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LOVE STORIES pages

39-41..........................Marie & Doug 43-45........................Lilly & Niklas 47-49......................He ather & Mike 51-53 .................Danie lle & Ange lo 55-57.................Ashley & Brandon 59-61..............................Jill & Mike

TIPS & ADVICE pages

32-34 .................................unveiled

backstage at an elegant affair

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tips & advice from anna post

168 ...............some thing borrowe d tips from those in the know

MEET & GREET pages

16..............................some thing old

time-honored accessories, venues & more

18 ..............................some thing new trends meet tradition

20............................some thing blue true blue details

26.........................tale nt spotlight

wedding industry veterans

24, 28, 159, 160..........de stinations idyllic hamptons locales

156-157...................far away affair

whisk away to happily ever after

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79-92 .....................Lobster + Lemon ocean-kissed inspiration

95-108......blackwatch + Blueberry

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111-124 ................fuchsia aflame

glowing details

127-155 .........................style file

inspiring ideas—cakes, flowers & more

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>> WITH A PASSION FOR STUNNING NUPTIALS, WE OFTEN TURN TO FABULOUS WEDDING PROFESSIONALS TO HELP BRING BEAUTY TO THE PAGES OF OUR PUBLICATION. WE GIVE THANKS TO THOSE WHO GENEROUSLY GAVE THEIR TIME & TALENT. brea mcdonald,

of BREA MCDONALD PHOTOGRAPHY, is a brilliant photographer with a knack for capturing the magic ambience of a couple’s special day [BREAMCDONALD.COM]; bryan yager, of BELTRAMI STUDIOS, creates artfully chic photographs that reflect the essence of true love [BELTRAMISTUDIOS.COM]; david seaver, of DAVID SEAVER PHOTOGRAPHY, is a world-class photographer with a distinct gift for making his subjects radiate a natural, joyful glow [DAVIDSEAVER.COM]; deborah nadel, of DEBORAH NADEL DESIGN, creates wedding invitations that sparkle with delicate elegance & sophisticated style [DEBORAHNADEL.COM]; confection connoisseur, diane roncone, of CAKES OF THE HAMPTONS, delivers one-of-a-kind creations sure to sweeten your special day [CAKESOFTHEHAMPTONS. COM]; jessica ulrich, of JESSICA HALEY PHOTOGRAPHY, snaps energy & emotion with every photograph [JESSICAHALEYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM]; justin cruz, of SALON CRUZ, is adept at providing brides with uniquely beautiful hairstyles that complement their overall look [SALONCRUZ.COM]; kimberly savage, of KIMBERLY SAVAGE BEAUTY, works with a naturally beautiful palette to create flawless elegance; a passion for pastries that are pleasing for both the eye & the palate sets apart wedding cakes by leanne rose, of LEANNE’S SPECIALTY CAKES [LEANNESCAKES.COM]; lena hartford, of HAIR THAT MOVES, cuts & curls with stylish perfection for every special occasion [HAIRTHATMOVES.COM]; with an intuitive approach & a dedication to detail, lilee fell & adrian carello, of LILEE FELL FLOWERS, are a match made in floral design heaven [LILEEFELLFLOWERS.COM]; combining her love of cooking with her innate artistic abilities, lindsey gamble, of ELEGANTLY ICED, creates sugary masterpieces that represent the unique styles & tastes of each couple she works with [ELEGANTLYICED.COM]; from bouquets & boutonnieres toeverything in between, self-taught floral artist lori meigel, of AVAFLORA, brings a touch of glamour to every piece she creates [AVAFLORA.COM]; inspired by the beautiful things in life, mark mansone, of FLOWERS BY TOPAZ, crafts breathtaking floral arrangements abloom with creativity & fresh style [FLOWERSBYTOPAZ.COM]; capturing genuine & sacred moments, michelle & thomas gardella, of MICHELLE GARDELLA PHOTOGRAPHY, snap striking, poignant images [MICHELLEGARDELLA.COM]; rebecca shepherd, of REBECCA SHEPHERD FLORAL DESIGN, mixes romance & whimsy with modern & classic in floral designs that capture a couple’s spirit [REBECCASHEPHERDFLORALDESIGN.COM]; roberto chamorro, of KANE & SOCIAL PICTURE COMPANY, brings authentic elegance & style to the camera [KANEANDSOCIAL.COM]; sara wight, of SARA WIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY, finds beauty & inspiration in every moment, grand or simple [SARAWIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM].

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[1] welcome your guests to your special day with elegance—sweet script & creamy colors exude ethereal grace [DEBORAHNADEL.COM / PAGE 165]; [2] your day glows with the golden light of yesteryear under old-fashioned edison bulbs & bistro lights [MATTMURPHYEVENTLIGHTING.COM / PAGE 165]; [3] with dreamy tulle & beautiful beads, the ubeda gown & designs from the 2014 soft collection from rosa clara evoke the style of the roaring twenties [DESIGNERLOFTNYC.COM / PAGE 46]; [4] toast to everlasting love with this vintage bubbly. 2003 blanc de blanc is crisp & floral with a fruity finish [MARTHACLARAVINEYARDS.COM / PAGE 126]; [5] smooth jazz & swing tunes will keep your guests on their feet all night long [THESMOKERINGS.COM / PAGE 132]; [6] a tufted leather gordon sofa & sleek smoke chair channel the sultry ambience of a speakeasy [TAYLORCREATIVEWEDDINGS.COM / PAGE 166]; [7] embellish your ensemble with vintage costume jewelry from bridget kellogg. the something old collection showcases the elegant tastes of the twentieth century with sparkling gemstones & milky pearls [BRIDGETKELLOGG.COM].


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[1] two of our beloved pros team up to spark your inspiration. the white dress by the shore & carla ten eyck photography present the white dress in color, a new book brimming with bridal stories [THEWHITEDRESSSERIES.COM]; [2] a bevy of beautiful blooms is available at this fabulous floral designer’s new locale in southampton [FLOWERSBYTOPAZ.COM / PAGE 35]; [3] it is true that love knows no bounds, especially as marriage equality finally becomes nationally recognized—a cause for celebration [MARRIAGEEQUALITY.ORG]; [4] celebrate everlasting love with a special something from perrywinkle’s latest line of engagement rings, devotion diamond, offered at their new long island location [DEVOTIONDIAMOND.COM]; [5] indulge in a little retail therapy. bridal reflections announces new monthly veil & accessory trunk shows, featuring pretty pieces like the priscilla sash from boutique de voile & much more [BRIDALREFLECTIONS.COM / PAGE 2]; [6] one of our local loves takes the cake—lael cakes is named one of brides magazine’s top one hundred cake designers in the country [LAELCAKES.COM / PAGE 125]; [7] peter som joins the list of fabulous designers available from bhldn. the olivia gown from his latest collection is sophisticated & oh-so-chic [BHLDN.COM & PETERSOM.COM].

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[1] a navy striped dress from coren moore will give your flower girl darling nautical flair [ALITTLESOMETHINGWHITE.COM / PAGE 19 & CORENMOORE.COM]; [2] invite & delight your guests with these charming map-inspired paper goods [NANEPRESS.COM / PAGE 166]; [3] refresh your guests with tasty lavender infused beverages & bite-size desserts [LITTLERANDOMDETAILS.COM / PAGE 165]; [4] walk the aisle in these pretty pumps for an added touch of elegance. sparkly gemstone accents make the blissb pumps from bella belle shoes simply stunning [BELLABELLESHOES.COM]; [5] save the date with something sweet. these treats will whet your guests’ appetites for the celebration to come [CASUESWEETS.COM / PAGE 163]; [6] your maids will beam in simple & sophisticated pine dresses by watters, available at bella bridesmaid [BELLABRIDESMAID.COM / PAGE 77]; [7] channel the glamour of the roaring twenties with this chic hairpiece


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celebrate your nuptials with a luxe wedding at brecknock hall. sweet sophistication & garden party glam will make your special day simply perfect.

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ACCOMMODATIONS: Boasting many bungalow-style suites, Sole East will pamper your loved ones all weekend long. Whitewashed furnishings, sisal rugs, and tropical hues make each well-appointed, garden-view guest room unique. Modern style meets tranquility in ten supreme suites, offering large luxurious spaces and perfect privacy for a prenuptial primping or honeymoon escape.


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“I am committed to personalized service. In our first meeting, I aim to understand who you are and what you envision for your special day,” she says. Today, the business has expanded to serve brides-to-be across the globe. To maintain her one-on-one approach, she offers Skype sessions with long-distance clients. Christina looks forward to expanding the business on the web, so that the busiest of brides can browse her shop online.

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ASHLEY O’NEIL EVENTS: Sometimes all it takes is a spark of inspiration to ignite a lifelong passion. A born entertainer, Ashley O’Neil cultivated her party planning skills for years, organizing events for friends and family. Inspired by the interactions and experiences of her loved ones, she decided to offer her talents to others. “I have always loved the aesthetic and emotional aspects that make up an event,” she says. “Weddings capture these two elements in the most beautiful way.”

Seven years after launching her successful wedding planning business, Ashley reaps the rewards every time her couples say “I do.” Offering complete planning services, she steps in to coordinate everything from catering and floral design to mailing invitations and stocking guest goodie bags. "From napkin folding to place setting, I love the little details that give each event that final polished look ," she says. Inspired by bold patterns and bright colors, Ashley looks forward to working with wedding trends that infuse rustic and modern tastes. N O. 26

NAME: ashley o’neil BUSINESS: ashley o’neil events SERVICES: event design + coordination YEARS IN BUSINESS: seven WEBSITE: ashleyoneilevents.com

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>> WHIMSICAL WATERFRONT VIEWS & COUNTRY CLUB CHARM MAKE TRUMPETS AT THE GATE PICTURE—PERFECT. EXQUISITE ELEGANCE: Your wedding at Trumpets at the Gate will be an alluring affair you will never forget. Nestled on acres of lush landscapes leading up to spectacular oceanfront views, this manor is flawless. From the distinguished dining room to the breathtaking terrace, posh furnishings throughout lend Trumpets at the Gate sophisticated elegance. RECEPTION OPTIONS: Stately splendor greets guests as they enter through the atrium. A sweet bridal suite overlooks the dining room from a beautiful balcony. Sip cocktails with loved ones on the oceanfront terrace and enjoy a spectacular sunset. Indulge in celebrated gourmet cuisine, served in traditional white-glove style, and dance the night away beneath sparkling chandeliers. CEREMONY OPTIONS: Trumpets at the Gate accommodates ceremonies of multiple sizes and styles. Say “I do” in front of the picturesque facade, as guests enjoy the surrounding gorgeous gardens and lawns. The classic wooden deck provides unparalleled waterfront views. For couples seeking a sophisticated setting, the interior hall boasts luxe accents and manor house style.

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>> PUTTING A FRESHLY PERSONAL SPIN ON WEDDING—DAY ELEGANCE, KARYN LOCICERO ORCHESTRATES TIMELESS CELEBRATIONS. more than ten years ago, karyn locicero entered the special events world as a retailer. with her discerning eye, she soon had a stationery shop full of invitations, favors & event rentals. as her business & client base grew, karyn realized that she didn’t just want to provide couples with resources for their special days— she wanted to help plan & design weddings. today, karyn michael events provides planning services to help wedding-day dreams come true. karyn’s

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beginning with a relaxed q & a session, karyn gathers the notes she needs to bring a client’s vision to life. over a cup of coffee, she talks couples through their ideal celebration, encouraging her clients to leave no stone unturned, no detail un-discussed. “during that first meeting, i listen more than i speak,” she says.

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[the couple] ELIZABETH + KENNETH

dreaming of a classic & elegant wedding, elizabeth & kenneth sought karyn’s help to create a celebration that would capture the essence of their love story. inspired by the couple’s timeless taste & the historic grace of oheka castle, karyn crafted an atmosphere of refinement & romance fit for royalty.

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LOVE IS GRAND: the dazzling vista of the garden & grounds from historic oheka castle’s balcony gives the newlyweds reason to smile.

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BEVY OF BEAUTIES: a beaming bride & her maids look lovely on the lawn in barely blushing shades of ivory & rosy pink.

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CRYSTALS & CANDLELIGHT: garden roses & hydrangeas bloom in sparkling candelabras, as classic stemware glimmers in love’s warm glow.

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KARYN’S ADVICE: PLANNING A WEDDING ISN’T A RACE, SO PACE YOURSELF. TAKE YOUR TIME WITH YOUR SELECTIONS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY LITTLE DETAIL REFLECTS YOU AS A COUPLE. drawing inspiration from the stately ambience of the venue, karyn * created an atmosphere that combined the best of modern elegance

TIERS OF LOLLICAKES COMPLEMENT STATUESQUE CENTERPIECES.

& old-world luxury. from gilded china to crystal stemware, every detail channeled the spirit of sophistication. “elizabeth & kenneth chose a classic color palette of cream, ivory & gold to keep things rich but

simple, to allow the character of the castle to shine through,” she says. karyn michael

EVENTS. fueled by her passion for design, karyn approaches every event she creates with a fresh & fun flair. channeling her creative energy towards the unique dreams & desires of each couple she works with, she crafts masterful, memorable weddings that capture the character of her clients.

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SEALED WITH A KISS: the couple’s simply elegant custom logo adds a sophisticated touch.

[THE COUPLE’S STYLE] timeless taste + upscale elegance

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ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: ACCESSORIES: CHRISTIE LAUREN / CATERING: CHEF DANIEL ANDREOTTI / CINEMATOGRAPHY: FRED MARCUS / BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: AMSALE / ENTERTAINMENT: HANK LANE MUSIC / FAVORS: CUPCAKE CONTESSAS / FLORAL DESIGN: FLOWERS BY BRIAN / GOWN + VEIL: WEDDING SALON OF MANHASSET HAIR: NUBEST SALON & SPA / LIGHTING: HART TO HART ENTERTAINMENT / LINENS + RENTALS: CLASSIC PARTY RENTALS / MAKEUP: ANNE DEMARCO COSMETICS / PAPERGOODS + CALLIGRAPHY: INKLINATIONS / SHOES : JIMMY CHOO / FORMALWEAR: ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA / TRANSPORTATION: DESIGNER LIMOUSINES

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>> THANKS TO SMARTPHONES, IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO SHARE THE LOVE. BUT, AS YOU PREPARE TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE, IT’S IMPORTANT TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ROLE SOCIAL MEDIA WILL PLAY ON THE BIG DAY. know your LIMITS

share the FUN

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#TRUELOVE:

You may be fine with your guests snapping your arrival at the ceremony, but many couples prefer to see smiling faces, not a sea of glowing smartphones, as they walk down the aisle. Others prefer not to have ceremony pictures posted to sites like Instagram and Facebook before they have a chance to enjoy the moment fully. (Smartphone and social media use at the reception is much harder to restrict.)

A few weeks before the wedding, consider setting up a Dropbox account, special Facebook page, or Facebook album, in which you add guests as “contributors,” for uploading photos and/or establishing a hashtag to tag photos and posts on Instagram and Twitter— this lets everyone share the memories. Print this information with any needed instructions or passcodes in the ceremony program and on little cards to distribute at the reception.

communicate your WISHES SPELL IT OUT:

Social media is a great way to share treasured memories and to include loved ones — just make

sure to set the parameters in advance so that sharing online doesn’t eclipse the joy of being in the moment.

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Clue in your guests about your social media and photo-sharing preferences on your wedding website, your ceremony program, or at the ceremony with an announcement by a groomsman just before the mother of the groom is seated: “The bride and groom have requested that you turn off your phones and hold all photos and social media posts until they have exited the ceremony.” In fact, doing all three is a good idea.

prepare f or TAGGING GO WITH THE FLOW:

Prepare for your loved ones to post the inevitable tweets, status updates, and photos. While you may not want guests taking photos at the ceremony, once they’re at the reception it’s virtually guaranteed they’ll start taking pictures of key moments and friends. Just roll with it —you’re sure to enjoy looking through your friends’ pics in the days after the wedding, as much as you’ll enjoy perusing your professional photographer’s album.

go the DISTANCE GET IT ALL ON FILM:

Consider a different kind of “social” media. When a really close friend or relative can’t be at your wedding, a video chat can bring them into your day in ways a phone call can’t. Schedule ten minutes at your reception when you can slip away from the party and give your longdistance guest your full attention. Show them your dress, rings, bouquet, the venue, and any other special details of the day.

be PRESENT LIVE IN THE MOMENT:

While sharing fun moments and capturing each detail on film for your social feed can be lots of fun for everyone, the most important thing to keep in mind is to live in the moment—after all, this day comes once in a lifetime! Throughout the day, remind guests (perhaps through a note in the program) that your photographer will be documenting the day for all to see.

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marie a doug

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;in honor of our two families becoming one, i carried         wedding band with my bouquet as we exchanged            the details of your day.â&#x20AC;?

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BEFORE THE RING. A little luck, a common interest, and a friendly hand brought Marie Finan and Doug Wall together. Though the pair were both undergraduate students pursuing history degrees at Lafayette College, they did not meet until their senior year in a mandatory seminar course. Sitting with a mutual friend in the classroom, Marie and Doug slowly got to know one another, as lingering looks over the books led to an introduction. Study buddies turned into lovebirds, and the college sweethearts found everlasting love. THE PROPOSAL. Returning from a typical day at the office, Marie was welcomed home with a sweet surprise. Waiting patiently with gentlemanly grandeur, Doug stood on her doorstep with a bottle of champagne and a lovely engagement ring in a true-blue Tiffany box. Completely ecstatic and blissfully happy, the pair celebrated with a night out on the town. Doug treated his brideto-be to a celebratory dinner at The House, an unabashedly romantic restaurant in New York City, to complete their perfect evening. THE DAY & DESIGN. After a heartfelt church ceremony, the newlyweds

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and their loved ones proceeded back to Dougâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family home for an evening of enchantment. Inspired by the estateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lush backyard, Marie and Doug chose a rose-garden theme for their essence-of-summer celebration. A creamy color palette of petal pinks and ivory complemented the seasonal blooms, while pops of pewter gray added a sophisticated note to the feminine scheme. Guests enjoyed sweet sips beneath the breathtaking canopies, then proceeded to the tennis court-turned-tented ballroom for a fabulous feast. Handwritten place cards, engraved with a refined rose monogram, topped the tables, and crystal chandeliers sparkled overhead. The couple completed the elegant soiree with a funky finish, transforming the pool into a plexi-glass dance floor that glowed brilliant blue.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: CATERING: MARCEY BROWNSTEIN / CAKE + SWEETS: SYLVIA WEINSTOCK ENTERTAINMENT: KEVIN OSBORNE BAND / FAVORS: TATEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BAKE SHOP / FLORAL DESIGN: MATTHEW ROBBINS DESIGN / GOWN + VEIL: VERA WANG / HAIR: JASMINE WILLS / JEWELRY: TIFFANY & CO. LIGHTING: REVOLVE FURNITURE CO. / MAKEUP: MIA SILVERIO / PAPER GOODS: CECI NEW YORK SHOES: MANOLO BLAHNIK / TRANSPORTATION: BEACH LIMOUSINE / VALET: TNT VALET SERVICES

1. mercury glass aglow 2. tateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweet surprises 3. rosĂŠ bubbles add a hint of pink

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lilly a niklas

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blossomed during a New York City summer, when a mutual friend had the spot-on instinct to set the two up on a date. For their first date, the Manhattan-based pair met for a spirited round of drinks and snacks with friends on the rooftop of the Thompson Hotel, where they hit it off immediately. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There was an instant spark,â&#x20AC;? Lilly says. In fact, the connection was so strong that they met up again in the Hamptons two days later, finding time to be together among outings with friends and family at the beach. THE PROPOSAL. Lilly and Niklas were on a romantic and relaxing vacation in

Maui, Hawaii, and thoroughly enjoying their time by the beach. One evening, as Lilly was getting ready for their sunset dinner, Niklas prepared a special surprise. Lilly emerged to discover an elegant wine and cheese course awaiting her on their private terrace. Before the breathtaking backdrop of the tropical paradise, Niklas dropped to one knee and asked Lilly to spend the rest of her life with him.

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THE DAY & DESIGN. The sophisticated duo chose Water Mill for their nuptials due to the destinationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s role in their love story. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hamptons have always been a very special place for us,â&#x20AC;? Lilly explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Living in Manhattan, we spent a lot of time getting to know each other in the Hamptons on summer weekendsâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;from the early days of our courtship to now living here full time.â&#x20AC;? The beauty of the region inspired the pairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s color palette of greens, browns, and earth tones, which transformed their reception into a veritable enchanted forest of summer romance. Centerpieces of velvety soft moss and glowing lanterns set the mood beneath a clear tent, while hand-harvested vegetables and herbs served as au naturale table markers. For Lilly and Niklas, the highlight of the day was bringing loved ones from Europe, St. Louis, and Manhattan together for one supremely sweet celebration.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: ACCOMMODATIONS: THE AMERICAN HOTEL / CATERING: BRENT NEWSOM CAKE + SWEETS: MOMOFUKU MILK BAR / COORDINATION: SAVE THE DATE / ENTERTAINMENT: SOUL PLAY FLORAL DESIGN: KIM JON / GOWN: CAROLINA HERRERA / HAIR: SALON XAVIER / MAKEUP: MICHELLE DITTRICH / PAPERGOODS: FANCY THAT / SHOES: CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN / WEDDING REGISTRY: BLOOMINGDALEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S + MICHAEL C. FINA

*DESIGN DETAILS: 1. farm-to-fete decor 2. grape vines wrapped up quirky lanterns 3. moss-runners bring the forest to the table W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 45


heather a mike

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the idyllic shores of Montauk (where, years later, they would say â&#x20AC;&#x153;I doâ&#x20AC;?), but they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t actually end up going on their first date until six months after they met. As soon as they started dating, they both realized that not only did they have many mutual friends, but they seriously could not get enough of each other. A year into their relationship, they embarked on a cross-country road trip that cemented the thought in both of their minds that they were meant to be together. THE PROPOSAL. For Heatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 30th birthday, Mike planned a romantic trip

to Cabo. On their first day in the beautiful locale, the couple took a hikeâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;an activity they had always enjoyed togetherâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;with their intended destination a remote spot called Loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach. Before embarking on the final, quite steep, leg of the hike, the couple stopped to rest, and Mike paid attention to every detail as he spread out a blanket. He asked Heather to stand upâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;which initially worried her, considering the fact that they were hiking in a remote areaâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;as he knealt and popped the question. THE DAY & DESIGN. Heather and Mike, now based in San Francisco, felt a

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strong pull toward tying the knot in the town where they met: the fishermanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s village-turned-surferâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s paradise of Montauk. After a heartfelt, personalized ceremony, the loving pair set the mood for a laidback celebration by keeping things simple and natural, yet distinctively elegant. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We kept the decor minimal with soft personal and nautical accents,â&#x20AC;? Heather says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We used a palette of grey and pastels and plenty of candlelight to create a flattering, inviting atmosphere.â&#x20AC;? Escort cards doubled as reservation vouchers, giving guests the opportunity to try Heather and Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite local restaurants, while a customized logo bearing the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initials stylishly emblazoned just about every decor element.

*DESIGN DETAILS: 1. playful pennants announce the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweets 2. seafaring accents are nautically nice 3. anchor & twine-tied place tags guide guests

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danielle a angelo

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BEFORE THE RING. Both Danielle Harte and Angelo Lombardi were busy New Yorkers with careers that made it difficult for their love lives to take center stage. So, like many fated lovers before them, they turned to a popular online dating site to help them find true love. After connecting on the web and exchanging emails, Angelo planned their first date at a romantic tapas restaurant called Pipa. As soon as Danielle walked into the restaurant, romantically aglow with boho-chic chandeliers, the couple locked eyes, and both knew they had stumbled onto something special. THE PROPOSAL. After a whirlwind romance featuring several travel

adventures, including a celebratory trip to Thailand for Danielleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthday the year they met and a romantic trip to France, Angelo knew the time was right to ask his true love the ultimate question. He planned a vacation to Californiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Napa Valley over the Christmas holiday. They arrived to perfect weather and headed right to Frances Ford Coppolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s famed winery. It was there, surrounded by European-style charm and tree-lined paths, that Angelo got down on one knee and asked Danielle to be his wife. THE DAY & DESIGN. Danielleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family has a long history on the East End, including a home they built there, and Angeloâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Italian family felt a strong connection to the vineyard country, so Greenport was the perfect spot for the pair to tie the knot. In addition to the picturesque scenery, the coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wedding was extra special because they strove to make it truly their own. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We liked the idea of a blank-canvas venue, so that we could customize our design. Nothing about it was cookie-cutter,â&#x20AC;? Danielle says. The pair chose a color palette of purple and blue, and bedazzled the venue with handmade touches and glamourous details, including fabulous feathers and glitzy gemstones. The most delicious element of the day: Bottles of vino, homemade by the groom, served as favors.

ADDITIONAL CONTACTS: ACCESSORIES: BRIDAL STYLES BOUTIQUE / ACCOMMODATIONS: CLIFFSIDE RESORT + THE HARBORFRONT INN + WELLS HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST / CATERING: ROSS SCHAUDEL CAKE: SUGAR SUGAR / ENTERTAINMENT: EJ THE DJ / HAIR + MAKEUP: CHARLES CASELLI

1. gussied up signage 2. place tags unlock the party 3. bedazzled table markers sparkle & shine

*DESIGN DETAILS:

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ashley a brandon

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BEFORE THE RING. Ashley Bruhnke and Brandon Schultheis knew they were dealing with something meant to last from the moment they metâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;they just thought that something was Ashleyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tattoo. Inspired by her lifelong love for the sea, Ashley decided to get a small starfish tattoo on her foot. Following a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recommendation, she found herself in Brandonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio. The pair got to know each other during the session, and Brandon knew he had to see his charming customer again. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I actually left her tattoo a little bit unfinished, just to have an excuse to see her again,â&#x20AC;? Brandon remembers. Though the timing wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t right when they met, the spark was undeniable, and when the stars did finally align, Ashley and Brandon were both ready for a lifetime of love. THE PROPOSAL. One Friday afternoon, Ashley returned home from work to discover a surprise. Brandon, who should have been at work, was waiting by the door and instructed her to pack for a romantic weekend getaway to the beach town of Montauk, New York. The next morning, Brandon led Ashley down the sandy shore to the farthest point of the beach. There, against the backdrop of a spectacular sunrise, he asked her to marry him. THE DAY & DESIGN. The couple chose classic coastal colors for their special

day. Anchor details and accents of sunny yellow, nautical navy, and soft gray complemented the serene beauty of the locale. Continuing the seaside theme, country-club class met beach-bum chic with bridesmaids in short, navy dresses and groomsmen sporting cool gray suits and blue boat-shoes. After a true â&#x20AC;&#x153;toesin-the-sandâ&#x20AC;? ceremony, the happy couple proceeded to the reception where brilliant bouquets of sunflowers popped against the natural seashore scenery. Guests made memories in the photo booth and enjoyed scrumptious cupcakes. The coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s custom seal, inked with their intertwined initials and a dainty anchor, completed the design with seafaring style.

*DESIGN DETAILS: 1. matrimony in motionâ&#x20AC;Ś experience their day 2. written in woodâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;birch bark signage

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jill a mike

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3 THE 3 PROâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ACCOMMODATIONS: HOTEL INDIGO EAST END [INDIGOEASTEND.COM / PAGE 161] EVENT RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL LTD. [PARTYRENTALLTD.COM / PAGE 37] FLORAL DESIGN: KAREN LENAHAN [KLENAHANDESIGNS.COM / PAGE 62] LIGHTING: LUMINOUS DESIGNS [LUMINOUSDESIGNS.COM / PAGE 8] PHOTOGRAPHY: BIA SAMPAIO [BIASAMPAIO.COM] RECEPTION SITE: BEDELL CELLARS [BEDELLCELLARS.COM / PAGE 78]

Mike Hauke met under silly circumstances. On her first day at work in the Chelsea Arts Building, Jill made a trip to the ladies room and discovered it was in fact coed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The restroom was essentially a series of closets, with a shared open sink,â&#x20AC;? Jill says. When she exited her stall, she bumped into Mike, washing his hands. The couple chatted and exchanged names. Months later, still smitten with the stranger from the john, Mike asked Jill on a date, and the rest is history. THE PROPOSAL. Every year Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s family travels to Aruba for a weeklong

extravaganza of sun and sand. One night at dinner, Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s uncle toasted their beachfront feast with a speech. Engrossed in Uncle Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tale of an ancient treasure map and a rare seashell, a completely unsuspecting Jill was shocked when Mike revealed an engagement ring nestled inside a clamshell. The sentimental proposal was made all the more special when Jillâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s parents appeared on the scene to join the celebration. Surrounded by their nearest and dearest, the happy couple toasted their engagement under the stars all night long. THE DAY & DESIGN. Simple elegance and rustic romance sparkled at Jill and

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SEW SWEET Home is where the heart is when you pair old-fashioned elegance with quirky kitsch in a celebration of unexpected beauty. A farmhouse kitchen full of hand-stitched treasures inspires a hodgepodge palette of rainbow hues, lovingly embroidered linens, barn board textures, and rusty farm finds. Washed in the golden glow of yesteryear, time-worn accents turn into treasures, as down-on-the-farm chic sweetens up with creative confections and haute-couture style in a delectable fusion of old and new. Rediscover the allure of the everyday and craft a one-of-a-kind ambience, as enduring and romantic as everlasting love.

think outside the box, and welcome guests with a setup of lively libations. an olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pickup truck-turned-beverage bar serves up a bevy of summertime sips in a rainbow of colors, setting the tone for a countryside soiree rife with antique accessories and colorful touches.

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COUNTRY COUTURE BRINGS HAUTE STYLE TO THE HOMESTEAD THIS PAGE: inspired by traditional european lace-making, a simply elegant ivy and aster gown is dressed up with rainbow rhinestone earrings. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): ceramic fowl set the pecking order, guiding guests to their seats with hand-scripted place tags; a candela flower girl dress is oh-so sweet with dainty satin bows and a peter pan collar; stitched with love, hand-embroidered initial pendants are the perfect thank-you gift for your maids.

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[michelle gardella]


FORGET FARM-TO-TABLE, BRING THE TABLE TO THE FARM THIS PAGE: mismatched enamel-topped tables and antique chairs welcome guests to gather â&#x20AC;&#x2122;round for a family-style celebration, abloom with vibrant hues. OPPOSITE: 1. a buttoned-up boutonniere awaits its walk down the aisle, from rebecca shepherd floral design; 2. a floral garland illustration lends an air of quaint country charm to an invitation from swiss cottage designs; 3. a hodgepodge of mismatched ribbons binds a bouquet of dahlias, lisianthus, and safflowers, from rebecca shepherd floral design.

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GARDEN-GROWN STYLE ABOUNDS WITH PICKED & STITCHED FLORALS THIS PAGE: an assemblage of preppy plaid silk, playful print, and lace ribbons gives vintage from-the-sewing-box flavor to a bright bouquet celebrating natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bounty with a colorful mix of peonies, artichokes, tulips, and ranunculus, from rebecca shepherd floral design. OPPOSITE: wrapped up in mismatched ribbons and pinned up in a row, a collection of wildflower-inspired boutonnieres awaits countryside courtiers.

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[kane [kane && social] social]


SEW CHIC: DRESSMAKER DETAILS MEET VINTAGE PRINTS THIS PAGE: a country garden sets the scene for rustic romance, as a bride strolls with effortless beauty in a vintage veil. OPPOSITE: elegance is a timeless accessory when vintage stitchery meets dreamy draping. a jacquard-woven sash makes a statement with delicate silk roses on an exquisite gown trimmed with lace, silk charmeuse, and tulle, by claire pettibone; vintage earrings.

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SAMPLER STYLE GRACES GOODIES FOR A SUGARY FINISH barnyard treats and cock-a-doodle-doos, from casue sweets encourage guests to peck something sweet. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): a classic three-tiered fondant cake gets gussied up with jewel-toned fondant florals and an intricate cross-stitch monogram, designed by elegantly iced; a custom wedding logo personalizes paper sacks for sweets and treats; cross-hatch fondant-topped cupcakes sit pretty in a vintage soda crate. THIS PAGE:

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SALTY CHIC Discover a new kind of nautical. The bold flavors and vivid hues of summer on the seaside inspire a fresh spread of beachfound treasures, driftwood textures, ship-shape stripes, and oceanside delicacies. Sunny yellow shades and rich red hues come together to create a one-of-a-kind palette that captures the carefree spirit of weekends on the shore and sunset lobster boils in the sand. Draw from quirky accessories and timeless touches to craft a celebration awash with salty charm and an effortless air of wind-whipped beauty.

n channel your inner sea siren and add a hint of sunken treasure allure to your bridal ensemble with a pair of glittering yellow crystal teardrop earrings that capture the subtle sparkle and play of sunlight on the ocean, from cz by kenneth jay lane.

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COUTURE DETAILS DRESS UP A BUOYANT CELEBRATION THIS PAGE: make mermaid magic in a creamy elizabeth dye gown with soft pleating and delicate lace details, crowned with a dainty headpiece, by lo boheme. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): save the date: numbered pieces by lulu frost are an elegant addition to any ensemble; oh buoy! a bridesmaid beams in a darling mcginn dress; add a little vibrant edge and keep your lipstick handy in a vintage ruby-red clutch from untamed petals.

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[brea mcdonald]


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FEAST YOUR EYES ON A SPREAD OF SEA-INSPIRED ACCESSORIES THIS PAGE: bold stripes and jaunty yellow accents come to the table for a sea-faring celebration. OPPOSITE: 1. gloriosa lilies, peonies, and dahlias abloom in shades of crimson, designed by lilee fell flowers; 2. compassesturned-place cards, guide guests in true sailor style; 3. trails yellow vintage ribbons bind a bouquet of garden roses, orchids, and zinnias , by b floral; 4. chevron lining adds a zesty twist to invitations, from pickettâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s press; 5. a vintage frame holds petite buds and blooms, designed by b floral.

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SHIP-SHAPE CHIC: SAILOR DETAILS ADD SEAFARING STYLE a bouquet shines in buttery shades of yellow with garden roses, craspedia, and camellia, designed by b floral. OPPOSITE: hello, sailor! break the bridal mold with a pantsuit with plenty of panache, from fancy bridal. chic silk mikado sailor trousers get a little glitter from posh brass button details, while a delicately draped blouse dresses things up with a bow-tie neckline. add a kiss of color and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve got a salute-worthy look. THIS PAGE:

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SUGARY ACCENTS DROP ANCHOR AT A SEASIDE CELEBRATION THIS PAGE: a three-tiered ginger and lemon curd cake weighs in on the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shades with jaunty sailor stripes in cheery yellow and cherry hues, adorned with flaming parrot tulip sugar flowers and zesty fondant lemons, designed by lael cakes. OPPOSITE: a country hutch-turned-refreshments bar adds a touch of rustic romance to a seaside soiree, offering up a colorful selection of sweet and salty snacks in sunny shades of lemon-yellow and apple-red.

[kane & social]

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SALTWATER TANG MEETS SUGAR-RUSH SCRUMPTIOUS THIS PAGE: a sweet take on the catch of the day, a spread of sea-inspired treats includes adorably iced sugar cookies, from the sugar chic, wrapped up in hand-scripted goodie bags. OPPOSITE: 1. refresh guests with sweet sips of lemonade, playfully served in vintage glass bottles; 2. bite-size delights adorn a dessert barâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;delectable citron-framboise truffles and lemon cake-cups are perfect personalized treats; 3. finish sweet with a whimsical lollipop display; 4. striped popcorn boxes pick up the sailor day shades.

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the professionals HAIR: hair that moves [HAIRTHATMOVES.COM] MAKEUP: kimberly savage beauty [FACEBOOK] PHOTOGRAPHY: beltrami studios [BELTRAMISTUDIOS.COM] brea mcdonald [BREAMCDONALD.COM] cat cutillo [CATCUTILLO.COM] celia kelly [CELIAKELLYPHOTOGRAPHY.COM] david seaver [DAVIDSEAVER.COM] jessica haley [JESSICA-HALEY.COM / PAGE 158] kane & social [KANEANDSOCIAL.COM / PAGE 11] sara wight [SARAWIGHTPHOTOGRAPHY.COM / PAGE 166]

ABOVE: [1] your beauâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s collar will pop with an oceanside take on a preppy print [PREPPYPINKPONY.COM]; [2] place cards add a tart twist to day-of decor, from christina dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;asaro design; [3] bold zig-zags give a

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a plaid, plaid world when the time-treasured trappings of a manor estate get new life with breezy picnic decor. Preppy tartans, plump blueberries, and organic details add a note of whimsy to a celebration brimming with field-fresh style. Embrace the playful spirit of al fresco summer feasts and front porch charms, dressing up the warm delight of berry-picking adventures with elegant pieces from the parlor. Juicy, berrypatch shades of blue, lilac, and plum set a delicious backdrop for found natural treasures and antique pieces. Explore the rustic joys of the summer fields, as you begin your love story with the seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sweetest pleasures.

OPPOSITE: country couture makes a lasting impression in a special something blue, by lindee daniel. flat and pleated bias stripes of peace silk layered with raw edged hems lend an air of naturally rustic elegance when paired with a blue-and-black anemone headpiece, by lo boheme, and a picnic-worthy vintage rattan purse.

[photo: brea mcdonald]

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FRESH-PICKED COUTURE BRINGS HAUTE STYLE TO THE GARDEN THIS PAGE: wool petals and a trail of ribbons add a pretty pop of indigo to a verdant bouquet, abloom with clover, coxcomb, snow-on-themountain, and passion flowers. OPPOSITE: vintage-inspired gems and delicate crochet patterns are a match made in bridal heaven. an antique gold-plated brass necklace, by lulu frost adds a touch of modern glamour to a ribbon-looped bolero for a day-of ensemble thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pure country chic.

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[randi baird]


[brea mcdonald]


TRUE LOVE IS MINT-TO-BE miniature pots of mint welcome guests to a secret garden soiree, as hand-scripted wooden place tags guide them to their seats. OPPOSITE: toast to love with local libations: blueberry wine reflects the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flavors with a sweet finish; dress your bridal party to the nines: a bridesmaid is the epitome of green-thumb chic in a dress, by jenny yoo; vintage glassware and mason jars in true-blue hues welcome guests to savor sips. THIS PAGE:

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[brea mcdonald]


GARDEN-GROWN STYLE IS RIPE FOR THE PICKING a garden-inspired bouquet is the epitome of preppy chic abloom with hydrangea, clematis, and delphinum in true blue hues, designed by flowers by topaz. OPPOSITE: exquisite elegance abounds when intricate floral embroidery and ivory organza meet in a delicately demure collette dinnigan gown, dressed up with a little heiress-in-thecountry refinement with an emerald glass stone bracelet, by lulu frost, and a classic blackwatch clutch. THIS PAGE:

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MIND YOUR MANOR WITH A POSH PICNIC a tablescape abloom with garden-found and unexpected vessels, overflowing with field-fresh flowers, makes for a picnic in fine form. OPPOSITE: 1. flourishes and swashes add an air of refinement to a save-the-date, designed by east six; 2. a cute-as-a-button-boutonniere awaits a walk down the aisle; 3. ladyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mantle and dahlias bloom in a bouquet wrapped in mismatched ribbon, both designed by flowers by topaz; 4. make a statement with a little something blue. THIS PAGE:

[david seaver]

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A BERRY-FRESH SPREAD SWEETENS A BACKYARD SOIREE THIS PAGE: delicate sugar blossoms in ombre indigo shades add textural interest and garden-inspired whimsy to a four-tiered fondant cake. perched on a picnic-perfect dessert bar, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a playful take on fresh-from-the-kitchen charm, designed by cakes of the hamptons. OPPOSITE: savor the flavors of summer with diminutive blueberry pies from jâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;aime les bonbons. topped with buttery lattice-weave crusts, these dainty desserts challenge guests to have just one.


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ABOVE: [1] pick your special something blue: swarovski crystals in cool indigo hues glitter in a dramatic statement piece, by elizabeth cole [BHLDN.COM]; [2] tie together your groom’s look with rugged rope two-toned cufflinks [THOMASPINK.COM]; [3] calling all fashion-forward brides! cozy up your everyday clutch with a blackwatch wool plaid cover [CARRIEDUNHAM.COM].

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[photos (clockwise, from top left): sara wight | david seaver]

ABOVE & RIGHT: couples seeking all the pleasures of the hamptons with a countryside twist can escape to this east end homestead for the wedding of your dreams. boasting fourteen waterfront acres of rolling hills and tilled fields, this herb farm is a bucolic destination where secret garden delights and rustic romance await [prherbfarm.com]; BELOW: spread some local love with fresh mint and blueberry jam favors [atasteofthenorthfork.com].

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OPPOSITE: light up the aisle with a colorful floral scheme. here, a textural mishmash of vintage silk, velvet, and sequin ribbons holds together a bouquet of vivid magenta and dreamy pink, blooming with peonies, cymbidium orchids, lisianthus, and dahlias, awaiting a bride-to-be who doesn’t mind being the center of attention, designed by avaflora.

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BLOW HAUTE & GOLD IN SHIMMERING STYLE a dipped sweetheart neckline and flowing skirt create a classic silhouette, allowing shimmering sequins to take center stage in a gown by sarah seven. OPPOSITE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): opulent amber crystals pair with lace-inspired beading in a statement jewelry set; gold starbursts and swavorski crystals sparkle on a tulle birdcage veil, from hushed commotion; shine on in stackable rings by gabriel & co. THIS PAGE:

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A TABLETOP GARDEN BLOOMS IN NATUREâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S BOLDEST HUES succulents, ranunculus, and garden roses spill from a copper compote atop a vintage column base. OPPOSITE: 1. an assortment of macarons sparkles in style, dusted with copper sugar shimmer, from macaron parlour; 2. petite petals and a coral-kissed ribbon add a delicate touch to an invitation, from deborah nadel design; 3. an orchid boutonniere shines in tangerine shades, wrapped up in fuchsia ribbon, designed by opalia flowers. THIS PAGE:

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FUCHSIA KISSES MAKE A BURNISHED COPPER PALETTE BLUSH a hand-tied bouquet of roses and mokara orchids glows in rich raspberry and golden shades, trailed by a cascading collection of vintage lace, silk, and velvet ribbons, designed by opalia flowers. OPPOSITE: bold neon-and crimson-striped burlap playfully pops in antique copper frames, creating the perfect backdrop for cheerful handscripted magnolia leaves-turned-escort cards. THIS PAGE:

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DAINTY DETAILS GIVE HAUTE STYLE A GOLDEN GLOW bridesmaids shine in strapless dresses, by coren moore; gilded gold and freshwater pearls illuminate petite petals, by hushed commotion. THIS PAGE & OPPOSITE: bask in the glamour of yesteryear with a dreamy concoction of couture. a claire pettibone gown draped with scalloped, vintage gold lace pairs perfectly with woven-textile motif earrings, from edera jewelry. a gold-leaf hair vine, by lo boheme completes the ethereal look.

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DESSERTS GET THEIR TIME TO SHINE WHEN SUGAR MEETS SPARKLE an antique copper sifter cradles a collection of macarons in soft pastel tones. OPPOSITE: seated on a burnished copper pedestal, an almond-praline cake gets its warm-hearted glow from fondant in shimmering shades. topped with an exquisitely detailed ruffled sugar flower in a luscious shade of fuchsia and trimmed with delicately rendered leaves, it’s the shining star of a rustic dessert table, designed by leanne’s specialty cakes. THIS PAGE:

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>> RIPE PLUMS & PEACHES WARM UP A WHIMSICAL CELEBRATION WITH HINTS OF HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR & VINTAGE DETAILS. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): a beaming bride, in a simply elegant ivy & aster gown crowned with an ornate beaded hairpiece

by julia clancey, grabs her groom’s hand for a just-married stroll; mercury glass votives set a tablescape aglow, illuminating arrangements of apricot juliette garden roses, astilbe, silver dusty miller & hanging amethyst spikes in glass-cut gobletsturned-vases; a classic cream menu reveals the day’s feast with refined lavender script; twinkle-toe pumps by enzo angiolini are oh-so-sweet with barely blush satin bows & rhinestone details. OPPOSITE: a fondant lace-scalloped cake sits pretty topped with fresh florals & peach macarons.

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ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): fancy scripted cards introduce guests to one-of-a-kind cocktail options & add a whimsical note to day-of decor; a

blissful bride savors a magic moment with her dapper groom during a break from the day’s festivities; dramatic plum artichokes add a fresh twist to a lush bouquet in shades of silver & green, abloom with dusty miller, brunia berries & pink jasmine vine; man’s best friend looks dashing in a gray satin bow; sunny sugar crystals keep the dessert bar’s sweet signage in place; everything’s coming up roses when you stock a dessert table with pretty-in-pink petite treats in soft shades of coral. PHOTOGRAPHY: MELISSA KRUSE PHOTOGRAPHY [MELISSAKRUSE.COM] CAKE & FAVORS: NATURALLYDELICIOUS.COM / EVENT DESIGN & RENTALS: OLAMWEDDINGS.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: KERRYQUADE.COM / GOWN: IVYANDASTER.COM / FORMALWEAR: HM.COM HAIR: KRISTINA BAUZO / HAIRPIECE: JULIACLANCEY.COM / JEWELRY: LULUFROST.COM & REBEKAHLEA.COM / MAKEUP: BRANDALYNFULTONONLINE.COM / PAPER GOODS: DAUPHINEPRESS.COM SHOES: KATESPADE.COM / VENUE: PROSPECTPARK.ORG

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>> THE JAZZ AGE GETS A LUXURIOUS MODERN MAKEOVER WITH FADED-PHOTOGRAPH PASTELS & SPARKLING ART DECO DETAILS. ABOVE (LEFT, CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP RIGHT): feather, lace & rhinestone accents give an art deco-inspired invitation suite true

flapper flair; a tablescape is all dressed up in glitz & glamour with stately flower arrangements & shimmering silver accents; luxury on the rocks—oysters on the half shell give an hors d’oeuvres spread an upscale twist; channel the sultry spirit of a speakeasy with a cigar bar; a little party never killed nobody: set the tone for a bubbly celebration with a sparkling champagne station. ABOVE (RIGHT): an elegant bride, in a demure silk gown by firas yousif, pauses for a new york moment with her favorite beau. LINENS: WILDFLOWER LINEN [WILDFLOWERLINENS.COM / PAGE 38] + PHOTOGRAPHY: MICHELLE WADE [MICHELLEWADEPHOTOGRAPHY.COM]

BAR SERVICE: POTION NO. 9 / CATERING & EVENT DESIGN: PARAMOUNTWEDDINGDESIGNS.COM / EVENT RENTALS: DRAGONFLYEVENT.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: AZALEAFLORALDESIGN.COM GOWN: FIRASYOUSIFORIGINALS.COM / HAIR & MAKEUP: JENN BICKMAN / PAPER GOODS: SUGARPLUMSCT.COM / VENUE: MARQUEE-CT.COM

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>> LA VIE EST BELLE IN A BLOOMING PARISIAN CELEBRATION, GLOWING WITH ROSY HUES & SHIMMERING ACCENTS. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): it’s hard to say who’s blushing more against this charming backdrop: a demure bride in a dreamy tiered gown,

by rebecca schoneveld, or her rosy bouquet of old-fashioned garden roses, contrasted by cool eucalyptus & greens; a custom-beaded headpiece by hushed commotion makes a statement as a wedding ensemble’s crowning glory; parisian portraiture is always in vogue & silhouette place cards add a sophisticated parlor-party touch when the time comes for guests to find their seats; let them eat cake: a simply sweet, white fondant cake trimmed with gold gets a chic finish with blooming sugar flowers & blackberries. ACCESSORIES & EVENT DESIGN: HUSHED COMMOTION [HUSHEDCOMMOTION.COM / PAGE 164] EVENT RENTALS: PATINA VINTAGE RENTALS [RENTPATINA.COM / PAGE 138] + PHOTOGRAPHY: BRKLYN VIEW [BRKLYNVIEW.COM] CAKE: NINECAKES.COM / CATERING: SAUCYBYNATURE.COM / EVENT DESIGN: MICHELLEEDGEMONT.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: LINDSAYRAEDESIGN.COM / FORMALWEAR: BANANAREPUBLIC.COM GOWN: REBECCASCHONEVELD.COM / HAIR: STYLESONB.COM / MAKEUP: FACETHEDAYNY.COM / PAPER GOODS: 1440NYC.COM / PROPS: POPPIESANDPOSIES.COM / SHOES: CHROMATICGALLERIE.COM VENUE: 501UNION.COM

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>> C’EST MAGNIFIQUE! INIMITABLE FRENCH WHIMSY TAKES THE RADIANT ROAD DRESSED UP WITH DAINTY FAIRY LIGHTS, PETITE TREATS & BLUSHING BLOOMS IN AN ENCHANTING CELEBRATION THAT WILL ENCOURAGE GUESTS TO TOAST “J’ADORE.”

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM LEFT): a custom cocktail menu complete with swirling gold type invites guests to sample & savor sips all night long; french barstool backs dressed up with eucalyptus & greenery save her seat; stepping out for the first dance of many more, a beaming bride gets swept away by the music, her hair pinned with a nosegay of sweet peonies & something blue accenting her slippers beneath a short and sweet frock by rebecca schoneveld; flourishing script & gold embellishments give a paper suite an elegant edge; a get-away car abloom with fresh florals & pennant flags makes a perfect escape to wedded bliss; fresh from the patisserie, rustic mixed-berry tarts are a savory addition to a dessert bar.

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>> SUN-KISSED SHADES ENLIVEN A RENAISSANCE-INSPIRED FETE, WITH STILL-LIFE PLACE SETTINGS & FINE ART DETAILS. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): sealed scrolls add elegance to still-life inspired place settings, decked out with perfect pieces of

fruit & gilded china; ruffled sugar flower & lace ornaments trim a two-tired fondant cake, luminous with toasty copper tones; a botticelli bride, in a dreamy gown, by elizabeth fillmore, steals a chiaroscuro moment to reflect on the nature of love; favor cookies iced with italian putti evoke the masterful artistry of the renaissance; golden apples-turned escort cards guide guests to their seats; local spirit roses in rich sfumato shades of apricot & burnt orange blaze against lush greenery to crown a tabletop bathed in candlelight. OPPOSITE: stamped & sealedâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;a delicately detailed leather-bound invitation suite in soft shades of peach unites feminine & masculine sensibilities. EVENT DESIGN: ASHLEY DOUGLASS EVENTS [ASHLEYDOUGLASSEVENTS.COM / PAGE 164] EVENT RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL LTD [PARTYRENTALLTD.COM / PAGE 37] + PHOTOGRAPHY: BRUCE PLOTKIN [BRUCEPLOTKIN.COM] ACCESSORIES & GOWN: PLUMEDSERPENTBRIDAL.COM / CAKE: SWEETLISAS.COM / CALLIGRAPHY: WHOANELLIEPRESS.COM / FAVORS: THELITTLECANDYCAKE.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: FLEURISHFLORALS.COM / HAIR & MAKEUP: ARLIE COLE / PAPER GOODS: ROSEVILLEDESIGNS.COM / VENUE: GABRIELESOFGREENWICH.COM

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>> CIN CIN! RAISE A TOAST TO A RESPLENDENT RENAISSANCE FETE, BEDECKED WITH FRESH FRUIT & OLD-WORLD TREASURES. THIS PAGE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): an oh-so-sparkly something in a time-worn velvet box awaits a bride-to-be; a petal-pink &

gilded-gold antique ballroom chair is the perfect place to soak in the magic of the day; corked glass vials, harboring scripted scrolls & sprigs of lavender, guide guests to their seats; antique silver & gold-rimmed china pair perfectly with lush peonies & garden roses to dress up a simply sophisticated dessert bar. OPPOSITE: fresh-picked heirloom fruits crown a demure buttercream cake—a celebration of the harvests’ bounty & the epitome of country comfort.

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>> ALL THE RUSTIC CHARMS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE MEET THE CARELESS GLAMOUR OF ITALIAN ARISTOCRACY IN THIS HOMESPUN TAKE ON CLASSIC SOPHISTICATION. LIKE THE PERFECT LOVE STORY, IT’S A MATCH MADE IN HEAVEN.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): nestled in the newlyweds’ embrace, a hand-tied bouquet is quite at home in a flourishing

garden; a timeless sarah janks hand-beaded gown & lace bolero tell the tale of happily-ever-after; playfully ornate masks channel the jubilant spirit of a royal costume ball, adding an extra touch of lively fun to the day’s festivities; glittering rhinestone-bowed peep-toes, by honey girl, await a walk down the aisle. COORDINATION + DESIGN + PHOTOGRAPHY: JEN HUANG [JENHUANGPHOTO.COM]

ACCESSORIES: ERICAELIZABETH.COM / CAKE: ENJOYCUPCAKES.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: KELLYKAUFMANDESIGN.COM / GOWN: SARAHJANKS.COM + LOVELYBRIDE.COM / HAIR & MAKEUP: JESSWILCOXHAIRANDMAKEUP.COM

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>> CLASSIC PLAID TEXTURES, RICH EVERGREEN HUES & HAND-HEWN ACCESSORIES PROVE THAT LOVE BLOOMS IN ANY SEASON. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): a bridesmaid is prepared for any weather in hunter rain boots & a soft gray gown; place cards

welcome guests to the party with woodland whimsy; a beaming bride, snuggled up in a luxe fur shrug, toting a bouquet of fresh-picked crimson blooms, steals a moment with her sweetie; a two-tiered fondant cake sits pretty in the season’s shades; delight guests with hand-hewn welcome baskets, complete with shortbread cookies & custom scripted favor tags; an invitation suite celebrates winter-tide tones & textures with swirling gold script & lush green hues. OPPOSITE: kale, tulips & anemones in rich shades of scarlet spill onto a sweetheart table draped with wool plaid linens. ACCESSORIES & GOWNS: A LITTLE SOMETHING WHITE BRIDAL COUTURE [ALITTLESOMETHINGWHITE.COM / PAGE 19] + FAVORS & PAPER GOODS: LITTLE RANDOM DETAILS [FACEBOOK / PAGE 165] + PHOTOGRAPHY: BROOKE ALLISON PHOTO [BROOKEALLISONPHOTO.COM / PAGE 23] CAKE: ERICAOBRIEN.COM / EVENT DESIGN: JENNIFERLEVENTS.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: AZALEAFLORALDESIGN.COM / HAIR: BORROWEDBLUE.US / JEWELRY: BRIDGETKELLOGG.COM + JOANSJEWELRY.COM MAKEUP: SIMPLYGORGEOUSBYERIN.COM PAPER GOODS: ENCHANTEDPRINTS.COM / SHOES: HUNTER-BOOT.COM / VENUE: CONNECTICUTRIVERVALLEYINN.COM

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>> FEAST YOUR EYES ON A FARM-FRESH CELEBRATION ENLIVENED BY A PALETTE INSPIRED BY THE BEAUTY OF THE HARVEST. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): point the way to a farm-to-table feast with quirky chalkboard signage & veggies-turned-floral

arrangements; savory sliders put a gourmet twist on a classic comfort-food favorite; let guests channel their inner bartenders & show off their mixology skills at a diy bar setup; vintage meets modern when warm wood textures top metal tables decorated with ruffled golden blooms, combining the best of rustic spirit & contemporary chic; deviled eggs are a crowd-pleasing nibble, echoing the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple sensibilities; whiskey bottles glowing with rich amber libations await guests at a self-serve spirits station. PHOTOGRAPHY: JUDITH RAE [JUDITHRAE.COM / PAGE 93] CATERING: UNIONSQUAREEVENTS.COM / EVENT & FLORAL DESIGN: FRANKALEXANDERNYC.COM / VENUE: ROCKEFELLERCENTER.COM

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>> LEMONADE STAND CHIC GETS FÊTE-WORTHY WITH DAINTY LACE TEXTURES, ZESTY ACCENTS & A SUNNY COLOR PALETTE. ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): sit back & relax in a canopied rustic-chic lounge complete with birch-bark accents & graphic

print pillows; a white vintage scale is the perfect perch for a cluster of fresh lemons; how does your garden grow? a tablescape is complete with a moss table runner-turned-centerpiece blooming with tulips & scabiosa; a lace-trimmed cake in sunny shades doubles as an oh-so-sweet favor display, adorned with delectable cake pops; sweet & tart citrus candy on a simple white place setting encourages guests to pucker up; lemon-& mint-infused water gives a vibrant, refreshing twist to a hydration station. EVENT RENTALS: PATINA [RENTPATINA.COM / PAGE 138] / PHOTOGRAPHY: KRISTINA HILL [KRISTINAHILL.COM] + MICHELLE LANGE [MICHELLELANGE.COM] CAKE & SWEETS: HAUTESOSWEET.COM / EVENT DESIGN: BROOKLYNBETROTHED.COM / EVENT RENTALS: BROADWAYPARTYRENTALS.COM / FLORAL DESIGN: REBECCASHEPHERDFLORALDESIGN.COM PAPER GOODS: PAPERTOPIAS [ETSY] / VENUE: THEGREENBUILDINGNYC.COM

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>> LIFE IS SWEET WHEN PASTEL SHADES & RUSTIC TEXTURES COME TOGETHER IN A CELEBRATION AGLOW WITH WHIMSY.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): a beaming bride & her blushing maids bring haute-house chic to the garden, captured by

janelle brooke; a three-tiered cake is petal-perfect with dreamy peach ruffles, perched on a birdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nest-inspired pedestal, designed by mali b sweets; lush foliage adds forest-foraged whimsy to chalkboard chair-backs; newlyweds share a sweet moment before entering the celebration, captured by janelle brooke; bid guests a sweet goodbye with local honey favors; peachy-keen roses & orange accents top a tiered basket centerpiece, designed by pennington flowers; a country hutch serves sweet sips in style; soft coral & chocolate hues enliven a classic invitation with swirling script & delicate branch accents, by nane press. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 151


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>> IT’S SMOOTH SAILING WHEN YOU PAIR COOL HUES & OCEAN—INSPIRED ACCENTS IN A SEASIDE FÊTE RIFE WITH COASTAL CHARM.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): coral-kissed roses add a pretty pop of color to an oceanside fete, as hand-scripted place tags guide guests to their seats; sea glass is the perfect beach-inspired addition to a beverage bar; a bouquet of orchids & peonies blooms in vibrant shades of purple & magenta, designed by lilee fell flowers; a sailor chic tablescape complete with a rope-tied, wooden-buoy table marker is brightened by a touch of garden whimsy, from amagansett flowers by beth; a pair of badgley mischka pumps sparkles in the sun as a beach beauty bride says “i do” with her toes in the sand; beaming newlyweds share a smile & a loving embrace, captured by patricia kantzos.

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>> THE WARM COLORS & BOLD FLAVORS OF THE HARVEST INSPIRE A COUNTRYSIDE CELEBRATION IN GOOD TASTE.

ABOVE (CLOCKWISE, FROM TOP LEFT): pretty pumpkin hues & three distinctively designed cakes bring the spirit of cornucopia

bounty to a rustic dessert bar with lots of delicious options, designed by lael cakes; ivory peonies & anemones glow amid a collection of buttery craspedia & freesia blossoms in a shining bouquet, designed by caroline’s perfect rose; a bride shares a special moment with her two favorite beaus, captured by christina lilly; celebrate the season’s flavors with miniature sips of apple cider through playful paper straws; bookmarks-turned-escort cards tucked into rainbow-bound books welcome guests to the festivities; polaroid portraits of familiar faces pinned & tied around a tree guide loved ones to their seats. W E L LW E D . C O M / N O. 155


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NOTES + TIPS

>> SEE SOMETHING INSPIRING IN THIS ISSUE YOU WANT TO REMEMBER FOR YOUR WEDDING DAY? JOT IT DOWN HERE! the hamptons’ wedding pros offer some tips, tricks & advice to make your walk down the aisle a breeze!

[1] CELEBRATE YOUR STORY: “ when



looking for a cinematographer for your wedding day, ask yourself what style you are looking for. whether it’s a simple documentary or a feature-length spectacular, find someone who can use filmmaking & story-telling techniques to capture the elements that make your love story unique.” ~ patrick howell of patrick howell films [PATRICKHOWELLFILMS.COM / PAGE 58]

[2] FUN FOR ALL AGES: “don’t forget about your little guests, or those

with parental responsibilities. hiring an event childcare service allows adults & kids alike to have a stress-free and fun-filled evening.” ~ kimberly martir of my fair nanny [MYFAIRNANNY.COM / PAGE 165]

[3] ENJOY YOURSELF: “do the heavy lifting in advance. whether you’re hiring a full-service caterer or preparing the appetizers yourself, consider cocktail-inspired punches served in pitchers—and dishes that don’t require constant heating.” ~ peter of peter ambrose events [PETERAMBROSEEVENTS.COM / PAGE 27]

[4] PLAN FOR YOUR PLANNER: “to ensure availability, we recommend clients book coordination services six to eight months in advance. after that, leave the rest to us! my hope is that every one of my clients will live in the moment on their special day.” ~ jody blomberg of j. lynn affairs [JLYNNAFFAIRS.COM / PAGE 164] [5] INVEST IN YOUR INVITES: “do some research before picking your invitation suite. consider your color scheme & the overall feel of your vision. staying focused on these aspects will help pare down the selection.” ~ barbara fiocelli of pickett’s press [PICKETTSPRESS.COM / PAGE 166]

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[6] BRIDESMAID BLISS: “consider mixing fabrics & colors with your bridesmaids’ gowns. differentiated textures add depth, complement other materials used in decor & allow your ladies to look their best.” ~ amanda seibert of bella bridesmaid [BELLABRIDESMAID.COM / PAGE 77]

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