Special Moments Event Planning Wedding Reviews

Classic Outdoor Waterfront Burgundy Wedding Ceremony Ideas | White Garden Folding Garden Chairs | Ritz Carlton Sarasota

Elegant Fall, Burgundy Wedding | Ritz Carlton Sarasota

We wanted a wedding planner who understood our style and who was willing to take the time to get to know us personally. We wanted someone who had many years of experience and knew the ins and outs of the wedding industry in the Tampa Bay area. We knew we would need someone who could handle a bride who wanted to handle everything on her own but knew that she could not.

We were very anxious about planning a wedding in an area we did not live in. We did not know where to start in terms of selecting the right vendors. We found our wedding planner, Special Moments Event Planning, on Marry Me Tampa Bay, and after that, the rest was a piece of cake. Tammy Waterman was exactly who we were looking for. She not only had all the experience in the area, but she also had the time to sit with us one-on-one and understand who we were and what we wanted. Once Tammy took over, she was able to provide us with her favorite vendors in the area that she has great relationships with, which made the process of selecting and planning that much easier! She understood I was a former event planner who wanted to control whatever I could and knew when and where to step in and assist. She was so patient with us as we navigated through one of the biggest challenges of our lives of having to relocate after Hurricane Ian.

-Rebecca and Brandon
Outdoor, Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait under Canopy of Trees | Bradenton Wedding Venue Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

Navy Blue, Waterfront Bradenton Wedding | Palmetto Riverside Bed and Breakfast

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.

-Michelle and Marc
Bride and Groom Waterfront, Nautical Wedding Portrait Walking on Dock, Waterfront | St. Petersburg Wedding Planner Special Moments | Waterfront St. Pete Wedding Venue Tampa Bay Watch

Pink, Ivory and Gold Waterfront St. Petersburg Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

“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.”

-Amanda and Christopher
Bride and Groom Outdoor Downtown St. Petersburg Florida Wedding Portrait | Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist Michele Renee The Studio

Downtown St. Pete Travel Inspired Wedding | Mirror Lake Lyceum

“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.”

-Stephanie and Nathan
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

Nautical Chic St. Petersburg Waterfront Destination Wedding | Tampa Bay Watch

“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!”

-Sarah and Shelby
Theatrical Outdoor Wedding Portrait with Black and White Strapless Wedding Dress and Fog | Sarasota Halloween Themed Wedding Smoke Fog by Nature Coast Entertainment Services

Black and White Halloween Inspired Edgar Alan Poe Wedding | Bakers Ranch

“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.”

-Christine and Chris

Outdoor Architectural Tampa Bride and Groom Wedding Portrait, Bride in Layered Blush Wedding Dress with Magenta Bridal Bouquet | Tampa Bay Wedding Photography Lifelong Studios

Tropical Blush Pink & White Downtown Tampa Wedding | Tampa Firefighter’s Museum

“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.”

-Jackie and Zack
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

Blue and Gold Treasure Island Beach Wedding | Sunset Beach House

“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