The very first time we visited Montauk, we were blown away but the sheer beauty of it (the dramatic cliffs, the teal-colored water) and by the inherent quaintness of this beach town that happens to be the furthest point east on the whole of the eastern seaboard. The shops are quirky, the people are friendly and there is a laid-back, kick-off-your-shoes-and-relax vibe that hits you pretty much the moment you drive into town. The feeling is contagious; Montauk just makes you feel good. So, it’s not surprising that this place has long been a destination for families looking for some beach relaxation in the middle of summer. And it’s even less surprising that the feel-good vibes of Montauk just might also allow some summer romances to spark.
It was seven years ago when one of those sparks began something pretty special for Alia and Frank. His friend Mick introduced them, when they each happened to be on vacation at the same time. While they didn’t start dating until a few years later, they have always found some of their very best times together happened to take place in the beach town that brought them together in the first place.
After Frank proposed and they began planning their wedding, deciding where everything would take place was the easiest decision of all. They wanted their guests to experience the feeling they have when they ride into town on Rt. 27, smell that salt air and immediately feel every bone in their body relax.
And as Alia and Frank walked hand-in-hand by the famed Montauk Point Lighthouse just a few minutes after they had officially become husband and wife the sun shone on them in a way that seems to be very specific to this gorgeous place. It was as if the landscape was admiring it’s own work in being a place so magical that it inspires people to find the kind of love you want to hold onto forever.