Emily and David in Hubbard Lake, MI

Long tables were set with buttercup yellow linens and white eyelet runners. Emily and David had one rule for the reception—they wanted nothing “stuffy or formal,” she says—so dinner was an Italian buffet with the couple's favorite dishes. There was nary a place card in sight—guests could choose to sit where they liked, either on the inn's wraparound porch or in the dining room.