Working at SMP, my eyes have been opened to some of the prettiest places on the planet all via the weddings that show up on our screens – and Door County, Wisconsin is my newest hidden travel treasure. It’s beyond easy to see why this lakeside heaven hosted this breathtakingly beautiful Bride’s favorite childhood memories, and why it simply had to be the place where she said yes to her Mister. And when that day came, I’m pretty sure it turned out beyond her wildest childhood dreams (complete with the most perfect lace up booties I ever did see), because it only takes one look at the images in the gallery from Emily Steffen to see that this wedding was an absolute treasure in itself. See it all here!
From Emily Steffen Photography… Kate and Connor LOVE Door County, so OF COURSE they had to plan their dream wedding in their dream location! Kate’s family owns a house in Door County so one of her fondest memories is waking up to the waves of Lake Superior crashing against the rocks of the shore. They wanted to feature some of their favorite surroundings to some of their favorite people attending the wedding!
The colors were intentionally subdued and monochromatic to give a casual elegance to the affair with strong hints of vintage. Kate spend a lot of time incorporating personal details such as custom “Door County” totes that greeted guests as they arrived, family-heirloom type bagpiping music at the ceremony, mini cake toppers painted to resemble the Kate and Conor and the array of family photos of mothers’/grandmothers’ wedding!
The day began with giggling ladies filling Kate’s family’s home on the shores of Lake Michigan…mimosas in hand and Door County chocolate covered cherries in the other! Followed by some photos and a ride in the famous Door County trolly. It dropped everyone off at the ceremony site, where guests were greeted by the sounds of the waves crashing against the rocky shores and the view of the beautiful, sunny picturesque backdrop as Kate and Connor promised their lives and hearts to one another! The reception soon followed with a live jazz bank, old fashioned drinks, amazing cocktails, funny stories from family and friends as well as tasty food and good company! The night proceeded with dinner, dancing with another LIVE band, drinks, photoboothing, an AMAZING chocolate bar and a surprise fireworks display that had everyone oooo-ing and awweee-ing! It was the night of a lifetime!
Wedding Photography: Emily Steffen Photography / Ceremony Venue: Beach Park in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin / Reception Venue: Woodwalk Art Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin / Floral Design: Flora / Wedding Coordination: Carrie Baldwin of Door County Meeting & Event Planners / Wedding Cinematography: Miller Studios / Wedding Catering: Mission Grille / Wedding Stationery: Sarah Drake (invitations) / Ceremony Music: Allegro String Quartet (band) + Michael Sommers (bagpiper) / Cocktail Hour Music: Mar Caribe / Reception Music: Bumpus / Door County Totes: FLS Banners / Wedding Dress: Alvina Valenta / Bride’s Shoes: Something Blue via BHLDN (ceremony) + Jimmy Choo (reception) / Bride’s Hair, Bride’s Makeup + Bridesmaids’ Makeup: Toni Scott / Bridesmaids’ Hair: Door County Wedding Stylists