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Junebug Featured Earthy New York Wedding | Ilya + Victoria

February 26, 2020 by Afrik Armando in StoriesWeddings
Junebug Featured Earthy New York Wedding | Ilya + Victoria


One of the reasons I find this wedding peculiar is because it epitomizes the power of the community. It’s always a great thing when you could hire a team of creative vendors to work on your special day and make your vision come true, but when it came to Ilya and Victoria’s wedding, they choose a different route. They wanted their wedding to feel like a happy family gathering and that’s exactly what it was. The florals, dessert, stationary and even the furniture, were all carefully handcrafted by members of their church community.


And after their ceremony, they didn’t go the route of having a traditional reception program but rather opted for a Laissez-faire occasion. Wherein people were free to do whatever they wanted. Lawn games, blowing bubbles and heartfelt patio chats were the highlight of the evening. It really felt amazing to watch a community bond together over one couple’s wedding.

Thank you Ilya & Victoria for letting me share your most special day with you. I’m also beyond grateful to JuneBug Weddings for featuring this story on their blog.

Event Planning – GLDN Soul Events
Wedding Venue – Best View Barn
Catering – Zeina’s Cafe
Cake – Serendipity Cakes
Stationery – Afrik Armando
Wedding Dress – Lovely Bride

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