Emily and Saul are one of the sweetest couples we have every had the pleasure of working with. Emily lives in Washington D.C.with Saul, whose family (like mine) is originally from South Africa. Oh, and he plans to run for President one day. (He’ll win, I’m sure)
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Orthodox Jewish weddings, this is one! Just before the actual wedding ceremony, the groom has a Tish where the guys hang out and drink and sing and toast him. The Bedeken is where the girls hang out separately and the bride greets guests who whisper in her ear. They each sign the ketubah. Then, the groom, accompanied by his joyous crew, dance and sing from the Tish over to the women where he covers his bride’s face with a veil. And, then, they go get married under the chuppah. You get all that?
Working with the Sterling Engagements Team is like working with family. They are a band of event specialists who take care of every last detail with efficiency and grace. Alexandra, just married six months ago, has such a calming, favorite auntie-like way about her, and she makes everybody feel at ease. (Plus, the kicker is she is a phenomenal designer and makes every event look like a million bucks!
It’s always a pleasure working along side Alex’s squad of vendors, cause we know that they are gonna rule the school. Earl and Leslie from Fantasy Frostings always make award winning cakes, every single time we work together. You can never go wrong with a band from Debois Entertainment. And, if you are going to get married on one of the rainiest days of the year, I can’t think of a better “indoor” venue than the Millenium Biltmore Hotel. All pictures were shot indoors, except for about 7 minutes before sunset when we got to hit the streets (albeit a little wet from the wicked storm). They say it’s lucky when it rains on your wedding day, but it certainly doesn’t hurt if it stops for just enough time to rock out on the streets of Downtown Los Angeles.
Venue: Millenium Biltmore Hotel
Event Design and Planning: Sterling Engagements, Alexandra Rembac
Band: Debois Entertainment
Cake and Sweets: Fantasy Frostings
Floral Design: Shawna Yamamoto Event Design
Hair/Makeup: Couture Beauty Team
Lighting: Amber Event Productions
Linens: Designer Specialty Linens
Officiant: Rabbi Bernard Gerson
Officiant: Cantor Joel Lichterman
Photographer: Next Exit Photography
Wedding Stationary: Affectionate Digitals