Pamela Love’s May wedding to illustrator Matthew Nelson was a collaborative affair. Close friends contributed to every detail—from the cake with one vegan tier for Nelson, to Love’s wildflower head wreath to the hand-constructed tepee where guests gathered to hear guitar after dinner. At Ruschmeyer’s, a 1950s summer camp turned resort in Montauk, Long Island, the couple wed in traditional Appalachian quilts, a melding of Love’s Jewish and Nelson’s Southern roots. Love wore an off-white chiffon dress with a faint mauve print and an open back, designed by her friend Mara Hoffman. Billy Reid made a bespoke suit for the groom, topped off with blue lapis and silver cuff links designed by the bride. She also made original pieces for herself for the big day, including an amethyst pendant and a silver ring, as well as matching white gold wedding bands with turquoise details. During the reception, guests played on wooden swings in the trees. “It was perfect, like hippie summer camp,” Love said. “We were having a wedding in the country. I wanted to be able to run around barefoot if I wanted to!” She eventually did kick off her Chloé heels, and she and Nelson were the last to leave.
Pamela preparing the floral arrangements for the big day!
The wedding cake included one vegan tier for the groom!
The vows the couple wrote to each other.
White gold wedding bands designed by Love.
‘I wanted the wedding to be about being in a natural, wild environment—which is kind of what love is’ the bride said.
Southern sweet tea in homage to the groom’s roots.
The setting at Ruschmeyer’s in Montauk, where the ceremony and reception took place.
wildflower head wreath
The wedding dress designed by Love’s friend, Mara Hoffman.
Trying on her Yves Saint Laurent pumps!
One final look in the mirror…! Looking gorgeous!
The bride walking down the aisle with her mother to a rendition of Neil Young’s ‘Heart of Gold’.
Bridesmaids in light yellow romantic dresses – all friends of the couple.
Exchanging vows. The ceremony was officiated by artist Francesco Clemente.
Original jewelry created by Pamela Love!
Guests at the wedding, including designer Rogan Gregory.
The groom, Matthew Nelson, wore a bespoke suit by Billy Reid.
Love’s fellow CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist Eddie Borgo.