This wedding is pure romance through and through, plus it is packed full of personality.
Pavel and Jekaterina held their wedding reception at Kõltsu Manor in Estonia. They had the most divine portraits on the pier followed by a touch of chemistry entertainment complete with liquid nitrogen, reflecting Jekaterina’s job lecturing chemistry at the university.
Then there was the dreamy minty green colour scheme, bundles of pretty Gypsophila and that veil. Gorgeous.
Thanks to Jaan Sokk Photography for sharing these wonderful shots.
THE VISION | Coming up with a general theme for the wedding took us quite some time. Pavel (the groom) didn’t want a posh and over the top wedding with huge flower arrangements and colourful ribbons, so Jekaterina (the bride) spent hours on the web to find a modest theme that would suit both the future husband and do justice to the venue, Kõltsu Manor. Together they came up with a mint-themed wedding which suited the venue’s intricate wooden interior and the bride and groom’s taste. On the special day it all looked absolutely superb and tasteful, supported by the yummy goat cheese-pistachio wedding cake by the talented Heidi Park and comforting food served by Tervise Catering.
THE DRESS | I found my dress designer Moonika thanks to my already married friends. We had an instant connection and I really loved her approach. When we first met she asked about the style of the wedding and about the venue, measured me and then drew up a dress that would fit both my personality and the occasion. To be honest I liked this kind of approach very much as the designer actually sees the person whom she is going to make the dress for. The dress was exactly what I wished for!
MEMORABLE MOMENTS | We still remember every single moment as if it was yesterday.
Pavel: The most memorable moment of the day was actually the first time I saw my future wife in her dress. She was as beautiful as an angel! The second best moment was definitely when the registrar said: “Now you are husband and wife” – it seemed to be like magic happening, and it actually was.
Jekaterina: Literally every single moment is still with me, but there were a couple of star moments. I remember how the hairdresser was doing my hair and the make-up. I clearly remember how Pavel was already behind the door, but as I was not ready yet he had to wait for quite some time there. One of the best memories is Pavel’s face when he saw me for the first time on that day and how he kissed me then, I remember going to the registry office and the photo shoot on the pier where we met other wedding couples and wished each other well, and of course the moment when I walked down the aisle with my father. Actually the whole day and the party was very memorable… and how everybody sent us home and all the packing we did for our honeymoon the next day.
ADVICE FOR OTHER COUPLES | Take more time than just 3-4 months to prepare everything for the day. It is manageable in that time but if you have more time, everything will go smoother. Surf the web for wedding styles, decorations, dresses – it will help you to decide on a final idea. Think of a budget as well and try as hard as you can to stick to it. But don’t be surprised if you will exceed the initial budget. Start saving as early as possible. Remember to negotiate with vendors and do not hesitate to ask payments by parts, it will help you a lot. And most importantly – remember you are doing the wedding for yourself, not somebody else, so do everything exactly as both of you want it to be, because it is your day!
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE |
Photographer | Jaan Sokk Photography
Venue | Kõltsu Manor
Catering | Tervise Catering
The cake | Heidi Park
Florist/Decorations | First Events
Dress | Monika Randloo
Chemistry Entertainment | Teaduse Imed
Wedding MC | Vadim Antsupov
Car rental | LLuksuslik Autosoit
Oh so special. Thanks so much for sharing guys xo Lou