Romantic Spring Wedding Inspiration from Russia

Today, we visit spring in Russia. A historic estate served as the perfect setting for this romantic wedding inspiration shoot, grounding the flirty, pretty palette of pastel pinks, purples, and blues. With lush florals, this look is just right for the bride seeking inspiration for her own sweet, sentimental wedding day.

More from the photographer, Max Koliberdin:
“I did this photoshoot as a part of my photography workshop in Sochi last April. I live in Moscow, and the winter is still very much present here in April, with occasional snow days, and only little signs of a slowly coming Spring. 

In Sochi, however, the spring was already in full swing. We were immersed in its presence even more so, since our photo-shoot took place at the former General Drachevsky’s estate, famous for its large variety of rare species of plants that were already in full bloom. We were inspired by this place as soon as we saw it.

We generally don’t like the excessive decorations on the set, and instead prefer the natural, beautiful simplicity. Thus, we didn’t want to overshadow the space, and instead spiced it up a little with the bright yellow accents. During the photoshoot, the weather was changing from sunny to rainy, and as we were finishing up, we took the last photos in almost complete darkness. The indescribable spring scent of the Southern coast increased the creative atmosphere at the event. 

The next day, as I was flying home to the wintery Moscow, I was bringing a little taste of spring back with me.”

Photography: Max Koliberdin | Flowers: OvOwi | Decor: OvOwi  & Anna Kovalyova | Make-up and hair: Anastasia Gvardiyan | Models: Elizabeth Shmelyova  & Konstantin Yartsev | Dress: Nataliya Lokteva


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

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