There once was a man who loved fresh flowers. He had a vase of them in his house at all times! This man had a daughter, his only child, and she too, loved flowers. When this man’s daughter got married, her dream was to have fresh flowers everywhere at her wedding; it only made sense! The man agreed and Kelly & Elizabeth’s Edgewater Garden Wedding came to life : )
It truly was a take-your-breath-away kind of day for Kelly & Elizabeth. I just feel so lucky to get to be a part of and document such intimate moments for families — this day being no exception. Right before they walked down to the ceremony, Elizabeth’s mom gave Elizabeth the handkerchief that her mom made and gave her on her wedding day. She kept it for almost four decades, tucked away to give to Elizabeth one day. When Elizabeth chose lilac as her wedding color, her mom smiled inside as the handkerchief was crocheted with lilac edging : )
There were SO MANY happy tears all day long — through first looks, hugs, letters, and toasts. During the ceremony, Kelly & Elizabeth did a special tribute to their parents, both who have been married for over 30 years! The sun was shining and Lake Mendota provided an absolutely stunning backdrop as Kelly & Liz began their own marriage story.
The couple did a special first look of their garden-inspired ballroom, complete with an extraordinary ceiling of fresh flowers meticulously designed and crafted by the wildly talented Daffodil Parker. More tears, a few screams, and lots of hugs and kisses ensued : ) In addition to some very heartfelt toasts, Elizabeth shared a truly beautiful and thoughtful thank you speech to their guests. The love and gratitude expressed was palpable. As the night continued, the couple shared their “first scoop” of Babcock ice cream, guests received live portrait sketches from Ivy Illustrations, and Bucky stormed the dance as guests went wild.
The very biggest congratulations to the brand new NELSONS!!!!!
Kelly & Elizabeth’s incredible wedding day team:
Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Edgewater | Planning & Design: Elevate Events | Floral: Daffodil Parker | Production & Rentals: Chance Productions | Band: Bluewater Kings | Hair & Makeup Artist: Emily Biersack | Wedding Dress Shop: White Dress Bridal Boutique, Designer: Lazaro | Bridesmaid Dresses: Evening Collective | Menswear: The Black Tux | Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Pecatonica String Quartet | Live Artist: Ivy Illustrations | Officiant: Koru Ceremony | Dessert: Babcock Ice Cream