I love November because it’s time to network and see all of my industry friends after the wedding season ends. From about May to October we air kiss at weddings and promise we’ll get together “after this craziness dies down”, but in actuality, we live for that adrenaline that we’re experiencing as we’re rushing past each other at weddings.
Halloween comes and goes and the invitations start rolling in. Open houses! New venues! Lunches! Seminars! Parties!
This past Tuesday was one of the best events I’ve attended this year. My husband Eric has never seen any of these glitzy events that I go to, so I decided to bring him along with me to see what it’s all about. I promised him that there would be an open bar and he would know at least two people there.
The event was a masquerade theme held at the incredible Petit Ermitage Hotel in West Hollywood. What a hotel! Such a gorgeous and funky place. The event was hosted by The Bridal Bar and Angeleno Magazine, designed by Cobalt Events and pulled together by Tic Tock Couture Florals, Classic Party Rentals, Laura Hooper Calligraphy, Custom Candy Buffet Bars, Plush Puffs, Supernova String Quartet, and Madame Chocolat. The highlight of the night without a doubt was a performance by the Aqualillies, a 50’s inspired water ballet group. Guests were invited to have their face painted by an authentic french Masquerade make-up artist and have their photos taken with a group of lovely Masquerade Models wearing sexy lingerie with their gorgeous hair and makeup by Fiore Beauty. All of the photos were taken by the beautiful (inside and out) Laura Grier of Beautiful Day Photography