"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.

Following the couple’s first dance, to a recording of Van Morrison’s "Into the Mystic," Speak Easy Swing took the stage.

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