Contemporary Garden Wedding at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts

rn College sweethearts Jennifer Curley (27 and a science teacher) and Matthew Reedich (28 and a software engineer) are avid nature lovers who enjoy hiking and traveling. After Matt proposed to Jenn on a hiking trip surrounded by the beautiful trees and nature, it was only fitting that they chose to marry at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, Massachusetts. Not wanting to overpower their naturally beautiful setting, they stuck to a neutral palette with accents of purple and sage green for their upscale garden party wedding. The day began with a secular outdoor ceremony on the venue grounds. "Being outside was very important to us. Neither of us is very religious, so we settled on the Secret Garden area at Tower Hill Botanic Garden," Jennifer says. "Where we got married was so beautiful, we didn't have to add any decorations. We didn't include any traditions, and instead had a personalized ceremony conducted by my brother-in-law." The party moved indoors to the Orangerie, where guests sat at farm-style tables topped with low green and white floral arrangements accented with assorted votives. It's no surprise that the floral arrangements were Jenn's favorite part of the wedding. She carried a textured bunch of succulents, grasses and fluffy white blooms, while the men wore modern fiddlehead fern boutonnieres on their lapels. At the end of the night, the couple's one-of-a-kind stained-glass-style cake nearly stole the show. Advice from Jennifer: "Choose your vendors carefully. We were able to relax during the wedding-planning process and leave some of the details to our vendors and wedding planner because they were truly professionals with great judgment." —Meghan Overdeep