Christy and Dwayne were married on June 2nd, with a ceremony and reception at the Old Field Country Club, one of our favorite Long Island venues.
We were excited about Christy and Dwayne’s wedding particularly because we were recommended to them by Kyle and Chelsea, a past bride and groom of ours. There really is no better feeling than to hear that we have been recommended by old clients, because that tells us that not only did they like our photography but they loved the experience of having us as wedding photographers enough to trust someone else’s wedding to us as well. It’s a show of trust and appreciation, and we love it.
Christy and Dwayne’s Long Island Wedding
I was also personally excited because Christy and Dwayne were getting married in one of my favorite towns: Stony Brook, New York. (That is also where we photographed their engagement session at Avalon duck pond You can’t go wrong with a spring wedding there, with its beautiful sunsets and parks.
On the day of the wedding, we started at Danford’s Inn in Port Jackson with Christy as she got ready. The light in her room was beautiful, as she and her bridesmaids started the day with champagne. The ladies all wore matching floral robes as they helped Christy into her stunning Essense of Australia gown. Meanwhile, Dwayne and the men got ready and looked so handsome in their grey suits.
A Romantic First Look at Danford’s Inn
Once they were ready, we had Christy and Dwayne meet outside in front of the inn for a first look. Just like with their engagement session, we found that these two were so very easy to photograph. After all, they are hopelessly in love—and a fun couple to be around. The way they look at each other with such love and excitement was so wonderful to capture.
Old Field Country Club Wedding Photography
The Old Field Country Club only made the whole day better, with a well-mannered staff and delicious food in addition to the breathtaking views. The whole day had a fun, relaxed vibe to it that we really enjoyed. Christy and Dwayne had a Polaroid guestbook so guests could take pictures and stick it right into their book! Such a fun idea! We took family pictures out on the beautiful lawns of the Old Field Country Club before we headed over to the ceremony site.
An Outdoor Ceremony at Old Field Country Club
We couldn’t have asked for any more perfect, serene backdrop for these two. The ceremony area at the Old Field Country Club is romantic, with views of the lush greenery and nearby water. Their outdoor ceremony was filled with love and laughter. Christy and Dwayne’s smiles were infectious as they said their “I do’s.”
We continued to take advantage of the beautiful views at the country club as a backdrop for formal wedding photography. Christy and Dwayne had such an easy intimacy and the way they connected was so natural. It made being their wedding photographers so easy!
Old Field Country Club Wedding Reception Details
That casual, fun feeling carried through the day. From the corn hole during cocktail hour to the delicious donut wall, it was clear everyone was having a blast. The bride and groom were introduced to applause and cheering from the room, but it was like the world fell away during their first dance. Later, family and friends danced the night away.
Thank you, Christy & Dwayne, for letting us be part of your beautiful Long Island wedding. It truly was a special day—and absolutely worth coming up from Florida to see you two become husband and wife!
Dress- Essence of Australia
Florist- Bella Flowers
Getting ready / first look – Danfords
Dj – Billy Gilbert