It was at another church, at another wedding, when Deanna and Andrew saw each other for the first time. He spotted her as she walked up the stairs of the church and walked over to help her when her dress got caught on her shoes. Deanna didn’t know this helpful stranger but she did take note of his kindness and was sure she would never forget his sweet smile.
They weren’t officially introduced until at the wedding after party when Deanna’s mother made sure that her daughter met the handsome young man who had so chivalrously came to her aid her at the beginning of the day. That he happened to be one of her cousin’s closest childhood friends endured him to Deanna (and her mother) even more.
A first date followed soon after and Deanna and Andrew forged a connection strong enough to overcome the struggle of regular trips between south Brooklyn and the Upper East Side (no easy task, as any New Yorker understands). When summer came Deanna decided to share with Andrew one of her favorite places in the world: Montauk. It soon became one of his favorite places as well.
So much so, that after Andrew proposed this past February in front of the restaurant where they had their first date, they decided that their wedding would be the perfect time to share their favorite place with all of the people that mean the most to them. They married in this summer in Montauk. Following the ceremony, they walked along the famed cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, thankful all the while for the wedding that brought them together (and the mother who made sure they got to know one another).
Bridal gown: Pnina Tornai | Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal in New York, New York | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair & Make Up: Sally Biondo of Natural Beauty Team | Groom's Tuxedo: Michael Andrews Bespoke | Floral Design: Flowers by Beth in Amagansett, New York | Invitations: Bella Figura | Accommodations: Ocean Vista Resort in Amagansett, New York | Ceremony Location: St. Therese of Lisieux Church in Montauk, New York | Jewelry & Rings: La Gravinese Jewelers in Pelham, NY | Reception venue: 360 East at Montauk Downs in Montauk, New York | Band: Around Town Entertainment | Cake: Rolling Pin Bakery