I adore the bold, bright colors of this fun wedding! Captured by New Angus Studio Photography, Kelly and James were married in a beautiful garden on a sunny July day in Madison, Wisconsin. The couple, whom both work on Capital Hill, wanted to bring a fresh, modern sensibility to their midwest wedding. A lovely color palette of bright yellow and green, Kelly and James’ favorite colors, was used throughout the attire and decor. They included a nod to their first date, a bicycle ride, on the invitations and save the dates. Wisconsin Governor and Kelly’s former boss, Jim Doyle, obtained his license to marry in order to perform the ceremony for Kelly and James. Kelly’s uncle played bag pipes during the ceremony and reception. Each bridesmaid chose her own green dress and the groomsmen wore their own blue suits. Simple yellow tulip bouquets and boutonnieres completed the look. Such a fun and beautiful wedding!
A few words from the bride:
James and I met through mutual friends. We’re both active cyclists and our first date was a long ride from Washington, DC to Mount Vernon.
James and I were adamant that we did not want a cookie cutter wedding. My favorite color is yellow and his favorite color is green. So we went with those colors and wanted clean/fresh/fun/unique and I think we accomplished that. One of the items that we settled on almost immediately was having my Uncle Pat play the bagpipes in our wedding. It was such a fun treat to have him play at the ceremony and as we entered the reception, one of the many highlights!
Photographer: New Angus Studio Photography // Ceremony Venue: Olbrich Gardens // Reception Venue: Overture Center for the Arts – Promenade Terrace and Hall // Catering: Catering A Fresco // Rentals: Event Essentials // Bridal Gown Designer: Lula Kate – Angela gown // Bridal Gown Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Bridal Shoes: Kate Spade – Charm shoes // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Bridal Birdcage Veil in Yellow // Jewelry Designer: Boone and Sons Jewelers // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: They each picked a dress they liked in yellow or green, all different designers // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Attire: Versace suit // Groomsmen’s Attire: All the groomsmen wore their own blue suit // Cake Designer: Bloom Bake Shop // Floral Designer: Alluring Blooms // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Janet Fonder, personal friend // Invitation Designer: bride // Band: Mr. Twister // Photobooth: New Angus Studio Photography // Chalkboards: Pretty Mail Calligraphy // Officiant: former Governor of Wisconsin, Jim Doyle ( Kelly’s former boss) // All images by New Angus Studio Photography