A Simple Outdoor Tented Wedding at The Willowwood Arboretum in Gladstone, New Jersey
Emily Nix (27 and a law student) and Jason Baer (28 and a consultant) met in the same co-ed honor fraternity in college. "We were good friends for a while before we started dating," says Emily. After dating five years, Jason proposed in front of the US Botanic Garden in Washington, DC after a romantic dinner at a nearby restaurant. The pair moved to New York City, where Emily was attending law school and decided to have a rustic wedding surrounded by a beautiful nature-filled setting. The Willowwood Arboretum in Gladstone, New Jersey proved to be the best fit. "We really wanted to have an outdoor wedding and Willowwood was just perfect," Emily says. "It is beautiful and secluded and everywhere you go, you are surrounded by greenery." To accentuate the beautiful scenery, the couple chose a color palette of soft white, cream, peach, light green and pale pink hues. A few DIY details made by Emily's mother pulled the whole look together -- she made linen table runners and even wire baskets for the favors. "I think the overall feel of the wedding really reflected our personalities," says Emily of the day with family and friends. "It was simple and rustic, but also classic and sophisticated."