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bride and groom sunset silhouette on the beach in Montauk

Kristine and Marcus are definitely beach lovers (which I found out at our engagement session last year!) and their wedding day was all about fun at the beach! They chose Gurney’s Inn in Montauk for their celebration, which couldn’t have been more perfect. The day was beautiful and we lucked out with one of the most gorgeous sunsets of the year! Not only that, but they had a bonfire afterparty down on the sand, complete with s’mores:)

bridal gown and bridal bouquet detail - white roses and purple and blue orchids

bride getting ready - makeup and hair

Kristine picked her dress because the ruffles at the bottom look like scallop shells! It looked so gorgeous on her.

bridal portrait on the beach at Gurney

Love this shot of Marcus by my awesome second shooter, Emily DeWan!

groom portrait - grey suit and blue tie

ceremony details on the beach at Gurney

flower girl getting ready to walk down the aisle on the beach

bride and her dad walking down the aisle at Gurney

The paper lanterns set up all along the aisle were a really cute and colorful touch:)

beach ceremony at Gurney

beach ceremony at Gurney

beach ceremony at Gurney

bride and groom on the beach at Gurney

bride holding her bouquet detail

bride and groom portrait on the beach and sunset with moon in the sky at Gurney

I couldn’t get enough of the sunset! Kristine and Marcus tore themselves away from the reception for a minute so we could get these sunset shots, and I’m so glad they did:)

bride and groom portrait with sunset in background

bride and groom walk down the winding stairs at Gurney

The aqua blue and white reception details were lovely, with orchids and sea glass in the centerpiece candles.

reception table details - white and blue

reception table details - white and blue - wedding wishes card box

reception table details - white and blue - champagne pour

bride and groom first dance under the tent at Gurney

bride and groom first dance under the tent at Gurney

The DJs kept the party going all night long! They played a huge variety of music, with lots of salsa dancing in the mix.

wedding dance party

reception detail - hats and sunglasses

wedding dance party collage

Dreesen’s Donuts for wedding favors — a Hamptons classic!

beachy cake with Dreesen

The bonfire was huge and the guests had a great time making s’mores:)

beach bonfire afterparty - smores making

beach bonfire afterparty

Congratulations again to Kristine and Marcus on a beautiful wedding and many years of happiness to come! xo

Wedding Venue: Gurney’s Inn

Flowers: Alejandra Lucci, East Hampton Florist

DJ: Pepe Acosta

Makeup/Hair: Melissa (Makeup) and Gurney’s Salon, Candice Monte Hair

Bride and Groom portraits on the East River Ferry

Jenny and Duncan were married in an incredibly sweet, intimate ceremony in the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. I had such a fun time documenting their wedding, especially because there were so many unique touches that they added to the celebration — not least of which was the ferry ride from Manhattan to Williamsburg along with all of the wedding guests!

Jenny got ready at the Wythe Hotel, a gorgeous converted factory near the waterfront in Williamsburg. They held the reception there too, in the private dining room at Reynard.

Wedding gown detail with shoes and Wythe Hotel tote bagBride getting ready - maid of honor helping her dress

Jenny hired a vintage Rolls Royce to travel from the Wythe Hotel to Central Park. I love the classic look (and I got to ride in the front! So fun, but a bit nerve wracking with no seatbelts!)

Bride with white Rolls Royce by the Brooklyn Brewery

Their lovely ceremony was held in the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. Another personal touch — their programs could be used as fans:)

Wedding ceremony in the Shakespeare Garden in Central ParkWedding ceremony in the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

This was one of my favorite parts of the whole day — Jenny and Duncan snuck away together for a minute after the ceremony. The pure joy and happiness of the moment was all over their faces!

Bride and groom embrace after their wedding ceremonyBride and groom share a laugh after their wedding ceremonyBride and groom portrait in Central ParkBride and groom portrait in Central Park

I loved the soft, garden fresh feeling of her bouquet, not to mention her dress! The sheer details at the neckline are so perfect.

Bride with her bouquet - bouquet detailgroomCandid shot of family helping the bride with her dress

Central Park wedding, Abbey Road style:)

Bride, groom and wedding party walk across a crosswalk in Central ParkBride and groom laugh inside Rolls Royce

Another shot from the ferry ride to Brooklyn! The kids in attendance were having fun with some confetti:)

Bride and Groom with confetti on the East River FerryBride

Jenny and Duncan found this cool mural on the walk over from the ferry to the hotel! Very NYC :) Of course we had to take a few shots with it.

Bride and groom walk in front of a painted mural in Williamsburg, BrooklynBride and groom kiss in front of a painted mural in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Their reception at Reynard was the perfect finish to the celebration. Since the Wythe Hotel is a converted factory, the private dining room displays all of the original exposed brick with the factory markings, making for a really unique and beautiful atmosphere.

Bride looks over the reception decor at Reynard in the Wythe HotelGroom and Bride laugh with guests at their dinner receptionCandid shots of the reception dinner at Reynard in the Wythe Hoteltable decor and wedding ring detail at the Wythe Hotel

Many congratulations to Jenny and Duncan! I had such a great time celebrating with you and wish you both all the best! xo

Ceremony Venue: Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

Officiant: Julie Laudicina and her husband Joe

Musicians: Julliard students led by Matthew Wright

Hair: Jackie from Aveda Salon in SoHo

Reception Venue: Wythe HotelReynard private dining room

Flowers: Little Glass Slipper


bride in grey lace dress and groom with detail of beach ceremony chair and starfish

Teresa and Rick’s beach wedding at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk was such a happy, loving and wonderful celebration:)The atmosphere surrounding these two wonderful people was so warm and caring, it was easy to see how much love and light they bring to everyone around them. They had a perfect beach day for their celebration!

bride and groom on the beach in Montauk

engagement ring and wedding rings together inside orange calla lily

ceremony trellis detail and wedding shoes by the beach

bride and groom first look on the beach at Montauk

bride and groom walking on the beach at Montauk

bride being escorted down the aisle during ceremony

bride and groom laugh during ceremony

Their ceremony on the beach was not only lovely, but really sweet and personal. A close friend was the officiant, and other close friends gave funny and touching readings. Rick’s daughter Bettina joined in for a sand ceremony, officially bringing them all together as a family.

beach wedding ceremony at Montauk

bride and groom kiss after beach wedding ceremony at Montauk

Loved the beachy sand dollar placecards!

sand dollar placecards for beach themed wedding

beach themed wedding details - flowers and table numbers

I’ve never seen an officiant enter the reception with a flip before:)It was pretty spectacular!

the officiant enters the reception upside down

bride and groom first dance with guests looking on

bride and groom kiss during first dance with guests looking on

bride and groom laughing during first dance

Everyone had so much fun on the dance floor! Frankie from Fourth Generation DJs was great at entertaining the crowd.

guests having fun dancing at the beach themed wedding reception

bride and groom during a slow dance

wedding guests raise their glasses in a toast at the reception

beach themed wedding cake with parents' cake toppers on either side

I also set up my photobooth, always lots of fun!:)

Congratulations to Teresa and Rick! Best wishes for a wonderful life together:)

I had so much fun documenting Kim & Matt’s wedding last year, and I’m beyond happy to see their wedding photos featured on the lovely Glamour & Grace blog! My favorite detail was the cake topper!

Brooklyn Botanical Garden art deco wedding details

Besides being beautiful and incredibly detailed, their wedding was all about family, friends and having a good time. Kim & Matt’s daughter Marie stole the show as their flower girl:)

Brooklyn Botanical Garden wedding - bride portrait with headpiece and family portrait

Click through to see more of their shots on Glamour & Grace’s feature! Congrats again, Kim & Matt! xoxo

Brooklyn Botanical Garden 1920's wedding featured on Glamour & Grace