Glenbrook Wedding-
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Friday, January 25, 2013
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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 Richard
Holbrooke and then Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen; worked in and out of
Afghanistan 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 Afghanistan
and worked together for years on Afghanistan and Pakistan. Stunning glass from artisans in
Herat, Afghanistan and kites from the movie the Kite Runner made by a traditional kite maker in
Kabul, Afghaninstan. Rehearsal on the Tahoe Queen at sunset. Ceremony on the water of the
Lake Tahoe in the historic private community of Glenbrook. Many vendors were close friends
with amazing companies.
Dress: Anna Maier/Ulla Maija Couture
Chef: Mark Estee; his restaurant, Campo, was just named one of Esquire Magazine's 15 best
new restaurants in America! (see here)
Men's Ties: Martyn Bal
Vikram's Suit: Ermenegildo Zegna
Wines: Arger Martucci and Silver Oak; Kosta Arger (Arger Martucci) is close friend of my dad
Location: Glenbrook, Nevada historic
private community on the shore of Lake Tahoe
Officiant: Barnett Rubin great
story; he's the nation's leading expert on Afghanistan, advisor to
Hillary Clinton.
Design: Paulette and Robin Trainor
Wedding Planner: Felicia Events
Invitations: Luke Pontifell, Thornwillow
Menu, Programs: Jason Neidle by Tethos
Favors: Simply Nic's Artisenal Shortbread
Kites: Anwar Khan, champion kite flyer from Pakistan, Old City Kites
Afghan Glass: 200 pieces from Herat; Rahim Walizada owner of
Flower Girls: Love Jay Girls
Bracelet: Gift from author, Ahmed Rashid
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Reception 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 sang
Wall Street Journal Foreign Editor Jay Solomon; CNN's Elise Labott;
Many senior govt types: Colin Kahl, Missy Owens (Biden's niece), Hannah Richert (President
Clinton'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 Jennings
Michael Dwork, founder and CEO of Verterra
note: Vali