A Romantic, Rustic Chic Wedding at Brooklyn Winery in Brooklyn, New York

Emma Walton (27 and an actor and manager at Cafe Cluny) and Jesse Shapell (29 and manger at Isa Restaurant) planned a laid-back, rustic chic affair for their early summer wedding in Brooklyn, NY with a color palette of coral, cream, blue-green and gold hues. Wanting the day to have a distinct Brooklyn vibe, Emma and Jesse decided to host the affair at Brooklyn Winery in the heart of Williamsburg. The rustic wooden bar and furnishings, exposed brick, succulent wall garden and a reputation for delicious food and impeccable service provided the ultimate setting for the celebration.

The day kicked off with a short and sweet ceremony in the Atrium, in which the couple exchanged heartfelt vows they’d written themselves and excerpts from Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 116” and Charlotte Bronte’s “Jane Eyre” were read. As an extra special touch, Emma and Jesse asked their close friend Zenith Richards to officiate. Playing up the venue, wine barrels topped topped with lush floral arrangements framed the couple as they said their “I do’s” and lush green garlands were placed along the length of the aisle.

The newlyweds and their guests then enjoyed cocktail hour in the main bar, where they nibbled on fresh seasonal eats and imbibed house-made wines. Arrangements of coral garden roses and vibrant pink peonies filled the room, their vibrancy filling the rustic room with energy, color and life. Dinner took place back in the Atrium, which had been completely transformed with wooden farm tables, charming vintage china and bunches of romantic roses, wildflowers and peonies. “I love peonies because they have such lush texture and warm color,” says Emma. “They embody romance and prosperity and are regarded as an omen of good fortune and a happy marriage!” Taper candles set in antiqued brass candlesticks cast a warm, ambient glow over the intimate space, sending the romantic vibes through the roof.