The morning of the wedding I left the house earlier than scheduled. Fully expecting to be looking at someone’s bumper for an hour and a half, but surprisingly there was no traffic. Friday morning had a good start. Nina’s house was filled with a quiet chatter over tea, her puppy curiously checking up on the newcomers, flowers arriving. It was almost surreal, all calm as if in slow motion, just like a wedding day should be. Everything was on schedule. Nina joked that not only did the groom showed up, but he was an hour early, an admirable quality in a man. The two were still wearing casual clothes and lounging around almost till departure, but in a span of five minutes they were transformed into the bride and groom, looking ever so gorgeous and dapper! The rest of the day went just as it started, calm and filled with affection. Nina and Kirill, you two are like butter together! Yes, butter! That’s the best word I’m able to come up with to describe how well you vibe together. So smooth! I’m also convinced that you have powers over traffic gods, and ‘everything will go well‘ deities. Thank you for letting me capture your day! Thanks for being such a good sport, walking in the sand, rolling on the grass, and swimming in fountains. You two rock (just like butter)!