In addition to the larger room, the Brooklyn Winery has an adorable smaller room for very intimate gatherings with a dozen or two dozen guests. Very dimly lit, the room feels cozy, inviting, and warm. It suited N+E perfectly. This pair opted to exchange personal vows, and I’ve never before listened to personal vows with more admiration. Please do not misinterpret: all personal vows are deeply meaningful and amazing and unparalleled. N+E happened to be poets and writers. Not the stuck-up, snobby types. And not the sappy, hallmark card types either. Each put together a narrative that exquistely interwove the personal with abstract thoughts of their relationship. Big words and little words. Big ideas and ephemera. It was a sincere honor to be an officiant for such a loving, sweet couple.