I live in West Los Angeles, so I, like so many others, were in giddy anticipation of the opening of the new Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills. It oozes charm and elegance and so it was the perfect fit for the spectacular wedding that was for Vicky and Josh.
Designed by the undeniable master of wedding production, Kristin Banta and her team brought Next Exit a dream client.
We loved working with all of the top notch vendors that she gathered for this intimate Six Course Gourmet Dinner for about 40 guests on the gorgeous rooftop Conservatory. Top Chef, watch out!
A special thanks to Shaun Brown for being so wonderful.
Also, note for Vicky and Josh, there is still time to book Adi and I plane tickets to come and shoot your wedding in Argentina later this year. Or, just stuff us in your suitcase, I doubt anybody will notice.
Design & Production Kristin Banta Events
Venue Montage Hotel
Bridal Gown Fendi
Cocktail Musicians De Bois Entertainment
DJ Red Shoe
Videographer David Robin Films
Florist Holly Flora
Lighting The Lighter Side
Officiant You May Kiss The Bride
Photographer Next Exit
Rentals Town & Country and Classic Party Rentals
Makeup Janelle Walker
Hair Kim Vo Salon at Montage Beverly Hills
This wedding was a first for us. Grant (the groom) is the FATHER of a past Next Exit Bride! (See below: Laura-Lee, Erik and new addition, Charlee)
So, you can imagine how honored we were to photograph his wedding to beautiful Marjorie in Century City at the Intercontinental Hotel.
Not to mention, Grant’s other daughter, Elizabeth, has become one of our closest friends since LL’s wedding, so it was a big ole party for Adi and I.
Grant is a writer/producer of some of the biggest shows on television, and Marjorie is a successful actress in both television and film.
So, yes, there were a few Hollywood types on hand to share the dance floor with.
Vanilla Bake Shop
Dress and Veil Lowon Pope in Toronto
This was a very special wedding for me.
I guess when it’s a first matrimony for two loving people over the age of 40, you think, wow. This is for real!
This was a true story of Eat Pray Love. Alisa went off to the Caribbean and went scuba diving and met French boat captain Michel. Enough said? YES!! I felt the love oooozze through my camera.
Whatever your imagination conjures up, it’s real. Their love is like a movie and I was there to witness it.
You’ve never seen more Vueve poured in a single day. Grrr. I should have stayed for a few.
Okay, Alisa, one more thing, when can we go visit Mickey again??!! xoxoxo
What we loved about shooting Ana and Philip’s fall wedding was their amazing energy and unbelievable style.
With only a few weeks to go before their big day, the adorable couple booked Next Exit for their Marvimon House wedding in Downtown Los Angeles.
Located near wire fences, train tracks, abandoned fields, and grungy alleys, this sounded like perfect backdrop for Adi and I to make some magic happen.
All you need is love. Leave the rest to us!
(Hey, I kinda like that!)
hair and make-up: Susie Chuorr
cake Red Ribbon Bakeshop
late night ice cream treats: Scoops
flowers: succulents from bride’s garden in vintage vessels
bouquets and boutonniere: Unique Sarah Total Design
additional rentals: Heavy Artillery
catering/linens: Huntington Catering Company
DJ: Hey Mister DJ
paper goods: Moo
bridal dress: American Vintage
groom’s suit: Ben Sherman
honeymoon: Ace Hotel, Portland, OR and Coastal Mountain Sporthaus, Vernonia, OR
Mae-Lae and Gene’s Wedding | Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood | May 2011