Lisa Bartlett always dreamed of a wedding "out in the fresh air." So choosing to marry fiancé Brett Mitchell on his aunt and uncle's 1,000-acre Sherman, CT, property was, well, natural. "It's the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding," says Lisa of the woodsy paradise, which boasts a lake, forest, waterfall and several ponds—not to mention a rich family history. Brett visited the estate throughout his childhood, and 25 years before his wedding, his aunt and uncle tied the knot there, too. For the NYC couple, marrying at such a special place was also a celebration of their strong sense of family.

Natural beauty brings one couple together on their big day

Lisa Bartlett always dreamed of a wedding "out in the fresh air." So choosing to marry fiancé Brett Mitchell on his aunt and uncle's 1,000-acre Sherman, CT, property was, well, natural. "It's the perfect spot for an outdoor wedding," says Lisa of the woodsy paradise, which boasts a lake, forest, waterfall and several ponds—not to mention a rich family history. Brett visited the estate throughout his childhood, and 25 years before his wedding, his aunt and uncle tied the knot there, too. For the NYC couple, marrying at such a special place was also a celebration of their strong sense of family.

"There's something so clean and fresh about the fall," says the bride, noting the cool temperature and the changing hues of the foliage. "We were outside, yet the day felt so intimate." The couple's color palette of chocolate brown, sage green, white and hints of yellow echoed the lush surroundings of Brett's aunt and uncle's scenic property.