A Romantic Wedding at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville, Tennessee

It took only a week after Bonnie Mertz (26 and a nurse) shared a patient with Jason Rogers (33 and an orthopedic surgeon) for the pair to start dating. After a courtship and an eight-month engagement, the couple married on a hot August day in Nashville, Tennessee. A beautiful venue—Cheekwood Estate, a historic home and botanical garden dating to the 1930s—combined with a romantic, lush aesthetic featuring hues of peach, bright green, gold and ivory. The Christian ceremony in the drawing room of the mansion was followed by a Southern-inspired meal in the loggia, which was set with long tables lined with gold chiavari chairs and adorned with lush, organic arrangements of eucalyptus garlands and garden roses. The newlyweds joined their 150 guests for dancing under a white tent on the main lawn, then rolled off in a 1959 Bentley for a glamorous, one-of-a-kind exit. —Michelle Thomas