I have been sitting on this blog post with good reason for months! Today I am thrilled to share the secret I’ve been keeping for just as long. I proud to announce that The Knot has published Gabrielle and Michael’s Montauk wedding in their Fall/Winter 2010 issue! The online version of the feature is here.
The couple purchased their flowers wholesale in Manhattan at the flower market and Gabrielle with the help of her mother, aunt and cousin arranged all the flowers at a house her family rented for the weekend.
The tables were simple, breathtaking and fit the setting perfectly. Each table was positioned under the tent in such a way that all guests could enjoy the magnificent views of the boats, lake, harbor and sunset.
Guests names were written on stones, the bottom of each stone indicated what table Gabrielle and Michael’s guests were sitting at: Surf, Sand, Sea, Sun…
The gentlemen’s names were written in white and the ladies in yellow. The couple hand picked each stone and made effort to match the stone to the guest, for example the children had pebbles and the bride’s parents’ stones were more prominent.
Each guest’s place at the table was marked with their favor of flavor. Sea salt was the favor, appropriately. There was three varieties: Himallayan, Fleur de Sel and Atlantic Sea Salt. The bride paid close attention when it came to who got what salt. Guests with more adventurous palates got bolder flavored salts and she also made sure couples did not go home with the same salts. She wanted them to have a variety of salts to sample after the wedding.
Planning a wedding in Montauk can sometimes present challenges but is very rewarding and absolutely worth it in the end.
Thank you Gabrielle and Michael for enlisting my services and entrusting me with your wedding.
New Yorker’s: check newsstands now for The Knot’s Fall/Winter 2010 issue in print!
Photo Credit: Robert Wagner Photography