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Door County Editorial Shoot

Door County is a gem of its own, known as “the Cape Cod of the Midwest”, and is a popular vacation destination for Wisconsinites and neighboring states. While Door County offers state parks, blooming cherry orchards, miles of beautiful shoreline, and plenty of specialty shops and boutiques, it is no surprise why so many love to visit. Visitors surely appreciate the leisurely culture of the locals who have formed roots, offer knowledge, and bring distinction to this charming county. All of which served as inspiration for the details in this picturesque editorial shoot.

We envisioned an intimate rehearsal dinner, tucked along the shoreline of a childhood home that would showcase the couples adored Door County traditions, artisans, and style. A soft and natural color palette of blue, taupe, and orange were chosen to compliment the lovely shoreline of Lake Michigan.

The perfect bamboo paper letterpress invitations, which are a mix of custom Smock designs from Monograham, were mailed to their closest family and friends.  Each guest received a “welcome basket” made of favorite local goodies; a fresh loaf of bread from Island Bread Company, fine olive oil and seasoning from Door County Olive Oil, apple cherry Island Orchard Cider, and more.

Buds ‘n Bloom designed all the fabulous floral elements that dressed the table, teepee and the stunning bride-to-be’s floral crown. The centerpieces even included a Door County native flower! A romantic teepee was set to symbolize the couple’s love for camping in the state parks and served as a fun backdrop for guests to enjoy.

The local farm-to-table menu was crafted with fresh Lake Michigan whitefish, vegetable garnish, and greens. Guests were enlightened with a famous Door County fish boil, followed by a delicious ombre cake from Flour Girl Patissier, a local pastry chef.

We provided the creative vision and direction for this amazing team, while The McCartney’s Photography naturally captured every expression of our stunning models (hair + makeup by Jessica of Clipper’s Mate) and detail, bringing this editorial shoot to life. We couldn’t think of a better way to ease into your wedding day than with an intimate, relaxed, yet romantic gathering along the beautiful shoreline. We hope that this shoot serves as inspiration for brides looking to do just the same, perhaps even in beautiful Door County, Wisconsin!

(This editorial styled shoot was also featured on Style Me Pretty!)

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Romantic Winter Wedding Styled Shoot

We have been super anxious to share our gorgeous winter styled shoot with you and I am pretty positive I squealed obnoxiously when it was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs last week! Rightfully so. Kelsy & Butch from The McCartney’s Photography wholeheartedly brought this vision to life by capturing every detail with film!

Most living in the Midwest have a love-hate relationship with winter. If you ask me, a Wisconsin winter has so much more to offer than teeth chattering temperatures; it has a natural and effortless beauty that we wanted to showcase with a winter styled shoot. Our color palette was inspired by a backdrop of bare branches, golden sunshine, shimmering white snow, and the right amount of chill to kiss your rosy cheeks.

Marius Bell Floral & Events added so much warmth to our simple and romantic tablescape with rich cranberry tones. The soft candlelight, gold details, antique framed moss, and a cozy fireplace enhanced its natural simplicity. We carried these warm tones to our delicious snack table finished with mulled wine, chocolate truffles, and mixed nuts. Monirose designed a one-of-a-kind wedding gown with soft and feminine details that would make any Bride feel radiant; paired with a lace headpiece hand crafted by Plume & Lace. The sweet Taylor Buth did the makeup of our gorgeous lady models who created a luminous glow as they snuggled close with one another and our handsome groom. Monograham provided the perfect Smock gold foiled letterpress invitation suit and items to complete an adorable “Will you be my bridesmaid?” gift box from their boutique.

Working with this fantastic team of vendors was an absolute treat and we were blessed with the perfect day as we brought it all together at The Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in January. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Photography: The McCartney’s Photography // Creative Direction & Event Styling: A.Styled Event // Floral Design: Marius Bell Floral & Events // Wedding Dress: Monirose // Bridal Hairpiece: Plume & Lace // Bridesmaid Necklace: Anthropolgie // Makeup: Taylor Buth // Invitations + Smock gift box: Monograham // Venue: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center // Rentals: Canopies // Truffles: Indulgence

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DIY | coconut body scrub

A few weeks back I shared a bit of my Pinterest Party fun and wanted to show you the easy DIY body scrubs that I made. Here are two body scrubs from my DIY Pinterest board that served as inspiration:

  1. DIY coffee + peppermint body scrub from my sweet friend Colleen, from Inspired to Share. (Be sure to check out and follow all of the creativity, lifestyle inspiration, and yummy recipes on Inspired to Share!)
  2. DIY coconut + rose body scrub from The Beauty Department.

I couldn’t decide which one to make, so I combined a few ingredients from each and crafted up two body scrubs. I purchased the cutest jars from Michaels and Crate&Barrel and dressed them up with yarn and washi tape once complete.

See below for the easy directions!

Coconut + Coffee Body Scrub

  • 1 jar of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of raw sugar
  • jajoba oil (add to your liking)
  • 1 cup used coffee grounds from a freshly brewed pot

Combine all ingredients and mix together. Store in a jar.

Coconut + Rose Body Scrub

  • 1 jar of coconut oil
  • 2 cups of raw cane sugar
  • jajoba oil (or almond oil)
  • fresh roses (any color

You will layer the ingredients. Start by putting a scoop of coconut oil in the bottom of your jar. Next, pluck your rose petals and place them on top of the coconut oil. Add the raw cane sugar and pour a good amount of the jojoba oil on top of the sugar. Let the jajoba oil seep down to the rose petals. Cover. When you are ready to use, mix the ingredients together and the rose petals will break down a bit.

Both smell amazing… Enjoy!

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March 8, 2013 - 11:03 pm

Colleen / Inspired to Share - Sooo cute! I love how you did the tape on top! The coconut + rose sounds amazing!

April 8, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Anna Margaret - Thank you, Colleen! I just love using washi tape ;)