Brett & Amelia’s World Wedding Tour: The Kremlin, Moscow!
Have you met Brett & Amelia? If so you’ll be rather excited to see the next installment of their world wedding tour! Moscow. I mean, er wow! Can you imagine?
Amelia shares her thoughts and feelings about their 2nd (3rd if you include the registry office) round of nuptials in front of The Kremlin!
Words by Amelia. Images by Maxim Yarrishev.
We stayed in the Hotel National which was a stunning five star hotel overlooking the Kremlin. We had a view of the red square and the Kremlin from our room. The service in the hotel was what one would expect of a five star hotel, but I didn’t feel that they went out of their way to accommodate our wedding plans, and we had no kind words from them, or special treatment.
In fact, I ordered a wedding bouquet from them (a clue of months in advance) to be in our room on our arrival, which was forgotten, and when I asked them where it was, they didn’t seem bothered and asked me to come and re order it. We found a florist on the underground shopping mall and bought flowers there on the day.
Chamomiles are the national flower of Russia, and there were flower sellers everywhere on the metro selling them. Our photographer Maxim couldn’t have been more helpful and thoughtful, he really put us at ease, and even gave us a tour of the red square, and told us about the history of the buildings.
We got ready in our hotel room and met our photographer in the lobby of the hotel, the bus boys, door porters and concierges barely blinked an eye at me standing there in my wedding gown. All in all we loved Moscow, and felt that the red square was the perfect backdrop to our wedding photos, but you need to wear thermals if you’re going to do it in winter!!
My most memorable moment was standing in red square and having ‘moscovites’ approach me and ask for photos with me! St Basil’s Cathedral was beautiful, as was The Kremlin and GUM department store on the red square which is the worlds largest department store
For our Moscow wedding I chose a Maggie Sottero gown (for sale to highest bidder by email firstname.lastname@example.org bids close 25th March). I chose this wedding dress for the flowers adorning the dress, to draw the eye down as my hair was plain in the hat, and my top half was covered by the fur wrap.. I also wore snow boots and thermal socks! It was -9 degrees Celsius.
Next stop. Irkutsk at the eastern side of Siberia – we flew to Irkutsk arriving at 10am local time but 4am Moscow time, days of the week and the time of day are fast becoming wisps of air that we cannot hold onto. Regularly we ask each other what day is it, and we can never work out what time it is, though it all seems less and less important.
When we arrived at our hotel in Irkutsk; Boutique Hotel Marrusia, the room was adorned with over 24 heart balloons in red and white and red rose petals. We slept through the day on our arrival, and woke at 7pm, had dinner and went back to bed, waking up wide awake at 2:30am.
We are heading off to Lake Baikal today, the deepest freshwater lake on the planet, then we’re catching the Trans Mongolian train to Beijing- next stop Ulan Bator, Mongolia.. See you on the other side. :-)
I am loving following Brett & Amelia’s wedding world tour! The other day they were also interviewed by Radio Gloucestershire :)) Want a sneak peak of their Beijing wedding? Of course you do..
Missed their Eiffel Tower wedding? Follow the link to view and see you soon.