A Whimsical Backyard Garden Wedding in Pittsboro, North Carolina

While planning their fall wedding in Pittsboro, Erin Crawford (29 and a fitness director) and Jessica Fines (33 and a social worker) immediately looked to Jessica's childhood home for their flower-filled nuptials. In fact, the couple spent the year leading up to the wedding landscaping and planting a garden full of flowers that would eventually provide the perfect backdrop for their day. "We love gardening and knew we wanted to incorporate a lot of color," Erin says of their displays of vibrant dahlias, zinnias and gerbera daisies. DIY touches included handmade arrangements and orange table runners, along with a bamboo ceremony arch created by a close friend. "It was truly a labor of love," Erin says.—Juliette Cheatham