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 (in discussing the construction of the Capitol Building in Washington DC) Whenever I find myself in Madison I always hope to spend time at the Madison capitol building, one of the best pieces of civic architecture in the country. It is open to the public…

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 was such a pleasure to document such adventurous spirits who find so much joy in each other. When I was an undergrad at the University of Wisconsin, I worked in the Memorial Union planning some event programming and also managing the art collection there. I…

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 and happiness that Liesl and Emmett bring to all their days, and particularly to their wedding day. I can think of no better way to celebrate life and all its hardships and joys than hand in hand with the ones you love, dancing. Thank you…

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 just a few tears. Melissa is a designer, and so the invitations and many of the other pieces were gorgeously put together. WEDDINGS AT TRIPP COMMONS I’ve photographed many weddings at Tripp Commons in the Memorial Union over the years. And before that, I enjoyed…

Luther Memorial Church & Memorial Union wedding in Madison, WI {Emily & Aaron}

Sometimes it rains on your wedding, and if you are Emily & Aaron, it rains at just the right times. Because, as far as I can tell, they lead an enchanted life together – always laughing and smiling, clearly so in love with each other, and surrounded by many people who care about them. This wedding is just the beginning of a long and happy marriage. Wedding planner: Cherry Blossom EventsBand: Rod Tuffcurls & the Bench Press Hotel: Mansion Hill Inn Trolley: Badger Trolley Ceremony: Luther Memorial Church Reception: Great Hall, Memorial Union Flowers: daffodil*parker Linen wedding album – Emily…