Laura and Frank// West Sayville Country Club// Long Island Wedding// Mansion at West Sayville Wedding // Waterfront Wedding

Laura and Frank met while working at Sagamore Hill Historical site, which we visited for their engagement shoot last summer (here).  Their love of all things historical sealed their love 🙂  Which makes sense when you see all the lovely vintage details Laura infused into the wedding.   This wedding was close to my heart, because my husband and I had a similar style to our wedding.  I of course did not put quite as many beautiful details as Laura and Frank did!Laura and Frank wedding, West Sayville Country Club.  Long Island Wedding Photographer When Denise and I started off at Lauras family house in Huntington Long Island, we were instantly greeted and welcomed as guests.  Laura you and your family are class personified. Tricia LaPonte Photography_440 Tricia LaPonte Photography_441 Tricia LaPonte Photography_442 Tricia LaPonte Photography_443 Isn’t she lovely folks?!!Tricia LaPonte Photography_444 Tricia LaPonte Photography_445 Tricia LaPonte Photography_446 Gorgeous, inside and outTricia LaPonte Photography_447 Tricia LaPonte Photography_448 Tricia LaPonte Photography_449 Tricia LaPonte Photography_450 Tricia LaPonte Photography_451 Tricia LaPonte Photography_452 “Welcome to the family” 🙂  I have a few military weddings on the docket this year, and I am so so honored to photograph them.  This is a Marine tradition for weddings. Tricia LaPonte Photography_453 Tricia LaPonte Photography_454

Look at this vintage car they selected to take them from their ceremony to their venue, the West Sayville Country Club in West Sayville, NY. Tricia LaPonte Photography_455 “hug with no arms!”  Loved these girls!!Tricia LaPonte Photography_456 I didn’t get a shot of the before, but I accidentally told military men to flank the door…and they listened LOLTricia LaPonte Photography_457 Tricia LaPonte Photography_458 Tricia LaPonte Photography_459 Frank is also a decorated Marine…so so honored to have been allowed to photograph this wedding Tricia LaPonte Photography_460 Tricia LaPonte Photography_461 Tricia LaPonte Photography_462 There is a Polish tradition of the parents serving the bride and groom bread with salt, and then wine.  Tricia LaPonte Photography_463 Their first dance, so very adorableTricia LaPonte Photography_464 Tricia LaPonte Photography_465 Tricia LaPonte Photography_466 They cut the cake with his sword, this was completely the idea of the manager Anna from West Sayville (she’s awesome!)Tricia LaPonte Photography_467 Tricia LaPonte Photography_468 Tricia LaPonte Photography_469 Tricia LaPonte Photography_470 And they partied the night away…Tricia LaPonte Photography_471 Congratulations you guys!  It was both and honor and joy to work with you!!

Favorite moment of your wedding day? Riding to our reception in our vintage car as Mr. and Mrs.
How did it feel walking up the aisle?  Exciting and emotional
What was the most important detail to you? Our theme: Vintage National Parks. We met working for the National Park service and it has been a big part of our lives and our travels. We love things are that old and many of our friends call us both “old fashioned” so it was important for us to have that vintage feeling.
Biggest tip to future couples to ensure they enjoy your wedding day? At some point, slip away just the two of you for a private moment to take it all in. Right as everyone sat down to dinner, Frank and I got up, made a quick exit outside, and enjoyed looking at the twinkling lights over the Great South Bay just the two of us. It helped us pause the celebration for a moment and will be something I always remember.
If you could tell every couple one tip to taking pictures, what would it be? Trust in Tricia, be natural, and don’t be afraid to be a little silly.
Venue: Church-Our Lady Queen of Matryrs Church, Centerport, NY
Reception-West Sayville Country Club, NY
Vendors:
Photographer – Tricia LaPonte Photography ;-]
Videographer – Capture the Moment, Lake Grove
                      http://www.capturethemomentvideo.com/
Florist 1 for bouquets and boutennieres – Flowers by Burton, Huntington
                      http://www.flowersbyburton.com/
Florist 2 for reception decor – Bayport Flower House, Bayport
                      http://bayportflower.com/
DJ – Just for the Record, Islip
                     http://www.bestlidjs.com/
Vintage car – Camelot Specialty Limos, Farmingdale
                     http://camelotlimo.com/
The Details:
Bridal Hair – Deborah’s Hair Loft at the Emerald Door, Huntington
                     http://www.theemeralddoor.com/hair.html
Bridesmaids Hair and Bride/Bridesmaids makeup – Blow & Co., Huntington
                     http://www.blowandco.com/
Veil – David’s Bridal, Westbury
                     http://www.davidsbridal.com/
Headpiece – Estelle’s, Farmingdale
                     http://estellesdressydresses.com/
Engagement Ring – Gennaro Jewelers, Bellmore
                     http://www.gennarojewelers.com/Index.aspx
Weddings Bands – Dorothy’s Fine Jewelry, Sayville
                     http://www.dorothysfinejewelryli.com/
“Cards” Sign – Etsy:
Table cards signs – Etsy:
Guest book poster – Etsy:
Cake topper – Etsy:
                    https://www.etsy.com/shop/RusticDesignsByAmie
Wedding wire hanger – Etsy:
Bird’s Nest – Bayport Flower House, Bayport
Bridesmaids’s earrings and flower girl’s necklace – Custom jewelry designed by Kate Sydney:  http://www.katesydney.com/
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal, but purchased online from http://www.preownedweddingdresses.com
Bridesmaids’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s suits: Wore their own black suits, ties from Kohls
If you loved this wedding and this couple, leave them some love ❤
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7 thoughts on “Laura and Frank// West Sayville Country Club// Long Island Wedding// Mansion at West Sayville Wedding // Waterfront Wedding

  1. a says:

    I have been stalking your blog since the wedding, eagerly looking for a sneak peek at the photos! Thank you so much Tricia and Denise for capturing my gorgeous sister and brother-in-law’s awesome wedding 🙂

    • Tricia says:

      Thank you so much! You guys were wonderful to work with and so much fun! (hug with no arms!!) 😉
      Make sure you get copies of that family shot we took at the reception!

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