Sasha & Lance’s LOvE Story
Five years ago, Sasha and Lance met at work. Who says you can’t marry your boss? Sasha did! In Sasha’s own words…. “He asked me to marry him at the Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay. We were eating dinner at Navio and one of the waiters came by with an oval cast iron dish. He took the top off and there was my ring in its box on a bed of candy stripped roses! By the time I looked up, he was already on his knees next to me. It was the most romantic moment of my life.” What an amazing day!!! Sasha and Lance were referred to me by Z and Vida, a fantastic couple that I had the honor of photographing their spectacular wedding at the Balboa Bay Club.
Krug Champagne & Harry Winston Diamonds
Sasha’s, high end wedding preps took place in the Presidential suite at the Lowes Santa Monica Hotel. Her hair an make up was done by Lori Gatuso (the same make up artist that used by Pamela Anderson and Fabio (“I can’t believe it’s not butter” Fabio). Sasha was dripping in jewels from ….and look stunning in her Vera Wang dress.
The style of the event was a 40’s theme, that took place at a private renovated estate (sorry we can not disclose the location – due to privacy issues and we’ve been sworn to secrecy not to reveal it to any one…not even my wife!!). What I can tell you is that it was once owned by a three time academy award nominee, harkenning back to the days of RKO Pictures, who used to pal around Boris Karloff, Cecil B. DeMille, Tallulah Bankhead, Gary Cooper, Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock and Charlie Chaplin. Not bad company to keep. In today’s terms its the equivalent of hanging out with Oprah, Will Smith, Eva Longoria, Brad-Gelina and Tom Kat. Hint: This famous actor appeared in the 1939 version of the Hunch Back of Notre Dame.
She looked stunning in her Vera Wang & Miosa Couture gowns
Sasha’s, high end wedding, preps took place in the Presidential suite at the Lowes Santa Monica Hotel. Her hair an make up was done by Lori Gatuso (the same make up artist used by Pamela Anderson and in his day, Fabio (yes….you guessed it….”I can’t believe it’s not butter” Fabio). Sasha was dripping in jewels from, Harry Winston & Tiffany and looked stunning in her Vera Wang gown for the wedding and elegant in her evening Miosa Couture gown.
Sasha & Lance, were wed under a oak tree dripping with orchids, on the bluffs of the Pacific Palisades, with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica beach below.
About one hundred of their close friends and family were in attendance. Krug, was the champagne of choice supported by a cast of French wines. Tabletops were strewn with pink crystals, pastel flowers and Wildflower Linens with vintage overlays edged in white fur. The evening ended with fire works, warm chocolate chip cookies, ice cold milk and an after hours dejay’d-soiree, belly up to the art deco, copper bar in the cellar.
Just what every girl needs. Harry Winston & Tiffany diamonds and a few bottles of Krug!Family portrait are so important on the wedding day.Sasha & Lance under a surprise display of fireworks.
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Wedding Gown: Vera Wang
Everning Gown: Miosa Couture
Lowes Santa Moinca Beach Hotel, 700 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401 310-458-6700
The Producer: L.A.’s Gianna of Gianna and Company Los Angeles
Band: Three time Grammy award nominee Los Angeles based Alex Milstein’s Jazz Orchestra serenaded with classic and modern jazz.
Caterering: Uber Los Angeles and globe trotting Chef Wolfgang Puck amazed everyone with mouth watering cuisine.
Linens: Wildflower Linens, Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Ave., G-285, Los Angeles, CA 90069 310-360-9899
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