Irina & Jacob had a gorgeous wedding at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. It was full of elegance and lot’s of tradition as they had a Russian-Jewish-Buhkari wedding to incorporate both of their cultures. Irina’s wedding gown was custom made and full of intricate details with layers of delicate material, with a cascading train it weighed nearly 30 lbs.!
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as the bride walked down the aisle to see her future husband for the very first time. The ceremony was complete with traditional Jewish customs as they were wed by a Rabbi underneath a Chuppah. They had family members read seven blessings to the couple in Hebrew throughout the ceremony. Jacob concluded the ceremony by breaking the glass, which was followed by calls of “Mazel Tov!” by family and guests.
Photography by Noble Photography
We were introduced through a mutual friend.
We were in New Zealand, and my fiance organised for us to hike up an inactive volcano for the day. Needless to say, it was unexpected! There was a beautiful view of the city and ocean on top of the volcano.
Were There Any Traditions You Incorporated Into Your Wedding Day?
We had a Russian-Jewish-Buhkari wedding. We had a Chuppah (canopy) ceremony in the gardens, which is a Jewish Tradition. At the reception, we had Hora (circle) dancing, which is also a Jewish tradition. We also had Russian music and Bukhari music and dancing.
Take time to enjoy the wedding day- it goes so fast! Family and friends may want you to do certain things to make them happy- oblige, but remember to make yourselves happy too!
Where Are You Going For Your Honeymoon?
Photography & Videography – Noble Photography | Venue – Royal Botanical Gardens | Hair & Makeup – All Things Girlie | Dress – Connie Simonetti | Bridesmaids Dresses – White Runway | Bridal Shoes – Alan Pinkus | Florals – Family Friend | Transportation – Amazing Limo’s