“Where there is love, there is no darkness.”
-Burundi Proverb

Shaina and Anthony are a glowing example of this beautiful proverb and it was never more apparent than on their wedding day. Friends and family gathered on the orchard hill at Indian Ladder Farms on a warm and beautiful afternoon to celebrate, having traveled from all over the country to attend. Many visited from New York City, but some came from distances as far as Toronto and Florida!

Indian Ladder Farms is without a doubt one of the most beautiful venues I have seen. There are many different parts of the grounds which can be utilized for a wedding and the mountains make the most perfect background! The weather was gorgeous (although hot) for Shaina and Anthony’s wedding, but everyone made the most of it. It rained just a tiny bit at the end of the ceremony and that was what everyone needed to cool off! It made for some gorgeous skies!

The ceremony was unlike any I have ever seen before and was strongly influenced by traditional African customs. In their engagement session post I described the symbolism of Shaina’s engagement ring. This symbolism was present throughout the entire ceremony. One of my favorite parts of their ceremony was an experience called “Tasting of the Four Elements” where Shaina and Anthony fed each other drops of something sour, bitter, hot, and sweet. These four “tastes” occur in nature and also periodically in any relationship, and the idea is that together you can take what you are given and make the best of it! I love this and I truly believe that Shaina and Anthony will make the absolute best of their marriage to one another!

Venue | Indian Ladder Farms
Officiants | Center for Ma’at | Anika & Jabari Osaze
Makeup | Jaerri Sumter
Hair | Vontoiya Marshall
Music | DJ Tunez
Flowers | Flowers Forever by Linda
Tent | Total Events
Catering | Seasons Catering
Photography Assistant | Laura McCrossan

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