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    Love is Love – Wedding Bells Ring in West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District

    Turi Daoust and Brianna Kondrac got married in West Hollywood this Saturday. The couple tied the knot at the Andaz West Hollywood Hotel on the Sunset Strip. They hit West Hollywood’s Rainbow District and created quite the scene when they used the rainbow crosswalk as a runway catwalk while photographer Justin McCallum (visit https://justinmccallum.com/) and a crew of other photographers snapped their wedding photos. Cars honked and people cheered for the couple.

    Turi says they chose to get married in West Hollywood because they met in Los Angeles and have been together for the past ten years. “We’re a same sex couple and we love WeHo, so here we are. It just made sense.” she said.

    Wedding Bells in West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District – WEHO TIMES
    Wedding Bells in West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District – WEHO TIMES

    We also learned that Turi proposed to Brianna at a bed and breakfast where they spent their first Valentine’s Day together. “It was in our room and I got rose petals and everything like that,” said Turi. “It was just a private proposal and I sobbed through the whole thing.”

    Brianna did not see the proposal coming. She said she was very surprised.

    Wedding Bells in West Hollywood’s LGBT Rainbow District – WEHO TIMES

    The couple picked the perfect spot to get married.

    The 14-story Andaz West Hollywood has 239 rooms, including 20 suites and a restaurant called Riot House. It claims to be the first hotel on the Sunset Strip. The hotel first opened in 1963 by Gene Autry. It was called Gene Autry’s Hotel Continental and was later Leased to Hyatt Hotels Corporation in 1966, under the name Continental Hyatt House.

    In the late 1960s and 1970s the hotel’s proximity to popular clubs such as the Whisky a Go Go made it the preferred Los Angeles accommodation for touring rock groups, notably English bands Led Zeppelin, The Who and the Rolling Stones. It was often referred to at the time as the “Riot House”, a play on the name Hyatt House.

    In 1976, the hotel became the Hyatt on Sunset. In February 1997, the hotel was renamed the Hyatt West Hollywood. The hotel was renovated in 2008 and reopened on January 8, 2009 as the Andaz West Hollywood, the second Andaz hotel in the new brand by Hyatt Hotels and Resorts.

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    Paulo Murillo
    Paulo Murillohttps://wehotimes.com
    Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at [email protected]
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