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Wolffer Estate, Vineyard Wedding, Hamptons, New York from Melani Lust Photography

I profess my love for timeless elegance quite a bit on the pages on SMP, but can you really blame me when weddings like this one from Melani Lust fall perfectly in that category? I don’t think you can. After one look at this (beautiful) Bride’s Romona Keveza gown or their reception overflowing with perfectly timeless florals from Pennington Flowers, and you’ll be joining the timeless elegance fan club too. See it all here.

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From Melani LustI have for you a fresh, sunny wedding in a venue in the Hamptons, not often used for weddings: Wolffer Estate Vineyard. The bridesmaids got ready in crisp, white shirts, each with a personalized monogram. The bride wore a regal Romona Keveza dress, which took everyone’s breath away. Then, she slipped in to a fabulous reception shift. The bride and groom exchanged vows in a charming and quaint Bridgehampton church before heading to the venue in a classic antique car. This wedding is filled with candid moments and soft pink details. The light in the vineyard was particularly amazing and shifted each hour.

From the Bride… As soon as we were engaged on the beach in Sagaponack, we knew that an East End wedding was a must. My family has spent over 40 years on the east end and was excited by our choice. We were so excited to have Melani Lust as our photographer to capture the sheer beauty of what was a picture perfect day with a crystal blue sky, a purple twilight and clear spring evening.

While planning our wedding we wanted our guests to feel as if they were at a classic, elegant dinner party followed by a late night dance party. Wolffer Estate proved to be the perfect setting and backdrop for our magical day. As soon as my husband and I arrived at Wolffer Vineyard on our wedding day, we were overhwhelmed by the sheer beauty of the venue. Tabletops of peonies and hydrangeas combined with gold mercury votives and set against the sage custom runners were the delicate tabletop touch we had envisioned. We had Wolffer install chandeliers which were then hung with greenery to give an even more gentle and ethereal green touch. Our florist Jeff Pennington had gone beyond any expectations!

Upon arrival guests were greeted with a welcome cocktail of Wolffer’s famous Rose. Southsides were also served from a mix handmade by my husband and delivered to the venue early the morning of the wedding. Guests were able to stroll the vineyard while sipping a cocktail and indulging in fabulous hors’ douveres. Our band Code Bleu was one of our favorite parts about the wedding. They kept everyone rocking all night long and allowed us to have the dance party we had hoped for! The outdoor bar in the vineyard was another aspect that we loved, as we could mingle with guests among the vines and enjoy the fabulous night sky.

One of my favorite aspects of our wedding was my dress. Originally not what I had in mind at all, I traveled to a bridal salon to try on a dress my maid of honor had found over a year before! After realizing it wasn’t the dress for me and about to leave, I caught my Ramona Kevecza dress out of the corner of my eye. As soon as I put it on, I realized I had found it. I absolutely adore the fact that it was completely different from any dress I had seen in any magazine, or on any bride I had EVER seen. It completely reflected the classic elegance I was aiming for. I truly believe that the dress I chose illustrated the sheer timelessness of our whole wedding!

Photography: Melani Lust Photography | Flowers: Pennington Flowers | Wedding Dress: Romona Keveza | Cake: Fresh Flavors Catering | Invitations: The Pear Tree Shop, by William Arthur | Church: Queen of the Holy Rosary, Bridgehampton, NY | Reception Venue: Wolffer Estate Winery | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale | Hair and Makeup: Crimson Salon | Ceremony Chamber Music: East End Chamber | Day of Wedding Coordinator: The Wedding Sitter | Dress Salon: Manhasset Bridal Salon | Groom Attire: Ralph Lauren | Reception Music: Code Bleu

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Hamptons Inspiration from Jacqueline Patton and Michelle Wolfe

If I could start my morning with this Hamptons inspiration shoot every day I think I’d require much less caffeine. Allow Me Events pulled together a look that is altogether casual, beautiful, and chic, and with Jacqueline Patton and Michelle Wolfe snapping the beautiful pictures, this gallery is worth a cup of coffee or two!


Our rustic Hamptons inspiration shoot was inspired by blending varying elements to create a garden-meets-ocean setting. Laid-back elegance was the overall feel. An ocean-front estate’s cliffside was the perfect location for a large farm-table, canopied in white fabric (using actual branches) and nestled into a clearing surrounded by trees. Kerri of Allow Me Events incorporated coral-pinks flowers as a pop of color among the moss and other greenery, all set atop a burlap runner.

The bride is dressed in a Coren Moore chiffon gown – perfect in heels AND in cowboy boots! The Coren Moore chiffon bridesmaid dresses in blush and mustard perfectly complimented the coral/green floral designs without being matchy-matchy.

Custom invitations were designed with a modern yet romantic and rustic aesthetic, incorporating the blush and mustard hues. Matching table-number cards were displayed in a bleached wood frame. And instead of cake, pies and tarts were the perfect dessert for this seaside fete.

Photography: Jacqueline Patton Photography | Photography: Michelle Wolfe Photography | Event Planning: Allow Me Events | Floral Design: Allow Me Events | Invitations: Village Invites | Wedding Dress: Coren Moore | Makeup: Celeste Loft | Bridesmaid Dresses: Coren Moore | Boots: Durango Silver | Pies: Blue Duck Bakery Cafe | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Event Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Southampton Wedding from Patricia Kantzos Photography

East coast elegance is basically defined by this Southampton stunner captured (beautifully, I might add) by Patricia Kantzos Photography. It’s anything and everything that has ever described the perfect east coast fête wrapped up in one gorgeous post. With it’s simple yet sophisticated vibe and classic yet fresh feel, I’ll go as far as to say it’s completely perfect. Actually, it definitely is. See it all here.

From PatriciaI love everything about Whitney and Sim’s wedding. It’s elegant, fun and filled with gorgeous details. When we met to discuss their wedding photography, Whitney & Sim expressed that being near the ocean in Southampton set the tone for their wedding day. They wanted to keep things simple and free of formalities. They hoped to achieve the same with their photography. They wanted to tell the narrative of their day in a way that was real and true. Capturing the fun was key.

I was thrilled when Whitney explained she understood the importance of working with natural light. We organized the day’s photography around the most beautiful available light. I also love that Whitney embraced the elements of nature. Being near the beach, there was no getting away from wind. We took advantage of this gift from nature. Whitney is gorgeous. Her simple makeup, wind swept hairstyle and fluid wedding dress was perfect. The result was something magical – you can see it in every image.

Photography: Patricia Kantzos Photography | Ceremony Venue: Dune Church Southampton, New York | Reception Venue: Meadow Club Southampton, New York | Floral Design: Sag Harbor Florist | Event Coordination: Margot Louthan | Invitations: Shine Invitation |Bride’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bride’s Jewelry: Rent the Runway | Bridesmaids’ Dresses + Groomsmen Jackets: Rent the Runway | Hair + Makeup: Hair by Rachael | Rentals: Party Rental LTD | Saxon Band: John Doboe | Accomodations: South Hampton Inn | Childcare: Easthampton Babysitters

Hamptons Wedding Inspiration from Frost Photography

This is the kind of shoot that you can breath in. It’s so fresh, so romantic, so clean you can just smell the cherry blossoms and taste the sweets. Frost Photography was behind her well-seasoned lens, letting the simplicity of romance shine through her images. And those gems from KiraKira? All of them are officially on my Birthday List. Click here to see it all!

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From the jewelry designer… This bridal shoot was inspired by all the loveliness the Hamptons has to offer in spring. Perfect for any NYC bride wanting to escape the city for her wedding day. Entirely shot at public spaces in Southampton, this elegant open air wedding could easily be recreated in the Hamptons or any other such picturesque setting in New England. The bride and bridesmaids wear jewelry from the NYC based accessory line ‘KiraKira’.

Quiet, open and breathtaking, this location right off Old Town Road is perfect for a wedding ceremony especially in the spring when the cherry blossoms are peaking. Instead of creating a floral arbor we utilized a natural canopy of the branches, with the flowers filtering the afternoon light into a beautiful, softer blush tint for bridal portrait shots. The morning shower left the grass perfectly sprinkled with a confetti of pale pink petals. Full pink peonies, tea roses and contrasting bright green hydrangea in the bouquets from Topiaire (Southampton, 51 Jobs Ln) pulled in the colors of the landscape, spring green and pink.

The bride wore a simple textured gown reminiscent of fans or seashells and fuchsia sapphire drop earrings that drew from the pinks of the setting and bouquet. Gold bangles added a casual more bohemian romance to the the ensemble and an antique rose cut pink sapphire engagement ring added a nostalgic style but modern pop of color.

The maid of honor wore a blush shade that also reflected the pastel light under the trees and held a bouquet of fleshy white peonies tinged with pink. Lemon and lavender quartz drop earrings were subtle but wove in pastel, fresh colors. She also wore an antique opera length chain with a Kira Kira ‘Sakura’ (japanese for ‘cherry blossom’) charm. Designed by Suz Somersall, while she lived abroad in Japan, the front is decorated with the elegant silhouette of Sakura branches and the back of the charm reads a custom Kangi inscription.

Tea and desserts from the Blue Duck Bakery and a game of croquet to complete the New England charm. Antique jewelry, including deco aquamarine settings and emerald cut cocktail rings decorated the fingers and wrists of the bride and her maid of honor as they sipped tea and played croquet on the lawn. The mid 19th. century British tea set and place settings are family heirlooms. We loved the buttery yellow palate with touches of gold in the rope trimming.

The evening ended with a sunset on the beach. Branching, asymmetrical jewelry blended reflected the organic, simple setting of reeds by the water. On the beach the bride wears a coral inspired sterling necklace and the by the lake she has on a sea inspired cuff, drop earrings patterned from branching coral and a glittering druzy agate cocktail ring.

Photography: Frost Photography | Jewelry: KiraKira | Bouquets: Topiaire | Desserts: Blue Duck Bakery & Café | Stylist: Claudine at Caravan NYC | Models: Jessica Benson (bride) and Janai Devon (bridesmaid) | Bride’s Dress: Carmen Marc Valvo | Bridesmaid’s Dress: Jenny Yoo

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Hampton’s Wedding from Forged in the North

I may have to declare today Forged in the North day after swooning all morning over the gorgeous Hampton’s wedding they’ve shared with us! The intimate + romantic affair took place at a private residence in Sag Harbor and was crisply decorated with white linens and lots of candles. The adorable couple ended their best day ever by inviting their guests to the beach to light + send off wish lanterns! Be sure to see the rest of this beauty in the full gallery.

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From the Bride…  Let me start by saying that wedding planning was a joy for my husband and I. We really enjoyed every moment which was, I am sure, due to the fact that we had an intimate affair of 85 guests. Every single person at our wedding was and is the most important people in our lives, and that made everything else easy. We were, of course, also thrilled to start our lives together and pretty much had the same vision in mind for the process- to enhance our lives together and not to stress out or add friction to our relationship over one night. When Roy and I started wedding planning, we quickly knew that we wanted our wedding to be different and reflect our relationship. As we started looking into venues, we toured a handful of catering halls, and immediately we just knew it wasn’t us. We desired an intimate yet sophisticated setting, customized to our personalities and we knew that would mean bringing everything in. This eventually led us to look at summer homes in the Hamptons- the perfect setting for our May wedding.

The house we rented was the perfect backdrop for us, the decor was minimal yet elegant, and there was a private beach down the road which is where we would host our ceremony. We were really taking a leap of faith because, while we would rent a tent, the entire ceremony and cocktail hour would be outdoors. The odds were in our favor because on that Spring day, the rain dried up, the clouds parted and we were blessed with the most perfect sunny, 80 degree day. As for decor, people would always ask us “What colors are you using?”, and we would say, “White with candles” which is all we wanted. In the natural, green setting of the backyard, with the deep blue pool in the middle, the fresh white linens, the draped tent and the white flowers added a clean, crisp touch. The candles also provided such a romantic feel, especially at nighttime as the sun went down and we danced in the dim lit tent.

The best part of the wedding was at the end of the night, when we recruited (and surprised) all of our guests by asking them to return to the beach where we said our nuptials and light wish lanterns. It was a sea of black (well past midnight at that point) and everyone held lanterns to lead the way. Then one by one we all watched our wish lanterns fly into the sky. It was a magical day which ended in a magical way.

Wedding Photography: Forged in the North | Wedding Ceremony and Reception Venue: Private Residence in Sag Harbor, New York | Wedding Planning: Oventz International Planning | Wedding Cinematography: Wellspun Weddings | Floral Design: D for Decor | Wedding Cake: Sweet Creations by Susie | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger | Hair: Beautiful Brides by Lauren | Makeup: Jacqueline Shepherd

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The Hamptons Backyard Wedding from Jennifer Rau Photography

This wedding captured by Jennifer Rau Photography has a long list of reasons to shine. At first glance, it’s a perfect backyard affair nestled in-between the sea and a gorgeous Hamptons cottage. But if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll start to see that it is a day packed with sentiment and a whole lot of soul. Held at the Bride’s childhood summer home, it’s full of details paired down to only the most meaningful; details that pay homage to the Bride’s late father, an amazing writer, and moments that brought this day back to the tree where the Bride played as a little girl. This is one of those warm and fuzzy one’s that has reminded me EXACTLY why I love weddings so. See even more right here.

From the Bride…  I first came up with the idea for my wedding because I wanted to have a rustic Hamptons wedding. Our backyard is where my dearest memories in the summer. My dad was the biggest influence in my life and after he passed away I wanted to honor his life. I decided to buy an old vintage typewriter and type all the menus by hand onto library cards, and used my father’s book titles as the table numbers. I went around Santa Monica and to all the flea markets in LA trying to find first editions of all his books to place on the tables. It was then that my wedding was to have a book theme, with Happily Ever After as the inspiration.  I wanted to get married under the tree that I had swung on a tree swing as a little girl. I had no wedding planner, it was my idea from start to finish including designing the menu completely. The color palette was vivid poppy with touches of orange.

Wedding Photography: Jennifer Rau Photography / Wedding Venue: Bride’s Family’s Hamptons Home in Sagaponack, New York / Floral Design: Thorn Bird Floral Boutique / Wedding Catering: Art of Eating / Wedding Cake: A Simple Cake / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo

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