The Hamptons is notorious for being a summer playground for the rich and famous. But who says the fun has to end after Labor Day? Last weekend, a wedding for 400 guests proved that the party doesn’t stop in the Hamptons, even after the summer season. The wedding of Almond restaurant group’s co-owner, Eric Lemonides, and top Compass agent Lee Felty, was a spectacle to behold.
The guest list read like a who’s who of the entertainment and political world. Celebrities such as Don Lemon, Joy Behar, Huma Abedin, and Anthony Weiner were in attendance. This star-studded affair attracted attention from all corners, and for good reason.
The wedding ceremony itself was far from ordinary. Instead of a traditional ceremony, the couple opted for a flash mob performed by aspiring Broadway actors. The ceremony was officiated by journalist Linette Lopez, adding an extra touch of class to the event. But that’s not all; the couple also arranged for a 15-minute drone show that could be seen throughout Sagaponack. This modern twist on a traditional wedding made for a truly memorable experience.
The highlight of the evening came when ’80s pop star Debbie Gibson took the stage. The 53-year-old singer serenaded the couple with her hit song “Lost in Your Eyes” for their first dance. But the nostalgia didn’t end there. Gibson then treated the guests to a 12-minute ABBA medley, kicking off three hours of non-stop dancing. It was an ’80s extravaganza that had everyone on their feet.
The wedding was attended by many notable figures, including events planner Bronson van Wyck, Pippa Cohen, B-52s singer Fred Schneider, interior designer Jamie Drake, political operator Robert Zimmerman, artist Toni Ross, Brooke Garber Neidich, and Almond partner Jason Weiner and his wife, Almond Zigmund. This eclectic mix of guests added to the glamour and excitement of the evening.
This Hamptons wedding extravaganza was the perfect way to close out the summer season. It was a testament to the fact that the Hamptons is not just a summer destination but a year-round hub of luxury and celebration. The wedding of Eric Lemonides and Lee Felty will be remembered for years to come, not only for its star-studded guest list but also for the innovative and unique elements that made it truly special.
As the sun sets on the Hamptons, it’s clear that the party continues long after the summer season. This wedding showcased the opulence and grandeur that the Hamptons is known for but also added a modern twist. The use of drones, flash mobs, and the nostalgic ’80s performances made this wedding a night to remember. The Hamptons continues to be a place where celebrities, socialites, and the elite come together to celebrate life in style.