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 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.