Madison + Patrick

How did you meet?

We met in high school, casually flirting within large groups and eventually I made the first move. He thought he was extra funny when rather than giving me his phone number, I had to hunt it down if I wanted to hang out with him. You bet I did!

When did you know they were the one?

He went off to college a year before me and while we always tried keeping our options open at that time, we always came right back to each other! I knew pretty early on…but I still can’t believe my high school sweetheart ended up being the one!

What are your three favourite attributes of your partner?

He’s a momma’s boy you’d want to take home to your own mom, he does all of my least favorite chores (like dishes and folding clothes!!!), and he is the most positive person I know with a true carpe diem attitude!

Where did you fall in love with your dress and why?

I knew I would get a MWL dress but never expected it to be Riley! I went to a&be bridal in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It was the second dress I tried on and I was blown away. My family and best friend kept raving about how much they loved it…and I had never felt more comfortable yet sexy and beautiful all in one! It was my first and only bridal appointment and I made my decision it that day.

Who proposed and how?

Last year while I was teaching kindergarten, he coordinated the proposal with my coworkers. I came into my room and all of my students wore T-Shirts that said “Say Yes” followed by my name. I was completely surprised and confused initially, but it was the easiest “yes!” I’ve ever said. 

Where did you go to honeymoon?

El Dorado Royale Casitas Resort in the Riveria Maya, Mexico




MWL Design:

Riley Luxe


The Waterfront Event Center, Okoboji, Iowa


Okoboji Skin Care


Elements Design Studio: Tina Edwards




Exclusively Diamonds: Mankato, MN

Shoes :

Target, A New Day


Allison Hopperstad

Your MWL stockist:

a&be Bridal shop: Minneapolis, MN