Jennie Garth's Wedding Album: a Down-Home (and DIY!) Celebration

An exquisite gown, flowers from the bride's garden, fried chicken – go inside Garth and Dave Abrams's big day

A NEW BEGINNING

Here's your meet-cute: Jennie Garth and Dave Abrams began their romance last fall after going on a blind date – and it didn't take long for things to become serious. "I threw him in 100 percent, and he fit in without missing a beat," Garth tells PEOPLE of introducing her now-husband to her three children with ex-spouse Peter Facinelli. "It's not about me anymore," says Abrams. "Jennie puts the kids first in everything, and I fell in love with her because of that."