"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.

Rachel and Jeff in Glencoe, IL

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.

Cattails created the bridesmaids’ bouquets of flame-tipped tulips made a vibrant statement and contrasted beautifully with Rachel’s predominantly white bouquet of hydrangeas and ranunculus, interspersed with orange ranunculus.