bridal portraits | aksana | winston-salem wedding photographer

Aksana's bridal portrait session proved to be quite the adventure. It began pouring rain just before the session was scheduled to start, but determined to "make it work" (said in the voice of Tim Gunn, of course), we found refuge from the rain under this beautiful awning at the Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in Kernersville, NC.

 Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in downtown Kernersville, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in downtown Kernersville, NC. Green and white flower bouquet. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.

Isn't she absolutely stunning?! Aksana is a true, classic beauty and just as kind as she is gorgeous.

  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in downtown Kernersville, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in downtown Kernersville, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens in downtown Kernersville, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.

Since the rain put a damper on our original plans to have the entire session outdoors, the owner and chef at Spring House Restaurant in Winston-Salem were so kind to let us use their beautiful space. I first photographed here when this sweet couple had the idea to do their engagement session in the lovely bar area, and I've been in love ever since.

  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.
  Aksana Vasilyeva's bridal portrait session at Spring House Restaurant in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Photo by NC wedding photographers Glessner Photography.

Venues :: Paul J. Ciener Botanical Gardens and Spring House Restaurant
Dress :: Stella York from Low's Bridal
Hair and Makeup :: Teased Hair and Beauty

Watch the sneak peek of Chris and Aksana's wedding day here. Complete wedding preview coming later this week. Like Glessner Photography on Facebook to get the announcement!

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