trek bikes weddingWhere our wedding was, and how we chose the venue(s):

Majestic Theatre. We wanted a venue that was unique to Madison and near the capitol area. We fell in love with the Majestic and loved the idea of a theater wedding. The event coordinator, Jenni, was a big part of the decision as well, and she was a huge help for planning and running the big day!

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Our favorite part(s) of the wedding:

Having all of our family and friends present to share the big day! We loved our beautiful, unique venue – the most positive feedback from our guests was about the theatre. The florist was amazing and came up with arrangements that were exactly what Kelly was picturing. The caterer did a great job, and we loved our cupcakes. We loved working with Maureen – she did an amazing job making sure we got all of the pictures we wanted, and the photos were beautiful! It was hard to pick our favorites because they were all great.

What was definitely worth it:

The venue! It was beautiful, unique, and so much fun.

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Greatest challenge planning the wedding:

Busy work schedules. Kelly is a veterinarian and was working long hours, so a large amount of planning was packed into her days off.

Resources that helped us along the way:

The Knot was very helpful for planning seating arrangements and had a nice checklist

Advice for other people planning their wedding:

It’s very helpful to have someone coordinating the day, whether it’s an event coordinator for your venue or a wedding planner. It lets you focus on sitting back and enjoying the day! Don’t get caught up in small details and remember that even if everything isn’t perfect, the day will be beautiful. Make sure you love your photographer!

Other cool stuff people should know:

Ryan is an industrial designer at Trek, and he used his artistic talent for multiple parts of the wedding. He designed Kelly’s engagement ring and wedding band in SolidWorks, and he made his own wedding band using a billet rod of titanium from Trek Bicycles. He also designed the save-the-dates, invites, and programs.

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The wedding photos we were most excited to see:

First look pictures; wedding party photos! We drove around Madison in a limo bus to some of our favorite Madison locations (Olin Park, Memorial Union Terrace).

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We chose Maureen Cassidy Photography because:

We liked her aesthetic and energy, and we clicked well after meeting with her. Also, some of Ryan’s coworkers had used Maureen Cassidy Photography for their weddings and they were happy with their experience.

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Ceremony & Reception Venue: Majestic Theatre

Hair & Make-up: Elevation Salon & Spa

Wedding Dress: Vera’s House of Bridals

Bridesmaids Dresses: Brandi’s Bridal Galleria

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse

Catering: Blue Plate Catering

Bartending:Majestic Theatre

Officiant: Fred-Allen Self

Flowers/Florist: Daffodil Parker

Invitations: Designed by Ryan Callahan, printed using Badger Graphics

Dessert: Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery

Photography: Maureen Cassidy Photography & Nikki Hansen

DJ: Double Platinum DJ

Maureen Cassidy is a Madison wedding photographer, Madison family photographer & Madison boudoir photographer who loves capturing connections, love and beauty in Wisconsin and around the world. If you would like to send her a message contact her {here}.