Editor’s Note: Dipped into the archives to re-share this gem today!
I can’t think of a better way to start this week than by sharing this elegantly sublime Montauk wedding. After years of long distance love, Stephanie and Zach both found themselves in NYC and couldn’t wait to wed any longer. Amalia Dayan (Stephanie’s boss and Luxembourg & Dayan gallery owner) and her husband graciously offered their Montauk estate overlooking the Atlantic for the ceremony venue. Stephanie and Zach started working closely with Lauren Sozmen, of Loli Events, and a truly unforgettable day was planned. / Photos by Trent Bailey Photography.
Stephanie’s custom gown was made by her incredibly talented friend, the young designer Katie Ermilio, and her birdcage veil was designed by another talented friend of hers, Satya Twena. She wore nude Christian Louboutin wedges.
The most recognized art piece at Amalia Dayan’s Montauk estate is ‘Untitled (Lamp/Bear),’ the creation of Swiss artist Urs Fischer. This piece used to live on Park Avenue in Manhattan.
When the gallery founder and her husband offered their Montauk home to us as a potential wedding venue, I knew our search was over and it would be perfect. The backyard is filled with incredible contemporary sculpture and the view of the Atlantic was stunning.
We wanted an intimate wedding that focused on bringing our friends and family from around the globe together and a day that reflected our mutual desire to do things in a slightly non-traditional manner. We also wanted to incorporate our many talented family and friends into the preparations and festivities. We were married by Rabbi Sarna, the NYU Hillel rabbi – a friend and now colleague of Zach’s, under the huppah we built with my step-father and from which hung our fathers’ prayer shawls. Our friend played all of the music at the ceremony […] and as a sweet end to our day, my mother baked all of the brownies and pies on our dessert bar to accompany the wedding cake!”
Says Lauren Sozmen, of Loli Events: “After the ceremony, guests went to The Inn at Windmill Lane in Amagansett where they were greeted with a lavender champagne cocktail and a handwritten note from the newlyweds. The overall feel of the reception was understated luxury. There were day beds, rattan furniture, Moroccan blankets & lanterns through out the perfectly manicured gardens. The receptions had nods to lavender and figs through food, drinks, flowers and scented candles, to pay tribute to the brides family vacation home in Ibiza. Guests enjoy lavish Mediterranean style stations and danced the evening away. To finish off this perfect day, guests joined around the fire pits in large adirondack chairs to make s’mores.”
Credits: Wedding Photography: Trent & Dara of Trent Bailey Photography | Super 8 Film: Trent Bailey Photography | Wedding Planning: Loli Events | Floral Design: Amagansett Flowers by Beth | Ceremony: Private Estate | Reception: The Inn at Windmill Lane | Film Processing: Indie Film Lab | Rentals: Party Rental Ltd. | Lawn furniture: Taylor Creative | Tent: Sperry Tent | Flower Girl Balloons: Geronimo Balloons | Catering: Peter Ambrose Events Catering | Wedding Cake: Tates Bakery | DJ: 74 events | Makeup: Facetime Beauty | Hair: Rafael | Wedding Dress: Custom by Katie Ermilio | Parasol: little shop in Paris | Veil: Satya Twena | Shoes: Christian Louboutin