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.

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. The whole thing went off without a hitch, due in part to the cooperative weather. "I was obsessed with my Weather Channel app the week before, recalls Ed. "I took screen shots every few hours and tracked the forecast's evolution from 100 percent chance of rain to 100 percent chance of sunshine." Adds Ruth, "Our wedding came out exactly as we had imagined, and it felt like a miracle." Photo: Corbin Gurkin

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