An Elegant Spring Wedding at Bill Miller's Castle in Branford, Connecticut

Heather Milligan (34 and a biotech operations manager) and Christopher Day (43 and an insurance executive) had a classic wedding at Bill Miller's Castle in Branford, Connecticut. "The site is beautifully decorated with amazing nooks and separate rooms with small seating areas, where guests can have conversations away from the noise of the reception," Heather says. Their spring soiree was captured by Jeanine Rose Photography. "We wanted soft colors that were very natural and reminiscent of spring," Heather says. They chose a color palette with ivory, sea blue and sage. Heather and Chris were married in a simple outdoor ceremony under a wedding arch wreathed in greens and blue flowers. Their floral design was provided by Gabriele's Hand Designs. "I wanted the flowers to look as if I'd wandered through a field of wildflowers before the wedding and gathered the blooms that were available," Heather says. The reception, which took place indoors at the castle, was decorated with large urns filled with roses, peonies, grape hyacinths and hydrangeas. Decor also included gold candelabras around the hall, which cast a romantic glow on the festivities. Heather says it's important to clearly articulate what you want to your vendors: "Vendors are willing to work with you. Don't be afraid to assert your ideas so that you can have the wedding you've always dreamed of."