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Real Door County Wedding — Heirloom Lace & Love
June 11th, 2013 by Morgan - 0 Comments - Leave a Comment
Door County has a magical quality that captures people’s imaginations and hearts. Lindsay and Kevin’s story begins in Door County and they wanted to start their life together here in a magical ceremony by the water.
You’ll love the beautiful detailing in Lindsay’s pale blue, heirloom lace-covered dress, and the deep purple bridesmaid dresses and orchids for the boutonniere are stunning. They found plenty of help with all of the details and paid special attention to food, as you’ll hear in Lindsay’s story. Enjoy today’s Door County Real Wedding!
From the Bride … Door County holds a very special place in our hearts, it is where we met and both of our families are deeply rooted in Northern Door. I grew up spending summers in Door County, my parents have a place in Sister Bay, and Kevin’s family has been vacationing at their cottage on the lake side since the 60′s.
Before that, Kevin’s grandfather Scott Smith, gave fishing tours off of Washington Island during summers of his youth. We met working in Ellison Bay one summer during college, and since then have had countless memories kayaking, sailing, swimming, exploring, dining, concert-going and star gazing. Because this place was so special to us, it was not only a natural fit for our wedding, but a chance to share it’s beauty with our loved ones.
Planning became a bit of a challenge because we were living in Washington, DC. However, Carrie of Door County Events was wonderful. I truly cannot praise her enough. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and truly our advocate. I never knew how much goes into a wedding, both before and the day of.
She was an expert, knew what would work logistically, bringing up issues I never would have thought about! She worked well with all of our vendors, really bringing everyone together as a team, a constant source of support! Also, her execution the day of was impeccable. It really allowed me, my mom and the rest of our family to truly enjoy the event. I knew I had nothing to worry about. Hiring her was probably the single best decision we made!
We decided to make a “Door County Weekend” for our guests, since many of them came from out of town. Thursday night was a get together at my parents cottage, Friday was the rehearsal, rehearsal luncheon and a pig roast hosted by the Keeppers. My husband and I tried to make every detail of our wedding meaningful.
We love the water, so we chose the waterfront park of Sister Bay for our location. I am a classical musician and asked some of my musical friends to play during our ceremony. My mother designed a crest that was used on our printed materials, the bench and certificate. (She also, with Carrie’s help, really pulled everything together; I could not have done it without her!) Helen of “Flora” did a beautiful job with the bouquets, boutonnieres and flowers. A good family friend of the Keepper’s, Lindsay Alde, made my dress, incorporating lace from my grandmother’s dress into my veil. Truly a work of art!
Our guests signed a certificate as witnesses to the marriage, which was elegantly painted by calligrapher and artist Mary Teichman. They also signed a beautiful handmade bench made by Door County artist Joel Thomas, one of Carrie’s many great ideas!
I am celiac, which means I cannot digest gluten, or dairy, and my husband adopted the lifestyle about a year and a half after we started dating. We both love food and healthy living, and it was important to us to show our guests that a gluten and dairy free lifestyle was not a deprivation!
Leslie of Not By Bread Alone made a delicious, fresh, and beautifully arranged meal, which was entirely gluten and dairy free. Much of it was cooked on site, and it was one of the best meals I have every had! Jean from Door County Baker made an absolutely decadent, moist, and beautiful cake, that was also gluten and dairy free. Our guests are still raving about the meal, and many didn’t even know it was gluten and dairy free! In addition, my Dad, Kirk Scattergood made some gluten free beer for the event to complement the (regular) kegs and spirits brought in from Main Street Market.
We danced to music from the Nick’s (a favorite band!), with special guests Eric Lewis and Tommy Boroughs. They did a wonderful job! After we were tired and hungry from dancing Wild Tomato brought some pizzas for a late night snack, including some gluten and dairy free pizzas!
The next morning my parents hosted a light continental breakfast in the village hall so we could say good bye to our guests as they left the county. Drink Coffee brought in coffee and tasty gluten and dairy free baked goods.
It was such a fun, perfect, beautiful and meaningful weekend that we didn’t want it to end! However, we can still relive some of the memories with our beautiful photos by Michael Segal, and our wonderful and very creative video done by Chris Miller.
Our wedding was perfect. I could not have asked for better vendors, event planners or people to work with. The memories will truly last a lifetime and Door County will always be a special, magical place.
Wedding Photography: Michael Segal Photography / Wedding Videography: YES! Wedding Films / Getting Ready Location: Sister Bay Yacht Club / Wedding Location: Waterfront Park, Sister Bay / Wedding Dress: Family Friend / Flowers: Flora Flowershop / Cake: Door County Bakery / Wedding Certificate: Mary Teichman / Bench: Joel Thomas / Reception Catering: The Not By Bread Alone / Reception Music: The Nick’s / Rehearsal Luncheon: Pig Roast / Rehearsal Dinner: Mission Grille / Sunday Breakfast: Drink Coffee / Wedding Planner: Door County Event Planners