A Sunflower Wedding at Harding Farm in Clinton, New York

College sweethearts Reagan Sayles (29 and a physical therapist) and Dan Carroll (29 and a law student) exchanged vows in front of 120 guests in Clinto

College sweethearts Reagan Sayles (29 and a physical therapist) and Dan Carroll (29 and a law student) exchanged vows in front of 120 guests in Clinton, New York. The couple first met at Hamilton College on the bride’s twenty-first birthday and began dating a year later after running into each other again at a party. After dating for several years, Dan surprised Reagan by proposing with an heirloom ring at one of their favorite spots in Washington, D.C. The couple decided to return to their alma mater where they first met for their special day and chose The Chapel at Hamilton College as their ceremony venue followed by an outdoor tented reception at the nearby Harding Farm. They chose a palette of navy blue and sunflowers, the bride’s favorite flower, for their wedding look. “I'd say it incorporated some rustic elements and then just lots of little details to really feel like ‘us,’ she says. Following the ceremony, guests attended a cocktail hour with appetizers like crab cakes and bacon pineapple shrimp skewers. A dinner of sea bass, filet and mushroom risotto followed at the reception. Dan and Reagan made sure to incorporate many personal touches into the celebration, including being married by a friend of the groom and spending many hours before the wedding picking out the perfect playlist. “We heard from family and friends that the whole day really reflected us together as a couple,” they say.

Simple Wedding Invitation with Heart
Heirloom Diamond Ring
Strapless Marisa Bridals Wedding Dress
The bride honored her love of dance, which she studied throughout college and graduate school, with "pointe shoes" style footwear from Chloe.
Reagan donned a simple yet elegant floor-length strapless gown by Marisa Bridals with a sweetheart neckline. She purchased the dress at Julie Allen Bridal in Newtown, Connecticut.
Reagan's bridesmaids wore navy dresses from J.Crew in various styles and carried sunflower bouquets.
The bride honored her late father by using one of his old ties as a bouquet wrap.
Dan and his groomsmen wore custom suits from Knot Standard with ties from Vineyard Vines. "The groom's tie depicted hearts, while the groomsmen wore ties with margaritas as I am known among our friends for making the best margaritas!" says the bride.
DIY Wooden Directional Sign
Navy and White Wedding Programs
Sunflower Aisle Markers
The Chapel at Hamilton College Ceremony
The bouquets and boutonnieres for the wedding were professionally arranged, but the rest of the flowers were completed by the bride with the help of friends and family members. "It was a fun afternoon spending time together on the farm before the big day," she says.
"Instead of having traditional escort cards, the guest were directed to hanging pictures on a fence at the farm where they were instructed to 'Find your photo to find your table," says the couple. "There was a mix of old and newer pictures of each guest with either the bride, groom, or both."
Open Tent Reception with Navy Linens
Outdoor Tented Reception
Dan and Reagan decided to against a traditional wedding cake, instead serving a variety of pies including apple, strawberry rhubarb, peach blueberry and summerfruit.
Dan and Reagan had their first dance as husband and wife to "Do It to Me" by Lionel Richie. A DJ kept the dance floor packed the whole night.
Harding Farm in Clinton, New York