This Couple’s First Look on the Water Will Melt Your Heart

It doesn’t get more romantic than a quiet lakeside moment in the Hudson Valley.

Perfect for smaller, more intimate ceremonies, it doesn’t get more romantic than a quiet lakeside moment in the Hudson Valley.

Westchester wedding first look
Photo by bashful captures

Sabina & Michael

July 28, 2018 |  Arrow Park, Monroe

When Michael’s sister saw Sabina in the Beautiful People issue of Westchester Magazine in 2011, she saw a fit for her brother. She contacted the editors of our magazine to ask if she could put the two in touch. The rest, they say, is history, and Michael and Sabina were married on July 28, 2018.

The couple decided to get out on the water for their first look. Says Sabina,“We did first-look photos before the ceremony, forgoing superstition, and, in retrospect, bad luck could have really kicked in at that moment! We figured there was a 50-50 chance of capsizing when stepping into an old, creaky rowboat before the ceremony, but we decided to let fate take it from there.

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“The scene where Sebastian sings ‘Kiss the Girl’ in The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite Disney moments as a kid, and this first picture reminds me of it. Others have compared it to The Notebook. To capture it, we brushed a few spiders off the folded tablecloth the wedding planner had placed in the boat for us to sit on, crossed our fingers that it would be successful, and went with it. It was totally worth it to live a version of a Disney scene on our wedding day.”

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