STACEY + DENIS
My first Russian wedding! How beautiful it was to see fellow Jesus followers praising Him in a different language -- it was amazing. This day was full of prayer. Although I did not speak the language, I still felt included as a believer. That's what Christianity is all about, and I loved being reminded of that.
Stacey + Denis were married at Lewisville Park in Battle Ground, WA about 30 minutes from Portland. It was the SUNNIEST day, not too hot, LUSH with green and bright flowers, and beautiful people. I felt inspired all day. It was outrageously lovely.
Stacey has 4 sisters (2 were bridesmaids, 2 were flower girls) and 1 brother (a groomsmen) who is married to another bridesmaid, AND one of her sisters is married to Denis' brother. It was all about FAMILY and I loved it!!!
The reception was at their church and had a lot of lovely family singing performances, fun games, worship songs (how cool is that?), cake cutting, and more singing. It was different than any wedding I've ever been to, and it was so refreshing to learn another culture's customs and traditions!