Behind the scenes at Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s Los Angeles wedding

Behind the scenes at Britney Spears and Sam Asghari’s Los Angeles wedding

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Britney Spears and Sam Asghari made it official. The couple tied the knot on Thursday, June 9, in a ceremony at their secluded Thousand Oaks home in Los Angeles.

The singer met the actor and fitness expert in October 2016 on the set of his “Slumber Party” music video when Sam was cast as her love interest. Her photo was one of many the star had to browse and select. She chose him as soon as she laid eyes on him. “I didn’t have to audition,” he said. “It was a straightforward book.”

A few months passed, and then Britney found Sam’s number in her purse. “I was like, ‘He’s really cute. This guy is really cute,'” she told a radio host in 2017. “So I called him, and ever since…it’s just been a really fun and funny person.

Britney made their relationship Instagram official on New Years Day 2017, posting a photo of her and Sam at dinner. They then made many tandem training videos together. “The exercises, I find them, but the videos are because of my better half. She’s the video director,” Sam said. “It’s a really fun thing, and I watch them back and smile.” As the grassroots campaign to end Britney’s conservatorship gained momentum, Sam publicly showed his support, posting a selfie wearing a #FreeBritney t-shirt and celebrating with the star the end of her father’s control over her personal life and finances.

The couple got engaged in September 2021 when Sam proposed a classic 4-carat round brilliant diamond solitaire in a platinum cathedral setting by Roman Malayev. Sam had “Lioness” – her special nickname for Britney – etched into the band.

In April 2022, the couple let fans know they were expanding their family, announcing that Britney was pregnant. But a month later, the couple shared the sad news that Britney had suffered a miscarriage, writing on Instagram: “Our love for each other is our strength. We will continue to try to expand our beautiful family…”

To plan their wedding, the couple sat down with celebrity event producer Jeffrey Best of Best Events. “We really wanted to make it a small, beautiful time with family and friends,” Britney said. vogue. “We wanted warm, feminine colors including blush, white, cream and gold, as well as lots of shades of pinks, blush and reds.” The flowers were from Marks Garden and looked like they had been plucked from the pages of a fairy tale.

The bride wore an elegant off-the-shoulder Versace gown with a leg-revealing slit on one side and a classic white veil with satin trim. Sam completed Britney’s look in a Versace tuxedo.

Charlotte and Sofia Tilbury collaborated to create the bridal natural beauty look. “I was so thrilled and honored to be asked to design Britney’s bridal beauty look!” said Charlotte. “Britney is an icon of our time who has inspired and empowered us all with her joy and positive energy. She is such a natural beauty and has the most mesmerizing big brown eyes. Tilbury’s niece Sofia was there the day to bring the look to life.

The bride’s sparkle was further enhanced by the jewelry she finally put on to walk down the aisle. Britney’s bridal pieces weighed in at 62 carats and were all from celebrity jeweler Stephanie Gottlieb. Her look included round and pear shaped diamond earrings, a white gold heart shaped diamond tennis necklace and an oval diamond tennis bracelet.

The couple also had Stephanie create wedding bands, with Britney choosing a beautiful stack of two bands to pair with her engagement ring, and Sam selecting two platinum bands.

“We knew Britney’s dress had a classic silhouette with an open neckline, so we designed timeless pieces that would complement the style,” Stephanie said. vogue. “We collaboratively selected the pieces that felt most natural to Britney.”

Outside the couple’s home, draped in pink and roses for the occasion, was a white horse with golden hooves pulling a carriage worthy of the princess of pop. The ten-minute ceremony took place under a tent draped in blush velvet. Guests included Madonna, Selena Gomez, Drew Barrymore, Paris Hilton and Carter Reum, Kathy Hilton, Maria Menounos, Ansel Elgort, will.i.am and Donatella Versace.

After the ceremony, it was time to party. At the party, Britney changed into three more looks. A black mini dress was followed by a two-tone outfit, and finally, a red mini dress, all Versace. Contemporary Catering created the couple’s citrus blossom cake and the music was by DJ Albert.

The couple didn’t have a first dance, but Selena Gomez, Madonna and the bride danced together to “Toxic,” followed by Paris and Britney singing “Stars Are Blind.”

The newlyweds left at 10:15 p.m. in a Rolls Royce. As they drove away, the guests surrounded their car with sparklers.

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