Ashika + Cesar | Wedding at the Bently Reserve

For their San Francisco wedding, Ashika and Cesar were looking for elegance, grandeur, style. They found it at the Bently Reserve. The former home of San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank, the building now plays host to weddings and events, where the guests can take advantage of the old-world feel of this monumental space. Ashika and Cesar’s wedding day itinerary would take guests all over the city of San Francisco, and my team and I were there to capture it all. You can see the wedding photography from Ashika and Cesar’s wedding on Sasha Photography’s blog. The gentlemen got ready at Le Meridien in the heart of San Francisco’s financial district, while the ladies prepped at the couple’s SOMA condo. Old St. Mary’s Cathedral played host to a Catholic mass and a ceremony imbued with meaning. The guests boarded a classic San Francisco trolley, while Ashika and Cesar took the Rolls Royce for a spin, and together we traveled all the way to the  Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge for our wedding photoshoot. Returning to downtown, we entered the stunning Bently Reserve event center. By itself, the Bently Reserve is an imposing building, but simply a space is nothing without the efforts of all the wonderful vendors who made this day come true for Ash and Cesar. As they made their grand entrance, the atrium was awash in striking orange and purple colors – lighting provided by MEGA Event Production. Enveloped by that gorgeous glow, guests took their places among impeccably decorated tables and stunning centerpieces – all made possible by Jane Hammond Events. The couple and their guests were treated to not one, not two, but three dance performances by a top-notch Indian dance troupe. And if that weren’t enough, at some point in the night, burlesque dancers descended the staircase to kick off the party! With the Catholic ceremony and the abundance of beautiful sari’s and Indian dance, the wedding really struck a balance between Cesar’s Filipino and Ashika’s Indian roots. My own photography and videography teams stayed at the top of their game throughout the day to ensure uninterrupted coverage as we transitioned from place to place. After the guests enjoyed the performances and a delicious meal, DJ Vadim, from DJ Jeremy Productions kept the Bently Reserve dance floor packed and rocking all night! When Ashika and Cesar saw the film, they simply said:

“Thank you Sasha we loved it! You made it look so great!!!!!!!!!”