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An Eclectic Wedding at Miller Nurseries in Canandaigua, New York

Lauren Sands (27 and a law student) said if her future husband did an over-the-top proposal, she would know he wasn't the one—and James Ryan III (27 a

Lauren Sands (27 and a law student) said if her future husband did an over-the-top proposal, she would know he wasn't the one—and James Ryan III (27 and a CFO consultant) listened, proposing during an intimate ski trip. The pair then enlisted Simply Beautiful Events to help achieve their vision of an equally personal affair that reflected their mutual love of art. "Miller Nurseries on Canandaigua Lake is a special place to both of us and has wooded trails that open into a stunning clearing overlooking the lake," Lauren says. "I'd always dreamed of getting married there, and knew I'd need help with all the logistics with only seven months to plan!" From Lauren's overflowing wildflower bouquet to the tented reception complete with an organic floral installation, an enchanted, whimsical tone was carried throughout the day. A green, burgundy and ivory color palette warmed the celebration, and 1,000 hanging candles created an ethereal glow. "It was like gazing at the beautiful starry night," Lauren says.

A formal gold script contrasted with playful plum typography to create an unexpected yet formal stationery suite.
Lauren made a colorful statement with a pair of fuchsia, Swarovski-encrusted Rene Caovilla sling backs.
Sapphire Engagement Ring with Halo
Clusters of roses, dahlias, stephanotis and hanging amaranthus created an overflowing burgundy bridal arrangement. "I wanted my flowers to be wild-looking and romantic instead of a round, perfect bouquet," Lauren says. "It turned out gorgeous—but it was heavy!"
Wedding Dog with Green Garland
Each of Lauren's bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in various shades of ivory and blush. Fur wraps were added for a luxe detail that was perfectly whimsical.
The couple married beneath a lush arbor dripped with vines and hops.
Elegant Wood Seating Chart
Fall-Themed Centerpiece with Roses and Amaranthus
Burgundy Amaranthus and Fruit Centerpiece
A green, burgundy and ivory color palette warmed the celebration, and 1,000 hanging candles created an ethereal glow. "It was like gazing at the beautiful starry night," Lauren says.
A thousand candles hung from the ceiling and decorated the tented reception along with lush trees, exposed wood tables and whimsical floral centerpieces with feather accents.
Ivory Lace Table Linen
A custom balcony was built off the tent and decorated with vintage furniture for additional seating. "As guests stepped out onto the terrace overlooking the lake with fall foliage, they sipped prosecco from my family's vineyards in Tuscany," Lauren says.
Burgundy Centerpiece with Dahlias and Artichoke
A big foodie, Lauren is usually disappointed by traditional wedding cake. As an alternative, the couple opted for stacked cheese wheels, homemade candy bars and doughnuts.
Fall-Themed Centerpiece with Artichoke and Fruit
Salmon Appetizers
Classic Bridal Style with Flower Crown