On Saturday, we woke to more glum weather, after it rained almost all night. With bated breath we watched the clouds come and go throughout the day, keeping our fingers crossed that the afternoon’s wedding ceremony would held on the beach as originally planned.
Luckily, we when arrived at the Maidstone Club in East Hampton for the ceremony, the cloud remained at bay and we were directed toward the beach where we all shed our shoes, threw on flip-flops and marched through the sand.
Virginia grew up in Scotland, so the wedding paid homage to her Scottish roots—the gentlemen’s ties were plaid and a bagpiper played the processional—so perhaps the weather wasn’t too far off-base.
Regardless of the clouds, the ceremony was beautiful and touching. The sound and sight of the ocean made for amazing backdrop, too.
After the ceremony, the bagpiper led us up the hill to the Maidstone Club where the reception was held. Each table was given a different bottle of scotch and we all celebrated with a “wee dram.”
(Our table, fittingly, was Dalwhinnie 15—appropriate given that most of us know Virginia through equestrian activities.)
A delicious dinner followed, accompanied by yellow cake with chocolate frosting made by Virginia’s mum, we all made our way to the dance floor where most of us stayed until we couldn’t dance any longer.
It was a great afternoon and evening. We were so thrilled to have been a part of it. Congratulations, Virginia and Tim!
- Laura and Ryan
Our trip to the Hamptons for our friend’s wedding started off lovely—we caught an early train from Penn Station and, after a stop at Citarella in Bridgehampton for some snacks and sustenance, we were tucked away in our weekend house by 11 a.m.
We rented the house through Airbnb and were delighted when we discovered that it was even nicer than we were expecting. Set on two acres, up a wooded driveaway, the airy house also had lots of trees and a beautiful pool. Iggy loved exploring the yard and chasing tennis balls on the grass—a guilty pleasure for a dog accustomed to New York City’s unforgiving pavement.
The day was a bit glum, so after exploring the house and unpacking, most of us resigned ourselves to working for the rest of the afternoon (it was a Friday, after all).
Meanwhile, Ryan, having discovered a bike in the garage, set out on an afternoon bike ride to Channing Daughters Winery, which turns out was right down the road. (He also caught a gorgeous sunset on his way back, after strolling through the vineyards.)
He came home with a bottle of their special 2009 Envelope, a white wine that is produced like a red and thus takes on an electric orange color.
The wine was delicious and paired with some fresh skate fillets, we made ourselves an excellent dinner in our weekend home.
Tomorrow: Virginia’s beautiful wedding.
Today we’re headed to East Hampton for the wedding of our dear friends Tim and Virginia.
We’ve rented a house in Sag Harbor for the weekend with a few of our other friends and are looking forward to a relaxing, joyous weekend with great company. Keep your fingers crossed that the weather holds out for Saturday afternoon’s gorgeous beachfront ceremony and we’ll be back on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend!
- Laura and Ryan
Photo of Fort Pond Bay taken from our trip earlier this summer.
Yesterday, after a weekend of competing, I spent the day at the Hampton Classic Horse Show, now in its 37th year, where I reported for a magazine I formerly worked for, The Chronicle of the Horse.
The show is one of the most popular in the region and draws a variety of riders and horses from along the East Coast, often including an Olympian or two. It’s always a great day to be out in the Hamptons, watching the horses, and checking out the many fancy vendors who set up shop for the eight-day show.
The show runs through Sept. 2 in Bridgehampton and is open to the public, if you’d like to check it out.