Congrats are in order for Jerry Ferrara and Breanne Racano! On June 30, 2017, the Entourage star (you know him as Turtle!) and his beautiful bride invited 160 guests to Canton, Ohio, for a romantic ceremony and reception at Gervasi Vineyard, a Tuscan-inspired property near the bride's hometown. "This day was all about close friends and family—bringing people together from Los Angeles, New York, and Ohio—and celebrating in an intimate setting," she says. With their vineyard venue booked and intimate guest list set, the couple turned to the Cleveland-based wedding planners at A Charming Fete to design their big day, which was filled with romantic flowers in burgundy and blush tones.
Keep reading to see more of Jerry Ferrara and Breanne Racano's beautiful vineyard wedding, as captured by photographer Lauren Gabrielle. Seriously, just wait until you see Breanne's custom Austin Scarlett gown!
For her wedding dress, the bride tapped Austin Scarlett to create a classic, graceful gown. The custom couture design featured an A-line silhouette, a plunging neckline, and a long train. She accessorized with a cathedral-length lace-lined veil by Monique Lhuillier to complete her romantic bridal look.
Breanne's sister served as her maid of honor and looked stunning in a blush Grecian-style gown.
The bridal bouquet (of large red peonies, pink roses, and greenery) set the scene for the event's beautiful flowers, which were all in various tones of pink and red.
The groom's niece looked adorable in her blush dress (with rosettes on the skirt!) from Dollcake.
Breanne and Jerry sent their guests formal invitations that featured calligraphed gray script and textured edges.
Breanne worked with the planners at A Charming Fete to create the ceremony and reception design, while Jerry focused on the night's menu and entertainment. They ceremony space was filled with elegant blush draping, a flower-lined aisle, and unique white-backed chairs. "The ceremony was absolutely stunning and felt magical," says the bride. "The open-air structure felt like we were in Tuscany!"
And while the ceremony decor was important, Breanne's main priority was the ceremony itself: "I wanted the ceremony to be heartfelt, meaningful, and perfect, and it was just that," she says.
The bride walked down the aisle to Pachelbel's "Canon in D" on the arm of her father to meet Jerry (who wore custom Ermenegildo Zegna Made to Measure) at the altar, which was covered in hanging vines, drapery, and more flowers. Breanne and Jerry exchanged traditional vows but personalized the ceremony with stories of how they fell in love. At the end of the ceremony, the newlyweds exited to one of their favorite songs, Joe Cocker's "With a Little Help From My Friends."
All 160 guests—including Entourage stars Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Connolly, and Kevin Dillon—found their seating assignments on vintage arabesque tiles, which doubled as favors and escort cards.
The reception scene, which featured views of the vineyard, looked as romantic as the ceremony itself. The open-air space was filled with tables set with soft-blush linens, taper candles, and flower arrangements in mixed metal vessels.
The night's menu was all Italian, from the Tuscan beef short ribs to the Sicilian wines and pasta course. The couple, of course, also showcased wines from their winery venue.
In addition to a lavish desert spread (that featured cannoli for the couple's Italian heritage!), Breanne and Jerry served a five-tiered cake with alternating layers of chocolate and peanut butter and vanilla and raspberry flavors.
After dinner and loads of mini desserts, Breanna and Jerry took to the dance floor for their first dance, to Haley Reinhart's cover of "Can't Help Falling in Love With You." A DJ kept everyone on the dance floor until the end of the night, when burgers from Swenson's, the bride's hometown favorite, were delivered for a late-night snack.
So what advice does Breanne have for brides-to-be? "Take in as much as you can because it goes by as fast as everyone says it does," she says.
Venue & Catering: Gervasi Vineyard
Wedding Planning & Design: A Charming Fete
Bride's Dress: Austin Scarlett
Bride's Veil: Monique Lhuillier
Groom's Attire: Ermenegildo Zegna
Officiant: Brian Diehl
Hair: Joleane Coe for Beauty Therapy
Makeup: Danielle Piersons
Flower Girl's Dress: Dollcake
Wedding Bands: XIV Karats
Floral Design: Lynch Design
Invitations & Paper Products: Butler's Pantry Calligraphy
Escort-Card Calligraphy: B & T Calligraphy
Ceremony Music: Celestial Strings
Reception Music: London Bridges
Cake & Desserts: Luna Bakery
Rentals: BBJ Linen, La Tavola Linen, Event Source
Videography: Nevaeh Films
Photography: Lauren Gabrielle