Olga & Koty, Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA
All was as it should be on Olga & Koty’s wedding day at Hummingbird Nest Ranch. The California sun was shining, palms rustled in the breeze, an elephant sauntered over green lawns, the synchronized swimmers were on point and – Oops, sorry. Did we lose you at elephant?
It goes without saying that Olga & Koty’s wedding was unlike any wedding, or anything, we’d ever seen; a “cornucopia of around-the-world traditions,” as Joanna Toto puts it. There were mini-side shows occurring about the property, including the aforementioned elephant who led a post-ceremonial parade, an indoor pool of synchronized swimmers, as well as contortionists and traditional dancers from all over the globe. At every turn there was one form of entertainment or another – it was incredibly fun, and at times challenging to choose which amazing moment to focus our cameras on. With all of this, plus cocktail hours both before and after the ceremony, and an after-party complete with a hookah lounge, guests were guaranteed a (very) good time.
Even with all the excitement set aside, it was a memorable occasion. Olga wore three different dresses – one for the ceremony, another for the reception, and one for the after-party. She was a stunner in every look, and made it especially fun for Joanna considering her background in fashion photography. The bride & groom’s miniature poodle also played an important role and had photographer and guest alike swooning throughout the day.
This was a wedding that masterfully combined old world charm with a modern edginess. Our hats are off to Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations, as well as all of the other impressive talent who pulled this incredible day off without a hitch!
Thank you, Olga and Koty for including us in this unbelievably momentous event – we were honored to be there and document such a special day in your lives together. We wish you every happiness!
Photos by Joanna Toto and Rebecca Walker
Film by Adrian Toto coming soon!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Hummingbird Nest Ranch, California
Event Coordination: Gianna SanFilippo of Chic Celebrations
Floral Design: Lauryl Lane
Lighting: Amber Event Productions
Ceremony Music: Elan Artists
Reception Music: The Shrines
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, A Rental Connection, Found Rentals, Casa de Perrin
Catering: Urban Palate
Cake: Hey There Cupcake
Invitations, etc.: Lupa and Pepi
Dress: Zuhair Murad
Hair & Makeup: 1011 Makeup