A Refined Fall Wedding at the North Carolina State University Club in Raleigh, NC

Elizabeth Bowers (24 and a chemical engineer) and Amir Lyall (25 and a chemical engineer) became great friends in high school but didn't start dating until they were both students at North Carolina State University. After five years together, Amir proposed to Elizabeth with a custom engagement ring in a secluded rose garden. In honor of their alma mater, the couple planned an intimate garden ceremony at the JC Raulton Arboretum followed by an understated reception at the North Carolina State University Club. "We loved the idea of having an outdoor garden wedding in a public park that we can visit anytime," says Elizabeth. "We look forward to visiting the place we said our vows for years to come!" A timeless navy, white and green color palette complemented their understated rose and hydrangea decor. "I wanted to use colors that would be easy to incorporate throughout the flowers since I knew I would be doing them myself," says Elizabeth. With the help of her mom, they made all of the soft hydrangea bouquets the morning of the wedding while her dad arranged the understated centerpieces.