A Magical Seaside Montauk Wedding

Fortunately, I was available for a last minute booking this past September: Kate and Josh’s seaside Montauk wedding at the bride’s mom’s private home. Montauk is the end of Long Island’s south shore and is known endearingly by locals as “The End”. Kate’s mom’s newly built home was a true architectural beauty! The day of the ceremony, once I arrived, I could not stop taking pictures, because so many of the sweet, modern, minimal details were DIY or meaningfully provided by friends of the family or local vendors.It added a special touch to the day. Everything was light and bright, truly a photographers dream. Also, the minimal design of the home and decor added a fresh, elegant feel to the wedding, which was gorgeous against the palette of the seaside: pale blues, greens, white, yellow, and gold.

Keeping It Casual

Kate and Josh wanted their day to be relaxed and stress-free, so they asked me to please keep the photography casual. Basically, they didn’t want a lot a posed photos. Ok, I said, but we will need a few couple and family portraits, is that ok? They agreed, but to just a few. The trees, sky, and sea behind gorgeous, sun soaked ditch plains created a magical backdrop. We kept it casual and just continued shooting everything as the day went on, all the happiness, nerves and smiles, the shy dog, the gorgeous wedding party and the breath-taking surroundings, all day long, even as a little rain shower sprinkled down during dinner, which was held outside under the stars. Finally, after a long day of shooting, we headed home.

A Perfect Day By The Sea

I think in The End, (no pun intended), the photos are a perfect description of the day and the couples wishes. Kinda cool, don’t you think? I shot this wedding with a mix of vintage film and digital cameras. I personally love the Lihi Hod gown, it’s perfection on Kate. Please take a look and let me know what you think. I love how the photos turned out and hope you do as well. Let me know, leave a comment below.

Vendor Love

PHOTOGRAPHY: KAREN HILL PHOTOGRAPHY http://karenhill.com/
CEREMONY & RECEPTION: PRIVATE HOME
FLORIST: FAMILY FRIEND
CAKE: LOCAL BAKERY
STATIONERY: GREENWICH LETTERPRESS https://greenwichletterpress.com/
BAND: GIG MASTERS, TWISTER REGGAE https://www.gigmasters.com/coverband/twister/
BRIDE’S GOWN: LIHI HOD http://www.lihihod.com
BRIDE’S SHOES: LOEFFLER RANDALL https://www.loefflerrandall.com/
VIDEOGRAPHER: SETH COHEN http://www.sethdavidcohen.com/portfolio.htm

Seaside Wedding Gallery: Private Home, Montauk

Letterpress Wedding Stationary for Kate and Josh Montauk Wedding

The wedding seaside at The End in Montauk New York

DIY lighting details by the pool at Josh and Kates Montauk Wedding

sheer LIHI HOD gown hangs in window by the ocean

sheer two piece LIHI HOD bridal gown hangs in the window in Montauk

Chic blue LOEFFLER RANDALL wedges for Kate's wedding day

a painting hangs by the sunlit window

Kate's engagement ring shines against her LIHI HOD bridal gown at her Montauk wedding

Kate puts on her LIHI HOD bridal gown at her beach Montauk wedding

the dog walks down the hall

a man prepares at the private home for the wedding in Montauk

trees and the ocean out a window in montauk

a bridesmaid gets her hair braided

diy white peonies and greenery at Kate and Josh's Montauk wedding

Kate writes her vows outside at her private home in Montauk

dapper groomsmen at The End in Montauk

something blue LOEFFLER RANDALL wedding day wedges

Kate's Lihi Hod bridal gown for her September seaside montauk wedding

Handsome Josh in his suit at his seaside Montauk wedding

a full length bridal portrait of kate at her montauk wedding

full length portrait of kate and her mom indoors at her montauk wedding

kate and josh on their wedding day walking to the beach

the sea at montauk in black and white

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

A film photograph of the sea at Montauk on the wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day wide angle

the bride and groom together by the sea in Montauk on their wedding day

Kate and Josh laughing in Montauk on their wedding day

Josh and Kate in gorgeous light on their wedding day

Kate and Josh in the brush at their Seaside Montauk wedding

kate and josh walking before their wedding ceremony

Dapper groomsmen in the backyard at the seaside home wedding in Montauk

beautiful wedding party in the backyard at the seaside home wedding in Montauk

Gorgeous bridesmaids and the bride in the backyard at the seaside home wedding in Montauk

the bride and her grandparents on her wedding day in montauk

gorgeous natural altar with candles, greenery and stones

gorgeous natural altar with candles, greenery and stones

DIY ceremony with white benches, minimal string bulbs, gorgeous natural altar with candles, greenery and stones

josh on the way to his backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

Josh and officiant before his backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

Josh and Kate at their backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

seaside diy elegant backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

seaside diy intimate elegant backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

simple bulb lighting at sunset in montauk

kissing the bride at seaside diy elegant backyard private home wedding ceremony in montauk

hugs and smiles after the ceremony

hugs and smiles after the seaside backyard wedding ceremony

hugs and smiles after the seaside backyard wedding ceremony in montauk

hugs, champagne, and smiles after the seaside backyard wedding in montauk

hugs with the bride after the seaside backyard wedding in montauk

converse shoes and simple place settings for the bride and groom

rustic outdoor reception seating with minimal elegant decor

rustic outdoor evening reception by the pool with minimal elegant decor

rustic outdoor evening reception by the pool with minimal elegant decor

guests cover from light showers during dinner under the stars

big smiles and disposable camera at the wedding reception

the bride and groom on the dancefoor during the wedding reception

big smiles during the outdoor wedding reception in montauk

dancing at Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

a dip during dancing at Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

shoes off at Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk

Kate and Josh's outdoor wedding reception in montauk