2018年02月27日

A Wedding

Breanna Sabo, a former Ford model who started studying psychology and gender studies at Columbia University this past fall, was set up on a blind date with John Khoury because, of all things, they’re both Canadian. Technology almost derailed the entire rendezvous though. The plan was to meet at the Crosby Street Hotel for a drink, and he showed up 30 minutes late because he’d unwittingly entered the wrong time into his calendar. “Luckily, I was a little late, too, so I didn’t have to wait too long for him,” Breanna admits. “And, he has more than made up for that false start—mostly by being a really supportive partner, and now, he is really never late to anything!”


The two had been dating for a little over a year when they went for a bike ride that ended on the beach with a sunset walk. “This . . . he timed perfectly,” says Breanna. “I was eager to go for a walk, but he was stalling before sunset, so he asked if I wanted to go for a bike ride instead. I love biking around the Sagaponack farmlands, so it was an easy distraction from the beach walk. Once we got back to our house, he then suggested that we head down to the beach. At first, I was confused as to why he wanted to take on another activity after just having finished one, but I went along anyway. When he proposed, I was completely surprised! He opened up a beautiful box with an emerald-cut diamond. I had told him the cut I wanted a while back and let him do the rest, it was perfect!”


The Hamptons has always been a special place for the couple, as they go to their house out there nearly every weekend, and as soon as they got engaged, they knew it was where they wanted to get married. After some searching, they decided on the Parrish Art Museum for their venue: “It’s a beautiful structure designed by Herzog & de Meuron,” Breanna explains. “And, it has this great indoor-outdoor space that looks out onto a field of yellow flowers during the summer.”


From the start, Breanna worked with Cynthia Cook Smith of Cynthia Cook Brides to put together her entire wedding weekend wardrobe. “She really helped me find the perfect dresses,” explains the bride. “At the rehearsal dinner on Thursday, I wore a white silk Oscar de la Renta, and then for our welcome party, a custom blue dress by Martha Medeiros.” The wedding dress was a more difficult task. “I knew that I didn’t want a strapless wedding dress, and I think that choice immediately cut out half of the options,” explains Breanna. “It actually made my search more difficult. I wanted an A-line shape and a fabric that was light so that I could easily play with the dress in photos. I went to Lela Rose and walked out of the dressing room twirling in a high-strapped dress with big flowers embroidered onto it. Everyone in the room was immediately like, ‘Okay, this is the one!’ That moment is real!” She finished off her look with diamond cluster earrings given to her by the groom as a wedding gift and Jimmy Choo shoes. John opted for a custom blue Brunello Cucinelli suit and an Hermès tie.


For makeup, the bride turned to one of her oldest friends in the industry, Beau Nelson. Another longtime friend, Craig Honeycutt, did her hair. She wanted her hair and makeup to reflect what she usually looks like, so she went with a very natural look and kept her hair in a low bun. “One of my favorite outfits of the weekend was the Monique Lhuillier skirt and crop top that I changed into for the after-party,” Breanna notes. “Unfortunately by then, I was having too much fun and didn’t get any nice pictures of me in it!” For that change, Craig put Breanna’s hair in a high ponytail and Beau pumped up her makeup with glitter shadow and a pink lip. Bridesmaids were all in blue and white striped dresses by different designers (Gül Hürgel, MDS Stripes, Ulla Johnson, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Carven, and Alice + Olivia), while the bride’s sister and maid of honor was in a gold and white striped dress by Zimmermann.


Before the service, the bride and her bridesmaids got ready in the “pink room” of the private residence that the couple had rented for the ceremony. Breanna was escorted by both parents as she walked down the aisle: “When we walked out, I felt a rush of emotions go through me, like, this is all really happening!” she remembers. “I felt like I was in a bubble, but I remember looking over at the ocean and also feeling really relaxed and blissful!”


Afterwards, guests were transported to the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, where the Vali band played during dinner. Everyone sat at long tables under a canopy that looked as if it was dripping with flowers and greenery. “We worked with Van Wyck & Van Wyck, and they seamlessly put together our vision, creating blooming gardens running down the center that were the length of the tables,” says Breanna. “Every single flower, bud, and seed was real; it looked as though they had flourished right on site.” After dinner, the newlyweds got the party started with a first dance to the National’s “Slow Show,” and later in the evening, guests moved into a nightclub that Van Wyck had constructed for the after-party. There, go-to DJ Sam French took over the entertainment. “It was a fun surprise for guests to walk into,” says Breanna. When all the dancing was done, the new Mr. and Mrs. Khoury called it a night and went home happy, with a pizza in hand.Read more at:wedding dresses | bridesmaid dresses



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