I knew on my wedding day that I wanted a suit that felt unique. But I also wanted something that I could wear again. It had to be simple; a suit that would go with everything. Something that could look casual when worn as individual pieces, and formal when all parts were put together. Since I rarely wear suits I didn’t want… Read More
All about our special day.
The search for just the right wedding dress was a pretty insane experience. It started with Pinterest, as most of my searches do. I had been pinning, and pinning, and pinning tons of amazing bridal looks. And so I figured, it would be pretty easy to find a dress in the style I wanted. What I was… Read More
Throughout this whole wedding experience I got a LOT of help from my family. These centerpieces were the epitome of a group effort. My dad, the master craftsman, hand cut (well I think he actually used a chainsaw) all the wood slices. And along with my mom and sister made the white candles that were… Read More
Cake!!! Who doesn’t love cake? It’s definitely one of the best parts of any wedding. We went with vanilla cake, strawberry filling, and vanilla cream cheese frosting. Delish! The pastry chef did such an amazing job decorating the cake. It had just the right natural, rustic feel we were going for; almost like tree bark. The… Read More
Wedding invitations. You’re on a budget and you think: “Oh hey, I’m gonna save lots of money and just make my own invites. It’ll be simple. I’m crafty! No problem at all!” But, in reality, it’s not that simple. Getting physical mailing addresses from everyone in your family is hard enough. I mean, who sends snail mail… Read More
Some of my high school friends and I went up to the family cabin in January for my bachelor party, about a four hour drive north from Madison. Winter is a special time up there. The snow opens the forest, making it easy to reach untouched beauty. The cold is isolating, and everything is dead-quiet…. Read More
Max and I went on our first date 7 years ago – almost to the date. We felt like a Valentine’s wedding would be a perfect way to tie it all together. People thought we were crazy for having a winter wedding in Madison, Wisconsin. Maybe we are just a little crazy? But despite the 30 degree temperatures, our… Read More