Pavilion at Sunken Meadow Wedding: Beth & Mark

Beth and Mark, who got married at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow, met back in June of 2012 in Atlantic Beach. At the time, Beth was a television reporter in Albany, meaning her “weekends” were Wednesdays and Thursdays. One “weekend” she and her friend/bridesmaid, Talia, decided to head to Atlantic Beach where Talia’s fiance and Mark’s groomsman, John, was working. 

Coincidentally, John was helping Mark prep for his swim test to become a lifeguard the same day. He happened to show up at the same time as Beth and Talia, so he walked over to their car where noticed Beth in the passenger seat. He introduced himself and walked them to the beach. 

Mark had planned to go home after his swim but decided to stay on the beach with the girls. Thank goodness, because Beth and Mark had the chance to bond over their love for the water, allowing Mark to slip in the fact that he had a boat. Beth suggested they make plans to go fishing that summer, and the rest, as they say, is history. 

bride and groom kissing at sunset at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
bride and groom running through friends at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
bride and groom kissing under ceremonial arch at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

That is, of course, until the day Mark proposed. Beth and Mark had gone fishing for the first time that season. Mark took her out on his grandfather’s boat to look for some bluefish, something they did on one of their first dates! Eventually, Mark asked Beth to reel in the line so he could turn the boat. When she did, she noticed a black box attached. Mark unhooked the ring box from the line and got down on one knee. He asked Beth to marry him and then popped some champagne for the magical moment. 

bride and groom exchanging vows at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
bride and groom standing under arch at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
bride and groom on boardwalk at night with lights
bride and groom smiling at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

This couple was most looking forward to the fun everyone was going to have, and they most certainly did not disappoint. All their guests had such a fantastic time from the very beginning of the day to the very end. 

If Beth had to offer any advice to future brides, it would be as follows. “ Do what you want! It is your day, ensure it is everything you imagined. Mark and I were a team and truly took the time to listen to each other’s wants and needs and those things all came together to create the most perfect day. For example, he really wanted a dance floor. I didn’t think we needed it. But, because it was important to Mark we did it. In the end, I think the dance floor was worth every dollar spent! It was an amazing touch!” 

Congrats to the beautiful couple! Your wedding at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow was breathtaking! 

groom getting ready for his wedding day
groom getting ready at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
bridesmaids having fun
bride and father walking down the aisle
bride and groom holding each other at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow
bride heading to first look
bride and groom walking along the beach
bride and groom smiling at Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

Venue: Pavilion at Sunken Meadow

Cake: Benkert’s Bakery 

Florist: Flowers by Burton 

Transportation: First Student 

Music: Larger Than Life Entertainment 

Gown Boutique: Kleinfeld 

Gown Designer: Watters Wtoo 

Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew 

Groom’s Suit: Michael Kors

Makeup: Kelly Florio 

Hair: Betty Mueller

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