The theme of the wedding on the blog today is simple: JOY. Because the theme of the LIVES of the couple married last Sunday at the Overture Center in downtown Madison is JOY : ) Yone + Hannah are an incredible couple who are joyfully in LOVE with one another, joyfully thankful for the wonderful friendships in their lives, + joyfully taking life one day at a time + celebrating it. On her wedding day, Hannah never didn’t have a huge smile on her face, + at one point later into the evening, she put her hair up in a ponytail (she has LONG, gorgeous locks!!) + when I asked if she wanted a mirror, told me, “I truly don’t care how it looks! I figure I could channel my energy into worrying how I look, or I could channel it into loving the people around me + enjoying the moments of this day!! That’s how I live every day!” She is so outward focused, always making sure those around her are taken care of + feeling loved. It is truly a breath of fresh air to spend time with her!! I also happen to know that she may sign some of her emails, “Goody goody gumdrops, Hannah Mae <3” – and if that doesn’t tell you something about her, I don’t know what does!! : )
Speaking of Hannah’s kindness, I have to mention just a quick story about her + Yone’s first date : ) They had a GREAT time together, however following up on the date, Yone called Hannah + told her that if he was going to be completely honest, he didn’t have time for a relationship at the moment – something that she deserved!! (Yone is an ER Surgeon + life can get a little hectic as you can imagine)! Anyway, Hannah told him that she completely understood, + she sweetly thanked him so much for calling. After he hung up the phone, Yone couldn’t believe that Hannah THANKED HIM for calling her to tell her that he couldn’t date at that time. Her kindness blew him away + he decided that no matter how busy he was, this girl was worth making time for. As you can guess, more dates ensued + now it’s SO exciting that these two get to call each other HUSBAND + WIFE!! They are the SWEETEST together + a reminder to those around them that selfless, outward, JOYFUL love exists + thrives : )
HM + Yone – enjoy some of our favorites from your day!! It was SUCH a beautiful one, from all the thoughtful details, to the way you two smile so big + so honestly when you look at one another (Yone, I can still hear your laugh every time I look at a picture of you + Hannah together)!! So much JOY + love you two share for one another + for life! You inspired us with your love for your family + friends, + the fact that although the day was about you, you did SO MANY things to ensure that your guests felt just as loved <3 Cheers to a lifetime of this same love + laughter together!!! XO!!!
Hannah is a graphic designer + designed their entire invitation suite!
Hannah + Yone got their bridal party “Tiles” for their gift – SO COOL! The Tile is a little gadget that you attach to something you always lose (ex: keys, wallet) + then you download an app on your phone + anytime you misplace the item your Tile is connected to, the app will tell you exactly where it is!!
Remember the story from their first date? Hannah thanked Yone for calling back!! : )
Hannah’s finger print on Yone’s ring!!
Welcome to Wisconsin! Gifts for their guests at the hotel!! (The cookies, not the diamond ring) ; )
An AMAZING job by KP Designs on all the floral pieces!!!!
I love it!! They both just kept saying, “You look SO GOOD!!!!!!” over + over + over!!! : )
I adore this moment <3
It was SUPER hot outside this day, so I’m SO glad we had such a gorgeous indoor space to work with at the Overture Center for the Arts!!!
Hannah has such GORGEOUS friends!!!!
Getting ready to get MARRIED!!! Everyone’s excited : )!!
SO happy that they danced down the aisle!!!! : )
I LOVE this idea!!!
Dr. + Mrs. Yone Amuka, everybody!!! : )
GORGEOUS styling by Canvas Weddings!! How fun is all this COLOR!? So unique!!!
I think he likes the cake! ; )
Hannah + Yone’s friends were celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary on the day Hannah + Yone got married, so H+Y surprised them with a mini replica of their wedding cake that they had made!! How THOUGHTFUL?! There were lots of tears : )
Thank you, thank you to the INCREDIBLE team:
Ceremony + Reception: Overture Center for the Arts | Catering: Fresco Madison | Wedding Planner: Canvas Weddings | Florist: KP Designs | Cake Artist: Cupcakes-A-Go-Go | Hair: Honeycomb Salon Collective | Rentals: Event Essentials