Alena Antonovna Tsvirka, the daughter of Ina and Anton Tsvirka of Gorodeya, Minsk, Belarus, was married to Henry Charles Uihlein of Amagansett on Dec. 22 at the Montauk Community Church. The Rev. Bill Hoffman officiated, and a reception followed at Gurney’s Inn.
Mr. Uihlein owns Uihlein’s Marina in Montauk and is a former high school athletic director at the Shelter Island School. He attended the Montauk School, East Hampton High School, and the University of Tampa, and then earned a master’s degree in education from New York University. His parents, Charlotte and Henry Uihlein, are deceased.
The bride studied at the Belarusian State Economic University. She came to Montauk on a seasonal work visa. While walking by Mr. Uihlein’s marina, she heard two women speaking Russian and stopped to talk, then met her future husband.
For their wedding, which the bride described as “a perfect Christmas wedding,” she wore an ivory Casablanca dress and carried a bouquet of ivory roses and crystal-centered white stephanotis. Janeen DeFina of Montauk was her maid of honor. She was also attended by Bailey Thompson Somero of Montauk and her sister-in-law, Maryia Semianchova of Toronto. They wore black dresses and red shoes and carried bouquets of red roses and white stephanotis.
Mr. Uihlein’s best man was Thomas Dolan of Montauk and Oyster Bay. His groomsmen were his son by a previous marriage, Henry Christian Uihlein of Amagansett, and the bride’s brother, Victor Tsvirko of Toronto. Also at the wedding was the couple’s 1-year-old son, Alexander Charles Uihlein.
The reception included a performance by Mr. Dolan, an original song by Lenny DeFina of Montauk, and illusions by Joe Garsetti.
After a wedding trip to Miami and Key West, the couple are back at home in Amagansett.