Inside Madison Henderson + Matthew Scharff’s Intimate and Elegant Utah Wedding

Content creators Madison Henderson + Matthew Scharff’s social media love story began when they met on TikTok during the pandemic. Followers fell in love with them while they fell for each other, and after two years of dating the romantic video of Matthew getting down on one knee in Greece in August of 2022 has millions of views.

When the time came to plan the wedding, Maddie + Matt decided they wanted a celebration that felt intimate and elegant. That meant a guest list of only 30 for the ceremony and 55 for the reception to keep things personal and low-stress. It also meant a design vision full of timeless, enchanting touches like monochromatic white florals with lots of greenery, romantic glowy candles, and tons of twinkly string lights.

A friend’s gorgeous property in Utah provided a stunning setting for Maddie + Matt’s wedding, with majestic mountains framing their ceremony, and Ciaran Mae Photo was there the whole time taking breathtaking photos of the couple and their big day that we’re so excited to show you.

This is the high-elegance micro wedding you’ve been daydreaming about. Let’s get into it.

Creating a custom wedding day newspaper is such a fun way to get your guests up to speed!

“I was STRESSING about finding my dress,” Maddie says. “I went to so many stores but didn’t find anything that looked good that wasn’t super expensive. I came across an ad for Grace Loves Lace, and immediately went in to try on some dresses.” That’s how she found the show-stopping low-back high-slit Goldie gown. “The lady there asked me to try it on, but I told her it wasn’t my style…I put it on and fell in love. And for a good price;)”

Take a look through some of our favorite Grace Loves Lace gowns!

These pearl accent fingerless gloves are EVERYTHING! Definitely explore our list of 21 wedding gloves for the fashionable bride if you’re into accessorizing your bridal look like Maddie did.

Maddie’s emerald-cut engagement ring is a perfect example of elegant simplicity. Find some similar looks in our collection of 37 simple engagement rings for the minimalist.

The First Look

You can catch a glimpse of this tear-jerking moment on Maddie’s TikTok! Along with lots of other peeks into their big day!

Loving the light neutral tones Maddie introduced into her bridal color palette with these pointed toe ankle strap block heels! The Laura Light Nude Suede Ankle Strap Heels from Lulu’s are similar and have a fun pop of metallic gold on the heel.

A tip from the bride: “Do all your stressing before the day of. Get it all out. Plan and make it all perfect…Then if you don’t have a wedding planner, get a close friend you trust (mom or MOH), and give them the contacts for every vendor. The day-of, tell them you don’t want to know anything. Just enjoy that day. If something isn’t exactly how you want it? That’s bound to happen. If you trust the person you put in charge, let them stress for you. YOU just focus on going with the flow and having a good time.”

Maddie’s almond shaped french mani is so beautifully bridal. Check out some other wedding nails designs and ideas to start brainstorming your wedding day nail look.

The Ceremony


We are loving Matt’s light neutral wedding suit. Shop this cream suit from Indochino to recreate his look.

Madison walked in with the song “Forrest Gump Suite” by Alan Silvestri.

Happy, happy tears!!

Happy Valley Floral filled Maddie + Matt’s day with romantic floral moments like this greenery-filled white bloom ceremony arch.

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Do what YOU want. It’s YOUR day. We wanted to feel less stressed, so we had a micro wedding with adults only. This made us able to truly talk with everyone while still enjoying our day. And the parents still tell us how grateful they were that they could have a night out!

When you’re so happy you just gotta spin 😊 Also, how chic and timeless is Maddie’s low bun with those wavy face framing pieces?! Get into our 35 fave wedding updos and looks for every hair type!

The Reception

You need to look through our list of 15 magical tent decor ideas for an outdoor wedding if you are IN LOVE with this romantic open-air, greenery-draped tent setup like we are.

And don’t miss some romantic string light wedding decor ideas if it’s the twinkle that you’re loving.

Maddie’s long glitter veil added some subtle sparkle to her sophisticated bridal look.

Take a peek at our collection of the best wedding veils for every bridal style if you know you’re a veil kind of bride but still need to find the right length and vibe fo you.

One of the best parts of keeping the guest list small?? You can still plan an elegant evening like Maddie + Matt’s without breaking the bank! Keep things budget-friendly and explore how to plan an intimate wedding.

This list of 29 magical micro wedding venues across the US can help you find the right spot to gather your nearest and dearest.

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

From the bride: "Most memorable part is hard to choose, but I loved our choreographed first dance. It was to "When I Look at You" by Miley Cyrus. We practiced for weeks and were so excited to perform it!"

Another valuable word of advice from the bride about capturing your day: “One thing I will tell EVERYONE to get, is a day of content creator. Even if you are not a content creator, have a person there to take all the BTS footage of the day. It can take weeks and months to receive footage from your main photographer and videographer. With a content creator, she shoots it all on her iPhone and you get it the next morning. Matt and I loved going through the hundreds of photos and videos of our day together the next morning. We got to relive it together. That is definitely a must have!”

Congratulations, Maddie + Matt!! Your intimate outdoor Utah wedding was the definition of elegance. GWS wishes you two all the very best!

photography: Ciaran Mae Photo // venue name: private residence, Utah // florals: Happy Valley Floral // wedding dress: grace loves lace // videography: Kayeshayefilms