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Photos: Victor Drai weds Yolanda Krupiarz in ceremony atop the Cromwell

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Victor Drai weds Yolanda Krupiarz on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Drai’s atop the Cromwell.

Victor Drai Weds Yolanda Krupiarz

Victor Drai weds Yolanda Krupiarz on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Drai’s atop the Cromwell. Launch slideshow »
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Bob Arum attends the wedding of Victor Drai and Yolanda Krupiarz on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Drai’s atop the Cromwell.

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Quincy Jones attends the wedding of Victor Drai and Yolanda Krupiarz on Sunday, April 24, 2016, at Drai’s atop the Cromwell.

It was a beautiful wedding ceremony, albeit a little windy, on the rooftop Drai’s Beach Club and Nightclub at the Cromwell on Sunday. The bride, Yolanda Krupiarz, looked stunning, and nightlife czar Victor Drai was the handsome groom in gray.

Among the guests: Steve Wynn with his wife, Andrea, and his former wife, Elaine Wynn, seated at separate tables as far apart as possible. Also attending: recording giant Quincy Jones, boxing baron Bob Arum, hip-hop artists Trey Songz, Chris Brown and Jeremih and DJ par excellence Franzen.

Guests flew from as far afield as the French capital of Paris to join the festivities, and many French movie executives in Hollywood flew into Las Vegas on their private jets.

Included were Mitch Garber, who serves as CEO of Cirque du Soleil in Montreal; Tom Jenkins of Caesars Entertainment; and Karie Hall, vice president and general manager of the Cromwell.

I’ve known Victor since the 1980s in Los Angeles, and I was invited as a friend rather than as a journalist, although he gave his OK for our exclusive photos and this report.

“I am so touched to spend this very special occasion with so many of my friends I have known for so long in my life,” Victor said. “It is very emotional to share this magic with them. I am the luckiest man on Earth.”

There was a welcoming red carpet for guests, and charcoal artists were on duty to draw their portraits. The outdoor patio of Drai’s was beautifully decorated with flowers and fragrant plant candles. A drone flew overhead to capture the party as a souvenir for the happy couple.

It was a short ceremony beneath a flower-decked chuppah. Victor in Jewish tradition stomped on a glass breaking it inside a white napkin. The newlyweds walked out on a platform to the center of the pool to cut their wedding cake, then feed pieces of it to each other before guests were served their slices.

Singer-songwriter Jeremih entertained wedding party guests at 1:30 a.m. today. Victor told me: “I couldn’t be happier. I have married the most beautiful girl in the world.”

Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” fame has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past 15 years giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

Follow Robin Leach on Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.

Follow Las Vegas Sun Entertainment + Luxury Senior Editor Don Chareunsy on Twitter at Twitter.com/VDLXEditorDon.

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