Wedding Mood: Romantic

Defining characteristic: personalized with clever details

Ideal setting: botanical garden

Most expensive version would include: peacocks roaming the grounds, swans swimming in fountains

You'll make do with: your initials in flowers on the doors leading to the ceremony

Colors seen: butter yellow, ballet pink, celery green

You'd wear: gown by Melissa Sweet, Carolina Herrera, or Jenny Packham (above)

On bridesmaids: kneelength silk dresses—same color, different styles— from J.Crew or Ann Taylor

Invitations: "Poppies" from Dauphine Press

Serving style: seated

On the menu: sea bass, chicken Florentine, vegetable Napoleons

On tables: garden roses, hypericum berries, and calla lilies

Reception music: six-piece swing band

Cake would be: oval tiers with ribbon detailing

Extra entertainment: your college friends sing you a song

After-party: hotel bar

On their way out the door, guests overheard saying: "That was so them."

Photos: Steve Eichner (gown); BrianDorsey (doors); Kay Meyer Photography (stairs); Karen Wise (bouquet)

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