A couple of high school sweethearts—who have stuck it out for 13 years—host an elegant, sophisticated affair with a nautical theme, inspired by their families' weddings past.

High school sweethearts Nicole and Brian stuck it out "through college, study abroad and jobs in different cities" for nearly thirteen years until "we happily made it to the altar," the bride explains. Their altar-bound trek started on a chilly October afternoon as they picked apples from an orchard. "Brian surprised me when, instead of pulling an apple from a tree, he held out a diamond ring and got down on bended knee," Nicole says. Photo: Laura Leigh Photo