Oh.em.gee. I am head over heels in full on LOVE with this Fire Island fête. It’s just a dream. As someone that just dies over understated east coast style and lights up at the sight of a blue blazer, this wedding by the one and only Sarah Rhoads is just what my summer dreams are made of. I mean when guests arrive to the wedding barefoot on bikes in their summer chic attire – how do you not immediately fall in love? And don’t even get me started on their stationery from the talented bride because I might embarrass myself. Can you tell I like this wedding just a little? You can see even more reasons why my giddy meter is off the charts in the full gallery of images.
From Sarah Rhoads Photographers…Whitney & Andrew got married on a beautiful little place called Fire Island in New York. More specifically, they got married at Point O’ Woods on Fire Island, which is a darling little town where Whitney her summers as a kid. This part of Fire Island doesn’t allow any cars, so everyone gets around via walking, biking or skipping! It’s really quite charming. Even the fire fighters use a bike and a basket to get around town which I found totally sweet. I’ve never been anywhere quite like fire island, it felt like a place very far away from the worries & concerns of the looming city of Manhattan that is so very close. I can see how this little spot on the map would be a magical place for a child to look forward to every summer. The beaches on Fire Island are peaceful & cloud kissed and it is a community that is small enough where everyone knows everyone’s name.
Whitney & Andrew’s wedding had east coast written all over it. Since it took place in such a small beach community people came barefoot with their pants rolled up to their ankles and many cruised up on their bikes for the celebration. One of my favorite memories from their wedding is hearing the thunder & rain pounding on the rooftop during their vows. It was that feeling you get when you are cuddled up on the couch with the one you love on a stormy afternoon. The rain went away just in time for us to get some photos on the beach. We had about 5 minutes before the rain told us who was boss, but we were just happy were were able to snag some of Andrew & Whitney on that beautiful beach together. Enjoy a little taste of Whitney & Andrew’s East Coast wedding!
Wedding Photography: Sarah Rhoads Photographers / Floral Design: Robert Clark / DJ: Live Wire / Officiant: Rev. Daniel Love / Hair + Make-up: Kim Burns / Wedding Invitation Design: Whitney Hays + Boxcar Press / Tent Company: Stamford Tent / Rentals + Linens: Classic Party Rentals / Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes / Wedding Coordinator: Dixie Todd / Event Planning: Party Resources