DOOR COUNTY LAKESIDE EDITORIAL WITH A.STYLED EVENT!! / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Where do we begin with the excitement, planning & FUN that went into this styled shoot? :) It's no secret that we McCartneys are lovers of everything Door County. :) Not to mention the wonderful friendship that we're so blessed to have with A.Styled Event!! Pull those elements together, along with a crazy-talented team of vendors, and you can only imagine how excited we were to collaborate on this little labor of love!

With Anna leading the way and bringing endless creative direction, we dreamed up an intimate rehearsal dinner set along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Sturgeon Bay, just behind the bride's childhood home. For those of you who aren't familiar, Door County is an absolute GEM!! As the peninsula of Wisconsin, Door County is surrounded by Green Bay & Lake Michigan, and it truly feels like the charming New England area – Wisconsin's own little slice of paradise. :) It's filled with gorgeous views, countless art galleries, and impeccable dining options, the best of which are to be found when tipped off by one of the locals!

Buds 'n Bloom designed stunning centerpieces to compliment a soft & romantic tablescape, along with the bride's bouquet, floral crown, and teepee adornments! The most charming custom letterpress invitations from Monograham were sent to the couple's immediate family, and Flourgirl Patissier created a sweet ombre cake for the occasion. Door County Olive Oil shared a selection of their favorite oils to be enjoyed with fresh Washington Island Bread, which was followed by a traditional Door County Fish Boil dinner! Guests were welcomed into the county with a basket filled with Door County goodies including cider, specialty oils & seasonings, and bread from Madison Avenue Wine Shop (a must-visit if you're in the area!).

We had an absolute BLAST photographing this beautiful setting, complete with our sweet models who happen to be a real-life couple! Aren't they adorable!! We're so excited to share these images with you – you may have seen some of them featured on Style Me Pretty earlier this fall, too :) Truly, the team that brought this shoot to life is so full of passion & love for what they do that each one of them is an inspiration!! Capturing their designs & creations was an absolute honor... and SO MUCH FUN!!! Can't wait to play again soon ;)

Lots of Love!! | Kelsy & Butch

All images captured on film with Contax 645 or Hasselblad 500cm on Fuji 400H. 

Floral Design: Buds ‘n Bloom | Creative Direction + Event Styling: A.Styled Event | Invitations: Monograham | Olive Oil for Tasting: Door County Olive Oil | Cake: Flourgirl Patissier | Welcome Basket Goodies: Madison Avenue Wine Shop | Hair + Makeup: Jessica of Clipper’s Mate | Bride’s Dress: Victoria’s Secret | Groom’s Attire: Banana Republic