Irina & Gleb’s wedding was straight out of a fairy tale dream! To begin the process they selected the Resort at Pelican Hill. They selected the Resort at Pelican Hill as their venue once Irina saw the amazing views of the property. When walking the space Irina and Gleb knew it would be such a romantic setting for them to say their vows and then party the night away under the stars…after all this was a Russian wedding that was full of celebrating! It is not as common to have a dinner reception on the Lower Patio at Pelican Hill, but it was the perfect space to create an open air structure that defined the space, but didn’t block any of the views. With a big percentage of guests traveling from all over, they wanted to showcase Southern California at its finest!
Huge bravo to the super talented Sunny and whole crew at White Lilac for all of the design! Sunny was inspired by Irina’s love for the Chandelier Bar at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Irina found the hanging crystals so inspiring and just LOVED the glamour. To create the same feeling, Sunny decided that the reception would be filled with hanging crystal as part of the centerpieces and the color palette would play off of the chic vibe in black and white and added touches in sepia tones. Everything was glamorous, elegant, and fashionable with the design.
I love this group shot of Irina and Gleb walking with their wedding party. Irina wore a Cymbeline wedding dress and she was a total knock out!
The ceremony design was in all shades of white. It was clean yet dramatic. My favorite part of the design was the gigantic chandelier composed of all strands of white orchids!
For the reception, the addition of black and gilver added a nice contrast with the white. All guests dined on long tables and enjoyed the ambiance during a delicious dinner.
What lady doesn’t like a little sparkle?
Another fun aspect of the dinner reception being outdoors was having the Grand Entrance for Irina and Gleb going down the outdoor staircase.
The fun didn’t stop after the dinner reception! As the evening progressed guests moved into La Capella for the After Party. The room was draped in dark navy fabric and had a black dance floor. The room felt sexy and was great for dancing into the late hours. One thing I loved about this After Party was the funky furniture. Yes, those ottomans are fluffy…actually lambs fur.
Big thanks to all the vendors that made this wedding come alive. Thank you to Enchanted Evening Productions for playing beautiful melodies for the ceremony and cocktail hour, Peter with Vive Entertainment for DJing the tunes all night, Berit with Mirror, Mirror Beauty by Berit for the fabulous makeup on the ladies, and Julio for the hair styling. Shout out to the staff at Pelican Hill for creating a yummy dinner and providing great service. Finally, kudos to David Tosti for Samuel Lippke Studios for capturing these gorgeous photos of the wedding. These photos truly capture the special moments…you’re awesome, David! David’s energy always makes people so comfortable around the camera. Congrats to Irina & Gleb!
Photos courtesy of David Tosti for Samuel Lippke Studios