It’s not often I get shots of the rehearsal dinner included with a wedding submission, but when its a cool lobster bake out in the Hamptons, its a total treat! And seriously, check out the gorgeous bridesmaids dresses…I’m in love with the texture!
For our wedding, we wanted a relaxed and casual atmosphere and as our friends and family flew in from all around the world, we hosted a few events throughout the weekend so my California friends and family could meet my husband’s British-based friends and family. For the rehearsal dinner, we invited everyone to a private beach in Southampton for a Lobster Bake. Our friends and family had the opportunity to relax on the beach in the summer sun and later in the evening we all roasted marshmallows under the stars. It was wonderful to work with Kelly Guenther throughout the weekend – she captured the entire weekend so beautifully – the photos really reflect the emotion and intimacy of the weekend. Our wedding ceremony and reception was hosted at Wolffer Estates in Sagaponack. Sag Harbour florists designed a beautiful chuppa for our ceremony, my highschool friend Amy Claire designed my bridesmaid dresses and my dear friend Alexa Rodulfo did my hair and makeup. Fresh Flavours served us local Long Island Duck and The Engagements played great music so we all danced the night away.
Dress: Philippa Lepley Couture
Photos: Kelly Guenther
Catering: Fresh Flavours
Flowers: Sag Harbour Florists
Venue: Wolffer Estates
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amy Claire (amyclaire.com)
Music: The Engagements
Invitations: Wren Press
I’d love to attend a low-key, relaxed feeling wedding like this one at some point in my life…good food + good music = great marriage!
For our wedding we knew we wanted good food and good music and we wanted to make our friends and family feel welcome. We tried to focus on these big goals instead of sweating the small details. We delegated lots of things to our very helpful Mothers. (My mom took care of the tent rental and favors and seating chart, and Rafael’s mom found the mariachi band.) We were really lucky that our wonderful friends all chipped in and helped as well. Our old friend Molly Neuman did the incredibly delicious catering (we had tacos and margaritas), another friend, Justine Heilner, did the gorgeous flowers, and yet another talented friend Nicole Lang-Key made our delicious cake. With all this great help we were able to relax a bit and enjoy the evening.
Dress: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon – Dress designed by Renella de Fina.
Photos: Kelly Guenther
Catering: Molly Neuman/ Simple Social Kitchen
Flowers: Justine Heilner
Cake: Nicole Lang-Key