A Laid-Back, Bohemian, Beach Wedding at a Private Residence in Quogue, New York
Aubrey Hansen (29, a designer) and Andrew Bradfield's (47, a consultant) love story began by pure coincidence—over a display of fresh strawberries at the Whole Foods in Union Square. A quick trip for groceries became a classic “meet cute” when they began chatting and Andrew asked Aubrey out for a drink. Casual cocktails led to a date later in the week, then a second, and then another. "I was intrigued by his straightforwardness,” Aubrey says. "He was so easy to read, and it was refreshing." Seeking to a beachside, Hamptons affair with a hint of vintage whimsy, Aubrey and Andrew decided to host their nuptials at their friend’s summer home in Quogue. The couple kept the design simple to allow the cozy cottage charm of the beach house to speak for itself. “Because the home was already perfectly decorated, we let the colors of the season dictate our design,” Aubrey says. “Locally grown hydrangeas in antiqued ivory and sage hues were the source of our inspiration.” Bamboo poles tied with ribbons in the day’s shades led loved ones to the celebration brimming with laid-back, seaside style. Vintage bird cages and tulle pom-poms hung overhead as guests enjoyed passed hors d’oeuvres in lieu of a traditional sit-down feast.