An Enchanting Wedding at Northern Haus Puts a Modern Spin on the Classic White Palette

Real Wedding
Dayna and Charlie wed in Sister Bay with a rustic design that highlighted unique and contemporary ways to feature white.
Written by
Sydney Stevens


Wisconsin Bride Spring/Summer 2024

Dayna James and Charlie McGinn's luxe summer soirée at Northern Haus in Sister Bay proves that you can showcase white in a fresh, creative way. Nestled in the heart of Door County, the modern barn space was the perfect fit for the couple’s vision, boasting clean lines, ample natural light and sleek concrete flooring. Given the monochromatic palette, introducing a variety of textures into the design throughout the day was essential. With the help of Kirstie Warren Easley from Elevate Events, the couple’s contemporary yet romantic vision was brought to life. In quintessential Wisconsin fashion, guests were welcomed with Spotted Cow and Champagne. Dayna and Charlie shared “I do’s” in front of a lush ceremony arch embellished with silky roses and baby’s breath that matched the subtle botanical pattern of the bride’s gown. At Dayna’s side, bridesmaids donned a range of elegant, fashion-forward white gowns. Their union was a catalyst for celebration as guests gathered inside for cocktail hour, featuring “His” and “Hers” drinks—an Old Fashioned for Charlie and a Limoncello Spritz for Dayna—served with custom drink stirrers bearing an image of the couple’s pup.

The reception was nothing short of magical, with candles casting a soft, inviting glow and an abundance of show-stopping botanical arrangements. Elaborate cherry blossom centerpieces graced the head table and added a further touch of opulence, while smaller blooms seamlessly blended with the décor and table settings. Staying true to the theme, the three-tiered cake was a sweet touch with its simple and stylish presentation. As a cinematic ending to the glamorous fête, the live band gathered everyone on the ever-so-chic black-and-white checkered dance floor to celebrate with the new Mr. and Mrs. McGinn.

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Sister Bay


Door County







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