Professor, Pastor and Author Bruce H. Joffe, Ph.D., believes that God’s love is experienced transformationally—through compassion shown to others and social justice for all.
With a Christian orientation and doctorate in communication, Pastor Bruce Joffe is ordained by the International Council of Community Churches, the Progressive Christian Alliance, and the Unitarian Emerging Christian Church. He requests time to meet and get to know couples who are planning a marriage before conducting the wedding service.
“You can’t box God up in religion. You can’t box Jesus up in Christianity. You can’t box church up in a building. You can’t box faith up in a set of beliefs. You can’t box grace up in conditions. The Kingdom of God isn’t boxed up in our churches. Imagine church without pulpits or pews, creeds or confessionals-no membership, plate-passing, pledges, vestments, heavenly choirs, or altar calls. Without buildings to maintain or staff to sustain, the church no longer is seen as a private club or guilt-trip haven to heaven. Instead, its focus is on caring and sharing, living here-and-now, not in the hereafter. Rather than part of our worldly empires, the church has become their antithesis. From guts to glory, the church begets reform.” – My Name Is Heretic: Reforming the Church, from Guts to Glory (Paperback – November 21, 2015 by Bruce H. Joffe)
Capturing real life as it unfolds…
Kelly Avenson says it best, “I love faces and the stories behind them. Photography allows me to tell a story, be it the story of a brand new baby, a high school graduate, a couple in love or a time spent on the beach playing in the sand with your kids. Everyone’s story is so unique and I am one fortunate woman to be able to capture that on film for you to treasure and share with those you love. To wake up and give the gift of smiles is truly amazing!”
At Door County Diamond Limousine their goal is to provide first class, top quality service at prices you can afford. Whether it be a night out with friends, a Door County Winery Tour, a game day trip, a romantic dinner, or your very special wedding day, Diamond Limousine will create memories to last a lifetime.
Creating timeless beauty… Kari and the staff at Enchanteau approach their work with joy, creativity and professionalism.
The folks at Enchanteau love working with filmmakers and photographers. They are able to take direction and achieve what the artists are looking for in their productions. In salon work, their unique signature hair and makeup style stands out and is easily recognizable as soft, natural and dramatic – in looks that are subtle and elegant, classic or modern. Their dynamic results are based on analyzing the appearance and personality of the bride, her dress and her wedding style. Wedding days go smoothly with each wedding attendant receiving personal, detailed attention. Listening to what you want to achieve and working with you to insure that you are completely delighted is their top priority. They make certain that their clients are relaxed, happy, feeling completely satisfied and confident as well as looking beautiful.
Lori DeJardin gives personal attention to all of your wedding alteration needs:
- Alterations for the bride, groom and wedding party
- Bridal gown preservation
- Complete zipper clinic
- Full service dry cleaning and laundry
- Shoe repair
Kuhns is a fixture in the Door County music scene, but often performs in nationwide venues and was voted best Female Musician from Door County Magazine readers in 2008.
Kuhns books the successful Woodwalk Concert Series in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, set up in the renovated barn, Woodwalk Art Gallery. She also books concerts at Lost Moth Gallery, see gallery page!
Well known as an Elvis impersonator, Lee Birchfield is also a charismatic singer with a style of his own.
His music shares his personal side as he sings his soulful selection of original and cover songs.
White Lace Inn has the perfect intimate setting to Wed or Elope!
More than 1,300 couples have been married at the White Lace Inn, a classic Victorian country inn with 18 guest rooms and suites. Although they are not able to accommodate large groups, the Inn can easily host intimate weddings and elopements of six people or less. There is a wonderful gazebo in the garden that is the perfect spot, in nice weather. Otherwise, you can choose the front parlor with the fireplace. They do not have facilities for a reception – a brief ceremony only. There is no additional charge for this service.
The romantic White Lace Inn is the perfect place for your honeymoon, too.
The unique characteristics found at Stone’s Throw Winery allow them to accommodate your wedding with quite a unique flair.
Sharing their passion and knowledge for wine has been their “goal” since opening in 1997. Indoors or out on the grounds, their event spaces offer something special and will cater to an array of styles and budgets. Contact them to schedule a private viewing.
Need a Caterer? or a Rehearsal dinner venue?
Look no further; the Fire Co.’s Engine Room Ale House offers casual dining and an excellent beer selection. Touted as the engine room ale house and town hall banquet room Door County Fire Co., is a beautiful venue for events.
…a family-owned winery and farm market in Door County, Wisconsin.
Since 1955, the Lautenbach family has been planting, harvesting and producing quality fruit products in Door County, Wisconsin. Situated on 100 acres of blossoming orchards and lush vineyards, the family estate is home to a winery, cider mill and farm market. Established in 1985, the winery resides in a restored dairy barn and produces most of its award-winning wines from fruits grown on the property. Estate-grown fruits include cherries, apples, grapes, raspberries, and pears. Several styles of wine are offered for complimentary tasting and purchase, ranging from dry to sweet, pure fruit and grape varietals, in addition to sparkling and spiced.
Bridal Elegance & Formalwear in historic downtown Kaukauna services the northeast Wisconsin area.
Find apparel and accessories for your wedding or special occasion including wedding and bridal gowns, bridesmaid gowns, flower girl dresses, junior bridesmaid dresses and mother-of-the-bride dresses. Their stunning dress collection offers a fantastic array of choices, both trendy and traditional. They even have their own professional alterations department to give you the perfect fit! Alterations are by appointment only.
Gentlemen, look no further than Bridal Elegance & Formalwear for your tuxedo rental. Featuring your favorite brands, including Ralph Lauren and Perry Ellis, they’ll help you look your best on your special day. They also offer a wide selection of custom gifts for your groomsmen.
Caroline Maccoux is a natural light photographer who uses the outdoors to create a one of a kind experience for her clients.
She listens to special requests and or ideas that any individual may have!
Jessica Brilz, a veteran of Iraqi Operation Freedom is the owner/operator of Serendipity.
After returning from the Middle East, she began to pursue her dream of building a business in Door County. She is committed to delivering quality services and actively explores the science and techniques specific to her specialty. Jessica has traveled to Bali, India; and most recently, the West coast, where she became proficient in the art of Ashiatsu Oriental Foot Massage.
Claire Erickson is a Door County wedding and event stylist, founder of Love Bash Design in Baileys Harbor.
Her services include “hand lettering, custom installations, backdrops, cake toppers, hand painted invitation suites, coordinating paper goods, event styling plus creative direction consultations.”
PIP is locally situated to meet all of your printing needs.
“They have a friendly and personable team to work with and their turnaround time is very good. They are truly a pleasure to work with” – Erin, Director of e-Commerce at Door County Coffee & Tea Co.
A professional DJ entertainment company, Dreamin’ D.J. offers DJ services and ceremony music, as well as photo booth, event lighting design and rentals.
Contact them for a stress-free wedding and reception entertainment including the ability to style the hall or outdoor tent with custom lighting decor at Dream Lighting Company.
Harpist Elizabeth Borsodi performs solo as a harpist for weddings and other special events in Door County.
The music of the harp is often described as exquisite, ethereal and enchanting, It creates the perfect atmosphere for a wedding. Elizabeth Borsodi plays solo, as well as organizes the Arioso Ensemble, a group of musicians that provide a variety of elegant music in duos, trios, or larger ensembles to fit any occasion. The musicians may include harp, violin, cello, piano and flute.