An Elegant, Natural Wedding at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester, Michigan

“We prefer simple, fresh aesthetics,” Aja Jovanovski (27 and a pediatrician) says of her and Jesse Bean’s (28 and works at Google) decision to stick to clean lines, classic florals and muted tones of ivory and green.

Aja wore an A-line ball gown, ditching a traditional veil for flowers in her hair.

Aja and Jesse honored their respective religions by exchanging vows in a Jewish meets Serbian Orthodox ceremony. “Neither of us planned to convert to the other’s religion, so it was our goal to find officiants willing to marry us outside of a temple or church,” Aja says. “We were lucky to find two incredible officiants who modified their traditional roles to create a ceremony that represented us perfectly.”

“We got married the day before Mother’s Day, so flower prices were through the roof,” Aja says. Luckily, she had already decided on a fresh look with lots of greenery rather than large, colorful blooms.