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Weddings Through The Decades

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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mr C Hotel Beverly Hills

Mr C Hotel Beverly Hills  
Jennifer Cohen – Director of Events
1224 Beverwil Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-277-2800
jcohen@mrchotels.com
www.mrchotels.com

Mr C Hotel Beverly Hills

THE EXPERIENCE:

Please join us on a voyage to Cipriani Hotel’s fourth-generation family-owned Mr. C Hotel.  Once onsite you will be whisked away to the Italian Riviera where Bellinis flow freely and resort wear is preferred.  An enticing Mediterranean buffet will be hosted under the chandeliers of the Starlight Ballroom with 360 degree views which capture the beauty and landscape of Los Angeles at its finest!

Bon Voyage for a remarkable afternoon of sipping bellinis, savoring Italian pizzas, and enhancing your business under the warm Southern California sun!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

11:00 AM Registration & Hors d’ Ouevres
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Speaker Presentation
2:00 PM “Face to Face” – a time to connect, meet and share ideas and enjoy a dessert & gelato!

Driving Directions: Click Here

REGISTRATION INFORMATION & COST

Members
Through July 5, 2012: $35
After July 5, 2012: $45

Non-Members
Through July 5, 2012: $75
After July 5, 2012: $85

PROGRAM:

Weddings through the Decades
Does what happened in 1960 matter to how you design a wedding today? You bet it does! Come along for the ride as Hillary Harris takes you on a lively journey of weddings throughout the decades and how they were shaped by popular culture of the time. You’ll not only see where today’s trends began, but you will leave with an understanding of, and a deeper connection to, the wonderful world of being a wedding professional!

In This Session You Will:

Get an understanding of where wedding design has been,
and where it is headed

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Learn how popular culture affects weddings and how that relates to what you do

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Leave with a broad view of this industry and a deeper connection to it that will give you the edge you need to set yourself apart.

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hillary harris

Hilary Harris
818.954.2652
wbsfspecialevents@warnerbros.com
www.warnerbros.com

As Executive Director of Warner Bros. Studios Special Events since 1988, Hillary Harris designs and produces more than 250 weddings and events both on the Burbank lot and at outside venues.

Clients range from large corporations such as Lexus and Mercedes-Benz to non-profit organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Environmental Media Awards. In addition, Harris also produces many events for private individuals who have always dreamed of a Hollywood wedding, bar mitzvah, anniversary or special birthday. And of course, she produces myriad entertainment events from film premieres and awards to celebrity bashes.

Harris is an inductee to the BizBash Hall of Fame, winner of five BizBash Style Awards, one Special Events Magazine Gala Awards and in 2012 was named by BizBash as an Industry Innovator and won the 2012 Event Solutions Spotlight Award for Best Event Venue. She is a popular speaker at many industry events on how Hollywood and pop culture influence events, and her blog, www.hillonhollywood.com documents many of these style trends.

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

Venue/Catering
Jennifer Cohen – Director of Events
1224 Beverwil Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-277-2800
jcohen@mrchotels.com
www.mrchotels.com

Linen
La Tavola Linen
Lori Chavez
9859 S. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly hills, ca 90212
310.286.1333
lori@latavolalinen.com
www.latavolalinen.com

Furniture & Décor
Rrivre Works
Rrivre Davies
1957 East Vernon Avenue
Los Angeles , CA 90058
(323) 985-4229
Rrivre@rrivreworks.com
www.rrivreworks.com

Photography
Matt Haines Photography
Matt Haines
7463 Jackson St
Ventura, CA 93003
805-659-1398
matt@matthainesphotography.com
www.matthainesphotography.com

Videographer
Godfather Films
John Goolsby
800.495.5530
John@GodfatherFilms.com
www.GodfatherFilms.com

DJ/Entertainment
VOX DJs
KC Campbell
500 S Sepulveda Blvd Ste 211
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
310.372.2222
kc@voxdjs.com
www.voxdjs.com

Jeannine Frank
Frank Entertainment & Speakers
PO Box 49283
Los Angeles, CA 90049
310.476.6735
Jeannine@FrankEntertainment.com
www.frankentertainment.com

Invitations
Blue Magpie
Jeannine Pao Brown
159 McKinley Place
Monrovia, CA 91016
626-249-4343
Jeannine@bluemagpieinvitations.com
www.bluemagpieinvitations.com

Florist
Butterfly floral & event design
Inna Savluk
7305 W.Sunset Blvd.,
Los Angeles, CA 90046
tel:
323-882-8400
inna@butterflyfloral.net
www.butterflyfloraldesign.com

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A Very Special Thanks to our Co-Chairs:

Michelle Nowak
Event Produce
Good Gracious! Events
323-954-2277
michelle@goodgraciousevents.com
www.goodgraciousevents.com

After years of producing national events from a West Coast base she found a home at Good Gracious! Events. Here she’s been able to bring her own event style to life. With years in the event industry and long-standing relationships built with creative partners, she knows the key to making both social and corporate events run flawless is to listen, then exceed expectations!

Sarah Kern Possick
Event Manager
Events with Distinction
415-786-0233
sarah@eventsofdistinction.com
www.eventsofdistinction.com

As a professionally trained event planner through California State University East Bay’s accredited program Sarah pursues her true passion in life: creating beautifully appointed events that surpass the hopes or desires of her clients!    A graduate of the University of Southern California with nine years of courtroom experience as an attorney, Sarah offers the unique combination of detail management and creativity necessary to meticulously execute show-stopping events.

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RoK Events and The Wedding Party

RoK Logo

Ryan Kirk is an expert at assembling a team of energetic, professional, and dedicated staff members who can turn any gathering into a memorable experience; and that’s exactly what he did for The Wedding Party viewing party at Unici Casa. RoK Events handles everything from intimate dinner parties to large-scale trade shows and corporate galas. No job is too big or too small, and each one is expertly tailored to the client.

unici casa the wedding party

unici casa the wedding party

unici casa the wedding party

RoK Events is a one-stop shop, providing chefs, food servers, bartenders, all support staff, and through their vendor relationships, catering, valet, rentals, decorations, special attractions, and performers. The company lives by my mantra: Take care of every single detail and make it all look seamless. That means you’ll have a worry-free time and your guests will get the royal treatment.

As founder of the successful staffing company, GrooveCrewLA, and with more than 15 years in catering, Ryan has found what makes an event really come to life: An amazing event starts with an experienced, well-trained and personable staff. To keep it all humming along, he plays a very hands-on role at RoK Events, personally helping prepare or oversee your weddings, graduation parties, company dinners, awards ceremonies, and film premieres. Thanks Ryan!

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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Revelry Event Designers on Style Me Pretty via Mindy Weiss

This Ojai Valley Inn wedding by Mindy Weiss Party Consultants was so romantic and simply divine! Revelry Event Designers loved working in Ojai and we’re thrilled to be featured on the fabulous Style Me Pretty! For the full story and more photos by the amazing Yvette Roman, click here.

revelry event designers mindy weiss ojai valley wedding

revelry event designers mindy weiss ojai valley wedding

Wedding Photography: Yvette Roman Photography
Wedding Venue: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa in Ojai, California
Wedding Planning: Mindy Weiss Party Consultants
Floral Design: Mark’s Garden
Event Design: Revelry Event Designers
Wedding Cinematography: Vidicam Productions
Lighting: Peterson Event Lighting
Band: West Coast Music
Wedding Dress: Carolina Herrera
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Vera Wang
Groom’s Suit: Armani
Groom’s Shoes: Magnanni
Rings:Neil Lane

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Classic Party Rentals and The Wedding Party

classic party rentals

With more than 25 years of experience, Classic Party Rentals is the nation’s leading full service event rental company, earning a number-one ranking by the Zagat Survey and multiple Special Events Gala Awards. In June of 2006, Classic acquired Prime Event Group to further expand an already diverse portfolio of specialized event rental divisions. Classic had already purchased Aztec Tents & Events’ rental division in 2005, one of the nation’s premier tent rental companies. Classic went on to purchase Ducky-Bob’s Party & Tent Rentals and Abbey Event Services.

Classic now has a presence in numerous national locations in various U.S. cities, which stretches from the Pacific to Atlantic Oceans. From Unique Table Top Rentals to Classic Tents, Classic Party Rentals’ network of national offices provides event planners with everything from fine plateware and linens to custom tents and extravagant semi-permanent structures. Classic’s network of locations includes Southern California offices and warehouses in El Segundo, Culver City, Orange County, San Diego and Palm Desert: Northern California offices and warehouses in San Francisco, Modesto and Sacramento; Tri-Rentals locations in Phoenix, Arizona and Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Ducky-Bob’s Party & Tent Rentals in Dallas, Texas. In addition, Classic Tents, Prime Event Group and Unique Tabletop Rentals service the nationwide rental market.

classic party rentals and the wedding party

classic party rentals and the wedding party

classic party rentals and the wedding party

classic party rentals and the wedding party

classic party rentals and the wedding party

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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Haute Tea with E Partner: Classic Party Rentals and Leticia Ortega

Classic Party Rentals can be found helping to make almost every major event outstanding. They have numerous locations throughout the country, and offer a vast inventory of tables, chairs, fine china, high-end flatware, specialty linens, centerpieces, tents, canopies and more. They’re ranked number one by the esteemed Zagat Survey as the “highest rated of the major party rental sources” for best equipment and services in addition to winning Rental Company of the Year multiple times at the Event Solutions Spotlight Awards. That’s only a couple reasons why they’re called upon time and again to help create incredible events and that’s why we wanted them to help us out with Eddie Zaratsian‘s famous Tea with E event on Tuesday, April 17th at the Restoration Hardware Gallery on Beverly Boulevard. Leticia Ortega, an Event Consultant at Classic Party Rentals, helped us create an amazing and unforgettable event. Thank you Leticia!

johanna martin and leticia ortega at tea with e 2012

Johanna Martin and Leticia Ortega

Photo by Kris Kan

tea with e 2012

tea with e 2012

tea with e 2012

Photos by Marianne Lozano

Host: Eddie Zaratsian

Host: Restoration Hardware

Coordination and Host: Rayce PR and Marketing

Lighting: Lonnie Thompson, Images by Lighting

Entertainment: Brandi Smith & Jason Foster of The Society Band

Sound: Spenser Bishop of MixOne Sound

Event Design Florals: Eddie Zaratsian Fresh Floral Boutique

Photography: Marianne Lozano

Photography (Arrivals): Kris Kan

Venue: Restoration Hardware Gallery — Beverly Boulevard

Catering: Divine Catering

Tea Time Tini’s: Divine Catering

Videography: Cean One Films

Pastries: Rafi’s Pastries

Invitations and Paper Goods: Copper Willow Paper Studio

Linens: Wildflower Linen

Gray Carpet Arrivals and Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Gifts: Jo Malone

Gifts: Azature Chocolates

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Hire Elegance and The Wedding Party

hire elegance

Hire Elegance brought their fabulous modern and elegant furniture to The Wedding Party viewing party at Unici Casa. We love their white leather tufted sofas and ottomans, the ornate chairs, silver cut-out tables, white studded bar stools and silver cocktail tables. It all worked perfectly with Unici Casa‘s luxurious modern vibe.

Hire Elegance a specialized event furniture hire company in California. They have the largest selection of colors finishes and sizes allowing you an array of options to design and enhance the most amazing events. Their specially selected European collection has been assembled for the events industry, awards ceremonies, charity events, weddings, Bar and Bat mitzvah, and birthdays. Thank you Hire Elegance!

 

hire elegance and the wedding party at unici casa

hire elegance and the wedding party at unici casa

hire elegance and the wedding party at unici casa

hire elegance and the wedding party at unici casa

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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The Lighter Side and The Wedding Party

the lighter side

The Lighter Side designs and installs lighting for all special events including weddings, private parties, special occasions, corporate fundraisers and entertainment industry affairs; both domestically and internationally. The Lighter Side provides top-notch personal service, excellent attention to detail and they have a modern and elegant style.

Lighting is such an integral part of event design and we’re so happy with The Lighter Side and their work on The Wedding Party viewing party at Unici Casa.

the lighter side lighting and the wedding party at unici casa

the lighter side lighting and the wedding party at unici casa

the lighter side lighting and the wedding party at unici casa

the lighter side lighting and the wedding party at unici casa

the lighter side lighting and the wedding party at unici casa

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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Flaming Flowers Productions and The Wedding Party

 

flaming flower productions logo

Flaming Flower Productions, Inc., run by Justin Howard (a.k.a. the Flaming Florist), creates bold, unforgettable floral arrangements and boasts a pretty impressive client list that includes Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, Kimora Simmons, Ryan Seacrest, Ron Howard, The Osbourne’s, Rob Reiner, Quincy Jones and many more.

We were happy to have Flaming Flower Productions, Inc. add some flaming flower power to The Wedding Party viewing party at Unici Casa. Thanks Justin!

flaming flower productions and the wedding party

flaming flower productions and the wedding party

flaming flower productions and the wedding party

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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I Do Films Captures Engage!12 at Mandarin Oriental

I Do films is a  boutique studio with a new approach to wedding cinematography. They combine the glamour and nostalgia of vintage 8mm film with the contemporary look and feel of high-definition to create distinctive wedding films that set them apart from typical wedding and event videographers. Their goal is to offer more style and artistry to brides and grooms everywhere.

Twice a year they attend Engage! The Luxury Wedding Business Summit, and this week the first 2012 event is taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas. Engage! brings together the wedding industry’s key influencers and thought leaders from around the globe to exchange ideas, network and be inspired to take their businesses to the next level of success. This year they were asked to film the conference.

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Popcorn Palace and The Wedding Party

popcorn palace

Popcorn Palace was born over 15 years ago with just 2 flavors: Brown Sugar Caramel and Cheddarific. Popcorn Palace has expanded to 27 delicious flavors and they’ve perfected the art of combining chocolate and popcorn. Their Milk Chocolate Drizzle has become a holiday staple in homes and offices nationwide.

Once you find your favorite Popcorn Palace flavor, you’re gonna want to stock up. They make it easy by offering Divine Bags, one-gallon bags of pure, popped heaven for whenever you get the munchies. If you can’t decide on just one fabulous flavor, you can create your own tin, which comes in various sizes and tin designs. They make a great gifts too! Thank you Popcorn Palace for bringing these adorable and delicious favors to the Kristin Banta viewing party for The Wedding Party!

popcorn palace and the wedding party

popcorn palace and the wedding party

popcorn palace and the wedding party

The Popcorn Palace 27 Flavor Breakdown:

Supreme
Deep Chocolate
Macadamia Magic
Cookies & Dream
Wild Blueberry
Nutty Caramel
Cheese-Caramel
Pecan Praline

Sweet
Coconut Cloud Nine
Brown Sugar Caramel
Cinnamon Sin
Fruit Rainbow
Kettle Corn
Chicago Chic (Brown Sugar Caramel/Cheddarific) mix)
French Caramel
Sesame Ginger

Savory
Cheddarific
Pink Peppercorn
Currycopia
Better Salt ‘n Pepper
White Cheddar
Cheddar Ranch
Jalapeno
Chipotle Cheese
Spicy Cheese

Simple
Softly Salted
Buttery
Salt-free

 

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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Cool Haus and The Wedding Party

cool haus ice cream sandwiches

kristin banta and the wedding party with cool haus

Former architect, Natasha Case and real estate developer Freya Estreller are “farchitecture” pioneers. (That’s food + architecture in case you didn’t know). In 2008, Natasha and Freya decided to trade in their former careers for something a little…cooler. They named their new business on wheels Cool Haus after Dutch architect Rem Koolhaus and the idea is that ice cream and cookie lovers design their own sandwich by choosing from six cookie foundations and 25 ice cream flavors with names like Frank Berry and Mies Vanilla Rohe. The delicious ice cream sandwiches are wrapped in edible potato paper and printed with soy ink, making the indulgence a little less guilty feeling.

Cool Haus has been so successful, there are now 4 trucks in LA, 2 trucks and 1 cart in NY, 2 trucks in Austin, and 2 trucks in Miami. Not to mention a Cool Haus shop in Culver City at 8588 Washington Blvd. AND sandwiches at Southern California Whole Foods Markets. Not too shabby! These brilliant ladies make it easy to get your cookie and ice cream fix. We doubt you’ll find flavors like butterscotch with rosemary, carrot cake batter, pistachio truffle and root beer float anywhere else. Yum!

To find the Coolhaus truck, check the website’s calendar or go to twitter.com/coolhaus.

kristin banta and the wedding party with cool haus

kristin banta and the wedding party with cool haus

Photos by Justine Ungaro

Justine Ungaro

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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Nothing Bundt Cakes and The Wedding Party

nothing bundt cakes

Dena Tripp and Debra Shwetz began Nothing Bundt Cakes in their home in Las Vegas in 1997. They worked in their home kitchens, making cake masterpieces out of the purest ingredients, hand-crafted recipes and original decorations. Nothing Bundt Cakes has grown from a small home business into a huge success, simply because Dena and Debra produce amazing products time and time again. Nothing Bundt Cakes now has franchise bakeries all across the U.S! Click here for locations.

We were thrilled to have Nothing Bundt Cakes at The Wedding Party Viewing Party at Unici Casa and they were SO divine! Check out the photos by Justine Ungaro.

nothing bundt cakes at the wedding party

nothing bundt cakes at the wedding party

nothing bundt cakes at the wedding party

nothing bundt cakes at the wedding party

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

 

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Fantasy Frostings and The Wedding Party

fantasy frostings logo

Fantasy Frostings created a lovely dessert table for Kristin Banta‘s The Wedding Party Viewing Party at Unici Casa. They brought along gorgeous cake pops, cookies and other mini delicacies decorated in beautiful pink, light green and white just for the occasion. Dessert bars are a great alternative to the traditional wedding cake and Fantasy Frostings does a fabulous job creating a beautiful and delicious bar! They’ll create a smaller presentation cake, so you can still have the cake-cutting photo opportunity and serve cake to those guests who can’t imagine a wedding without a proper slice of cake.

41 years of creating customized desserts has allowed Fantasy Frostings to offer a large variety of specialty items. They also create custom items based on your favorite family recipes for weddings, corporate events, birthdays, baby and wedding showers, red carpet galas and more. Leslie Maynor-Anderson leads a very talented team of cake artisans and will craft a unique cake especially for your personal taste and event.

Fantasy Frostings offers a wide selection of cake flavors that will make it very difficult to choose! New Orleans Spice is a soft, lightly textured cake generously flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves with a gentle splash of brandy before baking. A soft cream mousse drizzled with caramel is the favored filling. Or you might want to try their Lemon Squeeze; A lemon pound cake enhanced with a perky lemon sauce and filled with a tart Lemon Curd alternating with tangy lemonade mousse, or a fresh raspberry and whipped crème. As wonderful as these sound, we’d have to stick with Chocolate Fudge Surprise; Dense, Dark Chocolate layers glorified with dark chocolate mousse and a rich layer of ganache with crushed English toffee. Yum!

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

fantasy frostings and the wedding party at unici casa

 

 

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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Kate Mantilini and The Wedding Party

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We were SO lucky to have The Wedding Party Viewing Party catered by Kate Mantilini! We couldn’t get enough of the delicious sandwiches of smoked roasted turkey, prosciutto de parma, provolone cheese, and lemon basil aioli; and for the vegetarians, Kate Mantilini offered roasted red peppers, provolone cheese, roasted red pepper emulsion, and lemon basil aioli. Both sandwiches were served on fresh, toasted ciabatta bread and they were amazing!

Established in 1987 by Harry Lewis and Marilyn Lewis, Kate Mantilini was an original concept of what was then the Lewis family owned Hamburger Hamlet.  The Lewis family founded Hamburger Hamlet in 1950 until it was sold in 1987.  Prior to 1950, Harry was a contract player with Warner Bros. during the ‘40’s and acted in many films including the classic “Key Largo” with Humphrey Bogart and Edward G Robinson.  When the original Hamburger Hamlet opened on the Sunset Strip, Marilyn waited tables and Harry cooked the burgers.  37 years later and 23 additional restaurants, they sold the Hamlets but kept Kate Mantilini.  The family brought their famous attention to detail, recipe perfection and gracious service to Kate Mantilini and continue to carry on the tradition.  Today, Kate’s is run by sons David, the Executive Chef, and Adam who is in charge of all operations and they adhere to a high standard of quality and service.

2003 brought the second Kate Mantilini in Woodland Hills.  With 42 booths and a gorgeous gardens setting, the feel is traditional and stylish.  The welcoming bar room attracts a diverse crowd, perfect for socializing and watching your favorite game on the wide-screen TV.

Kate Mantilini offers consistent, mouth-watering American roadhouse cuisine that continues to bring back delighted customers, year after year.  “We provide wonderful, American home-cooked meals like (but a lot better than) Mom used to make,” Adam says.

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Michael, Mary FitzGerald and Adam of Kate Mantilini

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kate mantilni

kate mantilni

Photos by Justine Ungaro

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Kate Mantilini Woodland Hills (Photo by Kate Mantilini)

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Kate Mantilini Beverly Hills (Photo by Kate Mantilini)

Kate Mantilini Beverly Hills (Photo by Kate Mantilini)

Kate Mantilini Beverly Hills (Photo by Kate Mantilini)

 

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Premium Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
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Porch Pies and The Wedding Party

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Robyn Poarch grew up in the Deep South, learning how to bake and knowing that one day she would pass down her family’s heirloom recipes to her own children. Robyn spent lots of time with her mother and grandmother, learning how to make a perfect pie crust.

In the late 1990′s, Robyn got married and moved to New York City. She continued to bake pies for dinners, holidays and as gifts for friends. It didn’t take long before she began getting requests…and then orders. Soon Robyn had a small business on her hands and Porch Pies was born!

Today, Robyn lives in L.A. with her family and continues to bake the pies of her southern grandmothers and we’re so happy she does! Porch Pies makes pies that will leave you speechless and smiling: A sweet and delicate Buttermilk Pie, Southern Pecan, Sweet Potato, Chocolate Chess, Coconut Chess, and Lemon Chess. They also make seasonal pies using only the freshest ingredients: Mixed Berry Crumble, Peaches and Cream and Apple Buttermilk. Feeling hungry yet?

Porch Pies baked their famous Sissy Pies for The Wedding Party viewing party at Unici Casa. Enjoy these photos by Justine Ungaro and try not to drool!

porch pies at the wedding party

porch pies at the wedding party

porch pies at the wedding party

porch pies at the wedding party

porch pies at the wedding party

 

The Wedding Party Viewing Party Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Premium Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
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Tallarico Vodka and the Unici Casa Party

 

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Tallarico Vodka was a big hit at the Unici Casa Kristin Banta Party promoting Kristin’s show, The Wedding Party! Owned and operated by Giancarlo Tallarico, a Los Angeles native whose quest for the most exceptional and complex martini prompted him to start his own spirits company. Unlike any other vodka on the market, Tallarico offers a new and distinct flavor profile. Made in America from the perfect blend of common rye and white winter wheat, Tallarico evaporates on the palette, with no astringent aftertaste. The unique nose and great mouth feel makes for a perfect sipping vodka, but also blends well with any mixer. Sold in only the finest restaurants and stores, the seductive packaging and distinct grain recipe attract a sophisticated palette. Tallarico Vodka has been awarded the Triple Gold from MicroLiquor for package, taste and value as well as a Publisher’s Pick in The Tasting Panel magazine. To Love, To Success, To Now.TM

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Giancarlo Tallarico of Tallarico Vodka

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kristin banta tallarico vodka

kristin banta tallarico vodka

kristin banta tallarico vodka

kristin banta tallarico vodka

kristin banta tallarico vodka

Vendors:

Venue: Unici Casa
Photography: Justine Ungaro
Valet: AA Valet 
Candy: Dolly’s Sweet Dreams Cotton Candy
Florals: Flaming Flower Productions, Inc.
Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Ice Cream Sandwiches: Cool Haus
Catering: Kate Mantilini
Pastries: Porch Pies
Rentals: Classic Party RentalsHire Elegance
Event Staffing: ROK Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Public Relations and Marketing: Rayce PR and Marketing
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Bar: Bartime
Drinks: Dry Soda Co.
Pizza: The Fox Pizza Bus
Entertainment: Elan Artists
Vodka: Tallarico Vodka
Popcorn: Popcorn Palace
Linens: Wildflower Linen
Modele Weddings Magazine

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