HORSESHOE BAY FARMS DOOR COUNTY WEDDING | RACHEL & CHARLIE / by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

When you think about a wedding in Door County, Wisconsin, you think of a few things: effortless natural beauty, water, and romance. Rachel & Charlie's wedding celebration at Horseshoe Bay Farms was all of these things and so much more! Those familiar with Horseshoe Bay Farms know that no wedding has ever taken place there before. Rachel & Charlie are truly lucky to have the fortune of having their wedding at this incredible property. With Carrie at Door County Event Planners at their side, they took on the giant slice of charm the Farms has to offer and turned it into the wedding of their dreams!! Where do we even begin?! :)

Rachel and Charlie started their wedding day at Grey Logs, a bayside property between Ephraim & Sister Bay owned by Charlie's parents. With a view of the water the ladies got dolled up while the guys went boating and eased into the day. Rachel & Charlie's first look took place on a twisty boardwalk leading from a house in the woods to the shore and, from this point on, smiles never left their faces!! These two have an ease about them that feels like you have honestly known them for years & years, and photographing them along the bay was like a dream!! After portraits they arrived to their ceremony on the water where some of the most authentic words of wisdom and advice about marriage were shared by their officiant as he pronounced them husband and wife. A table overflowing with glasses of champagne awaited all of their guests to keep their hands happy as they crossed the street to the reception at Horseshoe Bay Farms. Rachel and Charlie welcomed each loved one to cocktail hour under the most stunning floral arch we have ever seen, and from there the celebration began!! 

Guests mingled and enjoyed passed appetizers while the Allegro String Quartet serenaded them before entering a stunning Sperry tent decorated to the nines! Helene at Flora Flowershop created a unique centerpiece for every single table and with evening light fading to candle light, it made for the most elegant and romantic evening! Deliciousness served by Mission Grille & live music from Dynasty brought the house down as Rachel & Charlie's guests piled onto the dance floor immediately!!

It was the kind of evening we could have photographed forever. We feel incredibly lucky to have been Rachel & Charlie's photographers. Thank you two so much for trusting us to capture your once in a lifetime day.

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Wedding Planner: Carrie Baldwin of Door County Event Planners  |  Florist: Helene from Flora Flowershop  |  Makeup Artist: Sarah Miller  |  Hair Stylist: Jessica Walker  |  Officiant: Scott Stoner |  Videographer: One Fine Day Productions  |  Band: Dynasty  |  Bride's Gown: by Waters, from Bliss Bridal  |  Bridesmaids Dresses: JCrew  |  Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Allegro String Quartet  |  Catering: Mission Grille  |  Cake: 136 Restaurant & Wine Bar  |  Paper Goods: Paper Source  |  Wedding Rings: Shwanke-Kaston  |