This intimate December wedding in Moscow embodies the true power of love. Elena is from Russia and Gerhard is from Norway. She doesn’t speak Norwegian or English and he doesn’t speak Russian; however, their commonality lies in the one universal language we can all communicate: love.

For her wedding, Elena wore a V-neck A-line gown. To stay warm, she wrapped up in a short white fur coat.

winter wedding
winter wedding

A pair of gold bands were waiting to be exchanged.

winter wedding

Elena chose a pair of stylish white heels with zipper details as a fun accessory to walk down the aisle.

winter wedding

Her bright and beautiful bouquet featured black and white anemones, yellow roses, and assorted greenery. It was tied with light yellow and light purple ribbons.

winter wedding

The bride wore a small sprig of baby’s breath tucked in the back of her curls. For the ceremony, she added a traditional white veil.

winter wedding
winter wedding

They came together at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. The view from across the Moscow River showed the enormity and size of the awe-inspiring structure.

winter wedding

Gerhard was all smiles in his wedding day attire, complete with dark blue pants, shirt, and tie underneath a warm black coat.

winter wedding
winter wedding

Elena took a few solo shots on the cathedral steps before Gerhard joined her.

winter wedding
winter wedding
winter wedding

Standing in front of the imposing doors of the cathedral, they were all smiles after officially becoming husband and wife.

winter wedding
winter wedding

They strolled across the Patriarchal Bridge and admired the beautiful river below. Their elation was palpable through the lens.

winter wedding
winter wedding
winter wedding
winter wedding

Moscow is a bustling and lively city but for just one moment, everything around Elena and Gerhard paused. Their wedding day was exactly what they’d envisioned. No matter where you come from or what language you speak, all you’ve got to have is love.

Photography: Igor Kovchegin
Flowers: Green May
Dress: Mary Trufel
Make-up/Hair: Anastasya Tagunova
Sprig Hair Ornament:  Anastasya Tagunova
Lab: The Goodman Film Lab

March 24, 2016

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