If you’ve ever had the chance to experience Brooklyn, you already know all about its charm, the artisans, those with seriously cool eyes for design. Well, Natalie + Drew brought all those quintessential Brooklyn vibes to a mid-century building on the beach… in the Hamptons!
Sounds like the best of both worlds, right? Natalie tells us: Drew and I both wanted it to feel like a really easy going wedding, so in the design we stayed away from anything too formal or traditional. I had this idea of thinking about the wedding being more like a relaxed, yet intimate garden party, creating a whimsical and rustic feel. With the expert help of the design team, Tan Can Studios, along with planner Ashley Peraino, and many Brooklyn-based creatives, all those relaxed + whimsical vibes definitely came to play.
Babes. Bridesmaids. Blush. You ladies are WORKIN’ it in your Lovely Bride dresses so beautifully.
Can you say, “STUNNING!”? Featuring an open back cutout and allover lace, Natalie’s Spina Bride gown is giving us all the vintage vibes.
Natalie shares: I love ranunculus flowers because they’re romantic… but not formal like traditional roses! So Tin Can Studios was able to create bouquets that had that whimsical + feminine feeling of being picked from a garden.
Drew: Watching Natalie walking down the aisle (we didn't do a first look).
Natalie: The ceremony, sharing our own vows. Midnight bonfire on the beach with s'mores.
We picked BT&SC because we both really love the beach. Drew has been going there since college, so it was an extra special place for him. Plus, I thought it would be fun to get photos on the sand with no shoes! It also felt really charming when we shared our vows outside hearing the water in the background.
Processional: Bridal Party: Elastic Heart by Sia; Bride: Stay with Me by Stan Smith
Recessional: Marry You by Bruno Mars
First Dance: I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
Those killer sunnies? Nat picked them up at The Market NYC (flea market).
And then, the shoes came off…
I loved the pastel colors that we used with a pop of drama (the red and orange flowers) to keep it surprising. We definitely had fun with color. I wasn’t worried about making everything match. The pops of color like the yellow ribbon in my bouquet and my blue shoes and mismatching vases on the farm tables really made everything feel more special and off-beat.
Hire vendors that have the same energy as you. Drew and I didn't want any stress and all our vendors are chill, creative and easy going people who we loved collaborating with and who made the day fun and easy going. We both didn't want to stress and we didn't.
How perfectly does this escort chart match rustic meets whimsical? Featuring plucked flowers in mini tubes, along with darling calligraphy, we couldn’t imagine a sweeter touch!
Playing off the garden party idea, Tin Can Studios decked the interior out with hanging florals between all the lights festooned from the ceiling. How fun is this?
Positively gorgeous! Especially with all those metallic copper chairs from Rent Patina for an added touch of luxe.
Showin’ us how it’s DONE!! Congrats, Natalie + Drew!
photography: Pat Furey Photography // venue name: Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club, Bridgehampton, New York, USA // event design: Tin Can Studios // planning: Ashley Peraino // florals: Tin Can Studios // wedding dress boutique: Spina Bride // bridesmaid dresses: Lovely // hair stylist: JP (773) 807-7830 // makeup artist: JP (773) 807-7830 // groom attire: Suit Supply // tabletop rentals: Rent Patina // furniture rentals: Rent Patina // officiant: Larissa Martell