Unique Elopement Ideas for Madison Wisconsin, Door County Sailboat Elopement Inspiration
This stunning Door County Sailboat Elopement Inspirational Shoot is perfect for that couple who want an intimate wedding AND adventure! Get out on the beautiful Lake Michigan, watch the sunset with your life partner on a beautiful sailboat! Sail away into your new adventure together!
A note from the Photographer:
Sun-drenched waves lapped against the side of the creaking wood while the deep maroon sails of the Edith M. Becker arched gracefully in the wind of the bay. While the lights back on the docks of Sister Bay began to pop on one by one. This styled sailboat elopement had just begun.
Sprigs of fresh ivory and purple florals popped against the rich greens of the bride’s bouquet. By Chris Company, a Wisconsin-based intimate wedding planner with an amazing talent for flower arrangements. The bow of the sailboat was overflowing with lavish flower pieces. The pieces were a combination of intricate textures that flowed together. As seamlessly as the gentle rolls of Lake Michigan’s waves.
Before they could set foot aboard for the Door County Sailboat Elopement
Judy was busy buttoning the last silk button as Mateo straightened his pocket square. Their getting ready location, an orchard-lined property, Swedish Orchard Farm, lay just a few minutes outside of the bay. On the outside wall of the farm building that Judy was getting ready in stood a retro-styled air stream. It was the perfect trendy pop and Mateo was full of dashing smiles as he sipped his wine against the bus. After a few portraits of the couple, it was time to head to the main event.
Judy’s long sunshine hair, with a whisper of a mermaid, blew in the wind as Mateo hugged her close and whispered sweet sailor nothings into her ear. The approach to this shoot was trendy yet relaxed. The combination of Mateo’s chic black suit with a loosely buttoned shirt and Judy’s beaded tulle jacket with elaborate necklace piece brought the worlds of elegance and bold together. As the boat’s boom swung, the captain and crew of Sail Door County called out directions. The Edith M. Becker sailing into the pristine pink sky could not have served as a more romantic venue. Judy and Mateo even were able to man the ship for a few minutes!
As golden hour faded into a beautiful blue hour, the boat turned back into the bay, but not before a wine popping kiss at the stern.
Photography: O & B Photo Co
Venues: (Getting Ready Location) Swedish Orchard Farm – Air Bnb
Main Venue: Sail Door County
Event Design, Planning, and Floral Design: Chris Company
Wedding Dress and Shawl: Tiffani’s Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Taylor Dawn Makeup
Models: Judy Borgwardt – @judyborgwardt and Mateo Ontiveros