In 2014, Quinn Jackson and Dexter Zimet meet at a Disclosure concert in Central Park. However, their first date happened three years later and included a show at the park with George Sunday dinner at Russian samovar. Still, the future couple did leave a foreshadowing (and fun) souvenir of their first night at the park. “We put a picture of me on Dexter’s shoulder,” Quinn recalls with a laugh.
Dexter later proposed in the summer of 2022*) while walking on Clyde Beach in Southampton. After a private moment (though they weren’t as alone as they thought, since “my best friend hid in the dunes for a photo, it was fun and special,” Quinn said), the pair returned to their home near Quinn, Blue Haven. Their families were all there waiting to surprise them with a picnic lunch.
Turns out, actor Quinn and Dexter, president of the highly anticipated Manhattan restaurant Coqodaq, wanted to get married in Napa Valley. However, all roads lead all the way to Blue Harbor. “We visited the properties there, but it all led us back to my house — where all the festivities have been held over the years,” Quinn said. “Once we made that decision, the rest seemed to fall into place.” However, one thing they took away from California? Bash Please, their wedding planner. “Bash Please was able to plan a perfect weekend for us in the Hamptons, and their aesthetic and vibe still fit,” she says.
They got married that weekend in July, 2022 – the hottest one of that summer. On Friday night, Quinn and Dexter had a rehearsal dinner on the beach where they got engaged. The bride wore a dress and shoes by Simone Rocha, designed by her mother. “My mom was instrumental in what I wore, as always. She definitely got the final say,” Quinn said.
The next day, she walked down the aisle lined with hydrangeas Headed to cello and guitar to play Van Morrison’s “Sweet Thing” while all their friends and family looked on. Quinn’s godmother, Vera Wang, custom-made the dress for her, featuring lace gloves, a veil, and a bold train. “Going to her to shop for my clothes has always been a dream of mine and Vera and her amazing team have been so generous in making it a reality,” she said. “I love so many dresses, but I didn’t know until I finally tried on the dress. Everything else was just trusting the process.” Quinn’s sister-in-law officiated , the couple wrote their vows.