Amy and Gary
Timeless Premiere Park Hotel Wedding in Madison, Wisconsin
All wedding days are magic, but there was just something special in the air at Amy and Gary’s beautiful and timeless wedding at the Premiere Park Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin.
People ask me all of the time if I photograph Madison weddings. As you may know, I reside just 40 minutes south of La Crosse, Wisconsin, so Madison is a two-hour drive one way. My answer? Well, clearly how on earth could I stay away from these gorgeous Capitol city weddings when sweet couples like Amy and Gary are getting married?!
Amy and Gary planned their wedding between their own packed work and home life schedules.. and when I say home life, I really mean travel life. Gary proposed while he and Amy were on one of their yearly trips during Gary’s off-season when they went to Hawaii. He popped the question after a helicopter ride to the top of a volcano. Seriously?! How amazing is that?! I did joke to both of them (okay, only half-joked) that if they ever needed career changes from optometry and coaching the UW Women’s Volleyball team, then they totally had a successful career in the wedding planning business!
Everything on their wedding day went off without a hitch. Even the weather cleared up and the local flowering trees and tulips seemed to burst at the thought of Amy and Gary saying “I do!” You two didn’t plan that, too, did you? 🙂 Every single detail was as timeless and elegant as their own love story, which seamlessly tied the entire today together.
What stuck out most to me was the love and fun that continuously surrounds both Amy and Gary by the people who love them most. From Amy’s sweet sisters who always kept the fun times rolling, to the sweetest nieces who snuck a peek of the bride and groom by stepping in the aisle during a reading at the ceremony, to the guests who couldn’t help but rip up the dancefloor and kept the party hoppin’ long after I had left for the evening.
It was evident that each person who showed up did exactly that – they showed up for two people on one of the most poignant days of their lives – their wedding day. I often tell people that showing up for a wedding day is more than just a party. It’s showing up for them and saying I love you, perhaps without saying it out loud at all. That’s really what matters.
Amy and Gary, thank you for allowing me to “show up” for you two on your wedding day. It was such an honor to witness your love and all of the love that surrounds you – from near and far.
Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their beautiful, timeless wedding day!
Photographer: Haley Hundt Photos, LLC
Getting Ready Venue: Best Western Premier Park Hotel
Ceremony Venue: St. Pauls Catholic Student Center
Reception Venue: Best Western Premier Park Hotel
Florist: Melody Rose Designs
Gown: Edith’s Bridal
Jewelers: Kesslers Diamonds & Brilliant Earth
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Bridesmaids Dresses: Edith’s Bridal
Stationery: The Knot
Catering: Best Western Premier Park Hotel
Hair & MUA: Temptd Salon and Spa
DJ: Saturn’s 8
Transportation: Jones Travel
WISCONSIN-BASED DESTINATION WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
Please contact Haley if you wish to learn more about wedding photography or destination wedding photography. Haley specializes in fine-art film-inspired photography. With this in mind, she aims to produce bright and airy, timeless images in a relaxed setting. Presently, Haley resides in Viroqua, Wisconsin, and documents love stories nationwide.