old world splendor in grey

From Vitaly Ageev “The biggest surprise for our crew was the venue. We chose the location in advance based on some pictures from google and the advice of locals from reviews but we never imagined the greatness of the Rixos Hotel in Sochi, Russia: the century-old walls and the splendor of the building. Around the venue were many other structures abandoned many years ago, devoured by nature and the never-fading beauty of the city. This place was our main source of inspiration.”

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From Vitaly Ageev – “We did our best to underline the timeless style of the venue through the details in our shoot while still bringing in something new. Every single touch from the dried flowers to the magnificent calligraphy, jewels of the gown – all these gave the sense of connection between old forgotten times and the present.”

Dove grey wedding dress with drop veil | Vitaly Ageev Photography Drop veil | Vitaly Ageev Photography Dried flower bridal bouquet | Vitaly Ageev Photography Grey wedding dress | Vitaly Ageev Photography Under the veil kiss | Vitaly Ageev Photography

“Being fans of classic photography and harmonious combinations, we brought some movement into the pictures to showcase feelings of time, the sublimity of sunset, breezes, and the romantic love between two hearts.”

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Photography: Vitaly Ageev // Cinematography: Dreamwood // Event Planning: Nostra Storia // Wedding Dress: Tatyana Kochnova // Calligraphy: Nikoletta // Beauty: Victoria Sheveleva // Venue: Rixos Hotel in Sochi, Russa.

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.


  1. I love all the styling and the images are fabulous!

  2. I’m loving all the gray I’m seeing lately! So chic!

  3. So chic indeed!


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