Ruth & Ed in North Yarmouth, ME

A New York City couple who first met singing a cappella in college transformed a Maine barn into a colorful celebration space filled with sweet DIY details.

Ruth Wang, 25, and Edward Bush, 27, may seem like buttoned-up types (she works for an NYC-based hedge fund; he's an MBA student at Yale), but for their July wedding in North Yarmouth, Maine, the couple embraced the opposite vibe. "Our jobs are our jobs. We wanted to show off who we are and what we're really about," says Ruth.

After briefly flirting with the idea of eloping, they decided on a laid-back celebration in Ed's home state. They exchanged quirky vows (promising to "always put toothpaste on each other's toothbrushes") and hosted a dinner party for 72 guests in a barn decorated with flea market-inspired finds.

"We were introduced as 'the newly married couple, Ruth and Ed," since Ruth kept her name," says Ed Bush. 'We walked out to 'Just the Way You Are,' by Bruno Mars. Everyone was clapping—it was really special."

Photo: Corbin Gurkin