Magda and John were married at the Holy Epiphany Russian Orthodox Church in Boston. As soon as we arrived at the church and were introduced to the kind, soft-spoken priest (who also happens to be Magda’s father) it was clear that this wedding celebration would be full of traditions, profound symbolism and emotion. The church was absolutely breathtaking! The ceremony began in the entryway of the church, with a choir of beautiful voices singing in perfect harmony on the balcony above. Candles were lit, John and Magda’s rings were blessed and then placed on their right ring fingers. The ceremony continued in the middle of the church where the couple was crowned, scriptures were sung, they drank from a common cup and then their hands were joined. They circled the Bible three times, to represent the Holy Trinity. Each time, lead by the cross and priest. In this sacred moment, they were joined and took their first steps as husband and wife. Beaming ear to ear, happy tears from the guests, you could not help but feel all of the love!
After the ceremony, we traveled to the charming 1640 Hart House in Ipswich for an unforgettable wedding reception. There were more traditions to be enjoyed, notably the “vodka toast” to the newly married couple! The music by Dan Sky was wonderful, and the candlelit room took on a magical feel with so much joy and laughter.
Tiffany at Detailed Engagements did an amazing job making sure the day ran smoothly. The gorgeous flowers and centerpieces were courtesy of Meredith McCarthy Floral Design, and both the wedding cake & groom's cake were delicious masterpieces created by Jen, the 1640 Hart House pastry chef.
Magda and John are truly two souls that were meant to be together. It was such an honor & a pleasure to capture their beautiful wedding day. Below are some highlights of the day. Congrats to the happy couple!
Special thanks to the talented vendors that made this day possible: