"Please, do not ever settle for less.  Keep waiting and keep learning about yourself.  Keep trying, and fighting for that heart within your chest.  Keep growing and nourishing your wants, keep discovering your needs.  When the time is right, you are going to fall in love with someone who will appreciate everything you stand for, who will compliment you in ways you've never imagined.   When the time is right, the love you have always been worthy of, will flower within your life... and you will finally understand why you had to wait so long." 

I feel so incredibly honored to tell love stories.  Each, marvelously unique.  Each, wonderfully special.  To witness so much love between the joining of two souls, two families, and two sets of friends is truly a blessing.  Nestled deep along the shores of Lake Michigan, is the most magical place called the Gordon Lodge.  I've been to Door County many times throughout my life, but never to this charming, beautiful place.  Laura and Patrick's friends gathered here from around the country to witness the first moments of their life together, and created the most loving, fun atmosphere for everyone.  They took over the entire resort, and celebrated a weekend to remember.  Thank you Laura and Patrick, for welcoming Ben and I as your guests in this stunning place... it was often that I felt like I wasn't even really working, just a guest with a camera.  I couldn't be happier for you both... your contagious love and energy brings joy to everyone around you.     

Vendor love

  • Venue: Gordon Lodge - Door County, WI
  • Dress: Bucci's Bridal / Designer: Rosa Clara
  • Groom's Attire: Jos. A Bank
  • Bridesmaids: BHLDN + Adrianna Pappel
  • Florist: Flora Flowershop
  • Hair/MUA: Stephanie-Neroli Salon/spa + Chanel LaRue + Carla Ann
  • Nails: Gigis
  • Invitations/Paper goodies: Shop Coqui
  • Ceremony: Stella Maris Catholic Church
  • Trolley: Door County Trolley
  • Event Decor: Cover It with Class
  • Caterer + Pie Table: Gordon Lodge
  • DJ: Elite Music Service