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Ashley and Anthony met during their sophomore year in high school. Anthony’s dad was on duty in Sturgeon Bay for the U.S. Coast Guard.
One evening, Ashley and Anthony’s families went out for a nice dinner. Ashley’s sister, who was hiding the ring in her jacket pocket, handed it to Anthony right before he and Ashley took a “photo” together. Little did Ashley know; her sister was actually recording the special moment on video.
Ashley found her wedding dress at Elaine’s Wedding and Event Center in Green Bay. Unsure of the exact style she wanted, her sister finally picked one out, and she fell in love with it. Her mother had a feeling this gown was the one when she saw Ashley’s face as she stepped out of the fitting room.
Ashley and Anthony’s mid-September wedding ceremony was held in the State Room at The Landmark Resort in Egg Harbor. The Landmark offered all the vacation “feels” along with amazing views, indoor ceremony space, and of course on-site lodging and catering.
Ashley’s aunt, who was attending seminary school to become a pastor, was their officiant. Their DJ set up speakers and a microphone so they could play both entrance and exit music as well as amplify their written vows, which was the most touching moment of the day for the couple. There was not a dry eye in the room after Ashley and Anthony exchanged their vows.
Door County Trolley shuttled the wedding party off-site for some of the wedding pictures. Having both been raised on water, it was a special part of their day to take photos on the beach. They visited the Egg Harbor Beach and the Egg Harbor Marina “both very influential places in our lifestyle”. Tandem Photography captured the memories for the couple.
Ashley and Anthony’s reception, which was also held at The Landmark, was packed with fun. The bridal party did a grand entrance on their way to the head table. The song “Freeze-Frame” by The J. Geils Band played as the newlyweds took a picture with each table as the guests were being seated for dinner service. This way, they were able to get a picture with every single person at their wedding.
Carrington, located inside The Landmark Resort, catered a reception dinner that was to die for. Guests enjoyed steak, salmon, and pasta. The bartenders served drinks in the Egg Harbor Room and were very accommodating to everyone. The wedding cake and cupcakes were made by Sara DeNamur at FlourGirl Patissier, a beloved Door County bakery.
Just before the ceremony began, Ashley was hiding in the women’s restroom and could hear the bridal party lining up for the entrance and could hear Anthony’s voice. At that moment, it finally hit Ashley that today was the day. She asked one of her bridesmaids to bring him to her so they could hold hands without seeing each other. Their photographer captured a picture of the two holding hands through the threshold. Anthony said, “I can only imagine how beautiful you look right now.” The pair still talk about how they felt in that moment to this day.
“Start early!” Ashley says. “Things can change, so having signed contracts with money down seals the deal.
|Photographer||Tandem Photography (Cody LaCrosse)|
|Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist||Clipper’s Mate Salon ( Nicole)|
|Rehearsal Dinner Venue||The Landmark Resort ( State Room-Taco Bar)|
|Ceremony Location||The Landmark Resort ( State Room )|
|Reception Venue||The Landmark Resort ( Egg Harbor Room)|
|Catering & Bartending Services||The Landmark Resort|
|Cake Designer/Dessert||FlourGirl Patissier|
|Flowers||Maas Floral (Betty Sternard)|
|Music/Entertainment||Music Masters Entertainment|
|Transportation||Door County Trolley|
|Bridal Boutique||Elaine’s Bridal– Green Bay|
|Bridesmaid Gowns||David’s Bridal|