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>> like the inspired weddings that grace our pages, we too depend on the east end’s fabulous wedding professionals to make our publication sparkle. thanks to those who generously gave their time & talent to help produce this issue. barrie f isher,

of BARRIE FISHER PHOTOGRAPHERS, draws on her wealth of experience to create photographs full of unparalleled beauty & romance [BFISHERPHOTO.COM]; brea mcdonald, of BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, is a brilliant photographer with a keen eye for capturing the magic ambiance of a couple’s special day [BREAMCDONALD.COM]; with no shortage of professional experience, bryan yager, of BELTRAMI STUDIOS, creates artfully chic photographs that reflect the essence of true love [BELTRAMISTUDIOS.COM]; claudia hanlin, of the wedding library, is a master at wedding coordination & helping couples achieve the kinds of celebrations dreams are made of [theweddinglibrary.com]; cynthea hausman, owner of CYNTHEA’S SPA, is undeniably talented at making the natural beauty of any bride shine through [CYNTHEASPA.COM]; daria culver, of daria culver events, brings her sense of inspired panache to every dreamy wedding she coordinates [dariaculverevents.com]; david seaver, of DAVID SEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY, is a world-class photographer with a distinct gift for making his subjects radiate a naturally joyful glow [DAVIDSEAVER.COM]; irene maston, of IRENE’S CAKES BY DESIGN, takes inspired cake artistry to new heights with her mouthwatering creations [IRENEMASTON.COM]; jane eakin, of FLOURISHES STUDIO, uses her gift for impeccable calligraphy to bring a dash of creative sophistication to place cards & invitations; joshua zuckerman, of joshua zuckerman photography, brings professionalism & artistic elegance to every wedding & photo shoot he captures [joshuazuckerman.com]; justine crosby, of SALON CRUZ, consistently uses her edgy approach to bridal tresses to create uniquely beautiful hairstyles [SALONCRUZ.COM]; lynda dandeneau, of DANDENEAU FLOWERS, brings an authentic sense of personal care & impeccable aesthetic to every one of her floral designs [dandeneauflowers.com]; melani lust, of melani lust photography, has a true flair for instilling her photographs with a sense of beauty & wonderment [melanilustphotography.com]; michelle gardella, of MICHELLE GARDELLA PHOTOGRAPHY, infuses her photography with a distinct hint of playful pizzazz, ensuring every image she produces sparkles with joy [MICHELLEGARDELLA.COM]; sandra downie, of SANDRA DOWNIE EVENT DESIGNS, is a practiced expert at creating wonderfully whimsical weddings & events that delight with a unique blend of homespun-chic & upscale sophistication [SANDRADOWNIE.COM]. trent bailey, of TRENT BAILEY PHOTOGRAPHY, is unrivaled when it comes to innovative nuptial photography [TRENTBAILEY.COM].

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>> a horticulture expert with a passion for floral DESIGN, LILEE FELL BRINGs WEDDING DREAMS TO full bloom. Advice: choosing your color palette is one of the most

important elements when planning a wedding. it is essential that your colors blend with the venue to create a unified feel.

Her deep appreciation for the distinct natural environment of the Hamptons helps Lilee craft remarkable pieces that reflect the personality of each couple, as well as the best of the Hamptons’ seasonal blooms.

Lilee’s background and training, combined with the ability to bring a couple’s unique love story to life through floral arrangements, makes her one of the Hamptons’ most sought-after floral designers. Lilee’s extensive travels, and studies with the world’s top floral designers inspired her artful approach to weddings.

Lilee continually pushes herself to further hone her ability “to paint with flowers.” She regularly attends lectures, and cites the expertise of her fellow floral designers as helping her to perfect her craft. Whether it’s modern minimalism or traditional chic, Lilee’s arrangements have a one-of-a-kind style as distinctive as true love.

>> WITH ITS SECLUDED BEACH & SPACIOUS GROUNDS, THE PRIDWIN HOTEL IS THE PERFECT island WEDDING VENUE. AN ISLAND GETAWAY: It may be just a leisurely ferry ride from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, but the Pridwin Hotel on picturesque Shelter Island is a calming beach oasis far away from the stress of everyday life. The natural charm of the sprawling grounds, combined with the hotel’s old-world luxury, inspires true East End romance. reception options: The sprawling lawn and stately outdoor deck allow for refreshing outdoor celebrations with breathtaking bay views—reminiscent of a scene from The Great Gatsby. Inside the hotel, you’ll find space for receptions of up to 200 guests. Additionally, the hotel’s event coordinator will connect you with all the local experts you need to pull off the perfect wedding, so that you can be relaxed and enjoy your day. accommodations: The classically refined Pridwin Hotel boasts forty hotel rooms & nine cottages—providing splendid waterfront views, private baths, television, quaint fireplaces, and functional kitchens for your guests. With options ranging from cozy cottages to luxe hotel rooms, you can be sure all your guests will find the perfect spot to rest their heads. property perks: On-site massage therapist + pool + tennis courts + private beach + boat rentals + kayaking + paddle boating.

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Start by viewing a variety of candidates’ work online. When you’ve narrowed the field, meet with prospective photographers in person. Look for personality qualities that inspire confidence and show an ability to organize and take charge, yet allow you to feel relaxed. Bring visual examples of what you like from magazines and the internet. Having a clear idea of what you like stylistically helps potential photographers understand your point of view, and ultimately makes your initial meeting much more productive.

Negotiate the inclusion of an album with your photographer, or have photos on a cd, and obtain copyright permission to create your own album after your wedding. Look for a service that provides high-quality printing and design, archival papers, and strong, sewn bindings. Don’t forget albums for parents and grandparents.

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it’s always wise to follow your instincts when choosing the photo style that is most appealing to you. at the end of the

day, the style you choose should reflect your unique personality and the tone of your wedding.

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An engagement shoot is a smart way to get to know your photographer. Use the photos for your wedding website, save-the-date cards, engagement album, or guest book. The shoot is also a chance to practice relaxing in front of the camera and to discover which types of photos are important to you. Have fun with the engagement session, and let your personality shine through.

number THREe INK THE DEAL:

Always have a written agreement which spells out—among other things—the name of the actual photographer, times, places, number of hours, types of photos, key shots, number of touch-ups, and copyright permissions. Having everything in writing will help to ensure you get the photos you want with no confusion. You will end up feeling much more relaxed on your special day, knowing that your agreement with your photographer is solidified in writing.

number five BE CONSIDERATE:

Your photographer is not a mind reader, so communicate clearly. Provide a list of key people you’d like photographed and assign someone who can point them out.

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engagement photos the “first look” processional shots of attendants bride and father walking up the aisle bride and groom exchanging vows bride and groom kissing bride alone; groom alone bride and maid of honor groom and best man bride and groom with wedding party bride with her attendants groom with his attendants bride/groom with her/his parents details of decor: cake, bouquet, favors, etc. bride and groom cutting the cake bride and groom’s first dance bride dancing with her father groom dancing with his mother bouquet toss bride and groom leaving the reception

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the a half later, on the first day of spring, THE PROPOSAL. A year and Brooklyn Bridge to

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

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family of the couple’s closest friends and THE CELEBRATION. Sixty-five Jessica says was one

vows, which witnessed these two best friends exchange However, this touching moment couldn’t of her favorite moments of the day. reception that would follow. As testament prepare anyone for the energy-filled was bride and groom, the dance floor to the exuberant personalities of the Jessica and Anthony, in honor of that full the entire evening. What’s more, to once again exhibit their competitive memorable game of dodgeball, decided ended up being one of their favorite sides by holding a dance-off, which on their feet for most of the were guests the All moments of the wedding. so happy we ditched the Sinatra song night, especially the newlyweds. “I’m our first dance,” Jessica for planned originally we’d and choreographed dance freeThings’ by Jace Everett, and we just says. “Instead we went with ‘Bad flair that boosted the adrenaline levels styled.” This switch-up added an extra newlyweds. Dancing eyes of all the guests, so they could keep up with the excited Graves and Anthony Bianco first locked could not have chosen a BEFORE THE RING. Jessica New the night away on the East End, Jessica and Anthony in a dodgeball match in Little Italy, while playing on opposing teams their beginning. or just the intensity of the game, they better way to celebrate York. Whether it was love at first sight They had their second encounter just made quite an impression on each other. Anthony hung around just long enough a few weeks later at the gym, where Street pair went for dinner in the South to ask Jessica out on a date. The the around the Statue of Liberty. Despite Seaport, followed by a sunset cruise it was then that both Jessica and Anthony conventional nature of their date, totally cheesy and absolutely romantic,” began to fall in love. “The day was AN OPAQUE professionals featured wedding / PAGE 72]

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LINKS; I WORE MY “ANTHONY WORE MY LATE GRANDFATHER’S CUFF I PINNED AN MOTHER’S RING,” JESSICA SAYS. “ON MY BOUQUET, TRAVELING WHILE ANTIQUE BIRD OF HAPPINESS THAT I’D BOUGHT WITH MY DAD.”

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MICHELLE & AUSTIN, WHO CURRENTLY RESIDE IN NICARAGUA, CHOSE EAST HAMPTON FOR THEIR WEDDING DESTINATION because IT HOLDS COUNTLESS SUMMER MEMORIES FOR THEM & REPRESENTS A RELAXING RETREAT FROM THE HUSTLE & BUSTLE OF EVERYDAY LIFE.

before the ring + the proposal.

Thirteen years ago, Austin Drill walked into a popular Rollins College hangout and planted a big kiss on a friend’s cheek—or so he thought. In a case of mistaken identity, Austin had kissed the cheek of a complete stranger: Michelle Marino. Embarrassed, Austin continued to apologize for the confusion every time he spotted Michelle on campus. Eventually his apologies turned into a dinner invitation, and the two went on to date throughout college. After graduation they moved first to New York City, then to California, and eventually to their current home in Nicaragua. During their time in California, Michelle and Austin got into the habit of strolling along the beach every night at sunset. One such evening, after returning from visiting family in New York—where, unbeknownst to Michelle, Austin had relayed his proposal plans to relatives—Austin began to reflect on the couple’s relationship. “I thought it was sweet that he was being so sentimental, but it didn’t dawn on me that he was proposing until he dropped to one knee, reached in his pocket, and had a ring in his hand,” Michelle says.

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“WE DREAMED UP A PALE PINK AFFAIR WITH GOLDEN ACCENTS & A FEW PERFECT POPS OF COLOR BY WAY OF COCKTAIL TABLES COVERED IN RASPBERRY SILK & BRIGHT PINK, MOROCCAN-INSPIRED VOTIVE CANDLES,” THE COUPLE SAYS.

the ceremony. Michelle and Austin both took special care to include

sentimental family heirlooms in their ceremony as a tribute to past generations. Michelle wore a pair of her mother’s striking blue earrings as her “something borrowed” and “something blue,” along with her grandmother’s vintage cameo ring, while Austin sported his grandfather’s antique cufflinks. As the couple exchanged their vows in the ethereal amphitheater of the LongHouse Reserve, with a delicate sprinkling of rose petals on the grass beneath them, the soft melodies of a French chanteuse singing and playing the accordion filled the air. It was an absolutely perfect musical accompaniment to the couple’s harmonious love story.

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the day & design. In an effort to keep their wedding as eco-friendly as possible, Michelle and Austin were vigilant about choosing Hamptons vendors and serving local, seasonal foods whenever possible. They could not have been happier with the results—a sustainable celebration that was also super luxe. The couple kept the decor light, whimsical, and full of eclectic touches. Moroccan lanterns cast a rosy glow, and pretty parasols provided shade and doubled as favors for guests to keep at the end of the elegant evening. The result was an inspired soiree that was as relaxed as it was sophisticated—exactly the way Michelle and Austin wanted to celebrate the beginning of their married life.

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“WE TOOK THE BEAUTY OF THE WINERY & THE existing NATURAL COLORS TO CREATE OUR COLOR PALETTE — ANTIQUE WHITE, SAGE GREEN, ROSE PETAL PINK & CREAM,” THE COUPLE SAYS OF THEIR ETHEREAL WEDDING DECOR.

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[1] featured wedding professionals EVENT RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL LTD. [PARTYRENTALLTD.COM / PAGE 35] FLORAL DESIGN: KAREN LENAHAN DESIGNS [KLENAHANDESIGNS.COM / PAGE 44] LIGHTING: MATT MURPHY EVENT LIGHTING [MATTMURPHYEVENTLIGHTING.COM / PAGE 164] PHOTOGRAPHY: SAMANTHA SHAY PHOTOGRAPHY [SAMANTHASHAYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] RECEPTION SITE: BEDELL CELLARS [BEDELLCELLARS.COM / PAGE 43] additional contacts: CATERING: A SMALL AFFAIR / ENTERTAINMENT: MIRIAM SHILLING & HANK LANE FAVORS: A TASTE OF THE NORTH FORK / GOWN: CHRISTOS / HAIR: ALTER EGO HAIR SALON / MAKEUP: BETH RACHEL BEAUTY / paper goods: PEN & PAPER / RING BEARER PILLOW: NANA MONTANA / TRANSPORTATION: M&V LIMOUSINE & THE HAMPTON JITNEY

wedding weekend. As a native of the North Fork, Dana couldn’t wait to share the magic of her part of Long Island with her loved ones; while Matt, who had become familiar with the area as his and Dana’s love had blossomed, agreed that the picturesque locale was perfect for their wedding. “The North Fork is a hidden gem; a special place where we come to escape the hustle and bustle of New York City,” the couple explains. They chose Bedell Cellars to give their guests a laid-back vineyard experience, during which they could sample local wines while also basking in the North Fork’s natural beauty. the day & Design. Dana and Matt infused their special day with plenty of local flavor, and quirky, homespun design elements. The result? A sophisticated soiree that exuded a laid-back sense of rustic charm. “From the antique skeleton keys that I had collected over the years to the rattan table linens and the torn paper chosen for our invitations, each detail played an important role in the overall decor,” Dana says. With their design motif perfectly complementing the destination, the couple made sure to do the same with their wedding menu. They selected only local ingredients, including oysters from Dana’s father’s oyster farm, making for a sustainably delicious spread that delighted their guests.

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elly+ peter

bridgehampton, ny / 09.17.2011 angelica glass photography

THE LAID-BACK TOWN OF BRIDGEHAMPTON HAD JUST THE RIGHT VIBE FOR ELLY & PETER’S MAGICAL WEDDING. THE DREAMY ATMOSPHERE, COUPLED WITH PETER’S FAMILY CONNECTIONS IN THE AREA, MADE THE DESTINATION SIMPLY PERFECT.

before the ring.

When Elly O’Rourke interviewed at a consulting firm in Tokyo, Japan, she certainly didn’t expect Peter Brown, who explained the firm’s compensation structure to her, to become the love of her life. Initially, Elly deemed Peter a bit too serious for her more spontaneous taste, but after some loving prodding from two mutual friends–who would later serve as the maid of honor and best man at their wedding–and a number of fun-filled, late-night visits to traditional Japanese pubs in Tokyo, the couple realized that they were falling madly in love. “Peter and I really became inseparable,” Elly says. Years later, on their wedding day, Peter confessed to Elly that he had in fact fallen in love with her at first sight on that first day they met, while they both marveled at the unusual circumstances of their first meeting.

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WITH A REFRESHING, CITRUS-HUED PALETTE, ELLY & PETER LET THEIR INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITIES COMPLEMENT THE RAW & ELEGANT BEAUTY OF THE HAMPTONS, WHILE ADDING A CHIC INFUSION OF BRIGHTNESS TO EVERY ASPECT OF THE DAY.

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the proposal. Elly and Peter dated for nearly five years while living and working in Japan before they both decided to attend business school back in the United States at Duke University. The summer after their first year at Duke, Elly took an internship in Uganda, to be followed by a term studying abroad in Spain. Peter–who had actually had a ring for Elly for about a year–planned a romantic trip to visit his true love in Spain and pop the ultimate question. “At the beginning of the visit he proposed to me at a plaza near my house. We then spent close to a month traveling and celebrating our engagement,” Elly recalls. the day & Design. Aiming for an atmosphere of carefree, homespun

whimsy, Elly and Peter set the mood with a vivid palette of striking blood orange and sunny yellow with chartreuse accents. In addition to the bold colors, the couple infused their reception with plenty of inspired specialty cocktails—think honeydew fizz and thyme-flavored vodka—and playful sweets. A cupcake tier spilling with luscious orange sugar flowers, and crowned with a vintage lovebird cake topper acted as a sweet centerpiece for Elly and Peter’s decadent dessert bar; while an array of scrumptious minisweets completed the delicious spread. “I wanted the cake topper to stand out, so I kept the rest of the dessert bar simple, with cupcakes in a variety of flavors,” Elly says.

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gabi + sean

JUXTAPOSING A BRIGHT, YOUTHFUL COLOR PALETTE WITH AN ENDEARING COLLECTION OF THEIR OWN ANTIQUEs, GABI & SEAN TRANSFORMED THEIR WEDDING CELEBRATION INTO A FANTASTICAL DREAMLAND FULL OF LOVE, LAUGHTER & WHIMSY.

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the ceremony. Gabi and Sean tied the knot on the sixth anniversary of their first date in a light, airy outdoor ceremony on the expansive grounds of the Bourne Mansion. The couple took advantage of the openness of the setting, and crafted a unique, homespun altar to serve as a personalized backdrop for their vows. “We used handmade details and antiques we collected on our annual trips to New Hampshire to create our own ceremony altar,” the couple explains. From the love of family and friends surrounding them to the glow of their own creativity setting the mood, the smitten couple could not have been happier with their heartfelt open-air nuptials. the day + Design. Using a mixture of re-purposed antique treasures

featured wedding professionals COORDINATION: KARYN MICHAEL EVENTS [KARYNMICHAELEVENTS.COM / BACK COVER] PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY: MILLIMETER PHOTOGRAPHY [MILLIMETERPHOTO.COM] additional contacts: CAKE + CUPCAKES: BLACK FOREST BAKERY / CATERING: LESSINGS / ENTERTAINMENT: PARTIES ALIVE / FLORAL DESIGN: BAYVIEW FLORIST & MONTAGE / HAIR: VICTORIA MAZZARELLA / JEWELRY: ELIOT DANORI / LINENS: TABLECLOTHSFACTORY.COM / MAKEUP: MAKEUP BY MARIE-THERESE / RECEPTION SITE: BOURNE MANSION / TRANSPORTATION: LEGEND LIMOUSINe

and quaint accents—think sunny floral arrangements perched atop vintage suitcases and cake stands—Gabi and Sean transformed the Bourne Mansion into a modern day wedding wonderland. Perky tones of yellow, aqua, cobalt, and lime were woven into each detail, ensuring a sparkling smile on every face. In addition to cheerful decor, Gabi and Sean set the mood with plenty of mischievous pops of fun. “As the guests entered the cocktail area, they had a choice of lemonade or sangria served in pint-sized Mason jars with aqua striped straws,” the couple says, adding that they ended the evening by handing out miniature wine bottles as favors.

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a perfect balance of boho brilliance & nostalgic charm capture the sunlight with gold and bronze tones. ethereal tiers of embroidered silk and a sultry sequined bodice make this fleur woods gown a tide-turner; emulate effervescent beach grass with a delicate gold and crystal hair vine by boutique de voileâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a cluster of vintage-inspired hair pins and a re-purposed sweater collar complete the look. vintage earrings.

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unlock the mysteries of sea-inspired beauty with a duo of exquisitely crafted wax and porcelain hairpins; add something old to something new with earrings that mix sparkling crystals, luminous pearls and antique resin cabochons; both by miss allaneous. OPPOSITE: the sun-washed shades of summer echo in the blushing tones of this garden rose, ranunculus, and sweet pea bouquet, trailing a spill of silk ribbons and vintage lace, by dandeneau flowers.

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discover a place in the sun trip the light fantastic in a seductively wrought gown, radiant with intricate beading, gossamer sleeves, and distinctively embellished flowers, by claire pettibone; something winsome this way comes when you pair edera jewelryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s silk medallion earrings with a sparkling crystal necklace turned dramatic headpiece, by lynn litwin. THIS PAGE & OPPOSITE:

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secrets of the sea & maritime curiosities live the life aquatic with these something bleu heels feathered with velvet and silk organza petals. OPPOSITE: plucked from a mermaidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding, this sweet bouquet mixes seashells and sea glass-smooth baubles with seaweed-tinted succulents, ranunculus and barely blushing antiqued hydrangea, by dandeneau flowers. this page:

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ABOVE left: top this: a sailor-style cake topper adds instant vintage charm to your celebration—see more heirloom treasures at wellwed.com; above right: wave hello to your guests with ribbon & wood veneer pennant flag place cards attached to oldfashioned hat pins [christaalexandra.com], hand-calligraphied by flourishes studio; center left: entice guests to step up to the plate by offering up delicate antique china dishes in an array of intricate, summery patterns; center right: stash sweet & salty take-away treats for guests in kitschy vintage tins; opposite: a picnic-style dessert buffet invites guests to satisfy

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“orchard-fresh hues can be comfortably homespun or sweetly sophisticated.”

for your table : CROSS-STITCHED DIY TABLE NUMBERS >> << for dessert : aRTISAN MARSHMALLOWS IN JUICY FLAVORS

ABOVE left: miniature peach cobblers in quaint glass jars are picnic-perfect treats; above right: a peppy peach illustration lures guests down the aisle in this cheerful invitation, from paperdolls of saratoga [paperdollsofsaratoga.com]; a peach blossom adds capricious charm to a sparkling vintage clutch, [Diy details at wellwed.com]; center left: marshmallows are all grown up with gourmet peach flavors & pillow-soft texture, from mia mallows [miamallows.com]; center right: guests will feel sew welcome with charming hand-embroidered table numbers [Diy details at wellwed.com]; opposite: a fancifully scalloped ribbon & bold sugar tulips wrap up a three-tiered apricot, ginger & cardamom cake with a layer of pale peach fondant, by irene’s cakes by design [irenemaston.com].

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to read between the lines & add elegance to playful ABOVE LEFT: domino effect: a plaid woven silk bow tie takes center stage for a bold style statement that will knock you over [beautiesltd.com]; ABOVE RIGHT: a boutonniere flush with tiny nerine lilies, pitch black feathers & felt leaves gives your beau a dash of silent movie star panache. OPPOSITE: a secret garden of stark white nerine

lilies blooms beneath a clear glass cloche in white-washed antique bottles clustered on a classic monochromatic transferware plate.

tote essentials in a lacy clutch [moynabags.com] << channel some flower power [katespade.com]

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“channel the shades of the silver screen for a hint of old hollywood glamour.”

for your guests : the day’s details in black & white >> << for your table : get your kicks with road trip-ready table numbers

ABOVE left: black & white take a delicious detour as unexpected vessels spill with a bevy of black & white candy confections on

this film noir dessert table. kept fresh by a clear glass cloche, pint-sized white chocolate candy cakes, adorned with sweet bows & a sprinkle of sparkling sugar, top our ultimate black & white list [thelittlecandycake.com]; above right: aim for fun by pinning place cards to an old-fashioned dart board trimmed with striped ribbons, calligraphy by flourishes studio; center left: salvaged porcelain & enamel house numbers & license plates get a second life as cheeky table markers, [Diy details at wellwed.com]; center right: the prettiest way to coordinate your day: a fanciful accordion letterpress wedding program [cecinewyork.com]; opposite: take a bite out of black & white with this dramatic vanilla bean & white chocolate cake that becomes sculpturally chic with a stenciled applique & a hint of welcoming whimsy from blooming sugar anemones, by irene’s cakes by design [irenemaston.com].

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above (clockwise from top left): homespun bunting inspires a spontaneous romantic moment, captured by scott clark photography;

an eclectic cluster of vintage spools accents a lacy claire pettibone gown, captured by elizabeth messina photography; lush and verdurous foliage blooms beneath a diminutive terrarium, by sprout home; a stack of vintage tomes plays pedestal to a delicate floral crown of silk blooms woven with freshwater pearls, by twigs & honey; a hand-tied bouquet of dahlias, garden roses & millet takes on an air of subtle sophistication wrapped in ivory satin ribbon, by jessica’s country flowers; pale green sugar flowers accent an understated confection, by mali b sweets.

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>> A FANTASTICAL HISTORY COMES TO LIFE WITH REGAL FINERY, DECADENT DECOR & SUCCULENT SWEETS. EMBRACE THE OUTRE ELEGANCE OF EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PARIS WITH AN AISLE—STyLE REVOLUTION OF YOUR OWN.

above (clockwise from left): belle of the ball: cascading ruffles of ivory perfectly complement the decadently embroidered gold

bodice on this monique lhuillier gown, from the plumed serpent, an elaborate bridal headpiece by la couture amour, completes the posh ensemble; the french confection: tiffany-blue vanilla fondant & royalty-worthy accents give this lovely lemon cake a goldplated finish, designed by the cake boutique—couture cookies with royal icing, from sweet sugarbelle & pearlized key lime bonbons, by cakesuite, round out this opulent dessert table; a petite arrangement of roses & wax flower with feather accents brings charm to a glimmering mercury glass vessel; vintage-inspired frames add a dash of aristocratic panache.

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vintage lace linens & artfully mismatched chairs capture the decadent whimsy of bygone daysâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a towering tablescape of barely blushing roses & lush foliage designed by barbaraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flowers, completes the look, captured by judy pak photography. N O. 150


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>> A SUBTLY SOPHISTICATED SOIREE IS A BREEZE WHEN YOU STEP BACK IN TIME TO AN ERA OF NOSTALGIC ELEGANCE.

above (clockwise from top left): a ladylike bride reclines in a luxe couture johnna ho gown atop a very velvet sofa, from sassafras

vintage rentals; accent your bridal boudoir with shimmering jumbles of bijoux & brilliant baubles, accessories & gown from everthine bridal boutique; delight guests with cheeky champagne glass charms, by ladyfingers letterpress; a sublime arrangement of ranunculus, lavender & seeded eucalyptus spills from a bejeweled milk glass vessel, bringing garden freshness to a refined tabletop, by tashi & bobo; a furry friend steals the spotlight; a bouquet of ranunculus, lavender & seasonal blooms pops with understated jewel tones, by tashi & bobo.

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>> DRAW ON THE array of CONFETTI COLORS present in SUMMERâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BLOOMs FOR A vivacious & VIBRANT CELEBRATION.

above (clockwise from top left): frock & roll: a vibrant & vivacious bridal bouquet, by poppies & posies accents a voluminous

samuelle couture gown, while a dashing groom looks on in a dapper hickey freeman suit & j. cravata bow tie; take vintage-inspired floral design to new heights by pairing demurely mismatched bottles in bloom with stately, weathered vessels flourishing with prismatic poppies, dahlias, honeysuckle & maiden hair fern, by poppies & posies; mail the rainbow with technicolor antique stamps; fill miniature glass bottles with rainbow-bright treats & favorsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;here, a nimble bride has crafted miniature origami stars for a celestial surprise.

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>> Opposites attract in contrasting shades of black & white, as fresh as summer mornings & as sultry as summer nights.

above (clockwise from top left): tote-ally cute: nautical beach bags will have guests beaming all weekend long, captured by

trustudio; a voluminous monique lhuillier gown shimmers with a luxe rhinestone & silver satin sash & frames a timeless bouquet of roses & calla lilies, captured by photography by verdi; peppy striped straws get dressed up with jaunty paper flags, by go against the grain; say cheese: blend tech-savvy groomsmen gifts with country-chic details for an old-meets-new effect; neat rows of chocolate cupcakes, topped with edible trinkets, are cute as a button, by big city little sweets.

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>> VIEW YOUR WEDDING THROUGH ROSEâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;COLORED GLASSES WITH DESSERT & DECOR IN SUGARY SHADES OF PETAL PINK.

above (clockwise from top left): dress up your tresses with a gilded comb adorned with hand-painted cherry blossoms & silk ribbons,

by bonbon oiseau; a preciously pink cake, covered in blush-hued red velvet truffles & dusted with golden sugar crystals, from taste by spellbound, is crowned with a pair of darling love birds; blushing maids surround a glowing bride-to-be, captured by elisabeth millay photography; pink about it: a vibrant peony bouquet blooms in bold shades of fuchsia, by petal pushers; letterpress details & flirty hues lend this invitation a sprinkle of pure magic, by paper monkey press; create a distinct town-&-county feel by pinning dainty place cards to a simple chicken wire backdrop, as an elegant framed table number, by paper & pigtails, takes center stage for a shabby-chic look.

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WellWed Hamptons Magazine Spring - Summer 2012  

Boutique wedding magazine WellWed Hamptons Spring/Summer 2012

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