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wellwed, we have a thing for diy projects. re-purpose, restyle and reuse is a here motto we encourage—and a credo we ourselves wear proudly. the slow pace and organic purity of wintertime offer the perfect opportunity to take on fun diy projects and paint unique vintage treasures in a new light. dotted throughout “color palette” pages [101 - 138] you’ll find homespun diy creations you can use to put your own spin on your celebration and plan your wedding from the heart. ideas and inspiration abound in “style file” pages [141 - 161] where we’ve collected some of the best in weddings from seasons past. as the temperature drops this season, the night air becomes rich with the glitter of falling snow, and snowmen dot the yards of neighbors, we invite fall and winter couples to embrace a sense of vintage glamour that has withstood the test of time, romantic, all encompassing and grand—much like true love.



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as the weather turns, fur stoles and silk scarves re-emerge from closets and dresser drawers, evoking the accessories worn by the silver screen sirens of yesteryear. ruffles and lace adorn jackets and sweaters—impractical, pretty, and utterly sweet. wool coats and suede gloves prove that classic is forever. the brilliant colors of autumn set the tone for monochromatic shades, embellished with sumptuous splashes of color, and winter’s blanket of white acts as a veritable blank canvas for playful, animated hues. “cold spell ,” page [73] our special gown and design feature, tells a similar story, of chilly winter winds, warmed up with hints of color and old hollywood glamour brought to the shores of the hamptons. long winters are an invitation to play with the accessories of the season—scarves, hats, and mittens can be adorned with lace, ruffles, tulle, or whatever you fancy. flourishing imaginations bring about tables adorned with wool scarves page [75] or hand-knit hats embellished with crocheted flowers page [99].

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>> like the happy couples featured in our magazine, we too are lucky enough to work with some of the top wedding professionals from the east end. listed here are those who lent their time & talent to help create this issue. barrie f isher,

of Barrie Fisher Photographers, creates images of incomparable artistry, a testament to her incomparable talent & skill []. bryan yager, of BELTRAMI STUDIOS, creates chic & artful images that perfectly capture the essence of romance []. candace jef fery, of candace jeffery Photography, has the uncanny ability to capture the essential magic & romance of any couple’s personal love story []. claudia hanlin, of the Wedding Library, is a master at wedding coordination & helping couples achieve the kinds of weddings dreams are made of []. cynthea hausman, of Cynthea’s Spa, is extraordinarily talented at helping brides feel their most beautiful with well-applied, tasteful make-up that enhances the natural beauty of any bride []. daria bishop, of Daria Bishop Photographers, channels her genuine passion for life, love & photography into stunning, joyful images that demonstrate her exceptional skills as a photographer []. deborah nadel, of Deborah Nadel Design, brings an undeniable flourish of grace & professionalism to any wedding invitation or stationery & spares no artistic detail in helping to personalize a couple’s special day []. diane radigan helps bring to life the historic splendor of BRECKNOCK HALL []. FAT CAT PAPERIE specializes in beautiful custom paper products that give any wedding a unique, creative spin []. HAMPTONS BARKEEP is your one-stop shop for classic bartending & world-class mixologists in the hamptons []. jessica robinson, of Jcf Events, harmoniously blends ethereal floral design with event design to an awe-inspiring effect []. karen lenahan is one of the region’s most talented floral designers, always providing brides with floral designs that far exceed their expectations []. karyn michael, of Karyn Michael Events, uses her artful eye & impeccable design sense to craft the chicest celebrations []. kim & jon solomito of Kim Jon Designs are a fantastic husband & wife team, devoted to creating the best possible floral designs for the brides of the hamptons & beyond []. for extravagant & inspired party design, we look no further than laura thorne at Party Rental Ltd., who has proven time & again that she knows how to throw an excellent party []. no one knows wedding logistics quite as well as maria paladino of Paladin Events, who uses her event planning skills to coordinate brilliant & beautiful nuptial soirees []. trish desranleau & salon cruz are well adept at providing brides with hairstyles that complement their overall look & bridal aesthetic []. trent bailey wows with incredible inspiration shoots & an unparalleled sense of beauty & design [].

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TANYA MALOTT PHOTOGRAPHER: Tanya Malott studied Parisian architecture and photographed fashion models—she certainly didn’t intend to be a wedding photographer. But more than twenty years ago, a bride in the fashion business received Tanya’s photography services as a wedding gift—and Tanya discovered a new passion. Today, she’s one of the most renowned, successful, and experienced photographers in the business. Coming from an era where photography was a male-driven field, Tanya believes that women have permanently changed the look of wedding photography.

Inspired by everything around her, including writing, travel, art, nature, fashion, and friendships, Tanya is bursting with passion for her work. Her years of expertise give her insight into the industry, and she reminds us that the most expensive photographers earn their price tag and reputation the hard way: They can’t afford to make mistakes, so they don’t. Having worked with small and large weddings and every range of budget, Tanya advises brides: “Know what you want, or you will likely be disappointed with what you get.”

>> With its stylish interiors & breathtaking grounds, Hotel Indigo is the quintessential wedding venue. intimate atmosphere: Showcasing all of the East End’s best qualities, Hotel Indigo East End is one of the region’s leading resources for wedding celebrations. With the intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel, coupled with the amenities of a full-scale resort, the property is the ideal place to make memories that will last a lifetime.

accommodations: Each of the property’s warm and inviting rooms is designed with stunning contemporary furnishings and unique murals to add a splash of distinctive flair. Embodying all of the East End’s carefree qualities, every room is fully outfitted with a flat screen television, spa-style bath, and coffee and tea service. Additionally, the property also offers a limited number of sumptuous suites, as well as poolside rooms with private terraces. property perks: On-site restaurant + pool + gazebo + excursion organization/planning + beach access.

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>> unsure which wedding customs to uphold? we turned to “wediquette” expert anna post for the “something old & something new” of wedding day traditions. for more , visit anna @ number one

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Traditionally, “something old” represents the bride’s family history; “something new” shows optimism for her new life; “something borrowed” represents good karma from a happily married family member; and “something blue” recalls the pre-Victorian fashion for blue as the preferred dress color, symbolizing purity. As for the sixpence, which symbolizes prosperity and good fortune, it was decimalized in 1970. Replicas can be found for sale on the internet, but given inflation you might consider a good old American quarter instead.

For years, showering the couple with rice was a symbol of good luck, but it turns out that rice is harmful to birds. A switch to birdseed had groundskeepers up in arms dealing with unwanted weeds in flower beds, and rose petals quickly become slippery and are hard to clean up. Today, clever brides arrange for streamers, flags, or bubbles and wands as cheering alternatives that don’t harm or create a mess.


“something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a silver sixpence in her shoe…” custom says

a bride should have these items on her person on her wedding day. then there are all those tossing traditions—rice, the garter & the bouquet...

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gives modern-day brides the scoop on old traditions.

This pre-marriage consultation with your future in-laws was the de rigueur first step of the marriage process in the days when the focus of a marriage had more to do with property than love. While today’s woman makes her own decisions about marriage, it is still a courtesy for the prospective groom to talk to both of her parents about his intent to marry.


Christian custom decreed that a groom not see his bride until she walked down the aisle. In Jewish tradition, a groom places his bride’s veil over her face before the ceremony—a reference to the story of Jacob, who mistakenly married the veiled Leah instead of her sister Rachel. Today, many couples arrange a photo-op before the ceremony to capture that “first look” moment when the groom sees his beautiful bride for the first time.

number five GARTER TOSS:

This tradition harkens back to the day when wedding guests would tear off pieces of a bride’s clothing as a souvenir. Though it’s been reduced to an ornamental garter in these modern times, the tradition of a groom removing his bride’s garter and tossing it to the singleton males is losing its appeal. If it’s on your wedding program, keep it in good taste.

number six BOUQUET TOSS:

The girl who catches the bouquet is destined to marry next, which can have more women running away than hoping to catch it. Still, this remains a “must do” for most brides. Nowadays, instead of tossing the whole bouquet, a mini or breakaway “tossing bouquet” is a clever substitute. Alternatively, leaving the whole “next to be married” scenario behind, the bride may present her bouquet to her mother, sister, or maid of honor.

whatever traditions you include—be sure each one means something to you & you’re not just fulfilling them for tradition’s sake.

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met when they ended up on the Britt Crow and Thad Miller first both had a blast playing, the team same public softball league. Though “It was the kind that always loses wasn’t very good. As Britt explains, celebrate.” During one particularly but goes out for drinks afterward to found themselves in the outfield slow-moving game, Britt and Thad long before Britt had invited Thad together, chatting away. It wasn’t to become their first date. Little to join her on a hike, which was soon date would end up lasting almost did she know, however, that this first hike, then lunch, then we decided 20 hours! “It started with a 10 mile festival and dinner that same film a for later up meet to go home and happened to be a surprise party night and, to top it all off, there just night,” says Britt. The long date for Thad at his own house that same needed to know they had found was all the assurance the couple something very real. for several months while Britt Britt and Thad dated long distance and Thad worked on his PhD pursued a master’s degree at Harvard Though they lived far apart, at Arizona State University in Phoenix. each other, visiting about every the couple made plenty of time for together. It was on one of these two weeks and going on lots of trips they take a short stroll through trips, to Paris, that Thad suggested Posed in the park, Britt was plantée. a park known as Promenade when Thad took the opportunity outstretching her arm to take a photo an exquisite vintage ring, dating to reach into his pocket and pull out European cut round diamond in back to 1910 and made up of a and sapphires. “He even platinum surrounded by a bed of diamonds seemed unfair, so I got down got down on one knee, which I thought all-important question, church too,” says Britt. Just as he asked the began to gently fall, creating a bells rang behind the couple and rain will ever forget. romantic and memorable scene neither


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owned a home in Southampton, For many years, Thad’s family had visitors over the course of their and he and Britt had been frequent wedding planning process, the relationship. Once they began the North Fork and explore some of couple decided to take a drive to the they fell in love, once more - this the region’s venues. It was then that Fork. “It has such a country feel time, with the beauty of the North and grape fields are mixed in to it. The way the barns, farm stands, just so unexpected,” says Britt. is with the quaint towns and beaches - a venue they felt had an earthy, They chose Martha Clara Vineyards laid-back feel.



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>> JUST THE TICKET! STEP RIGHT UP, TAKE A CHANCE & DISCOVER A FESTIVE WORLD OF WEDDING INSPIRATION & DELIGHTS. amidst candy apples, cotton candy martinis, vintage carnival games & the east end’s most celebrated wedding talent, it’s safe to say that guests at the 2011 hamptons’ wedding affair were privy to a boutique bridal event like no other.


event recap THE 2011 WEDDING AFFAIR

proving that wedding planning can be as footloose & fancy-free as a day at the fair, couples mingled with the region’s best wedding talent, attended captivating seminars on menu planning, budgeting & wedding etiquette & sampled complimentary sweets & treats. what’s more, proceeds from the event’s silent auction benefited the make a wish foundation & each bride received a fabulous luxury gift box after being pampered with a complimentary facial & pedicure. a fashion show featuring the latest trends in stunning couture gowns concluded the event, conducted atop a whimsical runway bursting with vintage carnival decor!

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the venue: the legendary glamour of the hamptons comes to life at this stately mansion. classic stone architecture & pristine lawns are the perfect complement to any wedding or event.

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[sugar sugar cakes] guests nibbled scrumptious samples, like these adorable cake-pops, as they perused the event.

cynthia battaglia wowed guests with deluxe candy apples.

clockwise from top left: the elegant script on this suite paperie invitation sets the * mood for a festive celebration; lovely blooms from karen lenahan designs make a sophisti-


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[acqualina resort & spa] spotlight

>> radiant sunshine & seaside luxury come together to make acqualina a stunning wedding destination. property perks: Built in 2006, the Acqualina Resort & Spa not only boasts a multitude of venue options, but also a stateof-the-art fitness center and two-story spa by ESPA, equipped with saunas, steam rooms, relaxation lounges, and outdoor spa pools—all designed to help the future bride and groom relax in preparation for the big day. To further pamper the lucky couple, Acqualina provides one of the resort’s one-bedroom oceanfront suites with a grand private terrace free of charge with a wedding of 50 or more guests. For more adventurous guests and couples, the resort offers some of Sunny Isles Beach’s outdoor attractions, including water sports, boating, fishing, and tennis.


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modern tranquility: For couples in search of a wedding location that offers guests the epitome of destination wedding perfection, the Acqualina Resort & Spa promises the answer to their quest. This Florida location creates events that are both memorable for their beauty, and relaxing for the bride and groom, as well as their guests. reception options: Couples can choose from several different venues for their special celebration. The rolling front lawn center boasts stunning ocean views, and is the ideal setting for a 200-person reception, while the larger great lawn is a suitably impressive spot for a 120-guest seated dinner. Both sites, as well as the front lawn north, provide strikingly elegant outdoor options for wedding celebrations—whether they’re intimate ceremonies or formal receptions. The Mediterranean room’s adjoining, wrap-around oceanfront terrace blends the ease and formality of an indoor reception with the ambiance of the beach front location. More unconventional couples can set up cabana serving stations around Acqualina’s recreational pool for a relaxed, poolside reception.

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christine & dan murphy first approached maria in december 2009 to help plan their september 2010 celebration. christine, who came from an architectural background, presented maria with a complete, artistically rendered vision for their wedding.

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christine & dan came to maria with a color scheme of luscious pinks & purples in mind for their wedding. maria brought their vision to life with bold florals & an eye-catching sweets bar.



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*the couple wanted to keep their nuptials casual & rustic, so maria crafted a country-style wonderland that was as elegant & sophisticated as it was intimate & homespun.“the couple wanted a very backyard feel to their wedding, complete with picnic tables, galvanized floral tins & mason jar tea-lights,” maria says.


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paladin events: maria has extensive experience planning all kinds of events—from quaint dinners to posh soirees. she has worked with & developed solid partnerships with celebrity caterers, renowned photographers, award-winning floral designers & a plethora of quality, perfection-driven event professionals. whether she’s planning an event involving the mayor of new york city, or coordinating a wedding in the hamptons, maria never fails to keep her poise & produce delightful events.

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festive noise-makers, displayed in a rustic metal pail, kick-start the celebration.


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Allison+ Kyle “Montauk is such a special place for us; there was no question we would get married there,” Allison says. The couple had not only met & fallen in love in Montauk, but also continue to vacation there, never tiring of its charm. montauk, ny

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before the ring.

Allison MacCullough and Kyle O’Neill first met on a rainy June evening at Allison’s favorite summer bar in the Hamptons. The two were hanging out with their friends, but it didn’t take long for Kyle to notice Allison. It took a couple of attempts for Kyle to catch Allison’s attention, but once he did, it was clear the two had a strong connection.

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allison & kyle’s favorite moment of their wedding day came when they stepped away from the party. “kyle looked at me & said, ‘i never thought it would be this much fun!’”

the proposal. Kyle suggested a late summer party, and the couple



immediately began calling friends to join them at their home in Montauk. During the meal, with a little help from his brother, Kyle slipped off to build a bonfire and hide a bottle of champagne in the nearby sand dunes. When Kyle returned to the house, he invited everyone down to the beach to enjoy the surf and firelight, but only Allison accepted. “I found out later that Kyle had told the guys of his new plan, so they knew better than to join us,” Allison explains. On the beach, Kyle professed his love for Allison and dropped to one knee, asking her to be his wife. To this day, Kyle swears that she “grabbed the ring and did a back flip in the sand.”

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we would get married there,” Allison says. The couple had not only met and fallen in love in Montauk, but also continue to vacation there, never tiring of its charm. Allison drew on this affinity for Montauk while planning her big day, focusing on colors and themes prevalent in the area. The couple selected a palette of navy, green, and coral because the colors best accentuated the natural beauty of Montauk. “We felt that using the colors of our surroundings would make it feel like the entire town was decorated for us,” explains Allison.

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Lela & Joseph

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Lela says, “I remember walking down the aisle as if I was floating, I was so happy to be marrying my best friend. I’ll never forget it!” the proposal. In keeping with their love for surfing, Lela and Joseph always chose beach destinations when they planned getaways together. It was on one of these escapes to Maui that Joseph asked Lela to be his wife. The two had spent the evening on a romantic dinner cruise before going for a walk along on the beach, pausing when they found a spot to enjoy the endless horizon. It was at that moment Joseph leaned in towards Lela and whispered how much he loved her, as he slowly dropped to one knee. the venue. For both Lela and Joseph, choosing a wedding destination was simple. It had to be the beach. “We had so much history that involved spending time on the beach—it was where we met, where we fell in love, and where I said yes! It only made sense for our wedding to continue with our life’s theme,” says Lela. The Allegria Hotel on Long Island opened the same year as their engagement, and they both adored its chic, modern design with a beach twist and its location overlooking the sandy shores. It would have been hard to find a more perfect place to celebrate their marriage, symbolically or location-wise. As Lela says, “It was like it was meant to be!” After settling on their venue, the couple embarked on planning for a surf-themed wedding.

before the ring. It was five years ago, while surfing the tumultuous

waves of Long Island, that Lela Cerff and Joseph Liso caught their first glimpses of each other. Lela was new to the surfing world. “I was just starting out, and Joseph was the veteran,” Lela remembers. During that first summer, they spent most of their time with each other as Joseph taught Lela how to surf. And it wasn’t long before their relationship evolved into something much deeper. “We fell in love rather quickly and were inseparable from the start,” says Lela. By the time summer came to an end, they both knew they were meant to spend the rest of their lives together.

the design. For the wedding day, it seemed only fitting that Lela and Joseph’s surfboards were displayed along a table containing guests’ place cards. Custom lighting in shades of pink illuminated the entire room with a rosy glow. “The lighting gave such a warm feeling to the event, and also gave it the modern feel we were looking for,” says the bride. Lela carried the pink color palette throughout, using the same warm tones for her custom-made, blushing pink dinner menus, which lent a splash of elegance to the place settings. The bridesmaids wore pale yellow chiffon gowns, complemented by vibrant bouquets bursting with pale pink and yellow blooms.

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Carolyn + Dave The couple quickly chose September 18th for the big day. “We especially love autumn in the Hamptons, when the chaos of the summer dies down & the leaves begin to change,” says Carolyn.

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before the ring.

One of the couple’s favorite early dates started with a delicious brunch at the Boat House in Central Park. After eating, they wandered through the weaving paths of the park, stumbling upon a wedding taking place in the Ladies Pavilion. They were both charmed—and both secretly thinking that one day they might be exchanging their own vows. The moment left such a fond impression on the two that Dave knew he had to recreate it when he asked Carolyn to be his wife. Months later, recruiting the help of his sister and her husband, they set out to decorate the Ladies Pavilion with roses and champagne. Dave once again took an unsuspecting Carolyn to brunch at the Boat House. After the meal, the couple made their way through the Park until they reached “their” pavilion. Seeing the beautiful decorations, Carolyn remarked, “Oh, Dave, someone must be getting married,” just as Dave dropped to one knee before her.

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Combining their favorite escape from Manhattan & the appeal of a mini-destination wedding, the couple settled on Gansett Green Manor as the site for their lively reception.

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the ceremony. Carolyn, being a bit traditional, was initially opposed

to the idea of taking wedding pictures before the ceremony. However, for timing purposes, it just made more sense, and it turned out to be one of her favorite parts about the day. “I was so emotional leading up to the ceremony, it was calming to see Dave before the wedding,” she says. It was also nice for the two to spend some quality time with their families before all of the commotion began. Despite seeing each other before the ceremony, Carolyn’s walk down the aisle was no less meaningful, and she couldn’t help but shed tears the whole way. Carolyn carried the same beautifully embroidered handkerchief her mother had carried on her own wedding day. “I was so reassured knowing that we had this connection as I was walking down the aisle,” she says.

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the reception. Combining their favorite escape from Manhattan and the appeal of a mini-destination wedding, the couple settled on Gansett Green Manor as the site for their lively reception. At which, Dave surprised their guests by playing drums for a three-song reunion with his old high-school band. They’d been secretly practicing for months, and their performance brought the house down. Yet, perhaps the most beautiful moment was Dave’s toast. “You opened my heart, and for that it is yours forever,” he said to his new bride, leaving not a single dry eye in the house.

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Jessica& Anthony

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“Anthony wore my late grandfather’s cuff links; I wore my mother’s ring,” Jessica says. “On my bouquet, I pinned an antique bird of happiness that I’d bought while traveling with my dad.” the proposal. A year and a half later, on the first day of spring, the

couple went for a ride on Anthony’s Harley across the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo and walked down to the park. On this warm, beautiful day, the pair strolled hand-in-hand, pausing by the playground and sitting on the benches to bask in the sun. Unbeknownst to Jessica, Anthony had plans that would ensure he and Jessica remembered this simple walk through the park for the rest of their lives. While walking, Anthony suddenly let go of Jessica’s hand. To her surprise, he got down on one knee and pulled out the most spectacular diamond ring she had ever seen. In the middle of the bustling park, surrounded by newly blooming flowers, Anthony asked Jessica to be his wife.

before the ring. Jessica Graves and Anthony Bianco first locked eyes while playing on opposing teams in a dodgeball match in Little Italy, New York. Whether it was love at first sight or just the intensity of the game, they made quite an impression on each other. They had their second encounter just a few weeks later at the gym, where Anthony hung around just long enough to ask Jessica out on a date. The pair went for dinner in the South Street Seaport, followed by a sunset cruise around the Statue of Liberty. Despite the conventional nature of their date, it was then that both Jessica and Anthony began to fall in love. “The day was totally cheesy and absolutely romantic,” Jessica says. featured wedding professionals floral design: Karen Lenahan Designs [ / Page 72] Photography: Allan Zepeda [] reception site: sole east [ / Page 23] additional contacts: accommodations: Beachcomber / cake: Cakes by Mona / coordination: DM Events / entertainment: DJ Keith & Encore Music / event rentals & linens: Classic Party Rentals / favors: Montauk Salt Water Taffy & Wat-aah! / gown: Anne Barge / hair & makeup: Erika Franco / tuxedo: J.Lindeberg / wedding officiant: Joanna Fernandes

the celebration. Sixty-five of the couple’s closest friends and family witnessed these two best friends exchange vows, which Jessica says was one of her favorite moments of the day. However, this touching moment couldn’t prepare anyone for the energy-filled reception that would follow. As testament to the exuberant personalities of the bride and groom, the dance floor was full the entire evening. What’s more, Jessica and Anthony, in honor of that memorable game of dodgeball, decided to once again exhibit their competitive sides by holding a dance-off, which ended up being one of their favorite moments of the wedding. All the guests were on their feet for most of the night, especially the newlyweds. “I’m so happy we ditched the Sinatra song and choreographed dance we’d originally planned for our first dance,” Jessica says. “Instead we went with ‘Bad Things’ by Jace Everett, and we just freestyled.” This switch-up added an extra flair that boosted the adrenaline levels of all the guests, so they could keep up with the excited newlyweds. Dancing the night away on the East End, Jessica and Anthony could not have chosen a better way to celebrate their beginning.


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Kat + Aaron

they kept the focus on fun rather than formalities. “We saw our wedding as an opportunity to gather our friends & family from across the country to start our new life together laughing, dancing, smiling & celebrating,” says Aaron.

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the proposal.

One December night, Kat and Aaron were walking along the beach admiring the Montauk Lighthouse, strung with twinkling Christmas lights. Kat called Aaron “boyfriend,” a nickname she’d given him over the course of their relationship. Aaron began to tease her, saying, “I like that you call me boyfriend, but I’d prefer that you call me husband,” before getting down on one knee and asking Kat to marry him. On their drive back from East Hampton, they decided to enjoy that evening together and share their big news the next day. However, as they were finishing dinner at Indian Wells Tavern, one of Kat’s best friends and future maid of honor, Caitlin, spotted Kat and her new ring. She ran around the bar, signaling the bartender to send over champagne, and shared Kat’s news with all the diners. “She was the perfect first person to find out about our engagement,” says Kat.

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Walking down the aisle at Old Whalers Church, Kat carried an elegant bouquet of succulents & craspedia. Her bridesmaids later planted the succulents in the gardens at their homes, as a reminder of the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s day.

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wedding weekend. Sag Harbor was the natural choice for the location of their wedding. It was where Kat had spent her entire life, where the couple met and worked, and where many of their family members reside. It was perfect. Their wedding weekend kicked off with a beach party for all of their guests. Missing from the weekend was Katâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brother, who passed away in 2003. To pay tribute to his memory and his musical talents as a drummer, a friend surprised the couple by arranging for a drum circle to perform around the bonfire. the reception. After the ceremony, Kat and Aaron walked through the village of Sag Harbor, stopping at all of their favorite spots: the Paradise Cafe, where they shared their first drink, the Sag Harbor Movie Theater with its iconic neon sign, and the American Hotel where Kat worked for a summer, before finally arriving at B. Smiths on the Wharf for their reception. The couple danced the night away to their favorite songs courtesy of a local band, surrounded by their closest friends and families.

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Twah & Tim

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“We wanted a rustic & rural setting for our wedding with a mix of city glamour & elegance,” explains Twah. the destination. Twah and Tim knew that they wanted a destination wedding to create a mini-vacation for all of their guests to celebrate. After considering everywhere from Nantucket to France, the couple decided the North Fork offered the perfect blend of country atmosphere and city chic. “We wanted a rustic and rural setting with a mix of city glamour & elegance,” explains Twah. The North Fork was far enough away to feel like a destination, but still close enough that Twah could be actively involved with the planning. the ceremony. The bride and groom used music as an opportunity to customize their wedding to fit their personalities. Instead of walking down the aisle to the traditional wedding march, Twah floated towards her husband to the tune of Michael Buble’s “Everything.” The bridal party strutted down the aisle to Led Zeppelin, while INXS’ “Beautiful Girls” accompanied both mothers. After the vows, the newlyweds exited to Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Starting Something.” It was important to Twah and Tim that they start the celebration off on the right note—one of fun and relaxed elegance.

before the ring. Tim knew that Twah’s relationship with her father—

the design. Creating a celebration of rustic elegance required the use of an eclectic group of elements—“crystal chandeliers mixed with burlap details, velvet chairs with metal lanterns,” explains Twah, who chose a chic palette of grays, burlaps, and soft peaches. Each bridesmaid chose her own dress in a shade of grey and a pair of brightly colored shoes, adding a high fashion ambiance to the country setting. In order to take full advantage of their beautifully attired guests, Twah and Tim ditched the traditional guest book and opted instead for a photo booth. Twah took picture frames, a framed slate board, and her own velvet armchair out onto the lawn, where guests could write phrases on a mirror and take photos for the couple to remember their special day.

whose health was failing and for whom Twah spent endless hours caring for—was extremely valuable to her. Although he knew that there would never be a "perfect" moment to propose—Tim was able to whisk Twah away for a relaxing weekend on Nantucket, under the guise of taking a break from her worries. On their first evening, after dinner and a romantic late-night stroll, Tim asked Twah to join him on the picturesque garden veranda. It was there, under a clear, starry sky, that Tim asked Twah to be his wife.

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jenny + Steve

For Jenny & Steve, Amagansett conjured up feelings of peace & tranquility, fond memories of summers spent there as a couple, as well as providing inspiration for their nautical wedding palette of white & gold. the proposal. Jenny and Steve had the happy circumstance of a rich shared history, and as a result made many wonderful memories together over the years. In August of 2009, Steve drew upon the essence of what made his and Jenny’s love so unique—their shared fond experiences. In a grand romantic gesture, Steve crafted an elaborate scrapbook that chronicled his and Jenny’s relationship and presented it to her at their New York City apartment as he took the ultimate plunge and asked Jenny to be his wife. After Jenny enthusiastically accepted, the betrothed pair headed out to dinner, where Jenny discovered that Steve had flown in both her and Steve’s parents—from Florida and Virginia, respectively—to share the joyful moment.

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the ceremony. Both Jenny and Steve are incredibly close to their families, so they felt strongly about honoring their parents’ religious traditions with a classic Catholic ceremony. They eschewed the new, sprawling Catholic church in East Hampton in favor of the charmingly quaint church in Amagansett. “We wouldn’t have had it any other way,” gushes Jenny. “The church was brimming with our friends and family, and it was so great to have a little, modest church with simple, but beautiful, florals so that the focus could be on the ceremony itself.”

before the ring. When teenage lifeguards Jenny Miller and Steve

Dutton finally acknowledged their mutual crushes near the deep end of a Vienna, Virginia pool, they had no idea they would end up swimming in each other’s hearts forever. After holding hands under a Washington, D.C. cherry tree on their first date, and continuing to date off and on over the next decade, the pair found themselves both living in New York City and unable to imagine life without each other. “The real truth is that after all of the years we had been dating, we really fell in love with the grown-up versions of each other,” Jenny says.

the reception. From the decadent dessert selection—champagne cupcakes, an elaborate sweet bar, and a coconut cake with passion fruit curd—and specialty key lime pie martinis, to Jenny and Steve’s surprise dance number choreographed to “Touch Me” by The Doors, there was no shortage of fun or exuberance at the reception. In between indulging Jenny’s sweet tooth and soaking up their newlywed bliss, the happy couple danced the night away—Jenny in her glittering blue Louboutin heels—until their guests departed into the night, fortified by a yummy smorgasbord of late-night snacks and to-go boxes of candy.

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“we looked forward to sharing one of the best parts of Long Island with overseas family & friends, while incorporating both of our countries somehow throughout the event,” says the couple. the proposal. After dating for eight happy years, the big moment finally arrived. Chris planned a romantic evening just before Kimberly was to leave for a brief trip to America. But it wasn’t an ordinary dinner date; Chris took her by surprise when he insisted on a walk to one of Kimberly’s favorite spots, the foreshore of Sydney Harbor with its breathtaking view of the skyline. “Just before I thought we would leave, Chris got down on one knee and asked me to be his wife,” she says.

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the design. Kimberly selected a palette of autumnal colors-browns,

creams, and silvers as a pleasantly neutral base, with radiant oranges, greens, and purples to ornament the bouquets and table arrangements. The most important colors, however, were more symbolic than autumn’s pleasing hues. “The main goal we had for our wedding was to incorporate both of our countries somehow throughout the event,” the couple says. With this in mind, the groomsmen planned to pin on their lapels miniature flags that wove together America’s red, white, and blue with Australia’s yellow and green. Catering By A Small Affair drew up a special menu, offering the best of both countries: rack of lamb, grilled shrimp on the barbie, macaroni and cheese, and meatball sliders. the day. Kimberly and Chris couldn’t have hoped for a more special

before the ring. When Kimberly Vollmer moved from New York to Australia for business, she had no idea she was about to discover her lifelong mate. But one serendipitous night out in Sydney while celebrating her birthday, Kimberly crossed paths with Chris Dewar, who was enjoying a rugby match with friends. “We have been inseparable ever since,” Kimberly says. “Although my original plan was to return to New York after working for two years, love has kept me in Australia.”

ceremony. “My three brothers walked me down the aisle. It was something I had always dreamed of,” Kimberly says. At the reception, the colors, flags, menus, and table settings were just right, and guests made sure to enjoy the dessert bar fully stocked with the tastiest sweets from both countries. “We fulfilled our deepest wish by having all of our close family and friends from both Australia and the United States in one room together. Although we hope it won’t be the last time, we were so happy to share that rare and wonderful moment with everyone,” says the bride.

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awaken the dormant bliss of winter with a collection of vintage-inspired bridal couture, decor & accessories that speaks of quiet winter beauty & indisputable charm.

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this page: A custom-tailored vintage wool school blazer, trimmed with fur embellishments and rosette brooches, warms up a short silk organza frock by Reverie. Team this combination with a tulle-trimmed fedora and French lace-up boots, designed by Cymbeline Paris, to complete a modern bridal ensemble.

Vintage place settings, mismatched china, and re-purposed treasures create a perfect storm of winter romance. Tulle, vintage linens, and a wool scarf act as a cozy table cap adorned with mounds of antiqued babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath nestled in a sweater-wrapped vase; trim antique grain sacks with lace doilies to welcome guests to a dreamy, homespun wonderland.


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A collection of eclectic findings, like these antique pocket watches, lends an air of dignified masculinity to wedding day decor.

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Old-fashioned wardrobe staples, like this chocolate wool fedora and decadent fur stole, get a modern update with the addition of tulle and linen fabric flowers. A pocket watch cover trimmed with flirty antique feathers plays off the time tableau. Vintage ring.


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complement your individual style with vintage & hand-crafted accessories. Decorate with stiffened doilies to evoke the lacy charm of snowflakes; make a diy fascinator with antique lace and soft fabric rosettes; in this regal gown, designed by Coren Moore, a dramatic silhouette, luxe silk flowers, and a tulle overlay reflect the dazzling details of the winter season.

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A bold and elegant statement piece, like this hand-made bespoke collar by jameyjane, adorned with layers of vintage lace, tulle, grosgrain ribbon, and rhinestones, is the perfect couture accent to any winter gown.


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this page & opposite: Charm away winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill by pairing this beaded and appliqueed Claire Pettibone gown with a muff cover crafted from up-cycled wool sweaters and diy rosettes. Top things off with a vintage fur fascinator, trimmed with a whimsical lace flower and vintage treasures.

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Found treasures, like this antique camera, radiate old Hollywood glamour, especially when dressed up with a vintage sweater collar and opulent pearl and rhinestone trinkets.

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Evoking the glamour of another time, J.Crewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flowing silk chiffon gown, accented with a neckline of Czech crystals, reflects the whimsy of wintertime and the pristine beauty of newly-fallen snow. Vintage earrings.


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winter white comes in many shades, from softest ecru to sparkling silver, making even the palest tones pop.

this page (left to right): Seek out eclectic found objectsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;we chose diminutive goblets and antique shakersâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and juxtapose them with antiqued babyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breath in unique vessels; snuggle up in a custom lace, vintage fur, and crocheted linen capelet designed by jameyjane.

Adrift in glass, glitter, baubles, and white flocking powder, vintage house numbers get a new life as table markers.


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Winter fairy tales come to life in the folds of this ethereal Cymbeline Paris gown. An impeccable beaded bodice spills into an avalanche of sumptuous tulle. Warm it up with a cozy couture fur stole glimmering with homespun rosettes and a vintage rhinestone brooch.

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Create an enchanting arrangement with layers of shimmering antique brooches, buttons, and earrings, mixed with fabric and silk flowers. Spills of wool ribbon, tulle, and organza tie this icy bouquet together, designed by Dandeneau Flowers.


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A frothy skirt of ruched organza creates a romantic snow angel effect in this gown by Melissa Sweet. A custom hair ornament and jameyjane capelet add an air of warmth to this icy ensemble. Vintage earrings.

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This three-tiered, ribbon layered fondant cake is perched atop an antique milk can for an upscale country effect, designed by Ireneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cakes by Design. Delicate sugar flowers add a playful flourish that exudes the essence of the season.


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use winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chill as an excuse to cuddle up with fun diy projects & re-imagined vintage treasures.

this page (left to right): A chunky J.Crew bracelet is reminiscent of sparkling ice crystals; doily snowflakes flutter among antique lace and wool ribbons for subtle seasonal decor; Cascades of delicate French tulle in this Claire Pettibone gown are mirrored in a voluminous veil, designed by jameyjane. opposite: A Victorian-inspired delicate lace shrug, designed by Miss Allaneous, beautifully frames this Claire Pettibone gown.

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The homespun charm of this cableknit muff cover, emblazoned with rustic, diy fabric rosettes, contrasts elegantly with the exquisite luxury of the beaded bodice on this Cymbeline Paris gown.

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The elegance of calligraphy comes to the forefront in these delicate place cards by Flourishes Studio. Try vintage glass jars as sophisticated candy containers, set on feminine paper doily place mats.


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Vintage shoes spruced up with demure diy knit flowers and glamorous rhinestone buttons.

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As intricate and unique as a snowflake, this delectable candy necklace, made by Andieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Specialty Sweets, hints at the promise of springâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and makes a fabulous gift for your bridesmaids.


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embrace winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sugar-spun sweetness with an array of seasonal treats.

Gourmet marshmallows masquerade as sweet, miniature blocks of snow, from Dream Puff; homemade gingerbread cookies in seasonal shapes are decked with delicate, frosty icing, from Sweetie Pies; antique jars full of airy meringues are a treat for both the taste buds and the eyes.

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opposite: With granules as fine as snow, Sugartree Maple Farmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure Vermont maple sugar sets the standard for winter sweetness.

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this page: In a nod to seasons past, re-purpose vintage lamp shades as graceful hangers for ornamental place cards, designed by Deborah Nadel Design. opposite: [1] A vintage apothecary jar serves as a charmingly eccentric container for heirloom silverware. [2] Shield yourself from winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s harsh winds with an adorable wool cap, festively adorned with diy flowers and jeweled brooches. [3] The romance of a hand-written love note is emphasized by graceful calligraphy, designed by Sharon Morgera.

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GOWN: amelie, by j.crew [] BEJEWELED TRINKETS: vintage finds EARRINGS: vintage page

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GOWN: larissa, by claire pettibone BUY LOCAL: kleinfeld [] SHRUG: chantilly claire, by miss alaneous [] BRACELET: j.crew []


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GOWN: origami, by claire pettibone BUY LOCAL: kleinfeld [] DIY FASCINATOR & MUFF: project details @


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GOWN: josie, by coren moore [] COLLAR: jameyjane bridal [] DIY FASCINATOR & SNOWFLAKES: project details @ EARRINGS: vintage page

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[mint for each other essentials] no. 1: add sass to your step with diy chiffon shoe clips; no. 2: blooming aqua sugar flowers brighten any icy white cake []; no. 3: sip on something fresh with aqua striped paper straws []; no. 4: sprinkle on some winter whimsy with edible glitter []; no. 5: tie up favors— & any other loose ends — with mint & white baker’s twine [].












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above left: the sweet flavors of mint-infused bundt cake & refreshing lime beverages are the perfect match for this vintageinspired dessert table. charming touches like hand-crafted miniature pennant flags, antique tin boxes & mismatched vintage plates transform this tablescape into an antiqued winter wonderland; above right: dainty details, like pretty shoulder bows & a ruched waist, elevate this full-skirted, mint-kissed taffeta dress from bhldn to couture-quality style [].

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>> The delight is in the details. Easy & effervescent, sweet hints of from favors & shoe clips to fascinators & boutonnieres.


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playtime! dress up your creative groom’s lapel with a quirky boutonniere made from a vintage silk flower & chiffon rosette. above right: tiny boxes of lake champlain chocolates tied up with baker’s twine & wrapped in icy blue waxed paper bid guests a sweet adieu []; a letterpress monogram, designed by zoe ink, dresses up a vintage tin chocolate box.

opposite: the icing on the cake—a cascade of mint-kissed ribbons spill from an icy combination of freesia, queen anne’s lace, baby’s breath & blue hydrangea mixed with vintage fabric flowers.

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ABOVE left: a vintage clutch turns into a fashion statement with a little help from silk dupioni ribbon, a vintage doily & a bejeweled antique button; get diy details at; above right: top off your wedding gown with a whimsical vintage fascinator: this one mixes antique blooms with feathers, satin ribbon & a little birdcage veil; center left: the hands-down most sophisticated

way to add a hint of mint to your wedding celebration & stash your lipstick for post-kiss touch-ups: a little quilted clutch in a cool shade of green []; center right: encourage your groom to tie one on with a golf ball-dotted bow tie []; opposite: make a statement about lasting love: ruffled pale peonies spill from an antique enamel tin coffee pot beside a framed vintage marriage license.

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heels: scalloped vintage-inspired heels get a modern update rendered in crisp mint green leather []; necklace: a cascade of sea green baubles makes an impression in this necklace from oliphant new york []; dress: let your bridesmaids embrace their inner princesses in a sleek turquoise satin dress with a romantic ruffle, designed by lela rose []; invitations: rich layers of texture & crystal accents invite guests to winter dreaming, in this invitation, designed by praez occasions custom couture invitations []; sweets: treat your guests to a luxe take on a classic: charbonnel et walker mint truffles come with a decadent creamy ganache center of chocolate spiked with peppermint oil []; color: sneak in a little mint-inspired sass with opi’s “go on green” nail polish for your manicure [].

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no. 1: lemon creme cookies in a vintage glass jar perch invitingly on an antique striped hatbox; no. 2: use thrifted carnival glass flower frogs as paperweights for table numbers or quirky additions to centerpieces; no. 3: re-purposed sweaters & dresses make unexpected & adorable ribbons; no. 4: think outside the vase! vintage teapots & china make charming containers for bouquets & centerpieces.

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above left: the perfect little diy project for crafty-minded but time-pressed brides: a metal house number trimmed with cheesecloth & a melange of vintage yellow buttons makes a whimsical & easy-to-pull-off table number; Above right: slip into something sunnier with this sweet & girly little yellow bridesmaid sheath that perfectly walks the line between lazy, warm days & crisp, cool evenings [].

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>> go for the gold with warm up chilly fall & winter days.

wedding-day details that offer just enough sunshine to ABOVE left: vintage fabric petals & miniature rick rack ribbon give a rustic craspedia boutonniere a youthful twist, designed by dandeneau flowers. ABOVE RIGHT: delicate yellow place cards pinned prettily along the edge of a vintage footlocker bring just the right hint of yellow, designed by east six design. OPPOSITE: all of autumnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s golds come together in a vibrant bouquet of yellow ranunculus, golden mums, orange spray roses & yarrow, accented with a spill of re-purposed sweater & doily ribbons, designed by flowers in season.

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“whether your touches are quirky or sophisticated, sunlit hues make them hard to resist.”

sophisticated : a little ruffled clutch gets yellow fever >> << quirky : vintage salt & pepper shakers in full bloom


above left: create a sunny atmosphere by weaving your color palette into every element of your wedding—but keep the details subtle so

you don’t overwhelm your guests. tuck bright reminders in subtle places: soft yellow ribbons in a bridesmaid’s hair or a beaded sweater collar-turned-necklace are dainty details that hit just the right note; above right: warm up the chic way in a vintage yellow hat with a dramatic basket-weave brim, all dressed up with pretty little flowers & a bold feather; opposite: hand-crocheted & trimmed with cheerful ribbons, this crafty ring bearer’s pillow is the epitome of handmade wedding style—& an ideal way to show off a canary diamond engagement ring, like this one [].


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ring: a circle of white diamonds brings out the golden heart of this yellow diamond ring from tiffany & co []; lotion: say goodbye to stress & hello to glowing skin with a little help from bobbi brown’s extra balm rinse, like a little jar of sunshine for your vanity []; invitations: echoing the reflection of sunlight on snow, a whimsical script & frame of vibrant yellow sets the tone for fun in this invitation, designed by east six design []; heels: you’ll be walking on sunshine in yellow silk slingbacks with flirty little bows & three-inch heels, from milk & honey shoes []; earrings: flowers frozen in glittering perfection get their glow from swarovski crystals & gold, in this elegant design from oliphant new york []; centerpiece: a yellow enamel pot gets a boost from a vintage hobnail cake stand, creating a picture-perfect setting for a sunburst of bold yellow flowers, proving that unusual containers make a sunny statement, designed by dandeneau flowers.

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>> incorporate seasonal fruits & vegetables in warm shades of of whimsy & nod to the harvest season.

beet + blush to bring a welcome note ABOVE left: surprise guests with canned beets

â&#x20AC;&#x201D; an unexpected harvest-themed favor dressed up with cards, designed by suite paperie; ABOVE RIGHT: blooming peonies in shades of pink & coral team up with beets & lemon leaf for a wreath thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s both rustic & sophisticated, designed by dandeneau flowers.

OPPOSITE: an old-fashioned bouquet of peonies,

ranunculus, roses & peach stock mixed with cut beets embraces all the shades of this blushing palette, designed by flowers in season.

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“find just the right balance of city chic & country style.”


for you : a tiny bag packs a sophisticated punch for your table : blooms burst from a vintage china pitcher >>

above left: trim an antique car with a mishmash of beads, baubles & thrift store finds; add wooden letters wrapped with crocheted doilies to make a unique celebratory statement; above right: mix, don’t match: plates in subtly different shades of beet & blush keep your table unified without veering into cookie cutter territory; center left: this irresistible ruby beaded clutch is just the right size to hold your wedding day essentials []; center right: turn on the charm by displaying brilliant flowers in a hodgepodge of thrifted pitchers & pots; opposite: smooth white fondant is the perfect base for a few standout decorations, including ribbons cut from a birdcage veil, ruffly fabric rosettes, a vintage doorknob & a monogrammed napkin trimmed with tulle & lace. the effect: the perfect homemade mix of kitsch & chic.

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earrings: faceted ruby discs dangle from thin ribbons of yellow gold for statement-making earrings []; heels: make a bold step in posh peep toes trimmed with feathers & sparkling stones []; invitations: warm berry tones, beautiful script & an elegant motif combine to make an eye-catching invitation []; blush: essential for the blushing bride, a shimmery compact with a spectrum of rosy hues is a wedding day must-have []; bracelet: a mix of pearls, resin stones & satin ribbon gives new meaning to the idea of charm bracelets []; grooming: get energized for the big day with fruity, papaya passion punch shampoo & shower gel [].

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[sweets for the sweetest day] no. 1: flowers made from vintage silks & fabrics get candy-coating from a spill of colorful ribbons; no. 2: thrifted books with candy-colored covers add vintage charmâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;stack them to elevate your centerpieces; no. 3: little candy dishes scattered throughout your reception satisfy the sweet tooth & play up the sweetness of your wedding day; no. 4: monochromatic florals, like these yellow garden roses, make a statement in a sea of color.

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indulge your sweet tooth with sugary sweet shades of yellow, pink, green, purple & blue for a wedding palette that looks good enough to eat.


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above left: bring back the sweetness of summer love with colorful bridesmaids’ dresses, like ruby {yellow}, with four layers of tulle peeking out from a pineapple-tinted silk dress that’s just begging to strut its stuff on the dance floor, designed by coren moore []; Above right: bring on the bubbly in a flirty little limoncello dress—a classic shape reinvented in pineapple yellow lace, designed by tracy reese [].

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ABOVE left: ribbons, trim & beads in a jumble

of candy colors make this handmade invitation a standout, designed by fat cat paperie; ABOVE RIGHT: handmade sugar buttons make a crafty statement on a smooth white cake, from andieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty sweets; OPPOSITE: handmade brooches turn into boutonniere works of art with a little diy savvy. mix & match them to dress up the lapels of your entire wedding party.

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[photos (l to r): daria bishop | beltrami studios]

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for your table : brilliant blooms in vintage candy dishes for you : sparkly aqua earrings from oliphant design >>

“flower power! let your blooms inspire your creativity.”


above left: the sweetest little cluster of necklaces: designed by nest pretty things, the alice mixes tiny pastel flowers with vintage crystals for a one-of-a-kind look []; a quirky skeleton key-shaped candy strung on a silken ribbon & a candy cameo pendant, complete with edible gilt frame, both from andie’s specialty sweets []; above right: a colorful hat with a birdcage veil hits the sweet spot. scour antique shops & vintage boutiques to find your own one-of-a-kind chapeau; center left : colorful

vintage candy dishes are a delectable alternative to traditional vases; filled with a vivid mix of pastel blooms, they promise guests a sweet celebration, designed by flowers in season; center right: fulfill your need for a little sparkle with crystal flower earrings with a stunning aqua center []; opposite: a bountiful bouquet overflowing with multi-color ranunculus, peonies & vintage crochet flowers is a simple way to tie all of the colors of your palette together, designed by flowers in season.

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necklace: a shimmering chain of interwoven links culminates in a delicately rendered enamel & glass stone pendant for a necklace that’s both dainty & dramatic []; perfume: the light, airy scent of chanel’s coco mademoiselle will leave a hint of sweetness in your wake []; earrings: briar rose earrings with vintage crystals dripping from pale pink roses have a fairy tale charm that promises happy endings. []; decor: invoke childhood memories & delight guests of all ages with sweet treats at your reception, like this vintage gumball machine; grooming: sneak sugary sweets into your shower for a calorie-free taste of childhood—lather up with shower gel & shampoo in lime, strawberry & lemon salt water taffy []; heels: comfortable & dramatic, rose silk wedges make a bold statement that everything’s coming up rosy [].

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Situated on ten acres of waterfront property, we offer Shelter Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most spectacular location to you and your guests for an unforgettable wedding day. Enjoy our re l a xe d a t m o s p h e re, b ay v i ew s a n d unsurpassed sunsets as you dine, dance and celebrate, while overlooking our gentle rolling lawn and beautiful beach-side setting. With forty hotel rooms and nine cottages, private pool, beach and docks, the Pridwin is the perfect place for a weekend destination celebration.

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[N . 1 bohemian Rhapsody] inspiration

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>> contrasting the homespun vibe of a dutch barn with luxurious table settings, glittering baubles & lush florals, trent bailey & co. transform a rustic venue into a bohemian wonderland.

above (clockwise from top left): the simple beauty of a classic dutch barn sets the mood; delicate goblets emblazoned with guestsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; names in flowery script; trent baileyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream world inspires a romantic moment; conversing with guests over decadent tableware; a collection of glimmering trinkets shines against a rustic backdrop of hay bales.

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>> traditional finery mixed with mysterious glamour & hidden treasures is the perfect way to inspire a chic affair, full of free-spirited romance, regal details & an overwhelming sense of style.

above (clockwise from top left): an antique tray gets a modern twist as a diy slate board; add interactive fun to your own wedding by including props & trinkets for guests to pose with in photos; vibrant blossoms get dressed up with bold, striped ribbons; old-time accessories, like bow ties & suspenders, lend an air of handsome, vintage sophistication.

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big city glamour combined flawlessly with raw, natural charm was the overarching theme for this inspiration shoot, defying the notion that a barn wedding needs to be overly simple or dressed-down.

with striking florals, luxe table settings & reverence for the venueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rich history, the team proves that luxury is right at home anywhereâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;& any bride can apply the same chic sensibility when planning a wedding at any venue! Accessories: Gabriella New York [] Floral Design: Rountree Flowers [] Photography: Trent Bailey [ / page 16] Styled By: Daughter of Design []

[photos: trent bailey]

Gowns: Gabriella New York [] Marchesa [] Samuelle Couture []

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jessica robinson, of jessicaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s country flowers, uses french decor sensibility & an inviting family-style table to transform an open, airy space into an intimate celebration setting. N O. 146

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>> feminine accents blend harmoniously with a stark-but-beautiful backdrop in this sublime winter love story.

above (clockwise from top left): raspberries & mint leaves—accented by jaunty straws—add a burst of flavor to pink champagne;

roses, sweet pea vines & geranium leaves get the royal treatment, accessorized with a shimmering brooch & demure heels; jessica’s ethereal scene inspires a sweet moment; playful script makes these pretty invites pop.

[photos: candace jeffery]

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>> let the inherent sweetness of pastel-hued desserts give new life to vintage decor piecesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;wear your heart on your table with unabashedly romantic pops of pink set against weathered whites.

above (clockwise from left): a statuesque three-tiered fondant cake, designed by lovely cakes, lights up with a youthful glow thanks to a spill of diminutive fondant sugar flowers; this shabby-chic antique bench is the perfect venue for a sweet-toothâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream buffet of scrumptious snacks; rotund strawberry tarts are party-ready with delicate pink ribbons; diy tags are a fun way to label yummy & intricately-iced sugar cookies. .

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a gown of ruffled organza, accessorized with luxe accoutrements like the couture hairpiece seen here, is the key ingredient for putting the finishing touch on the ultimate fantasy bridal look.

jessica’s country flowers proves that no love story is out of reach—any bride can harness her emotions as inspiration to create a sweet & dreamy wedding wonderland. styled by, COORDINATION & Floral Design: JCF EVENTs [ / page 13] CAKE & CUPCAKES: LOVELY CAKES [LOVELYCAKES.NET] EVENT RENTALS: party rental ltd [ / page 7] PHOTOGRAPHY: candace jeffery [] VENUE: collinsville axe factory []

[photos: candace jeffery]

INVITATIONS & MENUS: go against the grain [ / page 165] HAIR & MAKEUP: larissa lake makeup [] DESSERT STATION: COOKIE CREATIVES BY JENNIFER [] GOWNS: lazaro [] provided by camille’s bridal []

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[N . 3 golden glow] inspiration O

>> inspired by cheerful autumn sunlight, bold sunflowers & country-chic elegance, karyn michael events creates a lovely wedding backdrop that simply radiates intimacy & warmth.

above (clockwise from top left): cheerful sunflowers, nestled in natural nests, serve as bold table markers; a towering croquembouche—drizzled with lemony sweetness—is sure to shine on any dessert table; vintage-inspired wrought iron lanterns cast a cozy glow on karyn’s sunny scene; a thoughtful groom takes in the beauty of blooming sunflowers.

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wrought iron vessels heaped with fresh lemons provide a welcome balance to towering vases of stunning sunflowers & understated ornamental grasses at this relaxed & intimate table setting. [photos: millimeter photography]

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>> let the sun shine in—even as summer fades away—by infusing your wedding menu with bright, citrus elements, like lemon-spiked desserts & drinks.

above (clockwise from left): a blushing bride sneaks a quiet moment in the sun; luscious lemons take a tasty turn when stuffed with sweet & zesty meringue; country-style lemonade—served in mason jars with playful straws—is a nostalgic & refreshing treat; re-purpose an antique typewriter as a quirky play on the traditional guest book.

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don’t forget to take time to enjoy laid-back moments & soak up the last rays of sunshine with guests, as this glowing couple does in a heartfelt, backyard scene.

the radiantly sunny setting crafted by karyn michael events just goes to show that—no matter the season or the weather—the carefree, sun-drenched days of summer can always be part of your love story. styled by, event rentals, floral design & menus: karyn michael events [] hair & makeup: allie rosencrantz gown & formalwear: by ines disanto [] FROM bridal reflections []

[photos: millimeter photography]

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Photography: millimeter photography [] Reception Site & CAKE: osprey dominion vineyards []

whimsical bursts of color come to life at summer’s end—bright reds & whites usher in a new season of love. styled by & COORDINATION: the wedding library [ / page 110] boutonnieres: emerson made [] CAKE: cheryl kleinman [] CALLIGRAPHY: the blooming quill [ / page 164] FAVORS: navy & lavender [] FLORAL DESIGN: hanna hanlin

LINENs: nuage designs [] PHOTOGRAPHY: mel barlow [] PLACE SETTINGS: juliska [] & match [] STATIONERY: smock [] VENUE: the tuxedo club []

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[N . 4 autumnal americana] inspiration

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>> a palette as crisp & clean as fresh fall air transforms the tuxedo club into an all-american picnic wedding.

above (clockwise from top left): cheery thank you cards for your guests; elegantly wrapped favorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;complete with dainty bowsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;

remind guests how special your day was; cute-as-a-button fabric pom-pom boutonnieres are a youthful twist on tradition; kitschy fondant decorations lend an air of old-fashioned romance; foliage-trimmed place settings pay homage to the changing seasons; a color-coordinated candy bar.

[photos: mel barlow]

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[N . 5 bridal blush] inspiration O

>> evoke a sense of classic beauty & romance by balancing pearly white tones with peachy pastelsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;let the subtle elegance inspire your own personal love story.

a valrhona chocolate cake, designed by leanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty cakes, is topped with elegant layers of fondant & cascading sugar flowers; miniature wedding cakes, designed by sugar sugar, get a seaworthy update decked with white chocolate sea stars & sugar sand; a timeless bouquet of garden roses & peonies exudes classic elegance, designed by karen lenahan designs.

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[clockwise from top left: brian dorsey | christina bohn | susan balogh | karen wise]

above (clockwise from top left): classic calligraphy, designed by deborah nadel design, is accented by a soft chiffon bow;

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donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be shy about playing dress-up with high-fashion accessories & delicate feminine detailsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;here, a blushing bride strikes a pose in a southern vintage inspired bridal pouf, designed by preston & olivia. [trent bailey]

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[N . 6 perfectly plum] inspiration O

>> luscious purple tones create a distinctly sophisticated mood & cast a sensual glow over any celebration.

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[clockwise from right: karen wise | josh wong | catchlight images]

above (clockwise from left): a stunning chocolate merlot cake, designed by sacred sweets, is blanketed with monochromatic petals; homemade jam favors with personalized labels; a bouquet of calla lilies, thistle & dusty raspberry roses, designed by east hampton flowers; a tech-savvy bride shares her special day with loved ones far away, captured by jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;adore love photography.

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>> vibrant citrus tones are a refreshing way to brighten up your wedding day decor & keep the winter blues away. [photos clockwise from top left: tyra bleek | trent bailey | j’adore love | mark kopko | tyra bleek | christina bohn]


above (clockwise from top left): this cute couple basks in the sunshine of their love, captured by tyra bleek; consider a rustic bouquet atop a stately vintage chair, as captured by trent bailey; initials make playful photo props, captured by j’adore love photography; a lemon flush bouquet, designed by lilee fell flowers, pops with accents of kelly green leaves; diminutive flags are a clever play on traditional place cards; a decadent peanut butter cake, designed by leanne’s specialty cakes, goes green with whimsical fondant ruffles.

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use secret spots at your venue as a setting for candid photos: these love-birds enjoy a private moment of wedded bliss in this expansiveâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;& romanticâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;wine cellar, captured by photography by verdi. N O. 160

[N . 8 fuchsia frenzy] inspiration

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[photos clockwise from top right: josh wong | jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;adore love | tanya malott | lela new york]

>> passionate pinks, combined with delicate floral accents, create a look that is both bold & demure.

above (clockwise from top left): simple gold bands & delicate cherry blossoms dress up a lemon pound cake, designed by elegantly iced custom cake design; delightfully rustic wooden signs point the way, captured by josh wong; a shocking pink bouquet of hydrangeas, peonies, ranunculus & roses, designed by blooming today, hints at spring with life-like butterflies; a sweet moment, captured by tanya malott; luxurious invitations, designed by lela new york, set the stage for a swanky soiree.

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Professional hand-crafted calligraphy adds a special touch to making your wedding an expression of your style from invitations to custom maps, traditional place cards to menus. Beautiful lettering will add detail that you will cherish and your guests will always remember.

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>> With the world aglow with autumn & the promise of winter in the air, now’s the perfect time to welcome the season with some of our favorite hamptons-made products. [3]




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[1] with the scent of sweet lavender, the hamptons candle company’s lavender candle, made from pure soybeans, leaves every room smelling great; [2] 100-percent natural until the last drop, the hamptons honey company’s pure honey with comb is bottled without being touched by man; [3] designed to rock your world, grace potter & the nocturnals teamed up with lake champlain chocolates to create a spicy-sweet dark chocolate with pistachio & red pepper flakes; [4] more delectable with every bite, water mill cupcake company’s whoopee pies are a perfect treat for any wedding; [5] perfect for weekend getaways, these monogrammed cosmetic bags hold all your essentials & are available in custom colors; [6] your first crush is hard to forget, that’s why bedell cellars winery’s first crush wine is simply unforgettable. in both white & red, this wine will make you raise a glass to the finer things in life; [7] made from the finest dairy products, mecox bay dairy’s cheeses are creamy & leave your mouth watering after the first bite; [8] remember your big day without re-watching the wedding video: beautifully drawn illustrations by laura kimsey, like this one of a gorgeous bride in her gown, are exactly what you need to feel as though you are walking down the aisle again; [9] looking for the beer that will hit the spot? well, you’re in luck. cuvee des fleurs, flavored with edible flowers & sold exclusively in new york, or southampton saison deluxe, a farmhouse classic with an intense fruit taste, are palate-pleasers.

[photos: beltrami studios]

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the hamptons finest] meet more


The Blooming Quill

Deborah Nadel Design






Ashley O’Neil Events specializes in turning your occasion into an extraordinary affair. Her style is firmly rooted in the beautiful region of Long Island’s east end. Combining her years of experience in event planning with her training in interior design, Ashley brings unique and personal touches when helping you plan every detail of your special day.

Debi Zeinert of The Blooming Quill specializes in romantic hand calligraphy for your wedding. Your wedding invitation sets the tone for your entire event – why not give your guests a beautiful preview of your day with envelopes addressed so beautifully it will take their breath away?

D e b o ra h N a d e l b r i n g s e l e g a n ce and innovation to her one-of-a-kind invitations and coordinating stationery. Her artful designs and calligraphy will showcase your individuality and set the perfect tone for your wedding. A hand-drawn monogram by Deborah Nadel will be your trademark for your new life as a couple.

Manhattan-based EAST SIX serves as the antithesis to uninspired and predictable invitation design. From their chic Soho studio, creators and best friends Stacey and Marina work intimately with clients to generate gorgeous qualit y custom paper accents for every wedding detail, imprinting the couple’s story and personality on each facet.

Kim Jon Designs

Leanne’s Specialty Cakes

Lela New York

Lilee Fell Flowers





Kim and Jon brought their floral talents to the Hamptons in 1985, opening the first European style florist. In 1997, they conceived Kim Jon Designs, specializing in weddings and events. Featured in 7 magazines, the authentic team is educated in the field, has 25 years of experience, and a passion for flowers.

Leanne Rose, a graduate of the French Culinary Institute, is one of Long Island’s most creative wedding cake specialists. If you’ve ever been disappointed by a great-looking cake that tasted like something from the supermarket, you’re in for a wonderful surprise when you taste Leanne’s cakes.

Lela New York is an award winning design studio specializing in luxury wedding invitations, sought after by both savvy brides and high profile clientele alike. From letterpress d es i g n s, s i l k b oxes, a n d c r ysta l e m b e l l i s h m e n t s , eve r y s u i te i s carefully selected to reflect you. Make your introduction to your wedding a luxurious one.

Lilee Fell Flowers is a floral and event design company in Bridgehampton, NY. From our studio, we create stunning flowers that reflect the client’s style and personality. We have cultivated great relationships with the most talented professionals in the business, enabling us to plan your event in it’s entirety, whether in the Hamptons or abroad.

Christina Bohn Photography

Ashley O’Neil Events

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Emil Norsic & Son, Inc.

Go Against The Grain


Hair & Makeup By Dorothy Lata & Lana G.

Norsic Special Events has custom and top of the line equipment to handle every aspect of your sanitation needs. Luxury restroom trailers, standard and flushable units, sink stations, waste containers, solar options, attendants, clean-up crews, ADA units and more. Call or email for a quote today.

Welcome to the perfect place for all your graphic design needs and a c c e s s o r i e s . Fro m m a p d e s i g n , monograms, cupcake flags, candy buffet tags and more, we love custom orders and helping our brides create the perfect atmosphere for their big day. Please contact us with any questions about your design needs!

Sacred Sweets 631.477.6762 Located in Greenport, New York, Sacred Sweets is a couture confection studio. Offering an array of favors, chocolates, cookies, and confections to complement custom cakes, Sacred Sweets meets all your sweetest needs with elegance and sophistication.

917.860.1500 / 917.667.6830

Hamptons BarKeep 631.283.2800

From the moment Lana and Dorothy reached for the same eyeliner, they were inseparable. This dynamic duo specializes in flawless, timeless, classic hair and makeup. Their experience includes not only fashion and beauty photography, but film  and television, as well.

Hamptons BarKeep Beverage Caterers is a unique company focusing specifically on the cocktail party needs of an event in true Publican tradition. Hamptons BarKeep offers full service beverage and bar catering for parties and special events through the Southampton Publick House. We are fully licensed and insured beverage specialists.

Sugar Sugar

Tim Alan Smith Videography

Water Mill Cupcake Company




Sugar Sugar is a specialty bakery, established in 2001. Focused primarily on weddings, we also design cakes and favors for other occasions, and carry our own line of chocolates. The choices of flavors in our cakes, cookies and desserts is as varied and personalized as the designs. If you can imagine it we can create it!

Our clients come to us because they want their videographer to be an unobtrusive presence on their wedding day. They appreciate the understated, photojournalistic nature of our work as well as our attention to details. This style results in an edited video that is not overly dramatic, but instead is an accurate representation of the natural feel of the day.

Water Mill Cupcake Company bakes every cupcake from scratch using only the purest and finest ingredients to create the most delicious and irresistible cupcake for your wedding day. Guests will delight in the variety of farm fresh flavors while the bride and groom appreciate the beauty and individuality of our creations.

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>> We tapped into THE HAMPTONs best wedding minds for ideas to make your wedding truly special.

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dress your four-legged friends up for the festivities with coordinating neckties for the boys or bows for the girls.

skip the cake-cutting fee & create a jovial atmosphere by serving cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. guests can serve themselves & bond over yummy bites, recommends water mill cupcake company.

personalize your wedding reception decor by incorporating details that reflect your life, such as framed pictures from a trip you took together or family heirloom serving pieces, recommends maria paladino of paladin events.



save your budget without sacrificing style by supplementing a small, twotier display cake with slices of sheet cake for serving, suggests leanne rose of leanneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specialty cakes.

adding pie to your dessert table is an easy & delicious way to bring a taste of seasonal flavor to your wedding festivities, says seasons of southampton. for fall & winter, consider apple, pumpkin, or cranberrypumpkin pies.

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cool, white flowers & glittering glass candleholders mimic the chill outside while creating warmth & intimacy at your celebration, in this design by deborah nadel of deborah nadel design.


[clockwise from top left: daria & andy bishop | daria & andy bishop | christina bohn | michael ridell | brian dorsey | christian oth]

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resource directory Accommodations Gansett Green Manor Amagansett 631.267.3133 p. 129

Food For Forks-Catering at the Seafood Shop Sag Harbor 631.806.7730 p. 21

The Hampton Maid Hampton Bays 631.728.4166 p. 139

Love Lane Catering Mattituck 631.298.7878 p. 130

Oceanbleu Westhampton Beach 631.288.8878 p. Inside Back Cover

Seasons of Southampton Southampton 631.283.3354 p. 17

BaR Service Hamptons Barkeep Southampton 631.283.2800 p. 165

Trumpets At The Gate Eastport 631.325.2900 p. 20

Cakes & Cupcakes Elegantly Iced Statewide 718.938.9062 p. 30 Leanne's Specialty Cakes Holbrook 631.219.0133 p. 164 Sacred Sweets Greenport 631.477.6762 p. 165 Sugar Sugar Westhampton Beach 631.288.2947 p. 165 Water Mill Cupcake Company Water Mill 631.726.0444 p. 165 Calligraphy The Blooming Quill Statewide 262.268.0525 p. 164 Deborah Nadel Design Merrick 516.632.5923 p. 164 Sharon Morgera Calligraphy & Design Statewide 401.846.2014 p. 162 Catering BD Staffing Events & Catering Statewide 212.741.0641 p. 40 Brent Newsom Caterer Bridgehampton 631.324.9860 p. 25 Christopher Michael Jamesport 631.722.3537 p. 52 Custom Catering Smithtown 631.219.6417 p. 110 Cynthia Battaglia Distinctive Catering Sag Harbor 631.329.5878 p. 139

Destination Weddings Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 p. 38 Sole East Montauk 631.668.2105 p. 23 Sparkling Pointe Southold 631.765.0200 p. 100 Entertainment NYFF Events Hicksville 516.822.6400 p. 8 Spin Around Sound Entertainment Sayville 631.807.9011 p. 64 Event Lighting Matt Murphy Event Lighting Southampton 631.287.7026 p. 100 Event Rentals & Linens Emil Norsic & Son Southampton 631.283.0604 p. 165

Wildflower Linen Statewide 866.965.7775 p. 11

Sharon Morgera Calligraphy & Design Statewide 401.846.2014 p. 162

Favors Lake Champlain Chocolates Statewide 800.465.5909 p. 109

Photography Christina Bohn Photography Stony Brook 631.751.2206 p. 15

Floral Design JCF Events Collinsville 860.352.2392 p. 13

Ellen Wolff Photography Cedarhurst 516.551.1745 p. 44

Karen Lenahan Designs Sag Harbor 516.413.4828 p. 72

G. E. Masana Artistic Photojournalistic Wedding Photographer Statewide 646.543.1321 p. 60

Kim Jon Designs Water Mill 631.283.8803 p. 164

Hamptons Wedding Photography Statewide 212.920.0071 p. 130

Lilee Fell Flowers Bridgehampton 631.537.0413 p. 164 Gowns & Formalwear Bella Bridesmaid Statewide 212.695.2700 p. 140 Coren Moore Statewide 212.731.2017 p. 2 Hair & Makeup Hair & Makeup By Dorothy Lata & Lana G Statewide 917.667.6830 & 917.860.1500 p. 165 Illustration Laura Kimsey Designs New York 917.940.4688 p. 48 Invitations Deborah Nadel Design Merrick 516.632.5923 p. 164

Ira Lippke Studios Statewide 917.470.9682 p. 5 J'adore Love Statewide 347.247.2978 p. 162 Trent Bailey Photography Statewide 646.770.3686 p. 16 Yaskovic Wedding + Portrait Statewide 862.354.1137 p. 41 Reception Sites Bedell Cellars Cutchogue 631.734.7537 p. 35 Brecknock Hall Greenport 631.593.8200 p. 12 Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club Bridgehampton 212.883.0606 p. 31

Hamptons Caterers Showcase Southampton 631.283.8500 p. 119

EAST SIX Statewide 212.665.4846 p. 164

Matt Murphy Event Lighting Southampton 631.287.7026 p. 100

Fat Cat Paperie Center Moriches 631.657.5481 p. 120

Miller Portable Services Calverton 631.369.3623 p. 56

The Emily Post Institute Statewide 800.444.4090 p. 33

The New York Tent Company Bohemia 631.979.9182 p. 72

Go Against The Grain Statewide p. 165

Party Rental Ltd. Bridgehampton 631.537.4477 p. 7

Lela New York Statewide 212.802.1438 p. 164

Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina Montauk 888.692.8668 p. 3

Sperry Tents Sag Harbor 631.725.2422 p. 19

Praez Occasions Custom Couture Invitations Statewide 888.697.7239 p. 29

Oceanbleu Westhampton Beach 631.288.8878 p. Inside Back Cover

Gansett Green Manor Amagansett 631.267.3133 p. 129 Gurneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn, Resort & Spa Montauk 631.668.1717 p. Inside Front Cover Hotel Indigo East End Riverhead 631.369.2200 p. Back Cover

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Oheka Castle Huntington 631.659.1400 p. 9

Gurneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Inn, Resort & Spa Montauk 631.668.1717 p. Inside Front Cover

Peconic Bay Winery Cutchogue 631.734.7361 p. 64

transportation Advanced Parking Service Valleystream 877.PARK CAR p. 60

The Pridwin Hotel Shelter Island 631.749.0476 p. 140 The Rams Head Inn Shelter Island 631.749.0811 p. 27 Seasons of Southampton Southampton 631.283.3354 p. 17

travel & honeymoon Gansett Green Manor Amagansett 631.267.3133 p. 129 videography Tim Alan Smith Videography Statewide 212.706.8904 p. 165

Southampton Inn Southampton 800.832.6500 p. 56

wines & vineyards Bedell Cellars Cutchogue 631.734.7537 p. 35

Sparkling Pointe Southold 631.765.0200 p. 100

Peconic Bay Winery Cutchogue 631.734.7361 p. 64

Trumpets At The Gate Eastport 631.325.2900 p. 20

Sparkling Pointe Southold 631.765.0200 p. 100

Weddings of Distinction Statewide 609.494.9100 p. 24

Wedding Coordination Ashley O'Neil Events Southold 631.905.4446 p. 164

Rehearsal Dinners Bedell Cellars Cutchogue 631.734.7537 p. 35 Jamesport Manor Inn Jamesport 631.722.0500 p. 52 Montauk Yacht Club Resort & Marina Montauk 888.692.8668 p. 3

Cloud Nove Events Copiague 646.209.7768 p. 129 jill gordon celebrate East Hampton 631.324.2422 p. 109 Kim Folks Events Southampton 631.283.5511 p. 4

Oceanbleu Westhampton Beach 631.288.8878 p. Inside Back Cover

Paladin Events Nesconset 631.312.0777 p. 120

Sparkling Pointe Southold 631.765.0200 p. 100

Wedding Library by Claudia Hanlin Statewide 212.327.0100 p. 110

Trumpets At The Gate Eastport 631.325.2900 p. 20

Wedding Design Hamptons Caterers Showcase Southampton 631.283.8500 p. 119

Related Services The Emily Post Institute Statewide 800.444.4090 p. 33 Spa Services Acqualina Resort & Spa On The Beach Sunny Isles Beach, Florida 305.918.8000 p. 38

JCF Events Collinsville 860.352.2392 p. 13 Wedding Registry & Gifts The Elegant Setting Southampton 631.283.4747 p. 119

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WellWed Hamptons Magazine | FW 2011  
WellWed Hamptons Magazine | FW 2011  

WellWed Hamptons Magazine Fall/Winter 2011 Issue