An antebellum mansion provides a romantic setting for one couple's elegant, early-spring celebration.

Mike asked Jeanette to marry him in August 2008—seven years, seven months, and seven days after the couple began dating. "He proposed after we had cooked and eaten dinner together at home, just the two of us. It was perfect," Jeanette says.

Jeanette wore a Paloma Blanca gown from Hannelore's Bridal Boutique, while Mike sported a Perry Ellis suit and a green tie.