Hilltop Spring Green Wisconsin Wedding
Cait and Aaron are two of the most laid back people we’ve met! Their engagement session was a blast, and filled with so much calm! Their wedding day was just the same! When I arrive you could tell their were nerves, but mostly excitement, to get married! We were all worried about the weather, but thankfully it rained at all the right time, and then blew away for the rest of the night! FABULOUS! This was a stunning Hilltop Spring Green Wisconsin Wedding.
When it came time for their first look, Cait was game for walking through tall grass to get to Aaron, another rad thing about these two! During their first look, they decided to say their vows to each other! These quiet moments of just the two of them is what we encourage each of our couples to do! It is your day, and you should be able to have a few moments of calm being fully present together!
Their ceremony was on top of a hill under a MASSIVE tree!
This setting was something that took my breath away when I walked up the stairs to see it. This is a location that makes you forget you are in Wisconsin, or makes you see all the hidden beauty that is Wisconsin! During their ceremony instead of lighting a candle or pouring sand, they spun a glob to plan their next trip together! Isn’t that awesome!?
Now I am going to have them tell you more about their day and story!
How did you two meet?
We met working at Epic — we worked in similar roles but in different areas of the company, so we didn’t cross paths a lot but occasionally would email each other about work-related things. Despite not having spoken in person, we both sort of went out of our way to be extra helpful to each other. One day Aaron asked me to lunch at Epic — I wasn’t totally sure if he intended to discuss work things during the lunch, but once we started talking it became apparent it wasn’t just a work meeting.
How did Aaron Propose?
Aaron planned a weekend full of our favorite Madison things — we went out to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants on Friday, then biked to the Farmers’ Market and Chazen Art Museum on Saturday morning. On Saturday afternoon, he wanted to go for a walk around our neighborhood, which is another thing we enjoy doing. It was raining a bit at the time so I thought it was sort of a strange suggestion but agreed. We were on a pedestrian bridge over the bike path down the street from where we live when he proposed — I was completely surprised…
Cait, what do you love most about Aaron!?
Aaron is incredibly considerate and thoughtful. He is patient, never has a negative thing to say about anyone, and truly gains happiness from being able to help others.
Aaron, what do you love most about Cait?
Her kind spirit. She has such a soft spot in her heart for those less fortunate/privileged, and she has shown that through her volunteer work in Madison, as well as the volunteer trips she’s been on abroad. It’s also very evident in her day-to-day interactions.
What would be your favorite Sunday together!?
Brunch out, a leisurely walk, bike ride or drive around Madison, a beer at the Memorial Union Terrace with friends, and then cooking dinner and watching a movie at home.
What memory stands out most from your wedding day?
Our first look is something we’ll never forget. We spent the night before and the morning of our wedding apart, so it was really nice to get to see each other. We’d prepared words to say to each other, and it was great to get to share our thoughts and have some time alone together. The morning of the wedding was a little stressful for me (Cait), because our ceremony and reception were supposed to be outside, and the weather wasn’t looking great — I felt a hundred times more relaxed after getting to see Aaron.
What was the best part of planning your wedding day?
Seeing all of our hard work pay off — the actual day was perfect and exceeded all of our expectations.
What personal touches did you add to make your wedding day your own?
We designed tin “camper mugs” for our guests to use at the reception and to take home after. Aaron designed the logo — it was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s work, since we got married close to Taliesin in Spring Green. – Cait included personalized “charms” in her bridesmaids’ bouquets that represented something important about her relationship with that person – we used Aaron’s great-grandma’s wicker table as a decoration for the ceremony, and to hold the globe – we love the sugar cookies from Hubbard Avenue Diner, so we served their cookies in the shape of Cs and As, for the first letters of our names – during our ceremony, we spun a globe and blindly picked a destination to travel to together in the future
What are you looking forward to most in your future together?
We’re excited about experiencing new things, such as having children, getting a dog, buying a house, traveling, professional growth, etc, and getting to do these things together. We realize we’ll also encounter challenges in the future, and it’s really reassuring to know we’ll have each other’s support for whatever we face.
What advice do you have for couples planning their wedding day?
Try to enjoy the process as much as you can. Parts of the process will likely be stressful but it’s all temporary — your wedding will happen and then it’ll all be behind you.
How do you feel about your decision to go with Natural Intuition Photography?
We really enjoyed the time we spent with Christine and Justin. They were professional, unassuming, and really know photography (and weddings). The sneak peak photos we got were really great.
see more of their day by clicking play below!
RAD VENDORS that helped make this wedding beautiful!
BRIDES DRESS |Brandi’s Bridal Galleriadesigner Martina Liana
BRIDESMAID DRESSES | Azazie
BRIDES SHOES | Badgley Mischka
BRIDAL HEADBAND | BHLDN
GROOMS SUIT | Suitsupply
GROOMSMAN SUITS | Black Tux
FLORIST | Flowers at the Inn
WEDDING VENUE | Hilltop in Spring Green Wisconsin
Spring Green Wisconsin Wedding Photographer | Natural Intuition Photographer