"We wanted to bring the whole laid-back atmosphere of a Caribbean island to Connecticut," says the bride. "Elegant but not stuffy." Accordingly, the couple chose an outdoor day camp as their venue—complete with a swimming pool, rock-climbing wall and mini-golf course—and added fun elements like a candy bar and classic barbecue food for a unique August wedding their guests wouldn't soon forget.

A couple's honeymoon to Aruba inspires their tropical-theme wedding

"We wanted to bring the whole laid-back atmosphere of a Caribbean island to Connecticut," says the bride. "Elegant but not stuffy." Accordingly, the couple chose an outdoor day camp as their venue—complete with a swimming pool, rock-climbing wall and mini-golf course—and added fun elements like a candy bar and classic barbecue food for a unique August wedding their guests wouldn't soon forget.

"I wanted to keep the colors minimal," says Stephanie of her tropical flower bouquet by Sharon Elizabeth's Floral Designs in Berlin. "It was prettier than I could have imagined." Steven wore a starfish boutonniere that Stephanie made herself with materials from Michaels.

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