Russian Goth wedding

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I wish I could tell you more about this fabulous Russian couple, but I'm limited by what we can see in the online gallery. I CAN tell you that I'm positively in love with the way she's wearing all black and he's wearing all white. That I adore the groom's big ol' boots and the bride's black veil and Elizabethan hairline. That the smiles you can see on their totally ungoth guests' faces tell the full story…

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To see the full set of photos, head on over to englishrussia.com … although do yourself a favor and skip the comments. [No, seriously — don't waste your time. It's not worth becoming an XKCD comic.] We already know that not everyone is as big a fan of the freaky couples as we are!.

UPDATE: Rather than link to stupid englishrussia, I'm just going to send you directly to the bride's livejournal, where you can see TONS of photos, and skip the snarky comments.

Oh and PS: these two now have an adorable baby!

  1. Wow, I get such a kick out of goth weddings, they look so happy! See, goths are not all doom and gloom! Thanks for the heads up on the comments, it makes me so sad to see how rude and ignorant people can be when they see something they perceive to be different. Goths rock!!!

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  2. the bride's hair just blows my mind! its so striking! i looks like they had a blast ^_^ i love couples with such a strong sense of style, they complement each other so well :)

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  3. Wow… WOW… WOWZEWRS!!!! I love this! I don't know if I love the Goth part or the Russian part, or that my love for her dress is just melting into loving it all, but I know LOVE it!

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  4. Is it just me or is the groom really delightfully Bowie-esque? Especially in the "showing off the rings" photo!

    I love how the texture of her hair contrasts with the smooth forehead. It lends this super unreal sort of sculptural quality to a lot of the shots, she actually looks like a porcelain doll.

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    • I was thinking the exact same thing about Bowie. I was about to post something to see if anyone else thought so. I guess they do!

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      • Given the whole ensemble he's a bit like if Jareth had actually managed to hold on to Tobey after all :)

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  5. Oy, MUST get an idea of how to make the bouquet wrap. The entire ensemble is adorable on the two of them, but the wraps on the boutonniere and bouquet really made me dance.

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  6. I usually don't go for the goth stuff, but those boots on the groom are quite sci-fi.

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  7. I actually found it really quaint and in the spirit of the happy goth, that in one of the pictures on the link page, they are flipping off the camera… with their ring fingers.

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  8. Very cool wedding in russia!! I love the way they dressed in all white or all black makes it kind of yin and yang style. I also love the idea they marry with right hand fingers, makes it different than the american ways. If Im not mistaken other country do marry with right hand as well. It is intresting that the bride's hair is shaved back, I sure would not be that brave to do that since Im already losing my hair to meds that Im currently taking. Best of Luck to the Bride and Groom!!

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  9. Very nice. I like the contrast with the pretty red carnations.

    Also, I have that ring holder!

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  10. They look lovely. I love the bride in black and the groom in white twist as well. Their attire is so pretty. I love their style.
    Congrats to the happy couple!

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  11. her hair looks more Dune than Elizabethan to me, but whatever their inspirations, this is UBER AWESOME. thank you for posting this – it's really inspiring to see people who really go for what they want, no matter how far off the beaten path, and be SO HAPPY!

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    • *just want to add, that if you do read the comments, go all the way to the end. the naysayers have their say first, but there are those who can see the value in "to thine own self be true" and the love, committment, and happiness this bride and groom and their friends and family have.
      "to thine own self be true" = advice these two dont need!

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        • I thought so! I only went to the bottom of the comments because I was going to add something positive. all of those positive comments show what a supportive, caring, and non-judgmental community OBB is. OBBs ROCK

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  12. What I want to know is how did she do her hair? Did she shave it? It's so smooth!
    I love the black and white photo of them standing stock still. The whole hair thing on the bride is not my taste, but it does look like an awesome wedding. And they look so happy!

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  13. Awww I LOVE IT! I did read the comments and I HATE close-minded people. Oh well they are beautiful!~

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  14. Their costumes are from Guns-n-Roses "November Rain" video ^_^.

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  15. Stunning wedding! Thankx for the heads up about the comments. I read them and was heartened to see where the uber-supportive OBB comments came in! Gorgeous bride and groom; and the boots on the groom are completely drool worthy.

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  16. They both look gorgeous and blissfully happy, look at her fabulous smile!
    I was concerned that she might be ill, hence the interesting hair do but hey, it's a different culture. Apparently eastern european goths are pretty hardcore. Either way, she makes it work.

    I hope she comes on here and tells us more about their day!

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  17. Ooooh myy god! Is anyone else strangely in love with these two???!!! They are so rocking their styles it's all so weird and amazing!!!

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  18. Bad ass! I want my wedding to be this amazing

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  19. I can't believe I missed this! Actually, they had the baby already at the time of their wedding – that's the little cute girl who is prominently featured in the photos from their ceremony. I am trying to snoop out their real names. His name is Alexander, can't quite find out her name yet. She has the most amazing and detailed account of the entire planning process (it took her only 2 (!!!) months to plan while both of them were going through finals at college and went through some heavy personal stuff!) on her blog. She also gives the names and links to her vendors. One of the things she said was that the outfits were inspired by the Guns-n-Roses' music video November Rain (their friend who specializes in custom wedding dresses made them). If you would like, I can try and contact her to see if she would submit their wedding story :-)

    P.S. Her name is Irina!

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