Your Complete Guide to Door County Bridal Inspiration

Real Door County Engagement — Campfire A Capella Singing Proposal

June 28th, 2013 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

Looking for a unique way to propose marriage in Door County? Try by a campfire with you and your friends singing a capella! ~ I love it, and I’m sure you will too!!

Bride-To-Be Story … Rachael’s family visits Door County for a long weekend twice a year. Last Labor Day Weekend 2012, after 8 years together, Rob prepared an elaborate scheme that involved rewriting a popular song, making secret arrangements with Peninsula Players Theater in a Garden and inviting his Fundamentally Sound friends to Door County for an “A Capella Flash Proposal” during the Saturday night show intermission.

The video is a bit dark as the proposal took place outside by the fire pit. Rachael, Rob, her parents, sister and the Fundamentally Sound singers then went to a restaurant to celebrate. There Rob and his friends recreated the proposal for our listening enjoyment.

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Proposal Videography: Father & Mother of the Bride-To-Be / Singers: Fundamentally Sound / Proposal Location: Peninsula Players

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Real Door County Engagement — Reconnecting Romance

June 12th, 2013 | 2 Comments - Leave a Comment

Have you ever wondered if you’d find love on the internet? 40 million people have tried online dating, but Facebook has been blamed for wrecking marriages. Not so in this case! Jess and Adam reconnected after being raised together in Door County and came back for a beautiful Cave Point engagement session shot by Kasey Hock.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Door County Engagement Photography by Peace of Mind Piece of Soul Photography LLC.

Engagement Story … Adam joined the United States Air Force after earning his degree at UW-Oshkosh, and his first assignment was outside Washington, D.C. When Jess graduated from UW-Whitewater and found a job with a national accounting firm, she followed her childhood dreams and moved to Maryland where her aunt and uncle lived. No one ever guessed that these two Southern Door High School graduates would reconnect on Facebook through a simple status update and start new lives together – in Maryland – 1,000 miles from home.

Raised in Southern Door County, both Jess and Adam learned the value of hard work, appreciated music, loved family, and cherished a friendly smile and greeting from everyone around. They shared but one simple thing in high school – Beat 57 Show Choir. Adam was a bass player in the band and Jess sang and danced. They had mutual friends and knew of each other, but only once ran into each other outside of school, after they were both graduated. (After they had been dating, Adam told Jess he was at her high school graduation party! Who knew!?)

When Jess and Adam started dating in Maryland, Jess was just starting her career and Adam was active duty in the military, back in school, following his dreams. After a year or so of dating, his program transferred him to Dayton, Ohio. Shortly after Adam’s graduation, over a year later and three years into dating, Jess joined him. Adam privately proposed at home with a candle lit table, homemade dinner and wine on Jess’ birthday. (All a big surprise to Jess as she had invited her best friend from Milwaukee, who was there for the weekend.)

Together, Adam and Jess are intellectual, driven, and organized. They complement each other’s personalities and share in the little things in life. They appreciate a tasty brew, a campfire on a cool night, Wisconsin hospitality and friendliness, a ride through the countryside on their motorcycle, a good movie or TV series, fun road trips, and definitely time with family and friends. Both are very crafty as well – whether that means working on vehicles, DIY projects around the house, building computers, cooking and baking up a storm in the kitchen or just playing around to see what they can dream up.

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Engagement Photography: Peace of Mind Peace of Soul Photography LLC / Location: Cave Point County Park

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Real Door County Engagement ~ Time & Again

January 16th, 2013 | 0 Comments - Leave a Comment

Door County has a special spot in many hearts including Eric and Sara who started their relationship with a trip to Door County and then found themselves returning again and again. It has become a special place that was an easy choice for some beautiful engagement photos.

Photograph by Ken Cravillion Photography.

Photograph by Ken Cravillion Photography.

Photograph by Ken Cravillion Photography.

Photography by Ken Cravillion Photography.

Photography by Ken Cravillion Photography.

Photography by Ken Cravillion Photography.

From the Bride-To-Be …Why did we choose Door County? Well, Door County has been a part of our relationship from the very beginning.

One of the very first things we did together was go on a day trip throughout Door County. We stopped at a few of the antique stores throughout Door County. We then stopped at The White Gull in for lunch. We were planning to go to Washington ¬¬¬Island too, but it was so cold and windy we decided not to. We instead, went to Peninsula State Park and went up Eagle’s tower. We went to a few of the lighthouses and drove around Door County until we ended the evening at The Old Post Office Inn for an amazing fish boil.

The following May, Sara’s best friend Deana, and soon to be Matron-of-Honor, came to Wisconsin from New York to meet Eric for the first time. To make it extra special, Sara and Deana took Eric up to Door County for his birthday. They went to The White Gull Inn for another fabulous fish boil. Eric still says that this is probably his most special birthday.

Our next trip to Door County let us to a place that we fell in love with. A friend of ours got married at Clarks Lake. To get away from all of the festivities and just relax, we found a little walk down area not too far from Clark’s Lake that went down to Lake Michigan. Because we love “our spot” as much as we do, we asked our photographer, Ken Cravillion, if he would be willing to drive up to Door County and take our engagement pictures. He agreed because he loves taking pictures of the beautiful scenery in Door County.

The day was actually very fitting for us. It was cold and windy, reminding us of our first trip to Door County together. We first went to “our spot” and then Ken took us to the AMAZING Cave Point Park. We absolutely love the pictures that Ken took of us there. It was almost too beautiful.

After this, Ken took us to the Coast Guard Station to get even more pictures. It is hard to take a bad picture with such a great backdrop. We even had people ask if the background was fake. They said there is no way it is real, it is too perfect and too beautiful.

We absolutely love our time in Door County. We love to spend at least one FULL day in Door County every year. We love the beauty that God has created in our beautiful State. We could not have asked for a better place to have our pictures taken or a better photographer to capture an amazing day. We know that we will be back and revisit all of the areas that will remind us of our special days.

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Engagement Photography: Ken Cravillion Photography / Engagement Venues: Cave Point in Whitefish Dunes State Park, Coast Guard Station

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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 (hello@doorcountybride.com).

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!

 


 
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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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Real Door County Engagement ~ Cave Point

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

One of Door County’s unique treasures is Cave Point, located in Whitefish Dunes State Park. It is known for its underwater caves, wave-worn limestone cliffs and, of course, its spectacular natural beauty — the perfect spot for a memorable engagement session for these Hawaiian lovebirds.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

Door County Engagement photo by Gosia's Photography.

From the Bride To Be … Having spent a majority of our relationship in Hawaii, we were looking for an area in WI where we could recreate those memories as best as possible. We decided on Door County after many visits to my future father-in-laws house on the bay. Our photographer suggested this location and it was perfect. The weather was beautiful and our pictures turned out great. We are extremely pleased with the results of our session at Cave Point Park in Door County.

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Engagement Photography: Gosia’s Photography / Engagement Venue: Cave Point in Whitefish Dunes State Park

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