Washington Island looks like it was plucked off the shores of Cape Cod and plopped right down in the middle of Wisconsin with weathered shingle cottages, boat filled ports and loads of hydrangeas and peonies all photographed by M Three Studio Photography. And what better spot for a charming destination affair? Planned by Seize The Day Events, this gem is a summertime love fest.
From M Three Studio Photography…Door County is a true gem of the midwest, and Washington Island is it’s best hidden secret! The rural and tiny island has tons of New England sea-town-style charm, wrapped in a healthy dose of “northwoods”. Megan and Matt brought all of their guests to the tiny island (accessible only by ferry) for a destination wedding right where they fell in love. The Bride had grown up summering on the island and at her grandparent’s home there, and when she met Matt, she brought him along. In her toast to her husband that night, she mentioned how “this is where I learned to ride a bicycle, where I learned to swim, and where I fell in love with you. And now it is where I married my best friend.”.
The Bride’s shabby-chic style mixed with the Groom’s preppy sensibilities for a sweet and playful wedding that highlighted all the island has to offer. Guests were escorted around the 15 square-mile island by the “cherry train”, an island tradition. Tables were adorned with vintage glass, fresh blooms and New Glarus Brewing Company Growlers, one of Wisconsin’s most loved micro-brews.
One of the most touching moments of the day was within the first look. Just after that first sight, both the bride and groom pulled out hand-written vows and had their own private ceremony right there on the Jackson Harbor dock. It was just the two of them, and such a great start to an emotional, fun and beautiful day.
Photography: M Three Studio Photography | Planner: Seize The Day Events | Florist: Flora Flowershop | Ceremony Venue: Stella Maris Catholic Parish | Reception: Historic Island Dairy | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Lily Pulitzer | Hair & Makeup: Hair By Kari | Transportation: The Cherry Train | Band And Lighting: Spicy Tie Band | Bride's Gown: Christos