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Gordon Lodge Door County Wedding | Amanda & Mike by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Door County Gordon Lodge wedding photographs captured on Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100 & D800 with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford XP2 & Ilford 3200 films. Processed by Fast Foto Film Lab.

Wedding Planner: Amy Gorham, Gordon Lodge Event Planner | Ceremony & Reception: Gordon Lodge | Florist: Helene Ingsten-Anderson - Flora Flowershop | Officiant: Dan Cooley | DJ: ACA Entertainment | Bridal Gown: Maggie Sotoro | Bridal Shoes: Nina | Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN, Amsale in Blush | Gentlemen's Suit: Men's Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup Stylist: Heather from Neroli Salon | Cake: Krista Olson - Jacksonport Bakery | Harpist: Tammy Naze | Rings: Lyle Husars, Brookfield

Horseshoe Bay Beach Club Wedding | Angie & Mike by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

A wedding at the Horseshoe Bay Beach Club in Door County is among the most gorgeous places to get married in Wisconsin. A private club all to yourself with the sun dipping into the bay while you cheers the night away with your closest family & friends. Angie & Mike had just that & more on their beautiful May wedding day! Door County Trolley provided transportation for all of their guests to and from the Beach House and Blossoms Flower House complimented the ceremony & reception with beautiful greens & whites. Door County Event Planners of course planned the day to perfection and we aren't sure how they did it, but topped it all off with an absolutely stunning Door County sunset!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Horseshoe Bay Beach Club wedding photos captured with Contax 645, Pentax 67 and Rolleiflex 3.5c on Fuji Pro 400H, Porta 800, TriX 400 and Ilford 3200 films. 

DOOR COUNTY WEDDING | LYDIA & JON by Kelsy & Butch McCartney


It was a perfect day in beautiful Door County. And by perfect, we mean the lilacs were in bloom, the sun was shining, and there was a contagious energy of excitement buzzing around Sturgeon Bay! However, since Lydia & Jon's Boston wedding, the two of them and their families experienced an overload of emotions through the loss of Jon's father, Paul. This amazing couple planned not only one, but two wedding celebrations (one far sooner than the other in Jon's hometown) so Jon's Dad would be able to see him marry the love of his life. Shortly after Lydia & Jon's wedding last August we received the most heartbreaking news; they lost a man who loved SO big and brought sincerity & kindness to everyone he met. We know this to be true because the impact Paul had on us after getting to know him throughout Lydia & Jon's wedding is one we will never forget. Our hearts continue to go out to Jon and his family, but we also know Paul was still very much a part of Lydia & Jon's wedding celebration in Door County just two weeks ago. He was there in spirit and also represented in the monogram Lydia had sewn into her dress, in the special cufflinks Jon wore, and in the wedding ring worn by Jon's Mom, Kathy. We like to think of these memories as a celebration of Paul's life and know that Lydia & Jon and their families continue to feel his presence every single day.

Lydia & Jon waited to see each other until their ceremony, and seeing the way Jon lit up as Lydia was escorted down the aisle by her Dad, Cory, was as if this was the first time they would say "I do" to each other. Their bond is of the strongest we've witnessed and every chance they get to make one another smile, they take it. This, of course, makes everyone around them smile as well because Lydia & Jon are absolutely adorable together!! :) Cory, a Reverend at First Baptist Church, had the pleasure of marrying Lydia to Jon not once, but twice and this time they said their vows in their home church (which is also where Jon proposed)! Lydia & Jon's ceremony was emotional and heartfelt as they shared the same hand-written vows they had just spoken to each other ten months earlier in Boston.

To us Door County means gorgeous water & beaches, so we were thrilled when Lydia & Jon were up for heading over to a secret gem of a beach for portraits. The vibrant aqua of Lake Michigan paired with long grass and a secluded beach made for a dreamy setting, and we used every moment we had with these two and their fun wedding party! Afterwards, of course, they celebrated and boogied the night away with all of their guests. :) 

We couldn't be happier for the life Lydia & Jon have ahead of them!! Photographing so many once-in-a-lifetime moments for their families has been one of our greatest honors. We couldn't be more thankful to have been behind the camera capturing all of the joy, tears, and hugs they shared with loved ones as they became Mr & Mrs Bugli... not once, but twice! Love these two to the moon!!

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Door County Wedding Photography captured on film with Contax 645, Pentax 67, Nikon F100 and Rolleiflex 3.5c with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford 3200 and TriX 400 film.

Makeup Artist: Jessica from Yankee Clipper  |  Hair Stylist: Lori from InStyle Salon  |  Florist: Flora Flowershop  |  Officiant: Rev. Corwin Dahl of First Baptist Church of Sturgeon Bay  |  Cake Artist: North Water Bakery  |  Rings: Custom made from Barmakin Jewelers  |  Bride's gown: Custom made by Vicki Kluge  |  Bride's Veil: Mother of the Groom's, custom made alencon lace veil  |  Bride's shoes: Caparros from Macy's  |  Bridesmaid Dresses: Zita's Bridal, designed by Bill Levkoff |  Mens Suits: Joseph A. Bank  |  Organist: Robert Nickel  |  Pianist: Susan Romney


We all know wedding days are fast-moving and fueled by overwhelming emotions all while following a "timeline." This is exactly why we love the idea of post-wedding portraits!! Karla & Greg's Horseshoe Bay Golf Club wedding earlier this year didn't allow time for us to wiggle up to Ellison Bay for portraits, so two weeks later they chose to get dolled up again for extra portraits in their favorite Door County spot. We were blessed with a perfect evening to share with this beautiful new Mr & Mrs and WOW did we ever have a stunning backdrop!! :)

Love, Kelsy & Butch

Door County Wedding Portraits captured on Contax 645 and Pentax 67 with Fuji Pro 400H film.

Hair & Makeup: Sara F. Miller  |  Florist: Helene, Flora Flowershop  |  Rings: Lasker Jewelers, Eau Claire  |  Bride's couture custom necklace, earrings & bracelet: Haute Bride, Los Gatos CA  |  Bride's gown: 'Broadway from the Killer Queen Collection' by Ian Stuart Bride, London, England  |  Bride's shoes: Manolo Blank "Hangisi" Jeweled Pump in Silver  |  Groom's attire: bespoke suite, shirt & cravat from Heimie's Haberdashery, St Paul MN


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Nicole & Andrew's incredible style is something worth noting, and so is the adorable way they bring out the BIGGEST smiles & laughs in each other!! If there were ever a couple that could handle a super rainy wedding day with grace, it's these two. On October 5th Mother Nature was pouring down pretty hard on beautiful Door County, but we braved the rain together and couldn't be more excited about the images we created with these two!!

After Nicole & Andrew's ceremony we hopped on a trolley and pointed it in the direction of a family member's stunning barn/home in Sister Bay, which turned out to be the most perfect solution to creating portraits outside despite the rain! We couldn't get enough of their adorable porch and, if you can't tell from the photos, Nicole & Andrew are a blast to be around (not to mention to have in front of our cameras!!!).

With nautical touches splashed around their reception at Gordon Lodge and guests singing "love" songs to make them kiss, Nicole & Andrew's celebration undeniably brightened the day! These two must be extra blessed, as both their engagement session and wedding day were filled with snow & rain!

Nicole & Andrew, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for inviting us into your wedding day!! We adore the two of you and hope these photographs are cherished in your family for generations!

Love | Kelsy & Butch

// Film: Fuji Pro 400H, Delta HP5 & Ilford 3200 // Camera: Contax 645, Hasselblad 500cm & Nikon F100 //