Ekaterina & Tomas
The Manor House at Commonwealth
Juliana Laury Photography | Chester County, Lehigh Valley, and Montgomery County Wedding Photographer
…then to my soul an awakening came, and there again your face appeared, like a vision, fleeting, momentary, like a spirit of the purest beauty. and my heart beat with a rapture new, and for its sake arose again a godlike face, an inspiration, and life, and tears, and love, and you. ~A.Pushkin
Two people were born 3,000 miles apart over two decades ago and yet fate brought them together on American soil in a far away glance and a formal invitation. Tomas pined for Ekaterina even through her hesitations, but exactly one month ago today, it all paid off.
She was a classic beauty in the gown that traveled from Russia to America in order to be carefully buttoned by the fingers of her closest friend. He had been dying to see her from the moment we arrived, buttoning his shirt quickly as he brushed away his nerves. It was a whirlwind of blended cultures from the bilingual speeches to the customary cake cutting to the hours and hours of festivities all set to the beat of contagious dance. It was hard not to be swept up in the enormity of it all, and I was honored to have documented such a beautiful fusion of two cultures as two lovers became one.