Break out the champagne! Some of Le Bilboquet’s best tied the knot this summer: General Manager Dobi Trendafilova to colleague Jean-Baptiste Parvais, and Maitre d’ Martin Martinov to the lovely Vaneli Bojkova.
Dobi and JP were betrothed in Rome, Italy, and Martin and Vaneli were united in Balchik, Bulgaria. Returning home for the season, Martin and Vaneli celebrated with friends and family with a reception at The Colony Hotel.
Guests included: Philippe Delgrange, Dobi & Jean-Baptiste Parvias, Tiffany & Simon Isaacs, David Rothschild, Richard Rothschild, Andrew & Steven LaRochelle, Adam Platz, Amanda & Tony Cummings, Dayna Hardin & Ken Bernardo, Danielle Rollins & Tom D’Agostino, Yaz & Valentin Hernandez, Maribel Alvarez, Nick Mele, and others.
Martinoy tells PALMER how the special day came to be.
How did you meet?
“The short explanation is a fun set-up by Vaneli’s mom who suggested Vaneli come to Le Bilboquet to meet a fellow Bulgarian ‘by happenstance.’ Let’s just say her mom played matchmaker on both sides and neither of us caught on—but once we met, the rest was history!”
“I took her to the outside courtyard at LoLa41 restaurant at the White Elephant Hotel on Palm Beach.”
How did you pop the question?
“Since early on in our relationship, we love to cook romantic dinners at home. It was nothing out of the ordinary to make a fancy dinner with candles and a romantic setting, but she definitely did not expect the dessert! I had the ring in a covered display and presented it as a surprise dessert …. Well, it worked!”
Where/when did you get married?
“We had an intimate wedding of just close family at the BlackSeaRama Golf and Villas overlooking the Black Sea in Bulgaria.”
What did you wear?
“I wore a custom made David August Tuxedo. Vaneil wore a Milla Nova gown and custom made veil.”