Chris & Sasha Wedding, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria - markbattistaphotography

Chris & Sasha Wedding, Castle Green Hotel, Kendal, Cumbria

What an amazing and very different wedding! As a Lake District Wedding Photographer one comes across many different styles of wedding. Some couples are really organised and know every step of their wedding plans, exactly what they want in terms of photography and when and where they want it to happen, others are more laid back. This was of the latter, a 'go with the flow' sort of wedding. The most important thing to this lovely couple was that everyone had a good time. They weren't too worried about what order events happened in, just that they happened! This made their big day a little unpredictable but an absolute joy to photograph!

Chris and Sasha met a couple of years ago in Saint Petersburg when Chris was taking a break from the rat race. As soon as they met, they just knew that they were meant to be together. From here on a long distance relationship ensued until Sasha made the big decision to leave her home in Russia in favour of starting a new life here in the UK.

This is the story of two inseparable hearts that have jumped through every hoop thrown at them by the political indifference of both of their countries just to live and be together in the same place. Talking from the heart they explained how difficult it was to satisfy the many legal requirements to get married and how the difficulties will continue on for some time, even after they became husband and wife. It became abundantly clear that love has no bounds and that nothing would stand in the way of Chris and Sasha's determination to spend the rest of their lives together.

I feel incredibly privileged to have been asked to document this beautiful chapter of Chris & Sasha's story and wish them all the very best for their future endeavours.

(Above) A shot from the engagement shoot, symbolising the start of their beautiful journey together. (Below) A small selection of some of the photos from their big day.

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