Alysia and Matt wanted to celebrate their love with a theme of romance and a wedding day prioritizing the experience for their guests. They wanted to have aspects of their wedding reflect them as a couple and to be unlike anything their guests had experienced before, while still keeping the timeless traditions of a wedding.
Alysia’s morning started off at the Mansion Hill Inn in downtown Madison, WI. This bed and breakfast is so timeless and full of light. It was the perfect way to start off the wedding day before Matt and Alysia had their first look on the steps of the Memorial Union. Alysia also loves details, so I was in heaven as I photographed all of the gorgeous details that she collected and put together.
After their first look, we headed over to the St Peter Roman Catholic Church where they were married in a traditional Catholic ceremony. Alysia’s Dad made their day extra special by adding his own personal touch — his restored 1939/40 classic limo! Talk about being whisked away after the ceremony in style!
Following the ceremony, their celebration continued at the Memorial Union in downtown Madison. With the stunning architecture and clean, bright colors, it was the perfect backdrop to a traditional wedding day. One area that she wanted to stay very traditional with was the wedding cake. She wanted it to be central to the layout of the room. Creative Confections by Alicia created a masterpiece with their cake, and each tier featured a different flavor!
This wedding was straight out of a storybook, and we are so incredibly honored to have captured every moment of Alysia and Matt’s day!
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Thank you to all of the incredible vendors for Alysia and Matt’s wedding day!
Getting Ready Venue: Mansion Hill Inn
Ceremony: St Peter Roman Catholic Church
Reception: Memorial Union – Great Hall
Wedding Dress: Essense of Australia – Charlotte’s Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Renz Rags (Slate Blue)
Groom/Groomsmen Tuxes: Men’s Wearhouse
Make-up Artist/Hair Stylist: Alan Koa Salon Spa
Invitations: Marcia Magnuson
Florist: Impressions by Esther
Wedding Cake: Creative Confections by Alicia Russell
Donut’s: Greenbush Bakery
Catering: Wisconsin Union Catering
Wedding Coordinator: Hype Events
Videographer: JY Films
Ceremony Music: Camerata String Quartet
Vocalist: Katie Alvarez
Cocktail Hour Music: Jennifer Quartet
Reception Music: Midwest Dueling Pianos
Transportation: Gallant Knight Limo
Rental Services: Event Essentials
Ceremony & Reception Wedding Day Artist: Jacki Whisenant