A Rustic, Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Double Springs, Alabama

Megan Posey (23 and a business manager) and Dean Glass (23 and a salesman) said "I do" at Megan's family lake house, built about 15 years ago on Smith

Megan Posey (23 and a business manager) and Dean Glass (23 and a salesman) said "I do" at Megan's family lake house, built about 15 years ago on Smith Lake in Double Springs, Alabama. "My grandparents built it, and it has served as a place for weddings, reunions, meetings, showers and retreats," Megan says. "There was no doubt in my mind that we would have our wedding there." The day's decor brought out the natural beauty of the land. Wooden ceremony benches made out of tree trunks, plus banquet tables and open-air seating arrangements, carried the rustic and family-style charm of the wedding. Paying respect to Megan's grandfather, who had died when she was 8, was a memory table. His former desk was used to place framed photos and the drawers were filled with cascading blooms and greens. Other homages to family were catering from close family friends, using china from Megan's parents' wedding and the couple's favorite childhood pies for dessert. —Allie Volpe

The couple's invitations were printed on deep blue stock in white ink and featured an abstract pink and white floral border.
Megan's bridal gown was an ivory lace cap-sleeve dress with an illusion neckline from the Something Blue Shoppe in Hartselle, Alabama. She wore her long hair half pulled back in soft waves. "I'm a very simple girl," Megan says. "I don't wear a lot of makeup and like to be comfy more than anything."
Megan's bridesmaid dresses featured blue and white lace detailing and mirrored her gown's style with cap sleeves and an illusion neckline from Modcloth.
Megan's family built benches out of stumps and wooden planks that served as guest seating for the ceremony on the large lawn of the lake house in Double Springs, Alabama.
During the ceremony, a prayer circle was held with the bridal party in front of an arch of greens and small red and white florals.
Banquet-style tables with white tablecloths and wooden seats were arranged for guests during the reception. Navy blue candles and napkins and a garland of greens and roses lined the tables.
Megan's grandfather's desk served as the memory table. Framed images were placed on the desk, while floral arrangements of red, white and green cascaded out of the drawers.
Above the bridal party's reception table was an awning made of wood and chicken wire topped with an arrangement of greens and white and red roses. Strings of bulbs hung from the wire.
Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cider were available for the guests during the reception. Tea spices were packaged in mason jars as favors.
The couple's cake was a naked strawberry cake topped with white roses. "I'm not a fan of a lot of icing, so this was the perfect choice for me," Megan says.
Miniature versions of the couple's favorite childhood pies were served as desserts: chocolate eclair for her and Kentucky Derby Pie for him.