There are some weddings that leave you speechless, hopeful, and joyful. Irina + Ruvim’s spring wedding at Creek Stone Gardens in Walla Walla was one of those weddings.

On April 29th, 2017, the sun was shining, the birds were chirping, and Irina sat in a chair in the bridal suite, reading a letter her soon to be husband, Ruvim had written to her. You see this letter while special, it wasn’t your typical wedding day letter, but in fact one of many that the couple had written to one another in a beautiful journal kept between the two of them throughout the course of their relationship. While the room was filled with excitement and anticipation for the soon to be newlyweds, Irina sat with such grace and peacefulness as she read her soon to be husbands words to her.

As the clock neared eleven, the time of the ceremony. Ruvim waited for his bride on a beautiful bridge over the venues creek. The couple had selected not to see one another prior to the ceremony, but instead say a prayer with one another (eyes closed) prior to the ceremony. At that moment, you could see the anticipation lift as peace quickly swept in.

Later that afternoon, Ruvim and Irina’s closest family and friends watched as the two made vows to one another, shared in their first kiss, and celebrated this newest chapter in their love story. Irina sang a beautiful rendition of “I Get To Love You” to her new husband, which left many (including the bride herself) in tears, it was definitely one of the sweetest moments I’ve been blessed to witness at a wedding. The amount of love nestled in the barn at Creek Stone gardens that afternoon was truly beautiful. As speeches were made, stories were told, and hugs were given – it became very apparent just how many individuals had prayed for this day to take place, and the amount of love they have rallying behind them.

Irina and Ruvim thank you both for allowing me the honor of capturing your very first day of husband and wife. It was truly such a blessing to both watch and capture this long awaited day. May God bless your marriage + may you enjoy a slice of paradise in the week to come! Sending all my love.

A huge shout out to the incredible vendor team who made this day possible!

Venue + Reception: Creek Stone Gardens
Florist: Nadia Kudryn
Make Up Artist: Amy Rene Makeup Artistry
Wedding Gown (Shop): The White Dress
Wedding Gown (Designer): Martina Liana
Bridesmaids Dresses: ASOS
Cake//Desserts: Valentina Stadnik
Officiant: Ron Alexander
Signs/Calligraphy: Anna Shabak
Videographer: Alex Chmil +Maksim Mironov
Groom + Groomsmen Suit: Haver
Photography: Alex Lasota Photography


MY WORD!!! Irina, you made a GORGEOUS bride!! Alex, you killed it. Again. 🙂 So dang stunning!

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