Destination Wedding in Montauk, NY

Montauk NY weddingJackie & Michael wed in late September of last year in Montauk Long Island.  Michael described the special meaning of their venue selection.  “We met on the beach and always have had a special connection to the ocean. When we moved back from San Diego, we knew we wanted to get married on the beach. As a child I would go out to Montauk every summer and when we saw Gurneys we just knew it was perfect for us.”  But what was really special about their event was how personal each and every little detail was to them.  From a handmade ceremony structure to salt representing places of importance to them, this duo expressed themselves wholeheartedly throughout their big day.Montauk beach weddingsA bright color palette of orange (Jackie’s favorite color) and white was used throughout the day and pieces of driftwood acted as the accent to most of the decor.

The couple opted to make their own escort cards reflecting the locale.  As Michael described, “Mixing sand from Montauk (where I have my summer house) and Ocean City, NJ (where Jackie is from), these little mini jars were made by Jackie’s mother and myself.”  What a perfect way to welcome guests to their union!orange and white weddingsThe ceremony arch was quite personal and special as well. Michael built it himself out of driftwood found near their beach house.  “Collected over a two day span, I walked all the wood from the beach back to my house. I used the help of my father, brother, and my brother in law to put it together with screws and wire.”  It takes a village!  And what a beautiful and special end result!montauk weddingMichael even got involved in the decor process.  He shared with us how the table names came to be.  “Since Jackie and I met in San Diego and spent the first 3 years of our relationship there, we felt it was only fitting to name the tables after important San Diego landmarks/spots. On my last trip there, I revisited all the locations and snapped the pictures that went into the picture frames.”orange and white weddingThen they danced the night away with friends and family inside at Gurney’s Inn, their reception location.montauk wedding vendorsAnd for a longer peek into the big day of Michael and Jackie, take a look at Michael Justin Film’s highlight video:

 Congratulations Michael & Jackie!

Destination Wedding Photographer: LifeAsArt Photography

Wedding Vendors:  Wedding Venue: Gurney’s Inn, Videography: Michael Justin Films, Florist: Flowers by Beth, Band: Christopher Michael’s Band, Wedding Dress: Pronovias

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  • That’s really awesome… especially the shots taken by the videographer are great. Wondering what kind of camera he has used. Thanks

  • Erica L

    Wow .. Stunning!!! You both look so in love . I’m getting married at Gurnies , may19, 2013 and I’m having so much trouble finding accomidations for our guests. Where did your guests stay? I am so worried!

  • Anonymous

    My wife and I got married at Gurney’s ten years ago this summer.  What a special venue!

  • Wow, this is an absolutely stunning wedding.  Nothing is more amazing and memorable than a wedding that incorporates personal details that are meaningful to the couple…and this wedding is chock-full of them.  I especially love how they combined sand from both of their homes for the escort cards. Beautiful!