A Whimsical Outdoor Wedding at Sole East in Montauk, New York

Danielle Viscuso (27 and a hair colorist) and Elie Camoro (37 and a creative director and hairstylist) planned a whimsical, early-fall fete at Sole Ea

Danielle Viscuso (27 and a hair colorist) and Elie Camoro (37 and a creative director and hairstylist) planned a whimsical, early-fall fete at Sole East in Montauk, New York, with a palette of cheerful cream, peach, coral and green hues. “We’ve been going there every year since we’ve been together. We know the staff and felt very comfortable there,” Danielle says. “We also wanted to share one of our favorite places with our friends and family.” The festivities kicked off with a ceremony on the Sole East yoga deck, an intimate spot tucked away in the woods. Fresh bundles of flowers adorned the trees along the path leading to the clearing, where Danielle and Elie exchanged vows. Rose-colored cosmos lined the aisle, and the sound of Brazilian guitar filled the air. “We loved our reverend. She said our vows were the most genuine and special vows she’s ever heard,” Danielle says. An alfresco cocktail hour followed on the Sole East lawn, followed by a tented reception. “I wanted everything to look clean and simple,” Danielle says. Wooden tables paired with white linens, white taper candles and handmade vases overflowing with fresh wildflowers set a whimsical, romantic tone for evening. After a dinner of pesto pasta and fluke, the newlyweds and their guests hit the dance floor where the Brit Pack churned out classic rock hits all night. At the end of the evening, Danielle and Elie sent their guests off with handmade vases that florist Tara Douglas of Brooklyn Plant Studio made specially for the occasion. A tip from Danielle and Elie: “Have a couple of meetings with your band right before the wedding. We were so busy that we actually communicated everything through email, and I do not recommend that. Other than that, just relax and enjoy your wedding.” —Libby MacCarthy

Danielle’s little cousins served as her flower girls. The duo walked down the aisle in white lace-trimmed frocks by Tea Princess, which they paired with garden-inspired flower crowns filled with ivory and blush pink roses.
“I loved my headpiece so much, so I worked around it,” Danielle says. “We tried putting it up, but it would end up hiding the headpiece or just looking funky.” She wore her hair down for the festivities, styling it into loose, romantic curls.
Elie’s five groomsmen wore navy suits to match his own J.Lindeberg ensemble. To take the suits to the next level, the guys donned formal tuxedo shirts, navy bow ties and vintage tuxedo buttons, which Elie had found on Etsy.
To create a visually intriguing look and cater to her bridesmaids' tastes, Danielle selected four dress styles and colors for them to choose from. “Each was so easy, and I think it helped that they loved all the colors,” Danielle says. “I actually dragged Elie with me to the wedding library to look at the colors because he has such a good eye, and together we came up with the colors.”
Though both Catholic, Danielle and Elie opted for a nontraditional ceremony on Sole East’s yoga deck. The pair exchanged heartfelt vows (which they had written themselves) in the small wooded clearing, while a live guitarist softly played acoustic tunes.
Before heading to cocktail hour to join their guests for the evening’s celebrations, Danielle and Elie took a few quiet moments to themselves on Sole East’s expansive property in Montauk, New York. “We love Sole East. We’ve been going there every year since we’ve been together. We know the staff and felt very comfortable there,” Danielle says. “We also wanted to share one of our favorite places with our friends and family.”
After cocktail hour, guests gathered under an expansive sailcloth tent on the Sole East lawn for the reception. Natural wooden tables, crisp white linens, bouquets of peach blooms and flickering candlelight struck the perfect balance of rustic romance and whimsy.
“Best cake ever! I had Amy remake a tiny version of it for Valentine’s Day this year because we loved it so much,” Danielle says. The four-tier confection featured vanilla bean cake with lemon zest, mixed berries and buttercream frosting decked out in fresh flowers and berries.
At the end of the night, after the last song faded away, Danielle and Elie made their exit from Sole East under a blaze of brightly lit sparklers. Upon leaving, each guest took home a handcrafted vase made by the couple’s florist, Tara Douglas of Brooklyn Plant Studio.