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Late Summer Wedding at Montauk from Skilled Concept

Before I even get into how much I love every moment of this stylish wedding at Sole East Resort by Skilled Concept - can I just say that this Bride’s Jenny Packham is totally my dream dress. I could write paragraphs on how pretty it is, and she wore it perfectly. The entire day was equally as perfect, actually. From the gorgeous florals by Karen Lenahan Designs to the sweet kisses stolen by the handsome Groom, and every thing in between – it goes without saying this gallery is a must see this Monday. See it all here.


From the Bride… Gui and I met in New York City in 2006. In 2007 we went on their first holiday to the Hamptons. We arrived in Montauk and instantly fell in love with Sole East. Two and a half acres of incredible back yard, revamped 1970′s architecture and simple white in every room. You instantly feel relaxed and at home. When we got engaged, we instantly knew that is were we wanted to marry. Gui is from Brazil, I am from Colorado and we were living in London through the engagement. New York is where we fell in love. There was no second choice for the wedding.

A laid-back, family affair. A bit rustic, a touch of elegance, plus a first (and last) attempt at DIY! The space is beautiful all on it’s own. We didn’t want to ruin that. Small touches with a pastel palette. Hand-picked and close to the heart.

With only 58 rooms and the weekend after Labor Day, we took over the hotel for a long-weekend of relaxation and fun. We got married under a beautiful tree dressed with embroidery hoops filled with lace. Our best friend married us and we accidentally kissed as soon as I arrived at the alter.

All of our vendors had the same demeanor as us. No stress and absolutely incredible at their jobs. When you hire people to trust, there isn’t anything to worry about. Letting them guide helped me stay sane on a separate continent, planning all by myself.

My dress is my favorite thing in the world. The combination of simplicity and intricacy is second to nothing. And trust me, I looked EVERYWHERE. Jenny Packham is a British designer and that felt very special to me. Living in London while planning my wedding gives me such a connection to that city. My shoes are Charlotte Olympia, British as well. My Bridesmaids all wore the same skirt and a monogram necklace gifted to them the night before. They picked their own top and kick-ass shoes! Gui’s suit was custom-made in London and the boys wore matching suits, pink and white gingham ties and boat shoes of their choice. the ring bearers and ushers wore plaid shorts and pastel pink bow-ties.

Gui is a creative director so his vision and our crest is where everything else flowed from. Invitations, website, menus… all collateral was created by him. I took inspiration from some of our favorite restaurants and my new found obsession with Style Me Pretty for the rest. I sourced 8 vintage fabrics to make the napkins and collected beautiful copies of The Great Gatsby for each table. Along with the flowers, I found pinwheels + the wine holder table numbers on BHLDN. We were gifted the Olivetti typewriter from a friend at work who bought it when she was a teenager to “write love poems on”. This became our guest book.

For the place cards, we collected the corks and documented each bottle of wine or champagne we had from our engagement year. Those, along with gifts from some of our favorite restaurants. I took two corks, tied them with ribbon and secured them together with twine. We printed out the list of memories (almost all with guests at our wedding) to sit at the table as people picked up their cards.

Our traditional cake, created by Momofuku Milk Bar (and driven with care from Brooklyn to Montauk in our backseat) was one of the best decisions we made. I think it is stunning to look at and the flavors were just incredible. That was for Gui. I am more savory. I had seen in London instances where people used wheels of cheese as a cake. To me that is heaven. I called our favorite cheese shop in Brooklyn and they graciously accommodated our request for a 4 layer cake of delicious cheese.

The food was all sourced from The Backyard restaurant at Sole East. All fresh and locally produced. Passed hors d’oeuvres, family-style dinner and late-night food. We heard, and continue to hear over and over- BEST WEDDING FOOD EVER. We agree. We served special micro-brewed Colorado beer and Gui’s favorite brand from Brazil. We also had a s’mores bar at the fire pit later that night. My mom’s family are Hershey’s so this gave a special place to highlight her heritage.

Because you can never have enough photographs, we enlisted a photobooth to capture even more.

The best part? When the tent closed, the DJ moved inside to the bar on the property and we danced until my 6″ heels couldn’t take any more.

Photography: Skilled Concept | Floral Design: Karen Lenahan Designs | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham | Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Bride's Shoes: Charlotte Olympia | Bracelet: Jenny Packham | Catering: Backyard at Sole East | Hair: Under Her Veil | DJ: Play Something Good | Groom's Shoes: Commes De Garcon | Bride's Hair Piece: Jennifer Behr | Bridesmaids' Skirts: BHLDN | Cake Stands: BHLDN | Cheese Cake: Bedford Cheese Shop | Cufflinks: lanvin | Groom's Ring: David Yurman | Groomsmen Attire: Zara | Makeup: Rachel Wade of Chic to Cheek | Napkins: Dot and Army | Photobooth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. | Pinwheels: BHLDN | Table Numbers: BHLDN | Wedding Venue: Sole East Resort

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Montauk Yacht Club Wedding from Brklyn View Photography

Weddings like this one make my heart skip a beat.  Maybe it’s the preppy chic meets classically gorgeous meets dash of contemporary awesomeness of it all… or maybe it’s because it’s just so darn pretty.  Either way, I’ve been hooked ever since the very moment I spotted these beautiful images from Brklyn View Photography, and I haven’t looked back since.  It’s a day that is boasting more than its fair share of amazing and you can see it all right here in the full gallery.

Yacht Club

From the Bride… Even though Michael and I were living in San Francisco, we dreamed of getting married in the town we met: Montauk, New York, a fishing village turned hip surfer town on the very end of Long Island. It was important for us to hold a small wedding at a singular venue, so we could maximize the quality time with our friends and family. The Montauk Yacht Club fit our vision perfectly; minimalist with a soft touch of nautical and tons of natural light.

We used a palette of soft pastels and hoards of candlelight to create a flattering, inviting atmosphere. Small personal touches made it feel like us.  Escort cards alerted guests that they had reservations at our favorite Montauk restaurants. Rubber initial stamps were used on everything from cocktail napkins to gift bags. And for dessert we treated ourselves to our favorite local pies. After being in countless weddings, we were determined to have our wedding parties comfortable in clothing that fit their personal style and budget. I thought the bridesmaids looked like a bucket of sherbet!

My absolute favorite part of the wedding was the ceremony. We poured over the wording with our officient, adding personal touches like the tying of the knot ceremony, the blessing of the hands and a beautiful reading. Using the Yacht Clubs dramatic fireplace as our backdrop, we covered the mantle with different height candles, lanterns, and romantic gatherings of babys breath. It took my breath away when I entered. The biggest compliment was when our guests told us how touched they were by the ceremony and how it truly felt like us. Even some of the guys cried!

Photography: Brklyn View Photography | Second Photographer: Michelle Lange | Venue: Montauk Yacht Club | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhullier | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade New York | Floral: Sag Harbor Florist | Groom’s Suit: Hugo Boss Black Label | Hair + Makeup Artist: Laramie Glen | DJ: Play Something Good

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Long Island Wedding from Robert & Kathleen Photographers

At the heart of every wedding is a love story. A weak at the knees, let’s grow old together kind of story that sets my heart aflutter time and time again. But what makes this one a wee bit sweeter is that this adorable duo grew up together — even attending the same pre-school. But as fate would have it, it wasn’t until just five years ago that they truly fell in love. The celebration? A classic Long Island affair with pops of pink blooms by Bayport Flower House. The whole day was captured by Robert & Kathleen Photographers, and there’s an entire gallery and film waiting for you below.

Yacht Club

From Robert & Kathleen PhotographersKathleen and Dan had known each other for years. Growing up in the same town, they seemed to orbit around one another – attending the same preschool, elementary school, high school. They knew each other’s names, would recognize each other in town. But in all those years they had never really gotten to know one another. Until a dinner on the Upper East Side five years ago changed all that for good. That night, they shared sushi and traded stories and, in the process, found that they had much more in common that just living within the same zip code as kids. They talked for hours and by the time the night was over, Kathleen knew she wanted to see Dan again. Because in those few hours with him, she knew deep down that something incredible was beginning.

After that night, Dan couldn’t seem to stop thinking about Kathleen’s laugh. That infectious, Julia-Roberts-style laugh that made him smile at the mere thought of it. He needed to see her again. He needed to hear that laugh again. Because seeing Kathleen’s smile, hearing that laugh, made Dan feel something he never had felt before. Over the next four years they shared many more dinners. They discovered new New York neighborhoods, traveled to beautiful places, and dreamt of the life they would share together. After all those years of passing by one another, they knew that this time the timing was exactly right. They had “found” each other and they weren’t going to take that for granted.

Last year there was another dinner. Another night on the East Side, sharing sushi and trading stories. After dinner Dan got a phone call. He was needed at work, right away. He had to go fix something at a job site. With no time to spare, he told Kathleen she would have to come with him and that it shouldn’t take long. She agreed, thinking it must be a serious emergency since Dan would never usually takes her to a job site. They were ushered into Grand Central, met by security and granted access to the 59th floor.

But there is no 59th floor in the MetLife building. There was no work emergency for Dan to rush to either. When the elevators door opened, Dan escorted Kathleen out onto the roof of the building. He took her hand and walked her around, showing her the view of Manhattan from nearly 60 stories up. There, with the city traffic rushing by below them and the Empire State Building standing tall behind them, Dan got down on one knee and asked Kathleen to be his wife. Fourteen months later, they gathered together all of their family and friends, all the people who had shared this journey with the two of them, in one of their favorite places in the world. They promised to love each other forever and hosted the celebration of their lives, with bonfires by the water and dancing well into the night. There, at the end of Long Island, Kathleen and Dan’s married life began.

Photography + Cinematography: Robert & Kathleen Photographers | Venue: Montauk Yacht Club | Floral Design: Bayport Flower House | Wedding Cake: Manhattan Sweets Boutique Bakery in Islip, New York | Band: Peat Moss and the Fertilizers | Wedding Dress: Marisa via Bridal Salon: Bridal Reflections | Shoes: Christian Louboutin | Bridesmaid Dresses: Donna Morgan 

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