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We’ve asked Kat Minassi of Kat Minassi Events & Design to guest blog for us today about a Hollywood Glamour themed wedding she recently worked on at our hotel. It was such a beautiful, unique wedding and we had so much fun working with Kat and her team that we just had to share!
The Langham Huntington’s grand and historic ground is a sight to be seen upon approach to the hotel. Add their staffs impeccable customer service skills to the mix and you suddenly get an intimate and charming feel to this grand hotel. You can imagine what a pleasure it was working not only with a delightful couple, Ibeena and Edwin, on their wedding, but to also be working at The Langham Huntington with their superb staff.
As a wedding and event planner, it is important for me to define the client’s personal taste and style, then create an event that is unique to them and them only. After spending time with the couple and learning that the groom was a restaurant and nightclub owner in Hollywood, what would better suit the couple’s personality and style then a Hollywood Glamour inspired event?! Silk draped linens, silver art deco chameleon chairs, crystal chandeliers, white tufted lounge furniture, crisp white dance floor, silver beaded chargers and fabulous lighting straight out of the Oscars. Welcome to our Hollywood Glamour inspired wedding. Here are a few of our favorites from the event.
Event Planner and Designer: Kat Minassi Events & Design
Flowers: Eddie Zaratsian of Tic-Tock Couture Florals
Photos: Garo Photography
Rentals: Royal Events Inc.
Rentals: Chameleon Chair Collection
Stationary: Creative Works Design
Style Unveiled is a wedding blog that offers inspiration on a new level. I came across this gorgeous Gatsby-themed stylized photo shoot, which some of our dear friends Tic Tock Couture Florals, Duke Photography and Kat Minassi were the collaborators on!
Photographer: Duke Photography
Event Design and Coordination: Kat Minassi Events & Design
Floral Design: Tic-Tock Couture Florals
Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Stationery: Creative Works Design
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens
Last month, I wrote about the spectacular wedding of Zainah and Ali [http://langhamhuntingtonweddings.com/blog/?p=1838] and the Arabic tradition of the Zaffa, or “wedding march,” which kicked off their reception. There were so many other aspects to Zainah and Ali’s wedding which I loved that I felt compelled to write a second blog about it!
For today’s blog, Wedding Planner Christine Zohrabians of Fancy That! Events shared pictures from Neda & David’s wedding that she did. Neda & David’s ceremony was held in The Horseshoe Garden and their reception was in The Viennese Ballroom.
David proposed to Neda on the red bridge at The Langham two years prior, so on their wedding day Christine worked with Duke Photography to stage the couples’ “first sight” on the same red bridge!
Enjoy the pictures and be sure to visit Christine’s new website, www.fancythatevents.com, where there are pictures from other Langham weddings too!
Forty degrees and torrential rain didn’t stop the 1,000+ dedicated wedding shoppers from attending the I Do! Bridal Event held in The Huntington Ballroom this past Sunday. Christine Zohrabians of Fancy That! Event Design and Coordination sure knew how to produce an eye-popping gathering of the top wedding professionals in the Los Angeles area! There were so many fresh and innovative displays!
We loved sharing space again this year with Eddie Zaratsian, who’s the uber Creative Director of Tic Tock Couture Florals. Eddie created an amazing organic arrangement of succulents and drift wood with dramatic floral designs, which were highlighted by Town and Country Rental’s beautiful Vineyard Collection furniture rental line.
Guests indulged in Langham Pastry Chef John Quinn’s Blissful Bites, which came straight off our Sweet Surrender dessert menu. The liquid mango exploding with rich flavor in your mouth was a hit, which left everyone wanted to know how John created such a sensation.
As event planners, we all know there’s nothing more important than professional photography to capture a beautiful event! A special thanks to Duke Images and Jen O’Sullivan of Boutique Wedding Photography for providing pictures from the event!
Hint – visit the tic-tock Couture Florals blog and learn about Arabella Huntington’s connection to Harry Winston and Tiffany’s New York.
Christine Zohrabians, of Fancy That! event design and coordination – who is one of our select vendor partners, learned that Eddie was looking for the perfect enchanting venue to stage his annual “Tea with E” so she suggested The Langham.
Eddie described his vision to me and I was immediately thrilled. We had been looking for a creative way to indulge and express our gratitude to our hard-working wedding planner partners and this was the perfect way!
We met with the talented Rhonda Couchigian of Raye C. Marketing to brainstorm our concept. For me it was easy. My only criteria was that the design and décor not be traditional and I mentioned in passing that I liked the impact that a monochromatic palette for florals creates.
I completely trusted Eddie to execute. I was confident his creation would set the stage for something unexpected and luxurious; after all, we knew our audience had seen just about everything!
When Eddie brought Revelry and Wildflower Linens on board, my job was easy…I knew we had a winning combination of creative professionals. We had Marianne Lozanno Photography to record the afternoon, Cean One Photography to take the portraits in a one-of-a-kind photo booth, and Images by Lighting to add the warm glow that set the stage; well, we had a winner of course.
The coral peonies and the cayenne roses were breathtaking! Take a look at these amazing photos:
Initially we expected about 40 planners, which we agreed would be a realistic number. Within a few weeks of the invitiations going out we’d outgrown our Georgian Ballroom and needed to re-locate to the larger Viennese Ballroom. In the end, our event was attended by 77 luxury wedding planners and 130 of the Wedding industry’s finest professionals.
Creating an event sometimes starts with a crazy idea, a bizarre concept, or a mere thought; sometimes brought on by a glimpse of nature, something seen in the window display of a retail store, a photograph, or an article. Turning a nice party into a Memorable Event is accomplished by surrounding yourself with professionals. Remember this simple premise and you’ll actually even be able to enjoy your own party, as I did!
Tea with E – The Menu
Prepared by The Langham Culinary Team – Garde Manger Chef, Jesse Flores and Pastry Chef, John Quinn
Tea Sandwiches: Coconut Shrimp on Garlic Herb Bread, Smoked Salmon Tower on Sourdough Bread, Bacon and Eggs on Wheat Bread, Vegetable Garden on Dark Squaw Bread, and Cucumber Cup of Chips and Salsa.
Desserts: Chocolate Caramel Slice with Sea Salt, Chocolate Orange Gateau with Grand Marnier, Tropical Mango Cone, Brown Butter Cake, Pain Turk-Almond Cookie Sandwich, French Macaron-Anise Seed, Lemon Poppy Tea Cake, and Brulee Fruit Tart.
Our sincere appreciation is extended to our amazing event partners:
Revelry Event Designers
www.revelryeventdesigners.com coming soon
Revelry Event Designers are an exceptional visionary team who create the look and feel of events ranging from the Academy Award Governor’s Ball and Grammy’s to the Disney Hall and Staples Center Gala Openings.Purveyors of Fine Furniture, Artistic Drapery, One-of-a-kind Chandeliers Oversized Mirrors and Unique Props.
Wildflower Linen is the leading designer and producer of specialty table linens and chair covers for event rentals. Founder Youngsong Martin, formerly a nationally known fashion designer and marketer of high-style women’s apparel, launched Wildflower Linen in 2001 in Southern California. Our full-service rental company has since redefined the special-event linen field in terms of style, glamour and customer care while becoming a prestigious provider to clients nationwide and abroad, for functions of all sizes, budgets and occasions
Cean One Photography
Based in sunny Southern California and available worldwide, Cean One Photography is anything but traditional. With over 18 years of experience in the business, Cean One strives to shake things up with shoots and photographs that are inspiring, creative, awesome, colorful and fun, to say the least! Cean One Photography offers the best of the best; amazing photography and unique videography. With a crew of passionate photographers that aspire to create and document once in a lifetime moments. Besides, after all is said and done only one thing will remain…your amazing photographs captured by Cean One Photography!
CeanOrrett – Owner, Cean@ceanone.com
Raye C Marketing
We are a boutique PR Marketing firm focused on Special Events and Luxury Lifestyle Markets. 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 Raye C Marketing we create, implement and succeed for clients!
Rhonda Couchigian – President, Rhonda@RayeCMarketing.com
Images by Lighting
We are a team of creative lighting designers providing innovative concepts and design in all areas requiring illumination. We specialize in the controlled manipulation of light. Images is unique as it draws together excellence and experience in lighting design and technology,with associated technical calculations, architectural feeling, computer simulated imagery and project management.
Lonnie Thompson – Designer / Account Manager, email@example.com
Marianne Lozano Photography
Marianne Lozano Photography is based in Los Angeles, California and is available for worldwide travel.
Creative Works Designs
Creative Works Designs was established to delight our clients with custom-designed invitations and stationary for every occasion. Since 2005, we have offered premium invitations using the finest quality papers and embellishments. Our hand-made invitations are enhanced by in-house graphic designers and product designers and customized to reflect your personality, theme and style.
Sherry Nalbandian – Owner/Designer
Classic Party Rentals
At Classic Culver City, every event gets the red carpet treatment. Whether you’re hosting an Academy Award gala for thousands or an intimate dinner for eight, we make sure that every rental detail – from tent top to table top – is given top billing. While our numerous awards – including a number one ranking by the Zagat Survey – make us the critic’s choice, at Classic, we recognize our most important audience is you.
Matt Wiltshire – General Manager of Culver City Classic Party Rentals, firstname.lastname@example.org
Born and raised in Kansas City, Brenna grew up a professional theater kid. She found herself in New York City at 17 studying and working with Wynn Handman (American Palace Theater), Neil Wolfe (Columbia Records) and broadway veteran, Nancy Evers. Her love for the American songbook and singers like Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Cab Calloway and Etta James took her focus from theater to the music industry. Through years of ups and downs, paying dues and rediscovery, she has quickly established herself as one of the top vocalists in Los Angeles.
Spanish Classical Guitarist Brandt Jacobus is a talented and soulful performer. His peaceful, rich melodies blend perfectly with any elegant, upscale event. Brandt’s impressive venue list is extensive. He’s performed at The Getty Center, The Langham Huntington, The Bel Air Hotel, Doheny Mansion, Tiffany & Company, The Luxe Hotel, Park Hyatt and The Palos Verdes Country Club, just to name a few.
The hotel co-hosted a tea today in conjunction with Eddie Zaratsian, Creative Director for tic-tock Couture Florals. Our invited guests included over 70 luxury wedding planners. I just have to say that working with Eddie and his team of professionals and the amazing vendor partners who contributed to the event’s success transformed a “nice party” into a most memorable event! More exciting photos from the day will follow!
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