Tim and Christy, a loving, family-oriented couple, of UW grads jumped the broom (not really, but how many times can you use the phrase “tied the knot?”) in Madison and organized their special day to have a celebration of their love that included everyone they love in the festivities.
In a swoon-worthy proposal that made every one of his guy friends hate him and every one of Christy’s girl friends envy her (uncorroborated, but I can only assume), Tim asked Christy to be his wife by writing her a song. Male readers: Meet me at camera three. Guys. Guys. He wrote her a song. A SONG. With lyrics. That he made up and music that he composed. I would agree to marry Carrot Top if he wrote me a song (Ok, maybe that’s exaggerating. Remember that guy? Ick. But you get my point).
Back to the happy couple. While the guys were getting ready at the church (which I assume took them all of 20 minutes, hrumph, boys), Christy and her five bridesmaids first had their hair and make-up done by the lovely crew from Be Inspired Salon. and then they primped in Christy’s hotel on the Capitol Square in Madison.
In keeping with bridal tradition, Tim and Christy didn’t want to lay eyes on each other before she walked down the aisle toward him. BUT, they did want to pray together privately before they said their vows in front of all of their family and friends. Hmmmm. Quite the dilemma. Wait, I’ve got it! Double-decker first look. Problem solved. Using the unique architecture of they ceremony venue, Grace Episcopal, Tim perched on the balcony above Christy so they couldn’t see each other, but they could hear each other and have a quiet moment together.
After that it was time to get down to business. Both the bride and groom had a prayer circle with their respective attendants and mothers, then Christy’s mom walked her down the aisle and they said their vows in front of God and their favorite people.
Now that the business of actually getting married was over, it was time to par-tay! After a quick stop at the Capitol for some portraits, everyone headed to the Warner Park Community Recreation Center for the reception. The center was transformed and fostered an awesome atmosphere for a pretty legit dance party. Toward the end of the evening the bride and groom danced with each other’s grandparents. If I know grandparents, and I think I do, they probably gave them some sage advice for how to have a long and happy marriage.
Tim on the balcony for their double-decker first look. I’m thinking about patenting that term.
Congrats to Tim and Christy on embarking on their wedded adventure, and for getting everyone at the wedding to wear ridiculous props for the photo booth.
Wedding party roll call! Seriously, bravo on getting everyone to wear the photo booth props. You know those pictures are making a reappearance sometime.
To check out images from their lovely engagement session last summer click HERE.