yelena + igor: malibu wedding

“at last”

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

I have been super excited to post this fun & fabulous wedding!!! I met Igor through his sister – my good friend, Galina (who is expecting a lil’ bundle of joy soon yay :)) and after spending some time with him and Yelena in NYC for their awesomeengagement session, I feel so honored to have gotten to know such a wonderful couple and their A-M-A-Z-I-N-G families. Yelena + Igor are thoughtful, passionate and inspiring. They are making their mark on this world as dedicated doctors and have clearly impacted all the people around them with their energy and love. I can’t say enough about these remarkable two. I love spending time with them (especially over sushi :)) and am so, so happy that I can share in such a special day.

Yelena is so naturally beautiful. She has the most incredible skin!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
One word: PRONOVIAS. Yelena’s dress was soooo amazing!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

I just love this photo – all the bridesmaids helping out the bride and a peek of that something blue!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Ok the guys deserve some blog time as well. Thanks to David Do for shooting with me again and capturing the guys…doing almost nothing…just kidding! 🙂
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
We went to the hip Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica for some portraits before the ceremony. I love shooting there!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
I am so lucky. I always get the best looking bridal parties!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

One of the most touching moments during the day was the traditional Jewish ketubah signing. Everyone got really emotional, including the beautiful bride:
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
So many details wonderfully coordinated by Dina Gontar of Cosmo Events LA and Chantelle Louise Weddings.
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Such pretty flower girls!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Mazel tov! Thanks to David for these great captures!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

Aren’t they so darling?! 🙂
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Check out Yelena working it.
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Heavenly light!
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Some lovely reception details including gorgeous floral arrangements by Luna Party Rentals and delicious desserts by the Sweet and Saucy Shop.
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
Yes that is a dancing RABBI.
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
This photo cracks me up every time! They played a game where how much of the bread you break is symbolic of how much of the marriage you will control! Sorry Igor! 🙂
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography
malibu jewish russian wedding by kim le photography

Experience all the fun by viewing Yelena + Igor’s slideshow below or by clicking HERE.

VENDORS:
Ceremony + Reception Venue – Mountain Gate Country Club
Wedding Coordinator #1 – Dina Gontar of Cosmo Events LA
Wedding Coordinator #2 – Chantelle Louise Weddings
Linens/Plates – Jaqki’s Cake Creations
Cake – CMC Party Rentals
Dessert Table – Sweet and Saucy Shop
Flowers/Lighting/Chuppa – Luna Party Rentals
Band – Sunshine Orchestra
Dancers – Sunflower Dancers
Dress – Pronovias
Makeup – Yana Beauty Studio
Hair – Hair Comes the Bride
Videography – Moziko of Wind Productions
Photography – Kim Le Photography
Assistant Photography – David Do

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  1. Tammi S.

    i LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that picture of the bride and bridesmaids on the yellow chairs. omg the pop of pink and yellow…TDF! GREAT job kimle =)

  2. Galina

    The long awaited pictures were soooo worth the wait….they are breathtakingly beautiful!!! You are amazing Kim! Can’t wait for you to photograph our lil’ bundle of joy soon =)

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