An Airy, Nautical Wedding at Seaford Yacht Club in Yorktown, Virginia

Ashley Paynter (24 and a retail manager) and Paul Lubno (27 and a mechanical technician) met through Ashley's best friend, who happens to be Paul's cousin. Paul had seen a picture of Ashley on Facebook and subsequently begged his cousin to introduce them. Ashley and Paul dated for five years until Paul proposed to Ashley by the Fountains of Bellagio during a trip to Las Vegas. Since the couple loves the water and enjoys vacationing in Nags Head, they decided to have a nautical themed wedding at Seaford Yacht Club in Yorktown, Virginia. Instead of the typical navy and white nautical wedding colors, they chose a palette of mint, coral and white. The decor at the breathtaking waterside wedding was primarily DIY. "I did the flower arrangements myself and ordered the flowers from Sam's Club, and my dad made my bouquet, which is something I'll always cherish," says Ashley. The arbor under which Ashley and Paul had their unity sand ceremony was crafted by Paul, as was the boat on which cocktail hour drinks were served. Long dining tables at the indoor reception featured black lanterns with candles and flower arrangements in mason jars on mint and burlap table runners. The love and hard work of family and friends that went into this event paid off on Ashley and Paul's beautiful wedding day.