“If someone had told me that I was going to marry that guy who I met at a party when I was seventeen years old, I wouldn’t have believed it, ” says bride Inessa.
It was nothing short of fate when Inessa and Viktor met one night at a party, and within a few weeks they began dating. Just a few months later, the two found it difficult to imagine their lives separately. So on the couple’s four year anniversary, Viktor proposed in Las Vegas. “It was one of the happiest days in our relationship,” says the groom.
A few of the couple’s favourite wedding moments included the bride’s walk down the aisle with her father, and seeing her groom for the first time, noting that both Inessa and Viktor had tears in their eyes at that moment. But the most memorable wedding moment happened when the newlyweds first saw the reception space. “Everything was beyond what we expected, it was such a ‘wow’ moment,” says the bride. “All of our plans on paper became a reality and it was even better than we could’ve ever imagined.”
As for the bride’s favourite wedding detail, that’s an easy one to remember. “I loved the heart made out of flowers behind our head table,” says Inessa. “I was dreaming of this heart even before we started planning our wedding and my florist was able to bring it to life.”
Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the couple’s wedding day!
Photographer: Dmitri Markine Photography
Ceremony location: University of Toronto
Reception location: Elite Grand Restaurant and Banquet Hall
Reception décor and flowers: Crystal World and Flowers Time
Bridal gown: Bella’s Bride
Bridesmaid gowns: Bella’s Bride
Bridal / bridesmaid accessories: Bella’s Bride
Hair & makeup: Make-up Lady
Cake: Empire Bakery
Favours: Custom fans by Designed Dream Wedding Planning
Invitations: Designed Dream Wedding Planning
DJ/MC: Maplemind Entertainment
Ceremony musicians: Hartshorn-Walton-Music
Officiant: Enduring Promises
Wedding planner(s): Designed Dream Wedding Planning