Kristin Banta

Kristin Banta

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About Kristin

Kristin Banta With an extensive background in fashion, entertainment, and event production, as well as experience in catering and interior design, Kristin creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh perspective to the mix. Known within her community as a long-standing advocate for marriage equality, she is passionate about helping her clients find their own voice for their wedding day. Her events, from society weddings in exclusive locations to progressive film and music industry soirees, are as unique and diversified as her clientele, which range from Fortune 500’s to multi-platinum recording artists.

Kristin served as the weekly wedding expert for the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” throughout the summer of 2013 as well as the host of “Keep the Party Moving” a new show in development, aired on the Style network in August 2013. In 2012 Kristin's Bravo special, “The Ringleader,” premiered on Valentine’s Day and showcased her signature out-of-the-box style, revolutionizing the way couples look at their special day. The show re-aired for an encore Bravo presentation as “The Wedding Party” throughout the summer of 2012. Appearing as a correspondent on KTLA and as a featured designer on the Mark Burnett/DreamWorks series for TNT, “Wedding Day,” she can also be seen throughout the third season of Bravo’s “Millionaire Matchmaker” as the wedding designer and planner for host Patti Stanger. Most recently Kristin appeared as a guest judge on the Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars.”

Nominated for the National BizBash Event Style Awards in 2013 and a frequent contributor for many of the leading wedding and event publications, Kristin was featured as one of Los Angeles’ top event designers in the book “The Art of Celebration” (November 2010) along with the recently released “Southern California Weddings,” in addition to being featured in countless publications including InStyle Weddings, Modele Magazine, California Wedding Day, Frontiers Magazine, Los Angeles Weddings Magazine, The Knot, Modern Bride Southern California, Southern Living, Your Wedding Day Magazine, LA Times, Snippet & Ink, Real Simple Weddings, Inside Weddings, Life & Style, Style Me Pretty, Junebug, Green Wedding Shoes, Bride Finds, AOL and Punk Rock Confidential.

Posts by Kristin

How To Make ‘Your Day’ Your Own

Married couple enjoys their wedding

The most important thing we can impart to our couples is to make it their own. You are only going to do this once so your wedding day should tell your story and have relevance to your courtship, your lives, and all the things you are passionate about and enjoy doing together. Consider what you […]

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Creating a wedding to reflect YOU

Woman holds perfect flowers for her wedding day

When a couple first becomes engaged, and the waves of “Congratulations!” have begun to subside, some of the very first questions that their friends and family will inevitably begin to ask them is, “So what is your wedding theme?” or, god forbid, “What are your wedding colors?”.  Although some might disagree with me, I strongly […]

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When to Take Your Honeymoon

A couple relaxes on their honeymoon

When it comes to planning your honeymoon, the timing of your honeymoon can be a very tricky issue.  Do you want a grand send-off from your wedding reception complete with sparklers, fireworks, and a vintage Bentley?  Or do you want to spend more time with your friends and family, especially those who came into town […]

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How long should your engagement period be?

Couple gets engaged

Gone are the days when couples are expected to be engaged for a year or more. For the sake of you and your fiance’s peace of mind, your engagement period should only be as long as necessary to successfully design and plan your wedding engagements. That being said, longer engagements do obviously have their perks.  […]

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