Greer + Molotov: Traditional Russian Orthodox Wedding at Highgrove Estate

Photos by Bowtie Collaborative

We are overjoyed to share with you the beautiful and intimate wedding of Greer + Molotov at Highgrove Estate. They were married on a perfect Spring day in April in a traditional Russian Orthodox ceremony fit for a King!

Flowers on Broadstreet created a classic floral design for their wedding day with an abundance of white roses and hydrangeas, greenery, and babies breath. Adding gold chairs to the ballroom and other gold accents in combination with the white florals created a deliriously romantic atmosphere for the beautiful couple to celebrate their wedding day.

The couple chose to do something a little different for their ceremony, at least a little different here in America. They chose the more British tradition of having small children make up the majority of their bridal party instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen. Eight little boys and girls, dressed in white and gold, looked absolutely regal proceeding down the aisle ahead of the bride. They were the sweetest touch to such a gorgeous wedding.

Molotov’s Father officiated their Russian Orthodox Ceremony, which included an elaborate crowning between the Groom and the bride and Molotov’s daughter, Ivy. Traditionally, during the crowning service, the groom and bride are crowned as king and queen of their own small kingdom, their home. The crowns refer to the “crowns of martyrdom,” recognising that every true marriage will involve self-sacrifice from each person in the relationship. [LookTrvl.com].

As a surprise to Molotov, his daughter Ivy sang and read from Song of Solomon. It was such an emotional moment for everyone in attendance.

Their ceremony was beautiful and their reception equally as wonderful. Greer + Molotov were an absolute pleasure to serve. Please enjoy these gorgeous photos by the talented Bowtie Collaborative and scroll through to see their Cocktail Hour and Dinner selections.

COCKTAIL HOUR SELECTIONS

Grilled Gouda on Rosemary Bread Grilled smoked gouda and apple on rosemary bread.

Sesame Crusted Chicken with spicy apricot glaze

Carolina Crab Cake with Old Bay aioli sauce

DINNER SELECTIONS

Baby Greens with seasonal fruit, spiced candied almonds, and sherry Dijon
vinaigrette

Pecan Crusted Bourbon Chicken with bourbon sauce

Smoked Beef Brisket with Texas barbecue sauce

Roasted New Potatoes with rosemary olive oil

Green Beans Almandine

Venue: HIGHGROVE ESTATE | Photographer: BOW TIE COLLABORATIVE | Florist: FLOWERS ON BROADSTREET | DJ: ALL EVENTS DJS | Wedding Dress: NEW YORK BRIDE & GROOM OF RALEIGH | Bridal Hair + Makeup: WINK HAIR + MAKEUP | Stationary: MINTED