Category Archives: Green

Free Spirited Garden Party Wedding in New Jersey

Wow, talk about a stunning wedding!! Captured by Christina Lilly Photography, Kristin and BJ were married on a gorgeous September day at a vast private residence in New Jersey. The couple, both writers living in L.A., had a free spirited garden party style wedding with a fresh, modern feel. This event is brimming with personal details and a lovely color palette of shades of green mixed with crisp white. I especially love the movie quotes scattered around the tables and the gorgeous moss table numbers! Be sure to read more from the bride below.

How did you and your spouse meet?

We met on the first day of high school in our first period English class. He sat in the front row. I sat in the back row. We didn’t become friends until senior year, and the first time we tried dating was in the fall after graduation. It didn’t really work out, but there was something we couldn’t let go of and so we disguised whatever it was or might be in a certain kind of friendship. Seven years later we still hadn’t figured out what we we’re to each other and finally let go. Two years after that in 2009 with 3,000 miles between us we found ourselves in a real relationship for the first time, and even though it took me by surprise at first… I guess after all it was always meant to be.

What was the inspiration for your wedding day?

Home. It meant a lot to me to let the place where we met and both grew up be a part of our wedding day. We also wanted it to be as easy for our friends and family as we could make it. It’s a small beach town in New Jersey and the chosen mode of transportation in the summer is a bike– so we put a bike rack out and it was awesome to see a bike brigade of our friends all dressed up gliding in on their beach cruisers. We got married the summer after Hurricane Sandy which made the decision to use local vendors even more important to me. Luckily our hometown is a wonderful community with a lot of hard working, talented, and generous people. Nothing about the planning or the big day felt like business, it all felt really personal and intimate even with 200 people at our wedding.

I’m always asked, “what kind of wedding did you have or what was your theme?” And my response is that it was like if Jay Gatsby had a garden party inspired by Anthropologie and Free People.

Photographer: Christina Lilly Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Private Residence // Catering: Mumford’s // Rentals: Sperry Tents, Ocean Tents & Party Rentals // Bridal Gown Designer: Lindee Daniel // Bridal Shoes:Jimmy Choo // Bridal Veil: Lindee Daniel // Bridal Headpiece: Twigs & Honey // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: BCBG // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: BCBG // Groom’s Attire: Top Man by Top Shop // Groom’s Shoes: Calvin Klein // Groomsmen’s Attire: Top Man by Top Shop // Cake Designer: The Macaroon Shop // Floral Designer: Wall Flowers // Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist: Alyssa at Salon Cartarae // Invitation Designer: Noon Design Shop // Wedding Planner:Gilded Lily Events // DJ: Mike Merrell // Photobooth: DIY // Officiant: Groom’s brother // All images by Christina Lilly Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Modern Museum Wedding in Louisiana

I adore all the gorgeous details in today’s modern museum wedding! Captured by Catherine Guidry Photography, Paige and Paul were married on a lovely March day in an outdoor ceremony in front of a cascading water wall in Lafayette, Louisiana. After featuring Paige and Paul’s fabulous engagement session and Paige’s modern bridal session, it is so wonderful to share their stunning wedding! The couple’s modern aesthetic fit perfectly with the chic museum location. A color palette of blue, silver and green was used throughout the decor and attire. I especially love Paige’s unique headpiece!

A few words from the bride:

We met at a house party when I was 17 and he was 20. I was a friend of one of his friends’ younger brothers.

We both love the blend of the modern and the traditional. The venue was both, so we wanted to carry those tastes throughout the wedding. We chose decor that had both modern and traditional aspects to them. Because the art museum has blue lights at night, we decided to keep all the reception decor white and silver so that the blue light would wash over it. We incorporated pops of green for color during the ceremony.

Photographer: Catherine Guidry Photography // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Paul & Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum // Catering: Joey’s // Rentals: Party Central // Bridal Gown Designer: Augusta Jones // Bridal Gown Store: Bustle // Bridal Shoes: J.Crew // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: Sara Gabriel // Jewelry Designer: Kate Spade // Bridesmaids’ Dress Designer: Alfred Sung // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: Bella Bridesmaids // Groom’s Attire: J.Crew // Groom’s Shoes: Mephisto // Groomsmen’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger // Cake Designer: Joey’s // Floral Designer: Edith Dubois // Makeup Artist: Jennifer Rausch // Hair Stylist: Name // Invitation Designer: Burt Durand // Band: Figure Eight // Officiant: Ron Dubois // All images by Catherine Guidry Photography // Submitted via Two Bright Lights

 

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Fresh Yellow + Green Wedding in Madison, WI

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

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