Talk about having the total package! This Southampton wedding was perfect. It had beautiful getting ready locations, nearby places for portraits, a lovely family church wedding, and a unique wedding reception venue.
Why don’t you get two nearby locations for getting ready? On the wedding day, I always get coverage of the bride getting dressed. But these two got dressed right in Southampton not far from each other. Sara got dressed at home with her family and bridesmaids while Rafael got dressed at a nearby hotel with his groomsmen. Perfect.
And check out Rafael’s custom made suit and shoes!
Backyard wedding portraits in Southampton NY
After they each were ready we had a first look right in Sara’s neighbor’s backyard. They have this very in depth landscape back there and offered it for wedding portraits. We decided it’d be just right for their first look and save travel time on the way to church.
Have your wedding at your family’s church
Sara actually grew up going to this Catholic church right in Southampton and had had so many memories there. Most of her bridesmaids grew up going here too. So it was like being at a familiar, loving place for their wedding vows.
Wedding portraits at Southampton beach
Right after the ceremony we took a quick ride over to the beach for some portraits. The Bridal party were extra excited and ready for anything (that’s a good bridal party!) The beach was gorgeous, no surprises there.
Southampton History Museum wedding reception
And the last stop for this amazing wedding day was the Southampton History Museum. It’s a really cool property with lots of small, very old buildings; a main house; and a lawn set up with a tent. The h’ors d’oevres were classic Southampton seafood fare and plenteous. I’m so glad we’d completed most of the portraits so that they could just mingle with guests and enjoy the food.
If you’re planning to get married somewhere in Southampton, let’s talk about me photographing your wedding. Just email me whatever information you have, even if you’ve just started to make your plans.
Here are some more blogs or pages you should read: other wedding venues where I’ve photographed weddings, a wedding in Islip Long Island, the benefits of doing a first look, and engagement session outfit ideas.