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Elegant Beach Wedding in Bridgehampton, New York

If this elegant seaside soiree was around when I was getting married, It would have inspired my entire wedding. Seriously. Because to me, this gallery is perfect. With a coastal yet sophisticated vibe (not to mention one seriously cute pup), every image beautifully captured by Charlotte Jenks Lewis defines beach chic, and you can see even more here.

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Fall
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Elegant

From The Bride…The first thing we knew we wanted for our wedding was to have it on the very same beach in Bridgehampton, New York where we got engaged in May 2012 and where we often walk our dog Noodles. We found a perfect beachfront venue just a few feet away — Outdoor ceremony on the beach! Ocean views from the dance floor! — and we quickly locked it down. Shortly thereafter, Hurricane Sandy absolutely decimated the place, leaving our venue a sad construction zone. But with some regular monitoring of the construction progress (read: useless stressing), it was repaired and looked better than ever by the time our wedding day rolled around. And thankfully, the weather fully cooperated that day, so Mother Nature and I are back on good terms.

For our decor, we went with a fall theme for our October wedding with mostly ivory and eggplant colors. We had an amazing and creative florist who indulged all of my crazy ideas — like having edible elements in the centerpieces, branches hanging from the ceiling, and turning the entrance hall into a full-on forest. Her end product was 100 times better than my original “vision” so trust your vendors!

Our main priority for the cocktail hour and reception was probably the food! When I told the caterer about my love of all things miniature, he went above and beyond by making mini versions of all our favorite foods. Mini burgers paired with mini beers, mini tacos paired with mini margaritas, you name it and it was mini. We still talk about the food!

Photography: Charlotte Jenks Lewis Photography | Planner: The Wedding Sitter | Wedding Cake: Beach Bakery | Invitations: William Arthur | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Robbins Wolfe | DJ: Jason Fioto | Groom's Shoes: Cole Haan | Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss | Bride's Crystal Hair Comb: Eileen Fisher | Bride's Dress: Monique Lhullier | Bride's Veil: Kleinfeld's | Bride's Wedding Band, Novo Yellow Gold Band: Tiffany's | Club: The Bridgehampton Tennis & Surf Club | Design Of Printed Materials: Karen Messing Design | Floral & Event Design: Claire Bean Events | Groom's Superman Socks: Joy Of Socks | Groom's Tie: Theory | Groom's Wedding Band: Tiffany's | Hair Styling: Phyllis Cortese | Mariachi Band: Mariachi Instrumental De Mexico | Rentals: Party Rental, LTD.

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Houghton Bride

Without a doubt, the mold was broken when Houghton Bride came on the bridal wear scene. Created for the woman who is looking for something unique, non-traditional, easy + chic, Houghton Bride offers a collection of gowns, dresses, coats, capes and suits in their incredibly distinctive, yet easy-to-wear style.

Fashion-forward and made of the finest European laces, silks and exquisite embroideries, this line of bridal wear was most certainly created with a cool girl in mind. Perfect for the bride looking for something simple, sexy and timeless, each and every piece from Houghton Bride is handmade to order. Named “Best of Bridal Fall/Winter 2015” by Harpers Bazaar, Style.com, + T, New York Times Style Magazine, their endlessly creative designs can be customized in multiple ways — from adding a sleeve or changing the length to choosing a unique style of embroidery. Brides even have the chance to co-create a completely custom design during an appointment with the brand’s designer, Katharine Polk. How amazing is that?! 

As the Houghton Bride collection continues to grow, brides can now mix + match separates to find the perfect look for their big day. There are even fabulous separates and more casual options for rehearsal dinner, reception + morning after brunch! Needless to say, I’m obsessedLucky for you tri-state brides, Houghton Bride is available by private appointment at the Houghton Bride Atelier (210 11th Avenue #503, NYC, NY 10001). To schedule your visit, contact bride {at}houghtonnyc.com.

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Casual Hampton Bays Beach Engagement

This love sesh from Kelsey Combe Photography is a winner in my book. It’s a mash-up of a handful of personal favorites: the beach, Harpoon brews, s’mores, acoustic tunes and of course, snuggles in a cozy blanket. It’s one that’ll warm your heart and make your eyes twinkle a little brighter with love.

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Summer
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Beach
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Casual

From Kelsey Combe PhotographyWe just love meeting couples at their engagement shoots- especially when we get to travel to somewhere very special to them. Emily & Ben spend the happiest parts of their lives on the beach- surfing, sunning, & paddle-boarding with their pup Holly. So when they invited us out to Hampton Bays for a casual, bonfire, beach engagement (complete with s’mores and beers), how could we not be thrilled? It was a cool & extremely hazy May evening and we had a wonderful time getting to know them around the fire. Emily & Ben’s love is infectious- I mean, the pictures speak for themselves. I just love the way she looks at him. And there is nothing that compares to a warm fire on the shores of the Ocean. This session feels free & crisp, like early summer, which is exactly what it was.

Photography: Kelsey Combe Photography | Venue: Ponquogue Beach

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