ok, so I was asked to shoot the cocktail reception for the Speidi wedding last night. No, I was not their photographer- they hired a paparazzi photographer from a popular publication to shoot their wedding (yes, really)- I was asked by their wedding coordinator, Michelle of Mint Julep & Michael Antonia of The Flash Dance to be there.
So to cut a very long story short. There was the hired paparazzi photographer, and then there was me. I don’t watch TV and I have never watched The Hills so I had no idea who was there but I just snapped away anyways. I can say that it was totally awesome to meet Perez Hilton (and get a pic snapped with him, see below). He is ultra-sweet. I can also say that the vendors did a really incredible job.
Also, it was so great to finally meet Michael Antonia (The Flash Dance DJ) who is just as nice in person as he has been on the phone & email. And I HAVE to say that YES, he really IS that good of a DJ!! You can see some pics below of Perez Hilton cutting a mean rug to Michael’s beats! (btw, Perez throws down some badass dance moves!) No wonder The Flash Dance has had such a media frenzy around him lately, the guy totally rules and he had half of Hollywood shaking their asses last night. All the vendors did a phenomenal job! Seriously. Check out the photos below to see flowers, cake etc. Here’s the vendor list:
So anyways, Speidi is cutting the cake and all of a sudden they get really upset and they start yelling at me and telling me to give them my CF card and how did I get in, and which magazine do I work for. Ha! They thought I was paparazzi! (This may or may not all end up on The Hills- who knows). Well, then I was asked to delete my photos in front of their photographer so he could watch me do it, and then some very VERY large men started to “remove” me. It was pretty crazy. There was one guy who stopped them and said he would follow me (along with two giant bodyguards) and make sure I left without the whole, like, throw-me-out thing. I think he realized that I was NOT going to sell the photos to some magazine but that I really was just a vendor. I kept saying “but I’m not a paparazzi- I’m an artist!”. The whole thing was seriously hilarious- especially because they thought I was some sleazy photographer who was going to sell their photos… Here I was asked to shoot details and people at this wedding and next thing I know, I was being “escorted out”.
The Flash Dance and I spend like all of our time and energy promoting alternative weddings and then somehow we end up at the generi-wedding of the year!! It’s amazing how they got some really cool vendors to organize, Dj, flower, and bake for this gig… See more over on The Flash Dance blog.
ok. Enough words, more images:
Florist: Brent Wang of Eggs, Los Angeles
Cake: Sweet Gems
Venue: Social Hollywood
Me with PEREZ HILTON!
I love this shot.
get it, Perez!
Dancing away to Michael’s badass tracks.
With their photographer.
What a weird/ adventurous/ crazy/ night… see and read more over on The Flash Dance blog.