I asked them what they wanted their ketubah to tell about their love story.
Asya and Garry wanted their ketubah to feature Central Park, the Northern Lights, Garry's small airplane, a Hamsa, and their two adorable kitties.
What advice would you give to other couples just starting the wedding planning process?
Asya says, "Just take it one step at a time and most importantly ENJOY the process. It’s not meant to be tedious little steps. It’s meant to be about you two working together to celebrate your love in whatever way that means most to you. Everyone around you will have requests, suggestions, demands. Never forget what that day is about. We didn’t no matter how hard things got (ESPECIALLY with COVID) and we ended up with the fairytale wedding we always dreamed of... against all odds!"
Asya and Garry gave me free reign on the color scheme for their ketubah -- which is always so very exciting for me!
After months of working together and weeks of painting, I couldn't wait to show them the final product.
They loved it as much as I hoped they would.
What is the most important value as a foundation for your marriage and why?
What was your favorite moment of the wedding day?
Asya: Vows. Everything about our engagement, relationship, wedding was no surprise ... but our vows we kept private until the very day and although I am a very extroverted person my now husband was generally not. When he spoke his vows during the ceremony the whole room disappeared it was just me and him and every word was absolutely beautiful. I’ll never forget it.