Cheech Marin, who for years shared billing with fellow counter-culture comedian Tommy Chong, formed a new partnership on August 8, 2009 as he said “I do” to classical pianist Natasha Rubin.
In a nostalgic nod to his Cheech and Chong days, the comedy classic “Earache My Eye” from the duo’s 1974 “Wedding Album” echoed on the beachfront property of the lovebirds’ shared Malibu home as the groom– his all white ensemble seeming to symbolize this new chapter in his life– strolled past 75 family members and friends, including his Nash Bridges co-star Don Johnson, Once Upon A Time in Mexico director Robert Rodriguez, Geraldo Rivera and Carlos Mencia, People magazine reported.
Taking his place by the happy event’s officiant, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, the groom watched the lady of the hour– serenaded by the traditional tune “Here Comes The Bride”– make her grand entrance in a form-fitting white wedding dress designed with a plunging v-neckline and a criss-cross back. Clutching a bouquet of white, lavender and deep purple-petaled roses, the pianist made her way toward the comic actor, her elbow-length veil joyfully dancing in the sea breeze with each step.
Two bridesmaids– one in a lilac-hued, knee-length dress, the other in aubergine to harmonize with the bride’s bouquet– and an angelic flower girl completed the bridal party. During the civil ceremony, the guests bore witness as the groom presented his love with a wedding band– the culmination of a romance which began five years before and had led to a February 17, 2009 proposal at Giorgio Baldi restaurant in Los Angeles.
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