An Elegant Garden-Inspired Wedding at Celebrate at Snug Harbor in Staten Island, New York

Daniela (22 and a research assistant) and Franco Nilo (25 and a financial analyst) were married in an elegant summer garden wedding at Celebrate at Snug Harbor in Staten Island, New York. "The wedding could be described as having a modern garden aesthetic, but with a classic, vintage look offered by the historic venue," Daniela says. The couple chose a neutral palette with hints of vibrant summer colors—lots of blush creams and pinks—and added greens and corals to tie in the summer garden setting. "Franco and I initially wanted something modern, like a minimalist loft or sunny outdoor tent," Daniela says. "Our parents were thinking more along the lines of classic ballroom. Finally, Snug Harbor came along and was the perfect balance of classic vintage and fresh modern that we were all looking for. We loved the hall's high ceilings and plentiful windows. What really sold us was the extensive garden space we were able to enjoy during cocktail hour." Daniela looked soft and summery in a simple sheath-like dress embellished with floral lace, an illusion neckline and a low cowl back, while Franco looked dapper in a slim-fit blue Calvin Klein tuxedo with black satin details. —Meghan Overdeep