Kali and Bryan’s elegant Vinoy Wedding

Kali and Bryan were such a blast to work with!  We had a lot of fun planning their Spring wedding at the Renaissance Vinoy in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The couple’s main request of their wedding weekend was for everyone to have fun! The wedding weekend started off with lounging poolside with their guests followed by a tropical themed rehearsal dinner on the Esplanade.  On Sunday afternoon, guests made their to the ceremony in the Tea Garden as the Dillingham Quartet played the prelude to the ceremony.  Afterwards, guests made their way into the Vinoy Grand Ballroom where they danced the night away with the Headliners Band.  Guests were in awe when they entered the room!  It looked absolutely amazing!  MMD Events worked with Kali and designed an elegant look with modern hints.  We incorporated a lot of texture within the blush and gold color palate.  Thank you to Amy with Pezz Photo and VH Video for capturing their Special Day!

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Thank you to all the vendors that pulled this gorgeous wedding off!

Coordination: Simply Divine Events

Entertainment: Caladesi Steel Drum Band, The Dillingham Quartet and The Headliners Band

Photography: Pezz Photo

Videography: VH Video

Sweets: Mazzaro’s Italian Market

Venue: The Grand Ballroom at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort

Linens: Nuage and BBJ Linens

Rentals: Signature Event Rentals

Floral, Lighting and Decor: MMD Events

Ice Luge: Ice Pro

Invitations: A & P Design Company

Hair and Make-up: Collective Creations

Officiant: Rev. David Cole

Live Painter: Terry Klaaren

Arianne and Chris are married…..

I have gotten to know Arianne and Chris along with the families over the past year and a half and I was excited to see all the hard work that we have invested in, come to light on their big day back in February.  Arianne had always envisioned sharing her first dance  with Chris under the Chihuly in The Vinoy’s Grand Ballroom.  The details were just breathtaking and the aurora in the room that night was magical!  For the wedding we chose a color palate of blush, cream and gold with a splash of dark pink. To set the tone for the wedding, Alicia with A & P Designs, designed a custom monogram that we used throughout the wedding stationery from the save-the-dates to the menus and escort cards. The flowers were timeless and elegant, Barb with Artistry Designs Group, created centerpieces to compliment the pink cameo linens from BBJ Linens and the elegance of the ballroom.  Arianne and Chris also incorporated a few special touches, a few that were even surprises for their families and guests! For instance, their cake topper was thought of by the groom’s cousin and brought all the way from Brazil.  There was even a belly dance performance to pay honor to the Bride’s Persian heritage.  Another great inclusion, was Terry Klaaren, who is a artist who paints “in the moment”.  This would make a great keepsake to treasure forever! Everyone had such a great time and it was sad to see the evening come to an end, but I was so grateful to be a part of their special day!  One of the funniest and unsuspecting moments of the evening was during the Garter and Bouquet Toss, Chris who is in Med School, decided to get dress in surgical attire to remove the garter!  It was hilarious and everyone got a kick out of it!

Thank you, Jeff and Julie with K and K Photography and Alex with Voila Cinematic, for capturing Arianne and Chris on their wedding day!




Wedding Coordinator: Simply Divine Events

Belly Dancer: Belly Dance Pro

Bridesmaids Dresses, veil and accessories: The Lounge at Anglo Couture

Chair Rental: Signature Event Rentals

Confetti: Flutter Fetti

Entertainment: Inpulse Entertainment

Linens: BBj and Nuage

Live Painter: Terry Klaaren

Transportation: Ambassador Limo and Escot Bus Lines

Videography: Volia Cinematic

Wedding Cake: The Vinoy

Wedding Ceremony Venue: St. Lawrence Catholic Church

Wedding Dress: The Collection Winter Park

Wedding Reception Venue: The Grand Ballroom at The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg