Fourth Of July Weekend Wedding on Long Island
December 8, 2008
By: eddye
New England

Amanda at Orchard Cove Photography sent us several fun weddings from this past summer, and it was SO hard to choose just one to show you on today's Little Black Book Blog. (I even resorted to asking her to help us choose!) But, as any great photographer would  say ... she couldn't! There is just no way to choose a favorite when you're blessed to be in this industry that is filled with so many unique couples with such great personalities. So, we'll just have to keep the other weddings for a later date ... and urge you to visit Amanda's website and blog to feast your eyes upon so many more creative weddings and detail shots.

Today's LBB Real Wedding: Ben and Hedda, Greenport, NY in July 2008: from the bride ... Ben and I were married on the North Fork of Long Island.  We wanted a Fourth of July weekend-wedding where our friends and family would feel relaxed and happy. Our wedding was small, about 80 people, no bridesmaids or groomsmen.

Orchard Cove Photography North Fork Long Island

We picked sunflowers ... this was the first and easiest starting point. The sunflower is simple, but brilliant. Our friend, Sarah, did an amazing job with the flowers!

North Fork Long Island New York Orchard Cove Sunflowers

Our invitation invited our guests to join us "on the lawn".

Outdoor Wedding Sunflowers Orchard Cove New York North Fork

Coliseum Catering specializes in Fourth of July BBQs, and we served huge ice cream sandwiches for dessert. They're Biggy Iggy and Chewie Louies! Ben and I discovered them in New Hampshire and have deemed them the most amazing ice cream cookies EVER. We also had a fabulous local "Newgrass" band, Astrograss.

Casual Long Island North Fork Fourth of July Wedding

Our wedding goal was to simplify..... I think we pulled it off!

Well, Hedda and Ben may have simplified, but I can't imagine a more beautiful wedding.

Amanda, a Connecticut and Vermont based photographer, traveled to Long Island to photograph Ben & Hedda's wedding.  Thanks Amanda for sharing their special memories with us.

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