Mariel and Jamie love the Hamptons. So it’s no surprise that they would plan the most important day of their lives to take place here. Ironically, one of Mariel’s close family friends recently bought a beautiful horse farm in the Hamptons and Mariel’s dad happen to see it. Once he saw the staircase, he said “Mariel is going to get married here one day.” Fast forward to their engagement party, that same family friend surprised the bride and groom by offering the home for their wedding location. Of course they said “yes.” The weekend started off at Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club for their rehearsal dinner followed by a beautiful bonfire on the beach after dessert. The next day was the big day. The ceremony took place right next to the reception tent during sunset followed by an outdoor cocktail hour. The reception was decorated like a dream wedding featuring all-star entertainment by Marianne Bennett Productions. We had the pleasure of working with talented photographer Ira Lippke and his team of Ira Lippke Studios as well as the mastermind behind all the planning Sofia Crokos and her team at Sofia Crokos Events. Music licensed by Music Bed Aegis by Jordan Critz Stadium Lights by Airplanes
Event Planning: Sofia Crokos Events Photography: Ira Lippke Studios Entertainment: Marianne Bennett Productions Floral & Event Design: Ron Wendt Design Lighting: Luminous Designs & Tommy Ortel Catering: Cloud Catering Cake: City Sweets & Confections
Krystal and Charles got married in Westhampton, New York on September 7, 2013 at a house they rented for their wedding day. When we arrived we were surprised to see the groom directing traffic while the groomsmen scrambled to valet cars away from the limited parking in front of the house but we knew we had a great story.
We love getting set up shots, but rarely do we get to have the members of the wedding party actually doing the setting up. The groomsmen lugged tables, chairs, signs and pieces of the dance floor to and from the beach while family members laid out programs and flower arrangements.
While the guys made sure the house would be ready for guests, the bridesmaids had their own fire to put out. As Krystal got ready, one of vendors accidently left with her bag which contained her lipstick, eyeliner and an envelope filled with cash. Along with all of that, her grandmothers ring was in the bag too. This set the stage for a very unique wedding story.
After the ceremony we made sure to take advantage of magic hour with Krystal and Charles. This is the point of the day were the light is the most beautiful as the sun slowly sets. Sit back and enjoy a tease of their wonderful in this highlight reel.
FEATURED VENDORS :
Photographer : Miana Jun
Priest : Reverend Joe Rock
Entertainment : Tommy’s Tunes
Make Up Artist : Carlie Bifaro
Floral Design : Carel de Leeuw, Flowers at the Greenery
Bride Dress : Custom design, Eve of Milady
Groom Tux : Vero Wang
Bridesmaid Dresses : Von Vonni
Groomsmen Suits : Vero Wang
Cake : Audrey’s Fine Baked Goods
Rings : London Jewelers
Wedding at Westhampton Bath & Tennis Hotel
Lorin and Jordan got married September 24, 2011 at the picturesque beachside Westhampton Bath & Tennis Hotel in Westhampton Beach, New York on slightly overcast but beautiful day. The first look took place on the boardwalk with a stunning view of the crashing waves. The moment was a great mix of sentimental and silly that came through in the couple’s personality all day. Later, Lorin walked down the aisle accompanied by Lucky Chops an awesome brass quartet that really brought a different feel to both the ceremony and the cocktail hour.
Then it was on to the reception where we were in for a real treat. The toasts given by Lorin and Jordan’s family were very different but they all had the same sentiment; this was a couple who not only cared for each other but for all those they loved. To cap off the toasts the groom’s brother brought down the house with his speech that found the perfect mix of poking fun while still being genuinely sweet. Mix that with some great dancing and a performance from Jordan himself and you have a night to remember.
Lorin and Jordan’s full film is still to come but for now sit back and enjoy their highlight reel.
FEATURED VENDORS :
Photographer : Andreas Renstch
Priest : Rabbi Danny Mishkin
Entertainment : Faze 4 Orchestras
Hair Stylist : Julien Farel
Floral Design : David Beahm Designs
Bride Dress : Jenny Packham
Bride Shoes : Giuseppe Zanotti
Groom Tux : Ralph Lauren
Bridesmaid Dresses : Thread NYC
Cake : Momofuku Milk Bar
Rings : Wedding “Jordan” Ring – Solange Azagury- Partridge; Engagement – Fred Leighton Antique