Good afternoon lovely readers. The wedding I have for you today is absolutely gorgeous and it’s a Smashing The Glass first! Yes, Zina and Igor wanted to be the first super cool Jewish wedding from Russia on the blog… and they’ve achieved that accolade! Not only are the details divine, the citrus colour scheme to-die-for, and the flowers fabulous but Zina’s write up of her and Igor’s day really comes from the heart; as did Zina’s efforts for the entire wedding.
Zina and Igor managed to pull off their wedding with a modest budget. And what an AWESOME job they did too. Sometimes stripped back, unfussy weddings are the best.
All of the decor was made by Zina’s best friend and so many friends and family were involved with this wedding – it’s really heart-warming.
I particularly love the gingerbread men and women favours. Such a unique idea and all made by Zina’s mum, Zina, and another great friend.
AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY AND VENUE
Zina, the Bride and Igor, the groom: Our wedding took place at the Casablanca Hotel, a small country hotel, with only about 50 guests made up of our closest friends and relatives. We knew we wanted to have our ceremony outdoors, as the date of our wedding was in the middle of summer and it was one of just a few possible days to have good weather in our rainy city.
We wanted to have the whole day outside the city, ideally in a country hotel where most of our guests could stay overnight. We were very lucky as we chose the first hotel we visited. It was perfect: it had a small, cosy garden with a swimming pool and enough space for a reception, chuppah, dancing and just general ‘hanging out’!