Real Wedding From the bride: We wanted our day to represent us, casual and effortless, nothing fussy or glitzy. We like to be outdoors and I love the easiness of nautical styling, both played a significant role in decision making. I didnâ€™t really want a nautical themed wedding, especially since there was nothing beachy about our venue, but having touches of it through use of color (nautical blue, sea glass green, white) and texture offered a perfect balance. THE CEREMONY The ceremony was outdoors surrounded by trees, with grass underfoot, and a series of trellises decorated with hanging flower baskets that created the most beautiful aisle. We wrote our own vows and had my stepfather officiate. It was extremely personal and fit who we are perfectly. My favorite moment was the look on Derekâ€™s face when he saw me for the first time, it was full of emotion and made me melt.