When the father of the groom is worth an estimated $6.2 billion (Russian oil baron Mikhail Gutseriev), it should come as no surprise that his son’s, Said Gutseriev, Moscow wedding to 20-year-old Russian heiress Khadija Uzhakhovs’s was a little over-the-top. But the show stopper wasn’t the elaborate floor-to-ceiling rose installation, the nine-tier cake or star-studded performances by Sting, Enrique Iglesias and Jennifer Lopez. No, it was the Bride’s fairytale beaded wedding dress from Elie Saab, rumored to have cost more than $1 million. Get a look at the dress and more of the over-the-top details below!
I’m still not convinced this Moscow wedding, captured to perfection by Sonya Khegay, isn’t actually an inspiration session—it’s just that breathtaking. From the beautiful Bride’s gorgeous lace wedding dress and flawless hair and makeup to the pretty pastel color palette and stunning ceremony and reception spaces, this wedding is almost too good to be true. Do yourself a favor and see it all in The Vault now!
From Sonya Khegay…It was the last day of April and still very cold in the morning. The weather forecast wasn’t pleasing and no one expected that the sun would come out, but miracles happen and light rain gave way to the warm rays.
I love how all the details went together, you could feel the harmony in everything throughout the entire wedding day from the morning until the fireworks.
A gentle look of the bride, elegant but so airy and unique decor, the fresh and light atmosphere of early spring and, of course, true happiness in the eyes. My heart becomes so warm from these memories, it is always a pleasure to see the birth of a new family of two loving hearts.
Photography: Sonya Khegay | Event Design: Latte Decor | Event Planning: Ajur Wedding | Floral Design: Blush Petals | Wedding Dress: La Sposa | Stationery: Special Invite | Bride's Shoes: Gianvito Rossi | Hair + Makeup: Natalie Yastrebova | Venue: Rodniki Hotel | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother
This gallery right here is a palette with purpose. A soft infusion of peachy pastels with dreamy golden light, every detail Anastasia Bryukhanova snapped is as refreshing as champagne bubbles.It’s the type of soft hued happiness that we’re hoping to see more of this wedding season, but until then we’ll be reliving the pretty in THE VAULT!
From Anastasia Bryukhanova…What could be more interesting for the wedding, “Two”? Only the wedding in a narrow circle of friends! That is the concept of shooting, where everything is very easy and fun. No, it is impossible to take your eyes from the elegant dress with open back. Chic image of a bride compliment cascade bouquet and a vintage engagement ring. Shooting took place in the architectural museum, with huge windows to the floor and bath. Shades of gray and blue, as well as delicate sprigs of greenery harmoniously fit into the space.
Photography: Bryukhanova Anastasia | Event Design: Sasha Parshukova | Event Design: Time To Be Happy | Floral Design: Sparrow Floristic | Wedding Dress: Zhanna Salatova | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Be My Dress | Calligraphy: Alexandra Chervinyak | Groom's Attire: Cesar's Fashion Russia | Groomsmen Attire: Cesar's Fashion Russia | Vendor: The Bride's Aunt & Grandmother