Premiere Party Rents had the opportunity to be part of celebrity wedding planner David Tutera’s opulent, black-tie wedding at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles with an amazing team of creatives and it is now featured in the latest issue of The Knot!
“The main theme and message of wedding planner and designer David Tutera’s nuptials with partner Joey Toth was undoubtedly love—but more specifically, “love is love.” The phrase, heavily used when same-sex marriage was legalized in the US over two years ago, was seen on the couple’s décor, cake and symbolically at their historic ceremony.
On April 1, David and Joey were the first same-sex couple to marry inside the Hollywood United Methodist Church under the United Methodist religion, shining a light on the progress that’s been made toward equality for all. However, this moment also included a little levity that happened during their heartfelt vows with David’s daughter, Cielo, that made their 280 guests laugh out loud.
“As anyone with a three-and-a-half-year-old knows, sometimes what we have planned and what they have planned is totally different,” Joey says. “During our vows, Cielo decided I needed gum and walked up to the altar to ask in her loudest voice if I needed any.” (Besides being the star of the ceremony, Cielo was also front and center on the wedding invitations that read, “Cielo Tutera invites you to her two daddies’ wedding.”)
Joey says officially being declared husband and husband was the best feeling ever. “When the doors opened for us to walk down the aisle, there were no nerves—just an overwhelming feeling of love and joy that took over.”
David’s vision for the black-tie reception at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles was a luxurious old-Hollywood vibe, with a gospel choir, DJ and band. The decadent menu offered frisée and arugula salad with truffle vinaigrette and three main course options: butter-poached Maine lobster, grilled rosemary beef filet and truffle risotto. Not to be outdone, the dessert course featured a main wedding cake, three additional cakes (dulce de leche, marble with chocolate fudge buttercream and spice cake rolled in 24-karat gold), cake pops, macarons and cupcakes. Besides wine and bubbly, guests also enjoyed the vodka, tequila and whiskey bars stationed throughout the ballroom.” – Ivy Jacobson via The Knot
Venue: Hollywood United Methodist Church, Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles | Photography: Maring Visuals | Rentals: GLAM Specialty Rentals, Premiere Party Rents, Luna Party Rentals | Music: Warren Priske’s Old Hollywood Vintage Jazz Bands | Florals: Passion Roses, Butterfly Floral & Event Design | Groomsmaids Attire: David Tutera for Gather & Gown | Invitations: by David Tutera’s line for Invitations by Dawn | Cake: A Sweet Designed | Drinks: One Hope Vineyards