Andrea & Phil

August 27, 2011 at St. Bernard’s Church and The Madison Club

Score one for office romance. “We met while I was conducting his HR orientation at work,” says Andrea Birnbaum of husband Phil Stankard. “It took a few years for us to start dating, but he would tell you that he knew during his orientation that we would get married.” Having both relocated to Madison for work around the same time, the couple’s wedding was an opportunity to gather their friends and family in one spot. “We were very excited to show them how amazing Madison is,” says Andrea. “We wanted everything to be located downtown and to really give our guests the experience of the city. As we suspected, everyone loved it here, and our guests from the East Coast couldn’t believe the gem of a city that we have.”

Gown: La Sposa, from Brandi’s Bridal Galleria, Etc. | Bridesmaids’ dresses: J.Crew | Groom’s apparel: Hugo Boss Black Label, from Macy’s | Rings: David Yurman | Cake: The Madison Club | Flowers: Hy-Vee Grocery | Invitations & stationery: Designed by the couple | Chair covers: Blissful Events

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