In the mood for a little something special to pretty up your Monday morning?  Well, then, lovelies – look no further than this drop-dead gorgeous Montauk affair captured by Joshua Zuckerman Photography. A breathtaking love-fest planned to absolute perfection by jill gordon celebrate, this fun-filled affair is boasting beyond stunning ocean views, a to-die-for color palette and bundles of gorgeous florals by Pennington Flowers.  A seaside celebration with a big ol’ dose of lovely?  Yes, please.  See so much more right here.

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From Joshua Zuckerman PhotographyAfter more than a decade of dating, Linda and James married and officially fused their two families together in what was one of the most romantic ceremonies I’ve witnessed. Surrounded by their children, family and friends, the photos capture all their joy and celebration. It was a pleasure to be part of their day as they launch into another exciting phase of their lives together.

From jill gordon celebrate… When Linda first called me, she had booked Gurneys as a location for their weekend celebration and was looking for help creating an environment and menu that reflected her vision.    The goal was to create a beach wedding and outdoor reception that felt festive and elegant, yet casual.   She loved an organic look but also wanted to incorporate punches of color, specifically orange, pinks, yellow and greens. 

Linda and James had been together for 11 years and wanted to create a sacred ceremony celebrating their relationship and including their grown children (including Linda’s niece and nephew).  The ceremony was an important moment to welcome their guests, 120 close family and friends.  Because the day was hot and guests were invited to a mid-day beach ceremony, guests were welcomed with chilled water bottles (via Hamptons Water Company) and flip flops, as well as bags for their street shoes.  When guests arrived at the ceremony benches, they found hand fans and parasols in beachy earth tones, greens and lavenders to match the tulle fabric ribbons strung from the driftwood altar structure.  Hand sewn ceremony programs featuring the couple’s insignia Sneha symbol were anchored by a river stone at each seat. As part of their ceremony, the couple and their children performed a sand ceremony, each helping fill a keepsake bottle with sand they had collected from the Montauk beach.  The bride looked stunning her blush-colored Vera Wang “Farrah” dress.

For cocktails, Gurneys passed hors d’oeuvre and created abundant food stations featuring raw bar items, sushi, antipasto, cheese, crudite and fruit as well as a colorful punch station to augment the bar.  We designed the decks with seating vignettes of outdoor furniture and airport tables utilizing big punches of bright orange and celery-green.  Lots of market umbrellas were placed around the decks to keep guests cool and comfortable.

As guests entered the dinner tent, they were seated at long tables covered in ivory cotton with a taupe runner.  The centerpieces were custom-made wood boxes running the entire length of the table filled with wheat grass and local summer zinnias in punchy bright colors.  Square rattan chargers and square white plates were found at each place setting along with either a lime faille or lavender linen napkin and menu card featuring each guest’s name.  Gurneys chef was ultra-accommodating and  created the exact custom menu we requested:  Chilled Montauk Lobsters with Lemon Tarragon Aioli; Sliced Grilled Sirloin Steak with Chimichurri Sauce;  Farro Salad with Fresh Corn. Tomato, Cucumber, Feta and Parsley; Grilled Asparagus dressed with Olive Oil and Lemon.  The bride supplied a recipe for a Pink Champagne wedding cake filled with Raspberry Mousse and Fresh Raspberries, which was delicious!  Age-old friends toasted the couple with beautiful, heartfelt memories and wishes for their future.  As the heat of the day dissolved into thunderous rain, guests danced and partied until the bitter end, most leaving with heaping boxes of gummy candies, M&M’s and assorted goodies from the candy display.

Wedding Photography: Joshua Zuckerman Photography / Wedding Planning: jill gordon celebrate / Rentals: Party Rental LTD / Furniture Rental: Taylor Creative / Ceremony Musicians: Anthology Strings / Music: DJ Erock / Floral Design: Pennington Flowers / Location: Gurney’s / Wedding Invitations: Mira Aster / Gift Bags: Sara’s Gracious Goodies / Water: Hamptons Water Company / Lanters, Fans & Parasols: Cultural Intrigue / Wedding Gown: Vera Wang

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