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! 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. Isn’t she lovely folks?!! Gorgeous, inside and out “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.
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. “hug with no arms!” Loved these girls!! I didn’t get a shot of the before, but I accidentally told military men to flank the door…and they listened LOL Frank is also a decorated Marine…so so honored to have been allowed to photograph this wedding There is a Polish tradition of the parents serving the bride and groom bread with salt, and then wine. Their first dance, so very adorable They cut the cake with his sword, this was completely the idea of the manager Anna from West Sayville (she’s awesome!) And they partied the night away… 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
Photographer – Tricia LaPonte Photography ;-]
Videographer – Capture the Moment, Lake Grove
Florist 1 for bouquets and boutennieres – Flowers by Burton, Huntington
Florist 2 for reception decor – Bayport Flower House, Bayport
DJ – Just for the Record, Islip
Vintage car – Camelot Specialty Limos, Farmingdale
Bridal Hair – Deborah’s Hair Loft at the Emerald Door, Huntington
Bridesmaids Hair and Bride/Bridesmaids makeup – Blow & Co., Huntington
Veil – David’s Bridal, Westbury
Headpiece – Estelle’s, Farmingdale
Engagement Ring – Gennaro Jewelers, Bellmore
Weddings Bands – Dorothy’s Fine Jewelry, Sayville
“Cards” Sign – Etsy:
Table cards signs – Etsy:
Guest book poster – Etsy:
Cake topper – Etsy:
Wedding wire hanger – Etsy:
Bird’s Nest – Bayport Flower House, Bayport
Bridesmaids’s Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen’s suits: Wore their own black suits, ties from Kohls
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