Event planning: Carpe Diem Events // Flowers and design: Flowerbazar // Photo: Muravnik photography // Video: Andreev Media // Cake: Andrey Shevlyagin Cakes Couture // Fire Show: Salamandra // Stationery: Maria Kirvas // Venue: Villa Rotonda
FROM THE WEDDING PLANNERS
Polina and Denis dreamed to organize a luxurious, but at the same time very gentle and romantic wedding in a beautiful location with exquisite design. They spent a few years in Spain and fell in love with this country. We wanted to add the leitmotif of Spain, and to do it the most interestingly way. Living in Spain, Polina fell in love with the luxurious lilac wisteria, which has its branches wrapped around the ancient Spanish castles.
This image inspired our team to create the concept of “Flowering Wisteria”, which perfectly matched with the history of our couple’s story. The color palette of the wedding was based on Polina’s favorite shades– from dusty pink to deep purple. Developing layout design for wedding decoration, our team tried to create the maximum feeling of airiness. The design was filled with transparent material, cool colors, translucent fabrics and mirrored surfaces. The impression was as if guests found themselves in a magical crystal palace. Not only the favorite colors of the bride, but also the interests of the groom served as an inspiration for the decorators.
Denis is engaged in hockey for many years. Therefore decorators suggested adding metallic accessories for the morning preparations of the groom, and to create a feeling of ice surfaces at the banquet, setting mirrored tables and crystal chandeliers.
The ceremony area was decorated with unique arrangement – “real” tree of Wisteria in bloom. No one in Russia has ever created such a tree before. Blooming Wisteria blended into the landscape so harmoniously, that it seemed the tree grew at this place for centuries. Flowers framed the aisle with a monogram of the couple and one of the patterns of the wedding led to the tree. Transparent chairs in this area were perfectly in harmony with the gazebo and glimmered beautifully in the sunlight.
A unique set of invitations was developed specially for this wedding. The lavender envelope was decorated with wisteria, wax seal with the couples monogram and calligraphy. The invitation was printed on clear plastic. The second part of the invitation — the dress code card — contained an image of the greenhouse with wisteria that was a reference to the ceremony area and the entire concept of the wedding.
Some surprises were prepared for guests and newlyweds during the evening. Polina and Denis appeared in the hall in incredibly bright style. The groom performed a song welcoming the guests and opening banquet. In the middle of the evening Polina changed several dresses. At first a second wedding dress for the first dance, and then a costume dress – to perform special Latino dance for Denis. Denis, in turn, had prepared a surprise for Polina with full responsibility. Several training sessions with professional dancers and here it is – one of the most fun and memorable events of the evening. The groom went to the dance floor and danced to the popular tunes of recent years with his friends for seven minutes. The performance was very dynamic despite its length. The bride and the guests were lost in admiration.
The wedding cake with a height of almost one meter, made according to our sketches, appeared at the end of the evening. In conclusion, artists of fire-show performed effective show in Spanish style.
Preparing the shoot for Muravnik photography Barcelona workshop we decided to work with a real couple – Lisa and Claudio, getting inspiration from their story.
Lisa and Claudio:
She was born in snowy Sweden, him — under the radiant sun of Chile, destiny brought them to the Mediterranean in Barcelona.
Lightness of flowing silks and buff masonry walls of a Spanish manor of the 16th century, noble shine of gold and magical gardens of the Renaissance, blinding glow of diamonds, frozen in the color of burnt sugar, luxurious floral arrangements of orchids, ranunculus, roses, peonies and jasmine, caressed by copper rays of the setting sun — Our story breathes the air of a languid late afternoon in Spain. The story, created under the notes of pale golden Chardonnay, retained aristocratic elegance and refined luxury, all tied up by the sweetness of a vanilla Spanish sky.
Words of love:
Lisa’s morning began in the garden of a Spanish manor writing a letter to her beloved Claudio, tracing calligraphic monograms on handmade paper. A cream dessert colored boudoir lingerie made of natural silk, soft hair, a slight touch of make-up to emphasize the natural beauty of the bride created a gentle romantic image.
The bride’s vanity table was decorated with a composition of garden flowers, with noble accents of peony-roses and peonies, which complemented a vintage perfume bottle containing the bride’s favorite honey aroma.
Oneness with nature and harmony is felt in every detail, starting with the weightless style of bridal gown in contrast with the groom’s more classic looks, finishing with sophisticated orchids decorating the backs of forged iron chairs. The emerald-green landscape of the Santa Clotilde Gardens in Cataluniya, boasting classic sculptures, old staircases covered with wild ivy, mesmerizing views of the sea create a powerful equilibrium between luxury and finesse, the beauty of the moment frozen in time, under the rays of a setting sun.
Dinner at the Manor:
Antique silverware was chosen for the table, classic patinated gold plates, decorated with 24-carat gold ornaments, crystal glassware and bronze chandeliers on a silk tablecloth. Plated steel vase with floral arrangements of orchids, peony-roses, peonies, jasmine and other garden flowers. The gentle sounds of classical music and the light of the candles top off the wedding dinner with a dreamy, romantic atmosphere.
When we created the wedding story of Lisa and Claudio, our main reference point was harmony, a combination of elegance and luxury in every detail while retaining a sense of proportion to emphasize our couple, their feelings and emotions of the moment.
Love, romance, tenderness are some of the most recurrent themes in the fine-arts. Our classical approach to the art of wedding composition makes it so each one of the stories we create are filled with beauty, elegance and pure feelings.
Photography: Muravnik Photography // Event Planning: Oh My Love wedding planners // Event Design: Muravnik Photography & Sweet William Wedding // Lingerie: White Chic Lingerie // Ceremony Wedding Dress: Eleganceallure // Seaside Wedding Dress: Cathy Telle // Stationery + Calligraphy: Nikolietta Calligraphy //Film development and scans: Carmencita film lab // Hair + Makeup: Hairlookstyle // Floral Design: Sweet William Wedding // Floral Design Assistant: Floratelie // Jewelry: Art Jeweller // Runner and ribbons: Silky Rivers // Cake pedestal+Tray: Bon Renom // Venue: Mas Mauri Villa
image below by Anna Tereshina — Muravnik workshop participant
image below by Olga Siyanko — Muravnik workshop participant
image below by Olga Siyanko — Muravnik workshop participant
image below by Anna Tereshina — Muravnik workshop participant
Photography: Muravnik photography // Wedding Planning: Wedding Classic // Flowers and decor: Holiday Everyday // MUAH: Anastasia Raevskaya // Dress: Maria Alekseeva // Accessories: Nch wedding jewelry // Video: Fresh Feeling Studio // Venue: Rooms Hotel, Kazbegi, Georgia //
From the bride:
We’ve decided to hold our ceremony in the mountains. They have a special atmosphere, there is something mysterious and attractive about them, something that keeps intimate feelings and emotions away from the public eye. And even though there are many beautiful and majestic mountains in Italy, Switzerland and France, our choice fell on a very picturesque place in our beloved Georgia – Kazbegi. It is hard to find more hospitable people, living with a sense of a holiday inside, and always smiling. And we just wanted to experience this inexpressible Georgian charm.
We invited only the closest people, making the celebration very cozy and homey warm. Our guests and us stayed in the world famous Room Hotel Kazbegi, which interior literally tells the story of the Georgian people.
The basis for the décor conception, as well as the entire wedding, served natural textures and ethnic motives. The location we’ve chosen, with all its rocks, mountain tops and slopes, was so original that only a few additional décor elements were necessary.
Our decorators picked amazingly beautiful natural materials: stones, impressive wooden tables, silk ribbons, snags, candles in the stone holders, and added some tender white and gray-blue flowers.
The wedding dress was custom made of natural silk with a long train easily picked up by the wind, making the bride look more mysterious. With the stylist we have decided to make three different images: the one for the morning had natural curls, the other for the walk had the hair on one side, and for the ceremony we put the hair back and added a three meter long veil.
От Peony Studio:
«Расстояние научило жить без границ, не важно где ты, в каком городе,стране, ты всегда рядом. Под одним небом.» С этих слов началась история нашей пары, которая привела их к этому счастливому дню.
И именно поэтому церемония была создана словно небесный нимб над их головами, а в аксессуарах невесты основными акцентами стали символичные ангелы.
Свадьба Юрия и Валерии это отражение современной классики. Аристократические нотки были изначально заданы интерьерами отеля Four Seasons в Петербурге, но нам не хотелось перегрузить декором пространство, а напротив — подчеркнуть воздух, лаконичность, благородство. Сдержанная палитра, акцент на фактуры стекла, кожи, высокой печати, латуни идеально подошли для реализации наших идей.
Photography: Muravnik Photography // Wedding Planner — Peony Studio Events // Floristics and Decor: Peony Studio // Cake: Nabirka.ru // Wedding gown: Alexander Arutyunov // MUAH: Tonya Pushkareva // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Wedding crown and earrings: Dolce & Gabbana // Location: Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg //
JUST MARRIED — THE MORNING AFTER
Photography: Muravnik Photography// Location: Villa Cimbrone Amalfi Coast Italy// Design & Florals: Joy Proctor Design // Gown: Samuelle Couture // Headpiece: Jannie Baltzer // Hair & Makeup: Mia Jeppson // Stationary & Invitations: Written Word Calligraphy // Tabletop Rentals & Jewelry: Classic Vintage Rentals // Linens: La Tavola Linen // Grooms Styling: Chad Keffer // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box // Ribbon: Silk + Willow // Video: MG Image // Workshop: Moda e Arte Workshop //
FROM THE BRIDE AND GROOM
First of all, we’d like to say ‘thank you’ for the wonderful pictures that reflect so brightly the atmosphere and the emotions of our day!
We took very seriously the process of choosing the photographer and went through a long list of professionals. It was essential for us to get the right balance of price and quality. After we have identified the short list of photographers our choice fell on Marina and Alex because of their personal qualities, easiness in communication and their desire to cooperate and create together. It took us awhile to find the perfect venue, each time thinking over some new conception. And all this time Marina and Alex were patiently waiting for our decision.
And finally the big day arrived!
We decided to have our photo-shoot the day after, thus spending as much time as possible with family and friends on the wedding day. And we were so right about it! We dived into the emotions and thrill of the wedding day completely, not thinking of photo-shoot, while the guys documented each moment without distracting us. Looking through the pictures we were able to see all the details and emotions that we had missed during the wedding day. Thanks to the guys, we were able to experience that day and all the emotions attached to it once again!
The next day we had our photo-shoot in the woods where we felt like the bride and the groom once again… Marina and Alex managed to create the right romantic mood for us! Photo-shoot went by nice and easy!
It is very important for the photographers to ‘feel’ the couple and understand its mood and relations… Marina and Alex were able to live through these days full of love and adrenalin!
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This spring we were traveling in the south of Russia. Some landscapes impressed us so much with their raw beauty and spirits that we decided to make a shoot there. The story immediately came into our heads. Of cause it was “the story of love”. Here it is.
Everyone knew that the Elf possessed a gift — he was a genius sculptor. One day he created a beautiful girl, lean and graceful, out of the softest cloud in the sky. At once the Elf fell in love with his creation. But at the same time he became very unhappy because the girl didn’t have a heart and couldn’t love him back. What was there to do for the poor Elf? The Elf gave her his own beating heart and thus the Nymph was brought to life. What happened to the Elf? Well, he disappeared but not completely. He turned into wind, playing softly with her hair, whispering the words of love in her ears.
Photography: Marina Muravnik Photography and Dmitry Melnikof Photography // Design, Florals & Invitations: Renne Studio // Gown: Bluebells dress // Headpiece: OlgaDelice // Hair & Makeup: Victoria Temnenko // Wedding planner: Migel Daria // Model Irina Sidelnik from Divine models // Film development and scanning: Lighthouse Film Lab
Also seen on Magnolia Rouge
Photography: Muravnik Photography // Styling and shoots coordination: Anna Timoshenko // Flowers: Amsterdam Flowers // Table decoration: Emerald Blossom events // Gown: Zhanna Salatova // Muah: Amalgama Studio // Silk Ribbons: Alena Kubik // Stationary and calligraphy: Renne Studio // The ring on the bride: Ani Egoista // Earrings: Nayza Store // Grooms suit: Costume Code // Video: Fresh Feeling studio
Video: Menassier Gabriel
Photography: Muravnik Photography// Style, Design and floristics: Joy Proctor Design // Headpieces: Jannie Baltzer // Hair & Makeup: Mia Jeppson // Model: Karoline E. Le Management // Venue: Belmond Hotel Caruso & Ruins of the Basilica di Sant’Eustachio – Amalfi Coast// Gown: Delphine Manivet from Maria Fekih Store Copenhagen and Inbal Dror // Stationary: Julie Song Ink // Flower Crown: Joy Proctor Design // Film development and scans: Lighthouse Film Lab