From The Bride:
“Austin and I met during our junior year of college at UW-Madison. After I learned that Austin needed help with his calculus class, we started meeting up weekly at the library. Throughout this time we became close friends and talked about pretty much everything except calculus.The following summer, Austin canoed me out to a spot on Lake Mendota near picnic point, and asked me to be his girlfriend over dinner (that he made himself) and a sunset.
After graduating college, Austin took a job that temporarily brought us both back to his home state, Indiana, for a short period of time. It was there, on December 17, 2017, that Austin surprised me by proposing to me by the canal downtown after attending the Nutcracker and a romantic dinner. We knew that we wanted to get married in Madison because it was the city that brought us together, and although we knew we were moving back to Wisconsin that following summer after he proposed, we were eager to pick our date and venue.
After some thorough searching we came across our dream venue, The Fields Reserve, and ended up booking our date before the venue was even built! We wanted most of the details from our wedding to be personal, so almost everything was put together or done by someone we knew. My mom put together all of our wedding florals, and that was something really special for us.
Our Wisconsin wedding turned out to be a mini “destination wedding” for many of our guests, so it was important to us to make sure we hosted a great evening for everyone. Serving Spotted Cow was a must at our reception! Neither of us wanted that day to end, and being surrounded by so much love and happiness made our wedding day one that we will never forget.”
Wedding Date: June 9, 2018
Photographer: Bear Warner Photography | Ceremony & Reception Space: The Fields Reserve | Dress Boutique: Marie Gabriel Couture | Bridesmaids Dress Boutique: Vera’s House of Bridals | Menswear: Macy’s – Hilldale | Florist: Soon Krugel (My mom) | Caterer: Gaylord Catering | Cake: Metro Market Bakery | Hair and Makeup: Sun Rivers, Katie Krugel, and Elizabeth Breitlow (Aunt, sister, and friend) | Invitations: Adorably Allie | Ceremony Programs & Signs: MMCalligraphy | Engagement Ring: Diamonds Direct | Wedding Band: Chalmers Jewelers | Ceremony Musicians: Arioso Ensemble | DJ: Madison Mobile DJ | Officiant: Door Creek Church | Limo: Zenith Limo | Guest Transportation: Badger Bus | Late Night Snacks: Greenbush Bakery and Badger Popcorn