Monday, July 5, 2010

Real Weddings: Ambar & Sasha

I briefly met Ambar and Sasha at the wedding of Sasha's cousin that I did at the Four Season's Biltmore in Santa Barbara last year. Six months later they were hiring me to help wrap up the details to a wedding that Ambar had envisioned. The couple quickly became good friends of mine and I looked forward to our daily emails and talks.

Ambar and Sasha are incredible people. They love to have fun but most importantly they want to make sure all the details are in-place and that their guests were having a great time. They got married at the beautiful Mission Inn in Riverside, CA surrounded by an incredible group of family and friends and they partied all night long.

Their ceremony took place in the St. Francis of Assissi Chapel located on-site and the reception was held at the hotel's Music Room. A beautiful event full of Ambar and Sasha's spirit. This was the first wedding I have ever done where the linens were custom made by a relative, in this case Ambar's mom made linens for every table (over and underlays). Additionally, my team decked out the music room with over 400 candles on top of the floral that my in-house florist Wendy Smith created. The guests partied to a mixture of Latin and Persian music mixed with today's hip hop and pop tunes. Fun Fun Fun! So fun that at one point the groom turned into a Chippendale dancer - YIPPEE Sasha! :)

Here's a few shots take by Miguel Torres Photography from the evening. Hoping to post a video soon.

This was one of my favorite moments. As the doors opened to the chapel, Ambar just stood there and I am off to the side saying, "Ambar look up it's your moment!" and she said, "Really." I again said, "Look up and do your thang" and she did the sign of the cross, looked up, and made her way to the altar. I cried.

The vendors for Ambar & Sasha's wedding were:

Planning, Design, and Coordination: Percy Sales
Floral Design: Wendy Smith of Your Image Floral Design
Ceremony and Reception Location: Mission Inn
Music and MC: Michael Angelo Music DJs
Photography: Miguel Torres Photography
Videography: Skyline Videography
Wedding Cake: Jamaica's Cakes
String Quartet: A Touch of Ivory
Chiavari Chair Rentals: Dress My Chair
Minister: Mary Jean Valente
Make Up: Beauty by Solana
Hair: Hala Espinoza at Salon H

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Percy you were such a pleasure to work with. We totally fell in love with you. Thank you for helping us through out that whole process and for becoming a good friend of ours. We had an amazing time and you really helped my vision come to life…as well as adding your own personal touches!!! We can't thank you enough! Can't wait to see you and Ross again soon. xoxo


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