Long Beach Wedding
On the south shore of long Island, your Long Beach wedding can be anything you want. The sounds of the ocean, picturesque views of the Atlantic and awesome sunsets, Long Beach is the place to get married! With numerous venues and beach areas, you have plenty of places to make your wedding day special and unique. Some of our favorite Long Beach area venues include the Allegria Hotel, The Ocean Club, the Bridgeport Yacht Club and The Sands Resort.
Long Beach Wedding
Danish and Tina created a cultural mix of traditions for their Long Beach wedding. They had a part at Danish’s parents’ home two nights before their wedding to honor his Pakistani roots. Since Tina’s family was unfamiliar with the attire, Danish’s mother ordered several outfits for Tina and some of her bridesmaids.
Several of Danish’s family members performed at the party. Danish was raised amongst a small family so he and his brother consider most of their cousins to be as close as siblings.
Danish’s brother, Zain, is a talented singer and songwriter. As a surprise to Tina and Danish he wrote a song for them and performed it at their party while Danish’s father accompanied him.
One of Tina’s grandmothers had a large collection of costume jewelry that she and her sisters inherited. Tina poured out the contents of a ziploc bag filled with it as she got dressed on her wedding day so she and her sisters could decide which pieces looked best.
She ended up choosing a simple, draped necklace and a pearl ring that had similarly sized pearls.
Danish and his groomsmen got ready in the home he and Tina bought. They love their little bungalow in Long Beach so much, so it was a natural starting place for their Long Beach wedding photos.
Tina got ready at her sister’s home but wanted to stop at their house after the guys left so she could say hi to Crow, their cat.
Though so much of the landscape has changed in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Tina and Danish still love Long Beach and can’t wait to get their home rebuilt so they can move back into it. They were adamant their first look and wedding portraits would be located near their Long Beach home. Tina mentioned this was one of her favorite photos, solely because of the creepy little boy on the jetty.
While we walked back up to the road to meet the rest of the bridal party, a couple in a beach house flagged us down and asked if we wanted a break from the summer heat that was already well above 100 degrees. They invited Tina and Danish into their air-conditioned home for a little break and popped open a bottle of champagne to celebrate, even offering up their home for some portraits.
This is why living in Long Beach and having Long Beach wedding photos is so important to Danish and Tina. They love the people and culture of the area.
We also photographed their family portraits on the beach. You never quite know who you’re going to run into on a warm, sunny Saturday, and this girl was thrilled to see some Italians getting married. Danish asked for his cousins to join in with their family photos.
It’s hard work finding a location on Long Island that allows a ceremony on the sand and an outdoor reception, but Tina managed to find a place on Tobay Beach that allowed for both options.
They made a date night weeks before the wedding to draw every guest’s name in the sand
Family is very important to both Danish and Tina, so they had a pretty large guest list to accommodate. Luckily, both their families are always ready for a huge party and they had a crazy dance floor going the whole night.