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Introducing Mr. & Mrs. DeSmidt!

I want to write down every detail of our amazing wedding weekend so we won’t forget how perfect everything turned out.   Our wedding was incredibly special for the two of us; I am by far the luckiest girl in the world.

Tuesday – Wednesday

Alex and I both managed to leave work early Tuesday afternoon to get the car packed up.  Somehow, Alex always manages to fit everything into our vehicle and we are still able to see out the back.  Despite my pre-wedding nightmares I did manage to remember my dress, shoes, and our birth certificates.  We stayed in Brandon, SD that night and Benny did the best he has ever done staying in a hotel – no barking, he ate his food, and actually let us sleep until morning before he needed to go outside.   


In the morning we drove first to Green Bay to pick up a few of the guys’ tuxes that happened to be ready early.  Then we drove to Sturgeon Bay to stay the night because we had an 8 am appointment to get our marriage license.   We ate dinner at Waterfront Mary’s because we were able to take Benny with us – we would definitely recommend if you are looking for a very casual, dog-friendly, bar and grill right on the water.

Beer Cheese & Brat Soup at Waterfront Mary’s

Seriously – Everything was working out exactly how we had hoped it would.

Door County

Door County, Wisconsin has been one of my favorite places in the whole world since childhood.  Door County is so special to me and my husband we even got married there!

The peninsula is very unique in the fact that there are no chains.  You won’t find a McDonald’s, Starbucks, etc. anywhere – a feature I adore and I hope this standard lasts forever.

Door Country truly is the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”.  There is so much to do in Door County for all ages and all types of vacations.

Below is just a brief list of my ultimate Door County favorites.  Trust me, there will be more Door County posts in the future because I can’t even begin to cover this little piece of paradise.

Door County Wedding Planning

We just got back from an amazing Wisconsin vacation. Alex and I are so thankful we got to see a lot of friends and family in some of our favorite places (Madison and Door County).

The week started out FREEZING and someone (me) only packed swimsuits and sundresses. Luckily, the rest of the vacation turned out to have much better weather.

We enjoyed the terrace and farmers’ market in Madison. Then we spent a week wedding planning and relaxing in Door County.