The only way we had ever talked with Anya and Jason before their wedding was through emails, with a couple of very short phone calls. So we really had no idea what their personalities would be like, or their chemistry as a couple.
When we arrived in Toronto, Jason met up with us at the Trump International Hotel, where we were staying and which was also the site of their wedding reception. We were happy to discover how kind and laid-back Jason is. We ended up stopping by their rehearsal later that night at St. Volodymyr Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral where we got to meet the gorgeous Anya. Petite and stunningly beautiful, she is also quiet, sweet, and extremely nice and generous. Together, Anya and Jason always made sure everyone around them was happy and cared for.
After their Russian wedding ceremony at St. Volodmyr, we had a blast touring Toronto with Anya, Jason and the wedding party, taking pictures and seeing their favorite parts of the city. Their Trump Hotel wedding reception was absolutely beautiful and one of the more elegant parties we have seen – sophisticated, modern design using the colors pink, purple and black, and lots of fun details such as the garter being tossed on a mini-football, and brightly colored boas being distributed for the dance party.
We were excited to have the best wedding videographer Vlad Chaloupka with us, creating an expertly filmed wedding video for Anya and Jason. The three of us had an amazing weekend together experiencing Toronto, and watching this sweet couple begin their new life together.