An elegant black & white winter wedding at the Madison Club

Briana and Brandon had one epic wedding day – this elegant winter wedding at the Madison Club in Madison, WI was the perfect way for me to end the 2019 wedding season. Briana had told me from the beginning that she had a vision of a classy winter themed wedding and the Madison Club in all of it’s Christmas decor glory truly gave a magical touch to the entire day. It was my first time shooting at this venue, and I loved the flow of the day – how each space gave a purpose from the beautiful atrium level for the ceremony dripping with Chandeliers and a gorgeous floral arch by the talented Daffodil Parker to cocktails and sushi (What a fun addition, from their first date!!) and then dinner on separate levels, and back to the atrium where the band, student body, rocked the night away.
Briana’s dress was so classic and elegant, and her girls dark green velvet dresses are truly what winter wedding dreams are made of. We shot the majority of the photos beforehand, utilizing all that the Madison Club had to offer and then headed a few blocks to the capital. We were surprised when we got inside to warm up that the place was as packed as can be with people from all over joining in to see the Holiday Tree. We improvised by climbing to the very top of the building and getting some gorgeous shots, as well as me laying on the ground to highlight the amazing interior of the Capital.
Back at the Madison Club, guests were provided champagne just before the couple exchanged heartfelt vows, and then we headed outside to get some of my favorite nighttime images with the Capital in the background. Bri and Brandon took a quick break to themselves and enjoyed some sushi and a few moments of downtime before entering cocktail hour. (SO SMART!)
I could keep gushing about this amazing couple, their super fun wedding party and all of the details, but I will let the photos do the talking. Congratulations you two – wishing you all the happiness and love of a lifetime!

Bri, you are so stunning! What a classic beauty! Bride and Groom first look at The Madison Club Madison Photographer

Love that these two got to do a first look in their ceremony space hours before everyone gathered there!

Loving the bright colors of this hallway inside The Madison Club!

These green velvet bridesmaid dresses are what winter wedding dreams are made of!

You would have no idea that there were thousands of people all around us in the capital here, but I was determined to get one of those iconic capital shots! Squirming around on the floor was worth it!Bride and Grooom at Capital in Madison Madison Capital Wedding Photographer

Champagne is always good for those pre-ceremony jitters!
The Madison Club Wedding Ceremony

I love a good nighttime capital shot!

Bri’s sister in law did all of the calligraphy on the menu tags and signs, she did an amazing job!

Loved this father/daughter dance, it’s always good when you throw a little NSYNC in there! Madison Capital at Night Wedding Photographer

For more of Briana and Brandon, check out their Madison engagement photos here!

Other amazingĀ  vendors who made it all possible

Bridal Gown – Lovely Bride Chicago

Bridesmaid Dresses – RenzRags Etsy

Men’s Tuxes – The Black Tux

Signs/Calligraphy – Details by Sarah Jane

Invitations – Minted

Cake – The Madison Club

Flowers – Daffodil Parker

Event Planning – Darling Fern

Band – The Student Body

Hair – With Grace

Makeup – BELVISO by Ellie & Beth

Videographer – Old North Film Company

String Quartet – Quartessence

Sushi – RED

Rentals – A La Crate

Ceremony and Reception – The Madison Club