Jane and Ilya were married at the beautiful Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hilton on March 10, 2012. Everything about their wedding was simply stunning, and so many people helped to make that happen! Thank you to all of Jane and Ilya’s wedding vendors for their part in such a wonderful wedding day.
Ceremony: Netherland Plaza Hilton | Hilton Coordinator: Marianne Cafaro | Videography: Matt Pine, Lifetime Films | Florist: Lana Gelfand, Floral-Ideas | Hair: Sarah, Eros Salon | Makeup: Gerri and Penny, Brideface | Programs and Invitations: Meghan Eyerman, Design-the-Date | Ceremony Music: Arkadiy Gips | Band: The National Band | Lighting: Goodwin Lighting | Cake: Jean Paul’s Paradiso
I asked Jane about some of the planning that went into her wedding. She did such an incredible job with setting the mood for the day! When asked what her inspirations were, she said that she wanted a day that was “classic, elegant, romantic, and simple.” She used a flower motif from her dress to incorporate into other wedding day details, like the invitations, menus, and lighting on the dance floor. “I wanted it to be timeless and about us and our families.”
The first look, a special moment where the bride and groom find a secluded place to see and spend a few moments with each other before their ceremony, was one of Jane’s favorite moments of the day. She shared that it “was really exciting- I always imagined how I would feel and I really felt special at that moment.”
Jane noted the Horrah as one of the moments she was most proud of from the day. This was how they ended their wedding– at 3:30 AM with no less than fifty of their guests! “It was one long, fun, crazy, and very celebratory Horrah!” See for yourself!
Jane’s advice to brides-to-be? “I would say know yourself and do things that will allow you to enjoy the day. Prioritize what is important and don’t get caught up in details that aren’t. For me, I planned my wedding in 5 months or so and I decided that I would focus on the big things, the things that would absolutely make or break the event. I focused on finding amazing vendors that had experience so that i could trust them to do what they do best the day of the event and all my family and I had to do was enjoy the day.”
Watch Lifetime Films’ video of their day here.