A Romantic Garden Wedding at Greenacres Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio

When Krista Schmitt (27 and works in advertising) and Buddy Hughes (29 and works in finance) decided on Greenacres Arts Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, for their wedding, inspiration for the rest of the day's details seemed to follow easily. "Since Greenacres is known for its beautiful gardens and natural landscapes, we went with a romantic garden party theme with personalized touches sprinkled throughout," Krista says. They chose a soft pastel palette to complement the natural surroundings and added pops of color in the flower arrangements and bouquets. The floral arrangements, which included handpicked wild flowers and cascading greenery, captured the organic beauty of the surroundings. To bring the garden-party theme inside the reception tent, the couple placed candles, lush greenery, overflowing baby's breath and colorful handpicked flowers at all the tables. They also softened the tent ceiling with sheer white drapes and hung string lights to create a whimsical atmosphere, while simple white linens allowed the stunning flower arrangements to be the primary focal point of the decor. Advice from Krista: "Don't be afraid to wander outside the lines and do something silly or unconventional. It's your day and your celebration, and you want to make it one to remember." —Meghan Overdeep