Mission #1: Have fun and celebrate!
When I first met with Alyssa + Tyler, I remember they were both super clear about their wedding day priorities. First, get married, second, have fun! They wanted to make sure their guests, and their friends in the wedding party were going to have a blast, and they absolutely accomplished both goals!
Alyssa + Tyler had their first date a little over 5 years ago, after meeting through mutual friends at UW Eau Claire (both friends were members of the wedding party, and are getting married themselves next year). They moved to Madison in August of 2015, and spend a lot of time camping, hiking, cross-country skiing, and biking.
When it came to planning their wedding, I loved all of the classic details they picked, and how they focused on things that were bound to help everyone have a good time! Following the ceremony at Pres House, the wedding party went to the Silver Dollar (where Rob and I got to play Jukebox DJ) and hung out, before heading over to the Capitol building, and the newly remodeled Brocach on the square! Normally the couples' photos are a more intimate affair, but Alyssa + Tyler had quite an audience as we were taking their photos on the Capitol lawn, and somehow managed to keep a straight face!
The reception, hosted at Madison Masonic Center, had great food, great desserts (seriously, they had Cookie Monster cupcakes that were to die for), and awesome music, courtesy of Sava with Jukebox Bandstand. Sava kept everyone on the dance floor, right up through the arrival of Bucky Badger! (Side Note: I freaking love when Bucky Badger crashes a wedding!) When we headed out, the bride, groom, and wedding party, plus a whole bunch of guests were dancing up a storm and having a ball.
I'd say mission accomplished!
Congrats to Alyssa + Tyler! We could not be more excited to have been a part of your wedding day!
Here are the vendors (with links) that helped make their day awesome!
Ceremony Venue: Pres House Church
Reception Venue: Madison Masonic Center
Officiant: Abby Acker (friend)
Wedding DJ: Jukebox Bandstand
Bridal Gown: Brandi's Bridal
Groom's Tux: Men's Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Anaala Salon
Florist: Daffodil Parker
Cake & Desserts: Steph's Sweet Treats