Terri and Alex had a magical, fairy tale, book-inspired wedding in Montauk, NY. The day included a first look at a lighthouse, a ceremony surrounded by brightly colored wildflowers, a walk on the beach with their dog, and a reception filled with books, library lights and typewriters, and lots and lots of love.
The couple shared their first look at the Montauk Lighthouse.
The couple included a quaich, an ancient Scottish tradition, in their ceremony. The quaich is a two-handled cup that seals the bond of two people and celebrates the blending of two families. The tradition symbolizes love and trust as the couple shares the first drink of their marriage together.
After the ceremony, we went to Navy Beach with their pup to get some photos with a very important family member, Cosmo.
Terri shares, “We met on Tinder while living in Syracuse, NY, a day or two after Alex’s 24th birthday. My roommate was actually helping me swipe and we think she was the one who matched with Alex. Our first date was at Green Lakes State Park where we walked and talked for about two hours without a moment of silence. It was perfection from the beginning.
Alex proposed on our 3-year first date anniversary, but only after a bet was made during our quarterly performance review about whether he had an engagement ring. That evening he posted a series of post-it notes along the hallway and staircase leading to the roof. When Terri unscrambled the post-it’s, they spelled out “Pay up and marry me.” So she gave him $150 bucks and he gave her the engagement ring.”
Terri continues, “Our wedding was a genuine fairy tale. The goal was to make it a book-themed, whimsical story come to life and Coordinated to Perfection helped us do it. We loved everything about the entire weekend. Ruschmeyer’s is owned by our family and when we went to Montauk for the first time, we felt this peacefulness and magic. We knew we had to get married there.
Magic was pervasive throughout the entire weekend, but we had a few really amazing moments; the first look was breathtaking – seeing each other for the first time, facing the Atlantic Ocean, there was no moment that could be more surreal. The speeches given throughout the entire weekend helped reaffirm the love we have in our lives from all of our family and friends and served to remind us why we were there in the first place – to marry each other and join all our loved ones together. And finally, we finished the night of our wedding at the oceanfront at Montauk Blue with our closest friends and family and dove into the Atlantic Ocean in full wedding attire. Nothing screams fairy tale quite like that.”
Simone Vega of Coordinated to Perfection helped the couple create an enchanting design. Look closely at the centerpieces–each one was unique and included everything from antique-style bookends to library card holders bursting with flowers.
The couple shared their first dance to If I Aint Got You by Alicia Keys.
The wedding cake was an incredible design by Pure Sugar Inc that showcased a golden snitch and a re-creation of the bride’s grandmother’s jewelry box.
Congratulations Terri and Alex!
Special thanks to the team:
Wedding Planner: Coordinated to Perfection
Photo Location: Montauk Lighthouse
Photo Location: Navy Beach
Beauty: Marlena Orlowska
Cake: Pure Sugar Inc
Stationer: Ceci New York
Catering: Grace & Grit Caterer
Entertainment: Generation Events
Florals: NYC Flower Project
Officiant: John Gaffney
Rentals & Decor: Evolution Event Rentals
Lighting: Ambient Events
Dance Floor: Go To Shout
Tent Rental: Sperry Tent
Rentals & Decor: Party Rental LTD
Bridal Gown: Maggie Sotero from Kleinfeld’s
Jeweled Belt: Kleinfeld’s
Shoes: Elegant Park, Amazon
Hair jewel: Fairy Moda, Amazon
Coffee Cups: CoffeeTimeDesigns, Etsy
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography with David Troncoso