What do you get when you cross Karen Lenahan Designs with an interior designer, Kate Hunt, owner of East End Home Co ? An insanely beautiful mystical magical Peconic Bay Yacht Club wedding. I had the pleasure of shooting the wedding of Kate and Ian at the PBYC on the North Fork of Long Island, on a rainy day in August. Tissues and umbrellas, not optional.
See below for more fun facts about this wedding, learn who their vendors were and check out those details and Kate’s vision in that clear tent. Please, please, everyone–get a dang clear tent!
Kate Burger, who is a designer, had a dream for a romantic woodsy wedding and worked tirelessly on her specific vision for the design and layout of the tent. Having no wedding planner, she had to be very specific; she even made the floor plan and the individual table plan. Karen Lenahan’s team did an amazing job with the setup of the tables and brought Kate and Ian’s vision to life (or is it “vision to light”?).
The vintage tool boxes were sourced at Brimfield and local North Fork flea markets and the tables were dressed with succulents and garlands that Kate purchased at the flower market. The head table was dressed with whimsical wildflowers and vintage bottles. The table was antique barn table and the arbor was built by her father. Her father also rolled up with two vintage cars to transport the wedding party, family, and the couple to the ceremony area in the woods. I love that this club has a lovely quiet woodsy area with a beautiful view of the water on the property.
Photographer – Cappy Hotchkiss Photography
Location – Peconic Bay Yacht Club
Bride’s Dress –Eddy K
Groovy Skirt over the Dress – BHLDN
Bride’s Hair Piece was made by Ian’s Mother, Ladedah Jewelry
Ian’s Suit – Ermenegildo Zegna
Florals and Table set up – Karen Lenahan Designs
Caterer – Robbins-Wolfe Eventeurs
Groomsmen’s Ties – a family friend’s clothing company, Western Range
For the bridesmaids, everyone had a different dress. Kate, generously, wanted everyone to be comfortable (there were 3 pregnant women! Although only one was showing). 3 were in Jenny Yoo dresses in 3 different shades, one was Asos, and the two beaded were Adrianna Papell
Hair – Jennifer Bonilla
Makeup – Lola Loves Makeup
Music – The Storytellers
Officiant – Kate’s brother, Eugene Burger Jr.
Tent – Nassau Tent
Ian + Kate sign – Etsy
All other signs were vintage frames or boards that Kate painted with chalkboard paint, all were written by her bridesmaids.
The garden where we did the rainy pre-wedding portraits was designed by local North Fork garden designer, Conni Cross.
Invitations and Menus were hand letterpressed by the bride’s good friend at Tiny Bones Press
Their Salty Sweet Thank you table was mixed with family recipes and favorite local snacks (Grandma’s carrot cake, Kate’s Mom’s famous chocolate chip cookies. North Fork Potato chips, and Greenport Beef Jerky)
Table and Bar rental – Party Rentals Ltd.