Sabrina and Matt’s wedding took place in June 2023 at Mallard Island Yacht Club. This particular wedding was extra special because I photographed Matt’s sisters wedding in 2021. It’s like an enjoyable class reunion when I get to see familiar faces at a wedding.
The vision for Sabrina and Matt’s wedding was to provide a coastal feel to well-suit with the Mallard Island Yacht Club. They mentioned how they wanted their guests to feel like they were on vacation. Choosing a color scheme of neutrals with touches greenery providing a relaxing feel, but also provided an upscale look. Sabrina also wanted to make sure to incorporate palm leaves into the florals since she loves the beach. I can tell you, I felt like I was on vacation even though I was in full wedding photographer mode.
Prior to the wedding ceremony, Sabrina and Matt exchanged letters and gifts that they read privately before their first look. I love the anticipation a sweet love note or gift from your future spouse provides on a wedding day. It just makes all my couples so much more excited to see one another.
The first look took place in the Boathouse Chapel, as well as the wedding ceremony. I don’t know what I loved more… the fireplace, the open walls, or the natural light. However, one thing I do know for certain though is I loved getting couple portraits on the clubs boat dock. We could not have imagined more perfect weather for couples portraits!
After the ceremony formalities, guests made their way to the most exquisite cocktail hours. One of Matt’s favorite things in the world is fresh mozzarella so Casa Della Mozzarella from Bronx, New York, provided fresh mozzarella for guests during cocktail hour. The mozzarella station was definitely the guest favorite.
Cocktail hour, which overlooked the water, came to a close and guests went to the ballroom for dinner and the reception portion of the wedding. The wedding party was introduced and they came ready to party! They even made a runway tunnel for the bride and groom for their introduction.
Dinner concluded and the dance floor became officially opened. The dance floor didn’t weary throughout the night either! To end the evening, Sabrina and Matt both changed outfits, and we popped a bottle of champagne and did some night portraits!
Photographer: Siobhan Stanton Photography