"Jeff proposed on my birthday, using my birthday present," Rachel says. The gift was a framed strip of photos from a photo booth, in which Jeff holds up signs that, when viewed together, read, "Will you marry me?" "My answer was, of course, yes," she says. The couple held their May nuptials at the Chicago Botanic Garden where they gave the venue a lively punch of color with a sunny gold-and-orange theme.

A couple creates an elegant outdoor feel at their garden affair

"Jeff proposed on my birthday, using my birthday present," Rachel says. The gift was a framed strip of photos from a photo booth, in which Jeff holds up signs that, when viewed together, read, "Will you marry me?" "My answer was, of course, yes," she says. The couple held their May nuptials at the Chicago Botanic Garden where they gave the venue a lively punch of color with a sunny gold-and-orange theme.

Originally from Florida, Rachel knew she wanted an outdoor summer wedding. The Botanic Garden’s English Walled Garden was the perfect ceremony site.