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Intimate Period Garden Park Wedding + The Edgewater Hotel Reception

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August 4, 2023

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Her something blue for her intimate Period Garden Park wedding: His great grandmas hand stitched handkerchief 🪡

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Intimate Garden Wedding

Jessica looped it tenderly around her bouquet as she nervously headed to her first look with Jon. In the hustle and bustle of downtown Madison, there is a tiny haven where everything seems to slow down – Period Garden Park (aka one of the very best places to elope in Wisconsin!) The couple fell in love with it because it reminded Jessica of The Secret Garden that she and her sister loved so much as children. In this little green, flowering corner of the city, Jon and Jessica said their vows.

Bride and dad get ready to walk down the aisle at Period Garden Park wedding
Groom watches bride walking down the aisle
Fountain at Period Garden Park

Period Garden Park Micro wedding in Madison, WI

30 of their closest family and friends cheered, and the fountain babbled as they were pronounced husband and wife (with, of course, a reference to Jon’s love of fishing 🎣- they just wouldn’t be his vows without it!) This was 12 years of Jessica and Jon and they were ready to move onto the next leg of their journey together – kicking it off with an intimate Period Garden Park wedding.

Bride laughs with family members in Period Garden Park
Bride places ring on groom's finger during intimate garden wedding in Madison, WI

Period Garden park is themed around the Victorian era and is overflowing with garden beds. It’s one of the most unique hidden gems in Madison, WI. It’s within walking distance of the water and the Madison State Capitol can be seen in the distance. For history bluffs- the parks’ cozy location at the well known Gorham and Pinckney Streets was a front lawn in the late 1800’s.

The Edgewater Madison Wedding

Best Places to Elope in Wisconsin

As heavy clouds rolled in, the joyful intimate Period Garden Park wedding group made their way to the warm glow of the Edgewater Hotel. Clinking glasses and belly laughs sounded all around. 

Dirty Martini at Edgewater Hotel Wedding
The Edgewater Hotel Wedding Reception
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Woman hugs bride at Edge Water hotel Micro Wedding

The Edgewater takes micro weddings to the next level. It brings all those warm, glowy feels + laid back luxury. The couple held a relaxed cocktail hour at Augie’s Tavern inside The Edgewater, while their intimate The State House micro wedding reception offered sweeping views of Lake Mendota. Dirty Martinis, a table laden with fresh shrimp, and steaming sliders – the perfect mix high-end comfort foods!

Jessica & Jon took a walk along the nearby docks, stealing away for some time alone and to soak in the wind and waves. 

When we packed out for the night our hearts were overflowing. And posting this snippet of their day is giving us that warmth all over again! 

Guests laugh during the Edgewater Hotel Madison, WI wedding
Guests pose for a photo at Edgewater Hotel wedding

Intimate Period Garden Park Wedding & The Edgewater Hotel Reception Vendors: 

Couple: Jessica & Jon
Photographers: us! O & B Photo Co 
Ceremony: Period Garden Park
Reception: The Edgewater Hotel 
Officiant: Mallory (bride’s sister)
Hair & Makeup: ANiU Salon & Spa
Gown: Lulus Weddings

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