Our Promise

MDP Events works meticulously to make sure every detail is as you desire. Curating the most divine productions for any occasion - from engagement and birthday parties to showers and fundraisers, we create and orchestrate your dream event! 

Specializing in weddings, MDP coordinates a celebration that tells your story and is completely customized. Our team helps to organize your event from start to finish ensuring the planning process is entirely stress-free.

Let's bring your special day to life as you blissfully enjoy each moment.

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Limelight Photography

Zac Wolf Photography


Meet the owner

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


"Lauren was fabulous to work with. She made me feel like I was the only bride she had!"
-Julia W, 2019 Bride


"Lauren's attention to detail, timeliness, and creative input made this entire process SO easy and seamless,I have told anybody that has asked, “What’s your event coordinator like?” – “She is an ABSOLUTE DREAM!” Lauren and her team handled everything, and I am eternally grateful because it was genuinely the best weekend of my life."

-Briana P, 2019 Bride


"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. Nothing was out of place and it was exactly how I imagined it would look."

-Alison G, 2019 Bride


"She was so easy to work with and made the whole planning process stress free. All things were top notch! Her professionalism, warmth, attention to detail and good taste added volumes to our evening and the whole planning process. Spot on in EVERY way with EVERY detail! She is the best!

-Miriam A, 2019 Bride


Rachel Elliot Photos