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WEDDING BLOG

Vintage Meets Modern Wedding Design by Kristin Banta Events

January 26, 2010 | admin

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!

Luxurious vintage meets modern, red jewel tone wedding ceremony designed by Kristin Banta Events, images by David Michael Photography

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.

Luxurious vintage meets modern, red jewel tone wedding ceremony designed by Kristin Banta Events, images by David Michael Photography

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!

Luxurious vintage meets modern, silver and white Hotel Bel Air wedding reception designed by Kristin Banta Events, images by David Michael Photography

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!

Luxurious vintage meets modern, silver and white Hotel Bel Air wedding reception designed by Kristin Banta Events, images by David Michael Photography

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

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14 Comments

  1. The flower canopy is beyond gorgeous and the lounge spaces are totally inspired!

  2. WOW – beautiful… I love the Empty Vase. They are always outrageously over the top.

  3. The chandeliers are gorgeous. What a dramatic choice, in red even!

  4. OMG ! simply beautiful ! elegant, sexy amazin

  5. The pictures are gorgeous but does not do the actual beauty of being there in the moment justice. So proud to be part of your wedding Deekla & Johnathon~ Xoxo, Thuhang

  6. Amazing that your special day got published. The pix are amazing and the event was just breathtaking.

  7. Considering this was my wedding I think it was amazing but all the credit is owed to Kristin as she exceeded both mine and Deekla’s expectations!

  8. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!In my life I have never seen more splendor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. I have never seen anything like that chuppah! Wow, stunning!

  10. Wow… that’s one great rabbi you’ve got in the photo! B’shalom, Rabbi Jon Hanish PS Yes, that’s me in the photo

  11. Great setup! We love it!

  12. What a beautiful plan. Thanks for sharing the pictures and information. Annette

  13. What a fabulous decor idea! Stunning outcome! Very similar to a fantastic Vintage Eclectic wedding we just did with mirrors and dark grey fabric! What a gorgeous day, I wish happiness to the Bride and Groom! Alissa http://www.pierpontplace.blogspot.com

  14. LOVE the red! The details of this wedding are just all sorts of wonderful, but the images speak for themselves. Good job to all involved and congrats to the lucky couple!

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