Wedding of Inna & Arkady (Country Club in Ipswich MA)

Only recently did Inna call me to tell me she was engaged. Thankfully, I was available both to be at and to shoot her wedding. I’ve known Inna since Northeaster University. I met her and her sister Yana in a chemistry class (I was a Bio major after all) and we’ve been close friends ever since. Feel free to view all the wedding photos HERE on Smugmug or see a quick slideshow of Inna and Arkady’s wedding HERE!
Artistic Wedding Photography - Beverly MA by the Ocean

We did the “first look” shots in Beverly MA at a scenic location next to the ocean.
Artistic Wedding Photography- Beverly MA by the Ocean

Inna and her sister Yana are both very talented in a handy kind of way. Inna bakes amazing cakes with intricate details (see below) and Yana makes bouquets for fun. Yes, she made this one too!
Artistic Wedding Photography - Beverly MA by the Ocean

Inna is a prostodontic dentist and studied for many hard years at Tufts. I was there to celebrate the excitement when she just got into dental school.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Beverly MA by the Ocean

Yana’s bouquet next to Inna’s shoes.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Beverly MA by the Ocean

It was a pretty cool day, so we sort of had to wrap it up in under an hour.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Beverly MA by the Ocean

Day of. Getting ready at bride’s parents home.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Getting ready Bridal shots Boston MA

Love my half-candids.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Getting ready Bridal shots Boston MA

Bride’s father and brother-in-law walking to the church.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Getting ready Bridal shots Boston MA

Inna’s grandmother putting on the shawl. She told me proudly “almost all my grandkids are married now… just two more boys left to go”.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Getting ready Bridal shots Boston MA

The ceremony was held at St. John the Confessor’s Church in Ipswich MA. The church and its congregants are mostly Russian speaking, as are Inna and Arkady.
Wedding St. John the Confessor Church Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Jemma.
Wedding St. John the Confessor Church Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Russian Orthodox ceremony.
Wedding St. John the Confessor Church Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Bride’s sister Yana is watching the ceremony next to her husband. I shot Yana and Shali’s wedding as well over 2 years ago.
Wedding St. John the Confessor Church Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Family watching at St. John the Confessor Church.
Wedding St. John the Confessor Church Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Married!
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The reception was held at the Ipswich Country Club in Ipswich MA. Two words: gorgeous land. Photos below. Here is Inna’s and Arkady’s ‘first dance’.
Artistic Wedding Photography - Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA

Guests and family cheering on during the bride and groom’s first dance.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Cake cutting time. Did Inna actually make all the details of the cake which was entirely edible? You bet.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

And this is a little product of Yana and Shali held by the bride’s father who has a hard time letting go of this child whenever he sees her.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Back in Beverly MA – I love how Inna’s dress and the boat play with each other.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Family and friend photos at the Ipswich Country Club.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Purple games.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Inna’s grandmother in ecstasy near her new grandson-in-law.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

The newlyweds walking on the grounds right behind the Ipswich Country Club… which was just one of the most gorgeous views I’ve seen.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Inna’s niece Maya playing ‘roll down the hill’ with other kids.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

I’ve spotted them! Family and friends walked around the grounds towards the end of the wedding (the food was delicious by the way).
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Glass pond.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

Little red riding hood climbing up the hill.
Wedding in Ipswich Country Club Ipswich MA - Artistic Photography

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