Mayberry’s beautiful white carriage is just what the bride ordered.
The maroon velvet interior upholstery with one of our magnificent draft horses pulling the carriage is a memory in the making! Elegant as is, or decorated to your liking. The horses: Bud, Barney, Bailey, & Max are the regulars, but the other boys are always ready to lend a hoof.
The Alpine Resort on the shoreline of Door County, provides a classically beautiful Door County setting for your special day.
Your wedding party will enjoy breathtaking views of the waters of Green Bay, gorgeous woodland scenery and the scenic beauty that Egg Harbor provides as a lovely backdrop for your wedding photos.
The Alpine’s Hof Restaurant is well-suited for a charming wedding reception and your guests will dance the night away in its spacious rooms overlooking the bay.
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.
Cornucopia is a charming well stocked kitchen shop that offers bridal registries and is located in a historic shopping area in beautiful Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.
Tourist customers tell them that they are a “must-stop” whenever they visit Door County. Their strong local customer clientele know they can count on them to have quality cookware and bakeware as well as the latest innovative kitchen gadgets. Here you will find “everything for the kitchen” and more! Wedding couples… register at Cornucopia and wedding guests… shop for gifts at Cornucopia!
Suite on the Water is an option if you or members of your wedding party want to stay on the water in a beautiful private room in a local home located on Memorial Drive in Sturgeon Bay. The whole home is recently renovated. The upper level offers a room with a private balcony overlooking the water, and has a queen size bed. There is also a luxurious rain-shower head in the private bath, and refrigerator and coffee maker with a small dining table to relax for a snack. On the same level, is second room with a full size bed. The lower level suite also offers a water view with a queen size bed, private bath and a pull out sleeper sofa. The kitchen bar is equipped with a sink, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, and dining table. All of the rooms come with WiFi and streaming devices for the television. Guests may use the steam shower, infrared sauna and washer/dryer. The owners, Chris and John have a canoe, kayaks, a sailboat and bicycles available for guests. If you need dock space for your boat, call about availability (920) 819-1341. Website is under construction, check back soon: doorcountywaterfrontrental.com. Technically, Suite on the Water does not offer breakfast since there are many restaurant options such as Get “Real” Cafe and Lola’s, just a few blocks away.
Miss Ruby is a charming loft bridal shop located in the historic & fashionable Third Ward district in downtown Milwaukee.
Owned by Erin & Pauline, a mother/daughter team, they are celebrating our 8th year in business. At Miss Ruby you will find beautiful bridal gowns, the largest selection of bridesmaid dresses in the area, young & stylish mother of bride dresses, & a lovely selection of unique & locally crafted bridal accessories. Simple luxury, pure design, clean lines & feminine details are their focus. They carry a selection of gowns & dresses hand-picked by our owners & stylists, offering you only the best of the best styles. They pay special attention to the quality of the fabric & construction of our dresses as these details make for the most beautiful of dresses.
Maxwelton Braes Lodge provides a fabulous place to host a wedding of almost any size.
Enjoy their historic lodge that was built in the early 1900’s, complete with lodging accommodations for up to 95 of your guests. Vintage Fairway Suites, one- and two-bedroom Lodge Suites, deluxe Lodge Rooms, basic Lodge Rooms and two, large, off-site homes for groups of up to 18 persons, Maxwelton Braes Lodge also has a restaurant, a bar and a private event area. The Event Room consists of the entire second floor (seats up to 175), and features a dance floor and cocktail area with a large private bar.
Maxwelton Braes Lodge has a large outdoor patio and expansive grounds overlooking the adjacent golf course. You will find it to be the perfect spot for your various outdoor needs. Use the patio for cocktails, dinner and even dancing under the Door County stars – it can easily be tented for protection, so your outdoor guest list is unlimited.
Their premier on site-cater is Pasta Vino. Their sister restaurant, is the Award Winning Steak House – Chop, which is also available for your dining needs or rehearsal dinner. They will tailor a menu, as well as a beverage package, for your specific event.
Tammy Naze is a classically trained, internationally known harpist who has been performing on the instrument for 25 years.
Classical music is Tammy’s most popular request, but pop-rock, show tunes, standards, Celtic, Latin music and hymns are also in her musical range. An Illinois native, she graduated from DePaul University and has been teaching students and bookings concerts out of her home and studio near Algoma for the past 16 years. Tammy Naze also recorded and co-produced the CD series “Watercolor Harps” with fellow harpist Cheryl Murphy, available at watercolorharps.com.
Cheryl and Tammy live in northeast Wisconsin near the Bay of Green Bay and Lake Michigan. They perform widely in the area both as a duo and individually doing orchestral work, playing for weddings, and playing at various local events and festivals. Tammy teaches both harp and piano. Cheryl plays with the Irish band Celtic Consort and Civic Symphony of Green Bay.
The makers of Island Orchard Cider have some unique wedding ideas! Their cider is like champagne, though not too sweet and a bit less bubbly.
Having an after-the-wedding luncheon, brunch or gift opening? Their ciders pair well with just about anything you can put on a plate, as well as an ingredient in many dishes (check out their recipe blog for ideas)! For a beverage with a bit more punch, try Cider Sangria Punch. Enjoy the aroma indoors with their Warm Spiced Apple Cider, perfect for a fall or winter gathering!
Their hand-crafted, small-batch, hard ciders are nothing like the typical mass-produced cider products advertised on TV. Island Orchard Ciders are organic and gluten-free with 6.9% alcohol by volume and bottled in special glass bottles at their Cider House in Ellison Bay. They are a stylish, welcome change from the traditional champagne toast and a perfect complement to your wedding day meal.
Shannon Mead Events is a boutique event planning company based in Door County, Wisconsin.
As a Door County native, she takes pride in offering a refreshing approach to wedding and event planning for seekers of something unique, personal and playful. Shannon Mead offers wedding planning that ranges from day-of-wedding coordination to full-service planning; or customize any level of service in between.
Photographer and filmmaker team, Alisa Landman and Stephen Kastner produce distinctive wedding photography and video, blending them together in a fusion that extends the genres of both film and photography.
“Our goal is to produce a fresh, new style of wedding coverage that includes a collection of fine art wedding photos and a formal wedding video that blends both still and moving pictures of your unique wedding day in a story that you will want to watch again and again over the forthcoming years of your marriage.” – Alisa and Stephen
Former owner of Woodwalk Gallery, Rev. Walker is a nondenominational officiant with many years of service to his credit.
He is amiable and well liked by couples seeking services in Door County. He now lives in Sturgeon Bay in a restored historical building downtown that was former home to the Door County Advocate Newspaper.
Imagine a flock of snowy white doves taking flight, circling your guests and flying off into the horizon. Here’s an imaginative, yet affordable way to personalize your wedding and make it quite unique. Your guests will be amazed and mesmerized with this more memorable and environmentally friendly alternative to flowers or balloons – a dove release.
Doves have been a symbol of love, fidelity, purity, holiness and freedom since the beginning of time. Doves contribute to life’s celebrations because of the symbolism associated with them. Celebrate your wedding day with a display and release of white doves. Having a display of white doves is guaranteed to add that “something special” to your celebration.
It is said that Doves navigate by the earth’s magnetic field. Gary Thomson‘s doves have a range of about 100 miles and for the safety of the birds, weather is a factor in the release. Also, time of day is another factor as the doves need a few hours of daylight to navigate back to their home. Services are available the year ’round however, there are certain conditions which would prohibit the safe release of birds. These include, but may not be limited to: any kind of storm, heavy rain, snow, dense fog, unusually strong winds and all forms of frozen precipitation. Cold weather does not pose a problem for the birds. They actually love to fly in the brisk air.
Vintage weddings are the rage these days!
If you’re looking for that rhinestone hair pin for your wedding day up-do, antique jewelry for your bridal party, or need old mason jars for your table flowers, you’ve found the right place. Diane Overland-Rockwell will help you find everything you need for your wedding event!
“Your special day deserves a one-of-a-kind menu. Chef Blake Schar will create something to fit your unique personality or party with bold innovative cooking, using regionally-sourced and seasonal produce.”
As you prepare for your celebration, don’t forget about the Fireside Restaurant for exceptional cuisine, style and competitive pricing. Please, contact Lauren Schar for more information on how she can make your special event a little easier and a lot tastier.
The Massage Studio is a private cottage in Northern Door County that offers a full-range of treatment options including relaxation massage, sports massage, and relief from chronic aches and pains.
The Massage Studio promotes healthy living in a peaceful, casual environment. Nestled among bountiful perennial gardens and a mature wood, the Cape Cod-style studio invites guests to slow down and enjoy the simple, quiet pace of life in Door County. All services are by appointment only. Open year-round.
“Who Drives 250 Miles for a Massage?”
“My wife. She says only people who love massage would understand. Now that we are spending most of our time back in Chicago, she plans weeks in advance to book at least one hour at The Massage Studio in Ellison Bay.”
—Richard Rusnack II
French Creek Bakery & Cafe is a custom wedding and specialty bakery for your special event.
They can also stock your dessert table including cupcakes, cookies, cheesecakes, and any other dessert you can think of! Karen Linsmeier, the owner says, “For a unique twist consider their Specialty Cupcake Weddings.” Call or email her directly for an appointment or more information, she will make your event special.
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)
Anne Alberts, Top Shelf partner and owner of the former Anne’s Corner Cafe & Catering, now an integral part of Top Shelf Cafe & Gourmet, has over 30 years’ experience in the restaurant business.
She has worked at many of Door County’s finest restaurants and brought her love of all things culinary to the Top Shelf in 2003! She is pleased to offer a full catering menu available for your wedding reception.
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!”