A laid-back, multicultural Olin Park wedding with a surprise dress swap #Real Weddings: Midwest US#couples of color#red dress#wisconsin Posted Jan 20 2020 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Dutcher Photography Photos by Dutcher Photography Lia and Jeremy started out as a long-distance couple, with Lia in Milwaukee and Jeremy in Chicago, so it was only fitting that Jeremy proposed to Lia in their at one of their favorite coffee shops in Milwaukee. They decided on a laid-back BBQ-style wedding in Madison, with a twist: Lia, whose mom is Chinese, wanted to surprise her with an outfit change into a traditional Chinese gown at the reception, and the results were stunning. Her mom was super surprised, and Lia looked amazing in both her traditional Western dress AND her traditional Chinese gown. Vendors Photography: Dutcher Photography • Venue: Olin Park • Officiant: Ann Baggett, friend of the couple • Dress: Melissa Sweet Bridal • Tux: Black Lapel • Florals: DIY • Donuts: Greenbush Bakery • Event Coordinator & DJ: Vital Image • Hair & Makeup: Brideheads • Catering: Bauman's Natural Meats • Food Truck: Umami • Rentals (ceremony chairs): Mad Fox Party Rentals Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Why doesn't anyone talk about how AWKWARD weddings feel? NEXT How to have an unplugged wedding in 2020 Show/Hide comments [ 6 ] uh, this is definitely Madison, not Milwaukee. Reply Yep definitely Madison! Reply D'oh. FIXED! Thank you both so much for flagging the error. Reply Actually, even though we got married in Madison, the story about where we started dating and got engaged was in Milwaukee! -Lia 😉 Reply Ok so the proposal was in Milwaukee, but then the wedding itself was in Madison… I think I got Catherine's text all fixed up to reflect the situation accurately? Sorry for all the confusion! Reply No problem at all! Thanks for featuring us 🙂 Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.