Bringing the Hamptons to the UK: Jewish Wedding Inspo on Osea Island

21/10/2020 by Karen Cinnamon / Smashing The Glass

Eight months into the pandemic, and I think most of us are experiencing some serious wanderlust. So today, we’re taking you on a little holiday to the Hamptons, navigated by master wedding planner and Smashing The Glass Recommended Vendor Michelle Jacobs of Elegante by Michelle J, who spearheaded this gorgeous Jewish wedding-themed shoot!

Wait, sorry, this actually isn’t the Hamptons – despite what you might assume from the chilled out ocean backdrop, the soft beachy color scheme, and the Adirondack chairs! But we ARE headed off on a fabulous journey that will be of particular interest to all of you UK couples out there dreaming of an immersive destination wedding but hesitant to make plans abroad, thanks to Michelle and a fantastic team of wedding professionals, including some other beloved #STGvendors like stationer Dimitria Jordan, makeup artist Katy Angelidi, florist Gabriella Shemtov, and bridal boutique Mirror Mirror London, and Judaica purveyor Contemporary Judaica!

Today’s destination is actually the UK’s magical Osea Island! A small, privately owned island just off the Essex coast and accessible via a tidal causeway (and only a little more than an hour from London!), Osea Island is offered for exclusive hire for weddings and special events – and it’s truly a venue like none other. 

Michelle and her team fell in love with the cool, casual vibe and Hamptons-style interiors abundant on Osea Island – and she should know, as the planner involved with this incredible Jewish wedding featured on STG last year – and we’re betting you will, too. 

There’s something incredibly calming about these exquisite photos, courtesy of Stuart Wood Photography – thanks to the idyllic setting, tranquil coastal color palette, and sophisticated yet understated design scheme – and who couldn’t use a little bit of that right now?

Even though Osea Island isn’t far from London at all, it really does feel like another world – and as such, it’s absolutely the perfect option for couples in the UK who want the feel of an immersive destination wedding without the hassle (and, in COVID times, uncertainty) of international travel.

How perfect is this sweet chuppah scene – sailboat in the background and all?

Even the ketubah’s on board with the nautical color scheme!

How gorgeous is the bride’s Pronovias gown, expertly selected by none other than our friends at Mirror Mirror London?

And of course we’re loving the sleek, modern Jewish ritual objects curated by Contemporary Judaica.

Every detail of this day was put together SO exquisitely.

Michelle opted for a serpentine dinner table, perfectly mirroring Osea Island’s picturesque shoreline.  

And how Hamptons-perfect is the decor in the indoor badeken spot?!

The wonderful Dimitria Jordan designed all the classically chic stationery.

Michelle chose to highlight the hydrangea, the unofficial flower of the Hamptons! And how lovely are the wonderful arrangements by Gabriella Shemtov Floral?

Still can’t get over how cool this serpentine table setup is!

Obsessed with the soft shades and draped fabric of this hydrangea-laden chuppah!

And it goes without saying that we love us a good circling shot!

Can’t get enough of these interiors! 

If you thought the dining table setup was magical in the daytime, just have a look at it all lit up with twinkly lights as the sun sets – SWOON!

And in case you thought Judaica and New England nautical didn’t go together swimmingly – we’ve got this wonderfully laid out table featuring so many beautiful items from Contemporary Judaica to give you a rethink. 

And as if we couldn’t love this shoot any more, Michelle even worked in one of our very own smash glass pouches – doesn’t get much better than that!


Venue – Osea Island
Event planner/shoot organizer – Elegante by Michelle J {offers 10% discount to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Make up artist – Katy Angelidi {offers 10% discount to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Photographer – Stuart Wood Photography
Videographer – Perfect Moment Films
Wedding Dress – Pronovias from Mirror Mirror London {Mirror Mirror London offers a £200 discount for veil and accessory purchases over £400 to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Invitations & event stationary – Dimitria Jordan {offers 10% discount to all members of Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club}
Judaica – Contemporary Judaica 
Groom’s suit – TuxLux London
Furniture and tableware – Options Great Hire
Table linen – Just 4 Linen 
Crockery – Duchess & Butler 
Flowers – Gabriella Shemtov Floral
Accessories – Rockman Jewellery and Dolecka Bridal
Bride’s shoes – Emmy London
Hair stylist – Cassandra Rizzuto
Production –Dreamwave Events
Ribbons – Silk and Purl 
Models – Daisy and Malcolm 
Smash The Glass Pouch –  Smashing The Glass Etsy Shop {or join Smashing The Glass’s Brides Club and get one for free!}

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