After we, two Wisconsin girls, found each other in Chicago, we decided to get married in Wisconsin — a Chicago wedding didn’t really scream “easy” or “affordable” for a non-profit employee and a grad student. Taller Lauren went to undergrad at UW-Madison, and had passed by a beautiful synagogue-turned-park-shelter (really! From 1863! The 8th oldest synagogue in the US!) a million times. It was the only place that really seemed to fit with what we both thought of as an ideal wedding venue, and so we drove up to Madison to stand in line at six in the morning on a weekday for the annual lottery to reserve park shelters.