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Elina + Nahuel | Jenny Packham Real Wedding By Ceci Aiscurri

This Argentinian wedding is dripping with personality and style.  I love how the couple was able to host their three day event at a gorgeous estate that they shared only with their wedding guests.  And how the charming, intimate chapel held ceremony gave way to a serious dance party reception.  You can almost feel the fun in the pictures. And you know that every guest thought this wedding was one to be remembered.

Elina + Nahuel |  August 24, 2013 | Lobos, Argentina | Jenny Packham Symphony

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The Ceremony:
We had a short Catholic ceremony in a chapel at the polo club. My dad walked me down the aisle. The whole ceremony was in Spanish, so half the crowd didn’t really know what was going on 🙂 I’m Russian-American, Nahuel is Argentinian.

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The Reception:
We hosted cocktails followed by formal sit-down dinner and dancing. There were 2 “live” speeches and we skyped-in family from Russia who couldn’t make it to the wedding. It was very touching. We danced a Viennese waltz for our “first” dance (although it wasn’t technically our “first” dance of the night – we showed a video of how we met right before we made our grand entrance and hid behind a curtain while people watched it; just as the video finished, we “jumped” out from the curtains and just went straight to hard-core dancing – only then did we sit down for dinner). We had a DJ for most of the night, but then “surprised” our guests with a very bizarre gypsy orchestra around midnight/1AM. The party continued until about 3/4AM (which is pretty early for Argentina).

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Elina’s Wedding Dress Search:
I wanted Jenny Packham from the start. I love her vintage, minimalist-yet-elegant style. Her silks look (and feel!) stunning. Most importantly, her dresses don’t “feel” like wedding dresses – that was important for me, as I was a very non-traditional bride. I originally had my heart set on the “willow” dress but when I tried it on it just didn’t feel right. The store attendant suggested I try on the “symphony” – a dress I hadn’t even noticed. I put it on and it felt perfect. The attendant said they had a nickname for it – “Swan Lake meets Rock-n-Roll,” which is perfect for me, not least because I’m originally from Russia!

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How She Felt In Her Wedding Gown:
Elegant, ethereal, feminine.

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Why Elina Is Selling Her Wedding Dress:
It’s just such a gorgeous gown – I can’t bring myself to let it sit in the closet and collect dust.

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Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham Symphony | Photography: Ceci Aiscurri | Venue:Estancia La Candelaria | Event Planning: Maru Anderson | Floral Design: M&T Ambientaciones |Catering: Avant Catering