No matter where the couple comes from, honoring tradition and rituals in some way is often very important on a wedding day. Each couple is different, their ceremonies are always unique, beautiful. Getting to witness them is one of the greatest gifts of being a photographer. Vowing to share your life with someone else is a momentous decision! It deserves to be honored with tradition and ritual! And I know Mariya and Scott would agree.
These two value their roots…and their families…very deeply. It was such a joy to watch them move through their Jewish ceremony at Temple Emanuel in Greensboro. The Rabbi who married them had performed Scott’s Bar Mitzvah 20 years earlier! So wonderful! As the celebration moved to the Empire Room, I couldn’t help but notice how gracious Mariya was with her family. At one point, she knelt in the middle of the dance floor to tie her younger brother’s shoelace…so sweet! She even hugged me several times during the day, expressing her gratitude that I was there. Believe me, the feeling was mutual!
Among the many things I love about Mariya and Scott (for example… they have two Maltese boys, Rocky and Kasper!) is the story of Scott’s proposal. Although he speaks no Russian at all, Scott learned enough from Mariya’s family to surprise her with some sweet words when he popped the big question! Amazing!
Mariya tells me they describe themselves as ‘Yin and Yang’. To me, the description fits perfectly, it’s clear that these two are really halves of the same whole. I wish them all the best…and hope you enjoy these photos from their day!
Coordinator: Wendee Cutler, 336.337.6584, email@example.com | Florist: Eliana Nunes Floral Design at Arcadia Flower Shop | Stationary: Eric Storch at The Petite Acorn | Cake Artist: Easy Peasy Decadent Desserts | Catering: Painted Plate Catering | Ceremony music: Paul Fribush, 1813 Madison Ave. | Reception music: K2 Productions (Alex is the DJ) | Hair: Chakras Salon and Spa (With Katherine) Wedding Dress: Martina Liana from Diva’s Boutique and Bridal | Veil, earrings and hair piece: Cheryl King Couture from Diva’s Boutique and Bridal | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids dress: David’s Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen’s attire: Jos. A. Bank