Vanya and Igor met the old fashioned way, arguing at a party. Celebrating at a Serbian New Year event in early 2013, Vanya cut in line. Igor, a fellow Bosnian, called her out. They got into a (friendly) argument, which led to flirtation the entire evening. They had their first date the next day, and the rest is history!
Igor proposed soon after in the Dominican Republic, but they waited a year and a half to get married. Vanya and Igor both love the colors, the season, and the feeling of fall, so it was important to time their wedding date accordingly. It also gave them plenty of time to plan!
How did you use Thumbtack for your wedding?
My friend found her wedding officiant on Thumbtack, so I went on the site and saw I could create whatever kind of wedding I wanted to. Wedding planning is not easy, so I went step by step. After securing our venue, the first pro we hired was Cissy, our photographer.
I loved using Thumbtack because I could be specific about my needs and budget to narrow down the search for the right vendor. I also made sure to schedule an in-person meeting with each vendor to make sure we clicked before the wedding day.
Were you happy with the results? What made it special?
I love how our wedding turned out. The vendors listened to everything I wanted and went above and beyond to execute my vision—sometimes helping me when I didn’t even know what I wanted.
For example, I don’t know anything about flowers. I can’t tell a dahlia from a daisy! I only knew I wanted apples in our floral displays along with gold and burgundy colors. I had one meet and greet with Victoria, then one verification appointment with her before the day of my wedding. I was very surprised at how pretty and beautiful the flowers were. She took my seed of an idea and made it blossom.
What was a memorable moment working with the Thumbtack pros you hired?
Our photographer, Cissy, was wonderful. There was an instant connection from the time we met.
It was pouring rain the day of our wedding. We had the reception immediately following the ceremony, with both events taking place in the same room. There was no time or location for formal wedding photos because of the rain.
We’re outdoors people and spend a lot of time at Stone Mountain. Cissy suggested we meet there two weeks later and take special wedding photos. We loved her for that! Even better, the pictures turned out amazing. We chose an October wedding because we love fall. The photo shoot captured the changing leaves and the colors of the season—just like we had incorporated into our wedding decor. It was perfect.
Cissy and I have stayed in touch and I consider her a good friend, so that was definitely memorable.
As for future wedding clients, Vanya suggests, “Don’t overthink things and don’t over do it. It’s about you and your partner. Enjoy the special moment and enjoy the time.”
Colors: Burgundy & Gold
Venue: Intrigue Event Center in Suwanee, Georgia