Nina & Igor

Tuesday, December 18 2012

Nina Podolska and Igor Lopatonok

June 18, 2011

Married and Celebrated: The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Nina and Igor were a match made in Hollywood. What began as professional acquaintances (she an actress, he a producer) blossomed into a romantic relationship. Naturally, their nuptials had a glamorous Hollywood feel, complete with a red carpet entrance where guests posed for "paparazzi" and later were gifted that photo in a silver and crystal frame. The bride walked down a red-carpet aisle, and the couple said the vows they wrote - in Russian - overlooking the ocean. Following the hearfelt ceremony, which blended American and Russian traditions as most of thier family traveled all the way from Russia and the Ukraine, doves were released to the delight of all. The bride changed out of her stunning Pronovias gown and into an equally beautiful Monique Lhuillier creation for the reception, accessorizing with her adorable Yorkie - who even wore a matching dress, made by Olivia Vaatete of A Stitch in Time, from the bride's extra material. Custom cake toppers symbolized the couple's nicknames for each other, while the ballroom was decorated with the bride's favorite color - pink - and adding to the romantic feel were crystal glass votives and centerpieces made of clusters of orchids and roses. The night was overflowing with love and joy as the families gave speeches, presented a video montage and even performed a song they had written.

Hair Stylist
Shelee Maeda of Kinara Studios
Nisie's Enchanted Florist
Event Design
Event Designs by Fabian
Berit Digerud
Cake Toppers
The Butter End Cakery
Reception Site
Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
John Goolsby of Godfather Films
Mimio of The Artistry of Paper
Elegant Designs Specialty Linens
Groom Formalwear
Ermenegildo Zegna
Custom tailoring
Bridal Shoes
Alexander McQueen
Bridesmaids Dresses
Dolce and Gabbana
Wedding Consultant
Mary Dann Wedding and Party Coordinators
Jon Barber of Barber Photography and Oleg Khoroshev (friend of groom)
Balloon Drop
KCee Ingram