The Wedding of ...
Lianna Vivolo & Joshua Lenhart
Ceremony & Reception: Harbor Club at Prime, 631.271.5600, www.harborclubatprime.com
Gown: Hayley Paige
Bridesmaids: Hayley Paige
Tux: Esquire Tuxedos
Photographer: Photo by Basia
Cinematographer: Kiss the Bride Films
Makeup & Hair: Victoria Elizabeth Official
Florist: Black Dahlia
Cake: Fanny Cakes
DJ: DanceJock Productions
Musician: Paris Ray
Officiant: Deacon John
Josh and I met when I was living in Vermont. He invited me over for a home-cooked meal, and after an amazing duck dinner we spent hours talking as if we had been friends for years. I knew by the end of that night I would marry him, and 16 months later Josh asked me to be his wife. He proposed on my favorite holiday, Christmas, by wrapping box after box inside each other. In the last box there was a note prompting me to turn around. I turned to find Josh on his knee, with tears in his eyes, asking me to marry him. It was one of the best moments of our lives and we’ll cherish the memory of that day always.
We felt the venue was one of the most important decisions to make our wedding day as spectacular as my dreams as a little girl. Harbor Club at Prime, set on the beautiful Huntington Harbor, is a dazzling setting for a wedding. Michael Huxtable, the director of sales, welcomed us with enthusiasm to help in any way he could. We signed our contract and he was so involved in making our wishes come true. He was so prompt in his communication, even on days off he answered all of our questions. We felt we were getting superior treatment.
Our ceremony was very sentimental. It was held at Church of Saint Joseph in Kings Park, where I was baptized. We asked my mother, a choir member, to choose the music and our Deacon took the time to get to know Josh and me to make our ceremony as personal as possible. Our siblings, my brother and his sister, stood by our sides, and we felt surrounded by those we love.
They are known for their incredible cocktail hour and Harbor Club surpassed our expectations. Our guests could enjoy the outdoor space and the gorgeous sunset which made for magnificent photo opportunities. We chose a variety of hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, a pasta and risotto bar, farm-to-table meats, and our guests loved the sushi bar with a chef preparing fresh selections in front of them! A talented friend performed her music and added a personal touch to the romantic ambiance.
Our hope was that people would walk into our reception and feel a timeless elegance. Our florist helped make our vision come true with show-stopping centerpieces that were large balls of white hydrangeas and roses with greenery set on tall vases with tasteful cascading crystals, surrounded by vases of different heights filled with floating candles. Harbor Club has custom lighting options and we chose blue uplighting which reflected beautifully off the white flowers and crystals. We chose grey linens and we loved the modern chairs they offered.
Josh and I consider ourselves foodies, so the exceptional food at Harbor Club was key to us. After a duet appetizer of prime salad and braised short rib, each table was presented with a special intermediate course, two dry-aged 40 oz tomahawk ribeye steaks served tableside, family style. It was a huge hit among our guests, who then had a choice of Chilean sea bass, Scottish salmon, roasted chicken, filet mignon, or eggplant parmesan for their entrée. For dessert, Harbor Club made us a custom coconut and vanilla bean wedding cake, accompanied by fresh berries and cream, and we had mini churros, fried Oreos, milk shakes, and more as passed desserts!
Entertainment was another big aspect for us. We wanted a variety of music for every taste. Our incredibly talented DJ and MC were amazing at keeping everyone dancing all night, and the percussionist, electric violinist, and saxophone player were truly a highlight of the evening.
We want to express our deep gratitude to Harbor Club at Prime and all our vendors who worked together seamlessly to make our wedding perfect. Working with Michael and the entire Harbor Club team was easier than we could’ve imagined. We thank them for ensuring everything went smoothly and for earning our full confidence. Our photographer, videographer, hair and makeup artists, and our transportation company all deserve recognition for making our wedding day a complete success. Thank you to our family and friends for being there to celebrate with us. We wish we could relive it over and over!
Harbor Club at Prime
Huntington, NY 631.271.5600,