In this blog, I'm taking you behind the scenes of the 12th-anniversary celebrations of real estate mogul Manny Khoshbin and model-actress Leyla Milani at their private estate in Orange County.
It's a beautiful thing to celebrate years of sustained love. I had the privilege to capture Leyla Milani's and Manny Khoshbin's over-a-decade-long marriage at their private estate a week ago. The event was expectedly stunning, and I intend to walk you through it as the photographer covering this event.
To mark the occasion, Leyla chose to wear the same dress she wore for her wedding. She looked absolutely stunning, dressed in a gorgeous white gown with lace detail and a thigh-high slit. Her natural glam makeup with a high ponytail complemented her look seamlessly. Later in the night she changed into a custom dress by Jila Atelier. This fun and flirty dress carried over the floral lacework from her wedding gown, making way for a smooth transition.
For the decor Leyla and Manny chose to keep it clean and classy with the assistance of Details by Haleh. White candles by InStyle Candles and white photo-ops like the flower wall set the scene. Milky white balloons and silver butterfly inflatables flanked the staircase. The ambiance looked incredibly ethereal when the flower-with-feathers centerpieces glowed under the pink neon lights.
The white theme continued to the dance party scene with the white dance floor, lounge furniture, and candles surrounding the pool. The DJ and the dancers were dressed in white and silver — something that brought out the glitter and glam of the event.
Another beautiful (and unique!) decor item was a huge screen at the center of the pool area, which played a slideshow of pictures of the two of them.
A six-tier rotating cake was the center of attention in this Hollywood-like glam party. A whole platter of fruits and a wide range of drinks were prepared for the spread. The desserts stood out to me mainly because they were bite-sized and, well, delectable!
Leyla and Manny's Anniversary: A Thank You Note
Leyla and Manny were truly a delight to work with. I had the best time taking pictures and chatting up some friends in attendance — Tarek and Heather El Moussa, Christine Chiu, Gretchen Rossi, and Lilly Ghalichi.
Thank you, Leyla and Manny, for making me a part of this event!
Flower wall: @wonderwalloc
Rotating Cake: @sweet_by_saray