Montauk Destination Wedding Inspiration
This Montauk destination wedding is one for the books, y'all. I had the best time creating Emily and Sean's fun, personalized stationery, and absolutely adore how all the details throughout their celebration represent them as a couple. I truly love how they stayed true to themselves throughout their decor - and the final outcome is nothing short of spectacular! Be sure to keep your eye out throughout these gorgeous photos for their sweet little French bulldog, Matilda. You'll want to grab a cup of coffee for this one.
Wedding Date: September 20, 2014
Wedding Location: Montauk, New York
All the Fun Details
How did you and your significant other meet?
Sean and I met in high school. We were introduced by mutual friends. Amy (one of our mutual friends) actually read the first reading during our ceremony.
How did your proposal happen?
Sean proposed during a weekend trip out to Montauk. After a lunch at the Sloppy Tuna and a long walk on the beach, he popped the question at Kirk Park Beach with a stunning rose gold sparkler.
What tradition(s) were important for you to include in your wedding ceremony? Why?
Music is a huge park of our life and we wanted to have a soundtrack that would always bring our wedding day to life. For the bridal procession we chose 40 Day Dream by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes. I walked down the aisle to Sweet Thing by Van Morrison. The ceremony concluded with Naïve Melody by the Talking Heads. We also wanted to personalize our ceremony, which meant including some literal elements that spoke of our relationship. We included readings from Just Kids by Patti Smith and Time in a Bottle by Jim Croce. It was also super important that someone we admired and loved officiated the ceremony. We chose our cousin, Ray, who is downright amazing in every way. Matilda, our French bulldog, also made an appearance which was super special.
Did you include any family heirlooms or heritage in your wedding celebration?
We are both Irish and proud! We included a Celtic hand tying into our ceremony. Our siblings joined us which made it even more special.
What was the inspiration for your wedding day style?
Both Sean and I wanted to feel super comfortable on our wedding day. We wanted the vibe to be as comfortable as if we were hanging out in our own backyard. That laid-back, Montauk vibe translated through our entire wedding weekend.
What were the top 3 most important aspects of your wedding?
- We wanted our wedding to be telling of our love for each other.
- We wanted our friends and family to be comfortable and fall in love with Montauk just as we did.
- We always want to look back on our wedding day with fond memories and everlasting joy and love.
What was your color palette?
We really didn’t have a color palette. Our flowers had a mix of white, pinks, raspberry, purples, greens, and blues. We were very inspired by texture. You will see a lot of burlap, seersucker, gold glitter , blue watercolor, and lace throughout our wedding.
What was your favorite part of the planning process?
We really loved planning our wedding and I’m still withdrawing from not planning. Both Sean and I had the same ideas on the type of wedding we wanted, which made the planning all the more enjoyable.
What is the best memory you have from your wedding day?
Honestly, to quote Biggie, "It was all a dream!"
But, if I had to choose two moments it would be when my cousin gleefully pronounced us husband and wife and dancing to “Shout” at the end of the night! Both moments were captured on video and I watch them constantly.
What was your favorite piece of advice you received about marriage?
My Nana, who passed away in 2012, told both of us that you have to bend like a tree for a marriage to work.