The Boston-based couple, both architects, first met in 2004 as undergraduates while working on a group project at Miami University of Ohio. "I won't lie -- I tried to get onto her team. She was very talented, and very cute," says Kyle. "We spent hours designing an ancient Greek pavilion."
Three years later, he got down on one knee in front of the Louvre in Paris during a backpacking trip, and pulled out a ring he'd been carrying the entire time. Naturally, Kyle had designed it himself, incorporating a diamond from the ring his great-grandfather had given his great-grandmother when he proposed in 1933. "Kyle gave me the ring with an architectural drawing of it," says Elle, who then wasted no time whipping up a sketch of her own: a wedding that typified their style.
Here, Elle and Kyle pose at the water's edge, shading themselves from the hot sun with cool parasols.