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Sylvie + Brian’s O’Brien Barn wedding near Madison, WI

Sylvie + Brian‘s intimate wedding outside of Madison at the O’Brien Barn and Blue Mound State Park was just delightful to photograph and take part in. I learned what genuinely sweet and kind people they both are at their Madison engagement session last fall. Their wedding kept striking you throughout the day with its extremely intimate nature and personal touches. All loved ones attending lent a helping hand with at least one element of the day. (Sylvie’s mom even sewed all of their napkins for dinner, and her own dress for the wedding!)

S+B’s outdoor ceremony took place on one of the overlooks in Blue Mound State Park, where surrounded by family and friends, everyone contributed sentiments, laughs + hugs. For the reception, the O’Brien Barn made things that much more personal. The farm is actually a working sixth-generation family farm and inadvertently became a ‘venue’ open to other couples after the family’s daughter renovated the barn for her own wedding a few years ago! I really could go on and on (and on), so I will allow the pictures to speak for themselves. Sylvie + Brian…you are so sugary sweet and fun! Thank you again for inviting me into your lives! :)


A few more details: Ceremony Blue Mound State Park     Reception O’Brien Barn     Delicious food  Underground Food Collective     Beverages Ale Asylum & Oso    Flowers Via Dane County Farmers’ Market

  • Callie - Love these Carly! They are gorgeous! :)June 29, 2011 – 3:44 pm

  • Emily steffen - Holy moly!!!!! Love this wedding carly….the ceremony is gorgeous,the barn is awesome and the bonfire is perfect!!! So adorable!June 29, 2011 – 3:52 pm

  • Jennifer - Beautiful photos Carly! Love everything… the cows, the truck, the signs… and the brides bouquet!June 29, 2011 – 4:44 pm

  • Brenda - Carly, these photos are gorgeous! Every time I see photos from a wedding that you do, it makes me want to get married all over again. You capture the true spirit of the moment.June 29, 2011 – 8:56 pm

  • Amanda - Wow…that’s really all I can say. These take my breath away. You should be so proud of your talent…cause we are!June 30, 2011 – 9:44 am

  • Heather - These are amazing Carly! Such beautiful, beautiful images. I love the intimacy of them all. Wonderful work!June 30, 2011 – 4:12 pm

  • Sylvie - love these, carly! :-)June 30, 2011 – 6:18 pm

  • Marla - I don’t even know the bride or groom. These photos were forwarded to me by Sylvie’s father. And I have to say, that was the most fun I’ve ever had looking at wedding pictures! They really captured the spirit of the event.

    I wish for Sylvie and Brian a future full of love, and joy, and adventure!

    MarlaJune 30, 2011 – 6:26 pm

  • Carly McCray Photography - Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone! xoxo :)July 10, 2011 – 11:34 am

  • Carly McCray WI Wedding Photography featured on Nourish Blog | Carly McCray Photography Blog // Fine Art Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer - […] ready to be seriously hungry! Marissa Lippert’s blog {Nourish} recently featured my work from Sylvie + Brian‘s wedding…more specifically, the DELISH cupcakes made by their friend Katie Payne. […]July 31, 2011 – 9:09 pm

  • Stacey monsani - Want to eat some serious cupcakes and purchase a farm. Oh yeah, and get married again and have you take the pictures!August 30, 2011 – 3:25 pm

  • Featured on Style Me Pretty today! WI Barn Wedding! | Carly McCray Photography Blog // Fine Art Madison Wisconsin Wedding Photographer - […] the squeeeeeeaaaallll!!!!!! {Sylvie + Brian}’s intimate barn wedding is featured today on the enormously popular wedding blog, {Style Me […]August 31, 2011 – 8:17 am

  • Cathy Cooper - Carly,

    Through high school I dated Bill O’Brien, his parents own that barn!! (I’m from Oregon). I have many fond memories of that farm. Hope you enjoyed it as much as I used to!

    CathySeptember 16, 2011 – 3:09 pm

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