Lovers officially registered their relationship. The couple decided on such a serious step after three years of romance. The wedding celebration takes place in the bride's hometown - St. Petersburg.
After a high-profile wedding of Ksenia Sobchak and Konstantin Bogomolov, the Russian elite plunged into the atmosphere of a new celebration. This time, celebrities gathered at a celebration in honor of the marriage of 52-year-old Fedor Bondarchuk and 30-year-old Paulina Andreeva. According to sources, the stars of the film industry tied the knot on September 1 in St. Petersburg, without the participation of the press and a large number of guests. “There was a quiet registration in the company of the 20 closest friends,” insiders shared.
The main ceremony took place on September 17th. Lovers celebrated an important event in St. Petersburg, where the bride's parents live. At first, the couple designated the ancient Beggroof House mansion as a place of celebration, but a few hours later the press announced another location. It turned out that the wedding took place in the famous Yusupov Palace on the embankment of the Moika River. So that the guests would not get confused, the bride and groom prepared invitation cards with a map for them.
By the way, according to media reports, renting the largest hall in the palace cost 350 thousand rubles. The bride herself was preparing for the event at the Helvetia Hotel, the cost of one night of which starts at 30 thousand.
Preparations began after 17:00. Cars began to drive up to the palace building, they unloaded dishes, decorations, flowers. Then they began to equip the red carpet, on the sides of which special gilded columns were installed - just like at world movie screenings. This decision was very symbolic, because a couple from the world of cinema was married.
The guests began to drive up when it was already dark, closer at 19.00. Their star friends such as director Rezo Gigineishvili, musician Sergei Mazayev, actor Konstantin Kryukov, showman Igor Ugolnikov, Ksenia Sobchak with Konstantin Bogomolov, Renata Litvinova, Konstantin Ernst, Mikhail Kusnirovich, Daria Zlatopolskaya and many others came to congratulate the newlyweds.
They say that lovers wanted to hide their triumph from the press until the last moment. Therefore, in order to divert attention, some of the guests were gathered at the five-star Europa Hotel. However, then the guests were brought by special transport to the palace. To get into the historic building, guests first had to walk along the red carpet. However, they did not pose for photographers, but rather tried to get inside.
So among the guests of the holiday were noticed Paulina's girlfriends - actresses Anna Chipovskaya and Svetlana Ustinova, writer and journalist Sergey Minaev, Anton Tabakov, producer Alexander Rodnyansky, actor Igor Zolotovitsky and many others. Among the close relatives of the groom were only the son Sergei and nephew Konstantin Kryukov and his wife attended the banquet. Father's sister, actress and director Natalya Bondarchuk, congratulated the newlyweds, but immediately reported that she could not come - for many years she has been living in Spain. Her son, Ivan Burlyaev, was also unable to attend the event due to the large employment.
“I admit, I don’t remember such a touching, beautiful and memorable wedding. The young ones were genuinely worried, the guests were wiping away tears, and the pathos inherent in such formats was accompanied by some surprisingly cheerful tenderness. I am wildly happy for Fedor, I have never seen him so happy, ”Rodnyansky wrote.
But the bride and groom did not appear at the main entrance. Apparently, the newlyweds entered the palace from a secret entrance, which is really disguised with great care. Thus, the main intrigue of the evening - Paulina's wedding dress - remained secret from the general public. But the journalists learned the whole truth about the couple’s wedding decorations. So, they write that the rings of the newlyweds were modest, but graceful, showing a refined taste, as it should be for people of art. However, as it later became known, the bride changed two dresses from Maison Bohemique in the evening.
At about nine in the evening, the leader of the Code of Ethics, Bondarchuk’s friend, Sergei Mazaev arrived. The group brought all the equipment directly from Moscow - the guys will sing at the celebration. "My present udet concert ”- said the musician the day before. Svetlana Loboda and singer Glukoza also performed for the evening. By the way, a touching video was shot in the registry office in order to show it strictly to the guests of the event. And they gathered as many as 200 people.
The ceremony was hosted by Igor Vernik, who a few days earlier had already noted professionalism at the triumph of Sobchak and Bogomolov. And the soundtrack to the dance of the bride and groom selected "Flakes Fly Up" from rapper Feduk.
Unfortunately, the press never received photos and videos from the wedding itself. The newlyweds firmly decided to hide their personal holiday from the eyes of the general public. At the beginning of the event, guests were asked to hand in their phones and replaced them with those that do not have cameras. So lovers escaped any shooting opportunity. Everyone respected this delicate request.
By the way, it is already known where, apparently, the newly-made spouses will live. The director is now making repairs in apartments in Bryusov Lane in Moscow. The famous house was built in 1928 for the actors of the Moscow Art Theater. Now there are such stars as Ilze and Andris Liepa, artist Nikas Safronov. Bondarchuk turned out to be a picky client, so the first repair was completely rejected, and the current team had to start finishing from scratch. The neighbors really hope that the eminent neighbor and his wife will like the new design, because they are already tired of living in an atmosphere of building noise.
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Recall that previously a representative of the famous cinematic surname was married to Svetlana Bondarchuk. Ex-couple met more than 30 years ago. Together they raised their son Sergei and daughter Varvara. They say that the family idyll came to an end with the appearance in the life of the director of a young actress. Very little is known about Paulina’s biography. Her family lives on Vasilyevsky Island in St. Petersburg. Father and mother do business (mom has a construction company). Paulina has two younger brothers. Initially, Catherine (this is the real name of the actress) entered the local journalism department, but in the second year decided to move to Moscow. Here she entered the Moscow Art Theater School, firmly convinced that she wants to become an actress. When Fyodor first saw Paulina Andreeva, she played the role of secretary Jane in the play "No. 13D".
Then Bondarchuk said in the program “Cinema in the Details”: “I just got knocked down because some absolute beauty performed in the conservative theater”. Paulina Andreeva showed an engagement ring. The meeting took place in 2015, and in the next director again became a bachelor. After the divorce, the couple began to openly go out together. Their first official appearance in public did not go unnoticed by Svetlana herself. As the editor of a glossy publication, the woman did not conceal resentment, but placed couple on the cover of her magazine.
“There are some professional things, and more honestly like that, and not try to pretend that this is not. This is stupid, ”explained the director’s ex-wife. Svetlana Bondarchuk: “The relationship of her ex-husband with Paulina Andreeva was not the reason for the divorce” After meeting the filmmaker, Andreeva’s career went up. She played in the acclaimed crime series "Method", and also noted working with such directors as Vladimir Khotinenko and Yuri Bykov.
Based on materials from MK, Fontanka.ru.