A Rustic Garden Wedding at The Argyle in San Antonio, Texas

Living in small-town Fredericksburg, Texas, Hillary Butt (29 and a store owner and manager) and Thomas Gromus (34 and a director of facilities management) knew each other only in passing before striking up a conversation at their gym in 2013. When it came time to wed three years later, the couple transitioned their traditional church wedding into a whimsical garden party using tufted furniture and lush, green floral arrangements. In search of a "simple" aesthetic, the couple incorporated gray, white and pewter-colored accents into their tented reception, along with draped fabrics, tapered candles and wood furniture. "We decided to celebrate with a reception that went straight into our birthday party," Hillary says of sharing a birthday with her husband. Instead of a grand exit, the couple chose to close down the dance floor with guests while ringing in the start of their birthdays. "We didn't want the party to end!" Tom says.  —Caroline Eubanks