Anna and MJ – Madison Club Wedding – Madison, Wisconsin
Ever since Anna was a little girl, she wanted to get married at the historic Madison Club in Madison, Wisconsin. Rooms filled with sparkling chandeliers, fireplaces, a long spiral staircase, her dream wedding came to life this past April, and it was stunning on all levels.
She met her now husband, MJ at an Umphrey’s McGee show. The more they hung out, the more they started to fall for each other, and you can see why, they are the perfect compliment to one another. Anna is outgoing, and can make friends with just about anyone while MJ is laid back and so chill.
The day started for the ladies at the Hilton hotel next door. Funny enough, Anna’s favorite band, The String Cheese Incident, was playing in Madison that weekend, and on our way down to the shuttle, the band’s keyboardist, Kyle, was in the lobby. All the bridesmaids were huge fans and after a photo, the excitement of the day carried on as we made our way to the church.
After a brief first look to calm the nerves, Anna and MJ went back into their separate rooms while their guests arrived for the ceremony. The flower girls and ring bearer were so cute as they slowly made their way down the isle, you could tell they had done this before. After Anna and her dad made their way down, everyone took their seats for a very nice Catholic mass.
As their guests headed back to downtown Madison, the wedding party loaded the shuttle for a joy ride with coolers full of Bud Light and a very special bottle of Anna champaign for the bride and groom. About five minutes from the venue, the shuttle got stuck behind the longest train of all time. Luckily, there were plenty of beverages and great music, it didn’t stop the wedding day fun for even a second.
The Madison club is not only historic, but so beautiful. The wedding was on several different floors, so the wedding party snuck upstairs for photos while the rest of the guests gathered downstairs for cocktail hour. After family photos, Anna and MJ had a few moments together before heading back downstairs to join the party. They cut their glitter painted wedding cake which was the sign that dinner was ready to be served.
Anna’s dad gave the sweetest toast in which he told a few stories of how Anna was always the sister her brothers needed. The mic was passed to the maid of honor and best man before Anna and MJ thanked their guests. Eventually, the band started upstairs and as guests gathered on the dance floor, Anna and MJ made their entrance and first dance. And dance people did- these guests had moves! There were high kicks, waltzes, shimmying, and so many twirls!
Before it got too late, Anna threw the bouquet, MJ tossed the garter, and the couple carried on together with their family and friends into the night.
THANK YOU SO MUCH ANNA AND MJ! Your wedding day was straight up magical! So much sparkle, so much glitter, and so so classy. Thank you both for letting me over stay my welcome and party with your families and friends, they were all incredible to be around. Wishing you both a world of happiness – can’t wait until we cross paths again!
I went to UW Madison and looooveeeeddd shooting there! If you have a Madison wedding, I would so be down to travel- I can’t get there enough.
Here’s another Wisconsin wedding I did last year for all you cheeseheads 🙂
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