Browse Posts


Browse Posts



find me elsewhere:

Hi! I'm Karina. I love photographing weddings + special moments throughout the East Coast! I'm happily married to my best friend and I LOVE love. I'm overjoyed to share these beautiful love stories with you!

Hi, I'm Karina.

Rainy Romance: Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club Wedding

Love stories are often filled with unexpected twists and turns, just like the weather on Lauren and Adam’s wedding day at the stunning Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club in Long Island, New York. Despite the persistent rain, their special day was a remarkable display of love and the beauty that can emerge from unexpected circumstances. As their wedding photographer, I had the honor of capturing every joyous moment, showcasing the couple’s unwavering grace and the enchanting details that made their wedding truly unforgettable. Scroll on to see their beautiful day unfold:

The Wedding Morning in Bridgehampton:

Lauren began her wedding preparations surrounded by her closest friends and her adorable puppy, Sushi, at her family’s home. Despite the gloomy weather, the atmosphere inside was vibrant and filled with excitement. The bridesmaids radiated joy as they helped Lauren get ready, ensuring she looked every bit the radiant bride she was. Sushi added an extra touch of cuteness, bringing a sense of warmth and love to the room.

Adam, on the other hand, chose the elegant Topping Rose House as his getting-ready location. The luxurious hotel room provided a sophisticated backdrop for Adam and his groomsmen to prepare for the day’s festivities. 

As raindrops fell gently from the sky, Lauren and Adam embraced the weather and decided to have their first look by the pool at Topping Rose House. With anticipation building, Lauren stepped towards Adam, who turned around to embrace his bride. He had one of my favorite first look reactions! 

First Look at Topping Rose Wedding- Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club Long Island New York

Whimsy and Elegance:

Lauren’s choice of gown by Spina Bridal perfectly captured the whimsical spirit of their day. The delicate details and ethereal design added a touch of enchantment, making her look like a true fairy-tale bride. Adam complemented her beauty in a sharp navy tuxedo, exuding sophistication and charm. The bridesmaids, adorned in navy dresses, beautifully echoed the couple’s coastal theme. The colors tying the entire bridal party together with elegance and style. I mean, just look at them(!!)

Long Island NY Beach Wedding at Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club Wedding:

With rain persisting throughout the day, Lauren and Adam remained calm and collected, embracing the spontaneity that comes with a rainy wedding day. We ventured outside at the first sign of clear skies, armed with umbrellas and positive energy, and captured the most fun portraits on the beach of Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club. The raindrops dancing in the background added a touch of magic!

Floral Design:

Karen Lena, the talented floral designer, transformed the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club into a coastal haven. With breathtaking arrangements that captured the essence of the beach, the venue exuded an air of whimsy and romance. Soft hues of green and white mixed with tropical greenery evoked the tranquility of the ocean, infusing the space with a sense of serenity despite the weather’s unpredictability. Lauren and Adam’s beach floral accents served as a charming nod to their shared love for the coast.

Lauren and Adam’s wedding at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club was a testament to love’s ability to conquer all obstacles, even the unpredictable whims of nature. The rain served as a reminder that true beauty emerges from the most unexpected circumstances. Their calm and gracious demeanor throughout the day set the tone for an unforgettable celebration of love! As their photographer, I was privileged to capture the magic that unfolded. It was a perfect day and I loved celebrating with you! Congratulations Lauren & Adam!! 

Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Karina Mekel Photography

Videography: White Diamond Videography

Venue: Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club

Hair & Makeup: Taylor Rose Beauty

Florist: Karen Lenahan Designs

Dress Designer & Shop: Spina Bride, Liz Martinez Bridal

Hotel: Topping Rose House

Catering: Robbins Wolfe Eventeurs

See more wedding photos from this Spring Wedding At The Ryland Inn! Or contact me anytime to inquire about photography for your wedding!

Karina Mekel is a romantically whimsical NYC wedding photographer capturing special moments throughout the East Coast. Follow along with these timeless love stories on Instagram @karinamekel or get in touch with Karina here.





Let's get together, yeah-yeah-yeah...