Madison Club Wedding – Emma and Al

Celebrations matter. Celebrations matter because we bring our communities, our families, our people together so rarely. A wedding day isn’t the day that two people decide to spend their lives together – that is an ongoing process, started before the wedding, lasting throughout their marriage. A wedding day is simply the day that we choose…

Madison Wedding at Memorial Union Great Hall – Kris and Michael

Thoughts on a Madison Wedding, finding inspiration, and civic architecture’s role on marriage. But how is a taste in this beautiful art to be formed in our countrymen, unless we avail ourselves of every occasion when public buildings are to be erected, of presenting to them models for their study & imitation? – Thomas Jefferson…

Wisconsin Wedding on the Prairie – Mindy and Peter

Everyone brings layers of meaning to every gathering they attend; their personal history, their hopes and goals, their experience, their relationships. Can we ever truly share an experience together? Perhaps we are always experiencing facets of the same event, even as we attend it together. After hundreds of weddings, I am even more enamored by the newness,…

Memorial Union Tripp Commons Wedding – Amy + Trevor

I don’t always meet couples before their wedding – often they are planning from afar or we just don’t get the chance to do more than phone. I met Amy + Trevor in person at their Tripp Commons wedding in Madison, and I was immediately struck by what strong and driven individuals they are. It…

Elisabeth + Brian’s Second Line Wedding with Mama Digdown’s Brass Band

Madison wedding at the Majestic Theater and Madison Central Library Is there a better metaphor for a wedding day than a second line brass band? To walk, with all your guests, in shared celebration. On display for the world to see, but also asking that larger community to join in your joy, to celebrate with…

Madison wedding at Lake Windsor Golf Club {Molly + Andrew}

Molly and Andrew’s Madison wedding at Lake Windsor Golf Club celebrated all the ways they love to be together. Friends were greeted with a bloody mary bar, lots of time to be together on the gorgeous outdoor space, and only the best in french fries. I grew up in Madison and always love photographing weddings there…

Memorial Union Tripp Commons Wedding {Liesl + Emmett}

Liesl and Emmett are have an extraordinary resilience and love. During the months before their wedding, Emmett’s father was diagnosed with the cancer that would ultimately take his life.  Seemingly by sheer force of will, he was able to celebrate Liesl and Emmett’s wedding on a beautiful sunny day. I am humbled by the joy…

Memorial Union Tripp Commons Wedding, Madison Wisconsin {Melissa + Marc}

I’m revisiting some weddings I’ve blogged over the years, and something about Melissa & Marc’s wedding at Tripp Commons really sticks with me. It is probably how charming the kids were or how much everyone just truly seemed to enjoy celebrating together. Like all great beginnings, they celebrated with a lot of laughter, dancing, and…