East Hampton Backyard Wedding - Mila and Aaron

Scroll down for more

NYC Wedding Photographer East Hampton New York City Hamptons

That was the most moving last kiss I ever saw.

You read that right.  Not the first kiss as husband and wife, but the last kiss as fiances.

During their incredibly moving, joyful, and emotional ceremony, Mila and Aaron read vows that they had written themselves.  Mila was first, and she read her heartfelt vows in English and then again in Russian so that her friends and family, who had flown in from Russia, could more easily understand.  And because the words in Russian could be so deeply felt and experienced by Mila and her family.

Then Aaron read his vows in English.  And to everyone’s surprise and delight, he read them again in Russian, a language that he is still working to master.  It was a beautiful tribute to his bride and her family.  A perfect metaphor for the thoughtfulness and devotion that he undoubtedly will be putting into this marriage.

Immediately following his Russian vows, Mila couldn’t help herself.  She grabbed Aaron in a tight embrace for a big, celebratory kiss.  It wasn’t planned.  It wasn’t part of the wedding ceremony script.  But it was perfect, authentic, and it summed up this beautiful couple and their joyful wedding day.

Mila and Aaron, I am so grateful that you brought me into your life to celebrate and photograph your wedding.  Your love for each other is clear, and it is so well balanced between the playful and the passionate.  I wish for you many more joyful days and many more unplanned kisses.  Congratulations!

If you like my work, you can follow along on Instagram here!

Officiant: Dmitry Mironenko

Mila's dress: White by Vera Wang

Mila's shoes: Vince Camuto

Mila's jewelry: Ti Adoro

Mila's nails: Bisou

Mila's accessories: Jason Wu

Aaron's suit: Suit Supply

Aaron's watch: Rolex

Flowers & Decor: Sisters' Design

Chef: Sergey Dushkov

Cake:  A Simple Cake

Check out Mila and Aaron's engagement session here.