Real Wedding Album: Hilltop Nuptials in the Woods

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Newlyweds Jourdan Spark and Josh Librera exchange vows.
Newlyweds Jourdan Spark and Josh Librera exchange vows. Photo: Raquel Reis

When Jourdan Spark, 29, and Josh Librera, 34, met at a Key West wedding, the fact that they lived more than six hours apart — he in Buffalo and she in Manhattan — didn’t deter them from starting a relationship. “He was so sweet, I knew we had to give it a shot,” Jourdan, a fashion merchandiser, explains. Josh, a construction manager, soon relocated to New York; three years later, he proposed over lobster rolls in Red Hook. The couple wed at the Roxbury Barn in the Catskills, exchanging vows on a hilltop clearing under a eucalyptus canopy. Afterward, guests boogied down in the barn before cozying up in front of a late-night bonfire. “We topped the whole thing off with booze-filled chocolates,” recalls Jourdan. “It was the perfect way to end the evening.”

The Details:
Event Planner:
Lydia Bailey/Charmed Places
Flowers: Dennis Nutley at the Green Cottage
Catering: The Artist’s Palate
String Duo: New York Ceremony Music
Dress: Inbal Dror
Hair & Makeup: Natalie Solotes
Cake: Sweet Nothings
Photographs by: Raquel Reis

*This article appears in the Summer 2015 issue of New York Weddings.

Photo: Raquel Reis

The Roxbury Barn, Roxbury, N.Y., August 16, 2014

“We didn’t want to add too much to the surroundings. The ceremony was so quiet and peaceful—ethereal almost.”

Photo: Raquel Reis
Photo: Raquel Reis
Photo: Raquel Reis
Photo: Raquel Reis

“At the bonfire, it began to drizzle — just enough to cool us off without ruining my makeup — like a magical forest rain.”

Wedding Album: Hilltop Nuptials in the Woods