Jana + Anatoly // Married // Pebble Creek Golf Club

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Jana + Anatoly // Married // Pebble Creek Golf Club

Niki, Chloe and I photographed our first Russian Wedding with Jana and Anatoly. I met Jana and Anatoly at Wendy’s Bridal show in January 2013 as I happened to walk away from my booth for a few minutes. I heard that someone was speaking Russian about some wedding planning. I politely interjected in Russian and told them to stop by our corner booth. The rest is history as they booked us for their March 30th wedding during the following week.

We started the day at The Cincinnatian Hotel which is the only five star hotel in Cincinnati. We were able to capture a truly unique Russian tradition of the groom “jumping through various hoops” before he is allowed to see the bride. The MOH designed a dozen of very elaborate games and puzzles during which Anatoly wound up stretching his creative muscles and parting with a fair amount of cash.

After the first look we captured some creative and timeless portraits at the Cincinnatian Hotel prior to leaving for Alms Park for the ceremony.  After the ceremony we completed our family portraits and then went to the Newport on the Levee for additional portraits with family and friends. We wrapped up the night with a Pebble Creek Golf Club traditional Russian Wedding Reception.

Preparations – Cincinnatian Hotel

Ceremony – Alms Park – Cincinnati

Portraits – Cincinnatian Hotel, Alms Park, Newport of the Levee

Reception – Pebble Creek Golf Club

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Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

 Cincinnatian Hotel Cincinnati Russian Bride

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnatian Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnatian Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding Flowers

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding Flowers

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding Stairs

Cincinnati Hotel Cincinnati Russian Wedding Stairs

Alms Park Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Alms Park Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Alms Park Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Alms Park Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Alms Park Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Alms Park Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Purple People Bride Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Purple People Bridge Cincinnati Russian Wedding Group Photo

Newport on the Levee Cincinnati Russian Wedding

Anatoly checking out Jana at Newport on the Levee

Newport Levee Kentucky Wedding

Boys and Jana having fun at Anatoly’s expense at Newport on the Levee

Newport Levee Kentucky Wedding

Boys having fun at Newport on the Levee

Piatt Park Cincinnati Wedding Photographs

Anatoly having fun with Jana.

Pebble Creek Russian Cincinnati Wedding

Ribbon Cutting Traditional Russian Wedding Reception entrance

Pebble Creek Russian Cincinnati Wedding

Bread and Salt Traditional Russian Wedding Reception entrance

Pebble Creek Cincinnati Wedding Reception

Dilia, myself, Jana, Anatoly and Mary Padro at Pebble Creek Golf Club