Iron Man 3 Red Carpet Premiere At El Capitan In Hollywood #IronMan3Event

El Capitan Premiere

I must have seriously woken up from what my be the best dream of my life, because things like this just don’t happen to me.  I am a movie loving, secret rapping, half Italian mom who lives on the Florida gulf coast.  Walking the red carpet with some of the biggest stars, for one of the most amazing movie series doesn’t happen to people like me… except when it does!!  Just a few days ago I walked the red carpet alongside the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downy Jr., Don Cheadle, Ty Simpkins, Guy Pearce, Sir Ben Kingsley, and many more.  Somebody pinch me, I must be dreaming!

I flew to LA for 3 days and 2 nights as I was graciously approached and asked to cover the red carper premiere of Iron Man 3.  Who was I to say no, when the stars are aligning and this is what I know I was meant to do.  You see, since a very young, tender age,  I have  known deep down I was meant to walk those red carpets, unfortunately the talent agents never found me.  Lucky for me Marshall and Disney did and I could not be more grateful.

As one would expect, the first concern was OH MY GOSH what in the world am I going to wear!  Luckily I found a dress and shoes so all was well.  After a day full of surprises (that I absolutely will not tell you about until sometime next year), interviews with some of the cast (watch for that later this week), I had just a short time to get myself ready to walk that red carpet.  Would we see any celebrities from the movie, would I be able to walk without falling on my face (my heels were 5.5 inches high, but to die for)?  Only time would tell.   I was ready as I ever would be and I was in some pretty good looking company if I do say so myself.

As we arrived we waited on a side street so that we would be able to walk the red carpet the same time as the one and only Iron Man himself…Robert Downy Jr.  We were waiting when all of a sudden I noticed a guy in a black suit walking, then a bicycle cop, followed by a beautiful red AUDI convertible.  As I stared at the car and my eyes moved to the driver it took a minute to click the person driving was ROBERT and his wife Susan was in the passenger seat.  I could not get my camera quick enough (bad blogger for not having it ready).  I got a shot of the back of the car but made up for it as we headed to the red carpet…check out the profile picture I snapped as he signed autographs for his fans:

Robert Downy Jr. Iron Man 3 Premiere

I was finally able to get my wits about me and was ready to hit the red carpet with Marshall and my blogger girls (MomLuck, The Rebel Chick, Lady & The Blog, Consumer Queen):

Toni Red Carpet 2 Toni Red Carpet

Walking the red carpet was such a surreal experience.  The fans, the media, the stars OH MY!  I LOVED the atmosphere of the red carpet.  The celebs, the camera, the lights, every bit of it gets me excited.  I get amped up and my adrenaline going.  What really brought a smile to my face was seeing how personable the stars were to the fans and the media.    I was able to see quite a few celebs on the red carpet and inside the theater, such as Robert Downy Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Guy Pearce, Don Cheadle, Chris Hemsworth (le sigh), Tom Hiddleston, Peter Facinelli, Bella Thorne, Debbie Ryan, and quite a few more.

Pepper & Tony

These photos provided by Disney collaged by me

Iron Man 3

These photos provided by Disney, collaged by me.

Iron man 3 premiere

After walking the red carpet it was time to hand in our cameras and phones and enjoy the newest in the Iron Man series, Iron Man 3.  Inside the theater the atmosphere was electric, everyone was anxiously anticipating Iron Man 3.

What would happen in the movie?  Would this be the final in the Iron Man series?  While I  know the answers I won’t be sharing them with you in this post.  You will just have to wait and see in a later post more of my thoughts on Iron Man 3.  I will  say the movie was AWESOME!  I think it may be my favorite of the Iron Man movies.

Attending the premiere and walking the red carpet for Iron Man 3 is definitely the highlight of my year so far.  I am not really sure anything can top it!  It was a night I will never forget and definitely one for the memory books!  For more photos of the premiere check out my post on Red Carpet Mama.  What are you most looking forward to about Iron Man 3?

***A HUGE thanks to Marvel and Disney for providing travel, accommodations, and food during the Iron Man 3 Event. All opinions expressed are 100% honest and my own. Also, all images in this post are either mine or provided by Disney and copyright protected**

 Also thank you to ISO Beauty for helping make my hair red carpet ready and ShootSac for helping me get my camera to LA in style and with ease!

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Toni is a professional lifestyle blogger living on the sunny Florida Gulf Coast. She has a passion for Disney, Travel, Fashion, Cooking, Tech, Family Fun Ideas, Reviews, Giveaways and loves being able to share that with her readers!

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  1. 1

    You got some really amazing pictures, Toni! I was so frazzled I didn’t even SEE Guy Pearce! It was so great ot meet you, and you are right this truly was an amazing experience!

    • 2

      Aside from RDJ he was one of the first ones to catch my eye…not that I was on the lookout or anything haha. It as wonderful to meet you and I hope we get to do another event together in the future 🙂

  2. 3

    You look great girl! I love the dress and the shoes. Let’s not forget the awesome pics you got!

    • 4

      LOL Thank you. I did my best, but was so flustered I couldn’t think straight some of the time 🙂

  3. 5

    You have some awesome pictures Toni! So happy I was able to spend time with you during this event. You have some of the cutest outfits, and your dress? Fab-U-LOUS. <3

    • 6

      I am so glad we got to meet and chat during this event, it truly was amazing and the company I got to keep just made it that much better 🙂

  4. 7

    You got some great pictures!! You looked fabulous, too!

    • 8

      Thanks Tiffany!!! So glad I got to experience this with you and so many great bloggers!!

  5. 9

    You looked amazing, the dress the shoes! So glad to finally meet you! What an amazing trip!

  6. 10

    You were MADE to walk that red carpet Toni! I miss you and LOVE you. 🙂

  7. 12

    Hey Toni! Great post and great meeting you!!!!!!!!!

  8. 14

    I still can’t believe that I was really there…it really did happen, right? LOL! Thanks again for taking my photo!

  9. 15

    I still feel like I need to pinch myself! Attending this Premiere was definitely the high point of my year and I am so glad I got to experience it with you!

  10. 16

    You did look absolutely FANTASTIC in that dress! I just loved the gold sparkliness of it! (Can’t believe spellcheck says “sparkliness isn’t a word!)

    Anyway, it was fantastic to see you again in LA and seeing all your great photos makes the memories come rushing back all over again!

    • 17

      What is wrong with spellcheck these days, it’s as if it doesn’t have any common sense LOL.

  11. 18

    You looked fabulous and rocked those 5″ heels! Great shots and next time, we’ll have those cameras ready!

  12. 20

    Since I love RDJ and how he plays that role, I know I’ll love this movie as much as the other two. Can’t wait. What a fabulous experience you had! Woohoo!

  13. 21

    What a fantastic opportunity that you had.

  14. 22

    LOVE the pics you got! Had such a fun evening with you!

  15. 23

    Look at you hot mommas! I really love seeing photos of blog mommas meeting up at events! What a truly amazing experience!

  16. 24

    You, as well as the bloggers and celebrities, all looked absolutely stunning! What a great opportunity.

  17. 25

    What an amazing experience! You looked beautiful!

  18. 26

    It looks like so much fun! So, was Gwyneth’s dress as jaw-dropping as the tabloids have indicated?

  19. 27

    This is so awesome!

  20. 28

    Oh looks like you had an amazing time and you looked absolutely gorgeous.


    LOVE the new design. So pretty and so you!

  21. 29

    You got some great pics! Looks like a super fun time.

  22. 30

    Such a fun day. It was nice seeing you again.

  23. 31

    Ooh, how totally fun!

  24. 32

    Wow, you are absolutely gorgeous!

  25. 33

    You looked fabulous, it was definitely one of the best moments of my year too.

  26. 34

    Oh wow looks like such a fun night!!! I really think this will be a good movie, and I would be super excited to go to a premiere!!!

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