Sumit had a plan and I was excited to be a part of it. When he described how he would bring his girlfriend to Memorial Union at UW-Madison and serenade her at the piano I was both enthusiastic about documenting such a special moment, and wary that the camera might be a distraction. All of Sumit’s plans were perfect though and his proposal was one of the most romantic moments I have had the honor to capture. I could not help but tear up when they embraced, and shortly after when their parents and family entered to offer joyous congratulations.
Megan & Patrick’s wedding was truly magical – the beautiful Indian Lake County Park with it’s trails and wildflowers provided a picturesque setting for photographing the event. With an amazing group of friends and family traveling from afar to permeate the celebration with happiness and well wishes. You could not have asked for a more perfect Wisconsin spring day, nor a more loving and celebratory bunch with which to spend it!
In a day filled with so many joyous moments, the celebratory mood really culminated during the many personal, touching toasts made by Megan & Patrick’s family. One that particularly stood out was when Megan’s father led everyone in singing a song he wrote to commemorate the day. The song’s chorus goes like this:
Megan and Patrick are wed today
Ring the bells throughout the land
A better pair I could nae say
Friends and Family do clap your hands
(Click any of the images below for a larger, gallery-style view)
I had a wonderful day of shopping and photographing the Handmade Madison spring craft marketplace!
Rachel Dolnick and Jackie Matelski of the Handmade Madison Indie Artist League organized a spectacular event with a diverse group of artists and wares. After realizing there was no way to have everything I wanted, I purchased a great pair of earrings with an almost iridescent coral stone. Many of the artists also have websites and Etsy stores where I will very likely pick up some of the other great items on my wish list!
Artists featured in this post include: