Lance Bass and Michael Turchin's wedding aimed for 'royal vibe'

Lance Bass and Michael Turchin's wedding aimed for 'royal vibe'
David Turchin, left, and N'Sync veteran Lance Bass -- shown at the American Music Awards in November -- were married Saturday in Los Angeles. (Paul Buck / EPA)

Lance Bass and artist Michael Turchin were married Saturday -- and the N'Sync alum was more than happy to share details about the big day.

"We wanted our wedding to be full of elements that we grew up with and things that we learned from our parents," Bass told People. "It's all about one generation passing on to the next generation how to do things."


That said, the evening was not exactly 100% traditional.

About 300 guests -- down from an original guest list of 750 -- showed up for the nondenominational ceremony at L.A.'s Park Plaza Hotel, which Bass said had a "royal vibe."

The wedding party included the couple's three dogs, plus supermodels as flower girls, Bass told the mag. Hey, he said, they didn't want to hurt any feelings by narrowing it down to a a few bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Actresses JoAnna Garcia Swisher and Jamie-Lynn Sigler officiated a ceremony that included nods to the grooms' Jewish and Baptist backgrounds. Yup, there was a chuppah. N'Sync pal JC Chasez sang during the first dance -- taking the torch from Jordin Sparks, the couple's first pick, who couldn't be there.

The guest list reportedly included Lisa Vanderpump, Cheryl Burke and boy-band buddies Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick.

N'Sync missing link Justin Timberlake couldn't make the party, however: He was in Atlanta that night as part of his "20/20 Experience" tour, which wraps with shows in Las Vegas on Jan. 1 and 2.

Color seems to have been an important element in the celebration, which was coordinated by Sharon Sacks, who also did Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West.

"We didn't just want the typical white flowers everywhere," Turchin said. "We wanted it to be masculine so we chose these dark, rich, red and purple flowers with a lot of dark green mixed in."

The couple was hoping guests would have fun getting dressed for the event and seeing the pictures afterward.

"We said, 'Imagine you are going to a royal wedding but at the Met Ball,'" Bass told People last week. 

Of course, the push to pump up the fashion may have been fueled by an ulterior motive: The event will be featured in a Feb. 5 wedding special on the E! network -- and color always looks better on camera.

Bass acknowledged a higher-profile same-sex wedding that happened over the weekend: that of Elton John and David Furnish.

"So honored to share the same anniversary weekend as these two!," he said Monday on Instagram, posting a photo of himself with Turchin next to one of Furnish with John. "They have worked so hard changing the minds of so many making it possible for myself and countless others to get married. #LoveIsLove#lancelovesmichael."

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