What an incredible day to be a part of! This Overture Center wedding is a complete stunner and I am so excited to share sneak peeks from a beautiful day. Carly and Brandon got ready at the Madison Concourse Hotel which was just steps from the Overture Center where they shared their first look. The wall of windows there made for the most stunning indoor wedding portraits- I’d literally choose to shoot there every wedding if I could!! It also came in very handy to have a climate-controlled space to photograph in, as the heat advisory happening outside (and whopping 84% humidity at one point) didn’t make for the most enjoyable portraiture ever 😉 Regardless, Carly, Brandon, and their bridal party made it look easy, breezy and we got the best of both worlds- light-filled indoor portraits AND outdoor bridal party pictures at the Capitol!
Carly and Brandon are just two GREAT people. I can’t really describe it better- but I just love being around them and talking with them. I can tell by the diehard friends they surround themselves with that other people are drawn to them for the same reason. During their ceremony, they shared some of the longest (in the BEST way possible!) and engaging vows I’ve ever heard (which is saying a lot considering my job!). Both their love and companionship is clearly deep, and watching them get married felt like the most true thing to happen: they clearly have belonged to each other for a while, but to promise it to each other for the rest of their future too- it was moving.
In his vows, Brandon told Carly that he is choosing to look at his vows not as promises but as privileges, and I’m not sure I could think of a more beautiful way to describe them. By the time they were recessing out of their ceremony to James Morrison’s Precious Love, I was hiding my teary eyes behind my camera!!
Carly and Brandon, you are two amazing people that I’m so grateful to have met! Being with you on your wedding day was so incredibly meaningful, and I loved every sweaty minute of it!! I cannot wait to see what marriage brings you, and look forward to watching you two take it by storm 🙂 Congratulations!!
Venue: The Overture Center // Photography: Christi Elizabeth Photography // Wedding Dress Shop: White Dress Bridal Boutique // Hair stylist & Makeup Artist: ANiU Salon & Spa // Rings: TQ Diamonds // Bridesmaid dresses: Kennedy Blue // Bride’s Shoes: Pelino Sandals // Groom’s tux: Lucca Men’s Clothing // Invitations/ Other Paper Goods: The Knot // Florist: Daffodil Parker // Donuts: Greenbush Bakery // Caterer: Catering a Fresco // DJ: Milwaukee Airwaves