Madi and John’s Hinterland Winter Wedding!

mj_markhawkinsphoto 1So excited to share John and Madi’s wedding!  I have been sharing quite a few sneak peeks over on Instagram, but I have been looking forward to sharing the full preview!  Madi and John met through the help of snapchat and a matchmaking friend in true 2015 fashion and it didn’t take too long for them to realize that they were right for each other.  We got to spend time with them both when we shot Madi’s sister’s wedding this summer, and that was a great day. We think the world of Madi’s family.  They are all super close.   Madi interestingly has a twin brother, and John has a twin brother also.  We have also loved getting to know John’s family.  John’s family are all from South Carolina so they don’t get to see a lot of snow.  The wedding day of course brought below zero wind chills to welcome them nicely to Wisconsin! Thankfully the fire was hot at Hinterland Brewery to warm up by after doing a few outdoor photos.  A lot of John’s family and friends were eyeing up Arien’s Hill at Titletown right outside of Hinterland and the opportunity to try out tubing was pretty tempting in spite of the frigid temps.  So Madi and John and some of the bridal party and even John’s dad took a run down the tubing hill!  And yes, wedding dress and all for Madi!  That was definitely a first for MHP on a wedding day!  Madi’s family is probably one of the most musical families I have met.  Madi’s dad has played in several bands for fun through the years, and their family time often revolved around playing and singing.   He jumped in and played his mandolin along with the band at the wedding.  There was no end to the dancing and music…so much fun!

A few of the details…Ceremony:  St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Reception: Hinterland Brewery, Floral:  Ebb and Flo Flowers, Cake: Manderfield Bakery, Dress: Anthropologie     mj_markhawkinsphoto 2mj_markhawkinsphoto 3Madi was stunning!  mj_markhawkinsphoto 4More beauties…mj_markhawkinsphoto 5That is the smile you want to see coming down the aisle! mj_markhawkinsphoto 6This is truly my favorite series.  Love these moments right after the kiss at the altar. mj_markhawkinsphoto 7mj_markhawkinsphoto 8It was soooo cold but soooo pretty! mj_markhawkinsphoto 9mj_markhawkinsphoto 10Love the winter white florals and warm fire and candlelight!  mj_markhawkinsphoto 11mj_markhawkinsphoto 12mj_markhawkinsphoto 13mj_markhawkinsphoto 14Love love love all the real wedding moments and reactions to speeches. mj_markhawkinsphoto 15mj_markhawkinsphoto 16Arien’s Hill! mj_markhawkinsphoto 17Dance until you drop! mj_markhawkinsphoto 18mj_markhawkinsphoto 19