Sunday I was able to witness the most beautiful ceremony, very meaningful and full of love. It was my first Russian Orthodox Wedding. It took place at St. Nicholas in Washington, DC. There was no formal processional, the bride walked in the door with her dad and met the priest and her groom. At the back of the church they lit candles and exchanged rings onto the right hand. They then followed the priest up the center where they participated in the crown ceremony. The bridal party took turns holding the crowns over the couples head. Following tradition the guests stood on the sides and watched. This was so intimate and special.
Kim wore a beautiful Scarlett O'Hara inspired gown.
The intimate reception took place at Lightfoot Restaurant, Photography by Mandi (check out her blog for sneak pics), DJ by Erin and Flowers by Holly Chapple.