Stephanie wore a silk-shantung gown with a blue sash from the in-house line at Vows, a bridal outlet in Newton, MA. "I wanted something simple and light with a classic line, and that wouldn't weigh me down since we were having an outdoor wedding," says the bride. Steven wore a casual tan suit from J. Crew.
Stephanie and Steven in Barkhamsted, CT
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.