GORDON LODGE DOOR COUNTY WEDDING | KATIE & NICK! / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

gordon-lodge-door-county-wedding-001 Fall weekends in Door County, Wisconsin tend to be on the busier side. Fall colors line the shores and back roads everywhere you turn, and the busy roads in Ephraim, Sister Bay, Fish Creek and Bailey's Harbor are usually bumper-to-bumper with cars angling to get to the next beautiful spot. We're not sure words will do the feeling we all experienced justice, but after Katie & Nick's ceremony at Ephraim Moravian Church overlooking Ephraim the entire wedding party gathered at the volunteer Ephraim Firestation, where Nick's father so honorably served. One photo we hoped to get was the entire wedding party in front of the station, which is located right on highway 42 in probably the busiest part of Door County. As we were arranging Katie & Nick and their awesome wedding party, the traffic just stopped! As in, LINES of cars were graciously waiting for us to get the photos we needed! Yup, Katie and Nick stopped traffic on their wedding day on one of the busiest Door County weekends of the entire year!!

Their wedding day was blessed with rain, but you would never know it from the looks on Katie & Nick's faces, or the faces of their guests! From the moment we arrived to the walnut cabin at Gordon Lodge in Baileys Harbor where Katie was getting into her dress, we could tell the only thing that mattered was that Katie & Nick were tying the knot. The non-stop day of celebrating also included a tour of the County via the Door County Trolley winding through Peninsula State Park and just about every colorful back road they could find on the way from their Ephraim ceremony to their BEAUTIFUL Gordon Lodge reception. After sweet and entertaining toasts, Katie & Nick enjoyed adorable cupcakes and danced the night away with all of the guests, who weren't the least bit shy about crashing the dance floor! :)

Katie & Nick, photographing a love as strong & happy as yours is truly a blessing for us! We know the two of you will have a long, joyful and family-centered marriage. Capturing these moments that you'll be able to look back on for a lifetime makes us burst with joy!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

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All images captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and D800 on Fuji 400H, TriX 400 and Delta 3200.

Reception: Gordon Lodge | Coordinator: Amy Gorham | Flowers: Helene from Flora | Hair Stylist & Makeup: Stephanie Fox, Salon Sase | Cake Artist: Gordon Lodge | DJ: Elite Music Service | Invitations: As You Wish | Bride’s Dress: by Maggie Sottero from The Bridal Event | Bride’s Jewelry: Susan Allen | Bride’s Shoes: Macy's | Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, from the Bridal Event | Groom’s Suit: Allure Men from DuBois Formalwear | Favor: Big Chocolate Chip Cookies by Nancy Christofferson