jenna & spencer
vintage chic + glitz
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INVITATIONS Paper Pleasers
PHOTOGRAPHY Front Room Photography
CEREMONY LOCATION Grace Episcopal Church • CHARGERS The Elegant Touch • ENTERTAINMENT ACA Music & Entertainment • FLORAL DECOR La Tulipe • FURNITURE RENTAL A La Crate • HAIR & MAKEUP Be Inspired Salon • LINENS BBJ - Table Fashions • RECEPTION LOCATION Monona Terrace • TRANSPORTATION Abacadabra Limo • VIDEOGRAPHY David Schulta Videography • WEDDING PLANNER Golden Chic Events
A Touch of Pink + Glitz!
by Sarah Dahmen
The most innocuous things can become life altering. When Jenna’s brother became college roommates with Spencer, she had no idea she was getting to know the love of her life whenever she spent time on campus. Spencer, however, knew she was The One from the first day, and their love story is filled with family, tradition, and a myriad of emotional moments from the start of planning to the end of the wedding day.
Q Did Spencer ask permission from Jenna’s parents before the proposal?
Yes, Spencer called Jenna’s dad before proposing. They kept it their little secret and Spencer ended up proposing on her parent’s anniversary.
Q Who was the first person or group of people you told you were engaged?
We immediately called our parents, then siblings, grandparents, and extended family. It took a day or so to get hold of all of our closest friends. It was important to us for our family and friends to hear the news first prior to us posting it on social media.
Q What style was your wedding?
Our wedding was a vintage chic style with a very soft and romantic feel with a lot of pink and some glitz!
Q What was the most important item for your wedding?
The venue. It was important for us to be in the heart of Madison by the Capitol and the lake so our guests could truly experience Madison and know why we love it so much.
Q What did you learn about planning your wedding?
We learned that at some point you have to stop looking at Pinterest and prioritize the extra fun “details”.
Q Was there a vendor that was most helpful to you?
Golden Chic!! We don’t know how everything would have come together so perfectly without them!
Q What was your favorite moment of your wedding?
Our first look; it was special to have that moment to ourselves to take it all in and share our excitement together.
Q Were there any funny things or moments that happened at your wedding?
We surprised our guests with an appearance from Bucky Badger! It was great to see everyone get so excited and “Jump Around!”
Q If you had one thing to splurge on what would it have been?
A dessert table – Jenna has a very big sweet tooth so she would have loved to have a huge dessert table with an ice cream sundae bar.
Q Did you have to make a decision quality over price? If so, in what aspect of your wedding?
Our photographer was really important to us since we knew we would cherish the photos forever.
Q What was Spencer’s most important aspect/item for the wedding?
The band! We had been to previous weddings with bands and you couldn’t keep him off the dance floor – so it was a must!
Q What would be one piece of advice that you would offer to future brides?
Enjoy the process and remember what it is all about – you are marrying the love of your life! Along the way you are making great memories with your closest family and friends - dress shopping, bachelorette parties, cake testing, wedding showers, etc!
Q Did you write your own vows?
No, we chose a more traditional ceremony and vows, however as an alternative we wrote each other letters that we had delivered to each others’ room to read while we were getting ready the morning of the wedding. We have been writing letters to one another since we started dating 7 years ago and save them to look back on – so it was only appropriate to maintain the tradition for us.