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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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Beautiful Green + White Wedding in California

I adore the simple detailing of this fun wedding! Captured by Memory Lane Studio, Maria and Eric were married on a lovely June day in a courtyard ceremony in Fullerton, California. The couple originally met in high school, but took over a decade to reconnect. Maria and Eric’s wedding was a mellow event with lots of goofing around by the groomsmen. A crisp color palette of green and white was used throughout the decor. I especially love the simple, low centerpieces and the gorgeous cake!

A few words from the bride:

We originally went to high school together. I (Maria) went into the military and was gone for 11 years. I finally came back to CA where we reconnected at our favorite band ”Social Distortion” concert. I actually walked down the aisle to ”Story of My Life” by Social D.

We wanted a mellow, fun wedding. Nothing too stuffy and uptight. We wanted everyone to be comfortable and to have a good time.

We had a great wedding! Our vendors were amazing and our photographers Chrystal and Diane were phenomenal!

Photographer: Memory Lane Studio // Ceremony + Reception Venue: Villa Del Sol // Catering: Brownstone Cafe // Bridal Gown Designer: Galina // Bridal Gown Store: David’s Bridal // Bridal Veil/Headpiece: David’s Bridal // Bridesmaids’ Dress Store: David’s Bridal // Groom’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Cake Designer: Brownstone // Floral Designer: Destiny, a friend // Hair Stylist: Kelly Ramirez of Salon Technique // DJ: DJ Vaugn // Photobooth: All Star Photo Booth // All images by Memory Lane Studio

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Sculpture Garden Modern Wedding Inspiration Session

Sorry for the silence on the blog for the past week! It turns out this whole motherhood thing is rather time consuming. Today, I am excited to share a fabulous shoot inspired by a contemporary sculpture garden! Captured by Allen Tsai Photography and styled by Keestone Events, this inspiration session utilizes a vibrant green and fuchsia color palette to tie into the gorgeous greens of the surrounding garden. A massive, industrial sculpture perfectly frames the rectangular table setup. Be sure to read more about the inspiration for  this session below.

A few words from the planner, Sarah Kee:

Our inspiration for the shoot was drawn from the Nasher Sculpture Center. The museum is known for its contemporary and modern style and we really wanted to showcase that as well with the concept.

We knew that we wanted the shoot to take place in the perfectly manicured gardens of the Nasher, since there are all sorts of amazing art displayed there, from massive structures to organic shapes. It all tied in perfectly with the vibrant green landscape and we were excited to have the shoot there.

A big reason for this is because it was important to us that we bring in something very traditional like a wedding and bring it into a contemporary setting and have a balance of both the classic and modern. This was done by having rectangular tables match the hard lines of sculptures, along with flowers in boxes, a cake with strong lines, and escort cards in a wooden box.

However, we also wanted to showcase an organic side to mimic the other free-flowing sculptural forms so we had circle shapes placed on the cake, black pebbles in the box with the escort cards, circular plates, a runner with those same circles and circle flower balls.

Additionally, it was important that a vibrant color be used as well to tie in the greens of the garden to the neutral gold, pale green and ivory palette. So, a fuchsia was selected to be the connector.

Photography: Allen Tsai Photography // Concept + Planning: Keestone Events // Florals: Timeless Fiori // Stationary: Imaj Design // Desserts: Sugar Bee Sweets // Venue: Nasher Sculpture Center

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