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A 1920s Estate on Long Island Was the Perfect Backdrop for One Couple’s Old World-Inspired Wedding

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Feb 172016
 
A Formal Estate Wedding on Long Island, Bride and Groom Portrait

Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

It took a trip to the other side of the world for Samantha Frappied and Cody Brown to find each other. Although the pair attended different schools, they found themselves on the same study abroad trip in Rome, Italy. A night out with friends turned into a romantic intro, which then lead to a three-month romance traveling along the Italian coast. "Our relationship was long distance until we both graduated from our respective universities," Samantha says. "We went all the way to Italy to meet someone from New York!" The bride says they couldn't have been happier, but it turns out she was wrong.

On June 6, 2013, after the pair had just moved into their new apartment together in Brooklyn, Samantha found Cody down on one knee in their office. "I was completely caught off guard," she says, but she happily accepted and after calling all of their friends and family, the two enjoyed a quiet Italian dinner as a nod to their beginning.

The two knew they wanted an Old World-inspired celebration on the Long Island coast, and found Chelsea Mansion in East Norwich, New York. "It was a hidden gem," Samantha says. "The mansion itself is incredible and the grounds are equally as interesting and stunning." Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios was there to capture every fabulous moment of their October 11, 2014, wedding.

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

"I spent months scouring the Internet looking for a venue and created a list I wanted to see in person," Samantha says of finding the perfect space to say, "I do." "Cody and I visited placed all over New York, from the Hamptons to Duchess County. The Chelsea Mansion is in the Muttontown Preserve and it's one of the original Gold Coast mansions from the early 1920s and was recently restored." While the gorgeous property was aesthetically just what they wanted, Samantha and Cody fell in love with the story behind the home, too. The original owners dreamed up the mansion while traveling the world for their honeymoon. "The wife collected treasures in every port they stopped at and send them home, so there are incredible finds like carved wooden doors from China, a vintage Tiffany clock, and a hand-painted wall commissioned by Coco Chanel."

The couple tapped Happy Menocal to create their wedding stationery. Their save-the-date featured a custom-painted crest that they carried over into their big day, while the invitation included a whimsical watercolor drawing of Long Island.

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

Samantha stunned in a custom-made Marchesa ball gown. "I wanted a dramatic ball skirt but still wanted to have a bit of shape," she says of choosing a silhouette. "This dress hugged me nicely in the waist and showed off my shoulders, which I loved. It felt modern and romantic." Another plus? The stunning silk faille gown had pockets!

Although she initially wanted a full-length veil that would flow towards the end of her dress, Samantha was happier with the look of this shorter style. "It didn't compete with the dress and I loved that it had this sort of 1950s Audrey Hepburn appeal to it," the bride says.

Her black calla lily bouquet was one of the first decisions Samantha made while planning the wedding. "I knew I wanted that before I chose anything else in my wedding," she admits. "It was probably the one thing that remained unchanged throughout the whole process!"

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

Samantha's 11 bridesmaids wore a mix of stunning gowns borrowed from Marchesa while Cody and his groomsmen wore black tuxedos. Their young attendants, which included two flower girls, a ring bearer, and two pageboys, looked classic in white dresses and mini tuxes.

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

The couple's 3 o'clock ceremony was held in front of the pond on the mansion's property. Since the bride's brother is a furniture designer, he gifted Samantha and Cody a handmade chuppah that became the focal point of the ceremony. Since the bride is Catholic and the groom is Jewish, the pair decided to have a rabbi officiate but kept the ceremony "open faith," focusing on love, spirituality, and family.

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

Aisle chairs were decorated with clusters of baby's breath and each guest found an envelope filled with petals for guests to throw when the bride and groom walked back down the aisle. As they made their way back towards the estate, Samantha remembers Cody telling her to turn around and see everyone who came to celebrate with them. "We both waved to our guests since you don't really get to see everyone when you're up saying your vows," the bride says. "It was a really special moment and it turned out to be a great photo opportunity!"

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

Samantha and Cody knew they wanted a tented reception and a space that was large enough for their guests to dance. "We wanted everything to have a warm glow," the bride says. "Nothing too formal, stuffy, or overly 'seasonal,' just simple and enchanting." Estate tables were decorated with garlands of greenery and several tall arrangements of baby's breath.

Black taper candles filled the space with the soft lighting the couple loves, and miniature white pumpkins popped against the natural runners.

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

The newlyweds chose a four-tiered white carrot cake that was decorated with fresh rosemary for dessert. For guests that weren't a fan of the traditional dessert, passed sweets like dipped brownie pops, mini ice cream cones, churros with caramel sauce, and mini strawberry shortcakes were sure to please.

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Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

The Head and the Heart's "Down in the Valley" played during the couple's first dance. "It was so special," the bride remembers. "Towards the end of the song the music gets faster and we planned on the whole bridal running to the dance floor to join us. It really kicked off the party."

A Formal Estate Wedding on Long Island, Bride and Groom Portrait

Photo: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

"Choose a setting that is beautiful on its own," Samantha advises future brides. "You won't have to worry about bringing in so much décor to transform the venue. I learned to edit down our decorations to just beautiful floral arrangements that would complement the wardrobe and scenery. They didn't have to be big to be impactful."

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Chelsea Mansion || Wedding Planner: Above All Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Marchesa || Groom's Attire: Eidos || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Marchesa || Wedding Stationery: Happy Menocal || Floral Designer: Stellar Style Events || Catering & Rentals: Carlyle Off the Green || Rentals: New York Tent || Ceremony Music: Kings Country Swing || Reception Music: Beat Train Productions || Videographer: Phil Dorling & John Alberico || Photographer: Jason Walker of Ira Lippke Studios

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These Junior High Classmates Wed in an Elegant Long Island Celebration

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Jan 112016
 
Elegant Long Island Wedding, Bride Portrait

Photo: Wedding Pix

Ten years after Ashley and Robert graduated from the same high school, they met up again at a mutual friend's concert, and sparks they hadn't noticed when they first met in junior high school suddenly flew. The pair dated for two years before, on July 4, 2014, Robert proposed as the pair watched the Macy's Firework Show over the water from a Brooklyn hotel.

With two large families and a 250-person guest list, the couple knew they'd need a venue that could accommodate a big group for their August 9, 2015, wedding. They found just the place, the Inn at New Hyde Park, just ten minutes from their home. "We fell in love with it the moment we walked into the ballroom," says Ashley. The couple's timeless celebration featured an ivory and black color scheme, two wedding dresses, and the groom's son serving as ring bearer. Take a look at their elegant wedding, photographed by Wedding Pix, below.

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Ashley started the day in a structured Truly Zac Posen gown, with geometric seaming and a cascading train. "I'd fallen in love with a dress I couldn't find, and my mother and mother-in-law convinced me to go to David's Bridal. I'm so glad I did, and I fell in love with this fit-and-flare gown." A few months later, she was having second thoughts and headed to Glamour's Closet, a boutique that offers designer gowns at discounted prices, where she found a hand-beaded Martina Liana gown that she changed into for the reception.

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To complement the crisp, modern color scheme, Ashley carried a bouquet of red roses with crystals in the center of each bloom. Her bridesmaids looked chic in strapless black gowns.

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Robert wore a black tux, while his groomsmen wore ivory dinner jackets to pop against the bridesmaids' black dresses. The groom's son wore a black tuxedo to match his father as he walked down the aisle as ring bearer.

"I wanted to find a gown that would flatter all nine of my bridesmaids, and the tulle Adrianna Papell dresses were just the thing. My maid of honor wore a sleeveless beaded mermaid gown, also in black, to stand out from the crowd," says the bride.

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Ashley's father walked her down the outdoor aisle to a wrought-iron gazebo on the Inn's lawn where she and Robert would exchange vows.

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"We wrote our own vows," says Ashley, who dedicated a section of her words to Robert's son.

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Inside the ballroom, tables were topped with ivory damask linens and arrangements of lush white hydrangeas. The elegant bar served a variety of wines, as well as a signature rum punch (a nod to Robert's Caribbean heritage) and a vanilla vodka and coconut rum martini.

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Ashley changed into her beaded Martina Liana gown just before she and Robert made their grand entrance into the reception. The newlyweds shared their first dance to John Legend's "You and I." "I'm the same height as Robert, but I really wanted to wear heels for our wedding, so we struck a compromise," says Ashley. "I wore kitten heels to the reception, then when I changed my dress, I put on my Dior sandals!"

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The couple's four-tiered cake featured strawberry and whipped cream layers and crystals wrapped around the layers.

Ashley's advice is to remember the purpose of your wedding day. "You're joining two hearts as one, so don't sweat the small stuff and absorb every moment!"

Venue & Catering: The Inn at New Hyde Park || Wedding Coordinator: Dream Team Events || Bride's Wedding Dresses: David's Bridal; Martina Liana from Glamour Closet || Shoes: Betsey Johnson; Christian Dior || Jewelry: Sterling Stone || Hair: Vaughn McIver of Garth Beauty || Makeup: Glam by Vanity K || Bridesmaids' Dresses: Adrianna Papell || Groom's Attire: Versace, from Esquire Clothing || Groomsmen & Ring Bearer's Attire: Tuxedo Park || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Malidani Jewelry || Florist: Georgewood Florist || Invitations: Genesis Events || Music: Premier Music Entertainment || Cake: Dortoni Bakery and Pastry Shoppe || Photography & Videography: Wedding Pix

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One Couple’s Simple Vineyard Wedding on the Long Island Coast

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Dec 082015
 

Though Whitney knew her engagement ring was in the apartment she shared with Igor ("I helped design it!" she says), she had to wait a few months before she officially got engaged. But it was worth it when, after dinner in Provence in September of 2013, Igor surprised her with a proposal.

The couple had visited Kontokosta Winery in Greenport, New York, shortly before their engagement and had commented on how it would be the perfect place for a wedding, so when they began searching for venues for their July 5, 2014, nuptials, they knew just where to look. "We loved that we could have an outdoor ceremony overlooking the water, then have the reception indoors overlooking the vineyard," Whitney says. The pair kept the guest list intimate — only 60 people — and were happy to have so many loved ones around for the holiday weekend, giving the bride and groom ample time to celebrate with every single one. Their wedding was simple, but the couple didn't sacrifice on indulgences (especially the food and wine!). Keep reading to see the photos, taken by Lev Kuperman.

Whitney's unstructured silk gown from Stone Fox Bride had lace sleeves and a lace back, and combined style with comfort. She chose a pair of gold Tory Burch wedge sandals, perfect for a ceremony in the fields. The bride's bouquet was made up of astilbe, piano garden roses, snowberries, lavender, scabiosa, and peonies.

The couple's first look took place on a nearby dock. Igor wore a dark blue custom-made suit, which he paired with a pink and lavender tie that matched Whitney's bouquet — and her flower crown!

The ceremony took place overlooking the water, where two grapevine baskets full of muscanthus grass framed the altar. Bouquets of fresh herbs were tied to the chairs along the aisle.

Whitney's niece and nephew, Lily and Cash, served as "flower children," both in light blue gingham. Lily's flower crown kept slipping down her forehead, so she alternated gripping her brother's hand and adjusting her crown as she walked down the aisle.

The bride's mother walked her down the aisle, then the couple exchanged vows they'd customized with their officiant, including a reading of "i carry your heart with me" by e.e. cummings. Says Whitney, "Igor saw that I was crying when I got to the altar, so he leaned in to try to kiss me!"

Inside the winery, round tables surrounded the venue's two copper king's tables. Birch vessels were filled with lavender, grasses, blue larkspur, dahlias, zinnias, and hydrangeas. Light blue napkins and heavy flatware added texture to the place settings.

A guitarist played throughout the couple's ceremony and cocktail hour before a DJ took over for the reception. The night kicked off with the couple's first dance to "You Are the Best Thing" by Ray LaMontagne, followed by everything from Zac Brown Band and Tim McGraw to Edward Sharpe and The Jackson 5.

After a gourmet meal of pulled pork sliders, tuna tartar on wontons, penne a la Norma, halibut with herb butter, and vegetable tarte tatin, the bride and groom sliced into a Mexican chocolate cake decorated with fresh blooms, as well as a traditional Russian Napoleon cake, filled with custard and topped with toasted nuts.

Later in the evening, guests headed to the lawn for an unexpected surprise: Fireworks! "It had rained on the 4th of July, so the town postponed their fireworks for a day. It was an extravagant extra and, lucky for us, it was free!" says Whitney.

The couple, who honeymooned in Costa Rica, left much of the planning to the professionals. Says the bride, "I realized early on that everyone we were working with knew way more about planning a wedding than I did, so I learned to trust their expertise."

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Kontokosta Winery || Day-of Coordinator: B. Hock Events || Bride's Wedding Dress: Stone Fox Bride || Shoes: Tory Burch || Groom's Attire: Alan David Custom || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Stuart Moore || Florist: Sag Harbor Florist || Invitations & Paper Goods: Paperless Post || Music: East End Entertainment || Catering: Grace and Grit || Cake: Moonlight Sweets || Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. || Photography: Lev Kuperman Photography

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Go Inside Model Teresa Moore’s Polished Bohemian Wedding in East Hampton, New York

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Sep 022015
 
Teresa Moore's Boho East Hampton Wedding, Bride and Groom at Venue

Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

For model Teresa Moore and her now-husband Aaron Finch, leap day (aka February 29) will always hold a special meaning. "We met on February 29, 2012 as total strangers at a restaurant in New York City," the bride remembers. As it turns out, the date that comes around just once every four years proved to be a second chance for the duo to meet — Aaron had seen Teresa on the city streets but never worked up the nerve to talk to her. He swore if he had the chance again, he would introduce himself and, as luck would have it, the duo bumped into each other in a restaurant and Aaron had his chance to make a move. One week later, the two went on their first date and said their first "I love you's" just nine days later while on a spontaneous weekend getaway in Charleston, South Carolina.

Although it was clear Teresa and Aaron were made for each other, the groom waited until January 2, 2014 to pop the question in Boracay, Philippines. "He took me on a sunset boat ride and we shared a romantic dinner on a private beach under the stars in the middle of the Pacific Ocean," Teresa remembers. "He proposed at the end of dinner on one knee. We were so happy and excited. It was totally magical."

The pair spent the next year-and-a-half planning their June 27, 2015 nuptials in East Hampton, New York, and, with the help of Lexi Stolz Design, the duo dreamed up a polished bohemian bash with plenty of fun elements, including great music, art, and handmade dream-catchers! Keep reading to see all of the photos Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios captured of their summer bash.

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Teresa and Aaron fell hard for their venue, LongHouse Reserve, since the pair both love nature. "We wanted somewhere near New York City that felt like a dreamlike magical garden," Teresa says. As a bonus, the property is home to incredible artworks, like Yoko Ono's Giant Chess Set, seen above, and the Fly Eye Dome.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

As a working model, Teresa has connections to some of the best designers in the business, so by the time she started looking for wedding dresses she already knew who she would tap to collaborate with her on a beautiful design. Hayley Paige, who is a personal friend of the bride, helped her create a lightweight dress that was easy to move and dance in. Together, they dreamed up Teresa's silk chiffon gown with deep v-neckline, T-bar back, and spaghetti straps. The bodice was custom designed with moonstones, white sequins, and gold rhinestones. She completed her look with two fresh gardenias tucked into her hair. "They smelled like heaven and reminded me of my childhood," she says.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

Before Teresa slipped into her custom wedding dress and her bridesmaids dressed in their blush JLM Occasions gowns, the five ladies spent the morning getting pampered in festive floral robes. "As we were having pictures taken in the garden, the sound of the birds singing in the trees was overwhelming," she remembers. "The birds were singing and chirping like we never heard before. It felt like a good luck serenade." After hair and makeup, Teresa's attendants slipped into their mismatched silhouettes. The bride and her 'maids all carried matching bright bouquets made up of peonies, ranunculus, summer roses, orchids, and greenery.

The fashion-forward bride certainly stunned in her wedding attire, but Aaron flexed his own stylish prowess for the big day, too. He chose a midnight blue tuxedo from Gucci, which he paired with patent leather shoes. His four groomsmen complimented his dark-hued look with light grey suits from Men's Wearhouse.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

"My father passed away from cancer when I was 15 and my mother, who lives in New Zealand, just recently had spinal surgery that left her unable to travel for the wedding. With lots of support from close friends (and FaceTime to bring mom to the wedding from across the world!), the bride walked down the tree-lined aisle solo to find her groom waiting at the other end. "It's like a catwalk, right?" she jokes.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

The couple kicked off their ceremony with a traditional New Zealand welcome followed by personalized vows that they exchanged beneath a flower-wrapped altar. To honor her late father, the bride asked a friend to read passages from Osho, who once served as her dad's spiritual teacher in India. Harpist Erin Hill played Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" as the couple made their exit as husband and wife.

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During cocktail hour, guests were served passed hors d'oeuvres including mini tacos, wild mushroom tartlets, and crab beignets. Teresa and Aaron created two signature cocktails: hers, the "Teresita" was comprised of Broken Shed vodka, amaretto, lemon juice, and soda; his, the "Finch and Tonic" was a classic gin and tonic. Handmade dream-catchers surrounded the garden and drove the couple's boho-theme home.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

The reception was held in a Sperry tent and was filled with found tables and gold chairs topped with white cushions. Low vases filled with colorful flowers were arranged on each table and wrought iron chandeliers cast the space in a soft, romantic light. On each gold-rimmed charger, guests found a handmade linen napkin that served as the menu.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

For dessert, the couple served a wedding cake they knew their guests would love. The base of their three-tiered dessert was filled with carrot cake and cream cheese frosting, as chosen by the bride's friends! The middle tier was made of almond cake with fresh raspberry ganache and the top was a decadent chocolate cake with chocolate ganache.

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Aaron and Teresa shared their first dance as husband and wife to Lana Del Ray's "Video Games" before taking to the stage to perform their own musical selections. The groom kicked things off with his rendition of Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" before Teresa took to the stage to serenade Aaron with an original song she wrote for him called "I Found You."

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

At the end of the night, the couple and their guests enjoyed a drum circle on the dance floor before moving outdoors to enjoy glow sticks and watch fire dancers perform. "It was a music festival-inspired way to end a magical evening," Teresa says.

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Photo: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios

After the wedding, Teresa and Aaron enjoyed a European honeymoon in Venice, Florence, and Ravello. Teresa advises that other brides make an effort to bring personalized details into their wedding. "Make sure to integrate special things about you and your partner into the wedding," she says. "Those special touches make the day extra memorable."

Ceremony & Reception Venue: LongHouse Reserve || Wedding Planner & Designer: Lexi Stolz Design || Officiant: Maripat Quinn || Bride's Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige || Jewelry: Franny E; ForeverMark || Hair & Makeup: Carmel Bianco of Ray Brown || Bridesmaids' Dresses: JLM Occasions || Groom's Attire: Gucci || Groomsmen's Attire: Men's Wearhouse || Engagement Ring & Wedding Bands: Marissa Perry Atelier || Florist: Sag Harbor Florist || Invitations: Paperless Post || Ceremony Music: Erin Hill || Reception Music: Eturnity Band || Fire Dancers: Sirelo Entertainment || Catering: The Hamptons Aristocrat || Cake: Sag Harbor Baking Co. || Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. || Videographer: OakJo || Photographer: Jesse Pafundi of Golden Hour Studios


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BRIDES New York: The Best Wedding Venues in the Hamptons and Montauk

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Jul 262015
 
Montauk Yacht Club Hamptons Wedding Venues

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With stunning beaches, beautiful estates and sprawling vineyards, it's no wonder so many NYC brides get hitched in the Hamptons. From Quogue to Montauk, there's no end to the summer-chic activity your guests will enjoy. Here's our list of beautiful spaces and places to have a Hamptons wedding — be it a posh, country club fête or a chill, surfery Montauk elopement — we've got every East End bridal style covered!

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Versatility is the name of the game at this Montauk resort. Whether you're planning an intimate beachfront ceremony, a festive celebration in their Farmhouse Ballroom or inviting 1,000 of your nearest and dearest to a full out fête on their tented Great Lawn, the "wedding specialists" at MYC have got you covered. Their concierge service is focused on making your Montauk destination wedding completely customized. An in-house spa provides an idyllic bridesmaid retreat, and the marina houses charters great groomsmen fishing trips. Read real brides' reviews here!

Wolffer Estate Vineyard Hamptons Wedding Venues

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Wolffer Estate Vineyard
Wolffer Estate Vineyard is the ideal location for a natural, understatedly elegant summer wedding. The vineyard offers a transitional event experience where up to 175 guests can gather around the gazebo for the ceremony, then walk through the vines to the winery for cocktails and sit beneath a glass-top stone terrace for dinner before moving on for dancing. The no-tent-needed approach makes for a low-stress experience, no matter what the weather. Wolffer brides can work two ways: Either rent the space alone, or create a custom experience with their in-house team that includes local catering, Hamptons-based floral and event design, and a curated assortment of vendors that suit the aesthetic of the 55-acre vineyard.

Hamptons Wedding Venues Oceanbleu Westhampton Bath and Tennis

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Oceanbleu at Westhampton Bath and Tennis
After an oceanfront ceremony, bring guests inside this beautiful ballroom for dinner and dancing with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The recently renovated space defines "seaside chic" with soaring blue and white striped ceilings juxtaposed with a jeweled chandelier and service for up to 220 guests. The space is located at the longstanding Westhampton Bath and Tennis, a resort known for hosting epic wedding weekends. The hotel has cozy beach cottages to house out-of-town guests who come for the luxe wedding, and stay for a beach-front bonfire after party and a celebratory, post-wedding brunch. Read real brides' reviews here!

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Solé East
When Solé East isn't hosting weddings, it's a laid back, surf-inspired retreat featuring live music, a cool pool and garden grounds for the Montauk crew that craves a chill vibe close to — but not on — the beach itself (leave that to it's sister property, Solé East Beach). Weddings draw a similar crowd. Couples come for the fabulous food, intimate vibe, and chill party atmosphere of this casual-chic venue, with an entry decked in whitewashed floors and glossy Gray Malin-esque art.

Hamptons Wedding Venues The Bridge

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The Bridge
The Bridge is not just any Hamptons country club — in fact, it's anything but stuffy, stodgy or old fashioned. Owned by a self-made commodities trader who vowed to service his city-chic friends (who can afford the intensely hefty membership fee), the venue oozes hip, cool sophistication. Weddings take place in the contemporary clubhouse, an art-gallery-esque building that boasts a sleek, stunning architectural design. The venue sits on the grounds of the old Bridgehampton Motor Racing Circuit, and pieces of the original race track are incorporated into the golf course, making for stunning views of fairways, guardrails and flag stations.

Topping Rose House Hamptons Wedding Venues

Photo: Courtesy of Topping Rose House

Topping Rose House
Topping Rose House is a luxe country inn paired with a high-end farm to table restaurant. Known as a fixture to Bridgehamptonites and those traveling further east along the main road where it stately sits, the Topping Rose House is currently co-owned by Top Chef star Tom Colicchio, and includes an acre of farmland on which many of the ingredients for its menu are selected. Couples can wed in the offsite barn, or host a more intimate reception in the stylishly designed 75-seat restaurant, which hosts a pretty hip collection of contemporary art. Guests who stay at the Inn also won't be disappointed — the poolside scene is a sleek, midcentury juxtaposition against the classic farmhouse.

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