- Kristin Banta EventsOwner / Designer / Producer, present
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 weekly wedding expert for Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” throughout early 2013, as well as host of “Keep the Party Moving,” a new show in development, aired on the Style network in August 2013. In 2012, Kristin had her own Bravo special, “The Ringleader”, which 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” and is currently shooting a new show for Syfy as the host and designer of, “My Big Fat Geek Wedding,” taking unusual concepts and giving them a couture spin.
Named the 2014 “Event Planner of the Year” by Event Solutions and a 2013 National BizBash Event Style Awards Finalist, Kristin is also a frequent contributor to many leading wedding and event publications. Kristin was featured as one of Los Angeles’ top event designers in “The Art of Celebration” along with “Southern California Weddings,” in addition to countless publications including InStyle Weddings, Modele Magazine, California Wedding Day, Frontiers Magazine, LA Weddings Magazine, The Knot, Modern Bride Southern California, Southern Living, Your Wedding Day Magazine, LA Times, Real Simple Weddings, Inside Weddings, Life & Style, Style Me Pretty, Junebug, Green Wedding Shoes, Weddings In Houston, Bride Finds, AOL and Punk Rock Confidential.
- Pepperdine University
- University of California, Los Angeles