Welcome to Ali and Jason’s relaxed backyard affair with a touch of Jay Gatsby, brought to life by Duke and Van Deusen Weddings. Sperry Tents set up one of their signature sail cloth tents at the bride’s summer home in Southampton, NY, Matt Murphy lit the heck out of it with a zillion giant white paper lanterns bride’s summer house, the bridal party rocked it in all white, and Anastasia of Sag Harbor Florist blew us away with her wedding canopy of flowers and branches strung between an aisle of trees.
Ali, in a slinky sexy lace Anna Maier gown, floated down the center of the aisle of trees that seemed made for a wedding ceremony as romantic and classic as this
Whenever Duke and Van Deusen contact me for a wedding, I jump! Impeccable taste and super sweet people, they are a dream to work with. You know I always promote working with a great wedding planner or a day of coordinator to keep your day running smoothly and remove you lovely people from the behind the scenes drama.
Check out this fabulous wedding featured on one of my favorite wedding websites, Grey Likes Weddings, to see and learn and if you would like to view Kiss the Bride’s lovely wedding film.
My favorite moment of the night was our wedding ceremony. It was so beautiful and felt like it was an intimate inclusive ceremony. I love Jason’s vows so much, he really blew everyone away. There was not a dry eye.
We met in high school, and he proposed to me with a prank by calling me and telling me my apartment had been broken into… mean!
We got married on my mom’s 60th birthday, so as a surprise to her, right after we cut our cake, we brought out carrot cake and everyone at the wedding sang happy birthday to her. It was amazing.
Jason is manager of acquisitions at Hulu, and Ali is an ad sales consultant (currently at a start up called Tatari)
Photographer – Cappy Hotchkiss Photography, of course!
Bride’s Dress – Anna Maier
Bride’s Shoes- Charlotte Olympia
Groom’s Suit – Black Lapel
Groom’s Shoes – Ferragamo
Tie – Theory
Location – Private home in Southampton, NY
Caterer – Brent Newsom
Hair – Christina Giarrizzo of Marie Robinson Salon
Makeup – Melissa @ Kimara Ahnert
Bridesmaids’ Gifts – Super cool clutches – Milan Blocks
Day of Coordination – Duke and Van Deusen
Flowers – Sag Harbor Florist (check out the wedding canopy made from flowers and branches)
Band – More Than Music from Hank Lane, DJ Alison and Electric Violinist (The electric violinist was sooooo cool!)
Groomsmen’s Suits – Black Lapel
Bridesmaids’ Dresses – Each chose their own white dresses (Zimmerman, ABS, Jill Stuart, Elizabeth & James, Reformation, Calvin Klein) –I love this trend!
Officiant – Rabbi Angela Buchdahl, Central Synagogue
Cake – Beach Bakery Cafe in Westhampton, NY
Gorgeous Jewelry – Stephanie Gottlieb Jewelry (Ali’s best friend, Stephanie, made all of her wedding jewels)
Invites and Paper Stuff – Ipanema Press
Lighting – Matt Murphy Events
Table and Decor Rental – Party Rental LTD
Tent – Sperry Tents Hamptons
Wedding Favors – Dreesen’s Donuts and Rolling in the Dough Pizza Truck
Video – Kiss the Bride Films (!!LOVE!)