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Door County Wedding at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club | Ashley & Robbie by Kelsy & Butch McCartney

Wedding Planner: Door County Event Planners | Florist: Twigs Floral Gallery | Ceremony & Reception: Horseshoe Bay Golf Club | Officiant: Jeremy Schwab | Band: North Coast Orchestra | Guitarist: George Sadyn | Cake: Not by Bread Alone | Invitiation Suite & Paper Goods: Minted | Wedding Rings: Rummele's Jewelers | Bride’s Gown: Lela Rose, from Gigi’s of Mequon | Hair & Makeup: Sara Miller Makeup Artistry | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux Chicago | Linens: BBJ | Photographers: The McCartneys Photography

Door County wedding at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club. Photographs captured on Contax 645, Pentax 67, Hasselblad 500cm, Nikon F100 with Fuji Pro 400H, Ilford XP2 & Ilford 3200 films. Processed by Fast Foto Film Lab.

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


door-county-engagement-photos-film-001 This engagement session was kind of like a dream. One of those really good dreams that you want to relive over & over!!

When we arrived at Tom's Mom's house in Sturgeon Bay, we knew a few things to be true: Karyn & Tom are awesome, they have an adorable pup named Weasley, and Tom's Mom's house is on the water in beautiful Door County. Those three things alone had us feeling SO excited for Karyn & Tom's engagement session!! Little did we know, we would be photographing them along one of the loveliest tucked away parts of the County on a private dock, with dunes across the Bay that looked like we were in Cape Cod. And, this was only to be followed by more costal beauty as we inched our way along Bayshore drive over to The Alpine Resort!

Together, Karyn & Tom are affectionate and adorable, and Weasley had us all smiling non-stop with his bow tie and his cute little self! :) We cannot thank these two enough for spending the evening with us and are already looking forward to their Door County wedding next May at the stunning Horseshoe Bay Golf Club!

Love, Kelsy & Butch


All images captured with Contax 645 and Pentax 67 on Portra 400 and Ilford 3200 film.