Claire & TJ’s Madison Club Wedding & Reception was one of the nicest, family-centered weddings we’ve been to in ages. Not only was it in a beautiful location, it was clear to see the joy and love that this family had for each other. It was by far one of our favorite Madison weddings to date!
Not only that, but every detail had meaning. There was a story behind everything, and it was a great joy to hear all the stories throughout the day of why things were chosen the way they were. It was a lovely day where we felt like we were included into the celebration, and it was a great joy to be there from the rehearsal dinner at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art the day before through the very end of the reception.
I also have to put in a really great word about Incognito, the live band they booked for the wedding reception. Seriously one of the best wedding reception live bands I’ve ever heard. I can’t recommend them enough, and a live band is a great way to take your reception to a whole new level.
Claire & TJ, we can’t thank you enough for the honor of photographing your wedding day. We wish you many lovely years ahead together!
Getting Ready & First Look: Mansion Hill Inn
Ceremony & Reception: Madison Club
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero
Baker & Caterer: Madison Club
Florist: The Florettes
Live Band: Incognito
The Mansion Hill Inn was a gorgeous place for the wedding party to get ready.
Claire & TJ decided to see each other prior to the ceremony so that they could take photos right before hand and spend more time celebrating with guests after the ceremony had started. I love first looks because it tends to be some of the most precious moments of the entire day and makes things run more smoothly once the big events have started.
LOVED Claire’s lacy wedding dress. Utterly stunning.
Claire’s mom seeing her fully dressed for the first time. Brings tears to my eyes.
The Madison Club had some truly beautiful rooms for the reception. Loved the colors and the décor.
The live band, Incognito, lead people from dinner up to the reception with “Oh When The Saints Go Marching In!” It was awesome.
Claire dancing with her grandfather.
One of my favorite images of the year, mostly because of the fear of her falling (which she didn’t of course!) shown by the woman on the ground.
The horse and carriage taking them around the capitol and back to the Mansion Hill Inn was the perfect end to a lovely day of celebrating.