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Helen + Rob: Romantic Vows at the Madison Public Library

By: 
Jordan Dechambre

Wedding: August 5, 2017

Ceremony & Reception: Madison Public Library

Honeymoon: Bayfield, Wisconsin

It doesn’t get much more Wisconsin than #OnceUponAFishFry. Helen Powling and Rob DeMeuse met in Madison and fell in love; the couple’s wedding hashtag documents how they met at Jordan’s Big 10 Pub, and how that serendipitous meeting set the course for their special day. Rob proposed during a hike through a nature preserve in Baraboo, and the couple celebrated their engagement with Bloody Marys and burgers. But the Wisconsin-themed fun didn’t stop there for this Badger-loving couple. After saying “I do” and celebrating with friends and family at the Madison Public Library, Helen surprised her husband with a few very special guests: The University of Wisconsin marching band, of which Rob was once a member. The philanthropic couple even raised money for the Madison Literacy Network during the reception, asking guests to skip clinking glasses for a kiss, and instead donate to the local charity (and reveal their favorite book to add to the couple’s growing reading list). More than $250 was raised by these hometown heroes.