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A Late Summer Wedding at the Montauk Yacht Club

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Welcome to my journal where I’ll share stunning weddings of even more beautiful couples, endless travel adventures and sweet anecdotes about living with the love of my life. Pour yourself a glass of Prosecco and stay awhile. 

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In my eyes, Montauk always holds an air of magic. Its dramatic bluffs and billowing waves paired with miles of nature preserves and lush green trails makes you feel as though you’ve stepped out of New York, just for a minute. There have been many occasions where I’ll look out over the water and even find whales jumping in the distance. All of this, combined with the presence of exclusive yachts, vast sailboats and private mansions gives it an alluring appeal. Montauk is a beautiful anomaly of something that is both high end, yet playful. It is chic, yet welcoming. It is aspirational, yet full of warmth. Much like the wedding of Bianca and Mike at the Montauk Yacht Club last summer. 

Bianca and Mike wed on an iconically windy day on the shores of the Montauk Yacht Club, on a weekend that called for hurricanes and rain. Fortunately for us, we caught the tail ends of wind, a few overcast moments that led into a beautiful sun-filled ceremony on the lawn and the most beautiful sunset over the water. 

Bianca began her wedding day preparations with the help of LI Bridal Attendant, Jennifer,  in the Bridal Suite at the Montauk Yacht Club that overlooked the quaint stone patio below. She and her girls, all dressed in white, were the epitome of vibrance and joy as they finished getting ready. As Montauk MakeUp put the final touches on the girls’ hair and makeup, champagne was popped and the celebration truly began! Bianca wore an alluring Alena Leena Bridal gown with billowed sleeves and a fitted corset bodice. Her gown dropped jaws as she strode through the Montauk Yacht Club as it set the scene for a beautiful waterfront wedding. The billowed sleeves and the draped skirt hung gracefully and she was a true vision! 

Mike began his pre-wedding preparations in an adjoining Groom’s Suite that included its very own outdoor deck. As the dark clouds of the morning cleared, it became the perfect space for Mike and his groomsmen to put the finishing touches on their suits, share a drink together and begin the celebrations! Bianca and Mike chose a soft color scheme that allowed their love and nature’s beauty to seamlessly connect on their day. With the bridesmaids in white, and the groomsmen in a deep blue, the color scheme complimented the day beautifully. 

For their First Look, Bianca and Mike shared this sweet and intimate moment with their son, Shane. All eyes were on them as they exchanged private vows that brought us all to tears. Even with a threat of an impending hurricane on the forecast, these two were the picture of calm and supported each other the entire day through. As long as they were together, nothing else seemed to matter and with the help of the darling Dana of Just Call Dana, their outdoor ceremony went off without a hitch! 

Their ceremony was one of my favorites to capture this year as the soft golden light started to peek through the clouds. Family and friends gathered on the lawn of the Montauk Yacht Club, awaited by attentive servers and champagne in hand. Ornately designed by Flowers by Beth, the ceremony space was filled with lush floral displays. Bianca selected feminine and delicate flowers like white ranunculus and Queen Anne’s lace to adorn the wedding florals and it made all the difference.

My favorite part of the entire ceremony was after these two exchanged “I Do’s,” sealed their marriage with a kiss, and strode off down the aisle. Only to be followed by their sweet son chasing them down moments later. All throughout the day, from getting ready, to the ceremony, and into the reception + toasts, you could sense that family was most important to Bianca and Mike. Each moment felt designed to bring their families closer together in an unbreakable bond. It was a true honor to simply be in their presence, capturing the pure love that was already there. 

Following the ceremony, we were able to embrace a golden sunset that draped over the Montauk Yacht Club and I just adore how their portraits came together. Newly married, filled with excitement and awe for each other, Bianca and Mike were such a joy to photograph. Soon after, these two joined the cocktail hour while our team captured the stunning and unique reception display. The party really kicked off as the sun began to dip below the horizon, and the music turned up a notch! Bianca changed into an altered version of her mom’s wedding dress, and her bridesmaids changed into hot pink dresses halfway through the party and I simply loved the energy it brought into the reception! 

Take a peek at some of our favorite moments from their day at the beautiful Montauk Yacht Club. All made possible by the incredible team linked below: 

Venue: Montauk Yacht Club

Planner: Just Call Dana

Photography: Francesca Dominique Photography

Videography: Betsi Ewing

Bridal Attendant: LI Bridal Attendant

Glam: Montauk Makeup

Rentals: Elite Party Rentals

Floral Design: Flowers by Beth 

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