Marriage of foreign citizens can be registered in any Wedding Palace or Register Office of St. Petersburg. The date and time of the state registration of marriage are determined by the persons entering into marriage, by defining any free date and time in the chosen registry office, when submitting an application. When submitting an application, the presence of one of the persons entering into marriage is sufficient; in this case, the signature of the second person on the application must be certified by a notary. Marriage registration steps:
Documents required for submitting a marriage application:
Saint Petersburg is not only the wedding capital of Russia, but the Russian capital of Bridal fashion. St. Petersburg is the only city in Russia where every year in November the Bridal Fashion Week takes place. There the brides and also those who are just going to become a bride can see the presentation of Russian and foreign brands.
Over the past few years in the fashion industry of St. Petersburg a large number of decent wedding designers and brands appeared. They produce goods of different price categories. Their wedding dresses are high grade and made tastefully. Wedding dresses by young Petersburg designers are highly competitive with the wedding gowns by world-known fashion designers.
Many brides come to the city on the Neva to find the dress of their dreams. St. Petersburg multi-brand wedding salons select their collections so that each bride could say proudly: "I bought my wedding gown in Saint-Petersburg".
Wedding Palace on Angliyskaya naberezhnaya
The most beautiful and popular in St. Petersburg. Gorgeous interiors of the numerous halls and a stunning front staircase can become a great place for an amazing wedding photo shoot. Only in the Wedding Palace on Angliyskaya naberezhnaya there are two registration halls: big and small.
This is one of the newest Registry offices in the city. It was opened only twenty years ago. It is located in an old cozy mansion with a small square, the Registry office has recently acquired an elegant, solemn appearance.
The registry office of the Petrogradsky district can be confidently called one of the unique places for registering a marriage, primarily because of its location. It's located in the central historical part of Saint Petersburg.
Second in popularity in the Northern capital. Here the newlyweds can climb up the stately front staircase and hold a ceremony of marriage in a huge bright hall with magnificent ancient interiors. Wedding photo shoot here will be a wonderful addition to such an important moment as the birth of a family.
Located near Tsarskoe Selo palace and park ensemble, which makes it more attractive for couples who wants to celebrate the birth of the new family. The Palace is surrounded by a small park with a pond that allows you to do a wedding photo shoot immediately after the ceremony.
The Wedding Palace in Peterhof
The newest Marriage Registration Palace is located in Peterhof. It was opened in early 2017 in the reconstructed mansion of the Town Hall, surrounded by an improved garden with a fountain, fanciful alleys, swings and a huge summerhouse.
Many couples traditionally prefer to celebrate marriage in summer. However, any season has its pros and cons.
The spring one is the most romantic time of the year. In spring a nature blossoms. Not only flowers and trees, but also rivers, canals and even embankments come alive from their winter sleep. City appears to you filled with sunlight, birdsong, the scent of young greens and fresh warm breeze. At this time of year St. Petersburg is changing every day. Everything breathes romance, celebration and feeling of approaching summer.
In summer comes the famous time of White Nights. An atmosphere of love and romance is felt in every turn of the street, in the shadows of square, in the gleam of sun or even in the waves of numerous rivers and canals. The wedding feast can be arranged in light tents, on open verandas of cafes and restaurants or even on the deck of the ship. Summer evenings are wonderfully warm. They are tended to gently pass into the dusk of the night, allowing the festivities to stretch far beyond midnight. The bride is charming in a light wedding dress and the cold champagne is wonderfully combined with the surrounding atmosphere of love.
Autumn is traditionally stands as number one on the list of wedding seasons. This is the most favorite time for fun. The days are still warm, but not frying. St. Petersburg at this time is buried in flowers and lush greenery. During the golden period autumn fascinates with its shades like yellow, green, orange and red. St. Petersburg offers you a big variety of colors to decorate your photo session. Well, if the wedding day was sunny, but suddenly cried a rain, you should not get upset. It is considered as old omen which means that the newly appointed family will live in happiness and wealth.
You decide to hold the wedding in winter? This is a great choice! City and countryside landscapes, snow sleigh, which pulled by white horses, a blush on the cheeks of the bride and groom, winter tea party with samovar and much more are awaits for the celebrations guests! Beautiful hotels and country residences are ideal for winter weddings. In a word, they have everything to celebrate marriage at the highest level. In addition, during the winter period, which is considered as so called low season, their rates are very loyal to the clients.
No matter in what time of year you choose to celebrate wedding, at the preparation you need to keep in mind that the St. Petersburg weather is not just changeable and capricious, but really unpredictable in any season. But all this is inconsequential, when it comes to the sincere desire of a couple to connect in a legal marriage and make your holiday truly magical.
Since ancient times people honor traditions. Those related to the creation of the family are particularly carefully respected. City’s traditions are very interesting and diverse. They are rooted into the deep past. Each rite carries a certain meaning. Every detail of a celebratory day matters. There are many wedding traditions n such city with rich history as St. Petersburg. Following them the newlyweds will surely gain happiness.
The wedding photo project "Daughters-mothers", idea of which belongs to Marina Belyaeva, is a series of paired photos of mothers and daughters on their wedding day. This visual comparison allows to fully estimating the changes of this big day celebration at different times, to see how the image of the bride and the city changed.
This is the first legal viewing point on the roof of a residential house, which opened in the historic center of Saint Petersburg
Botanical Garden of the Russian Academy of Sciences (former Imperial Botanical Garden) is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Russia
The Stieglitz Museum had its beginnings in 1878. Its building is a unique historicism epoch monument of architecture
Sandy beach, waves, high pines and wind are giving a marine romance to the photo shoot on the shores of the Gulf of Finland
Vitebsky Station considered as the most beautiful railway station of St. Petersburg. It is great for a photo session
The House of Books or the Singer House. The famous bookstore, one of the centers of cultural and intellectual life of the city
A wedding is not just a festivity, it is a jewel in the necklace of family history! We suggest that you decorate your life with a real gem!
Wedding celebration in Saint Petersburg will become an amazing and memorable event not only for newlyweds, but also for all guests of the wedding ceremony. A bit of imagination and creative approach - and this wedding day will be remembered for many years to come.
You are more than welcome to arrive in Saint Petersburg to celebrate your wedding!
We are sure, you will be impressed!
Anna Nevinskaia, Julia Kapustina, Marina Belyaeva, Tatiana Boyarkina
Alexander Belyaev, Dmitry Shentyapin, Anastasia Belik, Ekaterina Pochinalova, Irina Diop
La Tendresse Wedding Studio, Aleksei Sichkar, Olesya Ukolova, Daria Lyalina
Saint Petersburg Bridal Week