Brandon and Madison first met at Ball State University…just ONE week before she graduated (he had a full year left). They made the difference work and when Brandon graduated, they moved to Missouri so he could attend Chiropractic School at Logan College. They bought a house in Missouri and on the day they moved in — he proposed in their back yard at sunset! Madison said it was really cute – Brandon even treated her to the fabulous fondue restaurant The Melting Pot that night (her favorite restaurant back in Indiana where she is from).
Brandon and Madison are pretty much the classic “city girl falls for the country boy” love story…oh, come on…who doesn’t love a cowboy? With their tough, rugged individualist exterior and ability to heroicly rescue maidens and foil bandits? Well..anyway…Brandon is the modern version for Madison…he drove a big truck, loved country music, and was a HUGE mamas boy. What’s not to love about that? 🙂 All that aside, in the end they are both meant for each other and compliment each other in adorably paradoxical ways. He is a little high strung, she goes with the flow…it just works..and that’s why they love each other! They are best friends and can’t wait to experience all life has to offer..together!
I have to point out that Madison was the epitomy of cool and collected as her gorgeous bridesmaids, mother and I admired her getting all dolled up at 5 Elements Salon. Her grace and calm were the total opposite of a bridezilla. Her amazing updo was created by Sarah and her flawless makeup was the artistry of Esthetician Tonya.
The dreamy weather and setting at Orchard Ridge Country Club was ideal…what a lush green backdrop!
Now, Brandon is Scottish, so he and Madison decided to include “The Oathing Stone” into their wedding ceremony. The stone is an old Celtic tradition where the Bride and Groom place their hands upon a stone while saying their wedding vows. It was such an meaningful way to express their solemn promise in physical form!
Madison and Brandon…thank you for choosing me as your wedding photographer! May God bless your future together!
Wow! I loved Madison’s ivory Italian Satin one-shoulder wedding gown with court train by Jasmine Bridal at Brides A La Mode. That wedding gown was complperfect for Madison!
And, I couldn’t even dream up better floral arrangements. Mad props to Trista Rose and her creative team at Rose’s Bouquets who are never short of breathtaking!!!! They have such a GREAT eye for color combinations and an inherant knowledge of what bride’s want!
The joyous and dance-filled reception celebration was ushered into the moonlight by DJ Izzy Rodriguez from Quattro Systems. And the elegant and super yummy wedding cake was hand-crafted by none other than Carolyn Pruden from Elegant Cakes.
Now, it just happened to be that the BIGGEST full moon of the year arrived on the night of their wedding (that’s gotta be some kind of a divine blessing, right?) so of COURSE I had to take them out on the golf course to take advantage of “Supermoon Saturday”. : )
And since nothing about their wedding day details were short of amazing, they also had a spectacular sparkler exit!
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