Russia Meets Southern Charm Wedding

Sonoma Wedding Ideas

Two cultures meet and match perfectly in this Sonoma Garden Pavilion centered wedding. Bobby, born and raised as a sweet natured southern boy met Russian born Sasha and it was head over heels from there! You will fall in love, not just with this cute couple but also all of their adorable details!

Plus a fantastic wedding favor idea to steal below and more to see captured by Fondly Forever Photography in the full gallery! Keep reading WC fans!

Sonoma wedding

wild flowers

peach roses

From McKenzie Miller Films

Is there anything sweeter than an emotional groom? Bobby is a self professed crier and capturing the love he shares with Sasha was so special. Sasha and Bobby’s gorgeous Sonoma garden wedding was a celebration of their love while combining her Russian roots and his love of his home in Alabama.

navy bridesmaids with pink bouquets

sweet home Alabama sign

pinstriped suit groomsmen with custom sunglasses

These two met in Las Vegas and were so excited to bring all of their family and friends to beautiful wine country for their wedding.

wedding program

hanging floral aisle decor

here comes the bride

pink flower girl watches wedding ceremony

wedding kiss

just married

After their wedding ceremony outside surrounded by gorgeous flowers from Lavender Floral in front of a vineyard, guests were treated to drinks and snacks on the main lawn before sitting down to dinner under the twinkling lights and ivy of the veranda.

wedding day thank you note

signed wooden heart guestbook

Sonoma garden wedding reception

small pink floral arrangements

Bobby’s Aunt is a well known chef and she combined their Southern and Russian backgrounds for an eclectic dinner celebration including fried chicken and biscuits for Bobby and chicken kiev for Sasha.

homemade fried chicken

delicious homemade wedding dinner

tasty looking floral topped wedding cake from Petaluma Pie Company

cake and pie table

mini pies

Steal Worthy Idea

Bobby and Sasha infused their own vodka for the traditional Russian wedding vodka shots which they shared with all of their family and friends. Interested in doing the same? Check out the following steps:

How to Infuse Your Own Vodka!

Gather Ingredients:
Pick a middle shelf vodka, not the best or the worst. Choose a flavor, for flavor examples and suggested ingredient amounts click here.

Wash & Cut:
Thoroughly wash any fresh fruit or vegetables you might choose to use. Slice finely and place into airtight glass container

Infusion Process:
Pour in 1 liter of vodka, secure lid and place in a safe place away from direct sunlight. Shake once a day and wait for 2 to 5 days. For more exact infusion times click here.

Bottle it up:
Using a strainer and funnel strain your newly infused vodka into the original bottle or smaller gift bottles. Invite friends and family over to try your tasty creation, and enjoy!

infused vodka for traditional wedding shots

happy couple

candy station

super cute thank you bag for wedding treats

To get a closer look at this moving multiculture wedding check out the wedding film Mckenzie Miller Films created below!

Photography: Fondly Forever Photography
Cinematography: Mckenzie Miller Films

Coordinator: Devyn McNichol
Venue: Sonoma Garden Pavilion
Flowers: Lavender Floral
Cake: Petaluma Pie Company
Caterer: Zazu
Dress designer: Justin Alexander
Bridesmaid dresses: The Jerseymaid
Shoe designer: Jimmy Cho from Neiman Marcus
Groom’s attire: Jos A Banks
Dj: Big Fun Djs
Hair: Anna Phipps

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  1. -100. @NguyenTHThanh says:

    Russia Meets Southern Charm Wedding

  2. -100. @ShaniquaArts says:

    Russia Meets Southern Charm Wedding: Two cultures meet and match perfectly in this Sonoma Garde… #WeddingChicks

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  4. 1/2 A lush garden wedding and get the scoop on infusing your own vodka for your wedding day! @jimmycho @ja_bridal

  5. 2/2 Lush garden wedding and the scoop on infusing your own vodka for your wedding day! @fondlyforever @mckenziefilms

  6. -100. @TchrLove says:

    RT @weddingchicks: 2/2 Lush garden wedding and the scoop on infusing your own vodka for your wedding day! @fondlyfor…

  7. Russia Meets Southern Charm Wedding

  8. -100. @ja_bridal says:

    Another gorgeous #JABride Thanks for sharing @weddingchicks
    A lush garden wedding

  9. -100. Sukran Kirtis says:

    Every flowery detail is just adorable..I can’t stop looking at all these gorgeous photos..Congrats to this gorgeous couple…

  10. -100. @fondlyforever says:

    RT @weddingchicks: 2/2 Lush garden wedding and the scoop on infusing your own vodka for your wedding day! @fondlyfor…

  11. -100. angeldress says:

    So romantic wedding photograph.


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