July 31, 2008

The Millennium Biltmore Wedding in Los Angeles, continued..

This post is long overdue! I wanted to post some highlight pictures (sooner) from Kevin and Linda's wedding (click here for the teaser slideshow) at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel, but it was so difficult picking out just a few favorites. I also tried to pick out images that reflected the Biltmore's Beaux-Arts style and architecture - so you'll see lots of backgrounds and symmetry.

I've gotten to know Linda and Kevin in the last few months and I can see their passion and love for creating something that would truly give their family and guests something to enjoy and remember. They created some of the most amazing details for their wedding - everything from the florals to the ice sculpture, table settings, and center pieces were incredible. Their reception started with grand cocktail hour with countless types of hors 'douvres, guests were welcomed into the ballroom with confetti cannons, dinner started with prawn salad then fillet and jumbo prawn, ending in champagne & mignairdaise with cake, and there's just way too many other incredible details to describe!

Linda went out with a HUGE BANG in five (that's 5) different gowns, including her exquisite wedding dress designed by Anne Barge:

8 inches!

Linda had a very nice 'intimate surprise' for Kevin - it was an elegant full color book of her boudoir photo shoot we did a few months ago. Kevin loved it!

I just had to show the Fabergé Egg again, inside were the wedding rings:

A grand entrance isn't a grand entrance without the ticker tape!

It's hard to tell, but that's a 4' cake (four+ feet tall)

holy cow Linda totally got some serious air time!

Balcony view of the majestic Crystal Ballroom

The Rat Pack!

Second Shooter: Kristi Rosales - you totally ROCKED!
Third Shooter: Tania Greenwood - thank you thank you thank you!
Tags: Linda and Kevin's wedding at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, Downtown Los Angeles wedding photography, Beaux-Arts, Golden Room, Crystal Ballroom, details, swing dance, a Millennium Biltmore wedding, Greg Bumatay had a blast!
Vendors: this gorgeous place is The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles
wedding designed by Linda (the bride) of Grand Soirees
Makeup & Hair: Janelle Contreras & Erin Shellabarger for Nirvana Salon
videography by Luvbug Films (Elysium Productions) - Jeff and Hillaire were awesome!
florals by Kimberly Horn - amazing details and design
live band/music by Rick Whitefield Band - they were incredible!!!
Invitations, programs, menus: Whimsical Designs
calligraphy by Ginny Moore
Pillars, Planter Boxes, Stairs: TKL Custom Builders
Bridal Gowns: #1 Anne Barge, #2 Nicole Miller, #5 A.B.S.
Bridesmaids Gowns: BCBG Max Azria
Tuxedos: Suitfellas, Los Angeles, CA
Favors: Godiva (that topped it off for me!)

Now go watch their slideshow (click it or else)


markessaxo said...

Agree - the details are absolutely fabulous!

Josh said...

That place looks awesome...and so do the pics!

Linda and Kevin said...

Love the pics! Love how "greg had a blast" is a tag :-)

maritessb said...

what a beautiful wedding. the details is so pink! I love that!

YolandaR said...

First picture of the bride, with the blurred movement = WOW! Very artsy fartsy. Great work with this beautiful wedding.

Linda said...

I believe I was rather good about fulfilling my promise that I'd be a calm bride, seeing as how I didn't have a nervous breakdown when one of the bridesmaids dropped my bouquet down a staircase, subsequently turning it into floral shrapnel on the way to the ceremony.

Rodolfo Arpia said...

Amazing wedding and AMAZING photos!
Love them all... Cheers!

Julie | Luvbug Films said...

Holy cow these photos are GORGEOUS!!! Congrats Linda & Kevin!!

Holly Havenhill said...

ummm... stunning...

The Actual Joey Himself said...

Very Very nice job Greg

AHS Photography said...

absolutely gorgeous! so glad you posted more!

Ruby said...

do you realize how incredibly talented you are? your work is insane. i love it. no....that would be an understatement.

your sh*t rocks the world.

there we go.
now you know.

david & kimi baxter said...

UN-real my friend! UN-real!

Bumatay said...

Thanks for all the nice words, you guys make me GUSH.

= )

Anonymous said...

You captured the moment in every picture!!! Great job!


eliesa said...


Kristi @ KLK Photography said...

agh!!! I wish i would've peeked at your beautiful shots before i shot there! SO awesome!!! Your stills are stunning. You cease to amaze me Greg!!! Keep ROCKIN!

Tempting Weddings said...

delicious photos :)

AllenP said...

You said that your florist was a person named Kimberly Horn. I couldn't find anything on her. Does she have a website?

Linda Ly said...

Hi AllenP, contact me at Linda at grandsoirees dot com for information regarding the florist.