Feathers and Fabulousness at the Roosevelt

Jasmine and Bernard came to me after being referred to me by the Roosevelt Hotel. I had done a fabulous Gatsby wedding there and it was featured in their catalogue. Jasmine saw the picture and said that is my wedding … Continue reading

The Great Gatsby, the Video

 

When my clients and I spoke to Cathy Steffan of Parallel Media, We knew she was the one to capture Sam and Ashan’s beautiful wedding. This was their one wedding and they wanted to experience every detail of the day, include the set up, every moment from beginning to end.

We had a production meeting at the Hollywood Roosevelt a month before to go every detail so we left no stone unturned, and every vendor were sure of every single item on the timeline.  We chose to have 3 cameras. One would always remain in the ballroom to capture every moment of the set up from beginning to end. The other 2 cameras would capture Sam and Ashan as they spent hours taking pictures all over the hotel, first by themselves and later with their family. It was a production and it was a beautiful day.

Enjoy their beautiful day!

Thank you Cathy for insuring that Sam and Ashan got experience every moment of their miraculous day.

 

www.parallelmediaproductions.com

 

Beautiful Wedding at the Langham

I had met my clients at the Langham for our first meeting back in April of this year. I could tell right away they were a couple of fantastic taste. It was fortunate when we did that first walk through, … Continue reading

Hollywood at The Oviatt

Julia and David got married this past mat at the Oviatt. They had got engaged in Paris so they wanted elements of their engagement and Paris as part of their wedding. The Oviatt Penthouse under the night sky of Los … Continue reading

Same Sex Wedding at The Beverly Wilshire

_MG_5307I met these two wonderful gentleman in March of last year. (Their names and faces I am leaving out for privacy reasons) They wanted to have a wedding close to their home in Beverly Hills. I set to work to find a venue that would speak to them. After about 14 venues as they wanted to keep their options open, we went back to one of our first visits and our first choice. The Beverly Wilshire had everything they wanted, an outside ceremony location overlooking Rodeo Drive and a lovely ballroom for their 1940s wedding reception. My clients are big music lovers and love all the standards like Cole Porter and Girshwin so we had a jazz band and singer to play the standards while people dined on the best of the best and drank fine wines.

The room is very art deco so we chose to have an all red rose reception and it looked stunning. The color was beautiful against the gold tones of the room.

My clients loved the palm trees of Beverly Hills and it became a theme and tied in the décor from the save the dates, invites, menus and the beautiful cake.

The day came and my clients were calm as I had prepared them well for the big day and the fabulous upgrade to a larger suite was icing on the cake. As the day went on and listening to the speeches, I was moved as I came to know what a huge advocate they both are for gay rights in hearing their friends speak so highly of them.

One of my fave teams http://www.peardoncarillophotography.com took all the wonderful photographs of the day.

Butterfly Florals did the all fabulous arrangements.

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Pacific Event Lighting created the 1940s lounge mood.

Pacific Event Lighting created the 1940s lounge mood.

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The Butter End Bakery made the wonderful cake and tied in the palm trees.

The Butter End Bakery made the wonderful cake and tied in the palm trees.

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My team created the twin palms in their wedding suite as a surprise.

My team created the twin palms in their wedding suite as a surprise.

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Romance at the Four Seasons. The Video

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Special Thank you to Charles Lauren Films for capturing the love of Bri and Aaron this past June at the Four Seasons. Just relived the beautiful day of Bri and Aaron and their families.

Yes the was classic beauty with beautiful orchids everywhere. What a stunning wedding!

Congratulations Bri and Aaron!!!

Videography http://www.charleslauren.com

The Great Gatsby Wedding

IMG_9483_MG_2966Sam and Ashan were married July 26th at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. This was truly one of my favorite weddings. I met these 2 amazing gentlemen at a gay wedding show last year. They wanted a planner to whom they could relate to and get to know not just as their planner but as a friend whom they could trust. Ashan wanted a regal wedding. He had been planning his dream wedding since he was a little boy and it meant to him that his planner did not steer him away from his designs or ideas but only enhance them. I gave them a couple of venue ideas that would support his dream wedding. The second one, the Roosevelt was a hit and it certainly helped that it was set up for a wedding that day. 3 days later on Christmas Day, Sam and Ashan saw the Great Gatsby and it was full steam ahead with planning the Gatsby Wedding of the millennium. We booked the venue, then hired http://www.pcweddingphoto.com to capture the day. One by one the rest of the vendors followed suit.  Ashan wanted white feathers to the ceiling. He drew out a beautiful feather alter that was his vision for where he wanted to get married. http://www.butterflyfloralanddesign.com captured what he wanted perfectly. pearls cascaded not only from the alter but the centerpieces as well. We wanted everything to be authentic to the time period from linens, the white coats that we bought for the servers, the flapper girls, cigarette trays, the gorgeous sequined linens, to the fabulous band http://www.bigluckyband.com. We put together a pro team of over 25 vendors to create this magical Gatsby affair where all the guests were so excited, they dressed authentic to the period. It was a production and it was important to me that my clients were comfortable and happy with every decision and choice. We had a production meeting a month before the big day to go over every detail of the timeline of the day and every design element. This made a huge difference in the planning and every vendor on the same page.

 

The day came and every vendor was in complete partnership. Sam and Ashan got to enjoy their 5 hour photo shoot before the ceremony between popping into the ballroom to see how spectacular everything looked and practicing their first dance. They both put their hearts in to planning this extraordinary day not only for themselves but their family and friends. It was day that all of us will remember. _MG_2411 _MG_2446_MG_2499_MG_2527_MG_2678 _MG_2683_C5A9539_C5A9457_C5A9844_C5A9851 _C5A9880  _C5A0583_C5A9885_C5A9887_MG_2983_MG_3203_C5A0130_MG_3381IMG_9409IMG_9471IMG_9494_MG_2980_MG_2974_MG_2983_MG_2973_MG_2678_MG_3479

Classic Elegance at the Four Seasons

I met Brittany in March at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. Although it was raining quite hard. I could imagine what she wanted for her wedding. Many girls have dreamt and visualize a white wedding. They want classic romance, elegant and beautiful. Brittany needed a planner that would take what she wanted and make it happen.

She had told me Matt of http://www.linandjirsa.com were signed on for photography. I was happy as I worked with them before and they always do a great job. Charles Lauren Films were slated for Videography. A team that always do a great job as well.

Enter Vinnie of Flowers in Beverly Hills. He had worked with Brittany’s family for years and knew exactly what Brittany was looking for in the romantic look he created for her. The centerpieces were gorgeous and he did a stunning job with all the details from the amazing chuppah, to every arrangement, and bouquet. Orchids were dripping from each centerpiece.

With plenty of friends, Brittany and her dashing husband Aaron had 11 groomsmen and 12 bridesmaids. The family and wedding party stood for Brittany and Aaron under the beautiful chuppah as they spoke their vows.

One vendor that we were all excited by was the band from Bob Gail. The grand entrance was to Marry Me by Bruno Mars, then the couple danced to Maybe I’m Amazed by McCartney. It was beautiful. Afterward the band rocked the dance floor. The guests did not want to stop dancing as all were having a blast.

After dinner, I had suggested to Brittany to a dessert bar vs a plated dessert. She loved the idea as it would also create more time for dancing for those who wanted to dance. The guests would feast on donuts, cookies, gelato and chocolate covered strawberries. There was plenty and all the guests got to have some of everything.

It was a beautiful fun wedding. We completed the night with Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” The guests formed a circle around both families as they hugged each other in celebration of uniting their families and the marriage of Brittany and Aaron.

Planning http://www.nataliesoferweddingsandevents.com

Venue http://www.fourseasons.com/LosAngeles

Photography http://www.linandjirsa.com

Videography http://www.charleslauren.com

Band http://www.bobgail.com

Florals http://www.facebook.com/FlowersinBH

Lighting http://www.dashingevents.com

Rentals http://www.cmcpartyrentals.com

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