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This Pastel Yacht Club Wedding Is a New Take on Nautical

If there’s one thing we love more than well, just about anything, it would be a pastel filled wedding. And this stunning little soiree from Love & Light Photographs certainly doesn’t disappoint. Bursting with nearly nautical details and even an adorable sunset cruise for the newlyweds, we’ve got all that and more waiting for you in The Vault!


From the Bride… When my photographer first asked me how I imagined my wedding would be, I gave her three words: Nautical, Romantic, and Magical. And as I look back on the photos and reminisce on each happy memory, I know I picked the perfect words to describe our day! Rob and I got married at Sacred Heart Church on June 10th, 2016 in Bay Head, NJ and held our reception at Bay Head Yacht Club. Because my family spends the summer in this beach town, Rob and I have come to call it our ‘happy place.’ Having the opportunity to get married at a venue so dear to our hearts was incredibly special. All of the vendors we used for our wedding day were wonderful and we were most thankful to have Details Made Simple to bring everything together for the day-of. Water Lily Designs made gorgeous flower arrangements that brought our blush color theme to life, and Love & Light Photographs captured the day impeccably! Our guests danced all night thanks to Elite Entertainment, I wish we could do it all over again! If I had to pick one special moment from the night that was my favorite, I would have to say arriving by boat to the reception. We were greeted with two glasses of champagne and by all of our friends and family! It was the best start to the best evening.

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Photography: Love & Light Photographs | Floral Design: Water Lily Designs | Wedding Dress: Olvi's | Cake: Hoffman's Ice Cream & Yogurt | Ceremony Venue: Sacred Heart Church | Reception Venue: Bay Head Yacht Club | Hair + Makeup: Savvy Hair Loft | Lighting: Sperry Tents NJ | DJ: Elite Entertainment | Day of Coordinator: Details made Simple | Photobooth: 88PhotoBlog | Wedding + Rehearsal Dinner Invitations: Paperless Post

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The Montauk wedding of your dreams? It happens here, lovelies.

Not all seaside venues are created equal.  And when it comes to that quintessential Hamptons locale that delivers time and time again, Sole East Resort is IT.  Think the perfect marriage of glam + sophisticated with a laid-back Montauk vibe that is all sorts of awesome. From the hammocks to the lawn games to the manicured gardens, setting the stage for your Big Day has never been more fabulous.

Here at SMP, we’ve spent many a days swooning over Sole East Resort and it’s stunning landscaped gardens and luxe pool complete with St. Tropez lounge beds.  And, honestly… one look at ANY wedding hosted in this gorgeous resort and it’s easy to see why we are so very, very smitten.  Think a short jaunt to Montauk’s fab Atlantic Ocean beaches, yummy bites at The Backyard Restaurant and exemplary customer service that will wow you AND your guests. It’s a full-service property known for spoiling you, which means you can spend your entire wedding weekend (or week!) sitting back, relaxing and letting the fun happen. (We adore that.)

From fab welcome barbecues to cocktail or pool parties to farewell brunches to THE Big Day, Sole East Resort has you totally covered. Contact them NOW to start planning that Hamptons wedding of your dreams.

Photography: Whyman Studios | Wedding Planner : Duke + Van Deusen | Florist: Karen Lenahan Designs

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10 Must-Haves for Your Nautical Wedding

Hang around these parts long enough and you’ll quickly realize one thing: we love, love, love a nautical wedding. So today we’re breaking down a fab list of 10 Must-Haves for YOUR maritime-inspired soiree, all with the help of our friends at The Duchess.  It’s a step by step guide to that seaside affair you’ve always wanted, complete with a seriously awesome locale.  Scroll below for a look.


You can’t have an awesome nautical wedding without an equally as awesome locale and when it comes to take-your-breath-away venues perfect for saying “I do” seaside-style, The Duchess is IT. Think an ultra-elegant setting with hardwood dance floors, full-service bars and stunning contemporary decor. Not to mention climate-controlled interiors and fab outdoor furniture for lounging under the stars. This is celebrating in style… and then some.


You’ll most definitely want of your our nearest and dearest on hand to celebrate your BIG moment, so be sure to invite them to the Party of the Century with some pretty paper goods that scream Nautical Chic.  I’m talking a gorgeous suite that is most definitely seaside inspired, so your guests know they’ll need to grab those boat shoes and get ready to dance the night away, bubbly included.


Rehearsal dinners are ALWAYS a good time, but a rehearsal dinner pre-nautical wedding? Sooo awesome. Think a lobster or clam bake with the cutest details, all held seaside at a crazy cool venue like the Fish Bar, Pier 81’s IT seafood lounge and rooftop.  Starting your events off right has never been more fun… or convenient.


You can’t have a nautical wedding without some sweet rope detailing, so throwing some nods to your boating skills on your place cards is, well… totally awesome.  Not to mention that it’s a fab way to add a little touch of your theme to the proceedings without being too over the top. We honestly adore that.


And speaking of fabulous ways to add some knot-inspired details to your Big Day… DIYing some special touches, like these amazing rope vases, is a definite MUST.  You’ll be adding a touch of personalization your guests will absolutely adore, plus you can sit back and admire your hard work the day of. It’s what we call a win-win, loves.


You know we love a stylish groom and it doesn’t get much better than a handsome Mister rockin’ some seersucker.  Whether it’s simply a suit jacket or you prefer an all-out ensemble, adding this gorgeous fabric to your Big Day lineup is a definite MUST… and throwing in that dapper bow tie doesn’t hurt, either.


You can’t have an awesome nautical wedding without a little ode to compasses. That’s basically a fact. So why not add those sweet Save the Dates to your lineup?  They’re totally unique + seriously stunning AND set the mood the minute your guests receive them. We’re obsessed.


Start your guests off with the coolest compass ever and send them away at the end of the night with a little pack of helpful items for the day AFTER.  Think everything from ibuprofen to a pack of tissues to those much needed breath mints. Trust us, this is a detail your nearest and dearest will LOVE.


Saying “I do” in a nautical wedding just wouldn’t be right without a little anchor love.  Add this must-have detailing with sweet DIY pillows, table linens or even place cards or table numbers.  Just don’t throw your Big Day bash without one.


Sure, you need all of the amazing details to pull off a nautical wedding, but the one thing you can’t do without? Your one true love.  Because when all is said and done, you’ll be happily sitting on one of The Duchess’ fabulous decks, staring at the breathtaking skyline that is the world’s greatest city (NYC, of course) and sipping champagne while your guests party the night away in high style. It just doesn’t get any better than that.

Contact The Duchess TODAY to begin planning your nautical wedding.  Your dream day is waiting, loves.

Photography (Top to Bottom):  The Duchess (Image 1) + KT Merry (Image 2) + Kirsten Julia (Image 3) + Arielle Doneson (Image 4) + Style Me Pretty Living (Image 5) + T&C Photographie (Image 6) + KT Merry (Image 7) + Love & Light Photographs (Image 8) + Ruth Eileen Photography (Image 9) + I Do Weddings (Image 10)

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