I love, love, love this wedding. I know that I say that all the time so it’s a little like the boy who cried wolf, but this time. Well, you’ll see. Remember the incredible rehearsal dinner that the fabulous Alison Hotchkiss planned and Jose Villa (who really needs no words of introduction) photographed? Well, today, we are all about their wedding!
Ummm, fabulous, right? The lovely Alison Hotchkiss has been sweet enough to share all of the oh-so-fun details with us so I am just going to pass the mic over to her!
Alisa and Shahraab were originally planned to get marred in Mexico at the beautiful Esperanza Hotel (an Auberge hotel) and do their rehearsal dinner at the Marquis Los Cabos. Two pretty epic spots. Swine flu broke out two weeks before the wedding date and in 5 days determined it was best to move it somewhere else in California. Being a warm climate was important to the couple (since it was winter in NYC) and many of the guests coming form China would be flying through LA. My event producer Kelsey, went down to LA and scouted hotels up and down the coast for her and ended up in Palm Springs for another client meeting when a light went off that it was the perfect spot. Due to the fact the wedding was so last minute they got great hotel rates and in the end spent about 20k less then they would have in Mexico.
We have a gazillion photos to show you from this incredible affair…from drool inducing flowers to perfect bridesmaids and tables that are going ot make you jump for joy! More in just a bit!