It’s no secret The McCartneys are one of our favorite creative husband-wife duos, so when they sent us this Door County celebration photographed to perfection we knew it was meant for the pages of SMP. They captured the very essence of Ann-Marie and Kyle’s sweet love and you can watch their big day unfold in the gallery.
From The McCartneys… If we could, we would scream from the mountain tops how much we adored every part of Ann-Marie Woods & Kyle Strickland’s wedding celebration in beautiful Door County!
Ann-Marie’s parents have a property in Door County, WI, and while Ann-Marie & Kyle live in Chicago they planned a weekend wedding celebration that brought all of their loved ones to the beautiful peninsula of Wisconsin. Just one example of the thoughtfulness they infused into their wedding day, while Ann-Marie and her ladies were getting ready she took them all outside where she thanked them all for being such an irreplaceable part of her life & presented them with handwritten letters expressing her gratitude. The heartfelt tears & hugs started early, and it was such a beautiful moment shared by Ann-Marie, her Mom, Mother-in-Law, sisters, and friends!
Ann-Marie had also decided she wanted to surprise Kyle with a getaway car for the two of them to ride in after their ceremony. She lined up a classic Bentley, which made for a very happy new Mrs & Mrs as the driver whisked them away to Horseshoe Bay Farms for portraits, then down the road to the stunning Horseshoe Bay Beach Club to celebrate with their guests. Ann-Marie & Kyle worked with Carrie of Door County Event Planners to dream up a gorgeous tented celebration right on the bay, and no detail was left untouched! Helen of Flora Flowershop created joyful floral centerpieces with bright yet classic pops of color atop long wooden tables mixed with classic rounds.
As the evening went on, in between cheers & sweet toasts, guests enjoyed music by the Matt Stedman Band & Orchestra and the dance floor was packed with energy! Since their tented dinner & the reception was situated right along the shore, it was a wonderful treat for everyone when the most beautiful sunset capped off a gorgeous day! But that wasn’t all Ann-Marie & Kyle had planned for their guests –– next, everyone enjoyed individual sized ice cream cakes followed by a grand firework show right over the water and a late-night cheese curd bar (a Wisconsin classic!).
When we first connected with Ann-Marie & Kyle, they said their wedding hopes included being surrounded by wonderful families and friends with great food and great music, and having all the out-of-towners (which was just about everyone) see why they love Door County. If you ask us, they achieved that and even more!
Photography: The McCartneys Photography | Videography: Wedding Films | Event Planning: Door County Event Planners | Floral Design: Flora | Invitations: Paper Source | Ceremony Venue: Stella Maris Baileys Harbor | Reception Venue: Horseshoe Bay Beach Club | Bridesmaid Dresses: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Kari Pudlo | Band: Matt Stedman Band & Ring Of Music Orchestra | Groom's Attire: Black Tie Formalwear | Tent Rental: Tide Water Tents | Film Lab: Fast Foto & Digital | Fireworks: Spielbauer Fireworks | Ice Cream Cakes: Kelley Country Creamery | Wedding Dress Boutique: Ultimate Bride Boutique | Wedding Dress Designer: Liancarlo