Heather and Gordon’s wedding day felt like nothing short of a fairytale. Every single detail had been thought through, and the incredible vendor team helped to set the stage for a wonderful day! Of course, the magic was in Heather and Gordon themselves, and in the people they chose to bring together.

Bishops Bay Country Club was the ideal spot for their big celebration- I think almost every person traveled some distance to get to Madison. Heather’s family is from Texas and Gordon’s family is in New York, and they pooled friends from all over the country on their respective trips through medical school. Thus, this weekend also acted as a way to sort of “show off” their current home in Madison, and boy did Wisconsin show up! The leaves had just begun to yellow and the air was crisp, though never too cold to enjoy being outdoors. The sun even peeked through the clouds during the ceremony! Best of all, you could see straight across Lake Mendota to the Capitol, which was just stunning!

Over the course of the past year, I’ve come to know Heather and Gordon personally, and I just couldn’t love them more. They are the kindest, most down to earth people, and Heather and I shared a moment at the reception when we realized that their wedding photography journey was all but complete! Though it can feel bittersweet when your big day is over, I assure all my brides they’re stuck with me for the rest of their lives 😉 We will just have to touch base via coffee dates and family photo sessions instead!

Heather and Gordon- you two are such special people and I’m so glad I got to be the one to make this journey with you. I can’t wait to see what the next chapter of your lives holds (and what state it will take place in!). Know you’ll always have me here to visit and eat cheese curds with, haha!! Cheers to the new Drs. Crabtree!

Wedding Planner: Elevate Events // Getting ready hotel: AC Madison // Ceremony Dress Shop: Gigi MKE // Reception Dress Shop: Strike Bridal Bar // Ceremony dress designer: Sareh Nouri // Reception Dress designer: Alena Leena // Hair/make-up: Arch Apothecary //  Bridesmaid dresses: Dear Cleo // Shoes: Leoffler Randall // Groom’s tux/Groomsmen suits: Black Lapel // Invitations: Minted // Flowers: Briar Loft // Cake/ Dessert: Carl’s Cakes 

See Heather & Gordon’s engagement session here!


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