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Photo credit: Hillary Ferguson Photography

For Krista and Aaron Starkey, creativity was the name of the game at their rustic-themed wedding. They wrote their own vows, and Krista handmade much of the reception decor-including the hand-lettered and -illustrated signs at each table that featured quotes meaningful to the couple.

For Krista, one of the day's most memorable moments also displayed off her and Aaron's creativity: The pair's first look included a sentimental gift exchange. Krista gave Aaron a Martin guitar, and he gave her a necklace made with the diamonds of his grandmother's wedding rings, which she left to him.

Aaron even had a pretty creative proposal idea.

"Aaron and I went out to dinner on his birthday and went to the park afterwards," Krista says. "He had made a video compilation of all my family and our closest friends all giving sweet and funny reasons why I should say yes to giving Aaron this birthday gift-to spend my life with him."

Photo credit: Hillary Ferguson Photography

The Details

Wedding date: July 3, 2015

Wedding colors: Navy, gray, green and pink

Attendants: Seven groomsmen, seven bridesmaids, a ring bearer and a flower girl

Bride wore: A gown from Wolsfelt's Bridal in Aurora, Illinois, a "something borrowed" veil, shoes from Amazon, earrings from T.J.Maxx and a necklace that Aaron gave to her as a wedding gift, designed at Diamond Cellar

Hair and makeup: Done by friends

Groom wore: A suit from Romanoff's Classic Tuxedos

Rings: Diamond Cellar

Rehearsal dinner: Hilton Garden Inn

Ceremony: WatersEdge

Reception: WatersEdge

Caterer: In-house

Cake: Baked by a friend

Florist: The Flowerman

Photographer: Hillary Ferguson Photography

Photo booth: Picture Perfect Photo Booth Rentals

Videographer: Kendra Schwarz

Invitations: Made by a friend

Reception tunes: In-house

First dance: "Always, Then, & Now" by Jay Brannan

Registries: Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond

Favorite gift: Handmade plate and mugs

Transportation: Xtreme Limo

Guests stayed at: Hilton Garden Inn

Honeymoon: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic