by Jason Mann Photography

When it comes right down to it, how you celebrate your commitment to spend the rest of your life with the love of your life shouldn’t follow any rules. When these two decided to throw tradition out the window and eloped to a place that has so much meaning in their lives, they actually started building on their own traditions.. We are so excited to be privy to this most unusual union and we thank the bride, the groom and Jason Mann for sharing it with the rest of the world.

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From the Bride: During the summer, we love camping in Door County, so we wanted to transform our annual camping trip into our secret elopement. We wanted to spend our wedding day doing the things that we love most in this great place. We wanted our vendors to be within Door County, to give our special day a genuine, home-grown, Door County-esque authenticity.

We love the summer time, so we wanted each aspect of our wedding to reflect that hence the sunflower bouquet, the groom’s beige-colored and lightweight suit, little makeup, outdoor setting, etc.

We celebrated by cutting our custom-baked, miniature wedding cake (vanilla with chocolate buttercream filling and vanilla buttercream icing) in front of the notorious Door County Confectionery in Fish Creek. Followed by enjoying some black cherry ice cream at Wilson’s Restaurant and Ice Cream Parlor in Ephraim. Then we got a few photos on the antique fire truck in Ephraim (since EJ is a firefighter.) Finally, we ate the best meal available in all of Fish Creek at Pellitier’s Fish Boil.

We are so happy that we chose to elope. Eloping means that the entire event can only be related to our relatives and friends through our stories, and even more importantly, through our pictures. We felt incredibly happy and relaxed throughout our wedding day–we enjoyed every moment. We were of the mindset that nothing needed to be “perfect” because it already was perfect.

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Photographer:  Jason Mann Photography | Beauty: Crystal LaLuzerne | Event Planner: Door County Event Planners | Cake Designer: FlourGirl Patissier | Floral Designer: Jerry’s Flowers | Other Location: Peninsula State Park | Submitted via Two Bright Lights BlueMercury.com

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