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Nautical Long Island Wedding

There’s an entire world of lovely happening in this sweet Long Island affair.  It starts with the prettiest bouquet you’ll ever lay your eyes upon from Thorn Bird Floral Boutique and continues right on down to a laid-back waterside ceremony and a fabulous reception filled with crazy cool colors and a nautical theme.  In other words?  It’s amazing.  See every moment captured by Khaki Bedford in the full gallery.

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From Khaki Bedford Photography… This is a beautiful fall wedding of a surfer/chef and his bride in East Quogue, New York. Before joining himself in marriage to Briana, Scott’s last bachelor acts were the exilaration of surfing the waves in the early morning and using his chef skills to grill for the wedding party and vendors. Prior to the ceremony, the couple’s first look involved a surf board followed by family portraits on the beach. Their love of the sea was further evidenced in the nautical navy blue and white color scheme and the oceanside setting for their exchange of vows. Pops of hot pink were found throughout the wedding from Briana’s gorgeous bouquet, to the groom’s socks, to the table centerpieces, to the sailboats and anchors printed on the escort cards. The reception began with a raw bar of oysters, shrimp, and sushi, followed by dinner and a night of dancing and celebrating. A gelato truck ended the night with special treats for all. The guests wished Briana and Scott smooth sailing ahead!

Photography: Khaki Bedford Photography | Flowers: Thorn Bird Floral Boutique | Wedding Dress: Wedding Atelier | Invitations: Lion In The Sun | Shoes: Milk And Honey | Rings: Erie Basin | Catering: Dockers Waterside | DJ: Ben Carlin | Birdcage Veil: Marisol Aparicio | Cake & Treats: The Treats Truck | Cake Topper: Lollipop Workshop | Groom's Accessories: J.Crew | Guest Book: Odelae | Location: Dockers Waterside

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Elegant Shelter Island Wedding

Here’s what happens when preppy meets traditional with just a dash of vintage glamour: it’s fabulous. Think stunning navy and pink hues, gorgeous baby’s breath-filled centerpieces from Colony Florist and awesome Victorian candlesticks.  Throw in a breathtaking setting like Shelter Island and it’s more lovely than you can handle from Samantha Lauren Photographie.  Dive right in.

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From the Bride… We wanted to catch the last days of summer sunshine for our wedding on Shelter Island in the dog days of September. I felt the romance and love throughout the whole day and there were so many personal touches close to our hearts merging 50′s vintage love and modern class and elegance. I wore a classically cut Amsale gown, with my bridesmaids beside me in Alfred Sung. We wanted to incorporate the preppy, laid back feel of the island in our attire so the groomsmen wore navy suits and J.McLaughlin ties. Sam had a custom-made suit also adorned with J.McLaughlin. The little members of our bridal party were definitely the icing on the cake. The two flower girls adorned with their baby’s breath crowns, alongside our adorable ring bearer wearing a classic navy blazer, khaki shorts, knee high socks and bucks! I wanted all of our florals to match the aesthetic so I carried a classic hand tied bunch of Vendella roses and white morjorlica spray roses. My bridesmaids all had antique green hydrangeas, white ranunculus, white lisianthus, white marlise roses, and apricot spray roses. All of the styling was incredible and came together in the best way!

I got ready literally down the street from the church so when the time came for the ceremony I walked hand in hand with my mom and dad right down the street and into the service. After our traditional ceremony, we jumped into a picturesque “getaway car” complete with a “Just Married” sign, and cans! It was so much fun and really added the bit of vintage flair I was hoping for! The rest of the wedding party boarded a trolley and we all met at the Shelter Island Yacht Club for wedding party photos. The island winds were picking up but I really felt our photographer was able to capture the true essence of the day in our photos!

Next we rode over to The Pridwin Hotel and I truly felt like we were jumping out of a bridal magazine! Before we went inside to the reception, the whole bridal party made its way to the end of the private narrow dock, the girls stepping lightly in their high heels on the wood for some more amazing photos. I wanted our reception to have a very clean feeling to it which is why we used a lot of neutral colors and spheres of Baby’s Breath with cascading variegated ivy in Victorian silver candlesticks for our flower centerpieces. Ours was one of the largest weddings that The Pridwin has seen to date and we danced late into the night to the sounds of Bob Marley, Bruce Springstein and lots of 80′s jams! The whole day was perfect and I really think it reflected the amazing love Sam and I have for each other!

Photography: Samantha Lauren Photographie | Floral Design: Ken Norman- Colony Florist | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Invitations: Crane | Reception Venue: The Pridwin Hotel | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Band: Craig Scott Entertainment - Richard Bascomb & Phase One | Groom's Attire: Custom- NY Suits | Groomsmen's Attire: J.McLaughlin | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Church: Our Lady Of The Isle | Hair And Make-Up: Nickie - Hello Gorgeous | Photo Location: Shelter Island Yacht Club | Veil: Vera Wang | Wedding Coordination: Tony Delisi Memorable Events

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Glamorous East Hampton Wedding

As a West Coaster, I’ve never actually ventured to the Hamptons (I know, it’s a total travesty), but judging from this gorgeous Montauk affair, it’s exactly where I want to get married.  Because if my wedding day is even one tenth as glamorous and gorgeous as this stunning day is, I’ll consider myself seriously blessed. See it all captured beautifully by Jonathan Young Weddings right here.

And a beautiful film from Tweed Weddings… amazing.

From the Bride… For years Montauk has been our favorite place to escape to. We live in Manhattan but find ourselves venturing out there as often as we can. Having vacationed there for many years with his family, Richie introduced me to “The East End” the first year we started dating and I was immediately smitten. There is something about being out east, especially on the cliffs of Montauk, that makes you feel as though you are at the end of the earth. It’s awe-inspiring and magical.  Richie proposed to me at the base of the cliff at Montauk’s lighthouse. So when the time came to start planning our wedding, we knew “The East End” was the perfect spot — we felt like it represented us equally and we were eager to share such a special place with our family and friends.

Our wedding ceremony was held at St. Therese of Lisieux in Montauk, a beautiful airy church that overlooks both the village of Montauk and the ocean. Our reception was held in East Hampton at really neat venue, East Hampton Point. Originally East Hampton was not at all part of our plan, but that quickly changed with our first visit to EHP – it was the perfect space and captured just what we were looking for. Its chic and timeless, yet modern, and provides just the right dose of nautical charm. We couldn’t have wished for a better venue or setting.

Since not only the reception venue, but our entire wedding weekend was basically set on the water, I didn’t want to play into the nautical theme too much – it spoke for itself. Instead I opted to keep our overall vision classic with tiny touches of glamour strewn throughout. I wanted it to have the look and feel of a true affair. It all came together seamlessly thanks to our wonderful vendors, all of whom I cannot speak of highly enough!

Planning a wedding without a “planner” or “day-of coordinator” can definitely be tricky, stressful and often very overwhelming. Thankfully our families and friends were very helpful throughout the entire process. Some of my favorite details were the most personal. My mom hand-wrote the calligraphy for our invitations, place-cards and other paper goods. My parents created a Gaelic inspired wedding sign (a nod to both of our Irish heritages) to help our guests find their way, and many endless hours of ribbon tying, letter stamping and other personal touches were generously donated by our families and a few close friends.

The day itself could not have been more spectacular. The weather cooperated, our mass was beautiful (a personal family friend presided over our vows), and our reception was a complete blast.  The dance floor was packed throughout the night, which is exactly what we was hoping for, the food was unbelievable and toasts so full of love and laughs. What was most remarkable however, was the fact that the most special people in our lives were there for us in that one place – a rarity that we will always treasure. There is only one thing I would change. If I could, I would have the day last twice as long. It truly was THE. BEST. DAY. EVER.

Photography: Jonathan Young Weddings | Cinematography: Tweed Weddings | Floral Design: Karen Lenahan | Reception Venue: East Hampton Point | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Hair: Shannon Wall | DJ: DJ Jon Blak | Brides Gown & Veil: Monique Lhuillier | Church: St. Therese of Lisieux, Montauk NY | Cocktail Paper Goods: Society Social | Linens: La Tavola | Makeup: Erica Whelan | Musician: Ryan Dobby | Save The Date & Invitations: Lion In The Sun

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