Real wedding: Cristin + Conor

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As a second marriage for both Cristin and Conor, it was important that the day be filled with close friends, family, and 15 KIDS(!) in a laid-back setting.  Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk ended up being the perfect place to celebrate!

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From the bride:

This was a second marriage for both of us and so we wanted to really do things right. When we thought about planning, we knew we wanted to get married in a beautiful, laidback place surrounded by our close family and friends for a whole weekend. We’ve both spent summers in Montauk, so it was the first place to come to mind as the perfect background for our “summer-camp-by-the-sea.”

We’ve seen a lot of changes over the years in Montauk, but one really great addition has been Ruschmeyer’s. Its sophisticated style and chilled out charm suited us perfectly. Ruschmeyer’s courtyard was the ideal magic-hour backdrop for our vows and photos. And it made a perfect playground for our 15 guests under 15 to run around while their parents danced to Braincloud, the honky-tonkin’est swing band this side of the Rio Grande.

And yes, you read that right – 15 kids were at our wedding. We wanted to make sure that the weekend was as much fun for Conor’s daughter, Clancy, and his son, Finnegan as it was for us. They both played huge roles in the wedding; Finnegan took his job of walking me down the aisle very seriously and Clancy led the way down the aisle with rose petals and happiness – you can see her beaming throughout all our photos.

Dinner, prepared by Roy Wahlers and his magical team of chefs, was nothing short of heaven. Oh and forget a wedding cake. Pies! Lots and lots of Pies!

VENDORS

Venue: Ruschmeyers
Flowers: Flowers by Beth
Photo: Brookelyn Photography
Bride’s Dress: Delphine Manivet
Groom’s Suit: JCrew
Hair: Erin Taylor
Make-up: Kelli Bartlett

[images from Brookelyn Photography]

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Real Brooklyn wedding: Nic + Mark

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I have 75 guests that can back me up on this but I was literally the chillest bride ever. That’s what I remember most about that day, the way I felt, which was calm, joyous & aware. That’s a result, really, of those aforementioned guests & all the rest of the kind & immensely talented humans it took to interpret our love story into one unforgettable day. So, to our family, friends & vendors: a wholehearted thank you. Your presence & support on that day is the foundation of our memories.

I think being a carefree bride is a chose & it starts in the planning process. My husband & I are both in creative fields (he is a software developer, I am a fashion editor/stylist), so creating a certain aesthetic was important to us so we made it a priority to hire people whose eye & work we believed in & could trust to channel our vision & sensibility. Then we just let them bring the elements of their expertise to us. That’s my biggest advice to future brides’s to be: hire well, worry less.

VENDORS

Photographer: Brooke Fitts for Brookelyn Photography
Venue & catering: The Brooklyn Winery
Officiant: Whitney Saffel
Florist: 2h Flowers
Musician: Colt Clark
Stationery: Sommer Stiles for Paper Anniversary
Bakery: Christina Tobia for Tobia Bakes
Brides attire: Dress by Nicole Miller; shoes by Badgley Mischka; jewelry by Irene Neuwirth
Groom’s attire: Suit by John Varvatos;  shoes by George Esquivel (both custom)
Make-up & groom’s hair: Amy Komorowski
Bride’s hair: Marcos Diaz
Favors: Tie bars by The Tie Bar for him; enamel bracelets x bauble bar as the favors for the ladies

[images from Brookelyn Photography]

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