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editors note issue no. 3 daria bishop

{from the publisher} In the wedding industry, every job is so important — and so hands-on — that it requires a true love for the trade. Being “hands-on” is one thing I know about. Every item in this issue — in every issue! — has my fingerprints all over it. I’ve scoured flea markets, rummaged through garage sales, and pounded city streets searching for the perfect prop to make a photo shoot extraordinary and, more important, fire the imagination of a bride-to-be. I’ve handcrafted items for tabletops and gowns, and don’t get me started on the art of glittering! But even after countless hours choosing photos and laying out pages — I still love my job. And when my passion shows through, these pages really come to life. I hope in reading this issue, you’ll feel the same enthusiasm to make your wedding unique. Feeling overwhelmed? Translate that energy into organization and break down the flurry of details into manageable bites. What defines you as a couple? Are you both foodies? Find caterers who’ll work with you to create personalized cuisine. Wine connoisseurs? Ensure your taste in vino is a priority in the budget. Passion and planning together make a fabulous combination.

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Let your past inspire you — anything is fair game! My own childhood memories of eating Creamsicles in the hot summer sun became our sorbet color palette (page 109). And who didn’t love county fairs as a kid? Our gorgeous gown shoot, Fair Weather (page 120), is sure to bring you back to your youth. In today’s economy, budgeting is essential. Wedding professionals everywhere will happily work with you to provide the best experience possible at any price point. Or, get crafty with a little DIY (see pages 85-119). Not sure where to start? This issue is filled with ideas! Go ahead: Rip out pages, make an inspiration board, show vendors what you’re excited about. With smart planning, you can put on a great show that’s totally you. Let us help you get inspired and get passionate!

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Just like a wedding, we receive a ton of support from amazingly talented wedding professionals. listed Below are some of those who lent their creativity and dedication to shaping this issue! Miche Bacher, owner and chef of Sacred Sweets on the North Fork of Long Island, uses local and organic ingredients to create delectable cookies, divine chocolates, and sumptuous wedding cakes. Cynthia Battaglia, of Cynthia Battaglia Distinctive Catering, has an eye for detail and a talent for creating mouthwatering dishes as scrumptious as they are beautiful. The amazing professionals at Bermuda Parties truly listen to their clients' visions, while effortlessly transforming dreams into reality. With more than ten years of experience in the industry, Jennifer Carrillo of Fiore, combines striking textures and a spectacular array of colors in her designs. Offering a wide range of personalized invitations, menus, place cards, and stationery, Ceci New York is the mark of great taste. Jennifer DeSane, of Cakeworks Studio Bakeshop, provides inspiring cakes that leave lasting impressions on everyone who sees them. Lilee Fell, of Lilee Fell Flowers & Gardens, works to translate the bride and groom’s ideas into stunning floral arrangements to reflect individual taste. Kim Folks-MacKinnon, Events Director at Bedell Cellars, a breathtaking North Fork vineyard, ensures every client has the event of their dreams. Pamela Gurman is the founder and creative director of Fat Cat Paperie in Center Moriches. With 15 years of experience as a graphic artist, Gurman excels at helping customers find the perfect stationery whatever their taste and budget. Floral designer Karen Lenahan brings over 20 years of experience to her work crafting captivating floral centerpieces and bouquets that reflect each client’s unique style. Jean Mackenzie, of Four Seasons Caterer Southampton, provides clients with a world-class chef and creative, customizable cuisine that takes advantage of the availability of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Matt Murphy and his team at Matt Murphy Event Lighting take lighting design to the next level, turning events throughout the Hamptons into luminous works of art. Leanne Rose, owner of Leanne’s Specialty Cakes, is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute and one of Long Island’s most creative wedding cake specialists. As the manager of Party Rental LTD, Laura Thorne has been tending to couples’ rental needs for over 13 years. The husband and wife team, Rich and Mindi Verdi, of Photography by Verdi, are dedicated to capturing true-life moments for clients to enjoy for years to come.

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Every Bride Needs Emily.

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{Smooth moves}

MatriMonyMony, a wedding dance choreography company, is coming to the Hamptons! Working closely with their clients to create a charming and unique first-dance routine, MatriMonyMony choreography is a surefire way to perfect an age-old wedding tradition. matrimonymony.com


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{Noteworthy news} the u.s. is filled with the most talented wedding professionals in the world. With new talent popping up daily, it's hard to keep up - here are some of our top picks.

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{face time} For that “blushing bride” look, try Stila Loves Claire Pettibone makeup palette — a collaborative effort between Stila Cosmetics and Claire Pettibone. This bridal cosmetic essential features two eye shadow trios as well as one lip and cheek shade each — just the thing for your big-day primp session. stilacosmetics.com

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{bow jest} Thrilling news: One of our favorite bridesmaid dress designers, Coren Moore, now offers her high-quality designs in long ties and bowties. The men’s accessories perfectly match the colors and fabrics of the dress collection, so coordinating has never been easier. Above, a bevy of groomsmen donning Coren's ties. corenmoore.com

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Inspired by vintage fashion, Fancy New York creates beautiful dresses that are a fabulous alternative to the conventional, ultra-formal wedding gown. Their unique designs mix retro 40's and 50's "glam" with a modern sensibility perfect for a variety of styles. Above, the Suzette (one of my favorites!). dressmefancy.com


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Talent spotlight {Sebastian Li events}

WITH A STRONG FAMILY HISTORY OF CREATIVITY, SEBASTIAN

OF SEBASTIAN LI EVENTS BELIEVES THAT SOMETIMES THE MOST ORIGINAL AND INSPIRING EVENts must CONTAIN THAT SPECIAL ELEMENT OF THE UNEXPECTED. name: Sebastian Li business: Sebastian Li Events Years in Business: ten location: New York, NY website: sebastianlievents.com

You m ig ht say creativ it y is coded i n Sebastian Li’s genetic profile. The owner of Sebastian Li Events, Li comes from a long line of creative types— his extended family and ancestors include celebrated painters, modern dancers, avantgarde filmmakers, and gardeners. Li himself attended art school in Boston before moving back home to Sea Cliff, on the north shore of Long Island.

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After working as part of a catering-service staff, Li found himself thinking of ways to improve the festivities. It wasn’t long before he was working with a well-known event designer, becoming a key player in the Hamptons event-business scene. In 1999, he made the decision to launch his very own business, Sebastian Li Events. Li encourages couples to follow his principles of design: Don’t overplan it; let yourself be surprised. Li likes to leave room for surprises in his events, adding a note of unexpected delight to his celebrations. It’s a creative risk — but one that pays off for Li and the couples who work with him.

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The wedding affair

{mission possible} The 2010 Wedding Affairs are the perfect antidote for “expo-style” wedding show burnout — get ready to be pampered and prepared. If you’re interested in all that the Hamptons has to offer prospective married couples, join us at Hampton Hall in Southampton, New Y0rk, on February 20th for a wedding showc ase that’s t r uly one-of-a-k i nd. The Hamptons Wedding Affair’s Marie Antoinette–themed celebration of all things nuptial is a far cry from traditional expo-style wedding fairs. Here, you’ll find fete-worthy fare served up by the area’s many excellent local caterers, exquisitely crafted cakes that taste as good as they look, a runway show of the season’s best bridal couture, elegant table settings, and more — all concocted by the Hamptons’ most exceptional vendors. Last year’s event was a rousing success, with decadent candy and caramel apple bars and a sophisticated potpourri bar. Surely there could be no better way to begin the process of planning your wedding celebration than with an event inspired by the phrase “Let them eat cake!”

A MUST-ATTEND EVENT: an intimate and inspirational afternoon filled with

educational workshops and seminars ~ no matter where you are in planning.

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Dreaming of a Hamptons wedding? Come to the 2010 Hamptons Wedding Affair and learn about the best of the Hamptons' cuisine, décor, photography, and more. Register early, as tickets do sell out — aweddingaffair.com.

02.20.10: The Hamptons Wedding Affair, Southampton, NY 03.06.10: The cape & islands Wedding Affair, Brewster, MA 03.14.10: diy wedding workshop with lisa light, saratoga springs, ny

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unveiled silver linings {WEATHER GIRL}

JENNIFER ZABINSKI OF THE WEDDING

LIBRARY CREATED A PICTURE-PERFECT BEACH WEDDING IN A TROPICAL STORM BY HAVING A FABULOUS CONTINGENCY PLAN ALREADY IN PLACE.

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JENNIFER ZABINSKI REFUSES TO LET IT RAIN ON A BRIDE'S PARADE.

No bride wants to deal with a tropical storm on her wedding weekend, especially when her wedding is scheduled to take place on the beach. But that’s just what happened to Jodi Sandler when her August wedding to Jake Dell ’Aquila ended up sharing its date with a tropical storm warning. Lucky for Jodi, she had wedding planner Jenni fer Zabinsk i to see her through the storm. Zabinski, who runs the Wedding Library with partner Claudia Hanlin, has planned weddings from Florence to Mexico and wasn’t about to let a little thing like a tropical

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JENNIFER’S MOTTO: “hire great vendors and ask for references. if another couple raves about their experience with a particular vendor or your wedding planner gives them a glowing recommendation , chances are you’ll have a good experience , too." photography mantis wright


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“She tracked the weather on the hour, every hour leading up to the wedding and set up a rain plan so seamless that guests had no idea there was a backup plan in operation.” storm get in the way of Jodi and Jake’s dream wedding. She tracked the weather on the hour, every hour leading up to the wedding and set up a rain plan so seamless that guests had no idea there was a backup plan in operation. Making every bride and groom feel like as much of a star as her many celebrity clients is Zabinski’s specialty. She has planned weddings for actor Lawrence Fishburne, producer Glenn Gordan,

and baseball player Chuck Knoblock, and her weddings have been featured on the pages of local and national wedding magazines. Zabinski loved the story of how Jodi and Jake fell in love. As neighbors in New York City, Jodi and Jake ran into each other frequently. When they started chatting, they realized that they’d both been students at Syracuse University at the same time and never met each other. Jodi and Jake wanted a formal wedding with a true Hamptons vibe. “Jodi wanted a beach wedding, but one that incorporated organic beach elements more subtly,” says Zabinski. “She wasn’t looking for sand and seashells. She wanted something that felt organic and rustic.” Zabinski worked with floral designer Matthew Robbins to incorporate beach elements like stones and driftwood into arrangements of delicate flowers. Rustic branches mingled with dainty chamomile and baby daisies in vintage vases in a sophisticated beachscape. To keep the neutral beach shades from becoming dull and one-note, Robbins incorporated pops of color to enliven the space. The celebration was a careful balance of sophisticated style and beach charm. And when the storm warnings threatened to interfere with Zabinski’s wedding plans, she took it in stride because she’d already planned for the possibility of bad weather and had come up with a solution that made Jodi and Jake happy. By the time the wedding ceremony began, the skies were clearing. After the wedding, celebrants ventured onto the beach for photos, and when the after-party rolled around, the now-calm beach was packed with revelers. left to right: ZABINSKI'S CLOSE ATTENTION TO DETAIL RESULTS IN AN EXQUISITELY DESIGNED RECEPTION SPACE; CANDLES AND LANTERNS LINE A ROOM WITH A VIEW, ADDING TO THE INTIMATE, ENCHANTED FEEL OF THE EVENING.

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For Colleen O’Keefe and James Rybakoff, their home in Quogue really is a house of dreams. James’ Hamptons home wasn’t much more than a construction site when he started dating Colleen in the fall of 2004, but that didn’t keep him from bringing Colleen with him to walk around the house, imagining the life they’d have there. “He’d say, ‘This is where our bedroom will be,’ or ‘Here’s where I will make fires for you and tuck you in at night,’ or ‘I’m building you a big kitchen so you can whip up some of your delicious onion soup for us,’” remembers Colleen. She was equally sure that James was the one. The couple met through a mutual friend over drinks when James made an unexpected appearance at a lounge where Colleen and her friend were chatting. Colleen later learned how serendipitous their meeting had been as she became familiar with James’ busy schedule. Colleen’s friend thought Colleen and James would make the perfect couple and worked a little matchmaker magic, inviting James to come to her own upcoming wedding. Colleen and James didn’t need much encouragement — the attraction between them was evident, and when James drove Colleen home from the wedding that night, he invited her to come out to the Hamptons with him the next day.

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In spite of that sense of instant rightness, it took James four years to pop the question. Colleen and James had talked about marriage, but he was taking his time. “There were a lot of girls’ nights out discussing what he was waiting for,” laughs Colleen. “But I knew James loved me and wanted to marry me — I knew I just had to have a little more patience.” The wait, of course, was worth it, when James took Colleen on an engagement ring shopping trip to Tiffany, Graff, and Cartier. He made her wait four more months before he popped the question on a London holiday. There was no question that Colleen and James wanted to have the wedding reception at their Quogue home, but Colleen knew that a home wedding comes with plenty of challenges. Though she’s a very detail-oriented person and loves to plan events, Colleen enlisted the help of a professional wedding planner to ensure that everything ran smoothly for the big day. Colleen also spent a lot of time researching different vendors to find the ones that could give her exactly what she wanted. “All that research definitely paid off,” Colleen says. “There is literally not one thing about our wedding I would change.”


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Colleen and James wanted to make their guests feel right at home, as though they were guests at an intimate dinner party rather than at a crowded reception. Colleen kept the guest list fairly small. “We had 60 guests, which I thought was a perfect number — I never felt overwhelmed by the number of people, and we had a chance to connect with everyone,” she says. Colleen chose a palette of soft browns, greens, and white to give the celebration a warm, organic feel. Tents in the couple’s yard housed reception tables and a dance floor complete with a band. Guests clustered around rustic tables topped with an eclectic mix of flowers and herbs in mason jars perched on slices of birch wood and flanked by mercury glass votives to nibble a Southern-inspired menu of hushpuppies with chipotle sauce, braised short ribs, and sliders made with pulled pork. The soul food fare continued for dinner with crab cakes, mashed sweet potatoes, and tiny banana cream puddings with classic vanilla wafers. Their wedding celebration was everything Colleen and James had dreamed of, and as they danced among their guests, happily surrounded by the people and the place they loved, it was clear that there’s really no place like home.

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It took several months and time in four different states for Nicole Pellegrino to realize that she had way more than a crush on Jonathan Dulfon. Nicole’s friend Denise was dating Jon’s friend Jay. The four of them met on a blind date a friend had set up for Denise and Jay. Nicole and Jon came along for moral support, and though they chatted pleasantly while Denise and Jay hit it off, there was no love connection. Still, as Denise and Jay’s relationship grew more serious, Nicole and Jon found themselves spending more and more time together in New York, where Jay and Jon lived on Long Island, and in Massachusetts, Denise and Nicole’s home. Jon even joined Jay and Denise on a pilgrimage to Florida to see Nicole, who was visiting family there. In Florida, Nicole found herself looking forward to continuing her conversation with Jon every day and laughing more than she had ever laughed. When he spontaneously invited her to California after the Florida trip, Nicole agreed and soon found herself having a blast on the beach with Jon. The night before they were to head back to the East Coast, Nicole and Jon took one last trip to the beach together. Sitting on the rocks at Encinitas Beach, Jon admitted that he had started to develop strong feelings for Nicole, and she confessed she felt the same way. Managing a long-distance relationship was challenging, but Nicole and Jon traded weekends traveling and spent long hours on the phone. In October, Nicole took the plunge and moved to Long Island with her roommate Denise, who was still dating Jon’s best friend Jay. Jon’s family welcomed Nicole with open arms, and Nicole felt like she’d inherited another family along with her terrific boyfriend. Jon’s mother, in particular, made Nicole feel right at home even though she was battling a very serious illness at the time.

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Jon wanted to surprise Nicole with his proposal, but finding a way to surprise the woman he spent most of his waking moments with was tricky. Fortunately, the weather intervened, surprising everyone with 12 inches of snow on Long Island in early March. With work cancelled, Nicole — a true New Englander — thought nothing would be more fun than snowshoeing on the snow-covered beach. As soon as Jon saw the waves crashing on the white shoreline, he knew that this was the spot. Nicole, however, overwhelmed by the freezing wind, decided to head back to the car and started sprinting back toward where they were parked, failing to realize that Jonathan was kneeling in the snow. When she tripped over her snowshoes


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and looked back at Jon for help, she saw he was holding up a little black box. “I was so shocked I don’t even remember anything else he said after ‘Will you marry me?’” Nicole says. “I had never been so surprised in my life.” Since Nicole and Jon both love Long Island and the beach there, it was the obvious place for them to celebrate their marriage. Inspired by a beautiful turquoise necklace by Roberta Freyman, Nicole chose a palette of rich turquoise and brown for a non-traditional take on beach style. They carried the beach theme through their entire wedding, using lighthouse-shaped lanterns and shells for centerpieces, fishing nets for table coverings and painted beach rocks for table numbers. Nicole and Jon spent time coming up with beach-inspired music by artists like Bob Marley and Jack Johnson. Nicole wore a pearl watch that had belonged to Jon’s mother, who had lost her battle with cancer just a few months before the wedding. Though everyone felt her loss deeply, they knew how happy Jon’s mom had been about the upcoming wedding. Even the weather cooperated, sunny and not too hot, as Nicole and Jon celebrated their happy beginning.

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When Dave Miller proposed to Dana LeVine, their pet dog, Calhoun, came over to check out the action. Calhoun had been racing up and down the beach at Ocracoke Island in North Carolina when Dave bent over to pick up a shell in the sand. Wrapped around the shell was an engagement ring. He dropped to one knee, and Calhoun came running over and sat expectantly beside them, as though waiting to hear what Dana would say. When Dana said yes, Calhoun scampered off again, satisfied. Dana and Dave aren’t your typical couple. In the decade they have been involved, they’ve lived in six different places, together and separately, including Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Connecticut, and North Carolina. But ever since their first meeting — when they were both students at Yale — Dana and Dave have shared a strong connection, never going a single day without talking to each other. After years of living apart, they finally settled together in North Carolina, and Dave didn’t waste any time asking Dana to be his wife. It’s no surprise that this offbeat couple planned a wedding full of unique details — and no surprise that they chose to incorporate animals into their ceremony. (In addition to being the proud mama of Calhoun, Dana is a veterinarian.) Choosing a location for their wedding was easy: though Dana and Dave call North Carolina home, Dana grew up in New York, and her family still lives there. The North Fork, with its pristine beaches and rolling vineyards, seemed like the perfect spot to introduce their friends and families to the best of Dana’s hometown. They were delighted to discover The Old Field, the only location on the North Fork with both a beach and vineyard, giving them the best of both worlds.

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Much love and thought went into the details for the wedding celebration. A friend who is almost a second mother to Dana wove the chuppah for the wedding ceremony, while another friend who is a rabbi in New York City performed the service. Other friends pitched in to provide violin and piano music for the ceremony. One of the musicians, who also makes jewelry, created a special wedding necklace and earrings for Dana, and another friend sewed a wedding purse to match her gown. Calhoun walked proudly down the aisle as ring bearer, with Dana’s and Dave’s wedding rings tied to her decorated collar. The couple wrote the evening’s menu on chalkboards for each table, comparing handwriting as they worked.


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Dana used rocks her mother and late grandmother had collected over the years from the Port Jefferson beach instead of place cards, hand-stamping each of them with funky animal stamps to indicate the table and writing out each person’s name on the stones. Because of their commitment to all animals, Dana and Dave made a donation in their guests’ names to the Wake County, North Carolina, Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in their new North Carolina hometown. Each guest took home a wheatgrass planting tagged with a note to let them know about the donation. The couple also wanted to highlight the best of Long Island in their wedding, incorporating local wildflowers and herbs into their décor and choosing local foods, including a ragout of local vegetables served over polenta, Long Island duck breast, and fresh local berries for their wedding menu. As Dana and Dave took to the dance floor with practiced ease — they’d taken lessons together, a tenth anniversary gift from Dana to her soon-to-be husband — the band played “Homeward Bound,” a perfect reflection of the couple’s long-term commitment through geographical challenges and their joy in coming together at last. Calhoun, who joined the celebration in her flower-bedecked collar and took a turn around the dance floor with Dana during the reception, surely approved.

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When Alexandra Nee first met Joseph Donaldson, she wasn’t interested in knowing much more than how he took his coffee. Joe was a frequent diner at the breakfast café where Alexandra worked for a few summers, and though he seemed like a perfectly nice guy, it wasn’t until years later, when Alexandra’s uncle reintroduced them, that Alexandra and Joe really connected. They had a dinner date, and then another dinner date, and before they knew it, they were in a serious relationship. Apparently, the timing was finally right, and from that moment on, they were a couple. Joe isn’t the world’s greatest secret keeper, according to Alexandra, so on the night he asked Alexandra to get their dinner laid out while he ran to the car, she was instantly suspicious. Sure enough, as she started to pull out the containers from the takeout order Joe had picked up on the way home from work, Alexandra spotted a ring box among the containers. As she opened it, she turned around. Joe was down on one knee in front of her. Alexandra beamed as he asked her to be his wife. Since Alexandra and Joe are both Long Island natives, they knew they wanted to have the wedding near their home. They were also determined not to have a traditional catering hall–style wedding — they wanted something different and creative. Inspired by Long Island’s famous wine region, they discovered the ideal wedding location at the Martha Clara Vineyards, which had a sprawling barn perfect for celebrating with 190 dancing and dining guests.

Instead of a cake, the couple decided to serve five tiers of 350 cupcakes, each tier with a different flavor.

Alexandra was enrolled in an intensive nursing program when Joe proposed, so she quickly sought the help of a wedding planner who could help her juggle the logistics of her dream wedding without having to get bogged down in the details. She and her wedding planner, Laura Mastriano, talked frequently about Alexandra’s ideas, and then Laura would work through the details to bring Alexandra’s vision to life. It was an ideal collaboration, and Alexandra says her vendors were instrumental in helping her have the wedding she wanted almost completely hassle-free. “Every vendor we worked with was just outstanding, from the planning process right down to completion,” says Alexandra. Alexandra and Joe made sure to fill their wedding with plenty of personal touches. Alexandra wore her great-grandmother’s pearl earrings, the same ones her mother and grandmother had worn at

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their own weddings. Joe opted for spats instead of traditional shoes with his tuxedo, and Alexandra fell in love with a spectacularly out-of-the-ordinary gown, which she wore to walk down the aisle to the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Alexandra’s veil was a labor of love, made just for her by her mother and her grandmother, and Alexandra and Joe asked several family members to give special readings during the ceremony. Instead of a cake, the couple decided to serve five tiers of 350 cupcakes, each tier with a different flavor to encourage guests to go back for seconds. They also encouraged their guests to pop into the photo booth and paste their pictures — along with their best wedding advice for the newly married couple — into a wedding scrapbook. The weather grumbled a little as the time for the ceremony drew near, and when the blue skies darkened ominously, the couple decided to move to the cocktail tent instead of risking a downpour in the vineyard, where the wedding was intended to take place. Fortunately, their wedding planner had a solid "plan B" in place for inclement weather, and the ceremony was just as perfect as Alexandra and Joe had envisioned. As Alexandra and Joe celebrated with their guests in the enormous old barn on the property, it was hard to believe that only a few years before, they’d been strangers in a little breakfast café.

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This soothing and unabashedly romantic palette is feminine and intimate, but still intriguing — everything a blushing bride should be — perfect for a charming ceremony. ABOVE: {1.} A rutilated ring is a graphic take on the classic cameo. jessicahicks.com {2.} Vellum printed with roses and tied with a satin bow protects an embossed invitation on an ivory card. anagriffin.com {3.} Sparkling pink sapphires are a ladylike alternative to traditional pearls. suzannefelsen.com {4.} A boldly blooming bodice is the highlight of this Melissa Sweet bridesmaid gown. priscillaofboston.com {5.} Borrowed from a lady’s boudoir, these lavish bubbles are an indulgence. lollialife.com {6.} It’s glow time whenever you dust on Benefit’s rosy-golden finishing powder. benefitcosmetics.com {7.} Embroidered flowers dress up raffia in this Judith Leiber clutch. judithleiber.com


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Nothing is more romantic than the soft, delicate tones of a blushing palette that evokes

the fresh breezes of spring, the first warm hints of summer, and the promise of love. The monochrome

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Opposite: RECLAIMED BARN BOARD SETS A FRIENDLY, RUSTIC TONE AND KEEPS A BARELY KISSED PALETTE FROM BECOMING TOO PRECIOUS. ARRANGED IN A FAUX ANTIQUE COPPER VESSEL, CREAMS AND PINKS CREATE A PLEASANT, SOFT FEEL. PINK GARDEN ROSES ARE BEAUTIFULLY ACCENTED WITH CREAM HYACINTH, PINK DUTCH HYDRANGEA, PEONIES, CREAM LISIANTHUS AND BUTTER YELLOW CONCO D’ORO LILIES, DESIGNED BY LILEE FELL flowers & gardens. This page, clockwise from top: A BROAD VARIETY OF BLOOMS, TUCKED CHARMINGLY INTO AN ASSORTMENT OF STONE, COPPER, AND GLASS CONTAINERS, CALLS TO MIND AN ENCHANTED GARDEN PERCHED ABOVE LAYERS OF DELICATELY HUED TABLECLOTHS — THE EFFECT IS ONE OF HUSHED ELEGANCE; BLUSHING PEONIES BLOOM FROM A MINIATURE GLASS VASE; AN ELEGANT CECI NEW YORK MENU RESTS AGAINST A LACE NAPKIN; A CENTERPIECE FULL OF GORGEOUS FLORALS IS BREATHTAKING AGAINST A BARN BOARD TABLE; A SINGLE FLUSHED ROSE SHARES ITS GLOW WITH MERCURY GLASS VOTIVES. ALL DESIGNED BY LILEE FELL flowers & gardens.

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past, this thoroughly modern palette’s old-fashioned origins make it the perfect foil for antique details. EDITOR’s Advice: “from decanters to salt shakers , scour flea markets and garage sales for curious containers , then mix and match for unexpectedly lovely centerpieces."

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BEDELL CELLARS (inside back cover) IS HOME TO A SOPHISTICATED, BARN-STYLE MAHOGANY PAVILLION WITH STUNNING VIEWS OF FARMLAND AND VINEYARDS, AND IS THE PERFECT PLACE FOR AN INTIMATE OR LAVISH AFFAIR. C E C I N E W YOR K HAS LONG BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH LUXURY AND STYLE. OFFERING A WIDE RANGE OF PERSONALIZED INVITATIONS, MENUS, PLACE CARDS, AND STATIONERY, CECI NEW YORK IS THE MARK OF GREAT TASTE. FOU R SE A SONS CATE R E R south a m pton (PAGE 78) PROVIDES CLIENTS WITH A WORLD-CLASS CHEF AND CREATIVE, CUSTOMIZABLE C U I S I N E T H AT TA K E S A D VA N TA G E O F T H E AVA I L A B I L I T Y O F F R E S H , LOCAL INGREDIENTS. LILEE FELL FLOW ERS & GARDENS (PAGE 78) WORKS WITH CLIENTS TO TRANSLATE THEIR IDEAS INTO STUNNING FLORAL ARRANGEMENTS THAT REFLECT EACH PERSON’S INDIVIDUAL STYLE AND TASTE. SAC R E D SW E ETS (PAGE 16), ON LONG ISLAND’S NORTH FORK, USES LOCAL, ORGANIC INGREDIENTS TO CREATE DELECTABLE COOKIES, CHOCOLATES, AND WEDDING CAKES.

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Whether it channels memories of a yacht in Cannes or a rocky New England shore, there’s something irresistible about a palette inspired by the sea. ABOVE: {1.} A rattan Rafe clutch with a designer seashell ornament evokes beachside charm. rafe.com {2.} Coral motifs add whimsy to classic invitations from Hello!Lucky. hellolucky.com {3.} Its spicy scent and exquisite package make this Wish Petite Perfumed Luminary by Lollia a must-have. lollialife.com {4.} Flowing pleats recall rolling waves in this Melissa Sweet gown. priscillaofboston.com {5.} Like a treasure plucked from the sea, a tourmaline nestles in a pearl-and-diamond ring. lauramunder.com {6.} Minty California Kissin’ Lip Shine by Benefit brightens your breath and your smile. benefitcosmetics.com {7.} Mermaid-perfect shoes by Charles by Charles David have a fluttery ruffle around their instep. charlesdavid.com


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Skip the nautical navies and reds and drift toward a magical shore-inspired palette of

dreamy sea and sand shades that evoke the relaxed beauty of the ocean. It’s a palette that soothes and refreshes, welcoming guests to their port of call with open arms and an inviting smile.

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Opposite: Antique glass-glittered numbers nestle against delicate fan coral in a hurricane glass, guiding guests to their destinations. The table echoes the shelves of an imaginary curiosity shop, displaying driftwood, starfish, and sea coral among other sea-inspired items, designed by Karen Lenahan Designs. This page, clockwise from top: A tabletop teeming with tantalizing curiosities invites guests to explore its enticing treasures; candles flicker amid classic fisherman’s netting atop a stack of books wrapped in vintage maps; a vintage pocket watch rests against a clear glass vase filled with seaside sand and treasures; a vessel filled with shells and sand is enchanting; flowers add a hint of flora to this seascaped palette, by Karen Lenahan Designs.

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B E R M U DA PA R T ies P R OVI DE S TO P - Q UA L I T Y R E N TAL S AN D EXCELLENT ADVICE FOR COUPLES ON ANY BUDGET. C. W HITMOR E GA R DE NS PRODUCES EXCEPTIONALLY CREATIVE FLORAL DESIGNS IN CONJUNCTION WITH FLAWLESS CUSTOMER SERVICE. K AREN LENAHAN DE SIGNS (PAGE 45) TRANSFORMS WEDDINGDAY DREAMS INTO REALITY WITH REFINED AND VISUALLY STRIKING TABLETOP ARRANGEMENTS, BRIDAL BOUQUETS, AND MORE. L E A N N E ’ S s pecialty CA K E S (PAGE 164) BOASTS LEANNE ROSE AS ITS OWNER. A GRADUATE OF THE FRENCH CULINARY INSTITUTE, LEANNE IS ONE OF LONG ISLAND’S MOST CREATIVE WEDDING CAKE SPECIALISTS. M AT T M U R PH Y E V E N T L IG H T I NG (PAGE 66) CREATES CUSTOM ILLUMINATIONS FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS, WITH LIGHTING DESIGNS THAT ARE FUN AND FLATTERING TO GUESTS AND HOSTS. THE SURF LODGE IS KNOWN FOR ITS VIEWS OF THE GRAND SUNSETS OVER FORT POND AND IS JUST A HALF-MILE FROM THE BEACH. tallow studio prides ITSELF ON CRE ATING THOUGHTFULLY CUSTOM-DESIGNED INVITATIONS, STATIONERY, AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

EDITOR’S NOTE: my love for antique glass , glitter and vintage ribbon inspired this palette & creating all the diy projects was so much fun. from the cake topper to the glittered votives , visit us online for how ~ to's.

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Hearken back to the magic of lazy childhood summers with colors as irresistibly vivid as your favorite refreshing summer treat. ABOVE: {1.} Go green with a sparkling amethyst in a circle of rose-tinted rubies, designed by Suzanne Felsen. suzannefelsen.com {2.} Contemporary stripes highlight your special day with these whimsical and bright invitations by Papermints. papermints.com {3.} Go bold with sherbet stripes in this bridesmaid dress by Kathlin Argiro. kathlinargirochic.com {4.} Bright blocks of pink and orange python make this bangle a standout, designed by Kara Ross. kararossny.com {5.} A flirty, floral fragrance like Wink Eau de Parfum, from Lilly Pulitzer, is perfect for a summer celebration. lillypulitzer.com {6.} Add a little zest to your day with a Lemon Sugar Body Scrub by Mark. avon.com {7.} Multicolored rhinestones trace an art deco shape in this clutch by La Regale. laregale.com


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There’s nothing subtle about this vivid palette, and that’s what makes it so much fun.

Mix up vivid rainbow brights, add punchy accents and a little bit of insouciant wit, and you’ll get a wedding

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celebration that’s all about having a good time.

{Floral Design} Fiore {Event Rentals} Party Rental LTD. {Linens} Wildflower Linen {location} Inn at Quogue {photography} Photography by Verdi

Opposite: An intricately detailed mint goblet in bloom sits atop a blushing tablecloth, with just enough pops of color to keep things interesting but classic, designed by Fiore. Clockwise, from top: A fresh take on spring’s colorful charms: a tabletop dressed with beautiful linen, topped with antique milk glass and other vintage elements; a cheery invitation rests against a bouquet of dahlias, poppy pods, and hydrangea; marzipan oranges shine in a milk glass dish decked out with pretty purple netting; streaming ribbon lends a touch of whimsy to place card flags; a Creamsicle-colored gerbera daisy shines in a hobnail glass bowl. Invitation and place cards by Fat Cat Paperie.

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sun-kissed color combinations mix bright hues with the bold beauty of a summertime garden. JENNIFER'S TIP: “m ak e yo u r bouquet as unique as you are ! talk to your floral designer about different textures and colors that will make it pop." Opposite: place cards with sorbet stripes recall fun summer days. Set on antique iron molding, it’s a look that’s inviting and intriguing, designed by Fat Cat Paperie. This page: A traditional bouquet of tangerine and lavender dahlias gets a colorful twist when you add a variety of orchids, poppy pods and gloriosa lilies. Eye-catching layered silk and grosgrain ribbons make the most of this rainbow sorbet palette, designed by Fiore.

Shades of pink abound in this rose bouquet. Resting on a hobnail glass dish, the look is feminine and classic.

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Editor’s note: “look for details and embellishments that work with this funky palette. embrace a little color, while keeping patterns present , yet simple.”

Opposite: A grown-up spin on classic rainbow sherbet: two-tiered orange butter cake infused with Grand Marnier and filled with fresh raspberry cream. draped in raspberry-colored fondant and adorned with hand-cut sherbet-colored fondant wafers, designed by Cakeworks Studio Bakeshop. This Page, Left to right: Scoops of sorbet sit atop cones wrapped with whimsical printed paper, designed by Fat Cat Paperie; Russian tea cakes accented with a miniature feathered friend are charming; pastel meringues on an antique cake stand, are as tempting as they are tasty.

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It’s virtually impossible to resist a scoop of raspberry sorbet garnished with fresh mint, and the rich color lends a table notes of sophisticated warmth.

Opposite, clockwise from top right: Seared tuna on cucumber with wasabi caviar and pickled ginger; gazpacho shooters garnished with horseradish cream and fresh dill are a taste-bud delight; Sesame-crusted salmon on a rice cracker with grapefruit and avocado; black mission figs stuffed with gorgonzola, wrapped in Prosciutto de Parma and topped with fresh basil for a savory little bite, all by Cynthia Battaglia Distinctive Catering. Above: A colorful menu plays peek-a-boo with guests from behind a linen napkin given bow-tie treatment with grosgrain ribbon, designed by Fat Cat Paperie.

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sorbet Professionals CA K E WOR K S S T U DIO B A K E S HOP (PAGE 16 4) USES THE FRESHEST INGREDIENTS TO CRE ATE MEMORABLE CAKES THAT ARE BOTH DELICIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL. C Y N T H I A B AT TAG L I A DI S T I NC T I V E CAT E R I NG (PAGE 164) IS WELL-VERSED IN PAYING CLOSE ATTENTION TO DETAIL. WITH AN ARTISTIC EYE AND A TALENT FOR MOUTH-WATERING FLAVORS, CYNTHIA CREATES DISHES THAT ARE AS SCRUMPTIOUS AS THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL. FAT C AT PA P E R I E (PAGE 45) FOUNDED BY GRAPHIC DESIGNER PAMELA GURMAN, IS COMMITTED TO HELPING COUPLES FIND THE PERFECT WEDDING STATIONERY FOR THEIR STYLE AND BUDGET. FIORE COMBINES COLOR AND TEXTURE TO CREATE BREATHTAKING designS THAT PERSONALIZE EACH DETAIL OF A WEDDING. I N N AT QUOGU E (PAGE 66) IN QUOGUE, NEW YORK, IS QUAINT AND COMFORTABLE, LOCATED JUST OFF THE BEATEN PATH YET CLOSE ENOUGH TO EVERYTHING THE HAMPTONS Has TO OFFER. PA RTY R E NTA L LTD. (PAGE 12) PROVIDES A VERSATILE RANGE OF EVENT RENTAL ITEMS. THEIR STELLAR SERVICE ENSURES EVERYTHING GOES SMOOTHLY ON THE BIG DAY. WILDFLOW ER LINEN (PAGE 6) offers chic, high-quality table linens and chair covers, ensuring your linen needs are covered in style.

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sometimes it ’s great to feel like a kid again. putting together this photo shoot and revisiting all our favorite childhood memories of summer was a blast.

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wheel of fortune Extravagant embroidery is studded with peek-a-boo nail-head embellishment, lending this sleek gown by Claire Pettibone a hint of punk rock chic. Teamed with a barely-there veil from Lo Boheme, it has an understated elegance. Earrings by Louise M. Jewelry. Vintage Ring.

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late bloomer Opposite: Unleash your inner Cinderella in a dreamy gown dripping with French Alençon lace by Stephanie James Couture. A hand-dyed silk ribbon adds a hint of Parisian glamour. Bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry. This Page: A combination of vintage and new fabrics, including silk, velvet, taffeta, and lace, mixes with ostrich feathers and vintage jewelry for an eye-catching headpiece from Lo Boheme that’s truly one-of-a-kind. Earrings by Louise M. Jewelry. 122 {fair weather}

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spin session The fluid layers of a taffeta skirt are a playful complement to a structured lace bustier in the Creole gown by Cymbeline, creating a sophisticated play of textures. Turn heads in a tulle and net headband from Twigs & Honey that mimics the classic chic of a 1960’s pillbox hat, with a saucy twist. A quirky take on a traditional pearl necklace is charming, by Bel Canto Designs.

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exit strategy This sleek sheath by Claire Pettibone echoes traditional French lingerie, with its luxurious hand-embroidery and a lush duo of black and plum roses spilling lace at the base of the low-cut back. Make a statement with accessories that play with wedding conventions: a bold, Art Deco–style bracelet by Bel Canto Designs and a flirty flyaway veil from Artikal Millinery. 126 {fair weather}

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eye candy Opposite: There’s nothing subtle about the playful high front slit of this close-up-ready organza and taffeta confection from Cymbeline Paris. Necklace and bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry. Vintage pendant. Shoes by Filippa Scott. This Page: A dainty little derby hat by Lo Boheme decked out with feathers, ribbon, and netting is a whimsical stand-in for a traditional veil. Earrings by Louise M. Jewelry. 128 {fair weather}

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star attraction A modern halter neckline and gathered drop-waist bodice up the ante on this polished silk taffeta gown by Amy Kuschel. A classic headband, with a fun and flirty feather detail, gets an injection of modern chic when it’s rendered in spring-green netting, from Lo Boheme. Necklace by Louise M. Jewelry. 130 {fair weather}

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crowd pleaser A mermaid silhouette gives this romantic, lace-covered Diana gown by Enzoani graphic appeal, but the handmade beaded corsage belt makes it memorable. Vintage earrings.

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tickle your fancy Take a traditional full lace skirt plus a bustier silhouette, render it in cotton lace and cotton organza, and you’ ll get this organic-inspired gown by The Cotton Bride. Play up its fresh, natural vibe with a bold, blooming belt, like this one by Twigs & Honey. Vintage necklace, ring, and hat. barrie fisher

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just the ticket Personalize a traditional strapless silk ball gown with a black silk ribbon laced through the waist in this Grace gown by Renella De Fina. Slip on a vintage satin headband studded with sparkling rhinestones from Bel Canto Designs and you’re ready for wonderland. Bracelet by Christina McCluskey Designs. Vintage necklace. 136 {fair weather}

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gate crashers Forget short and simple: A minidress is the perfect canvas for over-the-top embroidery and beading in this gown by Claire Pettibone. Hairpiece by Twigs & Honey. Earrings by Christina McCluskey Designs. Bracelet by Louise M. Jewelry.

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looks of love As enduring and infinite as love itself, these classic looks have the ability to remain elegant and stylish forever, to truly withstand the test of time. 140 {fair weather}

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Sleeper Car. Old-fashioned romance — think Grace Kelly — never goes out of style. A sleep suit in dotted Swiss tulle trimmed with lace and topped with a matching robe by Claire Pettibone is sweet and seductive at the same time. A vintage clock necklace hints that it’s time for bed. Vintage vanity accessories. Joe Elario

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Hamptons S/S 2010  

Spring/Summer 2010

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