Today we have an incredible visual treat from Southern California’s amazingly talented wedding and event planner Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events, and the team at Wildflower Linen. Kristin designed this beautiful summertime wedding to let vintage glamor meet modern style in order to create a lush, intimate and over-the-top gorgeous wedding!
Guests arrived at this rich red jewel toned ceremony at the Hotel Bel Air and were welcomed by the Voodoo Lounge Quartet playing as they entered. Walnut Chiavari chairs with champagne taffeta cushions filled the lawn, yarmulkes were offered from a small table filled with flowers, the curved aisle was lined with red petals and sheppards hooks holding cages of moss and burgundy amaranths, and the chuppah, which contained a red glass chandelier hanging in its center, was completely covered with stunning red florals by Empty Vase.
After the ceremony there was an outdoor cocktail hour with soft champagne florals and decor, and then guests entered the ballroom through a draped entry hung with chandeliers, and saw a room transformed into a vintage inspired masterpiece! The color palette of pewter and white created a sparkling atmosphere for the whole reception. The entire room was draped in soft pewter fabric, and a luxurious lounge area gave the guests space to relax, watch the action on the dance floor and enjoy the 9 piece band, The James Gang, play throughout the night. I absolutely love the addition of the framed mirror hanging over the draped wall, adding to the vintage vibe in such a creative and modern way!
The tabletops were decorated with mercury glass votives and one of three centerpieces; tall white cascading Phalaenopsis orchids in antiqued mirror urns, low white florals overflowing from mirrored boxes, or tall silver vessels exploding with white ostrich feathers. Wow! Each place setting featured antique pewter chargers, printed menus and satin silver napkins with either a flower embellishment or a rhinestone napkin ring. A white fondant cake from The Cake Divas was decorated with silver details, topped with ruby flowers and displayed on an antique silver cake platform. Not a single detail was left untouched, such thoughtful and exquisite design, and hard work done by all the vendors!
What an absolute dream of a wedding! Thank you so much to the lovely couple, and to Kristin Banta, Wildflower Linen and all the professionals involved for sharing your beautiful work with us! Inspirational doesn’t begin to describe it!
Wedding Planner: Kristin Banta Events
Photographer: David Michael Photography
Ceremony and Reception site: Hotel Bel Air
Catering: Hotel Bel Air
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Flowers: Empty Vase
Cake: Cake Divas
Invitations: Black Ink
Videographer: Manifest Videography
Live Music: Voodoo Lounge Quartet and James Gang Band courtesy of West Coast Music
Wedding Dress: Les Habitudes
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Specialty Rentals & Draping: Revelry, Inc.Stage: Classic Party Rentals
Chargers: Town & Country Party Rentals
Chairs: Chiavari Chair Rentals and Chameleon Chair
Dove Release: White Dove Release