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Sep 23, 2016

The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters. – Audrey Hepburn


Ashleigh and Nick’s fun, classy, romantic and Swiss inspired wedding was one of those weddings where I came home and felt like I had just witnessed something really truly special. From the bride’s Audrey Hepburn bridal style to all of the groomsmen’s crazy socks, it blended together in a way that was absolutely perfect.

The day began when I arrived at the Cinema Hair Studio downtown to capture Ashleigh and her best friends get beautified. Heidi was working with me that day so she hightailed it over to the Blackhawk Country Club to get some fun groomsmen shots of Nick and the boys. I love when we get to shoot this way and show them afterwards what was going on at the same time. The Madison Club was just as beautiful as ever. I took advantage of the beautiful Library Room and hallways for some photos of the ladies. Heidi, of course, got a shot of the guys under that GIGANTIC Moose downstairs in the bar.

The ceremony was pretty special with Ashleigh’s Man of Honor, Kurt, singing and playing the piano to a classic Elton John tune and other amazing music as well as advice from various guests.

Of course, my favorite part was going out on Monona Terrace and capturing some fun moments with the wedding party and just the bride and groom. The color of the dresses was indescribable. I’ll go with “grayish blue” hahaha. It was so pretty with the pastel flowers from Momentum Floral.

Did you see that cake and the donuts??? And the cupcakes?!? Oh my God!. I had one of the donuts and it was something like basil raspberry or blueberry rosemary, I don’t know but it was the best donut that I have ever had. BLOOM BAKE SHOP is AMAZING!

The last thing that I was completely blown away by was the dramatically fun and carefree manner of dancing between the bride and groom and then with their parents and Nick’s aunt. There was twirling, dipping, lifting and strutting. It was awesome. I think these two are going to be happy forever. Congrats you guys!

Vendors: Second Shooter: Heidi Johnson // Venue: The Madison Club//  Dress:Vera’s House of Bridals// Groom’s Attire:Banana Republic // DJ: Jukebox Bandstand // Floral and Deor: Momentum Floral and Decor // Cake: Bloom Bake Shop