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Wedding took place in Glenbrook,NV (Lake Tahoe Private Estate area on the east side of the lake)
Elevation at 6,250 feet. Saturday, September 15, 2012- Setting of ceremony was outside on a back yard bluff lined with aspen trees that hung with golden green hues with a perfect view of Lake Tahoe glistening waters. The Sierra sun made perfect tempatures while the fall breeze made the kites dance along the beach of many colors of the rainbow. Ceremony had blankets and benches for a very casual feeling.
The wedding ceremony was the true meaning of coming together as one with a multiculural of traditions that played into the ceremony gracefully. Bride escorted by her father with melody played from a Bag Pipe. Readings from the bible of Song of Solomon 2:10 -13 8:6-7, Hindi Song "When I see your sparkling eys, I don't see the stars at all- When I get your helping hand- I don't need the world at all" Plus a reading from William Shakespeare of Sonnet 21 on the TRUTH of LOVE. Dedication organ music City of Gods composed by Leo Sowerby in 1956 - In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of St. James Church, Batavia, New York and dedicatred to Roger Bommer (brides grandfather).
* This is the whole meaning behind a ceremony. Make it yours and one of a kind! Felicia Events looks forward to the wedding photographs by Tanya Malott of Ashley and Vikram wedding celebration.
Written by Ashley Bommer-
The couple: diplomats who met flying to Afghanistan with the late legendary diplomat RichardHolbrooke and then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen; worked in and out ofAfghanistan and Pakistan for years, only later fell in love after both had left the State Dept.
NYTimes Wedding announcement
Details: Comfortable elegance. Very warm and personal. The couple met flying to Afghanistanand worked together for years on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Stunning glass from artisans inHerat, Afghanistan and kites from the movie the Kite Runner made by a traditional kite maker inKabul, Afghaninstan. Rehearsal on the Tahoe Queen at sunset. Ceremony on the water of theLake Tahoe in the historic private community of Glenbrook. Many vendors were close friendswith amazing companies.Dress: Anna Maier/Ulla Maija CoutureChef: Mark Estee; his restaurant, Campo, was just named one of Esquire Magazine's 15 bestnew restaurants in America! (see here)Men's Ties: Martyn Bal Vikram's Suit: Ermenegildo ZegnaWines: Arger Martucci and Silver Oak; Kosta Arger (Arger Martucci) is close friend of my dadLocation: Glenbrook, Nevada historicprivate community on the shore of Lake TahoeOfficiant: Barnett Rubin greatstory; he's the nation's leading expert on Afghanistan, advisor toHillary Clinton.Design: Paulette and Robin Trainor Wedding Planner: Felicia Events Invitations: Luke Pontifell, Thornwillow Menu, Programs: Jason Neidle by TethosFavors: Simply Nic's Artisenal ShortbreadKites: Anwar Khan, champion kite flyer from Pakistan, Old City KitesAfghan Glass: 200 pieces from Herat; Rahim Walizada owner of Chukpalu.comFlower Girls: Love Jay Girls Bracelet: Gift from author, Ahmed RashidRentals: Classic Party RentalsReception Plates: Michael Dwork, Verterra. (made from fallen banana leaves in India)Lots of fun and notable guests:Ronan Farrow (son of Mia Farrow), played guitar and sangWall Street Journal Foreign Editor Jay Solomon; CNN's Elise Labott;Many senior govt types: Colin Kahl, Missy Owens (Biden's niece), Hannah Richert (PresidentClinton's Advisor), Matt Spence, David Kilcullen, Saskia t'Hooft (daughter of Nobel laureate Gerard t'Hooft)Miranda de Pencier, producer of The Beginners and other movies sang;James Eberhard;David and Sarah Holbrooke;Lizzie JenningsMichael Dwork, founder and CEO of Verterranote: Vali