Not many people know this, but I proposed to Karis roughly 6 months after we first met. Things moved rather quickly for us, and for good reason: I’d found a woman who was both easy on the eyes, and an incredible cook. On those two facts alone, I was able to deduce that our future children would have a fighting chance to stay in the gene pool and they’d never go hungry as long as their mother was alive.
At the time of this writing, my instincts appear to be right on the button :).
Why the silly woman agreed to my proposal is still a mystery till this day, but we can save those deliberations and postulations for another day. But as I was saying, it’s no secret that the surest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Karis knew this, as did Jen – the star of this blog post.
So much so, Jen surprised Ilya with something she personally whipped up – just for him on their wedding day (a potato salad I believe, his favorite). I remember his eyes lighting up as the catering staff brought out a giant glass bowl of his favorite food, compliments of his stunning new wife. This man had hit the jackpot, in every sense of the word.
Jen & Ilya’s wedding at 26 Bridge was the perfect representation of who they were as people: good taste in all that they do, and keeping things as simple and stress-free as possible. I don’t think we could’ve had a more easier & beautiful day! Many thanks to the A-Team of vendors they brought on board, and many thanks to Jen & Ilya for inviting us to be part of such a wonderfully beautiful celebration!
Venue: 26 Bridge // Catering: Orange Grill // Cake: Butterfly Bakeshop // Ceremony/Officiant: Rabbi Scott Matous // Hair & Make-Up: Albina Volk // Dress: RK Bridal // Groom’s attire: The Black Tux // Floral & Décor: Edelweiss Floral Atelier // Singer/MC: Irina Marks // DJ: DJ Max K. // Saxophone: Alex Blade Silver // Stationery: Catprint & DIY // Planner/Coordinator: AMG Events and Visuals, Louis Avanti