Another fantastic wedding took place in New York State, and I was very honored to be a guest to enjoy it with family and friends.
The Wedding Ceremony took place at Holy Cross Ukrainian Catholic Church in Astoria, New York.
The wedding reception took place at a beautiful venue at Stonebridge Country Club in Smithtown, NY.
June is a month for weddings…..at least that is what everyone is saying. Well, since I am running behind in my wedding posts, I am taking this opportunity to create a short post about a New Year’s Eve wedding I had a pleasure of attending.
I have attended a Christmas season wedding before, but this was my first time at a New Year’s Eve wedding.
It actually was a lot of fun, because until midnight we all were enjoying a typical wedding atmosphere, but as the clock struck midnight the party switched to a New Year celebration.
This was a very traditional Ukrainian wedding, with the Starosty (Elders…Godparents carrying the icons), the Korovai – a Symbolic Ukrainian Wedding Bread, Greeting Bread with salt and wine, lots of embroidered runners (rushnyky), special Icons for the Newlyweds, the Wedding Cake of course, and lots…lots…lots…of food at the Cocktail Hour and at midnight at the Venetian Hour.
This time I will even share pictures of the dress of the Bride, the Bride’s Maids and the Starostyna (Godmother carrying the Icon).
My family and I had a great pleasure of attending a very special Traditional Ukrainian Wedding. What made this wedding extra special, is that it was very close to our hearts, and many of the traditional wedding items were created by people very close to the heart of the Bride and Groom.