Monday, January 31, 2011

Bouquet of the Week!

Time is just flying by! We are almost into February and we just can't believe it. Talking about flying, this weeks bouquet is filled with feathers! We love when brides allow us to be creative and this bride allowed us to choose what we thought would look best! The bride told Amanda that she wanted reds, purples, and nothing too large. Amanda took that idea and ran with it and this bouquet was created! This bouquet is filled with black magic roses, eggplant mini calla lillies, purple lisianthus with feathers accenting the edges of the bouquet. The stems were hand-tied in red fabric with studded pins. This bouquet was used for a New Years Eve's wedding that was just fabulous.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Kelli and Craig's Wedding Part 2

We are back with more photos from this amazing wedding. A few weeks ago we featured Kelli's bouquet as our bouquet of the week and we now have the professional images, thanks to BinaryFlips Photography. We just can't get enough of this bouquet.

Choosing our favorite photo from this wedding was a hard one. So instead of one favorite photo, we decided to have 2 favorites! The first photo we just love because it captures so much emotion!

Our second favorite photo is of Kelli and Craig and it is just precious. Once again this photo just shows the love between these two.

And to Kelli and Craig- what a wonderful wedding, we loved working with the both of you and best wishes with married life. Love MMD Events!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kelli and Craig's Wedding Part 1

We have been anxiously awaiting the images from Kelli and Craig's wedding and we finally have them! This romantic wedding took place back in November at the Ritz Carlton Beach Club in Sarasota. The feel of the whole wedding was South Beach "loungy" but upscale and at the same time laid back. (Got all that?) Well the amazing staff here at MMD Events pulled this look off! We also loved all the peacock touches that were incorporated in with this wedding.

We also want to say a HUGE thank you to BinaryFlips Photography! Not even sure where to start in saying how much we enjoy working with BinaryFlips and can only hope there will be more weddings together!

Kelli and Craig's evening started off with the ceremony being held on the beach that embodied modern simplicity but accented by vivid color.

After a romantic ceremony on the beach guest then headed to the terrace to enjoy cocktail hour.

Guest then left the cocktail terrace and headed to the sunset terrace for dinner and an evening of dancing. The reception had wonderful purple uplighting, and many different elements of the that fit into the peakcock themed wedding.

Remember that awesome peacock bouquet featured a few weeks ago...well check back tomorrow for part 2 of Kelli and Craig's wedding.

And lets not forget to thank everyone who made this wedding a huge success:

Venue: Ritz Carlton Beach Club Sarasota
Photography: BinaryFlips Photography
Cake: Ritz Carlton Beach Club Sarasota
Linens: Connie Duglin
Chivari Chairs: Signature Events by Design
Design, Decor, Lighting, and Florals: MMD Events
DJ: RJ Vida

Monday, January 24, 2011

Bouquet of the Week!

It's Monday so that means bouquet of the week!! This bouquet was once again created by our lead floral designer Amanda and this bouquet was massive! Large is an understatement when it came to the description for this bouquet. This design was a "large" size hand tied bouquet comprised of white hydrangea, large ivory roses, lisianthus, ranunculus, and white anemone with black centers. The thing that was different about this bouquet is that it was a round with a looser slightly more organic feel. The stems were wrapped in black ribbon which really accented the black centers on the anemone.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bouquet of the Week!

And we are back with our first 2011 Bouquet of the Week! Once again this amazing bouquet was made by our lead floral designer Amanda. The tear drop bouquet (modern day cascading bouquet) is filled with vanda orchids, mokara orchids, cool water roses, amnesia roses, purple lithianthus, and antique lavendar hydrangeas. The stems were wrapped in lace to add a delicate touch. Thank you so much to Life Long Studios for these amazing images. And best of luck to the newly married couple Patty and Erik!

Remember we still need your votes for Amanda for the 2011 Spotlight Awards (Designer Creative Director of the Year)!

Friday, January 14, 2011

More Vintage Furniture Collection!

As we promised here is another piece from our new vintage furniture collection. This is a vintage bench that would be great for a sweetheart table or as an accent piece during cocktail hour for guest to enjoy.

As most of our photo shoots includes models we were excited when our very own MMD Mascot, Batley, was going to be featured again in one of our photos. We were thrilled that she could step in from her busy lifestyle of chasing squirrels to model this bench for us.

To see more of the collection e-mail us at or follow us on Facebook as more photos appear on there as well!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

We Still Need Your Votes!

We hope that everyone is still spreading the word about our very own Amanda Allen being nominated for the Designer/Creative Director of the Year with the 2011 Spotlight Awards with Event Soultions. You can vote once per e-mail address! Its an easy process and here is all you have to do...go to the Event Solutions voting page, enter your e-mail address, click on Designer Creative Director of the Year category and vote for Amanda. We have all seen her amazing creations and let make sure she brings this award back to MMD Events!

2011 Wedding Professional Hot List

We received excellent news this morning that we were awarded the 2011 Wedding Professional Hot List by! The Hot List recognizes excellence within the wedding indsutry and is based off of thousands of reviews from brides and grooms. We were among the best reviewed vendors within the past year!! Go to to read more about the press release and to see who else joins us on this list!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Vintage Furniture

We are so excited about our new vintage furniture collection here at MMD Events. Some of you may have seen photos from the Postcard Inn New Year's Eve bash or at the Perfect Wedding Guide bridal show this past Sunday. We wanted to share more photos of the new collection. We have many more pieces to this collection that we will be releasing photos of throughout the month. Stay tuned to our blog and our Facebook page to see more photos unveiled! Once again a big thank you to CSE Photography for coming out to PCI on New Years and taking these wonderful photos!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Details for Kiva!

Hopefully everyone had a great New Year's day and are ready for what 2011 will bring to everyone. On Saturday we blogged about our new idea on donating to Kiva. As we promised here is how we need everyone's help to make this a huge success.

There are a few different ways that everyone can get involved. The first is that for every new client we receive we will donate $25. The holiday season is a thriving time for engagements, so if you know friends and family members who are newly engaged, send them our way so we can donate money! The second way to get involved includes everyone's participation on Facebook. We will donate .25 cents to every new fan who "Likes" our page. There are tons of people on Facebook so send them our way! Also, we will have "Money Monday's" where for every person who "Likes" our status we will donate an additional .25 cents. At the end of each month we will tally up all our new fans, new likes, and new clients, and we will donate that monthly money to Kiva. Even better, we will let YOU decide where the money will be donated! So everyone check out Kiva, find out where you would like our money to be donated to, and we will set up voting on our Facebook page and vote for your favorite entrepreneur. Once again, invite all your friends and family to get involved. The more poeple involved, money we will donate!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year Means New Ideas

When a New Year starts most people make "New Year's Resolutions". Instead of a New Year's resolution, we here at MMD Events have talked about an idea that we want everyone to know about today. This idea starts now and we need everyone's help to make this a success.

A few years ago, right after getting married, Matt and Amanda found an article in an entrepreneurship magazine talking about an organization called Kiva. Many of you probably saw Kiva chosen as one of Oprah's Favorite Things this year, but Kiva was on Matt and Amanda's favorite things list about 7 years ago! Kiva is an organization that empowers individuals to lend to any entrepreneurs across the globe. Matt and Amanda have personally been involved with Kiva for 5 years now and want MMD Events to get involved as well. We understand how to have ideas for a businesses and wanting the businesses to be successful and profitable. We believe in lending through Kiva to help others live out their dreams and be successful. Kiva promotes dignity, accountability, and transparency throughout their company.

So how does Kiva operate? First, Kiva partners with a microfinance institution also known as field partners. Basically the field partners in other countries know the local area, know the clients, and do all the leg work required to get the Kiva loans to the entrepreneurs who are hoping for a loan. The field partners then disburse loans and post a loan request on Kivas website with the entrepreneur's stories, pictures, and loan details. Once that step is completed, lenders (like us) browse the loan request and select which loans they would like to fund. This can start at $25 and can be as much as the entire loan amount. After we give the money to Kiva, the field partners accept the money and use the funds to replenish the loan that they have already made to the entrepreneur. The entrepreneurs must repay their loans to the field partners and then the field partners transfer the fundS to Kiva and credit the appropriate lenders with their loan repayments.

Once again, we believe in this lending because it helps entrepreneurs carry out their dream of starting their own company without putting their family in debt. We also believe in giving locally, not just globally. Every year we are involved with the Gasparilla International Film Festival in which we donate $20,000 which helps Tampa's thriving economy. We are hoping to match that donation this year through Kiva as well.

Check out Kiva's website and stay tuned for more details and we will explain how we need everyone's help to make this a huge success!

Have a Happy New Year!!