Take a peek inside this $10m wedding - where flowers cost $500k and Lady Gaga performed
Rows of violinists, a troupe of ballerinas, thousands of candles and a rumoured $500,000 spent on fresh flowers for energy tycoon daughter's extravagant big day
It's a morbid curiosity of sorts that makes us want to take a peek inside the lives of the super rich, and one way the super rich love to show off their wares is by throwing a good old fashioned wedding.
When Lolita Osmanova, the daughter of energy tycoon Eldar Osmanov, and Gaspar Avdolyan, son of millionaire Albert Avdolyan tied the knot in Los Angeles, they piqued the curiosity of the internet with a fascinating display of wealth.
The wedding, which was rumoured to have cost around $10m (approximately €8.8m) took place in the iconic Dolby Theatre, home of the esteemed Oscars and a space more than familiar with hosting some of the world's most opulent events.
Young bride Lolita wore an extravagant off-the-shoulder gown which featured a dramatic regal train and magnificent lace veil for her walk up the aisle, she also carried with her a huge bouquet of white blooms.
The bride's show-stopping wedding dress was a bespoke creation by Lebanese designer Zuhair Murad who most recently dressed actress Jessica Chastain in a stunning bridal-style embellished white gown for the closing of Cannes earlier this year.
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Wedding decor at the event was as lavish as it comes, with humongous hydrangea balls lining the ceremony aisle, leading to an elaborately fresh flower furnished stage which acted as the backdrop for the couple to exchange vows.
After the ceremony, bride Lolita changed into a beautiful white ball gown which featured a striking black ribbon on the waist and for their 'reception entrance' the couple walked in to their wedding band's rendition of Clean Bandit's "No place I'd rather be".
On one Instagram video by a guest, the happy couple can be seen sharing an elegant and choreographed first dance on the stage as ballerinas and the band look on.
Entertainer for the night Lady Gaga was right at home in the couple's wedding venue of choice after she was flown in to perform for lucky guests at the lavish event. She took to the stage later in the night to play hit "The Edge of Glory" on a gorgeous grand piano, while wearing a slinky red dress and matching fur stole.
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"Talk Dirty" singer Jason Derulo was also reported to have taken to the stage tonight to perform some of his best tunes for partying guests.
Later in the night the couple were filmed cutting their ten-tier gold and giant flower-trimmed wedding cake, before the groom tucked into a piece with his new bride giggling beside him.
Guests posted photos and videos to their Instagram accounts, tagging the happy couple with a personalised hashtag.
"What a wedding" one guest said on their photo of the couple.
What a wedding indeed.