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Elegant Hamptons Private Estate Wedding

I’m just going to come out and say it: Private estate weddings our my weakness. Reason being? We get to see some on the most incredible homes transformed into venues and that in and of itself is totally inspiring. Add in the talented Elena Wolfe behind the lens, and well it’s downright perfection. See it all in The Vault!

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Fall
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Luxury Venue
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Elegant

From The Bride…Trey and I met in college at the University of Florida at a 4th of July get together. He was about to graduate and I was just beginning there. Our relationship continued throughout my college career. Although we were long distance, he would travel each weekend to come visit.

He proposed just before Christmas while I was working on my master’s degree. We went back and forth on what kind of wedding we wanted. We started to plan the traditional big 200 person wedding but it became just too overwhelming and stressful. We decided that wedding planning should be something we enjoy and savor since we only get to do it once and we needed to change our plans to make it something we had fun doing.

After LOTS and LOTS of ideas and consideration we were so torn – Do we elope in a fun place like Europe or a beautiful island or do invite immediate family? I spoke to my aunt who lives in Southampton and she suggested us having an intimate family wedding in her home – that way we could have the people we love most, and have it a “destination wedding” but not too far away.. We immediately fell in love with the idea and started planning from afar.

We began planning at the end of August and set our date for the 21st of November, just before Thanksgiving. While research began online and with the help of recommendations from my aunt, a local, we quickly realized we needed to schedule a trip up to the Hamptons to meet with vendors and wrap our head around all of our ideas a little bit better. We went up for a long weekend in September and met with vendors and started to put our ideas into motion. From that point on the rest of the planning was done via email or phone and it worked out perfectly!

The wedding was everything we could have dreamed of and more. We got married by the fireplace in front of 16 of our loved ones. There was a lovely candle tribute to my mother who has passed away. The night included dancing, toasts, delicious food, and great conversation. It was truly the most special night of our lives. If we could do it over, we wouldn’t change a thing.

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Photography: Elena Wolfe Photography | Cinematography: Intrigue Wedding Films | Floral Design: Lilee Fell Flowers | Cake: Sag Harbor Baking Co. | Invitations: Crane & Co. | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Shoes: Calvin Klein | Venue: Private Estate | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Photography - Assistance: Marielle Solan

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Tomorrow or 200 Years From Now, This Wedding Will Always Be Timeless

Instead of forcing a trendy (and potentially risky) style or design choice, these two knew what they liked and ran with it for their NYC wedding. And so their celebration was classic, refined, timeless, just like the “old souls” that they are. And in my eyes, I’d call that a pretty stylish success. Ashley Bartoletti captured it all – from the bouquets of roses to their stunning smiles. See it all in our Vault right here!

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Summer
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Classic

From the Bride… There was one word that consistently came up during wedding planning and it was “classic.” From the day we started planning our special day we wanted a timeless event that paid homage to New York City, the city where my husband, Dan, and I met and would begin our married life together. We knew we were a perfect match from our first coffee date. We were two youthful 30-somethings with older, traditional souls. Lovers of hand written correspondence, early evenings and a nice glass of cabernet… we knew classic and traditional (yet not stuffy) was our ideal way to celebrate our special day.

I am originally from New York and most of my extended family resides in the New York / Tri-State area. My husband’s family is from the West Coast, particularly San Francisco and Sonoma County. Quite frankly, the variety of guests from each coast was energizing as we were able to showcase “our” city to those from out of town while also providing an iconic New York experience to our local family and friends.

We chose a classic venue on Central Park West, the New York Athletic Club, which was a bit of serendipity as Dan and I met in the sports industry. We fell in love with the exterior balconies overlooking Central Park and the gilded gold elevator doors. There was just something special about the venue and the unique, traditional details. The tradition complemented our theme quite nicely. We opted for a white, off-white, gold and blush color palette. We chose elegant fonts and a double thick cotton paper invitation to allow for painted gold edging on each individual stationery piece. Each and every ornate detail of the wedding was carefully selected as we wove our theme throughout the planning process from the save the date to rehearsal dinner to wedding day.

Our florist was exceptional, everything from large scale entrance pieces and willowed, grandiose vases to a soft, intimate dinner atmosphere in a fully candlelit room.

The wedding dress shopping experience was just that… a truly lovely experience! Everyone says that finding a dress is frantic and exhausting however this was far from the truth. It was enjoyable, extremely calm and ended with champagne! My mom, my sister and I went to Kleinfeld’s in Manhattan on an early Saturday morning. It was such a welcoming experience as we were greeted by one of the stylists seen on their popular TV show, and picked the dress immediately. I must say we went in prepared, as usual, with an idea of the exact dress we wanted! After dress shopping, we went to brunch on the Westside of the city where we enjoyed mimosas and girl talk. It was a memorable day for me, especially to have my mom and sister with me throughout the entire wedding planning process.

Dan and I had the most amazing wedding day filled with family from coast to coast, fantastic music, and stunning views of Central Park. As we looked around the room, we had somehow created a scene from a movie. With the gentlemen in black, classic bowtie tuxedos and the guests dancing to a brass filled 12-piece band we were filled with happiness and joy. We hope looking back on the stunning pictures our photographer captured that one will never be able to tell exactly the year or decade… one would simply see a timeless, elegant and special day filled with love and family. This day and the memories made will forever stay with Dan and I as we embark on our life together as a newly married couple!

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Photography: Ashley Bartoletti Photography | Floral Design: Ariston Florist | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero | Ceremony Venue: St. Ignatius Loyola | Reception Venue: New York Athletic Club | Makeup: Gloss and Glam | Band: The Groove Shop | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

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A Glamping Inspo Sesh with a Sweet Side of Boho

There’s glamping… and then there’s this glamping inspiration sesh with a big ol’ side of wedding.  Think a talented team of vendors, a totally unique + unbelievable pretty theme and boho details aplenty and you are sooo on the right track.  From the stunning Firelight Camps locale to the beautiful blooms from Stacy K Floral to gorgeous captures from Alexandra Elise Photography, you’ll be pinning your hearts out (trust us) right here in THE VAULT.

From Stacy K Floral… What a gem that the Finger Lakes has a wonderful location in the heart of Ithaca. This Firelight Camps styled shoot was shot entirely on medium format film which helps to give it that dreamy enchanting look by Alexandra Elise Photography. The creative collaboration was inspired by the hand painted silk scarves and skirts designed by Louelle Design Studio. The color and patterns custom created for the bride and bridesmaids inspired the color scheme.

Firelight Camps was the perfect setting for the organic feel we were striving for to highlight these skirt designs. The invitations rested perfectly upon the Petunia Rose china. Coral peonies, king proteas,and textural greens and blooms helped highlight all of the other amazing creations. The final piece to really bring it all together was the New Mexican turquoise heirloom jewelry.

We started our shoot with an intimate tablescape off the back deck with gorgeous natural light illuminating the entire area. Then we walked out back to the Buttermilk Falls trail to continue our shoot in the lush greenery. There is such a sense of calm at Firelight with the crackling of the fire and the birds chirping. What better way to celebrate your wedding than at a glamping destination in the Finger Lakes where you can have your ceremony & reception right on-site– minutes from Buttermilk Falls– and also have your closest family and friends stay on site to continue the celebration!

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Photography: Alexandra Elise Photography | Floral Design: Stacy K Floral | Wedding Dress: Rue De Seine | Hair + Makeup: Special Occasions Hair & Design | Venue: Firelight Camps | Bridal Boutique: Lovely Bridal Shop | Bridesmaids' Skirts + Bride's Scarf: Louelle Design Studio | China + Glassware: Petunia Rose | Linen Rentals: Hank Parker's Tent & Event Rentals | Nails + Spray Tan: Sunless 2 go | Stationery + Invitations: Louelle Design Studio

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