Lisa & Errol
The Vinoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club, St. Petersburg, Fl
This couple embraced their venue’s historic roots with a Gatsby-esque wedding, with vintage and geometric details throughout.
Lisa and Errol were married near a water fountain graced by white orchids and petals in the courtyard of The Vinoy Renaissance Resort, with the bride in a vintage-inspired lace trumpet-style Martina Liana gown with illusion sleeves and an off-the-shoulder neckline. Her bridesmaids wore different navy chiffon gowns to match the groom’s navy tux with black accents. His groomsmen wore charcoal grey suits. White orchids and hydrangeas were interspersed throughout the wedding and banquet, some in gold vases, but the bride’s bouquet was all peonies (her favorite).
The couple wanted the wedding — from the invitations with a black-and-white photo of the Vinoy from the ‘20s to the champagne towers flanking the cake to all of the décor — to stay as true to the venue’s historical roots as possible. The glamorous Gatsby-esque affair incorporated lounge seating throughout for a swanky nightclub feel right down to the clawfoot bathtub full of beverages with customized labels to pay tribute to Prohibition. A custom art deco monogram embellished invitations, signage, napkins, custom cocktails, the ice sculpture, dance floor and more, while staff from The Grand Bevy served up craft cocktails. The couple provided a carving station with beef tenderloin and seared ahi tuna, a build-your-own-pasta station, and a raw seafood bar displayed in an ice sculpture. The wedding cake was half banana chocolate chip with chocolate ganache filling and half white with strawberry marmalade filling and Italian buttercream frosting. ATL Groove Factory put on a nonstop four-hour-long live performance of everything from Motown to contemporary hits, much to everyone’s delight.
From the couple:
“MMD Events was responsible for all of our wedding décor, including the flowers. Amanda Allen is an absolute rock star. She completely understood our vision and worked tirelessly to make it a reality. Parties A’ La Carte’s Jessica Ralph and her team acted as our month-of wedding coordinators. They jumped right in to make sure the day ran smoothly.”
Coordination: Parties A’ La Carte
Venue/Catering: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club
Photography: Pam Bell Photography and Photography By Avery
Floral/Decor: MMD Events
Stationery: A&P Design Company
Cake: The Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club and The Artistic Whisk
Entertainment: Laurie Vodnoy-Wright, Marc Mannino And Atl Groove Factory
Photobooth: Be Glam Photo Boot
Bridal Gown: Malindy Elene Bridal Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids Tampa
Formalwear: The Black Tux
Hair/Makeup: Andrea Salyani And Hendrickje Ewen
Ice Sculpture: Ice Pro Ice Sculptures
Bartenders: The Grand Bevy Corporation