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facebook-profile-picture By Phoebe

I don’t often blog American weddings. I am unsure why. I always feel that they may be something we can never have, slightly untouchable, but in the best possible way. They are aspirational. I contacted Hannah Thomson after seeing Pamela Love‘s and Matthew Nelson’s wedding asking if I could blog it. Though Pamela was a very different bride to myself, her wedding was effortlessly cool and laid back, I want it. I want her wedding, and you are about to see why.

All photography credits to Hannah Thomson and Vogue.com

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Pamela preparing her own flowers

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The wedding cake included a vegan tier for the groom

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Jewellery designed by Love, including an amethyst cuff.

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Wedding dress designed by Mara Hoffman, a good friend of the bride. It is off-white chiffon dress with a faint mauve print and an open lattice back.

Southern sweet tea in homage to the groom’s roots.

Mason jars – daisy, astrantia, scabious, buplerium, honeysuckle, rosemary and thyme

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Matching white gold wedding bands with turquoise inlay designed by Love.

 

Flowers – white and pink astrantia, scabious, buplerium, allium, honeysuckle and alchamilla mollis

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Walking down the aisle with her mother.

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The bride and groom exchanging vows under a birch chuppah covered in traditional Appalachian quilts—the ceremony was officiated by artist Francesco Clemente

 

 

 

Bouquet contains – aquiligia, clematis, daisy, astrantia, scabious, buplerium, honeysuckle.

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Photography – Hannah Thomson

Brides Dress – Mara Hoffman

Grooms Suit – Billy Reid

Decor – the bride and groom with help from Fox Fodder Farm

Flowers – the bride and Fox Fodder Farm

Cake – a friend of the bride

Venue – Ruschmeyer’s, a 1950s summer camp turned resort in Montauk, Long Island

Accessories – the bride

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Do you love it? Isn’t it wonderfully bohemian/folksy/hippie (can it be all three?). All the things we can’t really muster in this country.

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Franky //

Wow! I love this, not something I could have carried off myself, but beautiful nonetheless. The florals are stunning, and the bride’s dress actually reminds me of my Mum’s mexican wedding dress from the 70s.

Franky xxx

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Celia (@BrideElectric) //

Sigh. This is why I read your blog Phoebe. This is what real weddings are all about. Not an ounce of flashy pretence, gimmicky bells or wazzy whistles – just pure, authentic romance. I adore her unique dress, the back pattern, her amazingly natural flowers and the matching rings. LOVE.

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Nim //

ah, what a beauty. Pamela is beautiful and the flowers are just gorgeous. I agree about US weddings – they are in a class of their own. I’d LOVE to get married in my huge back yard (um, if I had one). Sigh

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Michelle //

Wow so lovely. It’s an inspiration. They make such a lovely couple. What a way to throw a lovely ceremony and officiate the wedding. The Ice Tea and Cake also look wonderful as well.

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