Kate & Brandon. What can we say. They're FAMOUS! Their love story has taken the internet by storm this last week and we cannot believe we were the ones there to photograph them promising each other forever in Madison, WI! These two met on a Michigan football online forum. 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 HERE, HERE and HERE. Let us know if you need more options... they're out there!
It's no wonder so many are drawn to their story. The two of them are magnetic! Every time an email would pop into our inbox from Kate, we would literally be laughing at our computers as we read her words. And in person, this effect is multiplied. Kate & Brandon have magnetic personalities and a sense of humor people would pay money to have. They're so FUN!
It didn't matter that it was a little cold, a lot windy and some water was falling from the sky. It was Kate & Brandon's wedding day and they were BEAMING! Just seeing their favorite friends and most beloved family all there to celebrate with them was all they needed... and, of course, they couldn't get enough of each other!
They said "I do" along with the most heartfelt vows at the charming, historic First Lutheran Church in Middleton, WI, and had all of their guests meet them at The University Club in Madison for the most romantic of receptions. Hints of their personalities were everywhere to be found, from "things you may not know about" signs in both his & her stylings, miniature animal figurines painted in silver & gold holding each guest's place card, painted books for table numbers, and a little sign with an encouraging quote from 'vodka' telling everyone, "Trust me, you can dance." We can totally hear the two of them saying that :)
Kate & Brandon! Thank you to the moon and back for inviting us to photograph your incredible love story! You two are awesome and we wish we could transplant the two of you into Wisconsin for good... you know, because we want you two as friends :)
Love, Kelsy & Butch
University Club Madison, Wisconsin Wedding Photography capture with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 on Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford 3200 and Portra 800 film.
Getting Ready: Hilton Doubletree | Ceremony: First Lutheran Church Middleton WI | Reception: The University Club Madison WI | Planner: Ann Marie Reve, Reve Madison | Hair & Makeup: Tara, Be Inspired Salon | Florist: Daffodil Parker | Officiant: REv. Joan Pape, Ceremonies by Design | Cake: Chris Olson, Chris Confections | DJ: Capital Sound DJs | Paper Goods & Signage: Etsy | Ceremony Program: Designed by the Groom | Bride's Ring: Blue Nile | Groom's Ring: Jesse Danger via Etsy | Bride's Dress: by Allure, from NY Bride & Groom in Charlotte, NC | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka via BHLDN | Bride's Jewelry: Earrings borrowed from Matron of Honor | Bride's Veil: Blanca Veils on Etsy | Bride's Headpiece: Lula Splendor on Etsy | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN, David's Bridal, etc | Groom's Attire: Calvin Klein Tux from Mens Wearhouse | Photo Booth: The Traveling Photobooth