An Intimate, Garden-Party-Themed Wedding at Kentford Farms in Stonginton, Connecticut

Kymberly Cortigiano (30 and a photographer) always knew that she wanted to tie the knot at her uncles' flower farm in Stonington, Connecticut. So when Antonio Cerbone (30 and a restaurateur) popped the question on one of their passeggiate (Italian for "strolls") through Boston Common, she knew exactly where to turn. “My family gathers there for all the holidays,” Kymberly says, “and it has always been such a special treat for our family to meander around the grounds together.” Gathering inspiration from the bright colors of India, Antonio’s Italian heritage and antique china, the couple planned a fun, rustic chic affair with lots of personality and a touch of garden party flair. Kymberly put her uncles’ expertise and impeccable taste to good use, giving them complete control over all the floral arrangements, and they didn't disappoint. While the property was stunning on its own, the addition of baby’s breath along the aisles, a striking pink floral wedding arch and centerpieces showcasing bright seasonal blooms brought the intimate garden setting to life. “The simplicity was refreshing and everything felt really natural,” Kymberly says. For the rest of the decor, Kymberly and her mother scoured Boston's and Connecticut's many top-notch antique markets for plates and linens that fit the wedding’s garden-party theme. “Buying the china and cloth napkins ended up costing just as much as the lowest rental quote we were given for those two items,” Kymberly says. The food was another of the wedding’s standout details, with the couple serving everything from a homemade burrata with grilled peaches and Thai basil to oysters and grass-fed steak over heirloom tomatoes, Gorgonzola dulce and red onions. After indulging in homemade Italian cookies and almond cake, guests shook it on the dance floor until Kymberly and Antonio whisked everyone off to Foxwoods Hotel and Casino for an after-party. A tip from Kymberly: “My advice is to enjoy the process of planning and don't let it stress you out. Enjoy each other’s company, and practice making patient decisions as a team. Be willing to compromise and give up a bit of your vision to make sure your husband gets what he wants too, so that you both have fond memories of wedding planning.”