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Real Door County Wedding – A Classic Pretty-in-Pink
November 3rd, 2011 by Morgan - 0 Comments - Leave a Comment
Laura & Mike were married on Friday, July 22nd at Horseshoebay Golf Club in Egg Harbor. Located on the western side of Door County, the club has a spectacular view of the treetops and foliage overlooking the bay of Green Bay and can accommodate both a ceremony and reception. Lovely pink and fuchsia Gerbera daisies, beach and dock sunset shots, and a beautifully decorated reception top off this dream-come-true Door County wedding.
From the bride … I’m not the type of girl who planned her entire wedding from the time she was little, but when I did get engaged after 4 1/2 years of dating my husband, I told him my only wish was to have the wedding in Door County. Door County has always been a special place for my family. My parents spent a few days there after their own wedding 42 years ago! We try to take a trip there at least once a year in the fall. Last fall, I surprised my family during our annual fall trip with my engagement!
I had decided that since we are from the Milwaukee area that it would be a good idea to enlist the help of a wedding planner. I contacted Carrie Baldwin with Door County Event Planners and made an appointment to meet with her the following weekend. She scheduled our meeting to take place at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, which would later become my venue. I fell in love with the location and the view the minute I arrived. Carrie and I clicked as well so I knew that I was in very good hands! All of my vendors, such as the cake, flowers, photographer, and DJ came highly recommended from Carrie.
When people asked me why I was getting married in Door County, my answer usually was “Have you been to Door County?” If they have been, most people realize why we chose it as the site for our wedding. My husband and I love to spend time near the water, so we wanted to be sure to incorporate that into our day. There was nowhere we could think of in the state of Wisconsin that would provide views like the ones we experienced on our annual trips to Door County.
My wedding was a small and intimate, just as I had wanted. Everything turned out beautifully, including the weather, which as anyone from Wisconsin knows, can be very unpredictable. It was the hottest week of the year, and Friday, July 22nd was no exception. We received some relief from the humidity we had at home in Milwaukee, but it was still very warm.
I was able to incorporate a few family mementos into my wedding day. The knife we used to cut our cake was the knife my parents used at their wedding back in 1969. My fabric from my maternal grandmother’s wedding dress was used for a table runner on the gift table as well as for the fabric around my bouquet. The jewelry I wore was a gift from my parents.
I felt like the luckiest girl in the world on my wedding day. I was marrying a wonderful man, surrounded by all the people in the world who meant the most to me. I received so many compliments on the views, the food, and the flowers, but the most frequent compliment I received was just how beautiful Door County is and what a perfect setting for a wedding. I couldn’t agree more!!