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Blooming en Blanc: A Hamptons Summer Soirée

On a warm afternoon, a trio of creative friends hosted an all-white party to celebrate the summer.

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Ready to don your best summer whites? Welcome to one of the prettiest themed parties we received an exclusive invite to this season: "Blooming en Blanc." Befitting to the theme, all of the guests were encouraged to wear their best summer whites. And upon arrival, each guest was gifted with a delicate floral crown made from bundles of baby's breath. After a light rain passed, partygoers happily ventured out onto the patio and poolside area to enjoy the beautifully decorated outdoor space and stunning pond views in the backyard of this Sagaponack home.

The space was spruced up with all-white decor including fluffy fur pillows, bohemian throw blankets, and smaller ornate details like frames, napkins, and tablecloths (again, all in white).

Of course, they did not neglect to put the "blooming" in their Blooming en Blanc theme. The space was overflowing with daisies, baby's breath, and chamomile.

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Meet the Hostesses

From left to right: Amanda S. Gluck of Fashionable Hostess, Lauren Nelson the voice behind self-titled lifestyle blog Lauren-Nelson.com, and Christy Doramus, owner of the flower crown company Crowns by Christy, all used their individual talents and creative expertise to collectively design this elegant party. Aside from all the intricacies of planning such an event, the three hosts were dressed beautifully in all-white dresses provided by Rent The Runway.

Each host added their own creative touches when planning and designing the white-themed party.

Amanda curated the food and beverages that were displayed for attendees to enjoy. Christy provided the DIY floral crown station, blooming flower letters, and other decorative floral touches. And Lauren utilized her interior design skills when styling the outdoor furniture, ultimately creating a relaxed and cozy atmosphere for the party.

Courtesy of Lauren

"I wanted to make guests feel at home," says Lauren. As the hostess responsible for styling the scene, she called on Pier 1 and Mecox to help with additional seating, décor and overall ambiance of the party.

The coffee table was made to feel cozy by utilizing candles, coffee table books, and trays. "We used this huge grey tufted ottoman that Christy had and placed it up against the railing of the deck," she says. "When it comes to styling outdoor spaces is don't be afraid to miss match sizes, materials and colors to achieve a layered look."

Courtesy of Christy

"For this party, I created fresh baby's breath crowns for guests and designed the all-white flower arrangements that were elegantly placed throughout the outdoor space," Christy says. "I used a variety of white blooms, including daisies, chamomile, baby's breath, snapdragons, and aster flowers. To bring the party theme to life, I also flower-bombed the pool area by delicately hanging strands of white blooms above the pool and floating flower-covered letters spelling the event hash tag (#BloomingEnBlanc) in the pool."

 

Courtesy of Amanda

"The summer heat calls for an ice cold bar, so we served endless bottled Stella Artois on ice or in chilled chalices!" she says. "I always like to add a personalized element to my parties so for this one we did custom straws and napkins with our hashtag so guests could dip in style and I love that it makes for the perfect Instagram!" 

Oh, and did we mention the sweet candy bar? Guests snacked on all-white treats including luxury candy from Sugarfina, baked goods from Eleni's, pints of organic cotton-candy from Sugaire, and gourmet popcorn from Hot Poppin.

The Party Crowd

Attendees included bloggers, editors, and friends of the hosts.

  • Summer Whites Done Right
    Summer Whites Done Right

    Who knew there were so many ways to wear your summer whites? Following suit to the hostesses, some of the guests opted into the Rent the Runway for their themed all-white outfits as well.

  • Yes Way, Rosé!
    Yes Way, Rosé!

    Three cheers for the official sip of the summer! There was much cheering and hip-hip-hooraying when this magnum bottle of Whispering Angel made a surprise appearance.

  • Floral Crowns for Fellas
    Floral Crowns for Fellas

    Yes, even the bartender on hand proudly wore his DIY crown.

  • Awash with Joy
    Awash with Joy

    When a light rain sprinkled over the party, there was no mad rush indoors. The outdoor deck was still bustling with happy guests.

  • Summer Whites Done Right
    Summer Whites Done Right

    Who knew there were so many ways to wear your summer whites? Following suit to the hostesses, some of the guests opted into the Rent the Runway for their themed all-white outfits as well.

  • Floral Crowns for Fellas
    Floral Crowns for Fellas

    Yes, even the bartender on hand proudly wore his DIY crown.

  • Yes Way, Rosé!
    Yes Way, Rosé!

    Three cheers for the official sip of the summer! There was much cheering and hip-hip-hooraying when this magnum bottle of Whispering Angel made a surprise appearance.

  • Awash with Joy
    Awash with Joy

    When a light rain sprinkled over the party, there was no mad rush indoors. The outdoor deck was still bustling with happy guests.

Want more party ideas? Make sure to check out additional photos on Instagram by following the #BloomingEnBlanc hashtag.

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