From The Bride:
“Michael and I met while in undergrad at Elon University in North Carolina. We were in the same section of Organic Chemistry and quickly noticed each other. However, we were both a bit too awkward to make our flirtations very serious.
During Winter Term in January 2012, Michael worked up the courage to ask me to start dating. We hadn’t spoken over Winter Break and really didn’t know each other at all, so I said no. Several times, Michael was persistent though and eventually I caved saying, “Sure” just to stop the conversation. We’ve been together ever since!
We fell in love very quickly and after graduating we moved to Madison in 2014 as Michael was accepted into a graduate program at UW. A year later we returned to Elon for Michael’s younger brother’s graduation. Michael asked Christian’s permission to steal some thunder and while the whole family was taking a tour throughout campus, Michael led me to the marble statues outside McMichael and got down on one knee.
Michael and I are best friends. We never get tired of each other and love exploring Madison together. We are both scientists and share many of the same interests, and all of our differences compliment each others’ perfectly. Our relationship is filled with love and laughter.
What I loved most about planning was having an idea and presenting it to vendors and seeing them bring my vision to life. I was so impressed with each vendor we worked with and nothing could have gone more perfectly than it did. Our wedding day was a beautiful and windy day at the Edgewater.
Since Michael and I moved to Wisconsin all on our own, we wanted to have both of our families travel out here to see where we have started our lives together, and what makes Madison so special. It was a magical day having both of our families come to Madison to celebrate our love.”
Wedding Date: June 3, 2018
Photographer: Tim Fitch | Venue:The Edgewater | Bridal Shop: Brandi’s Galleria | Dress: Hayley Paige | Menswear: Nedrebos | Florist: Momentum Floral | Food and desserts: The Edgewater | Hair and Makeup:The Edgewater | Stationary: Minted | Jewelry: engagement ring James Allen, bride’s wedding band Chalmers, groom’s wedding band Wedgewood Designs | DJ: Midwest Sound | Officiant: Ally Berg (cousin of the groom) | Signs and decor: Etsy or handmade by bridesmaid Rachael Siegel-Berele | Coordinator: Katelyn Paulos of The Edgewater