MADISON BROYLES & BRADLEY BURCH
October 1, 2021 / Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
Bradley and Madison first met in their International Finance class in the fall of 2010 at the Walton Business College. From seeing one another around campus before to having numerous mutual friends, they had never formally met. Madison remembers exactly what Bradley was wearing the first time she saw him, and she just knew he was the one!
Immediately after class, she walked right up to him and asked to be his partner for the semester-long senior class. They officially started dating the day after their Winter Break, and their first date was at Bordino’s on Dickson Street. Madison was on cloud nine and the rest is history!
Bradley proposed while visiting family in Telluride, Colorado. On their last day of the trip, they decided to take a four-wheeler to the top of a mountain. A storm was brewing and, 45-minutes later, Madison was drenched in rain and covered in dust. At the top of the mountain, they noticed another couple also taking in the beautiful view. Before Madison could turn her head, Bradley was down on one knee asking her to marry him! She says she "blacked out from happiness" and the next thing she remembers, her parents and Bradley’s parents were driving up to congratulate them! As it turns out, the other couple were secretly the photographers Bradley hire to take pictures of the proposal.
THE REHEARSAL DINNER
Since this was the first time the SEC Club was hosting a rehearsal dinner, they wanted to set the stage with a refined and modern look that complimented the color scheme. Red was the obvious choice for Madison and Bradley, and they chose red, white and black as their rehearsal dinner color palette to honor their alma mater, The University of Arkansas. The room was covered in cascading red roses, red gladiolas and red tulips–which blended spectacularly with their surprise guests, Big Red, Seu E. and Pork Chop! Madison’s favorite moment of the night was witnessing Bradley’s sheer joy as loved ones shared stories of their lives–he was blissfully happy!
Thursday night before their wedding, Madison and Bradley recreated their first date with their immediate families. The couple took everyone on a tour of the Walton Business School so they could see where it all began. They dubbed the experience "A Walk Down Bradison Lane"–it was a big hit! After the tour, they took it one step further by treating their entire family to dinner at their first date location, Bordino’s. Their families loved witnessing first-hand how they spent their first date as a couple together.
“We chose to have all wedding festivities (excluding the ceremony) on the University of Arkansas campus, to pay tribute to the location we cherish most–where we first met,”
- Madison Broyles
Madison and Bradley wanted to honor her late grandfather by incorporating the stadium into their wedding. Despite it never being done before, the university graciously agreed to host the couple's rehearsal dinner and welcome party. “It was my hope that Pop (as I called him) would finally get to see his dream realized as he would undoubtedly be there in spirit to guide me through the most important weekend of my life,” Madison said.
THE WEDDING DAY
October 2, 2021 / Inn at Carnell Hall
Inspired by the elegance of white and gold, they wanted their wedding to be a glamorous and modern affair. Madison is a romantic at heart, and her inspiration comes from current trends, timeless design and a child-like desire to recreate a fairy tale wedding with overarching florals, romantic gardens, enchanting photo ops and dancing in the moonlight.
The altar was adorned in white hydrangeas–which are Madison’s favorite flowers), white garden roses and white spray roses. She carried a bouquet filled with white hydrangeas, white tulips, white ranunculus, orchids and garden roses. Sewn into the silk of the bouquet was her grandfather's Arkansas 1964 National Championship Ring and a locket with a picture of her late grandparents on their wedding day on May 6, 1945.
Their wedding colors were pure white with hints of gold. Guests were greeted and served champagne at each entrance of the tent by strolling champagne skirt girls–who later changed into LED silk fan/winged costumes to surprise guests as they danced through the venue.
“Between the lush florals, natural landscape of Old Main Lawn, twinklings fairy dancers and our beautifully constructed 100-square-foot clear tent–my inspiration became my reality,”
- Madison Broyles
Madison’s most worth-it splurge was renting out the entire Inn at Carnall Hall space for their wedding that weekend. They filled each room with their wedding party, family and close friends so no matter what time of day it was–they were surrounded by their loved ones!
Madison and Bradley had a blast picking out their band. Their wedding planner, Anne-Claire Allen graciously invited them to the Ritz Carlton in Dallas for the chance of a lifetime–to witness a night full of mini wedding concerts featuring the hottest wedding bands available. They hired Jordan Kahn Music Company and never looked back!
The Elton John Impersonator was a complete surprise to Madison! She lives for surprises and Bradley pulled off the biggest surprise of her life, and she is so happy he did. Bradley’s favorite moment of the entire night was the look on Madison’s face when she realized Almost Elton John was performing for them. She quickly joined him on stage for a kick line–it was the hit of the night!
Big Red and Sue E. made their grand entrance onto the dance floor by carrying in late-night sonic bites and passing out customized, individually wrapped burgers and corndogs to wow their guests. “Although the mascots were only booked for 30 minutes, Big Red and Sue E. ended up staying the whole night and tore up the dance floor by challenging numerous guests to dance-offs,” Madison said.
Their first dance was to a saxophone solo rendition of "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston. During the chorus of the song, Bradley swept Madison off of her feet into a long twirl as novelty fireworks shot up and lit the stage. Talk about a fairytale moment!
“Slow down, don't rush the process. Change your mind, be picky, taste everything and be silly. Most of all, be present because once it's over, it's over–and then the real fun begins,”
- Madison Broyles
WEDDING VENDORS WE LOVE
Inn at Carnall Hall
Erin Wilson Photo and Films
Blakeman's Fine Jewelry
Videography: Lucy Camery Films, Ceremony Venue: Central Methodist Fayetteville, Rehearsal Venue: Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium, North End Zone, SEC Club, Thursday Night Dinner Venue: Bordinos Restaurant & Wine Bar, Rehearsal & Welcome Party Catering: Levy Restaurants, Chef Jacob Peck, Coordinator: Anne-Claire Allen Owens, Cake: Shelby Lynn's Cake, Music: Jordan Kahn Music Company & Almost Elton John, Mascots: Big Red and Sue E., After-Party Snacks: Sonic, Rentals: Social Llama Events, White Door Events, Party Pro Rents, Stationery: Colorbox Letterpress, Champagne Skirts: Arkansas Circus Arts, Tenting: Mahaffey Event & Tent Rentals, Linens: BBJ Linens, Dance Floor: Center Stage Floors, Lighting: Lightwork Events, HMUA: Molly Rose Hite, Rehearsal Dress: Lovely Bride, Dallas, Wedding Dress: Warren Barron Bridal, Shoes: Jimmy Choo Highland Park, Jewelry: Family heirloom, Groom’s Tuxedo: Stanley Korshak, Groomsmen tuxedos: The Black Tux