A Russian Orthodox wedding has many traditions and some traditional Russian weddings last for at least two days to as long as a week! Could you imagine the planning that goes into a Russian wedding that lasts a week?

In a traditional Russian wedding, the bride and her family start off at her home. When the groom arrives, he must pay a ransom for his bride, and the bride’s family will finally give her away to her groom. Then, throughout the rest of the traditional wedding celebration, there is dancing, singing, long toasts and a whole lot of great food and drinks.

Even though this wedding between Lasha and Kate only lasted a day, they started off at the bride’s house. (Hopefully Lasha did not have to pay a ransom for Kate)!!!! Then there was amazing food, drinks and so much fun that was had, which is shown throughout these photos taken by Scott with Scott W. Baker Photography in Brooklyn, New York.

Here is what Scott had to say about the Russian Orthodox wedding:

“The wedding between Kate and Lasha was so much fun! The first part of the wedding started at her home with a large group of her family celebrating with food before the ceremony. We then traveled to the church in several limos where the Russian Orthodox service took place. Then we went to Passages, a great restaurant in Brooklyn located in Sheepshead Bay. It was really amazing with lots of dancing, delicious food and so much love shared. It was a great wedding and I really enjoyed shooting this couple. You could tell that they were madly in love and I wish them all the best!”

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

The couple enters their wedding reception at Passages in Brooklyn, New York. This location overlooks beautiful piers and boasts a spectacular view of private yachts. The restaurant has a perfect ambiance for a wedding reception. They terrace has even been called one of the most romantic dinner spots in Southern Brooklyn, so it is definitely a great choice for a reception!

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

Just like a traditional Russian Orthodox wedding, it looks like both Lasha and Kate, as well as the rest of the guests in the photos had a blast at this celebration! We join you all in a toast to Lasha and Kate!

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

russian orthodox wedding, Scott W Baker Photography

Thank you so much Scott for sharing these great photos from this Russian Orthodox wedding. Be sure to check out more work from Scott at his SnapKnot profile for Scott W. Baker Photography or on his website.

For other real weddings from bride and grooms all over the world, be sure to check out our real weddings page. A few of our favorites are this intimate greenhouse ceremony, this wedding in New Bern, North Carolina, and this Athens wedding.

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