This was one truly memorable event! The drama leading up to the day is something I will also never forget. It all started when this beautiful bride left her wedding dress on the train when she headed down to Ascona. Yes.. On. The. Train! So a couple of days before the wedding she rushed to find another one in Italy as it looked like the dress was not found on the train – something that surprised everyone as Switzerland is usually the land where you will nearly always get something you loose back. I know, I left my Macbook Air on a train once and it found it’s way back to me with no problems! Then a day before the wedding they find the dress – Horray! There were still further problems though as when they went to collect it the night before it actually wasn’t there and was reported that it wouldn’t arrive until the 10th July – a day too late. At this point Jenya was way more relaxed than I thought a bride might be and was very happy with the replacement dress.
As luck would have it, the original dress actually arrived on the wedding day. Their ceremony was on Islola de Brissago and we were all there already (wearing the replacement dress) when the original dress arrived with the last of the guests. A quick change in the ladies bathroom at the restaurant that was on the island and we were ready to go meet the groom! Talk about action packed. Jenya looked absolutely gorgeous in both dresses, the first images here are of her replacement dress and the last image is of her original dress, which she did end up wearing to her ceremony. It was an absolutely beautiful day, with the most beautiful backdrop of the lake and mountains.
As for the couple, it’s so clear that they are just oozing love for each other and they are just such a great match. There were many points in the wedding where the Ukranian family members shouted something and the bride and groom have to kiss for a long time whilst everyone counts and then drinks vodka. I’m not too clear on the tradition, but this couple clearly didn’t mind one bit and everyone was counting a lot. It was an amazing day in the most beautiful location. Jenya and Andy had probably the highest room in Ascona too – the turret of the castle, making their wedding truly something out of a fairy tale.
I took so many images, but here are just a few for now:
Green was a theme throughout the whole wedding, with many of the guests wearing the colour too, including me:
Here is just one more of the ceremony location when we had a run through an hour before the real thing. Stunning huh!
And the beautiful brown eyed girl that I made friends with throughout the day.