Good afternoonÂ lovely readers. The wedding IÂ 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 fromÂ Russia on theÂ blog… and they’ve achieved that accolade! Not only are the details divine, the citrus colour schemeÂ to-die-for, and the flowers fabulous but Zina’sÂ write up of her and Igor’sÂ day really comes from the heart; as did Zina’sÂ efforts for the entire wedding.
ZinaÂ and IgorÂ 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 decorÂ was made by Zina’s best friendÂ and so manyÂ friends and familyÂ were involved with this wedding – it’s really heart-warming.
I particularly love the gingerbread men and women favours. Such a unique idea and allÂ made by Zina’s mum, Zina, and another great friend.
AN OUTDOOR CEREMONY AND VENUE
Zina, the Bride and Igor, the groom:Â OurÂ wedding took place at theÂ Casablanca Hotel,Â a small country hotel, with only about 50 guests made upÂ of our closest friends and relatives. We knew we wanted to have our ceremonyÂ 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.
WeÂ wanted to have the whole dayÂ outside the city, ideally in aÂ 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’!