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Real Wedding | Anna & Christopher

Bride: Anna Avdeeva
Groom: Christopher Adcock
Wedding gown style: Katherine
Wedding date: August 25, 2013
Boutique purchase: Vera Wang Boston
Location: Massachusetts
Photographer: Olga Maturana

First things first, where did you meet your husband?

We found each other online.  Our dates were so memorable and perfect.

How did he propose? Tell us the story!

It was on the Russian Holiday “Blintz Day” he picked me up with roses after work at the train stop and asked me to go to Providence, RI for the weekend.  Over a romantic picnic at a very nice hotel in downtown Providence he asked me to be his wife.  It was very old-fashioned.  We both were so nervous,  I wish we could repeat the whole event again!

Once the wedding plans started, what made you decide on a Vera Wang gown?

Interestingly enough, I never originally saw myself wearing a white wedding dress.  I knew I wanted a Vera Wang but I thought my favorites were the Jade in nude and the Harlow in charcoal.  I didn’t realize until later that ivory was the best color for me.  I also never thought I would want a big ball gown.  Right after I put the Katherine on I realized I didn’t mind the little bit of drama it added and I knew it was the one.

 

How did you accessorize to make your wedding day unique?

I really didn’t want to have too many details as the dress was a complete piece of art.  Simplicity is the best accessory for the Katherine dress.  I just found a pair of very comfortable wedges since the ceremony was on a lawn. I also wore a custom made veil, which made my mom’s day.

What was the inspiration or theme of your wedding?

We both wanted something different, something that our guests would remember. We found a very cool place in Watertown, MA called The Plumbing Museum – it was such a cozy, industrial and fun place.  After we found the reception location, we added all the other stuff: The nearby Gore Place for the ceremony (a romantic historical mansion with beautiful grounds) Chinese food, a butterfly release, painted quahog shells with butterflies…   Guests were shocked when they got our invitations about where the reception was going to take place, but everyone found it interesting and ended up having a ball.

Did you stay true to the Old English wedding rhyme: something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.  If so, what were yours?

I had a custom made veil that had blue embroidery on the comb “Anna’s veil” that was it.

What tips do you have for new brides picking out their wedding dress?

I think the best wedding dress is the one that makes you look amazing, accentuates your personality, gives you goosebumps, tears, and at the same time doesn’t take away from your beauty.

What was your favorite part of the day? And, are there any other anecdotes you would like to share?

The whole wedding was fun, but maybe exchanging rings and the first dance were the most memorable moments.  We even took lessons in preparation!

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