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A Big Fat Russian Wedding

What a weekend!! That print below is 100% needed this morning! Starting a fresh week after a full 48 hours with friends and family really makes a world of a difference!! The weekend was all sorts of amazing and ended with the marriage of a beautiful couple and we all welcomed Kathy into our family with open arms!!
Even though we had a slight hiccup with a flight delay (seriously its only 43 minutes of actual flight time to NY from Boston yet we were delayed wahh!!!) we decided to start the weekend off with some drinks because what else are you supposed to do when you're delayed?!
We knew Friday would be a wash since we were both working, but we more than made up for missing that afternoon on Saturday! The weather was pure perfection and we explored parts of Brooklyn we've never been to. Since our time is usually spent in the city it was a nice change to explore Brooklyn Heights, Dumbo & the areas that surround it.
The views of the New York skyline are truly amazing from the other side of the bridge! We took our time exploring and really took every opportunity for photos! It also happened to be my nephews 8th birthday so it was such a treat to get to spend it all together!!
It's always amazing when the whole family is together for a weekend - lots of photos had to be taken! 
Before heading back to the hotel to get relax & get ready - Gary and I popped into Rocco's Tacos. We honestly picked it because it was so close to our hotel, but the food was really good and they have a few other locations scattered across the South! 
A few tacos later and we were ready to take a nap!! Seriously though - if you make it to Brooklyn, this place is really fun and the decor is gorgeous! You may have seen snippets from my snapchat (@blovedboston!)
I love any excuse to get all dolled up! May have even snagged our holiday card photo!
Never been to a Russian wedding? Let me set the scene and then I'll let the pictures do the talking! More food than you know what to do with, flowing alcohol & a band playing music that just wont quit!! Throw in lots of toasts with people screaming "gorka" - which means bitter in Russian, but when the bride and groom kiss all is sweet again - and you've got yourselves one Big Fat Russian Wedding!!
Side note - my mom looked HOT! 
Adore this photo of the newlyweds - her dress was pure perfection!
Like I said - more food than we knew what to do with! 
With the beautiful newlyweds! 
With my cousin and yes that would be a vodka luge behind us! 
Such a beautiful and fun night!!
The second day was more of the same just in a different location! At one point Gary looked over and asked how many more courses would be coming!! We left the weekend full, happy & looking forward to a relaxing weekend ahead...we think!
Excuse me while I down about 3 cups of coffee to make it through my Monday!! Hope you all have a great start to your week and link up below to share your weekend!

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  1. Girlfriend, you looked SOOO amazing in your dress, just fabulous! The wedding looks like it was a great time and I love the tables! And man, all the food! Glad you had a wonderful time! Have a great Monday!

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  2. Words cannot convey the beauty in all these photos. Um, yes, Holiday card photo and the cover of a Magazine!!! You all are stunning!!! My favorite photo of all is the one with your mom an sister. so much gorgeousness!! Your DRESS!!!!! Stunning, excellent choice and the color is AMAZING, yes two capitol words, cause it's that awesome!!!!! So glad you had a blast!! Happy Monday lovely!!

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  3. That dress is stunning on you! I love the color of it and most definitely you found your next Holiday card. The snaps were fab. The inside of the reception was out of this world gorgeous. Glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend!

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  4. You look fabulous!!! The snaps from the wedding--WOW! You weren't kidding that it was going to be big! :) Looked like a ton of fun in NYC with the fam--no wonder you need all the coffee :)

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  5. Just added you on snapchat! I'm with the other gals, that dress is everything and your holiday card is gonna be gorge! Excited to see the wedding pictures, the bride looked like a princess!
    Linds @ Not A Mom

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  6. I think I need to pretend to be Russian...what a gorgeous wedding! Your dress was so pretty!

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  7. Well hot damn, girlfriend, don't you look ah-freakin-mazing?! And that dress -- o.m.g. Sounds like you had such a fun weekend! And now I need to go add you on SnapChat because I'm so behind in life and don't already have you on there...waaahhh!

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  8. What an amazing weekend. You look fabulous, cranberry is such a good color on you! The bride's dress is fabulous too, wow! Looks like so much fun!!

    Xoxo,

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  9. This looks amazing! And damn girl, that dress! You looked stunning. Glad you had a fun weekend!

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  10. Oh my gracious....first of all you looked amazing in that dress! The color and the fit is perfect for you. That view from the bridge was probably my very fave when I went to NYC. We had a taxi drop us at Grimaldis pizza in Brooklyn just under the bridge and then we walked the bridge back to NYC. It started snowing as soon as we made it onto the bridge. It was pretty perfect! The bride is adorable! I love when a bride chooses a dress that is more princess like if that makes sense. Have a great week B!

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  11. Such a perfect weekend with family! Those
    Are my absolute favorite Xo

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  12. I am running on very little sleep this morning, it was a tough short night of sleep with Vivian. I need some coffee ASAP (currently have the pot on). I love that statement lol. That wedding OMG so beautiful, grand and lavish!

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  13. Definitely needed some coffee this morning to get Monday started! Love that magenta dress, would love to see NYC from the other side someday. Looks like a great weekend and sounds like you made a good choice with drinks when you got delayed. Have a great Monday!

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  14. Need all the coffee today! You look stunning at the wedding friend! That dress fits you like a glove!

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  15. The backdrop to all the photos looked amazing. The bride looks beautiful, of course. I loved the dress you wore, looks great on you! Happy Monday!

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  16. Ugh that sucks your flight was delayed but the best thing to do on an airport delay is get a glass of wine! :) Glad you had a great trip to NYC and the wedding looked like a blast! Can we talk about how gorgeous you are in that dress?! Love it! And Gary looks so daper in his tux! The bride's dress is gorgeous and I seriously died with that vodka luge haha! Happy Monday love!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. It looked like such a fun wedding! I loved your snaps - Russian weddings are so fun! I need to go to one! I loved your dresses and the bride's dress was gorg!!

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  18. That print is adorable! So needed on a Monday! That plum-colored dress you wore to the wedding was absolutely gorgeous!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  19. Okay, you have to take me with on your family adventures! You guys have so much fun together!!!! HER DRESS!!!!! I die!!! So beautiful!! What an AMAZING wedding!! Your brother looks so adorable with her - love!!!!! You rocked that dress too - it looks SO GOOD!! How did it feel being on the other side of the wedding this weekend?? :)

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  20. What an amazing weekend! The wedding looked gorgeous aand so did you!!! Obsessed with your dress! That color is amazing on you! All of the decor looks out of this world! Glad you had a great time with family!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  21. Seems like it was such a lovely wedding, love the dress you wore!

    http://www.notesofglam95.blogspot.it/

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  22. Family time is the best time!! Such a pretty wedding, and you looked amazing!!

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  23. I saw your snaps and was so excited for you!!!! Hope you have a great Monday!!! Xo

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  24. holy moly what an amazing looking wedding! i mean i figured as much when i saw your outfits on insta. i was closer to you being in PA over the weekend and i'll admit the weather up there was amazing! such a fun time but i hear you on those flight delays! i'm a zombie right now!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  25. Love your pink dress, you looked gorgeous lady!

    -Lauren
    www.prettypiecesblog.com

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  26. Such a beautiful wedding! I'm planning mine right now so I love seeing how others decorated for theirs!
    -Hannah
    www.sweeterthanserenity.com

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  27. Wow! What a gorgeous wedding and fun-filled trip. The NYC skyline looks amazing in your photos..You also look stunning and I love both of your dresses along with the bride's dress!

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  28. What a fun weekend! I want to come to one of your family weddings, lol - it looks like a blast! Everything looked beautiful, and I'm glad you had a nice visit with all your family!

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  29. Oh my. That weeding looked beautiful and the bride was stunning! Love your dress too, that color is beautiful! Looks like an amazing weekend with lots of fun!
    Happy Monday
    -Beth
    BandGSparrow.blogspot.com

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  30. Looks and sounds like a pretty fabulous wedding to me!!! You looked gorgeous, and YES to that being your holiday card!!! Oh and your mom has an amazing figure!!!! I'm glad that you enjoyed being with your family. :-)

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  31. This sounds like the perfect weekend! Your pictures are gorgeous! And I am loving your wedding look...just beautiful. That wedding dress was perfection, oh my goodness! So, so fun!

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  32. i loved seeing the pics from the wedding--i've never been to a russian wedding before, so i loved hearing about the traditions. you and the bride are just so gorgeous!!

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  33. Looks like you had an amazing weekend and those tacos look delish! Also loving your dress for the wedding! Have a wonderful week.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  34. Wow, that looks like a celeb wedding!!!! You looked amazing in both the pink and yellow dresses. I loved the bride's dress too, so pretty!! Hoping lots of coffee is in your cup today :)

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  35. Looks like it was a wonderful weekend. You looked GORGEOUS!! What a beautiful wedding. Love all the pictures and I loved all your snaps.

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  36. What a gorgeous wedding! Your dress for the night was really cute too! I hope Monday isn't too hard on you!

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  37. What a beautiful wedding!!! I love her dress. Oh those flight woes, I swear! Nothing better to do but grab a glass of wine indeed.


    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  38. Looks like so much fun! Family weddings are always a great time. Love your dress and your hair. You look gorgeous! Definitely should be your holiday card!!

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  39. What a fun weekend! Loved following along on Snapchat! Your dress was so pretty and you make up and hair were gorgeous! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  40. That wedding looks so gorgeous! I have never explored Brooklyn while in New york before... I really want too! I have only heard great things about it!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  41. IN LOVE with your dress! Looks like an awesome weekend and a beautiful wedding.

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  42. Such a beautiful wedding!!.. and you looked gorgeous!!!
    Kisses,
    Sarah
    EverydayStarlet

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  43. What an amazing weekend!!! Love family time like that. So glad you had an awesome time!

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  44. So fun! What a pretty wedding and you looked absolutely gorgeous! Sending virtual coffee your way!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  45. Sounds like such a fantastic wedding - and the bride's dress was gorgeous! Glad you had fun in Brooklyn, I definitely need to get out there more to explore!

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  46. Beautiful photos! Seems like a wonderful weekend♥♥

    chocolateandsunset.com

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  47. What a gorgeous wedding! It looks like it was a blast! At first I didn't think you and your sister looked a like, but the more I see pics of her the more I see a big resemblance!
    Ally- Life as I know it

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  48. I was so excited to read this recap! The wedding looked so much fun and you looked gorgeous!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

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  49. Any weekend that includes tacos is a win! What a gorgeous wedding! Everyone looked so beautiful! Trish - tales from trish

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  50. The wedding looks gorgeous as do you - love that dress color!! Anytime with family is always the best and such a plus to get great photos! We always seem to get delayed on the shortest/easiest flights too - so weird how it happens like that!

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  51. Oh my gosh, your title! I literally Lol'd! Her dress was to die for -- look at that beading!

    Audrey
    www.lululinden.com

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  52. First can we talk about how amazing you looked?! Loved all your snaps this weekend! And I can't believe all the times I've been to the city, I never truly explored Brooklyn - on my itinerary for my next trip there for sure. And YUM to Rocco's Tacos - love that place!

    Such a gorgeous wedding that looked like a total blast. Yay for time with family <3

    Green Fashionista

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  53. Tacos!!!!!!!!! You are the second person to have a picture of tacos posted and I just really want some now! The wedding looks absolutely gorgeous!!! You look so pretty!!! And the bride looks like a princess in that dress! So much food! Hope you have a great week!

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  54. Oh my word... how gorgeous is your family... seriously! You are ALL breathtaking!
    Your dress & hair for that wedding - AMAZING!!!!
    So glad you got in such a good family weekend ... but if you find someone that can send coffee - send some my way too :)

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  55. Gorgeous wedding, and you look stunning in that dress! I've never explored NY before looks beautiful! So much fun in a weekend.

    liz jo @ sundays with sophie

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  56. Gorgeous bride, you and reception! I am so jealous that it only takes you 43 minutes to get to NYC. I'm going next weekend but it will take two planes and about five hours!
    Traci
    http://www.waltzmetoheaven.com

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  57. Amazing photos, Biana! It looks like you had so much fun!

    Wishes & Reality

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  58. Oh my gosh - everything looks so gorgeous! You look AMAZING in that dress! Love it. It looks like it was such a nice evening.

    xo, Carly | carly blogs

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  59. What an amazing weekend! That wedding looks so fabulous!! Your dress is perfect :)

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  60. Looks like you had a great weekend! That wedding was beautiful!!! :) And that Dress is PERFECT on you!!!

    Love Always,
    Elizabeth
    southernbeth.com

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  61. Oh girl, you are totally making me jealous... I'm so ready to go back to NYC again! One of my favorite places EVAH! Glad you guys had a great time... you looked amazing in that dress!

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  62. What a fabulous weekend!! You looked gorgeous - in both dresses - and yessss to that being your holiday card! Love it! Congrats to the newlyweds!

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  63. Boo! Delayed flights are no fun! But it looks like a great time, your dress is gorgeous and the wedding looks absolutely beautiful!

    xx Chelsea
    www.organizedmessblog.com

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  64. It looks like you had such a fun weekend celebrating and spending time with family! You looked gorgeous at the wedding, and that's awesome that you got to do a little sight seeing while you were there too.

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  65. Looks like your Brooklyn weather was like Seattle's this weekend. Such perfect, sunny, fall weather! I love the whole NY area, but haven't spent much time in Brooklyn YET :). That wedding looks amazing, and the bride looks like a doll! Great weekending B!

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  66. What an absolutely fabulous wedding weekend spent with your loved ones, minus the filght hiccups. You all looked gorgeous, and the brides dress is just breathtaking!! Loving that pic of Gary & you! Amazing decor and holy food, nobody went home hungry or sober it looks like ha! Hope you have a wonderful week recovering friend!

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  67. I ADORE the bride's dress! Wow. Btw that plummy/ maroon dress looks fab on you! Color looks amazing with your skin and hair color! It's always lovely to have a weekend with the fam. Weddings and birthdays make it that much more special! Hope you don't have too hard of a time recovering! (;

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  68. OH my gosh, what a fun wedding and that dress?! To die for! Gorgeous on her! Her wedding photos are going to be amazing!

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  69. OMG! You guys look so gorgeous and that bride's dress is AMAZINGGGGG!

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  70. Oh, how I love a Russian wedding! All that food, vodka, and a bunch of drunk people yelling "gorka!" lol. You look amazing in that dress-such a great color on you!

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  71. Oh, goodness! So many things to love in this post! :) Love all the photo opp's you got in NY! You and your mom look GORGEOUS, love both your dresses and the bride if of course stunning, too! Also, I will certainly remember the taco place if I ever find myself up that way- it looks DELISH!

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  72. That's one heck of a wedding! Looks like so much fun. My sister lived in Brooklyn when she was in NYC and she said it beat the pants off Manhattan... I could see that, especially from a day to day perspective! Glad you got family time and so much great food in this weekend!

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  73. Sounds like such a fun weekend. You and your hubby are such a cute and good-looking couple (loving your dress and hair!)! ;)

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  74. Looks like an amazing weekend! I love the dress you wore to the wedding! The bride's dress is so beautiful too! Have a great week!

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  75. I was seriously swooning over your snapchat this weekend. Her dress… I die! SO much fun!

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  76. Omgsh that dress she wore--i may have drooled!! And that dress you wore--what a beautiful color on you!! Looked like an amazing night :)

    Tori

    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  77. That dress is just fabulous! She looks like a princess. It must have been such a fun night!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  78. You look absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously!!!!
    That wedding... gahhh! So jealous! Her dress is incredible!

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  79. Looks like y'all had an amazing weekend and I want to go to a Russian wedding…so much fun! And, you look beautiful!

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  80. You look beyond gorgeous in your dress!! Love it! The photos of the city are awesome- looks like an all around amazing weekend. Hope you have a great week too!
    xoxo, Jenna
    bostonchicparty.com

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  81. Your dress is so gorgeous! I didn't realize it was floor length at first and now I love it even more! Polish wedding they shout "goszka!" which also means bitter for the newlyweds to kiss. Such similar traditions, I love it.

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  82. While I am 100% Russian and lived in Russian until the age of 8 I have never personally experienced a Russian wedding so I loved this post!! It looks like it was a super fun and beautiful evening - Svetlana @Life With a Side of Wine

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  83. Absolutely amazing post, beautiful pictures as well, I love to visit this interesting blog, truly inspiring, thank you for sharing!!!

    xxx

    www.bridesonamission.com

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  84. The wedding looked so beautiful! I've never been to a Russian wedding, so it was nice to hear what they're like. I just loved the bride's dress - so pretty!

    Annessa
    www.seekingsunshine.com

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  85. This wedding looked simply gorgeous! Obsessing over the brides dress! You looked gorgeous loved that dress on you!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  86. When those types of flights get delayed, it's the absolute worst!! Looks like you had an amazing time though in the end!

    xx Leah / www.eatpraywearlove.com

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  87. What a gorgeous wedding I am still recuperating from my wedding cake and cookie order lol. Thank god I get a little break this week! Have a great week! xo

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  88. Biana you looked gorgeous! That dress was really beautiful! What a fun wedding :) Looked like a blast!!

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  89. Her dress is beautiful (as is yours). What a beautiful wedding. One of the things I love about New York is that there's always something new to find, I had no idea that such a venue was in Brooklyn.

    http://www.girl-meets-world.com/

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  90. What a weekend! That definitely was a big wedding. And gorgeous! The bride's dress is amazing. And you guys look so good! Love that color on you!

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  91. Delays are the worst! But it looks like you had a great weekend in the city. And your dress is fabulous as usual! Winks and Eyerolls

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  92. Her dress!!! Yay for being with family and friends!!! :) it's a great feeling knowing which photo you're going to has for Holiday cards! Woohoo!

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  93. What a stunner you are! That dress looked amazing on you! The bride looks like a princess! Absolutely gorgeous! Perfect weekend! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  94. What an amazing weekend!!! And you couldn't have looked more beautiful!

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  95. that wedding looks SO fun and that dress - i echo what everyone else has said. you look absolutely flawless!

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  96. Your weekend is great! I was in Boston once with my wife. After wedding me travel across U.S. and Boston was on our route. She is Russian, we met each other on a dating website (http://rbrides.com/) and she have never been in U.S. before. That's why we traveled so much last year.

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