Samantha and Michael had a beautiful wedding day at the Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

When they originally reached out to us in 2013, it felt like September of 2015 was forever away.  Though they had a fairly long engagement, the two years absolutely flew by.  As TJ and I drove up to Door County, we recalled sitting with them at the Milwaukee Public Market and hearing about how they envisioned the day.  At the time, they were in the early stages of planning.  Upon arriving at Woodwalk Gallery, we saw everything had turned out as planned (with the help of Carrie from Door County Event Planners).  They said, “There wasn’t a single part of our day that wasn’t perfect, but our favorite part was seeing each other for the first time. It was the culmination of 2 years of planning and it was breathtaking for both of us.”

We’ve talked about this advice before, but it’s so important to take a moment to yourselves on your wedding day.  The day goes by so quickly!  Samantha and Mike did a first look early in the day so they could enjoy each others company for as long as possible.  Since the ceremony was later in the afternoon, we were able to scoot around Door County and take photographs with the wedding party and family members.  The advice of a first look and seeing each other on your wedding day will never get old.  Samantha said, “Relax and enjoy your day! It goes by SO quickly, it’s not worth getting stressed out over something small. And take some time together throughout the night. Mike and I took a few littler walks around the property during the reception so we could have a little alone time and bask in the glow of our perfect day. It was one of the best decisions we made!!”

It was the “Best Day Ever. Duh.”  🙂

Here’s how we saw their day…

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All the sweet, little details…

Photographers: TJ and Shannon Uttke

Ceremony & Reception: Woodwalk Gallery in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin

Catering: Mission Grille

Wedding Planner: Carrie Baldwin Smith of Door County Event Planners

Hair: Courtney Fixico of Salon Mode

Makeup Artist: Erin Schmalz

John’s suit: Mens Wearhouse

Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth

Flowers: Flora

Paper Goods: Kaitlin Mueller

Ceremony Music: George Sawyn

Disc Jockey & Lighting: Elite Music Service

First Dance:You Send Me by Sam Cook

Woodwalk Gallery Wedding Photography

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Wed September 16, 2015
Samantha, you are a beautiful bride!! Julie sent this to me --- brought a tear to me, I still remember you as that delightful cute little girl... of course now all grown up. I wish only the best for you and your husband. You look so happy. Kathie Hoffmann (from Cleveland Avenue)
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