Shanna and Kirill
The marriage celebration of this couple is unique. They married amidst the pandemic. However, they celebrated their first anniversary at the reception party with all their loved ones.
Shanna Khan, a registered nurse, and Kirill Kiselchuk, a mortgage closer, started dating back in 2015 when they were teenagers. After 4 years, Kirill proposed to Shanna in 2019 at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, their favorite place, standing on the bridge of the waterfall. It was an expected moment that came with an unexpected feeling of emotion and fulfilment. Shana said, ‘I do’.
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The couple planned to get married in 2020. However, the deadly pandemic compelled them to refrain from ceremonies involving many people. Abiding by the Covid norms, they had a private ceremony on 23 May 2020 with only 10 people. No pre-wedding festivities could be organized. However, the two lovebirds made their relationship official following the rituals.
As the situation began to improve and restrictions were relaxed, Shana and Kirill decided to celebrate their wedding with their family and friends on the day of their first anniversary, 23 May 2021. This time, they could have the festivities and enjoy the company of their closest loved ones. There were 100 guests, and the venue was Gale Mansion, Minneapolis. The couple carefully chose the central location, keeping in mind the convenience of the guests of both sides of the family. Also, Minneapolis is an especially significant place for them, as both Shanna and Kirill grew up there.
The reception party was held in the evening. The decorations were elegantly simple, and the color theme was a pristine all white. An arch decorated with tulle, and lit candles on a floor strewn with flower petals, added to the romantic ambiance. Classical music was played, along with Bollywood hits and Latin songs. The couple’s first dance was to ‘How Would You Feel’ by Ed Sheeran. Shanna and her father danced to ‘My Wish’ by Rascal Flatts.
They celebrated a year later. They did not involve the help of any wedding planner, as Shanna’s family helped in the preparation of the anniversary festivities. It was an intimate party shared with close loved ones who (due to the Covid restrictions) had been absent during the wedding. Finally, friends and family were able to share their blessings and best wishes in person together while celebrating with the happy couple.