Hollie          &         Arthur
madison wedding photographer

Wisconsin wedding on π day

They had their fun wedding on ∏ (pie) day. They guys are as unique as landing a Saturday wedding on 3.14.15 and I mean that as the highest of compliments!  Their Wisconsin Wedding was on a warm sunny March day. When I asked Hollie how they meet her first sentence was the best(!!!)- “We met through friends, but thought each other was weird.”

I really want to leave it there but their story obviously  continued! They met a few other times through mutual friends and started thinking that each other was potentially not weird-in-a-bad-way when they went to a Marilyn Manson concert together. Then, Arthur found Hollie on match.com and asked for a date. Hollie says “I wasn’t keen on the idea, but went anyway. Our first date was full of delicious New Orleans food and drinks and we’ve been connected ever since…”

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Where was your wedding and how did you choose the venue(s)?

We got married at First Lutheran Church (where my mom is happily employed!) and chose the Janesville Country Club because it has the best food and service in Janesville! The JCC was a no-hassle location–their event planner is experienced, had good ideas, and was always available for questions.

What memory stands out most from your wedding day?

Standing at the altar! It was so hard NOT to turn around and wave at all of our family and friends in the audience.

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What personal touches did you add to the wedding to make it your own?

I wore two dresses that were given to me. My ceremony dress was given to me by my mother-in-law. My mom and her cousins worked to alter the dress to make it fit perfectly! My reception dress was inspired by a photo from Pinterest. My best friend’s mom used the picture to design and sew me the perfect dancing dress!

What was the most enjoyable part of planning your wedding?

I loved planning an event with my husband. We’ve never done this before and so it was a fun challenge to make sure that our event choices reflected the new “us”.

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What was your greatest challenge in planning your wedding? What did you feel least prepared for?

Since I plan events every year for my job, I felt that planning a wedding was a routine task. It was hard for me to be patient while family and friends went along with this journey and made suggestions that I had already thought about and made decisions on.

What advice do you have for people planning a wedding?

Be sure to take an hour+ on your wedding day just with your new spouse to take photos together! It’s romantic and fun!

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Which moment(s) are/were you most excited to see in your wedding photos?

Candid photos!

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Why did you choose Maureen Cassidy Photography?

Maureen was recommended to us from another photographer. Her online portfolio looked awesome and she had a really fun personality. It was easy to choose Maureen!

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Ceremony Venue: First Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: The Janesville Country Club

Hair: Stacy Jersild, owner of Hello, Beautiful

Make up: My Aunt Karen

Wedding Dress: Ceremony dress: borrowed from my mother-in-law, Reception dress: made my Lisa Pettera (friend)

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Self selected, undershirt from Express

Catering, Bar-tending, & Desserts: The Janesville Country Club

Officiant: Pastor Jim Melvin of First Lutheran Church

Flowers/Florist: Floral Expressions

Invitations: Minted.com

Photography:Maureen Cassidy Photography and 2nd shooting Rejoy Photography

Videographer: Family Friend

DJ: Terry at Jukebox Bandstand

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}.