An Industrial, Rustic Chic Wedding at Wilson Farm in Lexington, Massachusetts

Brooklyn, New York-based couple Jennifer Wilson (27 and an executive search consultant) and Nick Vigliotti (27 and a CPA, auditor and forensic account

Brooklyn, New York-based couple Jennifer Wilson (27 and an executive search consultant) and Nick Vigliotti (27 and a CPA, auditor and forensic accountant) brought big-city flair to the quaint town of Lexington, Massachusetts, for their wedding. Jennifer’s family farm hosted the event, offering a sentimental and stunning backdrop for the industrial meets rustic-chic affair. The couple exchanged vows in the farm’s greenhouse overlooking acres of lush, colorful fields, and then whisked guests off to Jennifer’s great-aunt’s home, only steps away, for the reception. With the help of Melissa Stewart of Artistry Catering & Events, the pair pulled off a fun-filled evening packed with personality. A subtle travel motif that spoke to Jennifer and Nick’s love of adventure was present throughout the decor, translating into details like luggage-tag escort cards and an over-the-top suitcase wedding cake. Wooden farm tables boasted antique accents, miniature chalkboards and bundles of bright, locally grown dahlias, garden roses and more, plus plenty of shimmery metallic elements and galvanized-metal Tolix chairs that injected an urban edge into the day’s overall rustic style. “The focal point of the tent was a custom-built bar with crates, a barn board and corrugated metal, lit up with marquee lights,” Jennifer says. “It was a place to hang and brought a little bit of our Brooklyn neighborhood to the farm.” The menu highlighted farm-fresh ingredients grown on-site and a playlist featuring some of the couple’s favorite oldies, classic rock and old-school hip-hop jams kept the dance floor packed late into the night. A tip from Jennifer: “Set boundaries with family members, future family members and friends early in the process. Realize that as hard as it is, you cannot please everyone.”

Private Farmhouse Cocktail Hour
Jennifer’s look was all about staying true to her everyday style. A fan of no-frills, tailored dresses, she knew she wanted a form-fitting lace gown. After trying on eight styles at Allegria Bridal in Belmont, Massachusetts, she chose one with a mermaid-style silhouette and a delicate lace illusion neckline that was sophisticated, elegant and subtly sexy.
Though short and sweet, Jennifer and Nick's ceremony included elements that would lend the occasion personal flair, like exchanging vows they’d written themselves and having their officiant share the story of their relationship and how they met. “The ceremony was quick, but we definitely nailed what we were going for,” Jennifer says, “which was short, sweet, funny and emotional, making everyone feel more connected to us.”
Ceremony String Trio
The ceremony took place in the afternoon inside the farm’s expansive greenhouse overlooking the surrounding fields in Lexington, Massachusetts. Bushel crates filled with limelight hydrangeas and white pumpkins greeted guests as they arrived, and galvanized pails overflowing with the farm-fresh blooms lined the aisles. A platform was built in the center of the room, upon which the couple exchanged vows, surrounded by their families and friends, with airy panels of sheer white fabric and bundles of limelight hydrangeas hanging overhead. After the ceremony guests were invited into the field to enjoy a glass of prosecco and johnnycakes with relish made with Wilson’s Farms beautiful beets.
Adventure-seeking souls, every year on their shared birthday—Cinco de Mayo—Jennifer and Nick plan a long weekend away. As a nod to their love of travel, the pair integrated travel-inspired elements into everything from the escort cards to the table names and even the wedding cake. Vintage-style luggage-tag escort cards directed guests to their seats, while the cake was designed to look like a stack of antique suitcases.
Antique Wagon Wheel and Suitcase Display
To go with the different types of tables dotting the Sperry reception tent, Primrose Floral designed two distinct centerpieces and tablescapes for each. The long wooden tables were topped with silver sequined table runners and blue vintage bottles filled with local dahlias, garden roses, astilbes and more. Round tables were covered in crisp white linens and rustic wooden boxes were placed at the center of each, filled to the brim with dahlias, delphiniums, dusty miller and sedum. Modern, soft-square white china and crisp white napkins paired with a forged knotted flatware married the two aesthetics.
Bright Pink Dahlia Bridesmaid Bouquets
Wilson Farm Sperry Tent Reception
Since Jennifer and Nick had a working farm as their venue, it only seemed appropriate to have a farm-to-table theme to inspire the evening's culinary aspects. Artistry Catering & Events used ingredients from Wilson Farm in all the menu’s dishes, from spinach salad starter course to the beef tenderloin with chimichurri, bordelaise sauce and more. Cocktail hour took guests on a trip around the world, with each appetizer representing the couple’s favorite global destinations. “It was important to us to serve the meal family style, since we both love trying multiple dishes when we go out to eat,” Jennifer says.
Travel-Themed Table Names
Wilson Farm surprised Jennifer and Nick with an over-the-top travel-inspired wedding cake. Each tier of the inspired confection had both vanilla and red velvet cake and was designed to look like a suitcase, complete with buckles, handles and stickers that reflected the places the couple had visited together. “The cake was so incredible; it almost looked real,” Jennifer says. In addition to cake, the couple served Kimball Farm ice cream, Jennifer’s favorite.
With the help of Melissa Stewart of Artistry Catering & Events, Jennifer and Nick brought a little big-city flair to the quaint New England farm in Lexington, Massachusetts. The couple chose an industrial, rustic theme, combining sleek metallic elements and shimmery accents with wooden furnishings, antiques and burlap accessories. A palette of bright pink, blue, purple and ivory introduced a layer of softness to the decor, while travel-inspired details added a touch of playfulness and personality.
Vintage Postcard Guest Book
After dinner, the newlyweds headed to the dance floor, where they kicked off the evening’s festivities with a first dance to Elton John’s “Your Song.” For the rest of the night, DJ Max Braun played a mix of oldies, classic rock, old-school hip-hop and Top 40 (handpicked by Jennifer and Nick) that got everyone in the mood to dance.
Wilson Farm Tented Reception