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Door County Bride-To-Be ~ Happy Day-After Christmas

December 27th, 2012 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

Happy day-after Christmas!

So, I must know, did anyone become a bride-to-be over the holiday weekend? The fresh blanket of twinkling snow certainly made for a romantic backdrop!

Matt and I hosted our very first Christmas gathering in our new home. My mom, brother and his girlfriend came over for a non-traditional feast of barbecued pork sandwiches, spicy macaroni and cheese, German and American potato salad, and stollen with Titletown sparkling wine for dessert. Yum! I was also able to show off my dress to a few new interested ladies, which is always fun.

Speaking of dresses, I scheduled my first fitting! A good friend’s mom is a seamstress and has graciously agreed to alter my dress and make my mom’s dress. Elsa will be over in just two weeks to see the gown on me and come up with some plans. Time to trade Christmas cookies for Atkins bars. I’m curious to see what she suggests for length for an outdoor wedding. When we decided on the Gordon Lodge, I looked for a different dress; in the end, though, I just didn’t find anything that I loved as much as the gown I bought during my first shopping trip.

For our casual reception, I’m definitely purchasing a shorter, fun dress. I might even cut off my hair between the wedding and reception–think flapper! Still, first things first–time to shed that cookie weight and get serious about getting in shape! Yay! Just a few months now…

Matt is not exactly concerned about losing weight, and good for him. He’s more excited about registering for gifts. A man after my own heart ;)

All for now! Best wishes to everyone for a pleasant, safe New Year!


Jackie is one of our featured Brides-To-Be. See more of her stories
and previous Door County Brides-To-Be stories in our Wedding Inspiration.

Find more inspiration on our Pinterest Board: Traditions & New Ideas.

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Win an Door County Anniversary Cake!

November 15th, 2012 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

In honor of our 1 year anniversary, we’re sharing the love! Enter to win a free Anniversary Cake from FlourGirl Patissier. Located in Door County, Sarah creates delicious cakes and pastries to order, always from scratch and in a large variety of flavors (including the new flavor Tiramisu!).

It’s easy to enter, just click over to our Facebook page, like our page and enter your information.

Last day to enter is Nov. 30, 2012, and we will be drawing the winner on Dec. 1, 2012.

Must be 21 years of age or older to enter and win. Anniversary Cake by FlourGirl Patissier – valid through 12/30/2013. Contest ends November 30, 2012. Winner will be drawn December 1, 2012 and notified by email/phone. If winner does not acknowledge notification in 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. The winner will need to pick up the cake in Door County, and it will need to be ordered 2 weeks before pickup. All entrants agree to receive promotional mailings from Door County Bride LLC by their entry. No actual cash value.

Happy Birthday to Us!

November 1st, 2012 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

I can hardly believe it’s been one year since our first post! One year ago today, we started a company with the goals of sharing all things wedding in Door County along with great trends and DYI tricks. Living in a beautiful area, you tend to take things for granted, but seeing it through another’s eyes and through amazing photography, video and stories, it’s made me love it all again.

I’ve also been touched by the  amazing people I’ve gotten to know. From the vendors to the brides, grooms and others who’ve taken the time to hit “like” on Facebook, retweet on Twitter, read through a blog post, I want to say: Thank You! Connection is what makes us human.  And I’ve been blessed through this website and company in immeasurable ways.

I hope you’ve liked what we’ve done this year. In 365 days our website has had 30,460 page views, and 13,109 visitors from across the world. To date, our Facebook page has 376 likes and our Twitter has 83 followers. Our growth has come through great content from our Bride-To-Be Bloggers, Dawn and Amanda, the beautiful Real Weddings that Brides and photographers have shared with us, inspiration boards built from seeing others dreams on Pinterest, and information found throughout the internet and magazines on trends and all things wedding. Thank you.

In this next year, we have a few new ideas up our sleeve. We want to engage you even more than before, not just through Real Weddings and intimate stories, but also in person. I don’t want to give away much more, but I think you’ll really like it! Our new Bride-To-Be blogger Jackie will be starting on Tuesday, and we’ve started a new series of posts on Manners. We will also be sharing more detailed statistics on the Door County wedding market, and want to give you what you want to see. So talk to us! Take a moment to shoot me a note and let me know how Door County Bride has touched your life.

It’s connection that makes us human, and unfortunately in this time of fast talk, smart phones and over scheduling, it’s hard to sit down, take a breath, relax and take in the beautiful moment before you. That moment of serenity is what most of those coming to Door County are looking to find and share, and the natural beauty that surrounds the area gives it freely.

I’ll leave you with a few photos of a sunrise last spring. I woke up early that morning to work (about two in the morning — it’s the quietest time in my house with 2, almost 3, boys at the time). A little after 5am, I went to get the house in order for the day ahead, and looked out the window to see the sky just filled with amazing colors from end to end. I grabbed my camera, jumped in the car and sped over to the steel bridge, one of the more scenic areas and most photographed areas in downtown Sturgeon Bay, and captured a few moments of serenity.

Photographer Morgan Mann. Steel bridge sunrise, Sturgeon Bay.

Photographer Morgan Mann. Steel bridge sunrise, Sturgeon Bay.

Photographer Morgan Mann. Steel bridge sunrise, Sturgeon Bay.

It’s BRI-DAY ~ and We’re Sharing the Love!

October 5th, 2012 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

If you’ve liked us on Facebook or are following us on Twitter, then you may know that today is our weekly feature called Bri-Day where we pass along the images, videos, and stories that you’ve shared with us via social media outlets and through email (

There’s quite a few shares this week including this cute Door County engagement story by Copper Clover Films told by the couple themselves. So sit back and enjoy an afternoon in Door County, and be sure to check us out elsewhere on the net. We love to hear from you!


The story is more or less in the film. Phil has been spending summer vacation time at his father’s Egg Harbor residence for many years and naturally began spending time with Nicole there. With their engagement occurring in Door County, it was a desire of theirs to relive that memory and capture the laughs and giggles that made them fall in love. Their wedding celebration will be June 2013 in Green Bay.

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Artists: Copper Clover Films & Kim Thiel Photography / Locations: Wilson’s Ice Cream Parlor and Stone’s Throw Winery / Licensed Music: Marie Hines

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December 7th, 2011 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

Have you liked us on Facebook? There’s always a conversation going on with today’s trending topic being where to have your first anniversary dinner in Door County. Pop on over and put your 2¢ in.

We love to hear from you!