The Couple: Diana & Rodion

Wedding Date: August 4, 2012

Photography by Yuliya M Photography

Tell us a little about you and your beloved: Our families were friends since we were little, so we knew each other for a while. Our families lost contact later and then we happened to spot each other at a church that my family had started going to about 5 years ago. We ended up attending the same college, and he would walk me to class and things just rolled on from there. Two years later we were planning our wedding!

What was the most amazing part of your day? The first look was definitely the most amazing part of the day. I wanted to keep my dress and look a surprise until the wedding day and his reaction was priceless and oh so worth it! Sweetest memory.

Ceremony Site: Sierra View Country Club

Officiant: Groom’s brother, Yan Kislitsa

Reception Venue: Second Slavic Baptist Church

Photographer: Yuliya M Photography

Videographer: Bride’s Uncle, Alex Shamota

Cake/Desserts: We had a dessert table that all of my sweet friends contributed to. They baked some of our favorite things! It was so special and awesome of them.

Flowers: Irina Sahaydak

Bridal Attire: House of Fashion

Bridesmaids’ Attire: H&M

Hair and Make-up: Bride’s Sister and Maid of Honor.

Invitations: DIY

Décor Rentals: Thrifted

Honeymoon Location: Kauai, HI

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Photos courtesy of and copyright Yuliya M Photography.

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