Stephanie and Steven in Barkhamsted, CT

The reception buffet, which included barbecued chicken, pulled-pork sandwiches, bacon cheeseburgers and tropical fruit salad catered by the Village at Boulder Ridge, was set up under a covered pavilion strung with multicolored paper lanterns provided by the couple's wedding planner, Melanie Bibbo of Blissful Beginnings. "There was no assigned seating, so once guests filled their plates, they could sit wherever they wanted—at the tables underneath the tent, by the pool, or on the lawn," says Stephanie.

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