MDP Events is a wedding planning service based in Sarasota, Florida. Owner Lauren Gertz is passionate about her work. Whether you’re planning a large celebration or an intimate sunrise ceremony on the beach, Lauren has the talent and experience you require. Her approach is designed to honor your unique style and story. She is as encouraging as she is meticulous. Lauren will champion your vision and attend to the details so that you can spend more time enjoying the buildup to your big day.
MDP Events can help you design, plan, and manage your shower, rehearsal, ceremony, and reception. Lauren offers full planning, partial planning, and month-of coordination services. She can provide budget analysis, offer vendor referrals, create timelines and to-do-lists, and more. Lauren can’t wait to meet you and discuss what she can do for you.
6 Reviews for MDP Events
Recommended by 100% of couples
Alison · Married on 01/07/2020
From start to finish Lauren so warmly and calmly guided us through what seemed like an overwhelming endeavor. Lauren is an expert at what she does and because of that our wedding day was a beautiful vision come to life! I know it takes a village to pull off a wedding, but she was the shining beacon guiding everyone through it, especially on the day of, and that did not go unnoticed. I also want to thank her for calming me down and working so quickly, all with a sense of humor when I rushed into the venue with a stained train! Not all hero’s wear capes, as they say ☺ Thank you again from the bottom of our heartsSent on 01/30/2021
Denise · Married on 12/08/2020
A detail master
She made perfection happen! Lauren was a smiling, receptive, and professional guiding force since we first met her. She was fantastic – so organized and helpful. She did not disappoint! From the inception, she was attentive to our needs and timely in her responses to us. Never did we see her without a smile, and her patience is to be commended, as well as her knowledge of the industry. She truly went above and beyond She is a detail master, and we couldn’t be happier!Sent on 02/04/2021
Briana · Married on 09/09/2020
Absolute Dream to Work With
Lauren's attention to detail, timeliness, and creative input made this entire process SO easy and seamless – I literally couldn’t have done it without her. I have told anybody that has asked, “What’s your event coordinator like?” – “She is an ABSOLUTE DREAM!” Our wedding is something we will always remember and we were lucky to have her with us along the way! Spot on in EVERY way with EVERY detail! She is the best!Sent on 01/30/2021
Team of MDP Events
Owner & Lead Event Planner
Lauren Gertz has a strong passion for all things weddings and events. She grew up in Rhode Island and has now made Sarasota home. Growing up, she always loved planning, organizing, and detailing events, especially weddings. She found her niche working in Newport, RI many years ago for an event planning company and realized it was her dream career. She was working in the Boston Seaport for four years executing all styles of events prior to moving south.
"MDP Events was born in 2020 out of a passion for the industry as well as a drive to bring others joy through events and celebrations. I opened MDP Events in honor of my best friend Margaretta Dundon Potter who shared the same obsession and love for weddings that I do. I want to create the "Most Divine Productions" in honor of Maggie, but most importantly for each client. I've had the honor to plan countless events and I’ve learned how to make each unique vision come to life, while my clients enjoy the planning journey stress-free."
-Lauren Gertz | Certified Wedding & Event Planner