Invitations from East Six
The team from East Six creates the invitations, which showcase the refined color palette.
Venue: The Hotel Bel-Air
The wedding venue is the famed Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles.
"The couple knew they wanted to plan an outdoor wedding, complete with breathtaking scenery and this elegantly appointed hotel provided the perfect location," Banta says.
As the 230 guests arrive at the ceremony area, adjacent to the hotel's Swan Lake, they are offered cucumber spa water from a gold bar cart accented with vines.
Gold Versailles chairs
Guests are ushered in to the garden, where they were seated on gold Versailles chairs with cream cushions as a string quartet plays modern arrangements from the gazebo.
Rentals are provided by Town and Country Event Rentals with specialty pieces from Casa de Perrin.
Baby's-breath ready to toss
Placed carefully on each seat is a small black bag featuring the couple’s monogram in gold and filled with baby’s-breath for guests to toss post-ceremony.
Floral by Lilla Bello
The aisle features a whimsical pattern composed of cream petals set on the grass leading up to a sophisticated altar, which is set with brushed gold pedestals overflowing with cream florals and greenery and accented by onyx pillar candles.
Seated around the bride and groom at the altar are all members of the bridal party.
Lilla Bello Floral Artistry designed floral.
Linens by Luxe
Following the ceremony, guests are led up to the cocktail area, where they are offered the bride and groom’s signature drinks upon entry--old fashioned cocktails and strawberry mojitos served with black napkins with their monogram in gold.
The patio is set with outdoor lounges and white cushions, high and low cocktail tables draped in textured luxe cream linens, and petite floral arrangements.
Luxe Linen supplied linens.
Chandeliers with garlands
Overhead, vineyard chandeliers are hung wrapped with lush green garlands.
Guests retrieve their escort cards from a long table adorned with a textured cream linen and set with a series of gold plateau-style stands draped in blush and cream florals and vines.
Another view of escort cards
Old fashioneds with music
Close-up on old fashioneds with monogrammed napkins.
A solo guitarist/vocalist plays singer-songwriter selections while guests enjoy tray-passed hors d'oeuvre and drinks as well as a full open bar.
Elan Artists provided musicians.
Guests are then invited to the lawn for a decadent dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering as sounds from a lively five-piece jazz group filled the air.
They take their seats at gold Versailles chairs with white cushions placed at two long feasting tables draped in textured cream luxe linens and set with wineglasses and cut-crystal water glasses, stacked gold-rimmed glass chargers and gold-rim china dinner plates.
Perfectly placed in the well of each charger is a round gold foil menu topped with a cream Swiss dot patterned napkin folded into squares and tied like a present, with a dramatic voluminous black bow.
A long view.
The tables are accented with cream florals and lush greenery, sparkling votives and hung overhead is a series of vineyard chandeliers overgrown with greenery. Each long table is divided into sections that feature a table number illustrated on handmade paper with gold-foil scrollwork.
Catering by Wolfgang Puck
A pretty plate from Wolfgang Puck.
A gorgeous salmon entree.
Lighting from The Lighter Side
Ready for the after-party
As the sun sets, guests are invited into the ballroom after-party, which is accompanied by an nine-piece dance band.
Lounging at the after-party
Cream linen lounge vignettes along with high cocktail tables draped in textured cream linens surround the dance floor, and guests are able to visit a custom gelato bar throughout the night.
Cakes from Fantasy Frostings
A series of cakes with gold-painted detailing from Fantasy Frostings is displayed and served from wrought iron console tables
The adjoining bar remains open all evening.
An elegant silhouette topper.