Kristin Banta

California Wedding Day Best of Bride 2014 Finalists

A big CONGRATULATIONS to all of our amazing clients who are finalists in the California Wedding Day Best of Bride 2014!

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ALL AROUND WEDDING VENDOR- LOS ANGELES FINALIST: Kristin Banta Events

EVENT DESIGNER- LOS ANGELES FINALIST: Kristin Banta Events

FLORIST- ORANGE COUNTY FINALIST: Flowers by Cina

INDOOR VENUE- LOS ANGELES FINALIST: Vibiana

RENTALS (DECOR)- ORANGE COUNTY + LOS ANGELES FINALIST: Designer Specialty Linens

MUSIC- ORANGE COUNTY FINALIST: Scott Cummings Music

 

 

Northern California WIPA Featuring Kristin Banta Events

This Northern California WIPA event focused on the importance of building your brand and how important it is to establish yourself in the marketplace.  It was stressed that, to effectively establish your brand, you need to define your unique point of view, identify your target niche and market yourself in areas that will help you reach your audience.  From there, maintaining the developed brand message was explained, as it is imperative to work with clients that allow you to showcase your unique approach, design and style.

The keynote speaker at this WIPA meeting was Kristin Banta of Kristin Banta Events. With an extensive background in fashion, entertainment, and event production, as well as experience in catering and interior design, Kristin creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh perspective to the mix. Her events, from society weddings in exclusive locations to film and music industry soirées are as unique and diversified as her clientele, which range from Fortune 500’s to multi-platinum recording artists.

Kristin currently serves as the weekly wedding expert for the Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family wedding and has a development deal for Style Network’s new show, Keep the Party Moving as the show’s host.  To read more about Kristin Banta and what made her the Event Planner she is today, visit kristinbanta.com.

Below are a few photos from the “Building Your Brand” WIPA event for you to enjoy!

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Venue: Montalvo Arts Center | Catering: Culinary Eye Catering | Desserts: True ConfectionsTravelin’ Joe Espresso Bar | Photography: Photograffiti | Entertainment: Krista Strader | Printed Materials: Reb Peters Press | Flowers: Tutti Fiori | Linens: Napa Valley Linens | Party Rentals: Abbey Party Rentals | Transportation: Elegant Journey | Raffle Prizes: Authentic Common Scents | Wine: Soda Rock Winery | Videography: Michael Loeb Photography | Bridal Salon: Nouvelle Vogue| Make-up: Make-up by Sahar | Hair Stylist: Mission’s Mane Attraction | Model: Aryan Omar | Calligraphy: Monks of Age Custom Calligraphy

 

By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

(A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm)

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

By |October 3rd, 2013|Categories: Kristin Banta, WIPA|Tags: , |

Kristin Banta Featured on Glo for MSN

Kristin Banta‘s dark, mysterious and fun wedding is featured on Glo from MSN in the article, “Outrageous Wedding Cakes, Favors and More.”

By Rayce Public Relations and Social Media Marketing

(A Luxury Wedding and Special Events PR and Marketing Firm)

We believe in creative marketing and new business development with
a foundation deeply rooted in consistency. Great ideas mean little without
organized implementation and follow through. At Rayce PR and Marketing
we create, implement and succeed!

By |April 15th, 2013|Categories: Digital Media, Kristin Banta|Tags: , |

RoK Events and The Wedding Party

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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

Classic Party Rentals and The Wedding Party

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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

Hire Elegance and The Wedding Party

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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

The Lighter Side and The Wedding Party

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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

Flaming Flowers Productions and The Wedding Party

 

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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

Popcorn Palace and The Wedding Party

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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

Cool Haus and The Wedding Party

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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

Nothing Bundt Cakes and The Wedding Party

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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.

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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

 

Fantasy Frostings and The Wedding Party

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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

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

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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
Modele Weddings Magazine

 

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
Modele Weddings Magazine

Unici Casa and The Wedding Party

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UNICI CASA graciously offered up their incredible space for us to host Kristin Banta‘s viewing party for her new show on Bravo: The Wedding Party and we couldn’t be more grateful. The spaces that encompass UNICI CASA are impeccably designed and incredibly unique. UNICI CASA was designed and built by architect & designer, Michael R. Foroutan and is comprised of three special areas that can be used individually or as one spectacular event space:

CASA MURANO is the main original gallery and a celebration of Murano glass and Italian design. UNICI CASA has staged numerous events including cocktail parties, artist openings, chamber concerts,
 and fund raisers since its inception.

unici casa and kristin banta the wedding party

unici casa and kristin banta the wedding party

unici casa and kristin banta the wedding party

unici casa and kristin banta's the wedding party

Casa Murano is a Gallery Space featuring over 120 lines of incredible lighting, accessories and furnishings imported from Italy. Michael Foroutan designed the space to be a showcase for Unici products and transformed into the most interesting event space emulating a museum of creativity and design.

Casa Murano is perfect for a cocktail reception that can stand alone with a separate entrance from Casa Bianca or it can be utilized to flow into Casa Bianca through glass doors that differentiate the two spaces. Michael Foroutan designed a one of a kind permanent dining table that can seat 40 guests for a truly amazing dining experience. Flowing the entire length of the table is a collection of the world’s most beautiful contemporary chandeliers. In addition to his dining table he designed a matching custom permanent bar that can be used as a triple bar.

The Audio Visual in Casa Murano includes three LCD custom designed screens that connect to IPOD’s or IPAD’s for any number of effects. The sound is connected to the system that is in Casa Bianca.

Casa Murano’s capacity for a cocktail reception is 100-150 guests.

 

CASA BIANCA is the largest and newest space with an open plan for a wealth of staging possibilities for any function from an intimate social mixer to a large opulent wedding and reception!

Casa Murano is a Gallery Space featuring over 120 lines of incredible lighting, accessories and furnishings imported from Italy. Michael Foroutan designed the space to be a showcase for Unici products and transformed into the most interesting event space emulating a museum of creativity and design.  Casa Murano is perfect for a cocktail reception that can stand alone with a separate entrance from Casa Bianca or it can be utilized to flow into Casa Bianca through glass doors that differentiate the two spaces. Michael Foroutan designed a one of a kind permanent dining table that can seat 40 guests for a truly amazing dining experience. Flowing the entire length of the table is a collection of the world’s most beautiful contemporary chandeliers. In addition to his dining table he designed a matching custom permanent bar that can be used as a triple bar.  The Audio Visual in Casa Murano includes three LCD custom designed screens that connect to IPOD’s or IPAD’s for any number of effects. The sound is connected to the system that is in Casa Bianca.  Casa Murano’s capacity for a cocktail reception is 100-150 guests.

Casa Murano is a Gallery Space featuring over 120 lines of incredible lighting, accessories and furnishings imported from Italy. Michael Foroutan designed the space to be a showcase for Unici products and transformed into the most interesting event space emulating a museum of creativity and design.  Casa Murano is perfect for a cocktail reception that can stand alone with a separate entrance from Casa Bianca or it can be utilized to flow into Casa Bianca through glass doors that differentiate the two spaces. Michael Foroutan designed a one of a kind permanent dining table that can seat 40 guests for a truly amazing dining experience. Flowing the entire length of the table is a collection of the world’s most beautiful contemporary chandeliers. In addition to his dining table he designed a matching custom permanent bar that can be used as a triple bar.  The Audio Visual in Casa Murano includes three LCD custom designed screens that connect to IPOD’s or IPAD’s for any number of effects. The sound is connected to the system that is in Casa Bianca.  Casa Murano’s capacity for a cocktail reception is 100-150 guests.

Casa Murano is a Gallery Space featuring over 120 lines of incredible lighting, accessories and furnishings imported from Italy. Michael Foroutan designed the space to be a showcase for Unici products and transformed into the most interesting event space emulating a museum of creativity and design.  Casa Murano is perfect for a cocktail reception that can stand alone with a separate entrance from Casa Bianca or it can be utilized to flow into Casa Bianca through glass doors that differentiate the two spaces. Michael Foroutan designed a one of a kind permanent dining table that can seat 40 guests for a truly amazing dining experience. Flowing the entire length of the table is a collection of the world’s most beautiful contemporary chandeliers. In addition to his dining table he designed a matching custom permanent bar that can be used as a triple bar.  The Audio Visual in Casa Murano includes three LCD custom designed screens that connect to IPOD’s or IPAD’s for any number of effects. The sound is connected to the system that is in Casa Bianca.  Casa Murano’s capacity for a cocktail reception is 100-150 guests.

Casa Bianca is the largest indoor space at Casa Unici with over 4000 square feet of open area. Casa Bianca is designed with forward thinking architectural lines that lend to creative events. Suspended from our ceiling are one of a kind hand blown Murano Chandeliers. In addition to this amazing feature of lighting, Casa Bianca has custom designed LED pin spots and the walls are uplit with recessed LED color changers. Casa Bianca also has three flat screen monitors and three permanent ceiling mounted projectors to display images from a DVD feed.

Travel up our uniquely designed stair case to the second level to our VIP lounge with a complete DJ station and full house sound. With Michael Foroutan’s attention to detail he spared no expense by including IBEAMS with load levels to lift over 2000 pounds and included EDISONS in the ceiling to avoid cable runs which is a dream for any lighting technician.

Casa Bianca features double doors when opened can accommodate a full size car entry which can be driven into the space easily from our driveway. This also allows a very easy access for all equipment whether its furniture, props, lighting, sound, staging or whatever your event requires.

Casa Bianca’s capacity for a sit down dinner function is up to 300 guests. For a cocktail reception we can accommodate up to 500.

 

PIAZZA UNICI is an outdoor area that can be transformed into limitless possibilities. Unici Casa has hosted many events with up to 1000 guests in this large private area.

unici casa and kristin banta

Once again, Michael Foroutan’s forward thinking in design provides recessed pole handlers to provide structure for an angled perimeter that can be used for multiple types of decor such as backdrops, hedges or structures to enhance your event vision.

Piazza Unici can be grouped with Casa Murano and Casa Bianca through sculptured metal doors from this outdoor space. They can provide power for up to 100 amps of service for lighting and sound. One more feature for outdoors is our permanent rigging for your STEP and REPEAT and red carpet. The rigging can accommodate step and repeats up to 8′ tall and 20′ wide. Your red carpet can be as large as 12′ deep and 24′ wide.

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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Kristin Banta’s Wedding Party Viewing Party

We recently organized a viewing party for Kristin Banta‘s fabulous new TV show on Bravo: The Wedding Party. This very entertaining reality show follows the larger than life wedding planner, whose out-of-the-box style is revolutionizing the way couples look at their special day. The party was held at the uber stylish Unici Casa, an incredible space that was designed and built by architect and designer, Michael R. Foroutan.

In case you missed out on Kristin’s show, Bravo will be airing The Wedding Party a few more times! You have the power to decide whether or not Bravo picks up the show for a full series! This show is too good to go off the air and its survival is completely dependent on the viewership of these screenings; so be sure to tune in! It’s also important to watch the show when it actually airs, rather than setting your DVR because that’s all that counts for ratings! Please see below for episodes and times.

Tuesday, May 29th: 2:00 am following “Bethenny Ever After”

Thursday, May 31st: 9:30 am following “Don’t Be Tardy for the Wedding”

Saturday, June 2nd: 11:00 am following “Bethenny Ever After”
(*Please note* These are the official times – please check your local listings to be sure, as timings can vary based on your cable provider.)

Enjoy these amazing photos of the viewing party by Justine Ungaro! Thanks so much Justine!

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

 

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

kristin banta's wedding party at unici casa

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 Rentals, Hire 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

 

UNICI CASA is comprised of three special areas that can be used individually or as one spectacular event space.

CASA MURANO is the main original gallery and a celebration of Murano glass and Italian design. Unici Casa has staged numerous events including cocktail parties, artist openings, chamber concerts,
 and fund raisers since its inception.

CASA BIANCA is the largest and newest space with an open plan for a wealth of staging possibilities for any function from an intimate social mixer to a large opulent wedding and reception!

PIAZZA UNICI is our outdoor area that can be transformed into limitless possibilities. Unici Casa has hosted many events with up to 1000 guests in this large private area.