Ronald and Natasha were married in an absolutely beautiful ceremony at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. Natasha and wedding planner, Valarie Kirkbride orchestrated a very unique Russian “Ice” celebration.

Russian Ice Wedding From Cleveland Wedding Planner Valarie Kirkbride

From Valerie,” When I first spoke with Natasha, she knew that she wanted an all white and cream wedding, with the only colors being the green of the flowers. I soon discovered that both of the bride and groom’s parents had moved to the US from Russia, so we started planning a loose “Ice” theme…

Cleveland Wedding Valarie Kirkbride Russian Ice

“The chuppah was designed with white fabric and hanging crystals strung with orchids.”

Cleveland Wedding Valarie Kirkbride Russian Ice

“The ballroom was up-lit in pale blue with leaf silhouettes to showcase the venue, the Botanical Gardens. Guests found their names on elegant rhinestone escort cards hung on white trees. The white satin linens and embroidered leaf organza overlays, chargers and specific silver flatware completed the settings. When guests found their tables, they were greeted with hand-made, personally calligraphied menus.”

Russian Ice Wedding From Cleveland Wedding Planner Valarie Kirkbride

Russian Ice Wedding From Valarie Kirkbride

“Natasha was born in Zhdanov, Ukraine.  She and her parents immigrated to the United States when she was five years old. Through mutual friends and family, Ronald’s and Natasha’s paths crossed many times during the ensuing years, but it wasn’t until December 2003 that they fell in love.  And as the saying goes, the rest is history!”

A huge thanks to Valarie Kirkbride, one of our great Little Black Book Wedding Planners in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. She’s provided us with an extensive list of wedding vendors involved in Natasha & Ronald’s beautiful wedding … Photography by Easywind Studio, Ice Sculpture by Elegant Ice Creations, Music by Grand Avenue Band, Cake by Flour Girl, Catering by Bon Appetit, Floral décor by Grande Designs, Lighting by Vincent Lighting, Videography by Moonstruck Productions.

For more of Valarie’s dazzling weddings, please visit her website and blog!

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