We’ve got another great Real Weddings Weekend ready for you today! Today, we’re celebrating Celia and Mikhail’s classic outdoor wedding, complete with beautiful red and white touches, beautiful decor and amazing photos from our dear friend, Pom Photography! Keep scrolling to read all about the lovely couple and to see more amazing photos!

Wedding dress hanging up at Celia and Mikhail's real wedding.

Tell us a little about you and your beloved.

[We’re] college sweethearts and dated for seven years before getting engaged! After he planned a full day of doing all of our favorite things, he planned an intimate proposal by our hotel fireplace. We planned the wedding in about 14 months so that we could have an April wedding.

Bride posing by the window at her real Mill Valley wedding.

What else would you like to share about your big day?

Our motto for the wedding was “Ballin on a Budget”. We did our best to create a day that was authentic to who we are while staying on budget. Took a little more research to find the right vendors. We had a lot of late DIY nights to create signage/work on decor. The day turned out perfect! All our worries/anxieties leading up to the wedding were non existent when the day came.

Bride and groom doing their first look together at their classic Mill Valley wedding.

What was the best part of your day?

So hard to decide, but the bride’s most amazing part was having our grandmas as our flower girls and just seeing our vision and everything we saved for turned out so beautifully. The groom loved watching our wedding party come up with funny entrances and everyone’s speeches.

Bride and groom holding hands at the altar at their classic Mill Valley wedding.

Newlyweds walking down the aisle together at their classic Mill Valley wedding.

Advice from the couple:

100% budget for a Day-Of wedding coordinator. They helped the day run smoothly. Hire a videographer! We always talk about how much we want to relive the day and love being able to watch the videos whenever we want. Shoutout to Pom Photography!

Sweetheart table for the bride and groom at their classic wedding.

Anything you would have done differently?

Can’t think of anything. It was an absolutely perfect day and wouldn’t have changed anything!

Photos courtesy of and copyright Pom Photography used with permission.

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