This Over-the-top Wedding Cost $10 Million — See the Photos
This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com on July 5th, 2017.
The son and daughter of two of the richest families in Russia were married in a $10 million (£7.7 million) ceremony in LA this weekend — and once you see the photos, you'll be surprised it didn't cost more.
Lolita Osmanova, the 22-year-old daughter of the Russian energy oligarch Eldar Osmanov, married 29-year-old Gaspar Avdolyan, the son of the telecoms millionaire Albert Avdolyan, at the Dolby Theatre — the venue that hosts the Oscars.
The event was arguably even more lavish than the Academy Awards, with $500,000 (£386,500) worth of flowers, violinists, dance performances, red-carpet dresses, performances from Lady Gaga and Jason Derulo, and even stars on the floor featuring the names of guests.
A report from the Russian website KP said: "It's hard to imagine, but if someone decides to outdo this celebration — then, apparently, the wedding will have to be celebrated on Mars."
Scroll down for a look inside one of the most insanely over-the-top weddings we've ever seen.
Lolita Osmanova, the 22-year-old daughter of the Russian energy oligarch Eldar Osmanov, married 29-year-old Gaspar Avdolyan, the son of the telecoms millionaire Albert Avdolyan, at the Dolby Theatre in LA this weekend.
Gaspar's father is worth $750 million, according to The Daily Mail.
Guests were treated to this stunning scene of violinists when they walked into the venue.
This was what it looked like before the guests arrived. Roughly $500,000 was spent on flowers.
The bride made an epic entrance. Here she is walking down the aisle.
Osmanova's beaded dress from the designer Zuhair Murad was extra glitzy and off-the-shoulder. The train was big. Like, really big.
The couple said their vows under this incredible arch, covered in white roses and painted gold.
The decor — and the outfits — were incredibly lavish, with pink, purple, and red flowers bursting out of the room. The ceilings were sparkling.
Guests even had their names in stars.
According to The Sun, "guests were showered with lavish presents" even before the ceremony began, with "special waiters" delivering briefcases to them the night before that "had been made to look like those which transport the golden Oscar statues."
The suitcases contained casino chips to use at the wedding, a screen showing a personal message from the bride and groom, a pen, and a golden CD inscribed with the names of the couple.
Ballet dancers performed as the couple made their entrance and had their first dance. The bride changed into another dress that was more form-fitting.
Every detail was carefully put together, down to the petal-lined table settings. The food looked pretty incredible, including this seafood spread on a temple of ice.
The dessert table had a toy train.
The 10-tier wedding cake was cream and gold with white sugar flowers.
The cherry on top: Lady Gaga made a surprise appearance. Jason Derulo also sang. The performances alone reportedly cost the couple $2 million.
The evening was hosted by Ksenia Sobchak, a journalist and TV personality, and Andrey Malakhov, a TV presenter.
The guests were certainly dressed for the red carpet. This one channelled full Hollywood glamour.
Ina Mikhaylova, a guest, shared her experience with her 245,000 Instagram followers.
The bridesmaids, meanwhile, were a little more classic.
The couple appear to have stayed at the Beverly Hills Hotel, made famous by films like "Pretty Woman."
The couple went out in style. This blue gown worn by the bride is almost as impressive as her wedding dress.
Their names were emblazoned on just about everything.
The photo shoots that have since emerged look like something from a fashion campaign.
For the happy couple, the extravagance won't stop here. They live a pretty high-flying life. Avdolyan lives in a $13 million mansion in Beverly Hills, according to The Daily Mail.
Osmanova, a recent graduate from Moscow's prestigious Institute of International Relations, is often spotted traveling around the world and doing photo shoots.
Her bachelorette party involved flying a private jet to Las Vegas. Look out for the honeymoon snaps.