This past weekend, we had the great honor of capturing Michelle and Derek’s wedding in Madison, WI. Wow, you guys!! This wedding was the perfect definition of classic and timeless!
The first time Michelle remember’s seeing Derek was across the room at a committee hearing. He had such a calm, relaxed demeanor in a room full of movement. After several projects and meeting up with friends for drinks, these two quickly hit it off and talked long after their group of friends went home. Fast forward, not only did these two meet in the Capitol while working, but Derek also proposed in the Capitol Rotunda! This made the Capitol the perfect place for these two to become husband and wife.
Michelle and Derek decided to have their first look right outside of the Senate Chamber. I love how the nerves seemed to disappear once these two saw each other. We then took some gorgeous photos in and around the Capitol, which was the perfect backdrop for the wedding’s color palette! Not only did the rooms in the Capitol fit the apple red bridesmaid dresses perfectly, but the clean colors outside created such a timeless look. You can’t go wrong anywhere in the Capitol for pictures! Shortly after we finished with pictures, the ceremony took place in the Senate Chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Their vows to each other were beautiful!
Following the ceremony, we headed over to their wedding reception at the Maple Bluff Country Club. Michelle was incredible, there was so much wind and the temperatures were cold! She didn’t let that stop us from getting tons of pictures around Maple Bluff’s golf course, as well as near the water. Not only that, but their best man, Sanchit, was the designated dress fluffer and helper, and now I think I need to bring him along to every wedding!
After pictures, we headed in to see the vision that Michelle created for her day. Maple Bluff was perfect for the intimate reception she had in mind, and I love how all of the decorations came together flawlessly in this space. It was such a romantic space! Not only that, but everyone gave such heartfelt speeches! These two have surrounded themselves with the most amazing people. What an incredible day it was!
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Thank you to all of the wonderful vendors for Michelle and Derek’s wedding day!
Getting Ready: Wisconsin State Capitol
Ceremony: Senate Chamber – Wisconsin State Capitol
Reception: Maple Bluff Country Club
Wedding Dress: Pronovias – Vera’s House of Bridals
Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal
Male-Up Artist: Caroline Buss
Hair Stylist: Melissa Freymiller – Studio Z Salon
Florist: Daffodil Parker
Wedding Cake: Bloom Bake Shop
DJ: DJ Magic