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It! Inspiration: Support Breast Cancer

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invitation via Invitations Flash; table display via Wedding by Color; garter via Pinterest; cocktails via The Knot; pink tie via Wedding Obsession; bridal party via Elizabeth Anne Designs; flower girl via Wedding Gawker; cupcakes via Love from the Oven; keep calm and fight on via The Beauty Department; cake via Pinterest

Summer comes to a close in Southampton

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You probably know by now that Southampton is my happy place. Crisp, clear skies infused with intoxicating salt air lingers on the palate. Verdant lawns, pristine privet hedges and boxwood parterres are punctuated by fruit trees laden with apples, figs and pears. Roadside farm stands offer the freshest local produce for home cooking — we’re talking out-of-this world tomatoes and roasted corn that instantly transports one to a simpler time.

And the hydrangea! I die.

Hydrangea Hydrangea

This summer I was lucky enough to spend a bit more time than usual in the East End as Annie Falk, Daphne Nikolopoulos, Victoria Amory, Jerry Rabinowitz and I are shooting our new book, which will feature some of the Hamptons’ most fabulous hosts and hostesses doing what they do best: Entertaining in style! From backyard family oyster roasts to art collectors’ fall feasts, the new book will be offer inspiration and recipes galore for those who savor the flavor of this very special place. And while you’re waiting to get your hands on your very own copy {the book will launch pre-summer 2015} you can still get your hands on our debut tome, Palm Beach Entertaining: Creating Occasions to Remember (Rizzoli, $45). Purchase through the Children’s Home Society of Florida, and 100 % of the proceeds benefit the organization.

When in Southampton, I always hit up my favorite foodie haunts: Silver’s Restaurant on Main has the most ridiculous smoked salmon sandwich this side of Alaska. An institution since 1923, Silver’s is only open for lunch and offers stellar fare in a casual, cell phone-free environment.

Up the street is Sant Ambroeus, a delicious Europpean bistro that’s equally delicious for capuccino and pastry or gourmet dinner fare like the signature vitello tonnato, carpaccio di manzo and branzino alla griglia by chef de cuisine Fabio Gutierrez. {We also love their signature cookie tins for hostess gifts}.

New on my radar this trip was Little Red cafe and restaurant on Jobs Lane, where the flatbread with gruyere, black truffle and arugula had us coming back for more {no really, we went twice!}

Another fave spot is Wolffer Estate Vineyard for vino, fromage and a romp through the rows of delicious Long Island grapevines. {Hint: This is an insane wedding venue for those of you looking for a northern venue!}

Given that the temperature is a steady 68 degrees this time of year, we have a little summertime sadness heading back to Palm Beach, where 4 p.m. thunderstorms on the daily steam up the evenings. But Fall is here, and cooler days are ahead! Happy autumn, everyone! Sniff a cinnamon broom at Publix for me.



It! Inspiration: Circus Circus

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“Keep the circus going inside you, keep it going, don’t take anything too seriously, it’ll all work out in the end.”-
David Niven

Step right up to the biggest little wedding theme this side of the Mississippi! From the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey to the elephants and monkeys, life is a circus. Why not make your wedding one too? Nothing completes a circus wedding like ladies and gents on stilts, hoola hoops, suspenders, and a traditional a tux with a tail… all under a red and white striped tent. Get up and dance the night away, enjoy popcorn, corn dogs, and cotton candy while you partake in ‘The Greatest Wedding on Earth’. Come one, come all!

xo Megan + Kaylin

Wedding Photography: Jessica Lorren Photography; Cake: Pastries by Design; Stationary: DIY; Event Styling and Props: Dirty Fabulous.


It! Inspiration: Pumpkin

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pumpkin via Masterpiece Pumpkins; pumpkin cake via Yahoo; pumpkin pie drink via Cocktail Times; invitations via MomentVille; escort card display via Masterpiece Pumpkins; bride and groom via Wild Flowers Photos; koozies via Embellished Weddings; table display via Orchard Ridge Farms; bridal party via Intimate Weddings

Events: Win Honeymoon Luggage AND $1,000 to spend at The Container Store

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As you may know, the It! Girls love to organize. When The Container Store opened in Boca Raton and we had a sneak peak with a few other select bloggers, we were instantly OBSESSED. Now, their ‘Love Share Win’ Wedding Registry contest has us swooning! The rules are listed below. Three winners will be selected to win a honeymoon set of luggage from Eagle Creek AND a $1000 gift card to any Container Store location. Last chance to win is December 31, 2013. Happy organizing!

1. Register for everything you need to create a happily ever-organized life together at containerstore.com/registry.

2. Share your registry with all your friends and family- call them, text them, tweet them! Just make sure everyone knows about it. You can even use the handy share button on the registry manager.

3. The more you share, the more chances you have to win! Remember every time someone buys gifts from your registry, you get another entry into the contest.

Happy organizing!



Real Wedding: Katie + Justin, Boca Raton

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These fun-loving University of Florida alums shared an amazing wedding surrounded by the entertainment of their family and friends.

“Beside being a very attractive couple, Katie and Justin are fun, easy going, genuine — and most importantly Gators. The groom’s cake of The Swamp is one of the coolest cakes I have seen. Katie and Justin also have such an amazing support group. Their family and friends were equally as much fun to work with. The sparklers were a great send off for the couple, who left for Hawaii early the next morning.” — Emily Harris, Emily Harris Photography

Bride & Groom: Katie and Justin

Wedding Date: October 1, 2011

Reception: Mizner County Club

Hair & Makeup: Sheila Rogers

Officiant: Father Gabriel O’Reilly

Bridal Gown Boutique: Chic Parisien

Flowers: Lina Portnoy

Video: Affordable Pro Video

Band: (Sax) Dan Murphy

DJ: Party Time DJ’s

Cake: Sugar Chef

Catering: Mizner County Club

A1 Limo (Party Bus)

Millenium Limo (Rolls Royce)


Take it from an It! Girl: Go bold!

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Megan McDonald, Event Planner in Training!, It! Weddings & Events

She’s Obsessed With: Mint & Peach. Sushi. Boat days, fishing, & soaking up the rays. Tory Burch. Peplum tops and dresses. Patterns. Puppies. Peonies.

What is so 2012: Jean skirts are one of my pet peeves. I love pairing an outfit with a perfect jean jacket, but a jean skirt is a no-no!

What’s the next big thing? Mixing & matching patterns and colors to make an ultimate statement. Bold patters can transform any room or venue. Don’t be afraid to mix & match to make something unique and stylish!

What sets you apart? I love being creative and transforming something “normal” to something fabulous! I think being a client’s go-to-It! girl is super important. It is my job to keep the client calm & excited for the special day and I will do anything and everything to make sure that happens! Being understanding and rolling with the punches is a must! After all, I’d want the same thing on my special day.

Favorite vacation spot: Jamaica. Jamaican me crazy mon’!

Never leave the house without: My cell Phone. Have to stay in touch in this crazy busy world we live in!

Quote: “Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.” Be positive mi amigas!

Connosseuir Q&A: Jessica Lorren Photography

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Jessica Lorren Cornett, Wedding Photographer and Owner of Jessica Lorren Organic Photography

She’s obsessed with: Mother Nature, especial  the sea.

What is so 2012? In my opinion, colored reception lighting.

What’s the next big thing? Hopefully couples thinking outside the box and making their weddings truly and personally unique.

What sets you apart from others in the industry? My answer to all of these questions would be that since I am primarily a film photographer, I specialize in outdoor, naturally-lit photographs. With that said, I do have a soft spot for the classic black and white church ceremony images but I try to encourage all of my couples to leave enough time to capture all of their portraits and formal photographs before the sun goes down. Shooting film creates a truly timeless, organic aesthetic and allows me to connect with what’s in front of me in a way digital cannot.