Ashley and Matt are one of those couples who, terrifically charming each on their own, fully bloom and glow in each other’s company. It’s a delight to see. They first met as friends at Williams College and started dating the summer between Junior and Senior years. Now eight years later, they both lead extremely full lives in New York and wanted to get married near Ashley’s childhood summer home in Quogue. Ashley had fallen in love with St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton, an iconic stone structure adjacent to both Town Pond and Mulford Farm. The Maidstone Club, also in East Hampton, seemed like an immediate fit for both the size of their event (200+ guests) and Ashley and Matt’s classic, elegant style. Here’s the day as featured on Style Me Pretty today (with a few extra photos thrown in for good luck).
Invitation suite is “Fields” by Elum from The Village Invites and sets the tone for the color story of blues and greys; bridal bouquet by Stonekelly; shoes by Jimmy Choo
Ashley’s gown – a puff of chiffon by Marchesa – and her Jimmy Choos.
The bridal party got ready at the bride’s Quogue family home, which was an important element of the weekend for Ashley. The bridesmaids wore silvery blue Jim Helm chiffon. Ashley is the oldest of six kids, and four of the bridesmaids are her sisters (all stunning!).
Taking off for the church in our favorite (and blue ribbon-winning) two-tone 1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud.
Getting lined up for the processional at St. Luke’s Church, East Hampton
A petal toss post-ceremony is always a fabulous photo opp!
Finally, time for Ashley and Matt to have a moment together to relax!
Lush centerpieces with hanging votives by Stonekelly. Silver satin undercloths and beaded lace overlays by Wildflower Linen.
Lighting sets the tone. Our friend Matt Murphy worked his magic to set the room aglow. Chargers, napkins, chairs, specialty glassware all by Party Rental Ltd.
The wedding cake by Mali B (formerly Sacred Sweets) was a white butter cake filled with dulce de leche. The sugar orchids were dusted with pale pearl luster.
These two shots might be my favorites of the entire day. They’re easy and breezey. Mostly, they tell the real story: Ashley loves Matt, Matt loves Ashley.
To read the whole story, see the post on Style Me Pretty.
All photos: Karen Hill Photography
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