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This Wisconsin Wedding’s Aesthetic Was Set by The Bride’s Naeem Khan Dress

By Shayna Seid | Photography by 

Annie Parish Photography

Abigail Harlan and Bobby Sight were set up by Abigail’s sister, Haley, and her husband, Jerry. Abigail had moved back to Kansas City from New York during the pandemic, and they set up a casual group dinner for four in an attempt to give her a reason not to return to New York. “We instantly clicked and have been together ever since,” Abigail says. “We grew up just four blocks from each other but had never met. It was meant to be!”

After a little more than a year together, Bobby proposed at their country club. Abigail thought they were having dinner with his parents, but as they walked in, the general manager pivoted them to a side entrance, claiming a 10-year-old’s birthday was happening. “I did not think anything of it, but as we were walking around back, he slowly stopped and got down on one knee and proposed,” Abigail recalls. “I had no idea we were even close to getting engaged. We were both so excited and tears and hugs and kisses were shared—plus a lot of laughter.”

For years, Abigail and her mother have dreamed of a wedding at Wickman House in Door County, Wisconsin, where they spend every single summer. “The property itself is amazing, an old converted farmhouse, turned into a James Beard–nominated restaurant, where the food is amazing and the cocktail list is extensive and delicious,” the bride says of her wedding venue. 

Two Blue Peak Tents were constructed for the day, one for the ceremony and the other for the reception. The Buds ‘n Blooms Design Studio team created gorgeous flower arches, hanging greenery, the light fixtures, and more. “My favorite part was the gorgeous round sparkling light fixtures in the ceremony tent,” Abigail shares. 

The weekend’s aesthetic started with the bride’s wedding dress. “I saw the Naeem Khan ‘New Mexico’ dress in New York in 2016 and hadn’t been able to take my mind off it since then,” Abigail says. “The minute Bobby proposed, I knew I had to find a way to get it.” She worked with Kennedy Cox and her team at Neiman Marcus Bridal in Dallas to source the coveted look. “I didn’t even try on any other dress. I knew it was my dress.”

To set the tone for the day, Abigail turned to her oldest friend in the world, Carolyn Weideman, to do her invitation suite. 

On July 22, 2023, Abigail got ready with makeup artist and hairstylist Mary Guthrie, who made her look and feel her best. Then, the bride had her first look with her father, followed by one with all her immediate family. Abigail’s sisters hadn’t seen the dress beforehand—as per a tradition that started with her sisters—which made it a fun guessing game over the years.

Abigail’s three bridesmaids, her sisters and now sister-in-law, all chose to complement her in floral dresses from V. Chapman. “I wanted them all to feel beautiful that day and wear something that felt right to them, and I am so pleased with how it all turned out,” the bride shares. 

Under the tented space, the wedding ceremony combined Abigail and Bobby’s faiths with an Episcopalian priest and a rabbi. “It was important for me to honor Bobby’s family’s Jewish wedding traditions, including the seven blessings and signing the ketubah,” Abigail shares. “The priest and the rabbi worked so well together and made the ceremony feel very fluid and balanced. We couldn’t take our eyes off each other the whole time, laughing and crying all the while!”

Once officially wed, the couple snuck off for photos, while guests walked through to the garden and gazebo for cocktails. Then, the dinner from Chef Isaac Henry—a 2023 James Beard finalist—was served and thoroughly enjoyed.

Afterward, 13-piece band Platinum brought the heat as everyone enjoyed drinks and dancing. The newlyweds had their first dance to “You Go to My Head” by Frank Sinatra, and shortly after, they were hoisted up in the air during the horah. “Being held up in those chairs and looking down to see every person I love the most was equally the most thrilling and scary time for me,” Abigail says. “I will never forget it!”

The after-party kicked off in the inside of the restaurant with a deejay set from the couple’s friend, Adam Weindling. Espresso martinis kept everyone energized through the night. “It was so much fun,” Abigail recalls. “Everyone was dancing!”