A wonderful wedding took place late Sunday afternoon as soft romantic sounds of a train whistle blew just blocks away, a gentle breeze swept in from Lake Monona, and swiftly moving clouds let bolts of sun drop down on the assembled crowd.
At the small but peaceful B.B. Clarke Beach on Madison’s isthmus neighbors and friends gathered for the vows that started a shared road together for this couple.
With about 30 minutes until the scheduled start of the ceremony James and I volunteered to clean the shoreline of summer growth so so give a clear view of the lake for the couple and their guests. (We were the only ones with trimmers at the ceremony! Advance notice and the whole shoreline could have been completed.)
After a rainy Saturday, and a cloudy start to the morning, there was nothing but sunshine and smiles as this couple took their first steps together as man and wife.
Congratulations and best wishes to the new couple.
Others may be mindful of how wonderful this setting in the neighborhood can be for a wedding. This treasure of a park is one that has great potential, as was demonstrated today. This wedding idea was in sharp contrast to an expensive banquet hall. When the parks are well-used they also are then well-maintained and well-funded.
Now to the pictures of a memorable afternoon.
The flower girl was waiting, and practicing for her important role of the day.
The best shoes of the day were worn by the groom!
The bride arrives to meet the man of her dreams waiting in front of family and friends.
Meet the new couple!