This styled shoot from Russia explores the impact your surroundings can make for bringing out the best in a couple. Set in, quite literally, a dark room with an antique printing press, the location of this shoot has just as much soul, and is just as present, as the couple for which it frames. The style of the shoot most definitely has an aged quality. The calligraphy on the invitation, the incorporation of dried flowers, and the soft, yet unrefined cloth complement the rest of the antique decor.
And it's holding a basket of ombre dried roses where we first see the bride. Her gray dress, black stockings, and green velvet shoes possess an old world charm. Her fiery red hair is eye-catching but she's not the only one.
The groom sits on a stool, stoic but comfortable in his jeans, boots, and white shirt. Noticeably, his ginger beard and hair make him an unmistakable match for the bride.
Together, their love looks simple, honest, and genuine.
For what could be considered a modern bridal style, this berry-colored gown features an illusion neckline, short sleeves, and a voluminous skirt. Her waist is accented with a black beaded belt.
A uniform bouquet would be much too simple for this shoot. Instead, the bride holds a casually arranged bouquet full of greenery with colorful blooms sprinkled throughout and a touch of pheasant feathers. The size and texture is most complementary to her bridal style.
What a juxtaposition the rugged groom makes standing next to her! But their sweet embrace and her coy smile prove their styles fit just right.
The calligraphy in this shoot presented a message about the anticipation of love. And for this Russian couple, it came through the lens with perfect precision. Not with polished décor or luxurious style, but rather with an authentic display of emotion in a location of antiquated, yet novel inspiration. Photography: Bryukhanova Anastasia Make up and Hair : Anita Kazantceva Linen dress: Mouchette Fatin dress: Dream and Dress Calligraphy: Alexandra Cherviniyak Decor and Flowers: Muss flowers