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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

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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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Spring
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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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Spring
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Romantic

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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Long Island Wedding from Robert & Kathleen Photographers + Jubilee Events

This lovely bride literally fell head over heels for her sweet, sweet groom and the love story that followed was one that could produce a wedding so chic and beautiful it will never be forgotten. The two teamed up with Jubilee Events to create the romantic soiree and made the second most important decision of their wedding (first being the “She said yes!” moment) when they hired the talent that is Robert & Kathleen Photographers to capture their big day. Who just so happened to fill a gallery with hundreds of pretty moments – so enjoy!

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If you’re dying for a little more of this sweet, sweet soiree, grab the tissues and take a peek at Vintage Cinema’s view.

Our story began in Civil Procedure class during our first semester of law school when I literally fell head over heels for my future husband.  But, instead of sitting behind me laughing at the colossal klutz I had just proved myself to be, Ben quickly jumped out of his chair and picked me up.  And, well, he’s been picking me up and carrying me ever since. 

We always joke that we did things just a little backwards.  We started dating in 2008, moved in together in 2009, and by 2010 we were geographically separated and engaged.  Now, we are married and currently living across the world from one another due to my commitment with the Air Force.  So, in those moments when I turn over in my bed and wish he was here, I can relive this incredible wedding day where I made a promise for a lifetime thanks to these genius photos from Robert & Kathleen and video from Jim Altieri.  

Being a geographically separated couple, it was virtually impossible for us to plan a wedding without help.  Enter the amazing talents of Diana from Jubilee Events.  She quickly signed up for the difficult job of being our eyes and ears and developed a plan to reflect us—a New York couple who met by way of Arizona via Colorado and Virginia now living on two separate continents.  She introduced us to some seriously incredible vendors, including the gorgeously skilled Nichole of Coral Pheasant, who created our wedding paper.  We had the idea of naming our tables after places in the world that meant something to both of us and telling our story on each table card, so our friends and family could get to know us better.  Nichole did an incredible job of bringing these stories to life.

One vendor we knew we had to incorporate was the chocolatiers of Lilly’s Homemade Chocolate in Tremont, OH, who we met while we lived in Cleveland.  Ben and I spent many weekends in this underrated city sipping our favorite drinks, mine a French 77 and Ben’s an Old Fashioned, while devouring Lilly’s mouthwatering chocolate confections.   So, we elicited the help of Lilly’s to create epically delicious treats inspired by both signature drinks for all of our guests to enjoy. 

Probably one of the most important touches of our wedding involved the handiwork of Ben’s step-father, who handcrafted the base for our cake and our escort card holder out of reclaimed wood from a 200 year old barn on his parents’ property.  It was a gorgeous, rustic touch all the way from upstate New York, where Ben was born and raised.  Also, Ben’s mom provided my something old and borrowed—an incredible vintage necklace from the 1800s given as a wedding gift to Ben’s great-grandmother, and she handmade all of the fascinators my bridesmaids and I wore.

Additionally, some of our photos were taken in places I fondly remember from my childhood.  My family is an avid supporter of the local fire department.  My father, uncle, and brother are all members, totaling over 75 years of service, so my family knew it would be the best place to welcome Ben to our family, and he spent his morning before the wedding with his groomsmen and parents at the local department, while my bridesmaids and I spent our time just down the road in my childhood home.     

In the end, Ben and I wanted to make sure we never lost sight of the purpose of this day.  So five months before our wedding, on Christmas Day, instead of exchanging presents, we exchanged our wedding vows.  We were preparing a traditional Catholic ceremony, including traditional vows, but we wanted to make sure to also personalize our messages to each other.  Also being a traditional couple, we decided not to see each other before the ceremony.  So we wanted to make our personal promises to each other in private, and before we embarked on this incredible journey together.  We decided on Christmas, and in the quiet of our little home, we read our vows out loud to each other.  We displayed them at our reception, as a reminder of the promises we made to each other months before.  And, I’ve carried those same vows across the world, even if I couldn’t carry him with me.

Photographer: Robert & Kathleen Photographers / Videography: Vintage Cinema / Wedding Gown: Kenneth Pool / Bridal Salon: Kleinfeld Bridal /Bridesmaid’s Dresses: JLM Occasions / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Hair: Diane Cuomo / Hair Pieces: Handmade by the Groom’s mother / Make-up: Andrea Gamble from Lola Loves Makeup / Event Planning & Design: Diana Chouinard from Jubilee Events / Flowers: Rountree Flowers / Paper: Coral Pheasant / Ceremony Location: St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Syosset, New York / Reception Location: Fox Hollow / Linens: La Tavola / Band: The Elements

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