Kristin Banta Events | Los Angeles Event & Wedding Planner 2014 & 2015 Event Planner of the Year | 2014 LA Wedding Vendor of the Year - LA Wedding & Event Planner, Designer & Coordinator, Kristin Banta brings creativity, style and unsurpassed taste to every event she coordinates. Celebrity Wedding Planner Thu, 29 Sep 2016 20:45:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Wedding Style Guide Sat, 24 Sep 2016 00:16:41 +0000 We always recommend that our brides and grooms select their date and venue prior to picking out their attire, as there are many fabrics not suitable for wear year-round. While a velvet tux can be stunning in the winter, you could end up in a sticky situation should you opt for a ceremony on a golf course in July. And if you’re walking down the aisle in sand, a ballgown with a long, dramatic train is also probably not your best bet. With that being said, no matter where you end up on the map, don’t be afraid to incorporate your own personal sense of style.


We believe you should do whatever feels aligned with the wedding you are hosting and your own personal style when it comes to the attire wording on your wedding invitations. Whether you request the traditional “Black Tie Preferred” or invite all to come in “Fabulous Attire,” this, along with knowing the time and place of the wedding, should help your guests trim the amount of time spent shopping for the perfect look.

Here are some helpful style guidelines from The Black Tux, provider of online suit and tuxedo rentals, to assist your guests so they don’t end up being the topic of conversation at your wedding and the attention stays where it belongs – on you.


Photo credits
(Top Row L-R): Miki and Sonja Photography, Miki and Sonja Photography
(Middle Row L-R): Braedon Photography, Max Wanger, The Vondys, Robert Evans Studio
(Bottom Row L-R): Beautiful Day Photography, Nicol Ragland

Top 15 Tablescapes Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:16:30 +0000 In case you missed our Instagram mini-series featuring 15 of our favorite tablescapes from events we’ve produced through the years, we have gathered them all here! In no particular order, here are all 15:


15. Val & Matt

Starting with #15, this tablescape was inspired by the couple’s interest in pirate ships and the spirit of wanderlust. Nautical elements were infused with the eclecticism of gypsy travelers to create the exotica of an old world seaport. We incorporated an array of textures and thematic decor including pomegranates and figs mixed with aged wood, distressed metals, compasses, sea glass, nautical knots and layered textiles.

Photo by: Miki & Sonja | Decor & Florals by: R. Jack Balthazar


14. Jessica & Brian

This romantic garden tablescape we designed for Jessica and Brian is #14 on our tablescape list. A mix of longs, squares and rounds were embellished with textural florals ranging in color from vanilla to blush to shades of purple, assorted ferns, vintage bottles, minerals, brass lantern vessels and candlelight and were set with mismatched chargers and napkins.

Photo by: Braedon Photography | Decor by: R. Jack Balthazar


13. Melissa & Sam

We took a new spin on Hollywood elegance with this luxe wedding at Sony Pictures. This pick for Top 15 Tabletops featured tables adorned with metallic striped linens and cream florals, set with crystal bowls, gold patterned votives, gold rimmed stacked China, cut crystal stemware, gold flatware and crisp navy napkins. We loved this clean and classic look almost as much as we loved Melissa and Sam.

Photo by: Brian Tropiano Photography | Decor and florals by: R. Jack Balthazar


12. Sarah & Michael

For those of you who have been following KBE for some time, this Top 15 Tabletop should come at no surprise. This tabletop, originally featured on Bravo TV’s, The Wedding Party, showcased one long lucite table paired with clear ghost chairs and set with black glassware and either a square or round black charger topped with 4 styles of white plates in shapes of a triangle, oval, square and circle which also signified where the guests would be seated. Antlers dipped in black automotive paint lined the 100ft table in metronome placement where breakfast was served for dinner.

Photo by: Blake Gardner


11. California Wedding Day Photoshoot

This tablescape, featured in a photo shoot for California Wedding Day, was designed for a birthday/anniversary dinner. Inspired by 1970s Laurel Canyon, this tablescape featured an eclectic, bohemian mix of textiles and textures, collected china, and globally acquired treasures from adventures on the road.

Photo by: Scott Clark Photography | Decor & Florals: R. Jack Balthazar | Menus: Bliss and Bone | Lighting: The Lighter Side


10. Rachel & Brye

This couple was just as beautiful as their tabletop. Incorporating a mix of jewel tones and metallics, this bohemian spirited design included an eclectic mix of textiles and was adorned with a collection of low lush floral arrangements, thematic wooden and mental bowls, colored glass, and globally inspired decor. Place settings featured Mediterranean pottery style chargers and bright turquoise napkins.

Photo by: Della Chen Photography | Decor & Florals: R. Jack Balthazar


9. Renee & Trevor

The inspiration for this Top 15 pick took inspiration from vintage Coco Chanel and Gucci, complemented by a polished James Bond sophistication. A pallet of textured white, cream, and champagne set the stage for the celebration utilizing brushed gold accents. Each table was placed with a clock that displayed a specific time, indicating where each guest was to be seated based on the “time” listed on their escort card. The tablescapes were bursting with mono-specimen white florals in mixed gold vessels and the tabletops were lined with cream napkins, custom letterpress menus, and the romantic glow of an abundance of candlelight. Keepin’ it simple –  as less is always more.

Photo by: Miki & Sonja | Decor & Florals: R. Jack Balthazar


8. Derek & Stefania

This “Bruce Wayne” inspired tabletop for Derek and Stefania’s wedding at Warner Brothers Studio lot still makes us smile. Two long tables featured black damask linens, lush cream florals, crystal votives and silver candelabras dripped with black taper candles. Each table top offered stacks of books and decanters, and vintage silver cloches attached with tags inviting guests to lift the dome revealing vintage bat masks for them to adorn. Each place-setting was set with a stack of silver rimmed china, silver antique flatware and a white hemstitch napkin along with cut crystal plum glassware.

Photo by: The Vondys | Decor & Floral by: R. Jack Balthazar


7. Cara & Ryan

Bringing some classic elegance into the mix, this tablescape we designed for Cara and Ryan’s wedding at Hotel Bel Air is the next pick in the Top 15. Guests were seated amongst two long tables draped in textured cream luxe linens placed with gold Versailles chairs and accented with cream florals, lush greenery and sparkling votives. Each seat was set with a mix of wine glasses and cut crystal stemware, along with stacked gold-rimmed glass chargers and china and gold flatware. Placed atop each place-setting were cream Swiss dot patterned napkins folded into squares and tied like a present with a dramatic black bow.

Photo by: Braedon Photography | Florals by: Lilla Bello | Catering: Wolfgang Puck Catering


6. Jordyn & Brad

Featured in Inside Weddings, this wedding was inspired by the couple and their love for the ocean, incorporating the colors of the sea ranging from sky blue to deep indigo to teal and accented by creamy white and naturals along with warm metallics and rich textures such as jute, rattan, bamboo, parchment and beach glass. Four different tablescapes were featured throughout the reception space including this long table with woven jute and leather runners and accented with vases in shades of blue with airplants, white orchids and shell spheres and candlelight in hex-glass hurricanes and white pierced votives. The table was set with gold rimmed chargers, gold flatware and topped with teal and gold patterned napkins and sand dollar table numbers

Photo by: Braedon Photography | Decor & Florals by: R. Jack Balthazar


5. Linzi & Billy

This romantic Victorian “gothic-chic” tablescape was inspired by the couple’s love of Tim Burton and the concept of bringing “the Inside out.” Featuring candelabras, black urns, French lace, and fallen chandeliers in hues of blood red, ebony and charcoal, this dramatic tabletop was set with ornate chargers and goblets and an abundance of candlelight and deep rich haunted florals.

Photo by: Miki & Sonja | Decor & Florals by: R. Jack Balthazar


4. Styled Shoot

Inspired by one of our favorite weddings, an Alexander McQueen meets Narnia spin on a winter-themed celebration for a truly awesome couple, this tablescape was set wit stacked gold-rimmed china, geodes, agate slices, cut crystal glassware, white phalaenopsis, crystallized cotton pods, twisting natural wood and gold mini pumpkins on gold stands.

Photo by: Leila Brewster


3. Kim & Mike

This modern urban garden dinner featured mirrored table runners and a variety of clear glass bottles with simple greens in each along with an abundance of candlelight. Set with platinum banded glass chargers, clear ghost chairs, luxe Belgian linens, acrylic table numbers, modern silver flatware, clear hurricanes and alternatively placed white Belgian napkins in four different folds, each topped with one of four different botanical specimens. The tables were surrounded by custom built trees placed all around the dramatic interior of DTLA’s Vibiana.

Photo by: Miki & Sonja


2. Michael & Irwin

Reflective of the creativity and whimsy, this tabletop was part of a unique narrative of man’s ascension from hell into heaven. Dramatically long wooden feasting tables provided the canvas for a dinner in a hedonistic “middle earth” detailed with upholstered fur tops and set with stacked Limoges china, mother-of-pearl flatware, cut crystal with antiquities and lush inspired decor. In rich earth tones, luscious textures and dripping in gold and decadence, lush florals, ripe fruit, and lavish furs dressed the tables, accompanied by gold chameleon chairs and benches and peppered with various taxidermy such as wolves and pheasants along with a thematic creature feeding grapes to guests.

Photo by: Blake Gardner | Decor & Florals: R. Jack Balthazar


1. Michelle & Jon

Rounding out our top 15 Tabletops is this luxe European cafe inspired tabletop from our Hotel Bel Air wedding in May. Featuring a collection of tables all placed on a custom black and white hexagonal tiled floor, this long table was draped with peacock blue linens and featured compositions of berry adn apricot florals in weathered wood and aged stone vessels, accented with fruits and nuts in wooden crates, cheese selections on wooden  boards, marble tiles and a profusion of candlelight from gold detailed votives. Tables were set with a collection of woven cafe chairs and wooden bistro chairs along with gold banded ivory china and stemware, gold flatware and custom linen napkins printed with the wedding menu and embellished with a sprig of rosemary.

Photo by: Braedon Photography | Decor & Florals: R. Jack Balthazar


BONUS! Michael and Carlos

SURPRISE! We are adding 16th tabletop to our list of favorites as it’s just on the heels of what has become one of the most memorable designs we’ve done to date. Three dramatically long tables featured black O-back chairs, black luxe velvet linens and custom black bengaline napkins speckled in a gold ombre affect on each which set the stage for an interactive dining experience. Place settings included gold rimmed glass chargers stacked with black china, gold flatware and three types of black glassware. Each tablescape consisted of approximately four hundred feet of twisted and knotted gold nautical rope, traveling the length of each table, which puddled in a pile at the foot of each table. The room featured 360 degrees of projection mapping transporting the guests to a new country for each course.

Photo by: Miki & Sonja | Floral by: Lilla Bello


What’s Trending Now? Tue, 26 Jul 2016 00:42:32 +0000 At a time when social media is driving the client’s vision, how can we deliver a unique interpretation of their inspiration? How can we push a client beyond what’s trending and wedding magazines that depict someone else’s wedding day in order to generate greater depth to the design? It is not only important to help each of our clients find their unique point of view, but it is also just as important to insert our own point of view pushing beyond the inspiration we are given so that we are not packaging the same images that frequent the web, but delivering a fresh design every time.

Clients are more often than not deeply rooted in what is trending and these are the images they are often presenting to us, thus we need to be familiar with what is out there and influencing our clients. We’ve all watched trends come to life over the years – from manzanita branches to mason jars, vintage to rustic, balloons and bunting to chalkboards and signage “Life is sweet, have a treat”, ombre to floral tipping, carnival themed to steampunk.

TREND: A general direction in which some thing is developing or changing.

Here are some of the things that have been trending and continue to have an influence over all that we are seeing from runway to tabletop this year.

Mixed Textiles and Patterns

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Tabletops are taking a more residential approach utilizing mixed textiles as opposed to what used to be a predominance of one linen pattern only. Patterns should be cohesive or united by one or more elements. Never be afraid to mix it up. For a more boho look, combine a range of colors and patterns and for a more modern or restrained look, select one color or hue and mix just the textures or patterns.

Mixed Tables & Seating

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Different groups of guests often warrant different types of seating – it’s incredibly effective to mix up your tables to incorporate rounds, squares and longs and any combination thereof as well as importing alternate seating like banquettes and armchairs along with your more traditional dinner chairs.

Mixed Metallics

Combining brushed gold, copper, pewter and gunmetal can create a luxe base palette for you to then introduce any other hues from neutrals to explosive pops of jewel tones, taking your look from edgy to residential.

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Elementals in Lieu of Traditional Florals: Residentially inspired decor and even installation art can transform a space, creating either your uber home interior or a dramatic provocative statement that guests will not soon forget.

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Fresh Herbs and Organics: From wild flowers to wood, stone and minerals like geodes, agate, and alabaster, organic collections can create an effortless, natural look while the combination keeps it luxe and textured, allowing for greater depth and dimension.

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Residential Lighting: Incorporating natural lighting in hues like amber, chocolate and soft white, as opposed to colored lighting is another way to create a more luxe, residential feel. Think about it as just volumized candlelight as opposed to saturated, bold washes in pink, blue, purple and red that we’ve seen in the past.

Clockwise starting on lower lefthand corner – photo by Braedon Photography, photo by Nicol Ragland, photo by Miki and Sonja Photography, photo by Miki and Sonja Photography, photo by Kelly Brown.

Technology: I am loving the application of new technologies, such as digital mapping and interactive visual components. Check out our first tech talk here if you want to learn more about what technology trends we’re currently obsessing over.

2016-07-26_0016Clockwise starting on lower lefthand corner – photo by Beautiful Day Photography, photographer unknown, photo from Stv-Visuals.


For clients who wish to go green, a digital invite in lieu of a printed paper suite is a great way to stay environmentally conscious. We are seeing many of our clients seeking ways to reduce their global footprint. A digital invite is something that you can do custom, or can also be sourced through a company like Paperless Post in order to effectively deliver an eco-friendly message.

Photo by Bliss and Bone. 

It is important to recognize trends, as for better or for worse, trends are what influence everything around us. We should not be literally interpreting everything our clients bring to us. Instead we should be designing something “inspired by it” – that way, the design stays fresh and timeless. Based on what the client presents us with, we can create an event that is inspired by all the things they love, superseding a mere color palette or trend found on Pinterest, which I believe oversimplifies the rich complexities of any client.

Our job is not to be trendy… it is to take it one step further and transcend trends. The challenge of designing and creating a narrative in this medium is what I love about what we do.

Best of KBE Tue, 07 Jun 2016 20:41:27 +0000 Proud to present this video, showcasing some of our favorite clients and events! Check it out!

Favorite Wedding Venues Fri, 03 Jun 2016 21:18:50 +0000 Expedia-LogoI am so excited to announce that I have been featured in an article by travel website, Expedia, as one of the world’s top wedding planners! It’s humbling to be recognized alongside some of my wonderful colleagues in the article, Wedding Planner’s Guide to Wedding Venues.

Before we get into the minutiae of an event, it is the venue that sets the stage for an absolutely extraordinary, unforgettable day. Expedia asked me, and eight other fabulous planners, to profile our top three favorite wedding venues. See below for a sneak peak of my favorite venues and make sure to check out the full article here.

Montage Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Just steps away from Rodeo Drive, Montage Beverly Hills is one LA’s most welcoming and sophisticated pleasures. Offering resort-style accommodations and a collection of elegant spaces, the venue offers a beautiful blend of European charm and Hollywood glamour. From the luxurious spa, rooftop pool and sprawling views of Beverly Hills to cuisine from celebrity Chef Scott Conant’s Scarpetta to the gorgeous rooms—this 5-star gem is my happy place. Weddings can take place on the romantic terrace overlooking artfully sculpted gardens, on the rooftop with panoramic views or inside the hotel’s grand, Mediterranean-inspired ballrooms.

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Four Seasons Bora Bora in French Polynesia:

What we love about The Four Seasons Bora Bora is the marriage of the stunning aesthetic mixed with the high level of service and quality of food and beverage. There is not a venue that offers a more stunning romantic exterior with such one of a kind views. Additionally the events team, as with all within the Four Seasons franchise, is beyond kind, professional and accommodating making the planning experience a wonderful process every time.


12 Technology Trends in Events You Need To Know About Tue, 24 May 2016 04:14:45 +0000 Technology has changed our lives and our businesses and in many cases has made planning and organization a whole lot easier. Here are some of my favorite hidden gems from the tech world that I think you should know about if you don’t already. Hopefully I can provide at least one new takeaway to make your life easier and more efficient. Please enjoy our first addition of the Tech Talks.

An increasingly popular addition to events are portable charging stations. Power up your handheld gadgets at these chic and efficient kiosks. As an event designer, I personally prefer to use anything that helps to keep things cohesive with the decor, like this one from Town and Country Event Rentals.

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Whether you’re an amateur party planner, an event planning pro or a couple planning their own wedding, AllSeated makes diagramming and seating charts a dream. 
This web-based service allows you to create and view venue maps, manage floor plans and table layouts, create seating arrangements and compose guest lists. And better yet, its free!


Looking for a tool that makes creating wedding timelines quick and painless? Timeline Genius saves you hours of work and makes editing a breeze. This intuitive and efficient program saves contact information for all of your vendors, venues, and clients, allowing you to add contacts to your timelines in seconds.

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If you’re shopping around for a customizable wedding website, let me introduce you to Bliss and Bone. Offering up a variety of stunning designs, their modern wedding website templates are polished and refined, offering you access to over 100 prints, fonts and colors. All sites are mobile and tablet friendly and allow you to collect and export your guests info via their RSVP feature. And the impression doesn’t stop there … check out all Bliss and Bone has to offer in invitations, stationary and branding as well. 

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Don’t have the budget to bring in a DJ or Band but also don’t have the time to curate hours of music yourself and would rather not rely on Pandora’s playlists? Contact The Playlist Generation. Curating and executing soundtracks for your soul, The Playlist Generation creates the atmosphere you’re looking for by pulling in your personal music preferences and remixing soundtracks to keep the party moving. Super easy, incredibly affordable and no hassle necessary – leave it to the pros to design playlists specifically for you and your crowd.

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If your hosting an outdoor party and sound ordinances are cramping your style, Silent Disco might be the perfect solution to pushing past that 10pm mark. Whether it be a DJ or a live band, guests can experience a high energy live musical performance til the wee hours of the morning, just by slipping on a pair of wireless headphones. And better yet, those wishing to abstain from the music can keep meaningful networking and personal conversations alive without having to yell over blaring music. Check out HUSHconcerts for more information.


Dying to attend Justin Timberlake’s next concert or sit court side at the NBA finals but can’t fork up the dough? NextVR’s Samsung Gear Virtual Reality headset might be the next best thing. Slip on these puppies and dive into a 360 degree all-immersive experience in which you are instantly transported to the Staples Center from the comfort of your own couch. And who knows … this is probably only the beginning of live virtual reality. Give it a year or two and Aunt Ethel might be able to attend your wedding ceremony from another country.

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Photobooths have come a long way in the past 5 years. If you’re still a lover of this activation but are looking to up your street cred, check out LA Photo Party. Their dynamic services blend fun and innovation and include everything from classic photo strips to 360 degree green screen activations. Better yet, you can instantly upload your photos to social media and email so you can show your friends who couldn’t make it what they missed out on.

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Engage attendees at your next event 
by aggregating content from their own social media. The social media wall harvests and edits social media content live via Twitter and Instagram and then integrates it into animation templates that are then displayed for all to see. Create a win-win situation for you and your guests by featuring a unique hashtag for the event and getting attendees to promote it in their social media posts – not only will it strengthen your event’s presence but it will allowing users to express themselves publicly.

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Whether your focus is non-profit or corporate events, EventBrite is the platform for you! This one-stop shop for managing event sales and attendees allows you to plan, promote and sell tickets to events, and publish them across social media directly from the website. You can even monitor real-time ticket sales, check-in attendees, track attendance live, and accept fast, secure payment for tickets and merchandise on-site.


If you haven’t yet heard about Periscope, now’s the time to get on board. Periscope is changing the way we converse, allowing you to peek into someone else’s world. This live-streaming platform allows you to jump into everything from live conferences to concerts and what’s even more cool is that it is partnered with Twitter so you can tweet out your live stream and broadcast it to your community. Interact with your clients, consumers and loyal fans and cater to your target audience by finding out what they want to see from you! 

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Imagine eating a 3-course dinner in Morocco, Istanbul and South Africa … all in one sitting. With digital projection mapping you can do just that, Reshaping the way we experience events, digital mapping can metamorphose a plain space and turn it into a spectacle within a matter of seconds. Using 3D imagery, this is one of my favorite techniques to implement for those with a modest budget, willing to take a risk. While pricey, the payoff can leave a lasting impression with attendees.

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Inside Weddings Feature: Jordyn and Brad Mon, 09 May 2016 20:20:53 +0000 Excited to have Jordyn and Brad’s beautiful wedding which was planned, designed and produced by KBE at Terranea Resort featured in the 2016 spring issue of Inside Weddings!

This oceanside celebration was inspired by the couple’s love for the ocean and the design story for the day incorporated the colors of the sea ranging from sky blue to deep indigo to teal, accented by creamy white and naturals along with warm metallics and rich textures such as jute, ratan, bamboo, parchment and beach glass.

Click here to view the full feature in the spring issue of Inside Weddings … and newsstands now … and check out the full album from the wedding feature more photos by Braedon Photography!


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Creative Partners:
Decor and Florals: R Jack Balthazar
Rentals: Town and Country
Entertainment: West Coast Music
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Invitations: Bliss and Bone
Cake: Fantasy Frostings

2016 Special Events Gala Awards Wed, 03 Feb 2016 00:25:58 +0000 We are so excited and incredibly honored to announce that we have won the Gala Award for the 2016 Best Event Produced for a Private Individual for our Carnival Freak Show Halloween event!


The Gala Awards were hosted by Special Events Magazine on January 14th, 2016 in Orlando, Florida and recognizes spectacular work in event planning worldwide. We were fortunate enough to be nominated for four different categories including Best Wedding: Budget $1,000 and Above per Guest, Best Event Produced for a Private Individual: Budget $1,000 and Above per Guest, and Best Decor: Total Decor Budget $100,000 to $250,000.

It is humbling to be recognized amongst peers for whom we have such tremendous respect and we would like to extend our congratulations to all the other finalists and winners. We’re looking forward to a great 2016 filled with sensational clients, a wonderful team and amazing events.

Holiday Tabletops Fri, 18 Dec 2015 07:19:11 +0000 Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean your tabletop needs to be dressed in red and green. Take the stress out of your holiday dinner party by setting your table in advance and give it a fresh but simple spin using 6 or less easy-to-find ingredients.

For this festive table, we chose to warm it up using tones of chocolate and red and embellished it with a combination of seasonal produce, such as pomegranates, crab apples and cranberries which you can find at your local market. To give it height and dimension, we used wooden pedestals, metal lanterns and cloches to display some of the produce in addition to pine cones (including a few from my own back garden) and spools of yarn for a luxe rustic tabletop. We added a wood slice as a thematic destination for a favorite holiday dish served tableside.

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events planningAn all-white look can give your tablescape a clean sophisticated quality and truly capture the essence of the winter season. For this design, we used white pumpkins, ceramic white owls, white fur, glass cloches and spray-painted white pine cones for this effortless and unique look.

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5We created a more edgier more modern look for this tabletop, incorporating metallics and natural wood and turned our white pumpkins gold. We then accented the tablescape with geodes, cotton pods and white phalaenopsis orchids. We also carved out a white pumpkin and added a decorative handle (taken from an old dresser and sprayed gold) creating a cloche to present cheese and nuts atop a slate slab for a twist on presenting hors d’oeuvres.

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3Further reboot your placesettings by mixing collected china patterns and trying alternating napkin folds at each. I also opted to drape each chair with white pashminas and fur throws to make guests a little more cozy.

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event planningFor placecards, consider using metallic paint to write names on mini white pumpkins, pomegranates or ribbon bands or tucking cards or tags into pinecones.
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If you want to reduce your shopping list further, try a two ingredient design and invest in a fleet of varied sized glass cloches, placing each with a string of mini battery operated LED lights for a stunning and romantic tablescape that will wow your guests.

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Overall I feel that using natural seasonal elements is always timeless, luxe and chic. Never be afraid to keep it understated as less is often more and simple but thoughtful design is always the most impactful.


Creative Partner: Lilla Bello
China, Flatware and Glassware: Classic Party Rentals
Photography: Leila Brewster

2015 BizBash Style Awards Wed, 30 Sep 2015 22:43:26 +0000 We are so excited to announce that we have been nominated for the 2015 BizBash Style Awards in the category of Best Event Decor – Budget Over $250k. We had the most amazing time dreaming up the design for this
2015 Halloween Party and Haunted House!

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Thanks to our amazing team for all their incredible contributions to making this a success, including
Cirque Berzerk, LA Circus, Town and Country Event Rentals, Scarlette Bartending, Archive Rentals, The Lighter Side, AOO Events, Flipbooth, Dolly’s Cotton Candy, Hula Girls Hawaiian Shave Ice, Walter Pawluk, Record Me In HD and Brian Tropiano Photography.

For more photos from this event, check out our gallery on our website. And to watch footage from the Haunted House, click here.