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ae_markhawkinsphoto 1Andrea and Erik have a sweet story.  Once upon a time, these two went to the same elementary school, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School.  They were a grade apart and Andrea changed schools before finishing elementary school.  Fast forward more than a few years, they met while both working at Georgia Pacific.  It didn’t take too long for them to reconnect, and on their wedding day, they were back where they first met at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church saying their vows to each other.  Since work led them to Georgia, a lot of their relationship was in the south.  Peaches were the inspiration for the centerpieces.  Loved the mix of fruit and flowers by Ebb and Flow Flowers.  The reception was a ton of fun with the dance floor hopping at Thornberry Creek Country Club with music by Shaun Anthony Signature Entertainment.  Let me tell you Erik and Andrea can dance!  And Seroogy’s chocolate for dessert!  So delicious!

Enjoy the preview of a wonderful day! ae_markhawkinsphoto 2ae_markhawkinsphoto 4ae_markhawkinsphoto 5ae_markhawkinsphoto 6Loved the fun bubble exit! ae_markhawkinsphoto 7ae_markhawkinsphoto 8How cute are these two!  ae_markhawkinsphoto 9ae_markhawkinsphoto 10ae_markhawkinsphoto 11ae_markhawkinsphoto 12ae_markhawkinsphoto 13ae_markhawkinsphoto 14So many pretty details!  Love the peaches and the sweet quotes!  And thumbs up for Seroogy’s!!  ae_markhawkinsphoto 15ae_markhawkinsphoto 16Some pretty terrific speeches! ae_markhawkinsphoto 17And some awesome dancing with DJ Shaun!  ae_markhawkinsphoto 18ae_markhawkinsphoto 19ae_markhawkinsphoto 20

km_markhawkinsphoto 1I have been so excited to share this wedding!  What a gorgeous wedding day in Door County with all it’s charm!!  Katie and Matt are the sweetest couple, and we think the world of them and their families. For the wedding, Matt and Katie’s families rented two beautiful homes on the bay.  The guys stayed in one, and the girls in the other.  There was quite the contrast between the atmosphere of the two houses.  The girls are getting ready on the porch drinking mimosas while the guys were running around the yard shirtless playing ball and jumping into the bay.  The ceremony was at Stella Maris in Egg Harbor with a beautiful reception at Horseshoe Bay Country Club.  And of course there was an orchard visit and trolley riding between.  The night ended with music by an amazing band, Dynasty, and then fireworks over the water.

Shout outs to all the people that were involved in the wedding day:  Hair and make up by Mint Salon, Floral design by Buds n’ Bloom, event coordination by Carrie Baldwin at Door County Event Planners, printing by Sash and Bow, and special thanks to the staff at Horseshoe Bay.  km_markhawkinsphoto 2At the girl’s house…
km_markhawkinsphoto 3Meanwhile, at the guys…km_markhawkinsphoto 5Some of the pretty details. km_markhawkinsphoto 4km_markhawkinsphoto 6km_markhawkinsphoto 7km_markhawkinsphoto 28What a beautiful ceremony!  km_markhawkinsphoto 8km_markhawkinsphoto 9km_markhawkinsphoto 10km_markhawkinsphoto 11So much fun hitting some great spots in Door County for pictures.
km_markhawkinsphoto 12km_markhawkinsphoto 13km_markhawkinsphoto 14km_markhawkinsphoto 15km_markhawkinsphoto 16km_markhawkinsphoto 17So many gorgeous details!  These beautiful cocktails were greeting everyone at the door.  I love the chandeliers decked in greenery by Buds n’ Bloom. km_markhawkinsphoto 19km_markhawkinsphoto 20km_markhawkinsphoto 21The music was amazing!  The dance floor was packed all night long.  km_markhawkinsphoto 22km_markhawkinsphoto 23Fireworks finish…km_markhawkinsphoto 24

markhawkinsphoto_blog_kz001Ahh!  Wedding days at the lake just have that added advantage of everyone feeling extra relaxed.  So that is always a good thing on a wedding day.  We loved getting to be part of this day.  Katie and Zach could not be sweeter, and their wedding party and families were a ton of fun to spend time with.  Just a few weeks ago when we did their engagement session, there were crazy winds and waves on the bay, but for the wedding day everything was calm and peaceful and pretty much perfect.  Katie’s family has a cabin on the lake in the area of Lakewood, Wisconsin and she has a lot of memories of spending time at the lake with her family so the nearby Waubee Lake Lodge was a good fit for planning their reception.  There was time after the ceremony at St. Mary’s in Lakewood to head to Katie’s family cottage for some pictures and a ride on the pontoon boat!  Thankfully, no brides were sunk during the riding of said pontoon boat!  It was a fun party at the lodge with everyone out in the yard taking pictures by the lake and playing lawn games.  Follow that with a great dinner, amazing speeches, cheesecake, and dancing!  Here is a preview of the day…
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markhawkinsphoto_blog_sj001What an awesome place to be in the month of August! Some of my favorite flowers are blooming.  We were there in the morning so the gardens were peaceful and quiet.  Josh and Shaina are such a great couple.  We had a ton of fun.  It is going to be an entirely different scene when they get married in January! I can’t wait!  Hoping for a winter wonderland.

kjg_markhawkinsphoto 12We have been friends with Jacob’s parents and family for many years.  It was so fun getting to be part of this sweet wedding day outside of Portage, Wisconsin.  We had our girls there, and Sydney was an awesome assistant.  We loved getting to know Katie the bride and her family.  Katie and Jacob met in college where they played opposite each other in the Pirates of Penzance.  Katie jokingly said that the wedding day would be their 21st marriage since they married each other so many times in doing the play! So as far as 21st marriages go, it was a great one!   You could not have asked for a more beautiful wedding day full of sunshine and gorgeous weather. The ceremony and reception took place at Katie’s church in the country.  Throughout the day, we saw more Amish buggies drive by then we saw cars so it felt a little like stepping back in time.  Here is a sneak peek at the day…

kjg_markhawkinsphoto 1kjg_markhawkinsphoto 2kjg_markhawkinsphoto 3kjg_markhawkinsphoto 4kjg_markhawkinsphoto 5kjg_markhawkinsphoto 6kjg_markhawkinsphoto 7kjg_markhawkinsphoto 8kjg_markhawkinsphoto 9kjg_markhawkinsphoto 10kjg_markhawkinsphoto 11kjg_markhawkinsphoto 13Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Gillette!  It was wonderful to be part of your day!