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Nouveau Carnival wedding: Nina + Amir

February 23, 2012

When Nina + Amir play by their rules, nothing short of amazing happens. DIY wedding? Not this one. N + A left it all up to the pros! There were no vendors involved in this wedding by the way. So who exactly helped to pull off this eclectic nouveau carnival wedding? A group of crazy talented, “Party Enablers”. Amir’s words, not ours (but we may soon ban vendors to replace with that). The always refreshing photos, captured by Max Wanger, tell the entire story – from atop an L.A mountain to a colorful reception at the Marrakesh House. You’ll die when you see what Party Enablers, Bash, Please dished out for this partay.

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From Kelly & Paige of Bash, Please:

Nina + Amir are two worlds but one heart. Both actor/comedians, she hailing from NYC and he from San Francisco, they have a love for eclectic, dramatic, flair and crazy fun. Their wedding was bound to be colorful in more ways than one. Bright pops of modern patterns mixed with French Moroccan elegance meet up at one of L.A.’s eco-friendly venues, Marrakesh House. Nina + Amir allowed us to take the traditional elements of a wedding and spin them into nouveau carnival. There’s a modern interpretation of a Persian Sofreh and a hookah lounge, both a nod to his heritage. We hired a tarot card reader and a fortune teller, a nod to her whimsical interests. Comedians dressed up as drag queens interviewed guests on video. A gospel choir played their processional. Pops of color in rainbow hues mixed with black and white sophistication set the tone for a playful reception. Nina wore a hot pink Valentino party dress for dancing. 

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Nina had one wardrobe change throughout the night, Amir had 5 different boutonnieres to change up throughout the night – each in a different color. To tie in all the pops of color, each table was assigned a color and the flowers (gorgeous pink peonies, hot pink nerine, pink heirloom roses, orange sandersonia, orange mums, yellow ranunculas, yellow dahlias, craspedia, acacia, green lisienthus, mint, purple clover, purple scabiosa) were arranged in an ombre effect in that shade.

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Their very cool moving picture, brought to you by Shark Pig:

Incredibly fun and gorgeous. That’s the way it’s done! Congrats Nina + Amir!

Photography: Max Wanger / Planners + Designers + Florals: Bash, Please / Videography: Shark Pig / DJ: The Flashdance / Cocktail hour + Dinner + Mixologist + Late-Night Tacos: Heirloom LA / Venue: Marrakesh House / Rentals: Town and Country Rentals / Dessert: Sweet and Saucy Shop / Photobooth: Smile Booth / Gospel Choir: David Daughtry with members of the West Angeles Church of God in Christ /Style Consultation: Catherine Sheppard of The Life Styled /Tarot Reader: Chany Breen / Bride’s dress: Carolina Herrera found at PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com / Reception dress: Valentino / Shoes: Something Bleu from bhldn.com / Nina’s wedding ring (and engagement rings): antique Art Deco piece from the 1930s / Groom’s suit, shirt, and tie: Jimmy Au’s