“I have found the one whom my soul loves.” -Song of Solomon 3:4
The Seawane Country Club is a beautiful private golf club that resides in Hewlett, Long Island. It has beautiful grounds and just recently renovated the whole interior space. It was the perfect venue for Rachel and Max to hold their dream wedding.
Max and Rachel both started their wedding day getting ready in the locker rooms at Seawane Country Club. After getting into their classic black tuxes, Max and his groomsmen enjoyed a few games of poker (with the use of sugar packets instead of poker chips) while Rachel and her girls opted for photos in matching button down shirts. Rachel’s dress is a custom dress made by Vassa. It was absolutely breathtaking!
Before seeing each other for their first look, the two exchanged notes to one another – only Rachel surprised Max with a video message! The video was a personal declaration of love filled with pictures and music. Max was incredibly shocked and taken back by how perfect it was.
Rachel and Max had an intimate first look where they enjoyed each other privately for a few moments before their wedding day really began. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate all that much and we were only able to go outside for a short period of time – but we made the most and got some really great portraits during those moments!
After shooting couple portraits, we continued with bridal party photos and then family photos. It was after those portraits were done that the real fun and excitement began! Max and Rachel decided to do a traditional Jewish Tish and a Bedeken followed by their Ketubah signing. When Max was paraded down the hallway to his bride, the room was electric! Tears of happiness and joy were shed along with many laughs and kisses.
They concluded the formalities with a beautiful ceremony where both Rachel and Max read their own personal vows to one another. Such a touching moment to see the two of them so vulnerable in front of all their friends and families.
The remaining part of their wedding was filled with lots of dancing, lots of laughs, and lots of memories that we were so fortunate enough to capture. We can’t thank Rachel and Max enough for allowing us to be there on their wedding day at the Seawane Country Club!
Seawane Country Club Wedding Photos by Michael Justin Studios.