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Madelyn + Mark | Wedding | Montauk Club, Brooklyn

Lately we seem to be getting really lucky with weddings that take place at great historical venues.  Madelyn & Mark had their beautiful wedding at the Montauk Club, which has been in operation since 1891 and has remained a private club throughout its history.  It seems very symbolic to affirm and celebrate a life long commitment at a club that has been around for so long and has so much history within its walls… Plus, its always fun to have bragging rights to getting married at a place where Martin Scorsese and the cast of Boardwalk Empire roam regularly :).

 

We started the day by spending some time with Mark and his family… who, aside from being incredibly lovely, also know how to laugh!  Can’t ask for a better start 🙂

Then, we joined Madelyn and the ladies at her parent’s beautiful home, before heading over t0 the Montauk Club to finish getting ready.  This group also knew how to have a good time…

Considering the size of Mark’s smile and the fact that it stayed on his face most of the day – I am sure his cheeks had to really hurt by the evening ;).

We really couldn’t help smiling along the whole time… You try it!  Go on, try not to smile looking at this First Look… See – impossible!

Yes, it was a hot one!  YES, the guys allowed ample time before the ceremony for all their portraits!!! Yes, they were all troopers and Yes, that meant they got to enjoy the actual wedding day and spend time with their family & friends and not just their photographers… as awesome as we might think we are sometimes, we can work with this timeline – any day 🙂
Madelyn’s childhood friend officiated the wedding – can’t get any more personal and meaningful then that!  And it was fun for us to see Olga again from another wedding…
Turns out the Legend of the Cocktail Hour is True – people are happy, they talk, drink and eat – not necessarily in that order ;).  We are usually photographing family portraits during this time, so this was one of our first entirely portrait free Cocktail Hours…. it was awesome!
Remember how we all  started the day laughing and smiling… well with this gang, it never stopped!!!
We really hope someone caught on video Mark and his siblings killin’ it on the dance floor!
Madelyn & Mark – Your wedding was so incredibly fun, your families were beyond kind and you two were perfection!  We can’t thank you enough for including us in your special day and making it so easy for us, both personally and professionally.  You thought of everything and went along with all we threw at you, even on such a warm day.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Can’t wait to hear what you think of the photos 🙂
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