The lush woodlands of Mount Desert Island, Maine, provided the backdrop for one couple's joyous celebration among family and friends

Rick and Josh's first dance? "Mama" Cass Elliot's "Make Your Own Kind of Music," performed by the band Retrospecticus. "The lyrics reflect our journey to our wedding day," says Josh. Soon the rest of the guests joined in—four generations of family and friends rocking out to everything from funk ("Rick is all about the horns—he's a former trumpet player," says Josh) to Lady Gaga.

But perhaps the most poignant moment came at the end of the evening, when a spectacular fireworks show lit up the harbor. "Boaters sounded their horns, Josh and I hugged, everyone looked up at the sky and embraced their loved ones," says Rick. "It was a fitting reminder to hold on tight, keep it simple, and never lose your sense of awe."