Brindiamo alla vita, all'amore, alla felicità!
It was May 22nd, 2016, when we drove to Brooklyn to meet Dahlia and her future husband at their adorable apartment in Williamsburg. The weather was more than cooperative on this supposed summer day. With a cool breeze and a setting sun, we left their humble home and beloved fur child to head towards the city, specifically Little Italy and the prized restaurant, Emporio.
Emporio, already filling with the sounds of laughter and cheering glasses, almost as sensational as the fresh smells wafting from the kitchen and brick oven, was a welcoming sight comprised of warm light, cold cocktails and soft sunlight dancing through the skylights to the tables below. Friends and family gathered and Dahlia and Jeff made their grand entrance, jumping quickly into a ceremony setting in front of their loved ones. Words were exchanged, and the crowd that had formed out of love and dedication applauded their consent with a giant cheer and a raised glass. Food was served in the same style as the event itself: family style. Sharing plates, stories, and precious moments before the chairs were pushed aside and the dance floor exposed for it's true purpose. The music began and the wedding of Dahlia Warner and Jeff Bartenbach closed with as much energy as it opened with.
We toast to life, to love, to happiness!