An Art-Deco-Inspired Winter Wedding at the Stone Terrace by John Henry's in Hamilton, New Jersey

The trick to pulling off a February wedding in the Northeast is to accept the possibility that it might snow. Francesca Garzio (27 and a special-educa

The trick to pulling off a February wedding in the Northeast is to accept the possibility that it might snow. Francesca Garzio (27 and a special-education teacher) and Michael Carney (29 and an ironworker), however, actually hoped for it. Despite losing Francesca's father shortly before the wedding, the couple went ahead with their art-deco-infused affair at the Stone Terrace by John Henry's. "It was a very emotional time, but we made the decision to have the wedding as scheduled," she says. "My dad would have wanted us all to have a great time at the wedding that he helped plan." So celebrate they did! Francesca's vintage Claire Pettibone wedding dress inspired the day's Gatsby-esque aesthetic, which they brought to life with a wintery palette of white and silver, plenty of candlelight and glam crystal touches. After the ceremony, the couple and their wedding party donned boots and furs and headed outside for snowy photos with their photographer, Jordan Brian Photography. "I kept saying how much I wanted it to snow on our wedding day, and boy, did we get it," Francesca says. "Three weeks before the wedding, I lost my dad quite suddenly. He knew how much I wanted snow, and I truly felt like he was letting me know he would never miss my big day."

Francesca's vintage wedding dress inspired the day's art-deco theme. Black-and-white invitations with a "Great Gatsby" vibe set the tone.
Francesca wore a velvet and lace mermaid wedding dress with jeweled floral embellishments and a deep cowl neckline by Claire Pettibone. "My look really fell into place once I found my dress. It was a look that I never thought I'd go for, but when I put that dress on I fell in love," she says.
Ivory lace bridal bootees matched Francesca's vintage-glam bridal style.
Vintage Crystal-Embellished Bridal Headpiece
Francesca and her bridesmaids wore mismatched fur wraps to keep them warm outside in the freezing temperatures.
The bridesmaids held small bouquets of white anemones and dusty miller.
Black-and-White Art-Deco Program
St. Gregory the Great Catholic Wedding Ceremony
White Fur Coat Winter Bridal Accessory
Francesca and Mike changed into snow boots for post-ceremony photos outside.
The reception tables were topped with arrangements of white-painted branches dripping with strands of crystals.
Guests placed their cards in a vintage birdcage topped with a bunch of white flowers.
Square-Tiered Wedding Cake With Crystal Border
"Instead of doing a slow dance, our first dance was a fun dance," Francesca says. "We danced to 'Ho Hey' by the Lumineers and it got everyone off to a great start. I thought that reflected us the most."