Have you ever thought about switching things up a bit and trying out a more dramatic look for your wedding day? Well this gorgeous Australian bush shoot by FIFTEEN PHOTOGRAPHY that we featured in Issue 9 of the magazine shows you just how incredible a black gown can look. These gowns from PHILIPPA GALASSO are definitely one way to make a statement! Beautifully styled by STYLED BY LINDA and MAIE DIONISIO, I love the contrast of these couture gowns against the bush backdrop. The gorgeously natural make-up by CREATE COSMETICS and braided hair by HONEYCOMBED HAIR is the perfect finish for these stunning models.
Alena & Vasya lived close to each other most of their lives without knowing it; she was studying at university with one of his friends whilst he often went snowboarding at the same place she used to hang out with her friends. Every day she used to walk past his office, and he was working on materials for a project of hers… all of this without actually meeting. Once they finally did meet they knew they’d never be apart. After several proposals (read more about that below), they planned a wedding with vintage and rustic elements on Lake Korkino in Murmansk, Russia. KSENIA MILUSHKINA – whose work is always amazing, has done a stunning job of these images. I love all the portraits in the forest, such stunning light and that bouquet by OH MY FLOWERS is amazing!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROPOSAL: Everything developed very fast and after several months we started to live together and one year later at breakfast Vasya presented me an engagement ring. We couldn’t manage to organize a wedding for long time, something always made us postpone it. Whilst we were travelling Vasya was proposing to me over and over using the romantic mood of our destinations. So he proposed in the cold ice of Lapland, in the Greek islands, cozy Parisian cafes and under the hot sun of Emirates.
TELL US ABOUT FINDING YOUR WEDDING DRESS: Our wedding style evolved very easily. Neither of us are fans of brands, we value the real beauty of things so we opted for custom-made outfits.
WHAT ADVISE WOULD YOU GIVE TO A COUPLE PLANNING THEIR WEDDING? Get the most pleasure from every minute spent together. Preparation should not be a torture for you, we have proved it ourselves – it can and should become a pleasant phase in your relationships. Listen and understand each other, walk towards each other and remember that all you do you do for love.
Photographer KSENIA MILUSHKINA / Florist OH MY FLOWERS / Venue KORKINO LAKE / Dress Designer GOROSHINA ROOM / Planner POJENIM
Photos from top left; Couple in Venice ROCHELLE CHEEVER / Jewellery image ERICH MCVEY / Bride PRITTI / Escort cards BRUSH & PETAL / Shoes CASSIDY BROOKE / Ring PRITTI / Hairstyle GABI HAIRSTYLIST, photo by COCO TRAN via STYLE ME PRETTY / Ring ROBERT & KATHLEEN