Today’s beautiful wedding is one for the books. Have you ever heard of a surprise wedding? Imagine being a bride-to-be getting ready for a night out at a fancy charity gala complete with celebrities, professional photographers, and gorgeous attire. When you arrive at said event it turns out to actually be your wedding! Fully planned and ready to go.
We can’t even imagine all of the creative planning and deception that went into planning Andrew and Yuliia’s big day but we know it was a flurry of precise timing, some serious cover ups, and attempts to keep her from googling the fake charity event. Not only did they have to convince the bride to wear a full length wedding-esque gown to the event but they also had to coordinate professional makeup, hair, and nails for the big day. They must have done a great job though since Yuliia did not know it was her wedding day until she stepped out of the car. Whew! What a challenge that must have been.
During the intimate ceremony with family and friends in attendance, the couple incorporated Ukrainian traditions as a nod to the bride’s culture. The couple participated in a tying of the cloth, called a Rushnyk. It is a ritual cloth embroidered with symbols and cryptograms of the ancient world. This particular one was given to Yuliia by her friends at her “girls party” before leaving Ukraine. Following the ceremony guests dined at long tables decked out in velvet mauve linens with with the floral runner centerpiece of our dreams. The abundance of pink and purple flowers has us swooning! After dinner they danced the night away and sailed off in a pretty cool yellow convertible to cap the night. Thank you to Awesomesauce Photography for sharing this romantic surprise home wedding with us today!
The following DC wedding professionals contributed to this at home surprise wedding:
Photography: Awesomesauce Photography | Event Planning: Illumination Events Studio | Floral: Cultivated Events Co | Videography: Double Take | Wedding Cake: Goodrich Gourmet | Ceremony Musicians: Ninja Strings | Hair: Jouer Lash & Brow | Rentals: Rent E-Quip | Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad | Catering: Goodrich Gourmet | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lex’s of Carytown | Submitted via: Matchology