Food Network star Anne Burrell tied the knot with Stuart Claxton this past weekend in her hometown of Cazenovia, New York. Her lovely wedding was at the Windridge Estates Redbarn 20, and it was full of her best friends, including fellow celebrity chef Rachael Ray.
Anne Burrell's Wedding
This was Ray's debut as a bridesmaid, and she couldn't have found a more iconic wedding to start with. Burrell chose custom-made orange "classic fifties-style party dresses" for the bridesmaids, adding a charming vintage twist to the ceremony.
The bride went all out with her upstate New York wedding, riding a horse and carriage down the aisle. As she told PEOPLE, "I don't care about the cheese factor. Every time I mention the horse and carriage Stuart laughs a little bit, and I'm like, 'Alright, whatever. It's my moment and I mean to have it.' "
Claxton's best man was his 16-year-old son, Javier, from a previous marriage. Burrell was engaged previously to chef Koren Grieveson, but this is her first marriage. Her wedding dress was made by Carolina Herrera, who she loves because "she knows how to dress real women."
Claxton, who works at Univision in ad sales marketing, wore a classic black tuxedo by Ralph Lauren and orange Nike high-tops to add some lighthearted fun to the he and Anne Burrell's wedding. He and Burrell met on the dating app Bumble back in 2018, and got engaged during the pandemic. The wedding guests included Alex Guarnaschelli, Marc Murphy, Jeff Mauro, and Jenni "J Woww" Farley.
With the help of caters, Burrell chose an amazing menu that celebrates autumnal flavors, including short ribs, butternut squash ravioli and caviar. Her wedding cake, made by Cake Boss's Buddy Valastro, was also autumn-themed. This fall-themed cake was a zucchini cake for one flavor, and another flavor of olive oil, lemon and rosemary.
Anne Burrell's Beloved Bridesmaid
The Worst Cooks in America star was over the moon to have her best friends by her side, saying on instagram "My beautiful bridesmaids!! "I feel so grateful to have such an AMAZING group of smart, strong, funny and just AMAZING people around me. I am truly a lucky girl !!!"
The newlywed was overwhelmed with how much support she felt from her friends, exclaiming "we feel so much love and support from everyone who's coming."
Chef Anne Burrell and Rachael Ray have been friends for a long time, working together on the Food Network and proclaiming their affection for each other on social media. When Rachael Ray announced that she was okay after her devastating house fire, Anne Burrell remarked "I am going to bed tonight very thankful that my wonderful friends are safe and healthy. I take stock in that. I love you."
In 2016, Burrell shared an adorable pic of the two, overjoyed when Rachael Ray made her favorite dish for her birthday.