Watch Top Wedding Planner and Designer Kristin Banta in The Ring Leader on Bravo!

February 9, 2012 | editorial team

Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events, the fabulous LA wedding planner and designer, Junebug member, and dear friend of ours, is such a rock star that she has her very own reality TV special coming up on Bravo! “The Wedding Party” will premiere this Monday, May 14th, 8pm/11pm ET/PT, following along with Kristin as she produces an incredible wedding for one special couple. You better believe that the whole Junebug team has it etched in stone on our calendars!

celebrity wedding planner and event designer Kristin Banta, in Bravo TV's The Ring Leader

Knowing Kristin and having published a number of her events over the years, I have gotten to peek behind the scenes at the planning, organizing and artistic visualizing that Kristin and her team devote to every wedding – it’s truly remarkable! Her design sense is like no other. She creates events that are as visually spectacular as they are thoughtful, personal and meaningful. No detail is left undone, and every moment is considered from the guests’ point of view to be sure the whole experience of the wedding day is seamless.

To get ready for the big show this Monday, take a look back at some of the Kristin Banta events we’ve showcased on Junebug, and if you’re a Twitterer, follow along with us during the show (@junebugweddings) and let Kristin and Bravo know what you think! Don’t forget to use the hash tag #TheRingLeader, and Tweet it up with the people involved – @KristinBanta, @BravoTV, @BravoAndy and @BravoPR.

At this beautiful wedding at the Hotel Bel Air (below), Kristin brought together vintage glamour and modern style in the must lush and elegant way. See the full event here…

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


Sunny summer yellow balanced dramatic black and white at this couple’s elegant California garden wedding. See the full event here…

whimsical yellow, black and white wedding produced and designed by Kristin Banta Events, photos by Memories by Michael
(Photo by Memories by Michael)


Inspired by the exotica of old-world sea ports, Kristin combined nautical and gypsy traveler elements, with a navy, cinnamon and orange color palette to create a fantasy-filled environment for this wedding at Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs. See the full event here…

wedding decor inspired by exotic old-world nautical ports and gypsy travelers, event design, planning and production by Kristin Banta Events, photos by Miki & Sonja
(Photo by Miki & Sonja)


To create an ultra-stylish and outrageously fun beach wedding at the Four Seasons Resort in Santa Barbara, California, Kristin and her crew made sure the guests were constantly entertained. See the full event here…

santa barbara california beach real wedding at the four seasons resort, images by robert evans studios inc.
(Photo by Robert Evans Studios)


We have another gorgeous wedding from Kristin Banta Events coming up in the next couple of weeks, so stay tuned for more!

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  1. Wow!So great!I love her design!

  2. Just saw an episode with the blue cranes, 4 room venue yeas brought to tears it was  Amazing!!!!   I live in a small town 45 min south st Louis and am a beginner wedding planner

    You are awesome

  3. Omg I am loving your talent! I am going to get married this November and have no idea what I am going to do. My budget is small and living in the Los Angeles has left me with little to no options. Being creative is not my forte. I was so sure I knew what theme I wanted to go with but now it seems impossible and I am scared to put a wedding together at this point. I would be so grateful for a wedding planning overhaul.

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