Lena + Sergey’s wedding embraces the tradition of their families and the outdoor rustic feeling they love. Their decor is full of natural hues, with warm tan toned bridesmaid dresses, pears as favors, and rustic tree elements to bring the outdoors indoors. And Lena’s lace wedding dress?! So super gorgeous! They really wanted an outdoor wedding, but since they couldn’t have one, they focused on bringing the outdoors indoors – great inspiration for those of you also in their same shoes! Such a fun + pretty atmosphere for all 300 – yep, 300! – of their guests.
Thanks so much to Manchik Photography for the photos and congrats to Lena + Sergey!
Walking into the ceremony and making eye contact with my husband-to-be. And feeling the rush of energy from everyone watching me take those steps. Everyone we loved was in one place and cheering us on. It was unreal.
Sergey is firefighter, so they left the wedding in a real vintage Redmond fire truck!
If I could give brides-to-be any advice, I'd tell them to focus on the fact that the wedding is just a huge party celebrating YOU! Have fun with all the details but don't forget to plan a day in which you and your husband will have the MOST fun of all. And if it gets stressful, remember how much you love him. And how much he loves you.
photography: Manchik Photography // venue name: Bastyr University Chapel, Kenmore, Washington // wedding dress: Watters gown from La Belle Reve, customized by local seamstress (added sleeves to a strapless dress) // bride's shoes: Vince Camuto // bridesmaid dresses: custom // hair stylist: Katie Pleshkanova // makeup artist: Julia Nesterenko // groom attire: Hugo Boss // paper goods: Julia Manchik // catering: Groom's Grandma // cake: Cakes By Parks // music: The Suspenders // event: Kae at Short and Sweet Design // floral design: Kae at Short and Sweet Design // hairpiece: Bride's veil from Twigs & Honey, Bridesmaid floral crowns handmade by Short and Sweet Design // cinematography: Aperina Studios