A Romantic Summer Wedding at Red Maple Vineyard in West Park, New York
Exactly eight years to the day after Jaclyn Celeste (a photographer) and Francesco Quaranta (an accountant) began dating, the Long Island–based couple became Mr. and Mrs. at a vineyard in New York’s Hudson Valley. A picturesque setting was a necessity for the photographer bride, who ultimately booked Red Maple Vineyard for its abundance of natural light. “I fell in love with the venue’s stone foundation,” Jaclyn says of the vineyard’s existing ruins. Fresh peaches and fragrant eucalyptus topped dining tables, along with décor sourced directly from Jaclyn and Francesco’s home. Gerbera daisies added a sentimental note to Jaclyn’s bouquet. “They were the first flower Francesco ever gave me,” she says. At the reception, "the sweetheart table setup provided by the vineyard was one of my favorite details,” Jaclyn says. “The detailing on the chairs was incredible.” Slices of Italian genoise sponge cake filled with ganache and Bavarian cream were dished out for dessert, and guests took home maple syrup made on-site.