National Geographic: Look Inside Europe’s Most Traditional Wedding Festival

Probably one of our favorite projects was the story behind the Galicnik Wedding we did in collaboration with National Geographic. We had the chance to enjoy the beautiful village of Galicnik where every year, traditionally, a tiny mountain community in North Macedonia celebrates the union of one special couple.

“People who enjoyed their lives and lived a simple life always crave for their roots—whether it is to check in with people from their community, practice their traditions, or be reminded of the place that brought peace in their hearts,” says Tanja Lepcheska, whose paternal grandfather is from the village, which today has only two year-round residents. “In the past, as my grandmother says, the wedding celebration would last a week, with every day a different protocol. Since the 1950s, we have gathered the most important customs to around 25 rituals to provide a story so people can understand what is going on.”

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