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Real Wedding Album: Hilltop Nuptials in the Woods

Newlyweds Jourdan Spark and Josh Librera exchange vows.
Newlyweds Jourdan Spark and Josh Librera exchange vows.

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