A Rustic, Boho Wedding at Shishki Hotel in Zagorshchnya, Belarus

Inspired by their romantic Alps engagement, Katya Marakhovskaya (24 and a lawyer) and Nikita Marakhovski (24 and a software engineer) planned an intimate wooded wedding at the country restaurant at Shishki Hotel in Zagorshchnya, Belarus. “We wanted to transfer this beauty of nature, simplicity and freshness of the greenery into our wedding decor,” Katya says. “The palette we chose consisted of dusty gray, misty blue, olive and brown colors, which are very simple and natural but very elegant and stylish.” Sixty guests joined the couple for their nuptials. The ceremony took place among the pines with a lake as the backdrop. The ceremony site didn’t need much decor—wooden chairs, blue ribbons and an altar cloaked in blue cloth and embellished with blooms. After Katya and Nikita exchanged vows, guests sipped celebratory cocktails as they listed to romantic saxophone music and enjoyed a cigar bar on the dock. During the couple’s tented dinner reception, a traditional Belarusian meal was served. “We also got a surprise from the chef: a roasted turkey flambe,” Katya says. “The reception was full of warm words, crazy dances and good music performed by an amazing band.” —Marissa Hermanson