Megan & Cary in New Canaan, CT\\nA Chicago couple returns to the bride's hometown to host a classic wedding—with modern florals and dance music.\\nMegan and Cary met at Northwestern University in 2002 but didn't start dating until 2007\\\\. The couple married at the Waveny House, a historic mansion and public park in New Canaan, where the bride grew up. \\"When we decided to marry in Connecticut and not Chicago, Waveny was the only venue we considered,\\" says Megan, who wore a gown by La Sposa. Cary wore a J.Crew suit.\\nThe bride accessorized with a headband by Jennifer Behr.\\nBouquet of orchids, succulents, and ranunculuses.\\nThe ceremony was held in the walled garden at Waveny House.\\nThe ceremony included a reading of an excerpt from *Goodridge v. Department of Public Health* by Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall, performed by the groom's friend. \\"We wanted to acknowledge that not everyone has the legal right to marry yet, and call out that Connecticut recognizes that right,\\" says Megan.\\nThe programs were made by the bride using materials from Paper Source.\\nIn order to enjoy the cocktail hour held on the property's terrace, the couple took their portraits before the ceremony. \\"We wanted the day to feel relaxed and be able to really spend time with our guests,\\" says Megan.\\nThe reception was held inside the mansion, where tables displayed centerpieces of dusty miller, daffodils, hydrangeas, craspedia, succulents, fiddleheads, and ranunculuses. All floral design was by Fleur de Lys.\\nDinner, provided by Fitzgerald's Fine Catering, included a choice of herbed chicken breast or beef tenderloin. For dessert, guests enjoyed slices of black velvet wedding cake with cannoli filling by DiMare Pastry Shop. \\"Cannoli are my favorite dessert,\\" says Megan.\\nShe and Cary danced to \\"Here, There, and Everywhere\\" by Paul McCartney for their first dance. Later, guests worked up a sweat on the dance floor as DJ Gabriela Jeffery from A Starry Night dance music.\\nThe father-daughter dance to \\"You Are My Sunshine\\" by Johnny Cash was a particularly special moment. \\"It was the song my mom sang to me when I was little,\\" Megan says. \\"I could see her getting teary-eyed during the dance, so as soon as it was over, I gave her a hug.\\"