- bachelorette party
The wedding on the last summer day - the sun, beautiful lake, Aperol Spritz and a lot of beautiful people
It was a place called Herrsching near Munich. We were sailing on a ship and on the upper deck the bride and the groom said their beautiful and gentle vows to each other. Since the wedding was Russian-German, bride's friends have quirkily altered the Russian tradition of bread and salt, which the bride and groom should eat together. They replaced the bread with a salty bretzel and made a typical-russian-wedding joke - Oliver and Anastasia should bite a bretzel at the same time and the one who bites off a larger piece would be the ruler at their home. Well, Oliver won the fight
After that we danced, had some delicious food and watched a delightful sunset. I was so glad to participate in this celebration and I'm infinitely grateful to the guys for their trust.
Enjoy the photos!
Hermes Villa is a hidden treasure of Vienna. The palace located in Lainzer Tiergarten, the former Habsburgs hunting forest. The villa was a gift from Emperor Franz Joseph to his wife, Empress Elizabeth, knowing as Sisi. She called Hermes villa her Palace of Dreams (Schloss der Träume). Naturally, a historical background like that and extraordinarily elegancy of architecture makes the palace desirable place for the wedding. Slava and Sasha decided to make their wedding photoshoot in Vienna and after long searches we found this place. Sometimes you get lucky and that day was definitely our day. The last May was the coldest May I've ever remember in Vienna, but in very this day the temperature was about 25 degree, slight wind and sun. The perfect weather for the perfect photoshoot!
Usually, when I am invited to a wedding as a guest, I don’t take pictures. Work is work, and at friends' parties I prefer to have a good rest. But this summer, I broke my rule. My friends Serge and Arina had a wonderful little wedding in the circle of close friends and relatives. They decided not to call people from the wedding industry but do everything on their own: they picked up music, entertainment for the guests, did small competitions and found a very beautiful restaurant. I decided to give them a small surprise and took the camera with me. For me it was a very unusual shooting format - I had a rest and had fun, and took pictures between this and then. The pictures I am proud of have turned out. Sunny and airy like that beautiful day.