One of the best things about being a wedding planner is working with unbelievably talented, creative vendors who are passionate about their work. Usually, it’s my role to introduce clients to the vendors whom I think will best match the needs of their event and also be a good “love” match of personalities. Sometimes, though, it’s the client who makes the introduction, as was the case with Megan and Steve introducing me to Airika and Gerald Pope. The Popes are a husband and wife photography team based out of Seattle. Megan and Steven loved their work enough to fly the duo out to Montauk for their October wedding. I’m so glad that they did. The Popes have kindly featured Megan and Steven’s wedding on their blog today, and as you can see, the results were fabulous. Airika and Gerald were a dream to work with, and what’s more, they are now planning to focus their business specifically on the Hamptons. Airika and Gerald, we welcome you with open arms.
Amaganset Flowers by Beth created stunning bouquets for the bride and bridesmaids. Megan wanted beachy-feeling flowers in blues, greens and white. Beth used mixed thistles and blue viburnum berries with white seasonal blooms to evoke the beach.
A beauty without a stitch of makeup, Megan gets a little extra loving help from our favorite hair and makeup artist, Hiroko.
Cute gift bags awaited guests in their hotel rooms stuffed with local goodies.
Beyond precious – flower girls and ring bearers create an “awwwwww” moment at any ceremony.
Intimate and lovely, the altar at Amagansett Presbyterian Church
With this ring…
The Popes stole Megan and Steven away for some gorgeous post-ceremony shots at Atlantic Beach.
Can you believe this light? There’s nothing more beautiful than the Hamptons in October!
We love the Beach Hut!
The reception at Montauk Yacht Club: instead of formal table seating, we created loungey vignettes throughout the space.
Steven was committed to showcasing the band, so we placed the bandstand front and center as guests entered the room.
Megan and Steven’s first dance; Megan dances with her dad as Steven dances with his mother.
Mr. Tyrone Smith (aka Super T) and his band made the trip from Nashville, Tennassee to get this crowd partying!
And party, they did.
The couple never left the dance floor!
It’s always a treat, weeks or months after a wedding, to see the day through the eyes of the photographers. Megan and Steven wanted to create a beautiful and memorable day for their guests, evoking the casual mood of Amagansett, Montauk and the beach; and mostly they wanted everyone to have FUN. Clearly, their goals were met, and great memories were made for all. Thanks Megan and Steven for including us in your spectacular wedding, and thanks to everyone who helped create such a glorious day.
Designing and planning weddings, events, parties, spaces and fun of all varieties. Celebrating life in the hamptons, sometimes yearning for my home town of NYC. Loving art, design, travel, food, fashion, architecture, photography and all things beautiful. Hoping to spend more time on the beach, in my garden, driving with the top down, traipsing in any far-away land. Posting any little thing that catches my fancy and hope you'll come along for the ride.
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