russian wedding inspiration with nesting dolls

From Kusjka du Plessis Photography “Nesting dolls are a huge artistic event which requires comprehension; it is a sculpture and painting, image and soul of Russia. We wanted to bring the Matryoshka Doll to life as a beautiful bride with a colorful and playful approach to decor and styling.

We were inspired by Nesting dolls, which are best known and most popular of all Russian souvenirs. The Russian word for these wooden dolls is Matryoshka. The most traditional nesting doll design is one that looks like a young Russian woman dressed in Russian native costume with a scarf on her head!”

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From Kusjka du Plessis Photography – “Secret Diary created magical stationary to accompany this shoot, incorporating floral details and a color theme suited to the Matryoshka Doll. Fynbosch & Flora took a bold leap and incorporated a blood-red velvet tablecloth, decorated with silverware, dolls and beautiful floral arrangements. With Russia being known for their ballet, we incorporated a beautiful pair of handmade red ballet pumps.

With the cake having a blue color palette, we felt like it would bring more softness to the shoot. The cake is hand decorated with Russian patterns in different shades of blue topped with a dark red rose for some color blocking.

Quench Jewellery designed the dazzling sterling silver pieces specifically for this shoot. The jewelry pieces are hand engraved and set with Biron emeralds, again accentuating the green leaf detail found on the floral designs on the Matryoshka Doll. The specific dolls we focused on have black hair and rosy cheeks and Anette beautifully incorporated that in our models hair and makeup. The Wedding Boutique provided us with a stunning dress and veil which made everything perfect!”

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Photography: Kusjka du Plessis Photography // Second Shooter: Ryno Spence // Shoot Assistant: Cindy Coetzee // Flowers & Table Styling: Fynbosch & Flora // Paper Goods: Secret Diary Creative Concepts & Designs // Wedding Dress & Veil: The Wedding Boutique // Jewelry: Quench Jewellery // Hair & Makeup: Anette Haughton Professional Hair & Makeup // Decor Rentals: My Vintage // Cake: A Cake Story // Model: Leone Smuts.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.

Comments

  1. How creative! The cake is gorgeous!

  2. That veil and her emerald ring, stunning!

  3. Beautiful photographs 🙂

  4. WOW. Gorgeous photos. Wonderful details in everything. Love the classic nesting doll and how you picked up the red color. Also love the lace and floral patterns.

    Really, a stunning post. Thanks!

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  1. […] We created a deep blue lasercut lace folder invitation with an embossed and gold foiled inner card. The envelope was in marsala red with a popping floral liner. The lace and floral detail was inspired by the elegant painting that you find on the traditional dolls, which we brought through to the menus. The results are absolutely stunning – you can check out the rest of the photoshoot on Burnett’s Boards here. […]