a destination wedding, we were struggling with how we were going to acquire all the materials needed for the decorations, have the time to assemble them, and what we should do with the decorations afterward. Luckily we hired the right planner who provided us with decoration items, worked with us to choose our decoration set up, and also resolved our last-minute issues. Tammy at Special Moments was a godsend. She is so patient and so thoughtful. From the first phone call we had, she was on board and helped us brainstorm how to decorate our ceremony and reception, gave us suggestions on vendors we still needed to hire, and was crucial in maintaining our sanity. The day of the wedding, she had thought ahead on every detail so everything turned out flawless. She was so instrumental in making our special day just perfect.”

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Bonnie & Marcus | Vintage Americana Red, White and Blue St. Pete Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Outdoor Wedding Portrait, Bride in Strapless Blue and White Printed Dress with Red, White and Greenery Bouquet, Groom in White Shirt with Red Suspenders | St Pete Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography | Tampa Bay Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Designs“We had absolutely no idea where to even begin planning a wedding. All we knew was with two large families, we’d be having a larger wedding. and we needed lots of help from start to finish. We were looking for someone who could offer full-service planning, including vendor suggestions, décor selection and day-of services. We hired Special Moments Event Planning because when we first met with Tammy, she made us feel completely at ease and taken care of. She understood our vision and consistently went above and beyond to make sure it came to fruition. She was incredibly knowledgeable about every single aspect of the wedding experience, and her staff was compassionate and responsive. Our wedding day went as off without a single hitch thanks to Tammy and her wonderful team. They were the ultimate wedding professionals!”

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Christina & Kiel | Elegant and Modern Silver, White and Gold Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Elegant Wedding Reception Sweetheart Table with Textured Gold Linen, Greenery With White Ribbon Bows, Small White Rose Centerpiece and Cut Crystal Candleholders and High-back White Loveseat | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Venue Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach | LInens Over The Top Linen Rentals | Rentals Gabro Event Services | Florist Apple Blossoms Floral Designs“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.”

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Stefany & Eric | Modern, Elegant, Purple Downtown Tampa Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Modern Violet Wedding Reception with Tall White and PInk with Greenery Centerpieces in Silver Candelabras | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Vault | Custom Monogram Lighting and Purple Uplighting by Nature Coast Entertainment | Planner Special Moments Event Planning“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.”

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Jenna & Kevin | Whimsical Jewel Toned Waterfront Florida Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Whimsical Jewel Tone Blush Pink, Magenta, Red, Orange and Purple Tropical Wedding Ceremony Arch Flowers with White Draping“I have known Tammy, the owner of Special Moments Event Planning, for years. I completely trusted her and wouldn’t have been able to stay sane or have my vision come to life without her. She helped me choose all the vendors, and especially helped me stay within our budget. She knew how important it was for me to feel like I didn't have the same wedding as everyone else and came up with awesome ideas.”

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Jackie & Zack | Tropical Blush Pink & White Downtown Tampa Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Bride and Groom Portrait with Blush Layered Wedding Dress and Pink, Blush, and Greenery Wedding Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios“I wanted a planner who would help shape my vision. It was very hard for me to imagine what I wanted because it was so different. I needed someone to bring it to life, and that is exactly what Special Moments did. They were always reassuring and determined to make my day special. Their service was impeccable, and I would recommend them to everyone.”

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Christine & Chris | Black and White Halloween Inspired Edgar Alan Poe Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony Portrait with Black and White Strapless Wedding Dress and Halloween Decor Tombstone Ceremony Arch and Black and White Fabric Aisle | Bradenton Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning“We hired Tammy [owner of Special Moments Event Planning] because she came highly recommended, and we had personally attended two weddings she planned prior to our own. We found her recommendations to be spot on.”

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Katie & Kjel | Rose Gold and Blush Pink Downtown St. Pete Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Outdoor Waterfront Wedding Ceremony Portrait with White Fabric Curtain Arch, Blush Pink and Ivory Rose Bouquets | Cream Beaded Voluminous Layered Ball Gown Wedding Dress and Navy Suit | Downtown St Petersburg Wedding Venue North Straub Park | Tampa Bay Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning“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.”

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Rachel & Cesar | Romantic Navy and Gold Ballroom Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Elegant and Romantic Gold Blush and Ivory Wedding Reception Table Decor with Rose and Greenery Centerpiece and Tall Gold Candle Holders and Blush Linen“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.”

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Vanessa & Ivan | Elegant Purple, Lavender and White Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Tall Purple and White Wedding Centerpieces in Glass Vases with Dark Mahogany Chiavari Chairs | Elegant Wedding Reception Decor Ideas & Inspiration |  Signature Event Rentals, Gabro Event Services, Connie Duglin Linens“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.”

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Katelyn & Michael | Blue and Gold Treasure Island Beach Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Outdoor, Florida Beach Waterfront Bride and Groom First Kiss Wedding Portrait | St. Petersburg Wedding Photographer Grind and Press Photography“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!”

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Sarah & Shelby | Nautical Chic Destination Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Waterfront St. Petersburg Wedding Ceremony with Draped Arch and Pastel Peach Flowers and White Folding Garden Chairs | St. Petersburg Wedding Venue Tampa Bay Watch | Photographer Limelight Photography“We looked for someone with solid experience in planning weddings and who also had plenty of knowledge of the area and local vendors. Tammy of Special Moments and her team had just that, many years of solid experience with planning weddings and a thorough knowledge of local vendors. She already had a lot of great insight to our venue and knew where to go for quality vendors, instead of me having to do tons of online searching. Even the day of the wedding, I wasn't worried because I knew I was in good hands with Tammy and her team!”

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Stephanie & Nathan | Downtown St. Pete Travel Inspired Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Tall Wedding Centerpieces in Gold Vases with Cascading White Hydrangeas and Greenery | Flowers by St. Petersburg Florida Wedding Florist Iza’s Flowers | Wedding Planner Special Moments“We wanted to enjoy the planning process and to be sure that our family and friends wouldn't be burdened with undue stress. We wanted a wedding planner with the experience to facilitate a stress-free event, but also who was creative and could take our vision to the next level. Tammy of Special Moments went above and beyond what we expected and brought her wealth of knowledge, which saved us time, effort and stress while simultaneously adding unique touches that made our event feel special.”

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Amanda & Christopher | Pink, Ivory and Gold Waterfront St. Petersburg Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Wedding Reception Table Decor with Pink and Ivory Floral Centerpieces with Wooden Twig, Branch Accents and Small Succulents | St. Petersburg Wedding Planner Special Moments“Tammy [of Special Moments Event Planning] was referred to me by a co-worker; the service I received was top notch. Tammy is the best in the business and made our wedding day and all the events beforehand run smoothly. I couldn’t imagine not having her by my side every step of the way. She provided so much insight and guidance into the world of weddings that I truly feel we could not have managed without her.”

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Michelle & Marc | Navy Blue, Waterfront Bradenton Wedding | Special Moments Event Planning

Wedding Reception Table Decor with Navy Blue Linens, Gold Napkins, Candlelight, and Ivory Floral Centerpieces | Palmetto Wedding Planner Special Moments | Bradenton Wedding Florist Iza's Flowers“Marc hired our wedding planner. He realized what a huge undertaking planning a wedding is, and he did not want me to get overwhelmed and not enjoy the wedding planning process. We were looking for someone who could help us finalize all of the many details, as well as help us find the rest of our vendors. We could not have had the wedding we did, without the help of Special Moments. Initially we hired them for the plethora of décor they have in their warehouse, but we quickly realized what other great services they provided. The owner, Tammy, was very helpful with getting the last, and very important vendors. We had a vision of what we wanted our wedding to look like and run like, and they far exceeded our greatest expectations. Special Moments did everything: the setup/take down, decorations, signs, draping and of course pre-wedding day and “day of” coordination with all of our vendors. Tammy and her staff are experts at what they do, and if left in their hands, your wedding day be smooth sailing.”

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Bride and Groom First Kiss at the Alter Wedding Portrait | Florida Photographer Kristen Marie Photography

Glamorous Fuchsia and Silver Tampa Wedding | The Rusty Pelican

My intention was to plan the entire wedding by myself, but being new to Tampa, I contacted Tammy from Special Moments Event Planning who was referred by my venue to help me along the way and more so the day of.

I’m so happy I did because seeing everything I purchased and everything I discussed with her come together in such a magical way. Tammy made sure everyone followed a precise timeline which made things flow smoothly.

-Christina and Brandon
Bride and Groom at the Alter Wedding Portrait | Tampa Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Amber McWhorter Photography

Burgundy and Silver Winter-Inspired Wedding | St. Pete Beach Community Center

We looked for someone who was extremely organized, had previous experience, and didn't get flustered easily. We wanted someone to coordinate and handle all of the stress so everyone involved could truly enjoy the day.

Tammy of Special Moments Event Planning was recommended to us by a family who was also using her and had been pleased with the assistance she provided, how easy she was to work with, her knowledge of the entire process, and what small detailed questions to ask. The staff at Special Moments did a good job of keeping us on track with the timeline and communicated well with us throughout the event.

-Emily and Brent

Waterfront Pink Spring Tampa Wedding | Davis Islands Garden Club

I was extremely lucky because Tammy and Jennifer from Special Moments Event Planning are my aunts! Honestly, though, even if they weren’t, they are everything I could have ever looked for in a wedding planner! I could not have made it through without them!

I found nearly all of my wedding vendors through my planner. From providing me with recommendations for vendors and hearing me out when I was stressing out to developing an extremely detailed day-of timeline and being there to help everything run smoothly during the wedding, Special Moments Event Planning thinks of every last detail so that you don’t have to!

-Kayla and Chris
Romantic Classic Bride and Groom Exchanging Wedding Vows Outdoor Under Trees, Rectangular Arch Attached to Trees with White Linen Draping, White Floral Arrangements | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Lifelong Photography Studio | Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Wedding Dress Truly Forever Bridal

Intimate Pink Gold, and Rose, Gold Backyard Wedding

Our wedding planner came highly recommended by our friends who are industry insiders. I wanted to work with someone who would pay attention to our ideas and enhance them without breaking the bank. It was also important that they could accomplish the event in a short time frame, eight weeks. We wanted to get married before the weather became too warm.

We wanted exactly what Tammy from Special Moments Event Planning embodies; someone who listens, takes time to look at my inspiration idea board, and honestly gives experienced feedback to make sure the event will be beautiful.

-Amber and Jamie
Bride and Groom Exchanging First Kiss Wedding Ceremony Portrait | Tampa Bay Wedding Photographer Kristen Marie Photography | Tarpon Springs Wedding Venue St. Ignatius of Antioch Catholic Church

Navy Blue and White Destination Dunedin Wedding | The Fenway Hotel

We wanted a planner who had strong relationships with other local vendors and whom we could trust to make our wedding run smoothly.

Tammy of Special Moments Event Planning did an excellent job with my sister’s wedding, so we knew she was right for us. She provided great recommendations for vendors, taking into account our preferences and price range. Tammy and her team handled all of the day-of details and logistics so that all we had to do was enjoy our wedding.

-Alicia and William

Groom in Classic Black Tuxedo and Bowtie During Wedding Processional at Sacred Heart Catholic Church Tampa | Photographer Grind & Press Photography

Romantic, Winter Wonderland Silver and Blue Wedding | The Hip Room Dance Studio

From our very first phone conversation, Tammy Waterman with Special Moments Event Planning had me hooked. We spoke for over an hour during that first phone call, and she really listened to my sporadic thoughts on what I wanted and how to capture it. She gave me advice on just about everything from looking for venues to tips on staying within budget. From start to finish, Tammy and her team far exceeded our expectations and stayed true to their catchphrase ‘dream makers'. Our wedding was better than I ever could have imagined thanks to Tammy and her Special Moments team.

-Keriann and Jeremy

Whimsical Jewel Tone Wedding Reception with Amethyst, Midnight, and Emerald Linens, and Tall Candelabra with Hanging Flowers and Greenery Centerpiece and White Ceiling Draping and Wooden Chiavari Chairs | Tampa Bay Wedding Rentals Over the Top Linens | Clearwater Wedding Planner Special Moments Events Planning | Indoor and Outdoor Wedding Waterfront Reception Venue Clearwater Beach Recreation Center

Whimsical Jewel Toned Waterfront Florida Wedding | Clearwater Beach Rec Center

I have known Tammy, the owner of Special Moments Event Planning, for years. I completely trusted her and wouldn’t have been able to stay sane or have my vision come to life without her. She helped me choose all the vendors, and especially helped me stay within our budget. She knew how important it was for me to feel like I didn’t have the same wedding as everyone else and came up with awesome ideas.

-Jenna and Kevin
Modern Violet Wedding Reception Bride and Groom First Dance Portrait, Bride in Layered Mermaid Strapless Pronovias Dress, with White Chiavari Chairs and White and Pink Tall Centerpieces | Downtown Tampa Wedding Venue The Vault | Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Custom Monogram Projection and Purple Uplighting Nature Coast Entertainment | Tampa Bay Wedding Shop Isabel O'Neil Bridal Collection

Modern, Elegant, Purple Downtown Tampa Wedding | The Vault

I wanted all the little details, which we had meticulously chosen to be a part of our day, to be taken care of and allow us to enjoy the emotions of the day with our friends and family. 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. 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 Erik
Waterfront Wedding Ceremony with Greenery Draped Arch | St. Petersburg Wedding Planner Special Moments Event Planning | Venue Tampa Bay Watch

Dusty Blue Waterfront St. Pete Spring Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

Someone who would keep it real with us and had the decorations we needed

Special Moments Events Planning was an easy choice for us. Tammy and her whole team were fabulous. She kept it real with me the whole time and would always tell me if things were out of our budget, what is worth it and what was not. Special Moments helped me find all my vendors. Tammy was always available for us and made sure everything went perfectly on the wedding day. She even bustled my dress!

Not only did Tammy plan our wedding, but she also planned our honeymoon.

-Sarah and Josh