An Elegant Black-Tie Wedding at Cafe Pinot Featured on The Knot

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This romantic Cafe Pinot wedding is featured on The Knot! The Lighter Side provided  Fellini stringer lights, stage wash, up lights and custom lighting designs for Shannon & Aaron’s outdoor wedding.

“Shannon Radecki (33 and in advertising) and Aaron Pfeffer (37 and a real estate investor) wanted their black-tie wedding in downtown Los Angeles, California, to be playful with lots of personal details. “We knew we wanted to be married at a venue that gave our guests a different, more elegant perspective of Los Angeles—more city, less beach,” Shannon says. “When we stepped onto the Cafe Pinot grounds, we knew we had found our venue.” For the ceremony’s decor, Shannon and Aaron followed a romantic “Midnight in Paris” vibe, surrounding their elegant flower-wrapped chuppah with candles and twinkle lights. After the ceremony their 160 guests settled in at tables set with warm rose gold linens and flatware. Other touches included place cards with chummy nicknames, a specially made “cheesecake” made with rounds of cheese and charcuterie, and frozen bananas from local vendor Hannah’s Bananas. “My advice to brides in the throes of wedding planning is to embrace who you are rather than who you’re not,” Shannon says. “I was dead set on being a relaxed bride, but as a type A personality, that’s not who I am. While I was far from a totally relaxed bride, I was a happy bride, and that was way more important than being as cool as a cucumber.” —Carolyn Meers

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Lighting: The Lighter Side
Event Planning: Gather Events
Photography: Onelove Photography
Venue/Catering: Cafe Pinot
Specialty Rentals: Borrowed Blu
Linens: La Tavola
Florals: Petals L A
Invitations: Lucky Luxe
Bride Hair: Jade Perry + Denis De Souza Hair Colorist
Bride’s Dress: Mira Zwillinger via Marina Morrison San Francisco
Tux: Custom via Jodi Frank at Trunk Club

Colorful Beverly Hilton Reception

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We filled the Beverly Hilton with romantic, natural lighting to offset these gorgeous blooms! The Empty Vase outdid themselves with this bold design and colorful arrangements!

Thank you Signature Exposure for the photos!


Lighting: The Lighter Side | Coordination: L’amour Events | Event Design & Florals: The Empty Vase | Draping & Rentals: Revelry Event Designers | Dance Floor: Rcd Dance Floors | Linens: Luxe Linen | Photography: Signature Exposure | Venue: The Beverly Hilton

PEOPLE EXCLUSIVE | Nicky Whelan and Kerry Rhodes are Married

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Nicky Whelan and Kerry Rhodes have tied the knot in a romantic, Beverly Hills Hotel wedding.

“The Australian actress and former NFL player-turned-actor said “I do” in an eclectic, lavish ceremony at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Saturday, and PEOPLE has an exclusive look inside their big day.

“We love the tradition of marriage, and we love being able to call each other husband and wife,” Whelan, 35, said. “We both understand that our relationship takes work, and we made a choice that that’s what we are wanting. Both of our parents are still together, and so we have been around a very traditional environment our whole lives. We want to carry that through.'”PEOPLE

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Planner: Stacey Ruiz Events
Photographer: John and Joseph Photography
Venue: Beverly Hills Hotel
Lighting: The Lighter Side LA

Romantic Four Seasons Westlake Wedding

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This Four Seasons Westlake wedding ceremony and reception was covered in beautiful blooms and decor. We added soft lighting for a romantic, sunset ceremony while the reception was a bit more dramatic with a mix of white and soft purple lighting designs.

Thank you to John Solano for these beautiful images:

Venue: Four Seasons Westlake
Planner: International Event Company
Floral Design: Tic Tock Florals
Entertainment: 90210 Entertainment Group
Photographer: John Solano
Film: Moziko Wind
Starbust Backdrop/Draping: Edge Design and Decor
Rentals: Harry’s Party Rentals
Lighting: The Lighter Side
Dance Floor: Chiavari Chair Rentals
Chair Rentals: Edi Party Rental

The Cream Event 2017

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We are looking forward to The Cream Event at Cooper Design Space next week! Click HERE for ticket and event info.

“The CREAM is a curated experiential event, showcasing the most innovative people working in weddings. THE CREAM OF THE CROP, IF YOU WILL.

Since its founding in 2010 by Paige Appel and Kelly Harris of Bash Please, The CREAM has been produced and enjoyed nine times in four different cities. The 2017 CREAM Events will mark the tenth (LA), eleventh (SF), and twelfth (Nashville) editions.

For each iteration, we select 40-50 of the top industry purveyors. With an audience of engaged couples, wedding and event industry professionals, and the merely curious,
The CREAM Event is a diverse and well-loved gathering.”


Elton John 23rd Academy Awards Viewing Party

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We were honored to be part of the Elton John 23rd Academy Awards Viewing Party.  An incredible night hosted by Elton John and David Furnish and sponsored by Bulgari. The 25th annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party raised a record-breaking $7 million for the global effort to end AIDS.

“As we look back on our efforts over the past 25 years to prevent HIV infections, help people living with the disease, and speak up for their rights, we have a lot to be proud of and a lot of valuable experiences to inform our work going forward,” said Elton. “This party and our work have always been about love, inclusion, fairness, and good health for everyone. We believe these remedies can cure anything – most especially AIDS.” –Elton John

Guests arrived at the Academy Awards viewing party for cocktails followed by a gala dinner and viewing of the 89th Academy Awards.  For a fifth consecutive year, Chef Gordon Ramsay, British celebrity chef, television personality, restaurateur, and holder of 14 Michelin stars, prepared an exquisite five-course meal for guests.

Attendees included Sir Elton John and David Furnish, Adam Lambert, Adriana Lima, Alano Miller, Alessandra Ambrosio, Amy Landecker, Andie Macdowell, Andrew Rannells, Anita Baker, Anna Musky, Ashley Tisdale, Ava DuVernay, Beck and Marissa Ribisi, Beejan Land, Bellamy Young, Bernie Taupin, Beverly Johnson, Big Sean, Bradley Whitford, Bryan Singer, Caitlyn Jenner, Caroline Vreeland, Carrie Brownstein, Cheyenne Jackson, Chris Colfer, Chris Cornell and Vicky Karayiannis, Chris Hardwick, Chrissy Metz, Ciara, Colman Domingo, Colton Haynes, Daniel Paltridge (President, North America at Bulgari), David Alan Grier, David Bisbal, Diana Jenkins, Dorit Kemsley, Eric Esrailian, Eric and Janet McCormack, Freida Pinto, Gabby Douglas, Gaby Hoffmann, Gordon Ramsay, Heidi Klum, Jane Seymour, Jay Duplass, JC Chasez, Jeffrey Tambor, Jhene Aiko, John Demsey (Group President at Estee Lauder), Josephine Skriver, Judith Light, Justin Hartley, Karen Buglisi (Global Brand President at M∙A∙C), Katharine McPhee, Keesha Sharp, Kiersey Clemons, Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber, Lady Caroline Grainge, Laverne Cox, Lea Michele, Leona Lewis, Lizzy McGroder, Lottie Moss, Luke Hemsworth, Lydia Hearst, Mark O’Brien, Matthew Morrison, Michelle Dockery, Mike Colter, Mike Medavoy, Parky and Peter Fonda, Patricia Hearst, Paul Kemsley, Paz Vega and Oren Segal, Petra Nemcova, Quincy Jones, Rachel Griffiths, Regina King, Ricky Martin, Robert Kraft, Ruby Rose, Russell Simmons, Russell Wilson, Ryan Adams, Ryan Kwanten, Sandra Lee, Seth MacFarlane, Sharon Stone, Smokey and Francis Robinson, Sting and Trudie Styler, Terry George, Tim and Jane Allen, Toni Collette, Tony Goldwyn, Tracee Ellis Ross, Vanessa Hudgens, and Yvonne Orji, among others.


Lighting: The Lighter Side | Production: Virginia Fout | Venue: West Hollywood Park | Design/Decor: Antony Todd | Floral: Jeff Leatham | Entertainment: St. Paul and the Broken Bones | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Signature Party Rentals | Tent: Choura Events