Mansell Ambrose married her longtime beau, Henry Beveridge, on Saturday afternoon at 4:30 in the gardens of Villa des Amis in Bridgehampton, owned by Larry and Jody Carlson, who are Ambrose family friends. The bride’s uncle, Robert Miller, officiated.
The couple met in 2016 as students at Sewanee, a university in Tennessee. After a few years long distance, during which time Ms. Ambrose worked at Teach for America in Oakland, Calif., the couple settled in Nashville, where she received her master’s degree in education from Vanderbilt University. They continue to live there, now accompanied by their dog, Rafi.
The bride is a daughter of Jessica Ambrose, a radio host on WLNG, and Colin Ambrose, the chef and owner of Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor, where the rehearsal dinner was held on Friday. The restaurant was also the couple’s first stop after their engagement at Egypt Beach in East Hampton on Sept. 23, 2022.
The groom’s parents, Dr. Nancy Beveridge, a pediatrician, and Mark Beveridge, a judge and lawyer, live in Nashville.
The bride spent most of her childhood in East Hampton and a sense of community and hospitality permeated their wedding weekend. After a torrential downpour on Friday night, they were prepared for the mud on Saturday — the bride and all her bridesmaids walked down the aisle in rainboots, smiling ear to ear.
The bride wore a dress designed by Sareh Nouri and was attended by her sisters, Lyman Ambrose and Whittier Ambrose of New York City. The groom’s best men were his brother, Stockton Beveridge of Nashville, and his father.
A friend or acquaintance of the Ambrose family contributed to seemingly every aspect of the wedding. The flowers were grown in Estia’s restaurant gardens and designed by Crystal Carneiro, a florist; the food was prepared by Alex Cheblal, a chef who made a locally sourced meal using Iacono Farm chicken. A delicate coconut cake was designed by Jerri’s Cakery and Confections.
The couple will travel to Vancouver Island for their honeymoon before returning to Nashville, where she is a board-certified behavior analyst, and he is co-owner and manager of Streetcar Taps and Garden, a gastropub and beer garden.