Romantic Brides Will Love the Enchanted Garden Vibes at This Couple's Late Fall Bash

"We kept the wedding intimate," the bride says. "We really wanted all our friends and family to have fun!"

Updated 10/18/16

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

Allie Lynch and Ben Grandjean first met at Colby College in September of 2006. Throughout their years together, the couple spent a lot of their free time at Allie's family's home in Quogue, New York — a place where the bride made tons of memories growing up. So when Ben was ready to propose on May 3, 2014, choosing that beloved beach as the backdrop for their engagement was a no-brainer.

The pair chose September 26, 2015, as their wedding day and planned to tie the knot almost exactly nine years after they met. For Allie and Ben, picking their venues were the easiest wedding planning tasks: They knew they wanted Basilica of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in Southampton for their ceremony, and Quogue Field Club for their reception. The future Mr. and Mrs. leaned on the team at Bellafare to transform their indoor venue into an elegant English garden. The results were totally breathtaking, and, lucky for us, Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios photographed every romantic detail.

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

Allie looked stunning on her big day, dressed in an intricate French lace and silk Amsale wedding dress. She knew it was the one based on comfort and the way it made her feel confident. She paired the gown with a lace trimmed veil, a diamond tennis bracelet from her mom, diamond and pearl earrings, and Christian Louboutin white lace pumps.

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

Her handsome groom wore a Ralph Lauren black tuxedo, Gucci shoes, and a Cartier watch that his bride gave him as a wedding gift.

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

Allie's sister served as her maid of honor and wore an all-white Amsale wedding dress. "The color scheme of the entire wedding was very neutral so a neutral or white gown seemed most fitting for the maid of honor," Allie says.

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

Groomsmen stuck to the elegant vibe of the celebration in classic black tuxedos. The couple had two flower girls, who wore adorable white dresses with tan sashes and oh-so-sweet flower crowns.

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

The Basilica itself was a stunning backdrop for the ceremony, so the couple only added a few touches for décor. Two large arrangements of hydrangeas and greenery were displayed at the altar while smaller, largely green-and-white swags of flowers lined the aisle at the end of each pew. Live musicians played the organ, violin, and trumpet throughout the ceremony for a romantic touch.

Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios
Photo by Nathan Smith of Ira Lippke Studios

Once guests arrived at the Quogue Field Club, they caught a glimpse of how Allie and Ben's planner and florist brought their enchanted garden vision to life. Breathtaking floral

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