Corpse flower stench crashes Madison couple’s wedding

While a Madison couple tied the knot, their wedding became part of history 12 years in the making. ‘Til death do you part for newlyweds Chad and Casey Larson. The Star Wars loving couple always knew they’d get married on May the Fourth, Star Wars day, in Olbrich Botanical Gardens.

But there was something this self-proclaimed quirky couple didn’t know about their big day. “One of the coordinators at Olbrich ran out and was like guys, guys, I have news! It’s happening!” An unexpected guest decided to show up one hour before Casey and Chad were set to say ‘I do,’

“It is legendary. This is a really rare occurrence,” explains Katy Nodolf from Olbrich Botanical Gardens. The corpse flower at the conservatory only blooms once every decade or so, and that bloom only lasts for about 24-hours. Casey and Chad now had a wedding part of Madison history.

“My first thought was yes! How awesome! How cool is that? Then I was like, hmm, how bad is it going to be?” says Casey.

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