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.

The Popes photography_Amagansett Flowers by Beth

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.

The Popes Photography_Hiroko

A beauty without a stitch of makeup, Megan gets a little extra loving help from our favorite hair and makeup artist, Hiroko.

Gift Bags

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.

First Presbyterian Church, Amagansett

Intimate and lovely, the altar at Amagansett Presbyterian Church

Wedding Ceremony, First Presbyterian Church of Amagansett

With this ring…

Atlantic Beach, Amagansett

The Popes stole Megan and Steven away for some gorgeous post-ceremony shots at Atlantic Beach.

Atlantic Beach, Amagansett

Can you believe this light? There’s nothing more beautiful than the Hamptons in October!

We love the Beach Hut!

Beach Hut, Atlantic Beach, Amagansett

Flower Girls, The Popes

Five lovelies.

The Popes Photography

Atlantic Beach, Amagansett

Hamptons Wedding

Montauk Yacht Club wedding_Amagansett Flowers

The reception at Montauk Yacht Club: instead of formal table seating, we created loungey vignettes throughout the space.

Montauk Yacht Club

Steven was committed to showcasing the band, so we placed the bandstand front and center as guests entered the room.

First Dances

Megan and Steven’s first dance; Megan dances with her dad as Steven dances with his mother.

Super T Review

Mr. Tyrone Smith (aka Super T) and his band made the trip from Nashville, Tennassee to get this crowd partying!

Super T_Montauk Yacht Club

And party, they did.

Montauk Yacht Club wedding

The couple never left the dance floor!

Super T

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.