With a little help from their friends, two Brooklyn creatives—she's a fashion designer; he runs an antiques company—exchanged vows at a sun-soaked seaside bash on the coast of Massachusetts

On their wedding day, Allison wore a dress of her own creation: a silk-charmeuse gown with vintage beading and a ruffled chiffon skirt. "I came up with the design while sketching on the beach," she says. "I made custom bridesmaids' dresses to complement each person's style and body type," says Alison of the blush pink designs she also created for her wedding party. "It was important to me that they'd want to wear them again."