These two adventurers planned a wedding and an international move all at the same time!
Shannon + Chris met at Greenbush Bar in the spring of 2015 and hit it off quickly, bonding over being in the 99.9 percentile of height and a shared love of pizza, the outdoors, and getting in the last word. Chris loved Shannon's enthusiasm and sense of adventure, and Shannon thought Chris was endearingly goofy and smart, despite finding out that his basketball loyalties lay with with the Kentucky Wildcats (woo hoo!) and that he somehow despised chocolate. They continued dating that summer and it was full of rock climbing, concerts on the square, and visits to the zoo.
They also love traveling, and have traveled to 12 countries together - Watching the macaques in Gibraltar, sea fishing in Iceland, climbing a via ferrata in the Pyrenees, remaining civil over 2,900 km across Spain in a tiny smart car, and swaying around a mid-summer bonfire in Latvia. But it was right here in Madison, on a walk through Allen Centennial Gardens, that Chris asked Shannon to marry him.
These two adventurers also took on the adventure of moving to Bristol, England shortly after their wedding (the next week in fact), and I’m sure wherever their curious and adventurous spirits take them will be filled with love and joy! :)
Check out the photos from Shannon + Chris’ fun and intimate Goodman Community Center wedding and join us in wishing them the best with their move!
Here are the kickass wedding vendors (with links) who helped make this wedding wonderful!
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Goodman Community Center
Officiant: Court Commissioner Daniel Floeter
DJ: Erin Crowley with Musical Memories
Bridal Gown: Vera’s House of Bridals
Groom’s Tux: Lucca Menswear
Engagement Ring: The Diamond Center
Groom’s Wedding Band: TQ Diamonds
Hair Stylist: Thorp’s
Wedding Party Attire: Vera’s House of Bridals
Florist: Daffodil Parker (except for DIY centerpiece greenery)
Event Coordinator: Samantha Hintz with Wishful Weddings
Wedding Cake: Carl's Cakes
Catering: Working Class Catering (Goodman Community Center)
Decor Rental: A La Crate