Welcome to another gorgeous Real Life Wedding !
Today Dasha & Ryan have been kind enough to share their Wedding day love story with us !
Dasha & Ryan had two ceremonies.
The first an outdoor service with family and friends and then off to a (well hidden and amazing) local church for a renewal of vows
I think my favourite moment of the day was here inside the church when Dasha was getting a little teary and the window light shining on those tears ..
I’m a sucker for emotion …
So, on with the show !
Wedding Theme: vintage wedding
Tell us how you met
While teaching English in St Petersburg, Russia, Ryan met Dasha through mutual friends.
A park in St Petersburg.
A simple drop to the ground on one knee(done gracefully) and those special words spoken! She said ‘yes’!!!
Much work followed as a visa application was needed, select family and friends were called upon to support the application and then the long wait for the approval from the department of Immigration.
The all important Details
Ceremony & Reception location: Clandulla Cottages, Boyland, Qld
Gown: Casablanca designer gown 1975, from Madame Bridal, Florida, United States. Ivory lace with champagne satin lining. Beaded shoestring straps with stylish V back.
Wedding bands and engagement rings: White gold mens band and white gold with dainty diamond. Engagement ring – white gold band with tiny diamonds set into band.
Celebrant: Celebrant, Jaime Thomson. Followed by Father Dan at St John the Evangelist Church, Mundoolun, for renewal of vows.
Wedding Coordinator: Claire McKenzie (Bridal Edge) (Claire is in the bridal industry in Brisbane)
Decorator Claire McKenzie and Dasha. Hair: Allure Hair and make up
Hair piece: Ivory veil, 2 tier, raw edge – Bridal party attire: Guys- pants and vest with shirt from Taro Cash and silk tie from Ensign Formal Wear.
Bridesmaid, Hana McKenzie wearing a Watters dress from Madame Bridal 5530 in colour stone.
Jewellery from Bridal Edge, Brisbane. Garter from Wedding Desire on Etsy.
Make-up: Allure hair and make up
Flowers: Created by Dasha and Claire with special help from Nikita(overseas guest)
Stationery: Created by Dasha – Cake: 2 tier mud cake, turkish delight on lower tier and chocolate on top. Cooking with Giovanna.
Entertainment: Sally Beaumont/Harpist and Rohan and Mitch, acoustic duo
Transport: Limousines in Paradise for transport to Clandulla Cottages.
Rainbow beach, Debbies place.
The realisation that Geelong were playing Collingwood during the reception!!!!!
Favourite Wedding Day moment
Seeing Dasha walk down the aisle.
Special thanks to
Overseas guests for attending, from Minnesota and St Petersburg, family for supporting Dashas visa and Claire McKenzie for contributing to the many areas of our wedding.
What did you value most about using Ben Clark Photography ?
Amazing natural talent with photography and control of timing.
Attention to detail is amazing. Ben is just so great to work with.
Advice for other brides-to-be
Book Ben Clark if possible or make sure you have a photographer that suits you.
You cant get all things exact for your day, but do your best so it flows beautifully.