Kate & Jim
A Madison Wedding at The Madison Club
Where do I start with Kate and Jim, their incredible love, and their perfect Madison Wedding at The Madison Club? These two love each other so deeply that it’s breathtaking to witness. Their Madison Club wedding day was nothing short of spectacular in every way, and we are so excited to share some of the images from this perfect day.
Kate and Jim grew up in the same small town of Sycamore, Illinois. While growing up, there were a few times that they found themselves in the same circles. In high school, they actually went to homecoming together as friends. It wasn’t until years later when they were both living in Chicago, that something would happen to create this relationship they now share. They both happened to be at the same bar while back in Sycamore. Kate found out that they were both living in Chicago and wanted to meet up, but Jim didn’t seem at all interested. When Kate’s friend, Sam, followed up later, he found out that Jim thought Kate wasn’t single. Sam quickly corrected that mistake, and Jim immediately texted Kate to make plans to meet up.
When the “meet up” day arrived, neither Kate nor Jim was sure if it was a real date or just two old friends catching up. As they spent the entire evening together, talking was effortless, and even in a group of friends, they felt like it was just the two of them. The night went late, and they both just didn’t want it to end. As Kate told us, “I had decided that this was, in fact, a date (or at least wanted it to be), but did he feel the same? I quickly had my answer as he leaned in for a kiss. And what a kiss it was! Once we looked at each other and our eyes met, we could see the realization on each other’s faces that not only was it a date, but it could have been THE date. We were goners in that moment. Then, like any reasonable person, I left in a mad rush. I hopped in a cab and smiled from ear to ear the whole ride home. From that night on, we were practically inseparable.”
As Kate said, they were goners from that moment. Both of them felt immediately that this relationship was like nothing they’d ever experienced. When Jim accidentally let an “I love you” slip early on in their relationship, Kate quickly set his mind at ease by letting him know that she had been wanting to say it for weeks but was waiting for him to say it first. Then they spent the night laughing about how they each were waiting for the other to say it first. From then on, they knew marriage was in their future. And that brings us to this beautiful day in Madison, where friends and family gathered to celebrate the beautiful love that Kate and Jim share.
Everyone in the wedding party was able to get ready right at The Madison Club. The men prepared for the day in the Library, and the ladies finished upstairs. The wedding day festivities were centered on the lovely 2nd-floor rooms in The Madison Club, the perfect location for an intimate ceremony. Kate and Jim opted for a first look (at our secret garden spot!), and they just melted our hearts with how happy they were to be together. With some beautiful, iconic images at the state capital, we headed back to The Madison Club for the ceremony. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour, a delicious dinner, and an energetic dance floor! Kate and her mom even managed to surprise Jim with the UW-Madison Badger Marching Band near the close of the evening.
We loved each and every moment from Kate & Jim’s wedding day. While hearing their story is touching, getting to see their love in real life is even more beautiful. Enjoy these images from their Madison Wedding day at The Madison Club!
Thanks to the following vendors for making Kate & Jim’s day perfect: