Sara and Nikola promised us that their wedding would be like one big party, and they certainly delivered. The wedding was a full day of celebrating the that love they share, and it one of the most exciting weddings we've been photographed.
They kept to many of the Serbian wedding day traditions. The day began with the skup, which is basically a party before the ceremony with music, dancing and food. Throughout the day guests shared two elaborately decorated canteens, called buklia, which were filled with rakija. Rakija is a fruit-based brandy (Nikola described it to me as Serbian moonshine). Needless to say, these were Serbian traditions are ones that we could get used to!
Before heading to the church, Nikolas' family needed to barter for Sara's hand. Sara’s brother did the honors of making sure she was properly compensated for, but Nikola’s brother decided it was best to steal her on behalf of his brother.
The ceremony at St. Nikola Serbian Orthodox Church was absolutely stunning. The beautiful artwork on the walls set the perfect backdrop for Sara’s Cinderella-like dress. They chose Potawatomi to host their reception, and it was filled with laughter, love, and, of course, more dancing.
Thank you, again, Sara and Nikola. Your beautiful day is one that we will never forget.