When your relationship has graced the pages of the NYTimes, People, and ESPN, (just to name a few), well you better believe you’ve got the makings of a viral romance. Such was the case for Kate & Brandon who just so happened to meet through an online Michigan football forum, fell in love, and married in a charming church ceremony with The McCartneys Photography behind the lens. Blooming with Daffodil Parker florals and vibrant fall trees, this is one gallery you have to see. Witness it all in The Vault! P.S. Got a love story of your own to share? Tell us with #SMPShareYourStory
From The McCartneys Photography… We have a romantic Madison, Wisconsin wedding to share with you featuring a couple with an infectious personality and enough humor to fill five football fields! Kate & Brandon took ESPN & countless other media outlets by storm with their incredible love story! These two met on a Michigan football forum online. The story is absolutely adorable and you can watch ESPNs take on it HERE, or People magazine’s version HERE … or New York Times HERE … Or Buzzfeed HERE, or Washington Post HERE, and Sports Illustrated HERE
Their wedding day was cold, overcast, windy & rainy. But none of that mattered because it was Kate & Brandon’s wedding day and they had happiness written all over their faces! With ESPN’s crew there to document their story, the two of them said “I do” along with the most heartfelt handwritten vows at a charming white historic church surrounded by vibrant fall trees and corn fields in Middleton, WI.
Cold & windy or not, Madison, WI makes for a beautiful backdrop. We photographed them around the steps of the Capitol & the Monona Terrace before heading to the University Club where all of Kate & Brandon’s guests were gathered. The University Club is amazing and so romantic. Kate & Brandon styled it to perfection with painted books for table numbers, florals from the amazing Daffodil Parker, miniature animal figurines painted in silver & gold holding each guest’s place card, and of course an encouraging sign featuring a quote from ‘Vodka’ that read, “Trust me, you can dance”. After entering cocktail hour with Brandon as newlyweds, Kate & her bridesmaids took a hand at the Southern cake pull tradition (where sterling silver charms with special good fortune meanings were placed inside the cake and each lady pulled them out by a ribbon just before the cake was cut) before joining the celebrations. Hints of their personalities were everywhere to be found, from “things you may not know about” signs in both his & her stylings to giant bride-and-groom balloons. Everything was 100% them, and Ann Marie from Reve Madison made sure everything was executed to perfection!
Photography: The McCartneys Photography | Event Planning: Reve Madison | Floral Design: daffodil*parker | Wedding Dress: New York Bride & Groom | Cake: Chris' Confections | Ceremony Venue: First Lutheran Church, Middleton, WI | Reception Venue: The University Club, Madison, WI | Bride's Shoes: BHLDN | Hair + Makeup: Jen At Be Inspired Salon | Entertainment: Julliard Jazz Quintet | DJ: Capital Sounds DJs | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Ceremonies By Design | Bridal Boutique: New York Bride & Groom | Hair Accessories: lulu splendor | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photo Booth | Veil: Blanca Veils