Days of our Lives star Nadia Bjorlin, 34, brought daytime drama to her nighttime wedding and FOX411 has all the exclusive details.
The brunette beauty was surrounded by some of America’s biggest soap stars as she said “I Do” to entrepreneur Grant Turnbull, 29, at a private residence in Palm Springs Friday.
“It’s going to be a wild wedding,” Nadia told us before her big day.
The guest list included her fellow cast mates Spencer Neville, Molly Burnett and Crystal Chappell and her husband Mike Sabatino, Christian Le Blanc and Michelle Stafford from The Young & The Restless joined the outdoor ceremony at Colony 29 along with General Hospital's Michelle Stafford and Sunset Beach cutie Susan Ward.
Grant’s company, The Grand Bevy, is known for its elaborate bar setups at posh events, so the groom actually made most of the decisions. “He picked the colors for the bridesmaids dresses and even the flower girl dresses,” Nadia says.
Grant went to the wedding cake tasting on his own. “He picked the cake, the color and everything, so it will be a surprise to me,” she said before she tied the knot. The wedding cake he chose was a unique pink ombre color -- it is dark pink on the bottom and fades to white on the top.
“He does have spectacular taste if I says so myself,” Nadia told us. “He was the bride in all of this!”
But there was one point where she stopped him in his tracks. “He said, ‘I’ll help you pick the wedding dress,’ I said, ‘No,’ that’s where I draw the line.
Nadia looked stunning in a vintage-style Lazaro ivory white dress with a plunging neckline. Her three carat diamond ring glimmered in the sunlight. The bridesmaids wore Dessy pink gowns to match the natural desert flowers.
The groom donned a custom blue tux made by Bespoke Couture. The groomsmen wore Hugo Boss blue pants, John Varvatos shirts and handmade Italian silk bowties and suspenders.
Nadia and Grant met by chance on Valentine’s Day 2014. The actress, who plays Chloe on Days of our Lives, had just broken up three months earlier with her co-star Brandon Beemer after a seven-year relationship. Being single, she had no reason to celebrate the holiday, but her friend Dilson Schild convinced her to come to a dinner party at his Hollywood Hills home.
At the last minute Grant was asked by the caterer to host the party.
“I used to be kind of cynical and didn’t believe people who said ‘When you know, you know.’ Now I’m one of those people,” Nadia tells us.
And so the beautiful Swedish/Persian princess and the Irish hunk fell in love on Valentine’s Day.
That’s why Nadia made Dilson her Man of Honor. Grant’s best man was his oldest brother Kris Turnbull.
Broadway actress Margot Boecker officiated the ceremony before 120 guests that included *NSync’s Lance Bass and Michael Turchin, The Fashion Guy Lawrence Zarian, his twin brother Gregory, and TV host Adrianna Costa.
The couple read their own vows, which they admitted they prepared at the last minute. The flower girl was Michelle Stafford’s daughter, Natalia, and Susan Ward’s son was the ring bearer. Dilson’s son, Jason, pulled a flower wagon with his brother Adrian who was the flower boy. Nadia and Grant’s puppy, Susie -- a miniature pinscher -- was also in the wagon.
Dustbowl Revival featuring Nadia’s brother, Ulf, led guests into the reception like a marching band, says Nadia.
The happy couple’s first dance was to Otis Redding’s That's How Strong My Love Is sung by bridesmaid Tia Simone.
Wolfgang Puck catered the dinner and DJ Ryan Kenney hosted the after party.
Saturday the wedding event continued with a Bloody Mary Wild Radish Bar. Grant duplicated a party he hosted for Oprah and The Legends Who Paved the Way.
The spectacular offering included green tomato and blonde tomato Bloody Marys and a mimosa bar.
“I love Friday weddings,” Nadia says, “It gives you Sunday to recover.”