Ekaterina Bobrova preparing for the wedding: July 16 she will marry Andrei Deputat. Ekaterina told about meeting with her future husband, how he proposed and about preparation for the wedding.
Once, my dad come to cheer for me at the Russian National Championships – not even remember now what year it was. We set at the stands watching pairs competitions. Andrei competed there, my husband, although, I didn’t even know it. I remember I told my father: “He’s handsome!” Dad agreed with me. It was the first time I saw Andrei. But then the fate hasn’t faced us together for a while. He skated for the Russian junior national team, I’m for the senior (Andrei is a bit younger than me).
We, skaters have a small tradition. Each year, on May 9th, we go to barbecues. And each year the organization of this event falls on my shoulders. Of course, I’m not a helpless girl, but sometimes I need help. I decided to call Andrei and asked him to help me, he agreed. We went into a large store to buy everything we needed, started to talk. It was very easily together. At barbecue, I started to pay even more attention at him and after a while decided to take the matters into my own hands.
After a couple of “accidental” meetings in company of friends we began to text. Sometimes, even at nights we didn’t let phones out of hands. And finally, it turned out that we went on a date: to feed ducks in the park – it’s one of my favorite activities. We had a wonderful time. By the end of the walk I felt that we both don’t want to part, and Andrei offered to go to cafe. As a result, we met the dawn in this cafe, not noticing how the night has flown! From that day we began to see each other more often. After a year of our relationships we’ve started to live together.
Usually we train almost every day. And once when Andrei had a day off, he suggested going for a walk. For us “to walk” means to go to the cinema, restaurant, take a trip to visit friends … But I told him: “We haven’t been for so long in our beloved Gorky Park, maybe we’ll go for a walk there?” He agreed. The weather was quite cool, even the ice hasn’t gone from the lake yet, and it was a drizzling rain. But it didn’t stop us.
The park was completely empty, we fed the ducks, listened to music, which could be heard from the cafe, the mood was just magical! I went down to the lake, to the small piece of land. Despite the fact that the park has changed a lot since the moment we first walked out there, this place was left untouched. And it has a special meaning for us. Here we confessed about our feelings. Later, I turned and saw Andrei coming with a smile. “Do you remember?” – he asked me. “Of course I remember! I was so worried. The heart was ready to jump out of my chest!” – I said. ” I worried too. And I wasn’t sure whether to say it then. But now I have no doubt.” After these words, he went down on one knee and opened the case with a stunning ring. I started to jump laughing and crying at the same time. Ducks were in shock! Of course, I said “YES”!
First, we agreed to work with a wedding agency, but I quickly realized that they can’t provide what I need, and I still need to keep an eye on every their move. Therefore, I organize the whole wedding myself. My good friend helps me, and morally the whole family helps. And, of course, my Andrei. Sometimes when I act like crazy, trying not to forget anything and get it all, he stops me for a moment and says: “That’s why I’m marrying you.” I really hope that I will be able to realize all ideas and we will have an amazing wedding!
On the one hand, it seems that at the wedding will be a lot of guests – about 80 people. But they’re the most-most close and native people: family, coaches, closest friends. It is unfortunate that there won’t be some very dear for us people. But we understand all the circumstances of life and will be happy to host them after the wedding. To show videos and photos so they can feel the atmosphere of our celebration.
I was very worried about chosing a dress. I thought, either I won’t like anything, or will like all at once, and won’t be able to pick one. But true magicians from the wedding salon “Mary Truffle” helped me. I’m very grateful to them. We had a small hen party – shut down the entire salon. I invited friends, they sat with champagne and fruits, while I was trying on all possible dresses. It was amazing and very fun! But I reveal a little secret. I won’t be in a dress that was chosen by the girls. It will be a surprise for everyone.
Our photographer Luba Nezhevenko suggested making a Love story long before the wedding – in May, just when the trees were in bloom. We picked up the clothes, I had a wreath of fresh flowers, and we went to the Kolomenskoye Park. It was incredibly beautiful! I didn’t expect that the shooting can be so colorful, so gentle, like in paradise! Even our photographer Luba was so inspired that called us after the shooting and offered to make another Love story. She said that she had a great idea. We agreed. This time it was the loft, I’m in a beautiful evening gown, and Andrei – in a dress coat and tie. Photos turned out great! But we are waiting for an additional surprise. Luba made an awesome slide show of these photos with music, it turned out like a little movie. And we’re the main characters in it.
the source: hallomagazine.ru
photos by Lubov Nezhevenko