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Greener Services

Options for planning your event without compromising your sustainable philosophies.

By their very nature, weddings, parties and special celebrations are a source of left overs and waste. Extra food, paper goods, and the resources used for travel to the event all contribute to the carbon footprint your celebration has created.

It can be a challenge to balance the effort to conserve resources while hosting an event that is all you envision. We understand that going green, especially for a special occasion celebration, may not be practical, but every little bit helps. We have members who understand your desire go green and have the experience to help you incorporate resource conserving techniques into your celebration.

Check back as we add more members who have joined the Green Bride Brigade!

 

Greener Bakers & Wedding Cakes

J'aime Les Bonbons

Rockville Centre, NY
By Appointment
516-986-8442
www.jlbpatisserie.com

With small bites all the rage these days, it makes perfect sense to serve cupcakes or mini treats at your wedding or other occasion instead of the traditional multi-tiered celebration cake. And, if you wish to bring the flavor of the Caribbean to your party, look no further than J'aime Les Bonbons Patisserie. Executive Pastry Chef Elise Pierre-Louis has drawn on the recipes passed down from her Caribbean-born grandmother and mother to showcase the best of Island cuisine. A carrot cake so moist and delicious, a red velvet cake finished with gold dust, and an unforgettable rum cake (Elise calls it INFAMOUS!) are just a sample of the delights you and your guests may enjoy. J'aime Les Bonbons is more than decadently delicious cupcakes—cheesecakes, sugar cookies, and brownies round out the selection so everyone can find a favorite. We couldn't resist a tasting when Chef Elise describes her confections with such sensual phrases as euphoric and seventh heaven. We sampled one called Cloud Nine—and yes it was heavenly!

So if you are looking to modernize the ages-old wedding cake tradition, have J'aime Les Bonbons Patisserie send in cupcakes and other sweets. After all, Everyone Loves Treats!

(By the way, the English translation of J'Aime Les Bonbons is Everyone Loves Treats. If we were naming this fabulous little bakeshop, we would have called it Everyone Loves Elise's Treats!)

Greener Catering and Restaurants

Noah's Restaurant
Noah's Catering

www.chefnoahs.com
(631) 477-6720

 Noah's in Greenport is a popular restaurant among locals and visitors alike, offering fine dining while implementing sustainable practices wherever and whenever it is possible and practical. In fact, Noah's menu is based on locally sourced, seasonally available ingredients. Here you will find produce from local farms and farmstands and seafood and shellfish harvested from local waters.

Noah's puts the farm to fork philosophy to work with imaginatively delightful dishes to create an unforgettable dining experience for an evening out or a catered affair. Noah's sustainably produced menu is simply delicious. Why not make a reservation for brunch, lunch or dinner today and discover the deliciousness of Noah's sustainably produced menu for yourself?

Ross-Schaudel Catering

13550 Main Road
Mattituck NY 11952
631-298-7077
www.tomschaudel.com

Michael Ross and Tom Schaudel are the driving forces behind some of Long Island's most renowned restaurants. Their combined sixty years of culinary experience, creativity and attention to detail will assure you a memorable event that your guests will not soon forget. Using only the freshest local and sustainable ingredients that Long Island has to offer, they will create a menu unique to each individual event, whether a lavish wedding or backyard barbeque. Professional staff will guide you through every detail of the planning process, not only ensuring a spectacular experience but allowing you to truly be a guest at your own event.

Wandering Chefs

Westhampton, New York
(631)905-3111
www.wanderingchefs.com

 The phrase "All who wander are not lost" definitely fits for the Westhampton-based Wandering Chefs caterers. This mobile culinary team works out of a state of the art kitchen trailer and can take their show on the road to nearly anywhere. This is a food truck on steroids -- Weddings, corporate parties, private affairs—really any reason you can think of for a party and the Wandering Chefs can get there.

But getting there is only half the fun. Their menu is diverse and delicious, sure to satisfy just about every palate. Although the Wandering Chefs are new to the mobile kitchen scene, they are veterans in the food service industry, and one look at the menu proves it. Sushi, pulled duck quesadillas, lamb kebabs, roast pork loin, striped bass, raw bars, pasta stations…the choices seem endless!

The Wandering Chefs can handle a posh sit-down dinner, relaxed tented buffet or even clambakes and barbecues. In fact they offer three different Clambake menus—one with an Atlantic Ocean theme, another with a Peconic Bay theme and the third with a Long Island Sound theme—yes, there is a difference in the seafood each offers (as most locals will tell you).

So when it's time to book the caterer, put the Wandering Chefs on the short list of candidates. Chances are they will be one you choose. Call them now for your preferred date—the summer dates book quickly!

Farm to Fork & Specialty Foods

The East End Mushroom Company

22355 CR 48, Unit 23
Cutchogue, NY
631-876-5401
www.TheEastEndMushroomCompany.com

 Until The East End Mushroom Company entered the local North Fork and Hamptons food scene, the only way to enjoy fresh picked mushrooms was to forage the local woods. That may still be a fun way to find mushrooms (and maybe a Smurf), but now the most reliable source of fresh, specialty mushrooms is at The East End Mushroom Company’s farm in Cutchogue.

The East End Mushroom Company has a state-of-the-art hydroponic farm facility to cultivate some of the popular specialty varieties, including Maitake, Oyster, and Shiitake mushrooms, which they supplement with purveyed King Oysters, Pioppini, Brown and White Beech, Portobello, and Crimini mushrooms to offer their customers a broader range of choice. They can also order specialty mushrooms such as Morels, Chanterelles, and more when in season. If you love mushrooms, then The East End Mushroom Company will feel like heaven.

In addition to the freshly harvested selections, the East End Mushroom Company also offers dehydrated varieties that can be enjoyed anytime.

You can buy these mushrooms directly from the Cutchogue farm and retail space, or ask your favorite fine food purveyor to stock them. You can even connect your caterer directly to The East End Mushroom Company so you can include these fresh and delicious beauties at your own wedding or party.

Greener Florists

Flowers By Liz

Lincoln Avenue
Sayville, New York
631-439-1487
www.flowersbyliz.com

Combine 35 years of experience in floral design with an eco-friendly philosophy and you have Flowers By Liz. With greenhouses and gardens in Sayville this designer is ready and quite able to serve all Long Island including the North Fork and the Hamptons on the East End. Liz's floral design is one of our best discoveries—if you can imagine it, Liz can create it. From the simple and elegant to the lush English country garden, each unique design will be gorgeous and just right for the occasion. You will love her lush monochromatic bouquets, colorful arbors and arches and you can even a order corsage for the family dog.

Flowers by Liz specializes in daisies, peonies, and unique accent flowers, but she will work with nearly any style you prefer. Since there is a greenhouse and garden on site, with enough advance planning, you can even order blooms in your selected colors. The point is, Liz will work with you to find the perfect flowers, in the perfect colors to suit your budget, no matter the price point. Her friendly, easy-going personality will make this part of your planning relaxing and fun, because you can trust her to bring your vision to life.

Flowers soften the harsh edges of any setting, and Liz's commitment to earth-friendly, green, practices brings a comforting connection to Mother Nature, creating stunning floral arrangements, while treading lightly on the environment. You will find her greenhouses and floral coolers powered by solar panels, and when possible her plants grown with organic methods.

Flowers by Liz may not have a Hamptons or North Fork address, but her style and customer service has a true East End sensibility. Her motto says it all—Flowers You'll Never Forget for a Day You will Always Remember. Contact her right away for a consultation – you will be so glad you did.

Flowers By Topaz

20 Jagger Lane
Southampton, NY 11968
(631) 907-4538
www.flowersbytopaz.com

Founded in 1994, Flowers by Topaz has been creating innovative and unique floral designs for weddings and special events of any size for over 20 years. Mark Masone, the creative force behind their fabulous designs is an industry veteran, with a passion for his art. "For me, it's not just about the flowers, it's everything, it's the overall look that makes the final product." says Mark.

Building upon the success of their first shop, which is located in Oceanside, N.Y, Mark recently opened a second location in Southampton, N.Y. Both storefronts offer custom fresh floral arrangements, unique gifts, and complete event planning services.

From an intimate affair to a grand occasion, Flowers by Topaz will work with you every step of the way to assure that your floral design reflects your vision. From the bridal bouquet, boutonnieres, and mother's corsages to the table centerpieces, ceremony decorations and everything in between, you can count on Mark and his designers to create a look that is uniquely your own, made from the freshest flowers available. For the Flowers by Topaz team, it's the details that will matter, and they will make sure nothing is overlooked. Their goal is to bring your vision to life.

We really love how this florist can be so flexible in scheduling consultations, a real perk when wedding couples are trying to coordinate so many appointments in today's busy lifestyles. And, last-minute bookings are also easily accommodated. Such great customer service combined with top-notch floral design is a pleasure to find.

Don't put off your floral design any longer. Contact Flowers by Topaz at their Southampton or Oceanside location to get your gorgeous design in the planning stages now!

Joanna Rallis Artisan Floral Design

3290 Wickham Avenue
Mattituck, New York 11952
(631) 848-1418
www.jrallis.com

 Joanna Rallis Artisan Floral Design brings an interior designer's attention to detail and an artist's eye for the beautifully unique to create stunning, one-of-a-kind, floral arrangements for weddings, parties, and any other occasion where flowers say it best.

From a simple bridal bouquet to a lavishly decorated space, Joanna Rallis creates unexpected collections of color, texture and blooms that are gorgeous, unique, and just perfect for the occasion. She is inspired by nature, but also relies on details from the preferences and interests of the client to create arrangements that complement, but don't compete.

Joanna Rallis Artisan Floral Designs feature locally sourced and organic products when available, offering easy eco-friendly options, too.

Although Joanna has been working in floral design locally for several years, she just this year launched her own floral design workshop in Mattituck. This is boutique quality service that you will just love, and quickly get used to. For a floral design suite like no other, for a wedding, or any other special occasion, schedule a consultation with Joanna Rallis Artisan Floral Design right away.

Kim Jon Designs

266 Roses Grove Road
Water Mill, NY 11976
(631) 283-8803
www.kimjondesigns.com

Owners Kim Solomito and Jon Malkmes have been designing together on both the Hamptons South Fork and North Fork of Long Island since 1985. Their passion for creating a natural look and feel in their work is recognized by the trendy caterers, the "rich and famous" and the bride that has grown up on the east end of Long Island. Whether rustic informality or simple elegance is the environment sought for your wedding, Kim Jon Designs will create the mood and enhance the setting to achieve the desired effect. An outdoor ceremony under a custom designed natural twig chuppa with climbing roses woven through it combined with centerpieces of Autumn toned roses, hydrangea, berries and local foliage atop twisted mountain laurel branches create a very natural yet elegant look. A fabric draped ceiling with hanging lanterns above candelabra centerpieces of soft cream, ivory and green floral evoke a formal and soft atmosphere for the evening wedding. Kim Jon Designs is the perfect selection for your special event.

Late Bloomer Flowers

By Appointment
North Fork, Eastern Long Island
(631)384-5178
www.LateBloomerFlowers.net

 When you have chosen the North Fork for your wedding, it seems only natural that you would want to carry a lush bouquet made with local, seasonal blooms. Late Bloomer Floral Design creates bouquets and centerpieces with flowers grown right here on the East End, so you know that they will be fresh and beautiful.

Samantha Birmingham Payne is the owner and creative force at Late Bloomer, and her commitment to sustainability, along with the artistic influences of her training and travels shine through in her designs. Her background in visual arts, horticulture and flower farming brings a unique perspective and botanical knowledge to inspired creations that are beyond beautiful.

Late Bloomer grows their flowers using biodynamic practices on a Southold farm and at Macari Vineyard in Mattituck. Your wedding flowers will be freshly cut directly from their own gardens in season. If you’re looking for something they don’t grow, they will collaborate with other local growers and wholesalers to find the freshest varieties.

We know you will agree that there is something so romantic about carrying a piece of the North Fork with you when you meet your beloved at the altar. Call Late Bloomer Floral Design to discuss your visions and plan your North Fork floral suite before this fabulous florist is booked for your selected date.

Greener Party Rentals

Please B Seated

Water Mill New York
(631) 316.0302
www.pleasebseated.com
Email Lisa

Please B Seated is a new kind of event rental company with an emphasis on creativity and reliable service. This company specializes in rare and exclusive seating, china, linens, glassware, and serving items, in addition to all the standard party rentals. They source hard-to-find items and make and refurbish many products in house.

Please B Seated is a full-service company, and regularly outfit clients with rentals for everything from small intimate affairs to elegant weddings and corporate events with 500 or more guests. For events large or small, this rental company works to be calm, reliable, and affordable part of the experience.

Although Please B Seated is a new kind of company, this team comes with a great deal of experience. Both the principal and event director have worked as caterers and have over 30 years of experience in the party rental industry each.

Please B Seated is unmatched in the East End event and party rental industry. So Please B Seated–your event is about to begin.

Serenity Farm Table Rentals

By Appointment
Westhampton Beach, NY
(860) 671-1673
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Serenity Farm Tables are a gem of find in the East End party rental market, and will be just right in any setting for your wedding, or other special occasion. These well-crafted farm style tables are elegant and rustic, graceful and modern. Use them on the beach, in a vineyard, or even on an elegant patio or dining room. Stained white with some wood grain showing through, these wooden tables are the perfect backdrop for any styling you have in mind.

Celebrations in the Hamptons and on the North Fork have come to be known for that casual chic, relaxed vibe that makes every party a great success, and Serenity Farm Tables just add to the allure. Forget tablecloths—you will want to show off the table’s pretty woodwork, whether you rent 10 for the whole party or just one for an accent. With a few well-chosen accessories, their style will complement yours seamlessly.

Although the Serenity Farm Tables are the show stoppers among the rustic rental selections offered, be sure to consider the other pieces available. Sideboards, cakestands, and handpainted signs are just a few of the items available from Lisa and Dennis Oehler, the husband and wife team who are attentive to every detail to assure each piece is installed in perfect condition.

Greener Gifts And Favors

North Fork Potato Chips

Mattituck, New York
(631) 298-8631
www.northforkchips.com

Before there were grapevines in the fields of the North Fork, there were potatoes as far as the eye could see, so if you really want to share a taste of the North Fork with your guests and family and friends, then include a sample of North Fork Potato Chips with your favors and gift bags for your out of town guests.

What we love about North Fork Potato Chips is that not only are they made from locally grown North Fork potatoes, they are simply delish! In fact they are so good that even foodie icon Rachael Ray has helped spread the love.

North Fork Potato Chips are kettle chips, making them a bit thicker and crispier than standard supermarket snack aisle fare. And their flavors are extra special too. Of course you will find the original flavor, salt and vinegar and barbeque with a bit of a sweet kick, but then the selections take the road less traveled on the North Fork--sweet potato, cheddar & onion, sour cream & onion, and by special request of the wineries, rosemary and garlic, which makes a delicious pairing with North Fork wines. Regardless of your selected flavor—you will want to try them all and be warned they are quite addictive! Believe us when we say that even your sweets fans will find themselves craving North Fork Potato Chips.

The Sidor family has generations of potato farming experience behind them, and now they bring their special recipe to us all--especially brides. Carol Sidor and daughter Cheryl profess to love working with brides, and are delighted for the chance to make your wedding celebration special and unique with a true North Fork specialty.

If you haven't tried North Fork Potato Chips, you are missing a real treat, and so are your guests. So give them a try and make plans to include them in your celebration. Call or email today and reserve a few cases.

Organic Harvest

East Marion, NY 11939
844-BeOrganic (236-7442)
www.theorganicharvest.com

Organic Harvest Potted Plants for Centerpieces and favorsLooking for organic, rustic, or garden themed favors and décor for your wedding? Head to East Marion’s Organic Harvest and behold lovely, and adorable, mini potted herbs, sprigs of dried rosemary and lavender, and other beautiful plants. Organic Harvest’s certified organic plants, whether potted live or in dried sprigs offer a versatility that other gifts just can’t do justice. Beautiful and earth-friendly too!

Carefully select your favorite variety, grown on site in Organic Harvest’s fields and greenhouses, put them in a pretty mini pot or rustic burlap sack and artfully arrange them as centerpieces that your guests can later take home as a living souvenir of your special day and their part in your celebration.

Since a North Fork wedding is all about the natural beauty of this special place, gifts and favors that echo this allure make perfect sense. You can dress them up, or down, depending on your theme and décor. Use lavender sprigs in miniature vases for a garden party, potted herbs for a country theme and if your day is going to be rustic, consider rosemary wrapped in burlap. Since Organic Harvest grows their own, with enough planning time, you can use nearly any pretty plant you wish. Organic Harvest expert growers and designers will help you make the best choice to bring your vision to life.

Contact Organic Harvest without delay to coordinate your living gifts with the rest of your event’s décor—no matter the reason for your celebration.

Salt Air Farm

1535 New Suffolk Road
Cutchogue, NY 11935
(631) 734-4180
www.SaltAirFarm.com

Bring a taste of the country to your wedding with favors created from honey and fruit harvests at Salt Air Farm in Cutchogue. Salt Air Farm's pure, local honey and fruit jams offer a sweet taste of the North Fork that you and your guests can take home and enjoy as you savor the memories of your celebration. Beekeeping along with fruit and flower farming are Prudence and Dan Heston's specialties, offering opportunities to truly customize the products you choose.

Honey fresh from Salt Air Farm's resident bees will have a flavor reminiscent of the Salt Air flower meadow and nearby orchard—a fine way bring a piece of this country jewel with you. Honey is available in small pots, packaged in whatever country or rustic style you wish. Also available are honey sticks and larger jars.

If farm fresh fruits are more to your liking, then small pots of fruit jams are a deliciously sweet option. Like the honey, the jams are offered in small pots perfect for sampling, and can be custom packaged in any style you prefer.

Of course if you choose to host your celebration at Salt Air Farm, these favors are a perfect memento of your Country Estate celebration, and Prudence can also create these items as part of a floral design suite for your event anywhere.

Vines and Branches

Tasting Room & Specialty Food Shops
Greenport, Westhampton Beach and Southampton
(631) 477-6800
www.vinesandbranches.net

You don't have to be a foodie to appreciate the fresh and vibrant flavors of the organic olive oils and vinegars offered by Vines and Branches, but after sampling a few of their specialties, you may become one! It only takes a single taste to realize that these artisan blends and infusions are works of art. From Dark Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar to Fresh Lemon Infused Olive Oil, and the myriad choices in between, you will find a palette of flavors to enhance any dish for any season.

Everything in the store makes a great gift! In addition to the wonderful olive oil and balsamic products, Vines and Branches offers a full selection of specialty foods, skin care products, accessories and home décor items to complement their mainstay. You will find scented soy candles, olive wood cutting boards, jute bags, and even a Membership Club! There truly is a gift just right for nearly anyone.

When it's time to select the gifts and favors for your guests and wedding party, Vines and Branches offers unique items that your guests will use and enjoy. Their petit bottles are adorable, and just the right size for your guests' favors. You could also consider a selection of sauces and tapenades, or even herbs, salts and seasonings. You can count on Rita and her team to help you select the right gift for your special occasion.

Discover Vines and Branches online at www.vinesandbranches.net or in one of their three retail locations, conveniently located throughout the East End… Greenport on the North Fork and Westhampton Beach & Southampton on the South Fork

Greener Lodging

Cliffside Resort Condominiums on the Sound at Greenport

61475 Route 48
Greenport, NY 11944
(800) 269-4140 or (631) 477-1818
www.TheCliffsideResort.com

This condo resort is stupendously located on the North Fork of L.I, and is one of only a handful of places with water views. The sunset views are not be outdone anywhere in the world. In a place that offers mostly small motels/hotels and B&B's, this is a very comfortable, convenient, and luxurious way to spend time out east. All condos are two bedroom/ two bath, sleep 6, have flat screen tv's, full kitchenettes (even a wine chiller!) and wi-fi. There's a heated swimming pool and laundry facilities on site and if you have a large group or family, it offers multi unit special pricing. It is located only minutes from the Village of Greenport and the Shelter Island Ferry providing traffic free access to the Hamptons. I found the pricing surprisingly affordable so if you plan a visit this summer, you may be one of the resort's first guests!

Hyatt Place Long Island/East End / Atlantis Banquets & Events

431 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 574-8008
www.AtlantisBanquetsandEvents.com

Atlantis Banquets & Events creates a magical atmosphere for any social event. Nestled on the banks of the Peconic River, this waterfront venue has a space just right for any gathering you have in mind and can accommodate functions involving 20 to 650 guests, in settings as diverse as the waterside Riverside Pavilion, popular for cocktail parties, elegant Coliseum Room, perfect for formal evening receptions, the breathtaking Sea Star Ballroom, the Terrace Room, perfect for bridal showers or post-nuptial brunches, and Peconic Meeting Room, conveniently located in the adjacent Hyatt Place East End & Resort Marina.

As impressive as its spaces, their exquisite cuisine and top-notch service is what will really wow you and your guests. No matter the size and budget of your wedding or other event, Atlantis Banquets & Events can tailor a menu to suit your tastes and your budget (kosher style available).

Atlantis Banquets & Events elevates even the simplest gathering to a uniquely memorable occasion. Arrange a tour and discover the many options they offer for your own unforgettably magical celebration.

Viana Hotel and Spa

3998 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
(516)-338-7777 (Hotel)
(516)-333-3138 (Spa)
www.vianahotelandspa.com

Immerse yourself in the relaxing serenity of a spa experience with a visit to the Viana Hotel and Spa in Westbury. It's the perfect destination for relaxation and rejuvenation whether you are escaping the pre-wedding craziness, enjoying a bit of newlywed bliss, or reconnecting with good friends.

The Viana is the very definition of luxury, from the zen-like guest rooms to the many spa services available to you, rest and relaxation are the order of the day. This tranquil haven is an oasis of earth-friendly services, helping you find the harmonious balance you need to conquer the challenges everyday life brings.

The Viana Hotel and Spa is centrally located in Westbury, Long Island, making it easy to reach from anywhere between Manhattan, the Hamptons and the North Fork, but far enough away so you really can get away from it all. After all, what good is a relaxing visit to such a luxuriously grand spa when the trip back home is fraught with stress from a too long ride back home?

So set aside a day, a weekend, or more to immerse yourself in this elegant retreat. It's always a good time to pamper yourself.

Greener Make-Up Services

Spa Bellezza Make-Up Services

Vinland Commons
1116 Main Road
Aquebogue, New York 11931
(631) 779-3773
www.spabellezza.net

Spa Bellezza Make-Up ServicesWhen you are getting ready for the big day-or any special occasion, consider a professional make-up session at Spa Bellezza. This popular spa has turned personal pampering and the pursuit of wellness into an art form, and their make-up artistry is top-notch too.

Professional make-up services really are a must-have beauty accessory, especially for special occasions. The make-up artists at Spa Bellezza will enhance your best features, whether you are going for bold glamour or just barely there subtlety. No matter the style, the artist will make sure that the real you shines through.

Spa Bellezza takes skin care very seriously, comparing a skin care regimen to brushing your teeth—more about health than luxury. They specialize in "custom blend" make-up to achieve that flawless look, and offer Dermalogica and Touche for skincare. These are considered to be the best and safest for you.

Spa Bellezza is an oasis of many wonderful spa amenities. From massages to make-up put yourself in the hands of these talented professionals and we know your first visit will not be your last.

Greener Music And Entertainment

Harpist Miriam Shilling

Long Island
(631) 974-6939
www.harpist-miriamshilling.com

Harpist Miriam Shilling is an accomplished musician with a wonderfully versatile repertoire. She has more than 30 years experience performing at weddings and other special occasions, assuring a beautiful soundtrack to fit your occasion perfectly.

Nothing brings elegance and beauty to a wedding ceremony like the sweet sounds of a harp. Greet your guests with classical music as they are seated to await the wedding procession and let the harp set the scene for your most special of days. Then, bring the soft sound track to your cocktail hour—a tuneful, but unobtrusive alternative to other musical options. Prefer something a bit more lively for the cocktail hour? Miriam Shilling is ready to play favorite standards and contemporary pieces on harp, as well. Really—this is not your grandmother's harp music—you will be quite surprised at how versatile an instrument the harp can be, especially in the hands of the accomplished musician that Harpist Miriam is. She is ready to play favorite pieces from traditional, classical, and contemporary collections. Depending on the occasion, she will also provide piano music, as long as you can provide the piano.

Greener Photographers & Cinematographers

Godfather Films

4 Buckram Road
Locust Valley, NY 11560
(800) 495-5530
www.godfatherfilms.com

Godfather Films is a world-class film production company which has been recording weddings, and other notable occasions, for decades. Whether your event is an intimate affair with a few close friends or an elaborate multi-day celebration, you would be wise to hire the best filmmaker your money can buy. Godfather Films is that filmmaker.

They are the recipients of countless filmmaking awards and were named One of the Top 25 Event Filmmaking Companies in the World.

Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event. There are no "do-overs" for this one chance to capture the magic of your most special of days. If you envision a beautiful documentary for you to enjoy as a treasured keepsake, Godfather Films is your best choice. This team has the experience, professionalism and—most importantly--talent to produce a world-class film to share and enjoy for years to come.

John Goolsby and his Godfather Films team know how to find the moments that matter most when filming your event. They know that the film they present to you, will take you back to those precious moments that tell your own love story in a beautiful and expertly edited film production.

Godfather Films is a wedding videography company like no other. Contact them today to schedule a consultation, and yes, plan to book them.

Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics

www.vividvisionsphoto.com
631-765-3572

Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics is the first photography studio on Long Island to earn the Greener Photography Premier designation. Photography is fraught with environmental issues most particularly related to the chemicals used in developing and printing the images. But, from the less wasteful practices of the studio and office, to the Green Strategy posted on the website, Vivid Visions Photo-Graphics puts into practice the well-worn but still very relevant "reduce, reuse, recycle."

Greener Rentals

In the Attic Too

Rustic Wedding Resource

1095 Franklinville Road
Laurel, New York, 11948
(631) 605-9439
www.intheattictoo.com

You don't need a barn to have a rustic wedding when you rent or buy vintage and repurposed furniture and accessories from In The Attic Too. You can stage and decorate your entire venue space with items from In The Attic Too. This little shop is located in Laurel, New York, and serves the North Fork and the Hamptons with one-of-a-kind custom made items using antique reclaimed materials, antiques, repurposed items, tons of creative energy and so much more.

Dan and Sue McAllister have been reclaiming, repurposing and refinishing antique and vintage furniture for years. They recently joined the East End's rustic wedding scene in response to the growing interest and demand on the North Fork and the Hamptons for rustic and vintage wedding and party props. In The Attic Too has items available for rent or sale and will happily create custom pieces to enhance your unique wedding experience. You are encouraged to be involved in the creative process and selection of materials.

Props from In The Attic Too offers endless possibilities using all antique or vintage items! One of a kind wedding arches, interesting window frames and mirrors for escort cards, mason jars for favors or floral arrangements, wine barrels, nail kegs, ornate picture frames for photo props, rustic signs and so much more are at your disposal.

Stroll through their Laurel shop, visit the online gallery at their website or check in on their Facebook page and let your imagination run wild among the antique doors, shutters, windows, dress forms, mason jars, wine barrel stave centerpieces, wooden boxes, antique furniture, mirrors and more. With Dan and Sue's help you will be designing the rustic wedding of your dreams in no time.

Emil Norsic & Son, Inc.
(Sanitation Rental)

PO Box 5047
Southampton, NY
(631) 283-0604, ext. 113 (Special Events)
www.norsic.com

Though certainly not the most exciting element in planning any special event, bathrooms and garbage removal are arguably up there when it comes to critical need!  Almost all vineyards, and tented events, as well as many private homes and estates require additional restrooms to handle a large guest list, and the build up of lines.  Fortunately, Norsic has a whole division dedicated to just these needs.  In the more than 79 years Norsic has been in business, it has handled the most prestigious events on the East End.  They offer Freshwater Flush Portable Toilets, and Luxury Restroom Trailers that are as elegant as you will find in any hotel or catering establishment.  They also come in a variety of styles and capacities, so that you can find just the right unit to suite your specific needs.  For events that require more complete sanitation services, they also offer dumpsters that are specially maintained for upscale events.  If you are using an event planner, ask what company is being employed for sanitation and be sure to know what sort of facilities you are getting.

Sperry Tents Hamptons

103 Hayground Road
Water Mill, NY
(631) 725-2422
www.sperrytentshamptons.com

Here on the East End, outdoor tented parties are a popular choice. We have gorgeous vistas, unbelievable sunsets, stunning gardens and usually delightful weather. A tent and dance floor from Sperry Tents Hamptons will make your outdoor space feel like a sumptuous banquet hall with every seat enjoying that winning view. To the uninitiated, selecting the right tent can seem like a simple straightforward task. However, there is much to consider; decisions about the size needed, finding a level location, protecting the property where the tent will be situated and more can create a veritable minefield unless you have the right professionals helping you.

That's why you want to call Sperry Tents Hamptons first. You may count on them to provide high quality, attractive sailcloth tents with varnished wooden poles—a very nice canvas upon which to finish the decorations. Steve and Diane at Sperry Tents Hamptons make customer service their top priority, and from first consultation to the end of the party, you can count on one of them to be available whenever you need to them to make sure your tented event is trouble-free. Brides will especially appreciate Diane's female touch when taking care of the finer details. But property managers may rest easy too. Sperry Tents Hamptons crews don't drive on the lawn to reach the space selected for the party. The crew carries all that is needed by hand, making sure that there is minimal damage to the carefully manicured lawns.

By the way, this is a true local company with roots in the Hamptons. Celebrities are part of the scenery and if your celebration includes high-profile guests, you may count on Steve, Diane and the entire Sperry Tents Hamptons crew to be discreet and protect your privacy. So if your celebration is under the stars and maybe even includes some stars, you will be so glad you got your tent and dance floor from Sperry Tents Hamptons.

Greener Spa Services

E Day Spa and Salon

154 West Montauk Highway
Hampton Bays, New York 11946
631-723-3200
www.edayspaandsalon.com

E Day Spa And SalonE Day Spa & Salon is a posh but unpretentious spa and salon in centrally located Hampton Bays. This oasis of beauty and serenity has been serving the Hamptons and the North Fork since 2001 and now offers the entire East End on-location services so you don't have to fight the traffic when time is of the essence on your wedding day—or another special occasion. Put yourself in the hands of E Day Spa &Salon and every part of your beauty routine will be carefully carried out by a talented, caring staff that emphasizes exclusive, individual attention.

A visit to the E Day Spa & Salon will be a relaxing luxury, no matter the reason. Leave your cares at the door as you enter the warm, inviting atmosphere and immerse yourself in a total body experience of wellness, relaxation and beauty for women and men.

E Day Spa & Salon is truly a one-stop shop for any beauty or wellness service you may desire. They offer everything from massage to facials and so much in between, including their own private label products, Moroccanoil treatments, mani/pedis. threading (only one on the East End), hair styling, make-up and really so much more.

Visit the E Day Spa & Salon website or give them a call to book your appointment. It's always the right time to take care of you.

Spa Bellezza

Vinland Commons
1116 Main Road
Aquebogue, New York 11931
(631) 779-3773
www.spabellezza.net

When you find the pace of your party planning turning from fun to frantic, a visit to Spa Bellezza in Aquebogue will help you put things back in balance. As exciting as wedding plans can be, the to-do lists, fittings, and whirlwind of appointments with your service providers can turn you into a big ball of stress! The professional therapists at Spa Bellezza will bring renewal and rejuvenation to your body and mind with massage therapy, skin care treatments, aromatherapy, make-up, nail care, tanning, waxing and much more.

Whether it's wedding day pampering or a pre-wedding escape to peace and tranquility with your bridesmaids, your day at Spa Bellezza will leave you radiant and ready to celebrate.

With an Aquebogue location, Spa Bellezza is a hidden jewel in the North Fork Wine Country, easy to reach from the Hamptons and other eastern Suffolk locations. Visit the website now for more information, specials and gift certificates. The serenity starts there!

Viana Hotel and Spa

3998 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590
(516)-338-7777 (Hotel)
(516)-333-3138 (Spa)
www.vianahotelandspa.com

Immerse yourself in the relaxing serenity of a spa experience with a visit to the Viana Hotel and Spa in Westbury. It's the perfect destination for relaxation and rejuvenation whether you are escaping the pre-wedding craziness, enjoying a bit of newlywed bliss, or reconnecting with good friends.

The Viana is the very definition of luxury, from the zen-like guest rooms to the many spa services available to you, rest and relaxation are the order of the day. This tranquil haven is an oasis of earth-friendly services, helping you find the harmonious balance you need to conquer the challenges everyday life brings.

The Viana Hotel and Spa is centrally located in Westbury, Long Island, making it easy to reach from anywhere between Manhattan, the Hamptons and the North Fork, but far enough away so you really can get away from it all. After all, what good is a relaxing visit to such a luxuriously grand spa when the trip back home is fraught with stress from a too long ride back home?

So set aside a day, a weekend, or more to immerse yourself in this elegant retreat. It's always a good time to pamper yourself.

Greener Transportation

M & V Limousines, Inc.

1177 Jericho Turnpike
Commack, New York
(631) 543-0908
www.mvlimo.com

Reliable transportation is an important part of any special occasion, and M&V Limousine Service is a company you count on. Whether you need to get to the church on time, pick-up the out-of-town guests from the airport, or enjoy a night on the town with a responsible designated driver, you can do it in grand style with M&V's fleet of exotic and antique luxury cars, SUVs and full service party buses. Of course if your preference is more low-key, town cars and simple stretch limousines are also available.

When it is time to head to the church, M&V Limo has you covered. The Royalty Package is the ultimate in wedding day transportation. Arrive in an antique Rolls Royce driven by a chauffeur bedecked in a black tie tuxedo, and walk the red carpet to the church steps. Every detail is coordinated with the photographer and other service providers so you need not worry about a thing. Just enjoy the champagne toast that awaits you as your guests wave you off to the reception. Talk about ultimate style!

The M&V Limousine fleet is at the ready for any occasion, and you can choose from your favorite makes and models—Lincoln, Cadillac, Escalades and Navigators, Hummers, Lexus, Jaguars, BMWs and Excursion are all available in a variety of sizes and styles. Call on them for any occasion when you need professional, reliable transportation, from a tour of the East End wineries to corporate transportation or safe travels for the prom, and everything in between, M&V will take you there in style, and on time.

Visit the M&V Limousine Showroom in Commack, or check out a rather complete photo gallery of their fleet at their website.

Greener Venues

Salt Air Farm

Country Estate Weddings
(631) 734-4180
www.SaltAirFarm.com

Salt Air Farm embodies the term sustainability. A wedding venue, flower farm and B&B, this property has covered all the bases for any special occasion celebration, or weekend getaway. Prudence Heston, part of a 12 generation farm family in Cutchogue, emphasizes individuality while offering guests a glimpse into the world of a working family farm. The flowers, fruits and honey are produced and harvested on site. The farm to fork philosophy is practiced regularly here, with guests encouraged participate. In fact, the weddings hosted at the Salt Air Farm directly support the expansion of acreage used for flower production, allowing the farm to grow at a pace that is manageable and well, sustainable. If you envisioned a grand celebration with a tiny footprint, the Salt Air Farm is the place to be.

Sylvester Manor

80 North Ferry Road
Shelter Island, New York, 11964
(631) 749-0626
www.SylvesterManor.org

Sylvester Manor is an historic plantation that has become the jewel of Shelter Island, and a wedding at this picturesque waterfront estate can be as large or intimate as your heart desires. This property combines farm, fields and forest with gracious creekfront lawns that surround the 1737 manor house. So, you can plan for an event with up to 350 under the tent or an intimate gathering in lush and leafy gardens.

Whether you are dreaming of a rustic country farm wedding or an enchanting soiree on the sprawling waterfront lawn, Sylvester Manor can make your vision come to life. The beautiful manor house overlooks Gardiners Creek and the lawn has plenty of room for a large tent to shelter your guests while you all enjoy a beautiful sunset over the water. The short walk to the gardens will bring you to leafy arbors, romantic alcoves and brick paths, perfect for a cozier, more intimate gathering, or even an elopement ceremony.

Remember also that Sylvester Manor is a working farm and education center. In the right season, you may include in your event the flowers and produce grown right on the property. It is a wonderful way to support the broader mission of Sylvester Manor’s community supported agriculture farming efforts. Besides, everywhere you turn is another beautiful backdrop for your wedding photos.

No matter which is your preference, the friendly and knowledgeable staff will help guide you to prepare for your special day. The best dates definitely book quickly, so don’t delay your visit to Sylvester Manor to start planning your wedding now.

Greener Wedding & Event Planner

L. Marie Events

www.LMarieEvents.com
516-659-6897

The Green Bride Brigade is gaining momentum, appearing quite frequently in mainstream events, so if you want to remain true to your eco-friendly, greener philosophies, it's more important than ever to bring to your planning team an expert in sustainable practices. L. Marie Events, a wedding planning and event design firm, specializes in eco-friendly, green celebrations, drawing on a stable of preferred vendors who share your commitment to reducing the wasteful practices that any formal celebration can bring.

Lisa Marie Blinn is the leader of this green team, and will help you identify ways to incorporate elements into your event that minimize the impact on our natural resources without compromising the beauty and sophistication that you dreamed your wedding would be. You will be pleasantly surprised that how easily these greener practices can be implemented and how affordable they can be.

Finally you can share your commitment to resource conservation with your guests without sacrificing quality and aesthetics. Contact L. Marie Events to learn how.

Greener Wineries

Lieb Cellars

Tasting Rooms in
Cutchogue, Mattituck, and East Hampton
(631) 734-1100
www.LiebCellars.com/private-parties

Lieb Cellars embodies all that the Long Island Wine industry is, and if you have not yet discovered them, we suggest that now is the time. Lieb Cellars was founded in 1992 with some fabulous reserve wines, including a delicious sparkling wine, and they have grown into a favorite choice for the serious wine aficionado and the casual drinker alike. From the nationally acclaimed Pinot Blanc to the everyday favorites of the Bridge Lane line, they really do have a wine for every palate's preference.

Lieb Cellars has hit all the right marks. Crowd pleasing wines available in bottles, boxes and kegs (yes, kegs!). And these kegs are just right for big celebrations because they are affordable, allow for quick dispensing, and produce less waste, all without compromising the quality of the wine within.

A wine with such broad appeal is the perfect choice for a wedding, or any other reason you have for celebrating, and Lieb Cellars now has event space to host a party in any one of its East End locations in Cutchogue, Mattituck and East Hampton. Be sure to consider the Estate House in Cutchogue for a truly elegant setting among the vines.

Whether it's a bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or the wedding itself, host your event at Lieb Cellars for a truly authentic Long Island Wine Country experience.