An Intimate, Summer Wedding at Bedford Post Inn in Bedford, New York

When it came time to propose to his longtime girlfriend, Jenna, Justin Cavaliere wasn’t prepared to hear the word “no.” “Justin pulled a ring box from his jacket pocket and my first thought was that it wasn’t real, hence my answer,” she says. “After I wiped tears of joy away, I was finally able to say ‘yes!’ ” For their summer nuptials in Bedford, New York, the college sweethearts planned a laid-back affair at the Bedford Post Inn alongside 113 guests. “Justin and I are very relaxed, so a rustic wedding seemed a good fit for our personalities,” Jenna says. Verdant arrangements of peonies, hydrangeas and green orchids were displayed throughout the intimate inn, giving the wood-lined venue a touch of natural elegance. Burlap runners topped wooden farm tables, and DIY details ranged from handmade stationery to kraft-paper dinner menus tied with twine. After the newlyweds swayed to Hunter Hayes’s “Wanted” during their first dance, guests sipped on signature cocktails before taking home birch beer favors from a local soda shop in Jenna's hometown. “Take your time while planning and just have fun,” Jenna says. “The day goes by so fast, so remember to stay in the moment." —Rachel Sylvester