Elegant Rustic Wedding in Washington: Lena + Sergey

bride and groom

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!

wedding invitation

wedding rings


first look

bride and groom


bride and groom

bride and groom

small veil

wedding party




flower crown

wedding party

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.



pear place cards

hanging greens

ribbon chair

green centerpiece

green centerpiece

peach flowers


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: Bastyr University Chapel Kenmore, Washington // event + floral design: Kae at Short and Sweet Design // wedding dress: Watters gown from La Belle Reve, customized by local seamstress (added sleeves to a strapless dress) // hairpieces: Bride’s veil from Twigs & Honey, Bridesmaid floral crowns handmade by Short and Sweet Design // shoes: Vince Camuto // bridesmaid dresses: custom // hair:  Katie Pleshkanova // makeup: Julia Nesterenko // groom suit: Hugo Boss // cinematography: Aperina Studios // paper goods: Julia Manchik // catering: Groom’s Grandma // cake: Cakes By Parks // music: The Suspenders

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  1. Lovely rustic touches that really create an elegant overall wedding style!

  2. Wow, lovely colors & style. Very earthy touch, could even be “wicca”-style… :)

  3. Love the outdoor wedding photos!

  4. I wish there were more details to see/read about this wedding! Particularly how she went about customizing the bridesmaids dresses.. love the colors and styles. The entire wedding looks very beautifully done. Is there a link to further information? Planning a wedding myself and feel very inspired by this wedding.

  5. What a gorgeous wedding! And I love the firetruck from my hometown!

  6. Loved the location and the color theme. What a beautiful and elegant wedding.

  7. Gorgeous bridal hair and absolutely adore those bridesmaid outfits x

  8. Love the wedding photos!

  9. The bridal party pictures are wonderful! Beautiful wedding.

  10. Incredible couple and photography. What a beautiful day, simple, romantic, and personal. All my favorite things!

  11. This is BEYOND! Impeccable…

  12. I am in love with the photos and the location they were taken! I’m from washington and am looking for a outdoor location just like that! Can you please post where that location is please???:)

  13. Love this rustic feel! What a beautiful bride!

  14. Oh my goodness I am IN LOVE with your dress. Its beautiful!

  15. does anyone know the local seamstress that was used to add straps to her gown? Thank you!!


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