Ian & Josie | Downtown Madison Wedding at the Park Hotel

Wedding Bouquet by Sunborn Gardens

The forecast called for thunderstorms all day on July 27th. All day. The radar looked bleak, and three different weather apps concluded that the odds of a downpour were greater than 70%. Which was fine. Somewhat sad news on such a happy day, but fine. Ian and Josie, when they’re together, could easily light up everything enough to make up for the sun.

(If you missed it, go see their engagement session on the shore of Lake Michigan. You’ll see what I’m talking about.)

So they began getting ready, and their families began getting ready, and backup plans for formal portraits were made. Someone (or maybe a lot of us?) must have been praying for the rain to hold off, though, because the thunderstorms started to be pushed off later and later into the day. And gloriously, everything fell into place.

With the florals by Sunborn Gardens, the views from the Park Hotel in Downtown Madison, and the backdrop of Capitol Square, Ian & Josie’s wedding was captivatingly beautiful. What is truly beautiful, though, is the love that these two share.

Ring Flatlay
Bride Getting Ready
Film Bridal Portrait
Portrait of a Bride
Bride holding her wedding bouquet
Film Portrait of a Bride in Madison Wisconsin
Black and White Bridal Portrait
Bride Arriving to the Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom at a Madison Wedding Ceremony
Bride and Groom's Downtown Madison Wedding Ceremony
Madison Wisconsin Wedding Kiss
Wisconsin State Capitol Building
Downtown Madison Wedding Party
Bridal Party Wedding Portrait in Downtown Madison
Bridal Party in Downtown Madison
Groomsmen in Gray Suits and Coral Ties
Groomsmen in Gray Suits
Downtown Madison Wisconsin Wedding Bride and Groom

It’s worth noting that I didn’t ask for this shot. I just turned around from posing the bridal party and they gave me these smiles. Gah, the feels.

Bride and Groom in Downtown Madison
Couple Kiss at the Park Hotel in Madison Wisconsin
Wedding Attire
Bride on the Stairs of the Capitol Building
Bride and Groom Portrait at the Capitol Building
Coral and White Bouquet by Sunborn Gardens
Wisconsin Capitol Building Wedding Portrait
Bride and Groom Kiss at the Wisconsin Capitol Building
The Park Hotel in Downtown Madison Wisconsin

Cocktail hour at The Park!

Bride and Groom at the Park Hotel Rooftop
Cocktail Hour at the Park Hotel
Event at the Park Hotel
Cocktail Hour at the Park Hotel

Since the sky had been filled with clouds for much of the day, and the rain was still supposed to come, the three of us went outside a bit early to try our luck for some sunset portraits. I swear the sun came back out just for these two, and we were gifted with the most magical light ever.

Bride and Groom Walk Down Capitol Square
Sunset Wedding Portrait
Downtown Madison Wedding Kiss
Downtown Madison Wedding
Wedding on Capitol Square
Bride and Groom Embrace in Capitol Square
Satin Wedding Dress
Madison Wisconsin Wedding
Bride and Groom in Downtown Madison
Downtown Madison Wedding Photography
Wedding Tables at the Park Hotel
Wedding Details at the Park Hotel
Bride and Groom's First Dance
Bride and Groom Dancing at Madison Reception

That. Smile.

Wedding Reception in Downtown Madison
Dancing at a Wedding Reception in Madison Wisconsin
Dancing at Madison Wedding Reception
Dancing at a Wedding Reception
Bride and Groom Dance

Ian and Josie, I love you both so entirely much! Thank you for having me alongside you on your wedding day— it was so beautiful to witness that it left me with tears in my eyes.

Additional thanks and love to the vendors:

Floral Design: Sunborn Gardens
Bride’s Dress: Eva’s Bridal
Menswear: Mens Wearhouse
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie
DJ: Kevin at Capitol Sound DJ
Rings: Goodman’s Jewelers
Ceremony Venue: Door Creek Church
Reception Venue: The Park Hotel
Film Processing: PhotoVision Prints