This wedding was as laid back as it gets! But a little bit about the couple first. Melanie opened Good Food Cart several years back, a whole foods based food cart. Kory has learned to curb his diabetes by eating healthy – a low carb, whole foods diet. Melanie and Kory met online and after they fell in love they naturally fell into business together too. They now own multiple food carts together and a cafe that just opened weeks before their wedding in Madison.
Ceremony was held at a public park, reception at the same public park, and it was a strictly mingling with tasty spirits running amuck at party. No fluff, no fuss. And, of course, local food trucks catered the meal and the dessert!
Melanie and Kory were as candidly-inclined as I’ve ever encountered. They wanted next to know posed shots. I love that they wanted to enjoy their guests, their ceremony, their reception, their drinks, and their food over spending lots of time smiling at a camera. As usual though, I demanded they follow me along for some sunset pictures.
My favorite parts about this wedding were the fact that Melanie so smartly purchased a bridesmaid dress in ivory to save $1000, all the food cart vendors serving the meal, the paleo meal and desserts (particularly the brussel sprouts and maple bacon cheesecake), and, most of all, the love story and partnership that Melanie and Kory share
Melanie and Kory, it was an honor to be a part of your day, thanks for choosing me! I pray these images are treasured forever and always take you back to this best day.
location, location, location…
VENUE Olin Park
THE DRESS Vera’s House of Bridals
THE FLOWERS Picked and put together by the groom
THE CATERER SOHO
THE DESSERTS Looking Glass Bakery
This site is all about my journeys as a professional photographer in Madison. But first and foremost I am Kaia. Kaia means “Earth” in Norwegian and I live up to that by tree hugging, dog loving, and nature walking. My first word was “happy,” I still love to jump in puddles, I strive to live simply and self-sustainably, and my favorite color is yellow. I’m married to a stunningly handsome, ridiculously talented, and intensely loving musician husband. We have two spunky and sweet baby girls (see more of Maisy HERE or Penny HERE), one furry friend (see more of her HERE), and we all live happily ever after in a house on a hill in the land of southern Wisconsin.
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