An elegant wedding, a touching anniversary party, an over-the-top gala — every standout event is accomplished with precise planning. From the invites to the band to the decor, personalized details can take your celebration from basic to bold. And whether you’re throwing a black-tie bash at The Beverly Wilshire or an intimate at-home cocktail party, finding a smart, creative and reliable planner can ensure your party is pure perfection. So, to help you out, here is our list of LA’s top pros who are guaranteed to help you pull off a memorable occasion everyone will be talking about for years to come.
Beth Helmstetter, the owner and principle event designer at Beth Helmstetter Events, has created multi-day celebrations everywhere from Bali to Paris to Philippines, Central America and throughout the United States. BHE offers the opportunity of working directly with Helmstetter, or with one of their seasoned event producers, depending on the level of design and production your celebration demands. By choosing one-on-one design with Helmstetter, guests are assured that she will personally spearhead the creation, design and implementation of their celebration — from concept to completion.
Brooke Keegan specializes in full-service planning and production, design, destination weddings and multiple day events at some of the most sought-after venues across Southern California and beyond. With her outstanding organizational skills and love of design, she has established a reputation for flawless execution and visually stunning parties of all kinds, to include corporate clients seeking the coordination of distinct events synonymous to their brand identity and corporate culture.
With their extensive hospitality management resumes, the Details Details team possesses in-depth industry knowledge and experience that has proven to be invaluable in ensuring a seamlessly planned and executed event. Whether it’s day-of wedding event management, producing and executing an entire event or pulling together a corporate event that maintains brand integrity in a cost effective manner, Details Details is passionate about delivering uncompromising guest service while maintaining a positive and sophisticated approach.
David Tutera was just 19 when his grandfather — a successful florist — noticed his artistic ability, so he encouraged him to open his own event planning business despite his age and only having one client. Today, Tutera’s impressive client list includes Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, the Official Post Grammy Parties, Elton John, Vanessa Williams, Barbara Walters, the Rolling Stones, Prince Charles, The White House, The John F. Kennedy Center, as well as countless film premieres and celebrity parties for royalty, politicians, socialites, several philanthropic organizations and countless other notable names and venues. But to say Tutera is just an amazing planner would be a serious understatement. He’s also penned eight books, has had three hit television shows on WE tv, is a regular professional speaker and has a robust lifestyle brand in the areas of fashion, jewelry, invitations, DIY crafting and stylish home goods.
With an extensive background in event production, entertainment and fashion, as well as experience in catering and interior design, Banta creates unforgettable celebrations while bringing a fresh and innovative perspective to the mix. Known within the events 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, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to multi-platinum recording artists. The latest feather in Banta’s cap? A recent partnership with Lotte Hotels. Kristin is designing the ballroom for their new 6-star Signiel hotel being built in Seoul, opening April 2016. Drawing inspiration from celestial wonders, her luxurious, sophisticated design for the brand’s signature ballroom, which soars over the city from the 76th floor and features a soft cream palette accented by gold and onyx.
Linda Howard brings to each of her projects the training, education and experience of a seasoned consultant and coordinator. With a background in psychology and 20 years of experience as an interior designer, Linda calls on her extraordinary attention to detail and creativity to make each wedding as unique as the couple. She prides herself on creating and designing weddings, and related events, that are elegant, sophisticated, tasteful, unforgettable and unique. Together with her outstanding staff, Linda creates and coordinates weddings that are dreams come try for her clients.
Lisa Vorce Co (LVCO) is a distinct event design and production studio that creates one-of-a-kind celebratory experiences for discerning individuals and companies. LVCO’s boutique sensibility provides specialized attention to particular needs, with a focus on experience and innovation — not formula and routine. Under the direction of owner and creative director Lisa Vorce, LVCO provides an unparalleled approach to event design and production for a high-end clientele, including A-listers like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend. When it comes to inspiration, Lisa utilizes her passion for travel and appreciation of different cultures to produce events in locations throughout the world.
Based out of Beverly Hills, Mindy Weiss is a full-service event planner who has successfully grown her brand to become a lifestyle expert with books, product lines and spokesperson partnerships. Mindy began her career in party planning more than twenty years ago by creating custom invitations for social events. Her clients recognized her creativity and at their urging, she officially opened Mindy Weiss Party Consultants in 1992. She has since planned celebrations all over the world and has written three best- selling books Today, Mindy and her amazing team are innovators and trendsetters best known for their creative ideas, unexpected décor accents and exquisite attention to every last detail. She is well-known for creating weddings, parties and baby showers for clients including: Fergie and Josh Duhamel, Ellen Degeneres and Portia Rossi, Jessica Simpson, Serena Williams, Russell Wilson and Ciara, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, Heidi Klum, Pink, Sofia Vagara and Joe Manganiello, Kimberly Williams & Brad Paisley, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, and three couples from ABC’s “The Bachelor.”
Troy Williams is known for creating memorable events and branding experiences for celebrity, corporate, social and charity clients of all kinds. His attention to the details — both big and small — is consistently at an exceptionally high standard. During his rewarding 14-year tenure, as a Senior Publicist for premieres and special events at Warner Bros. Pictures, he was involved in the planning and implementation of over 450 special events from coast to coast, including Academy Award and Golden Globe parties.
YourBASH! is a full-service event production company that executes everything from a blockbuster movie premiere or an award show after-party to a product launch to a wedding or corporate event. With over two decades of combined experience, the YB team has executed several high-profile events ranging from the Emmys Red Carpet and Media Tent to the “American Idol” after party to aspirational mitzvahs and private events.